Drannith Stinger

Drannith Stinger

Creature — Human Wizard

Whenever you cycle another card, Drannith Stinger deals 1 damage to each opponent.

Cycling (, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Set Rarity
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths (IKO) Common

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Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Pauper Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Historic Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Leviathan Legal
Brawl Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Standard Legal
Modern Legal
Frontier Legal
Pre-release Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Highlander Legal
Pioneer Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal

Drannith Stinger Discussion

ghughe on

1 week ago

doesn't Flourishing Fox, Drannith Healer, and Drannith Stinger get in the way of cascade?

KingMetalink on Gavi, Cycling Warden

1 month ago

Cards like Spellpyre Phoenix, Warden of the Eye, Archaeomancer, Izzet Chronarch, Mnemonic Wall, and Salvager of Secrets can go infinite if you have Astral Drift or Astral Slide in play alongside your Fluctuator. With a Glint-Horn Buccaneer, Drannith Stinger, or Impact Tremors in play, this lets you infinitely ping the whole table to lethal. The fact that all of those cards are already good makes them relatively easy inclusions. Maybe include Tribute Mage and Idyllic Tutor to let you fetch some of the pieces.

rjife on Jeskai Fires of Cycling

2 months ago

I has a question. what are you gonna cycle? in a 60 card deck, you have 14 cards with cycling. also, why do you like Drannith Stinger so much? isn't Valiant Rescuer so much better? what about Zenith Flare?

yawgmothsbargain on Gavi Spellslinger

2 months ago

Great list you've got going. I love the spell-slinging for value approach you've taken. I have a couple budget additions for you if you like.

I suggest swapping Scrap for Shredded Sails. I love the original Urza's artwork and card frame, but the new artifact hate is more modal and costs one less to cast if you need to.

Also, you don't have a lot of alternative ramp cards like Dockside Extortionist and Smothering Tithe. If you're on a budget, I suggest putting in the Talismans and pulling Myriad Landscape as its just too slow. Also, Migratory Route cycles to color fix you, but it only gets a basic and is practically unplayable. If you're going to keep a landcycler in, I suggest Sanctum Plowbeast. Granted, it's not exactly playable either, but it cycles for a "Plains" or an "Island", so you can go grab a basic or your Irrigated Farmland or your Prairie Stream or your Raugrin Triome, or any other fetchables that you end up putting in the deck. You might also consider putting in something to slow your opponents down like Kismet or Frozen Aether.

Seriously consider keeping Curator of Mysteries in for top deck filtering when you cycle. You could put Crystal Ball in instead, but Curator works with the cycling theme. We all would love to stick Sensei's Divining Top in our decks, but $$$$. Also, if you have Decree of Silence, put it in. At it's floor, it's a free counterspell with Gavi or New Perspectives, and at its ceiling, it eats your opponents next three spells.

I also suggest Hall of Heliod's Generosity to put Decree or Astral Drift or any of your other enchantments back on top of your library. If you're gonna run Akroma's Vengeance and Dismantling Wave, you should have a way to get your enchantments back.

Savai Thundermane isn't necessarily cost effective. I would suggest pulling it for the new Drannith Stinger. Ping ALL of your opponents for free when you cycle, rather than paying two to hit one target. If you're worried about targeted removal, don't forget you have Lightning Rift which does the same thing as Savai for one less mana and is much less likely to be hit by a wrath.

Have you play tested this yet? I've always found both Niv-Mizzets prohibitive in casting. Brallin, Skyshark Rider  Flip and Glint-Horn Buccaneer work very similarly with Curiosity and Ophidian Eye, are far less prohibitive to cast, and with how fast this deck draws, you should have no problem getting to 8 cards.

Let me know your thoughts!

abby315 on Sharknado

2 months ago

MZROSE1985 I don't think it works with Unpredictable Cyclone the way you think it will. Since it searches through your whole library to find a card that shares a card type, you will always get an enchantment out of it - you don't need to run a critical mass. At the same time, you can't use Escape Protocol or Reptilian Reflection to trigger Unpredictable Cyclone because you need to cycle the card, not cast it.

And since Sharknado triggers off of any non-creature spell, not just enchantments, you'll get sharks with all of the above additions besides Drannith Stinger!

Feel free to ask questions here if you're unsure: https://tappedout.net/mtg-questions/

MurderForBrunch on Tour de France - 5C Cycling

2 months ago

Hi ScionsStillLive!

First of all, thanks a lot for the upvote and commenting! :D

About Glint-Horn Buccaneer, I don't know, maybe. Between Amonkhet and Ikoria it seems like there's a lot of payoffs for cycling, in fact, there's a Drannith Stinger in the list which has a similar effect, and cycles itself. A weird upside about the Stinger is that you can find it cycling Vedalken AEthermage, which is not only useful in some cases, but hilarious in all cases!

I can see cutting one of the enchantments, like Faith of the Devoted for this, although Faith gives you life. In general, I'd say that I'm not sure, which means I'll have to test for it. Thanks a lot for the suggestion! :D

abby315 on Sharknado

2 months ago

Why do you need Escape Protocol? The best-case scenario you can flicker a Crystal for neutral mana, but with no ETB effects I don't think it's worthwhile. I think you probably don't need Reptilian Reflection or Ominous Seas, either, because they're slow and/or awkward. If you cut them, you'd guarantee hitting Shark Typhoon or a second Unpredictable Cyclone by cycling either enchantment, which is definitely more powerful than getting a free Ominous Seas.

I'd suggest cutting the above, freeing up 7 slots, and adding some of the following:

+2/3 Boon of the Wish-Giver - 1-mana cycler, and if you run 2+ you can guarantee hitting the other copies off of Unpredictable Cyclone which is... better Ancestral Recall!

+1 Drannith Stinger, because it makes sure you hit Yidaro, Wandering Monster off of Cyclone.

+1/2 Shredded Sails, which is very good at the moment against Luminous Broodmoth, Witch's Oven, and it cycles anyway.

+1/2 Scorching Dragonfire to help survive early and hit Planeswalkers like Tef3ri

Good luck have fun!

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