Dream Stalker

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska (DDM) Common
Time Spiral (TSP) Common

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Dream Stalker

Creature — Illusion

When Dream Stalker enters the battlefield, return a permanent you control to its owner's hand.

Dream Stalker Discussion

Cloudius on PDH-Are my creatures vanishing or is it your deck?

2 months ago

+1 for an interesting take on PDH mill.

Some suggestions:

1) If you're a fan of Infinite Combos, here's one for you:

  • Archaeomancer or Salvager of Secrets or Scrivener + Peregrine Drake + Either of these Blink cards: Ghostly Flicker or Displace
  • With both the Wizard and Drake in play, cast Flicker or Displace to blink them.
  • Return the blink card using Wizard's ETB trigger. Rinse and repeat to generate infinite mana.
  • Next blink the Wizard and your Commander as many times as needed to win the game.

You can exclude the Drake if you're not a fan of infinite combos and just blink the Wizard and your Commander once for every spent.

There's also Mnemonic Wall if you need more recursion.

2) Banishing Knack - Redundancy for Retraction Helix.

3) Darting Merfolk / Dream Stalker - Can return itself to your hand, so essentially, a more expensive Shrieking Drake, just in case you need more options.

4) Temporal Fissure - Pauper's Cyclonic Rift since PDH games usually last longer and it is common for us to have 10 lands/mana sources out. You can easily play and bounce Drake 5 times and cast this for massive bounce shenanigans.

5) I'd advise against playing cards like Thought Scour as a once-off effect to mill 2 cards ain't impactful in EDH. If you're playing it for the card draw, there're plenty of better options in at the pauper level:

Preordain , Serum Visions , Divination , Counsel of the Soratami , Secrets of the Golden City , just to name a few popular ones.

Lanzo493 on

3 months ago

Rhythm of the Wild does everything you want it to do in an Animar deck. Man-o'-War , Dream Stalker , and Shrieking Drake are great additions because they can pump up Animar really quickly by bouncing themselves.

These recommendations are more expensive. The best ramp card ever is Bloom Tender . He taps for RGU with your commander out. A card I personally love in Animar is Prime Speaker Vannifar . She Gets all the good stuff.

Lanzo493 on Animarniacs!!!

3 months ago

I agree with the above comment to include Primordial Sage . You can't have too many of those effects (I mean, you even have Garruk's Packleader ). Also, you have Man-o'-War , but I'd like to let you know that there are 2 other creatures which do the same job for less mana: Shrieking Drake and Dream Stalker . Also, put Rattleclaw Mystic back in the deck. He morphs for 0 with your commander at 3 counters, and goes infinite with Cloudstone Curio and any other morph or artifact creature. His unmorph cost also nets you extra mana. He's fantastic.

If you're up for it, I have a couple of suggestions for combo lines. I can tell you like combos, because of the cards you have in your deck, so here's some ways to make winning more reliable.

Fierce Empath --> Brutalizer Exarch --> Spellseeker / Trophy Mage

Now Spellseeker --> Weird Harvest --> Ancestral Statue + Walking Ballista / Purphoros, God of the Forge and you win on the spot

Or Trophy Mage --> Cloudstone Curio Because who doesn't want the curio every game? Throw in either Ulamog and you can kill everything.

If you have Imperial Recruiter you can skip straight to Spellseeker or Trophy Mage without having to go through multiple tutors or relyingon a draw effect to draw Brutalizer Exarch 's tutored card.

But there's more! Imperial Recruiter can tutor Phyrexian Metamorph when becomes the recruiter and tutors Kiri-Onna which can combo tutor. Let me explain. Kiri-onna bounces phyrexian metamorph, which comes into play as a copy of Kiri-onna and bounces kiri-onna. Then play kiri-onna to bounce both the metamorph and imperial recruiter. Now you have a repeatable tutor and can search up Palinchron and play your deck.

But only do these if you feel like they help you win.

BMHKain on

5 months ago

@griffstick: Irony; I never truly needed a tribe for this deck anyway; & if I did, I'd once again go through my "Minority Confirmity" (Liking something nobody else usually would.), & not do either Eldrazi, or Ixalan Merfolk. Thanks though.

Anyway, I hope I don't have to cut a Magus just for the original (Candelabra of Tawnos in particular is expensive as crap for me... X/ & to think I can handle most rocks...), that said, I wonder what cards to cut in advance. Genesis Hydra isn't the same as the origin it was based on as it only nets one card. 1card. Fascination is Group Hug; Yuck. 2down. Stream of Life is good for Infinite Life, but useless in competitive play. 3down. Kindred Summons as this isn't Tribal Based. 4down. Fungal Behemoth = Why did I even throw this in? 5down. Altered Ego is to costly, & I could find better Clones anyway. 6down. Several other things include Gilder Bairn + Paradise Mantle + Training Grounds, & Aluren + Dream Stalker + Tidespout Tyrant are really clunky as 3 card combos. One less, & it would've been fine for now. 12down.

I'll keep these as arxhives until I can find 2 card variants for both combos...

Bokamoso on Pauper EDH MonoBlue Control

7 months ago

Hmm... Rescue is a serious suggestion. The reason why I am not automatically adding it is because I've tried to include unsummon spells that do more than just return the creature/permanent. Dream Stalker is a good example of this. Most of the time I would rather pay an extra mana at sorcery speed in order to get a 1/5 creature out of the unsummon spell. It is a good, versatile, suggestion though. After playing more with my group, I may find that the kicker cost of Into the Roil is usually too high and I may want to opt for Rescue as a cheaper alternative. Thank you!

SaberTech on Ancestral Animar

8 months ago

You would want Brutalizer Exarch if you didn't already have Ancestral Statue in hand, but if you did have the Statue already then it may be preferable to grab Primordial Sage instead since it potentially lets you dig into Walking Ballista all in one turn. I like having the option of being able to grab either one depending on the situation. As much as I like the Brutalizer, it makes me a bit twitchy when I telegraph what my current line of play is and give the table a full round to see if they can find an answer.

Dream Stalker is high on the list of cards to potentially be replaced, isn't it? How about switching it and Soul of the Harvest for Beast Whisperer and Goblin Cratermaker?

GhostChieftain on Infinite flicker combo for UB ...

9 months ago

Rite of Replication kicked targeting is a pretty nice vela finisher. I realize it isn't infinite, but 30 dmg to each opponent is real strong.

With Omniscience, you can go inf with cards like Sedraxis Alchemist, AEther Adept, Arctic Merfolk, Dream Stalker, etc... but there are stronger options than just bouncing.

Infinite sacrifice can be way strong, and I would suggest looking into mikaeus the unhallowed combos.

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