Edric, Spymaster of Trest

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
MTGO Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
Conspiracy (CNS) Rare
Commander's Arsenal (CMA) Rare
MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare

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Edric, Spymaster of Trest

Legendary Creature — Elf Rogue

Whenever a creature deals combat damage to one of your opponents, its controller may draw a card.

Edric, Spymaster of Trest Discussion

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Help Being Casual

2 weeks ago

I tend to have this same problem. My current way to try to play more casually is to pick cards/strategies which are fun, but not that good, and then build semi-competitively with an inherently bad deck goal. This is good for me because I cannot bring myself to play deliberately strictly-worse cards, especially for interaction. That, to me, isn't fun. There shouldn't be any problems with Nature's Claim or Swords to Plowshares or Wrath of God .

For example, my casual commander deck right now is partners Silas Renn, Seeker Adept and Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa . I play a lot of 2 power creatures which can't be blocked because of Sidar and artifacts like Nihil Spellbomb and Baleful Strix to recur with Silas Renn. My payoff cards are things like Mirror Entity , Spawnwrithe , Edric, Spymaster of Trest , Dusk . Overall the deck can do some silly and fun things, but it's inherently not a good strategy.

If you really want to build a deck that's not too competitive, build Boros XD

austintayshus on Merfolk Surprise

2 weeks ago

Cold-Eyed Selkie could be fun in this deck. Also, since you have a lot of evasive creature, maybe also Edric, Spymaster of Trest .

ZendikariWol on Kethis is worse than Karador, ...

3 weeks ago

Once again, dbpunk, it’s well more interesting to ask whether Kethis is better or worse than our previous “legend tribal” commanders; the Sisays. Kethis and Karador play so differently- Karador trying to grind out consistent value and Kethis looking to win the game at least most of the way in one explosive turn.

I’d say, my personal verdict, is that Sisay, Weatherlight Captain may be my favorite of the three, as it finally allows me to play Arvad the Cursed alongside Tariel, Reckoner of Souls and Edric, Spymaster of Trest . Why?, that seems ridiculous! Does it? Two words; Legendary Politics/Kingmaker.

mmogel on Kumena, Tyrant of the LGS

3 weeks ago

Right off the bat, 3.14 Average CMC is high for a deck like Merfolk, your curve looks good, just try to add more 2 drops, even if it's just ramp sources Fellwar Stone Mind Stone Coldsteel Heart Sapphire Medallion Emerald Medallion Farseek Nature's Lore Rampant Growth , etc.

Even without extra land draws, a turn 1 Exploration is amazing (but $$$), but there's no better feeling than a T1 Green Sun's Zenith for 0 to fetch Dryad Arbor .

Song of Freyalise could be fun

Overwhelming Stampede seems low power in a deck that doesn't have any huge beaters, Behemoth and Forerunners seems unnecessary when you could run a tutor in place of one. (Also Avenger of Zendikar plays really well with either).

Herald's Horn plays really well with Sylvan Library which also plays well with Descendants' Path

If you're on the market for other counterspells, Dispel Negate Arcane Denial and Disdainful Stroke are great in commander. And Pact of Negation is a commander All-Star if you afford it.

Force of Vigor has been performing amazingly in all my testing if you're interested in it.

Path of Discovery seems.. less than synergistic with no graveyard play.

Deepfathom Skulker or Edric, Spymaster of Trest would both feel right at home

For tutors, I think the most interesting options would be Chord of Calling Shared Summons (New card) Tooth and Nail and ofc, Green Sun's Zenith (T1 Dryad Arbor!)

ToshiroU on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

1 month ago

Hey thegigibeast, ShaperSavant and LabManiac_Sigi,

thanks for updating the list! I definitely agree with moving Thrasios / Tymna into their own tier. I would also appreciate a Thrasios ban for a healthier Metagame.

With Tymna, the "centralizing mini-game" you mentioned isn't that problematic in my opinion, as the strategy of abusing the low creature count in cEDH is quite a common thing (looking at Edric, Spymaster of Trest , Najeela, the Blade-Blossom or even Tana, the Bloodsower ) and is actually contributing to the diversity of the format.

I would like to hint on the lack of the old Tier 1,5 category. To me there are some Commanders that just don't belong into the same tier. For example, a Niv-Mizzet Reborn + Food Chain Strategy with a consistent T3 win would absolutely rank up higher than a fairly inconsistent Godo, Bandit Warlord Strategy around Stax and Helm of the Host ... To me, that also counts for Teferi, Temporal Archmage , Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge , Tasigur, the Golden Fang or Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder . Please consider to add that category again.

To conclude my comment I would like to recommend moving Azami, Lady of Scrolls from High Power into the Competitive Category. I think that Deck can compete with other Mono U Strategys (Baral, Kefnet - not being as strong as Teferi). In my lokal game store I played several times with Azami in the EDH-Tournament against multiple other cEDH-Decks like Breakfast Hulk, Blood Pod, Shimmer Zur, Gitrog... and I still have to lose a single game with it. While it's a very subjective impression, it just feels wrong to me to see it in Tier 3.

Cat_With_Headphones on U/G Unblockable card draw

1 month ago

Warxuaroz on Atraxa's Apothecary Purveyor of Fine Poisons

1 month ago

Looks like you can't really play things on opponent's end of turn. Savage Summoning and Scout's Warning might help with that. The +1/+1 counter on a creature with infect should help as well.

Maybe some swords? Sword of Feast and Famine is always awesome. The new Sword of Truth and Justice should do some good for your strategy as well.

Maybe try the new Emergence Zone ? With something like Ramunap Excavator ? I'd cut Wild Beastmaster for something like Pollenbright Druid or Grateful Apparition or Thrummingbird . Karn's Bastion looks good given you're comfortable enough with 4 colours.

Maybe cut some higher CMC cards in favor of counterspells or removal. From my experience Edric, Spymaster of Trest can be much more reliable and much cheaper draw spell than the ones you listed. Sure it's not instant-speed but still pretty effective for 3 CMC.

Maybe it's your meta but Aura Shards seems odd to me in a build like this. Krosan Grip is usually more reliable. But still -if your meta uses lots of artifacts - Aura Shards seems like a solid inclusion.

Maybe instead of enchantment buffers, use some instant ones? Things like Giant Growth , Mutagenic Growth , Tainted Strike (to be used on Atraxa or sporadically on an elf).

One more thing: since you want to ramp and have some creatures on board, maybe Craterhoof Behemoth could be as a finisher?

Demarge on Dovin's flying circus

1 month ago

Not my first thought on a dovin deck, so my first thought would be to give the idea of what I saw with him in oathbreaker, Blightsteel Colossus as the only artifact in the deck, and Shape Anew as the signature spell (or colossus as only creature and Polymorph as the signature). the rest of the deck would mostly be treating the deck like a Edric, Spymaster of Trest deck with many 1 cmc hard to block creatures ( Bident of Thassa could be pretty sweet)

now for this deck, any sort of 1 cmc cantrip can help increase consistency, Arrester's Zeal in most cases won't be a good card for your deck (the pump with added flying won't really be relevant most cases), Dramatic Reversal if you play it most people will assume an Isochron Scepter is in your deck somewhere, so a Rally of Wings might be more relevant.

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Edric, Spymaster of Trest occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

GU (Simic): 0.49%