Diplomatic Escort

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Mercadian Masques (MMQ) Uncommon

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Diplomatic Escort

Creature — Human Spellshaper

(Blue), Tap, Discard a card: Counter target spell or ability that targets a creature.

Diplomatic Escort Discussion

Tyongo on Damia's Draw and Discard Dance

2 months ago

It's a pretty nice start, with some key discard cards already in there. In the tests I've done, I feel the discard theme is not doing quite enough right now. You need the powerhouse cards such as Zombie Infestation to really start doing things, but you should have some more powerhouse cards. I must admit, though, that I'm not quite sure what other powerhouse discard cards would be.

I do have some other suggestions. Replace Frilled Mystic with Diplomatic Escort or Stronghold Machinist . While they don't do the exact same thing, with the Escort and Machinist being tap abilities, they do have the additional effect of adding to the discard possibilities. Frilled Mystic is pricey in terms of mana, so you'd be better of playing a normal counterspell if that is what you really wanted.

Underrealm Lich could be amazing. For every card you draw, you essentially get to draw three and choose one that best fits your current needs. It does fill up your graveyard very fast as well, but I think that'll be helpful the majority of the time.

Taigam, Sidisi's Hand could be very nice. It's essentially a card without downside, as you'll have your commander out most of the time anyway, which means it's just an extra card. You'd even be able to choose which effect to activate first, which means you draw to seven with Damia and get another card with Taigam. The activated effect is a decent way to get rid of threats on the board, as long as you fill your graveyard quickly enough. Combined with some more graveyard filling effects, it could be very useful.

Tasigur, the Golden Fang is a nice political card, and also has synergy with the graveyard theme in these colours. It fills it up, and you can make some nice deals. Should be fun.

Brawn is an awesome card in this deck, as you'll be able to use the big creatures you have, such as the growing Chasm Skulker or Oneirophage, and actually smack people really hard. It's another great card in a graveyard synergy deck, so it should work well.

In case you need more removal, Dark Withering is a madness removal spell. Not the best, but madness cards are quite rare. A general tip would be to pay close attention to the new Commander 2019 set, because one of the decks will be Madness themed, which means there'll be new madness cards and reprints soon. That's nice for the price of cards as well.

Abandoned Sarcophagus is a nice card for all the cycle cards you have in the deck, as you'll get to cycle them as well as cast them from your graveyard.

Psychic Possession is also a great card in combination with your commander, as the downside of skipping your draw step doesn't do anything for you, so instead you'll get to draw a lot of extra cards for each card your opponent draws.

Tamiyo, Collector of Tales or cards with a similar effect could be nice against a certain types of decks. cough Shattergang Brothers cough

Overall, I think that adding a graveyard theme to the deck could make the discard theme a lot better. You already have a few cards in your deck that allow you to cast or return cards from your graveyard, so why not add more and allow the two themes to complement eachother? Sidisi, Brood Tyrant could be a starting point to look for some more cards.

Best of luck, and happy deckbuilding :)

K1ngMars on Muldrotha, the Gravetide.

2 months ago

Il tuo piano di gioco è usare tanto ramp per tirare Muldrotha sul campo, dopodiché, cercare di tenerlo sul campo per il resto della partita.

Per il ramp ti consiglio:

Per la proteggere Muldrotha, ti consiglierei queste:

Un altra strategia per assicurarti di non dover pagare la Commander Tax per rigiocare Muldrotha è di rigiocarla dal cimitero. Meglio ancora se quelle carte possono a loro volta essere rigiocate dal cimitero con Muldrotha:

Ti consiglio di stare più in curva e di tagliare Slum Reaper , visto che ci sono opzioni che costano meno mana e fanno la stessa cosa: Fleshbag Marauder , Merciless Executioner e Plaguecrafter .

Carte che ti permettono di riprendere altre carte dal cimitero in mano:

  • Eternal Witness , Skullwinder e Nyx Weaver ti permettono di riprenderti carte utili, in modo da poter sforare il limite di un solo permanente per tipo dal cimitero. Inoltre, così puoi riprendere anche Instant e Sorcery, a cui normalmente non avresti più accesso una volta usate.

Ti suggerisco una combo interessante, il Flash Hulk . Consiste nel poter giocare e subito sacrificare il Protean Hulk già dal turno due per poi poterti andare a cercare creature nel mazzo che ti permettano di fare una combo infinita e vincere. Se cerchi online dovresti trovare fonti a sufficienza. Comunque, anche solo il Protean Hulk da solo è una grande inclusione.

Inoltre, una carta davvero buffa da poter giocare nella tua combinazione di colori: Villainous Wealth .

Un'altra carta per salvarti il cimitero da effetti come Bojuka Bog : Perpetual Timepiece .

Tra le terre che sono fortissime nel tuo mazzo ci sono anche: - Cabal Coffers insieme a Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth . - Alchemist's Refuge e Emergence Zone per poter giocare creature e altre cose ad instant speed. - Wasteland è una seconda Strip Mine . - Lotus Vale e Lotus Field sono più o meno ramp, ma anche un buon modo per fare molto mana se avessi il modo di stapparle. Magari con Deserted Temple , a cui sta anche simpatica Cabal Coffers , comunque. - Glacial Chasm è un piano di riserva che ti costa solo 2 punti vita a turno, a patto di rigiocarla sempre dal cimitero tutti i turni.

Tra le carte che ti suggerisco di togliere ci sono:

bobfreak1234 on Two Drop Tribal

5 months ago

Thank you for the suggestions. I am not a big fan of Howling Mine magic, although I did consider it. Even with a plethora of interaction, I simply don't run enough to satisfy a controlling state with the addition of howling mine. Running cards like Diplomatic Immunity can help generously with decks other than mine. It just comes down to the fact that I really don't care too much about my creatures. I do however run Diplomatic Escort for the reason being that it can quickly save a creature of mine. Although, now that I am running through talking about why I don't need a stoppage to removal, I may reconsider the escort. Lastly, I enjoy the idea of the addition of Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, however I cannot risk even two life with such a perilous deck. I am considering the Sword of the Animist as it is ramp in dimir. Thanks for all the suggestions.

SynergyBuild on

9 months ago

Make Karona, False God's spellshapers

Stuff like Devout Witness, Diplomatic Escort, Waterfront Bouncer, Dawnstrider, and support cards for these like Squee, Goblin Nabob.

theroboxi on Can Diplomatic Escort counter the ...

3 years ago

As described in the title. I have a Diplomatic Escort on the board and my opponent enters the Combat Phase and tries to resolve the mentioned effects. Is that a legal target for Diplomatic Escorts effect? I assume I can do that, because the abilities are triggered and therefor can be responded to, but my playgroup said that I couldn't.

Raging_Squiggle on REALLY stupid question but it's ...

3 years ago

Well, yes, there is always something that can stop another thing. That is the beauty of Magic and the interactions between cards. Unfortunately, some things have more answers against them than others... Interdict, Squelch, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Sundial of the Infinite (Assuming opponent activated it on the Sundial's turn), Voidslime, Azorius Guildmage, Bind, Diplomatic Escort, the list goes on (Including the ones stated above)

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