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Dire Fleet Daredevil
Creature — Human Pirate
When Dire Fleet Daredevil enters the battlefield, exile target instant or sorcery from an opponenty's graveyard. You can cast that card this turn and you may spend mana as though it were mana of any color. If that card would be put into a graveyard this turn, exile it instead.
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Dire Fleet Daredevil Discussion
2 weeks ago
Hey CamTheMan505! Thanks for the comments and for testing it :P I can add you to the edit list if you want to make some updates to the list ;) Just let me know!
Now for your comments, bear in mind I have not yet tested the deck, so you are probably more right than me in most observations, but from the theoretical end of things I have some comments:
1) Yes, I think one of the problems I'll bump with is ramping early game and hitting the necessary stax. Maybe cut 2 lands and play 2 more dorks? This is something I had already in mind, I'm running 35 lands because I can reuse some of the self-sacing lands (Strip Mine, Wasteland, fetches,...) even though it feels like a really high number to me. Maybe trim to 33 and introduce Llanowar Elves and Fyndhorn Elves. That's some boost to the early game speed, not only for Windgrace, but to hit 3 mana hate cards, i.e. Trinisphere, moon effects if we end up keeping them, etc.
2) Moon effects... Well, I played them in Blood Pod with 4 colors and ended up cutting it for this reason that you point and because there were quite a few mono-colored decks in my playgroup. It's questionable. If we follow my suggestion above, we have two non-land non-red sources more, and we can play around the Moon effect we know we are going to play. If we draw it later, we can pitch it to the commander. However, I accept that we could look to play some other stax pieces instead of moon effects, if we feel the early game is is need of a buff. Any suggestions from the enormous maybeboard or anything else you had in mind?
3) Necropotence is a terrible idea. You are like the 3rd guy to tell me that and I'm the 3rd guy I'll tell: Necro makes you exile cards you discard. That turns half of your commander's synergy off. Wheel of Fortune is ok but I feel that in competitive metas it will help other players more than me. Dark Confidant is too suicidal with cards of CMC 8 or 10. As strange as it sounds Faithless Looting, Night's Whisper and Sensei's Divining Top are the ones I like the most, with an honorable mention to Dire Fleet Daredevil. Looting is good per ser, and can be discarded to the commander if you have no lands, still being castable from the grave. Whisper is simple pure card draw, not flashy but effective. Top is good because we play so many fetches that it might actually work as a pseudo-card advantage, we will most likely not get stuck on our top 3 cards for long.
Waiting eagerly for your vision on these points. I'll only test the deck this weekend but will also share my views then!
3 weeks ago
ZorrosRage I tried Dire Fleet Daredevil out for quite some time, in fact only recently removing her from my sideboard all together. My problem with that card is it is just too situational. The ceiling for potential is incredibly high, but the floor is terribly low.
I thank you both very much for you input and consideration and I apologize for taking so long to respond.
3 weeks ago
A couple of comments on the deck. First, you're running some cards that are just overall weak or don't do enough in your deck. Dominus of Fealty is going to be very difficult to play on or near on curve for a BR deck, and doesn't do enough when it is on the board. Vexing Devil doesn't really work for your deck because you don't have enough direct damage to make the 4 damage threatening. Dire Fleet Daredevil, Nightveil Specter, and Hell's Caretaker are all slow cards that don't really justify themselves in your deck (dire fleet could make the final cut, but it would require other cards to make it work and I think your money and card slots are better spent elsewhere). Second, if you don't draw both halves of your deck it can just collapse on itself, and the deck does absolutely nothing against non-creature decks. I would recommend putting in sacrifice fodder such as Bloodsoaked Champion, Mogg War Marshal, Pawn of Ulamogand Doomed Dissenter. This both makes your sacrifice outs live if you don't have your stealing cards, and allows you to apply pressure if you don't have creatures to steal. Anything that produces tokens, has undying/persist, or has a good death trigger will work for this. If you can fit an infinite combo into here, I would, but I don't know if BR has one, especially a budget one. Like the idea.
2 months ago
soldier1030 the maybeboard isn't all cards that I'm sure I will add, it has a lot that I am mostly just considering. Price of Glory and Stolen Strategy are cards I'm thinking about. However, Crucible of Worlds and Goblin Settler are kinda pricey but I do definitely want them.
2 months ago
Dire Fleet Daredevil could be fun to play
Orzhov Pontiff could work vs 1/1 creatures elves/man a dorks
2 months ago
Hey OOBS, thanks for the comment. I inevitably cut damping sphere because I felt it was slow and it was mostly useful against storm which is already a pretty good match up for humans. I prefer to use Stony Silence over Kataki, War's Wage for more coverage. Kataki is really only good against affinity, and is easier to remove. Stony Silence hits affinity just as well, and also hits Tron (o stone, walking ballista, maps, stars, spheres) and KCI has a harder time answering a stony than kataki or meddling mage.
Dire Fleet Daredevil is an absolute monster off the side. I use him agaist any for of control/spell slinging decks like Jeskai, mardu, or burn. He good against jund and grixis too. Using him to hit your opponents with their own spells is just incredible utility, and gives you slight card advantage because you're casting cards from your opponent's graveyard while keeping cards in your hand. He's also hilarious against Snapcaster Mage when your opponent names the card that gets flashback, you activate aether vial for DFD, exiling the card named by snappy.
Gutshot is something I would bring to a big event, while it is bad in my lgs meta.
Really sideboard is personal preference, and always board to the meta you play. For example Mirran Crusader is fantastic at my lgs, but would probably get swapped for gutshot at a big event. Let me know if you have anymore questions, also you should check out the mtg 5c humans modern facebook group. There's lots of great discussion and advice there, specifically regarding sideboarding and flex slots.
2 months ago
I think your mana base needs the most work, I know you mentioned budget but honestly if you're going to do well in GPs you can't be on a budget. I'd go with 4x Marsh Flats and 4x Bloodstained Mire, 2x Godless Shrine and 2x Blood Crypt, then after that the rest of your lands look ok you could even cut to 18 or 19. Fatal Push should be a 4 of, you only need 1 Terminate and Dreadbore can be in the sideboard. Monastery Swiftspear should be Collective Brutality.