Earwig Squad

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters Rare
Morningtide Rare
Promo Set Rare

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Earwig Squad

Creature — Goblin Rogue

Prowl 2b (You may cast this for its prowl cost if you dealt combat damage to a player this turn with a Goblin or Rogue.)

When Earwig Squad enters the battlefield, if its prowl cost was paid, search target opponent's library for three cards and exile them. Then that player shuffles his or her library.

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Earwig Squad Discussion

Boza on Rogue Tribal, possible without a ...

2 months ago
  1. Focus on sidestepping. Rogues with any form of quality evasion are the best.
  2. You need some reach. Cheap reach is easily available in the form of Morsel Theft, which is the best card in Rogue tribal.
  3. To fix x/1 problem, simply add Bad Moon. There is a surprisingly low number of black creatures in modern.
  4. Earwig Squad is the best rogue creature. A single bannaret on the field and it is already a 5/3 for 2 mana. Additionally, it gives you a free win vs combo decks.
  5. You want hand disription and a lot of it to avoid mass removal. I recommend a full playset of 3-4 Tseize and 3-4 inquisition.

Mono Brogues

BottropBoB on RB Goblin Flavour

2 months ago

Very good BR goblin drops is the Earwig Squad

Earwig Squad turn 3 after attacking cast them for his prowl coasts, you see the full deck of your enemy and exile 3 cars (he can loose his wincondition)

mayby card in BR are Wort, Boggart Auntie and as a buff and protekt all you other goblins Mad Auntie.

Knucklebone Witch and Boggart Mob can be used in token decks in como with Boggart Shenanigans

rorofat on THE Modern Format Primer

4 months ago

The goblins area looks good, however you should probably mention Burning-Tree Emissary - it makes the deck much much better, also another black splash card that gets played a lot is Earwig Squad.

ghoul_Legion on Why So Bitter

6 months ago

amicdeep Thanks for the suggestions, I feel all 4 cards could be worth it in the deck / sideboard.

Voracious Wurm could deffinetly replace Bloodbond Vampire, It could easily enter as a 8/8+ for 2 mana. Pretty much amazing.The main problem I see with this card is if I already played Foul-Tongue Shriek I need a brutal hordechief on the board and/or a foul-tongue to make this card worth it.Bloodbond is weaker, but less risk dependant but increases the deck mana cost.I'll have to test it for sure.

Earwig Squad Can deffinetly ruin some deck.

Morsel Theft is great, But I don't see what I could swap to add it.Maybe in the sideboard and remove harsh scrutiny against deck with a really low creature count.

Collective Brutality is an amazing card, but I really not a big fan Sorcery/discarding my cards.

Thanks alot and lemme know if you have any other card replacement ideas.I'll do some testing with the cards you suggested for now :D

amicdeep on Why So Bitter

6 months ago

i really like this deck the only card i'm not sure of is Bloodbond Vampire but i'm struggling to think of replacements
Voracious Wurm or possibly Morsel Theft as you have 8 warriors and 4 Bitterblossom
maybe a couple of Collective Brutality in the SB as ok removal and lifedrain and discard. and Earwig Squad in SB (destroys combo decks).

jrgette on Crime and Punishment - Gwendlyn EDH, Rogue Tribal

7 months ago

I took a look at some more card combos in your deck since you said you were ordering so i wanted to make sure you knew about all the possibilities. (I'll also try and find relatively cheap cards to help your budget out)

Notorious Throng is a interesting rogue card that combos well with Oona's Blackguard, plus it gives you an extra turn to do rogue stuff.

Earwig Squad is really handy in getting rid of opponents big combo pieces or power cards. Really like this one.

Morsel Theft is a cool tribal sorcery that an essentially function as a helix+ draw a card( and still for two mana)

Quietus Spike can be devastating for most decks, and really helps rogue decks with life gain due to it not letting it get out of control.

If you know your playgroup relatively well and any of them have interesting artifact creatures, i'd suggest a copy of Acquire

and i always think the lieges deserve consideration in decks(Glen Elendra Liege) even though he isn't a rogue he does boost your rogues power. Just depends on how much you only want rogues.

Now these are just some great unblock able rogue cards, some with added effects Inkfathom Infiltrator, Blighted Agent, Harbor Bandit

Now you certainly don't have to throw all of these cards into your deck, I just wanted to make sure you knew about all these cool rogue cards before you order your cards

Juha on Sure Hit

7 months ago

As it's a rogue you might want to look into some prowl cards like: Morsel Theft, Thieves' Fortune, Stinkdrinker Bandit and Earwig Squad.

I don't like Loxodon Warhammer. The costs just seem high, and it's clunky with Cloak and Dagger. Some alternatives could be: Whip of Erebos and Homicidal Seclusion. Whip would be sweet with Royal Assassin! And homicidal seclusion could be surprisingly good.

lagotripha on Black Destruction

9 months ago

Its always great to see new players around! I ran a lot of decks like this when I first started, where I was playing a lot of games with the same deck so single copies of cards adds variety- vital while playing the same deck lots- with more competitive decks you want consistency, so you'll see a lot more 4 copies of cards.

I've mostly been building monocolour at the moment- Budget mono-black! is super cheap and works fairly well.

The Key cards you'll want to fuel an opponents graveyard and take advantage of it will be things like Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni, Rise from the Grave, but most of the good stuff stuff tries to hit your own graveyard Zombify, Footsteps of the Goryo, Makeshift Mannequin Stir the Grave etc as you can put things like Inkwell Leviathan in there pretty easily.

The core enablers of budget mono black are cards like Duress,Despise,Blackmail Geth's Verdict,Victim of the night,Doom Blade, Go for the Throat, Delirium Skeins, Night's Whisper, Sign in Blood, Dregscape Zombie and so forth that stop your opponent from doing whatever they want, while setting up your stuff.

Sadistic Sacrament/Memoricide/Infinite Obliteration/Surgical Extraction/Earwig Squad are the key mill enablers in black, but removing an opponents library is pretty tricky to do well without adding blue- there are plenty of good examples of that around. For casual play, Extractor Demon, Millstone, Keening Stone, Altar of the Brood and other artifact mill should provide enough graveyard fuel.

The secret to building a good deck though is deciding 'what do I want to do' and 'what tools do I need to make sure that happens', then rocking out with the most efficient way to do that.

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