Dusk Urchins

Dusk Urchins

Creature — Ouphe

Whenever Dusk Urchins attacks or blocks, put a -1/-1 counter on it.

When Dusk Urchins is put into a graveyard from play, draw a card for each -1/-1 counter on it.

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Set Rarity
Shadowmoor (SHM) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Dusk Urchins occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Golgari: 0.09%

Dusk Urchins Discussion

king-saproling on Hapatra, Snek Lady Whomst Hate U

2 months ago

Nice list! I really appreciate the sentiment that mtg is for everyone. Personally I'm hoping we get some reprints for many of the $20+ cards out there.

You might like these cards: Cauldron of Souls, Pitiless Plunderer, Black Market, Zulaport Cutthroat, Syr Konrad, the Grim, Helm of the Host, Canker Abomination, Dusk Urchins, Harbinger of Night, Midnight Banshee, Soul Snuffers

PhthisisClock on Negative Creep Modern

6 months ago

It seems to be running more smoothly and a bit more aggressively with Dusk Urchins . The incidental card draw makes up for losing Bankrupt in Blood .

I would like to reduce average mana cost, as 3.03 seems really high. But I have no idea what could make room for it, short of moving Necroskitter to sideboard... but then, what is removed from sideboard to accommodate the 'Skitter?

Deeply pondering... thoughts??

PhthisisClock on Negative Creep Modern

6 months ago

Put PTA and Channeler Initiate back in, removed both Bankrupt in Blood to make room for Dusk Urchins . I think Urchins effectively replaces BiB, a little higher CMC but it's a body when I need it.

andheplayedsax on Counters

7 months ago

Consider adding Nest of Scarabs . It’s much more mana efficient than Flourishing Defenses if you don’t have an elf-based lay-off. Also, Noxious Hatchling is an absolute bomb in this kind of deck, particularly when one or two Nests or Defenses are in play. Perhaps replacing some of the creatures with a couple copies of Dusk Urchins could be a move as well for card draw.

wallisface on Green Black Budget -1/-1 Counters

8 months ago

Love the deck! I’ve been brewing something similar for ages now (deck’s called “Filth and Sickness” if you wanted to see). I have some thoughts here for consideration:

1) Blowfly Infestation , is a trap. Yes, it makes an infinite combo really easy. But if you can’t stop that infinite combo, all you’ve done is force a draw, because the game can’t continue. I’d drop it entirely, as it’s more effort than its worth.

2) run 4 Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons . Her along with Nest are your wincons, so you need to make sure you draw them early.

3) Carnifex Demon is cute, but waay too much cmc. I’d suggest the amount of mana dorks you’re running are not worth it to support him.

4) Fume Spitter is our best 1-drop so try to run the full playset. Conversely, the glistening-boy is not very useful unless you’re planning to win through infect (which you’re not).

5) as far as you’re other creatures go, consider the following: Necroskitter , Plague Belcher , Ammit Eternal , Skinrender , and Dusk Urchins . All are pretty cheap to buy, and will work better than your mana dorks, glistener, quillspike.

6) if you have enough $$$, Black Sun's Zenith is just too fun and auto-winning not to play

Anyway, hope this helps, and good luck spreading the -1 counter plague :)

PhthisisClock on Negative Creep Modern

8 months ago

Zakuzelo... Necroskitter has been useful in the past in conjunction with Fate Transfer (no longer in the deck), Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons , Blowfly Infestation , and Soul Snuffers . But it's only useful against non-token creature-heavy builds. Unfortunately I'm not seeing many of those builds lately, and so it's a piece of combos that are somewhat pointless, at this time. I agree about Dusk Urchins . Could be worth trying. As far as reliably drawing Hapatra or Nest of Scarabs... it's generally not been an issue to have one or both from the opening hand. But it does happen that I don't, and usually at the worst possible times. As far as the larger creatures you mentioned... I don't think I could afford to slow this down any more than it already is. While I take pride in trying to cobble together a viable build, most people I play against are netdeckers and are slinging top tier decks; fast is an understatement. I'm going to consider Dusk Urchins. Thanks!

Zakuzelo on Negative Creep Modern

8 months ago

You know, I was really hoping you'd point out some key thing I was missing about Necroskitter that warranted keeping him. Damn. Love that guy.

Anyway...the biggest issue I can see with this build is that so many picks revolve around having Hapatra and/or Scarabs in play, or in having lots of snakes and bugs from those two cards. Even with seven of those cards and three tutors, that seems questionable. Therefore, I think the best stuff too look at would be cards that work better with your token generators, but are still strong without them.

Carnifex Demon ? Deity of Scars ? Midnight Banshee ? Dusk Urchins ?

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