Edric, Spymaster of Trest


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
MTGO Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 Rare
Vintage Masters Rare
Conspiracy Rare
Commander's Arsenal Rare
MTG: Commander 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.

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Edric, Spymaster of Trest Discussion

LabManiac_cobblepott on Derevi Wizardball

1 day ago


Good idea. I'll get that in there once I obtain one.


Candelabra isn't a must have. It's very good for fixing mana and for breaking Gaea's Cradle and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, but you've got plenty of other ways to make that stuff happen (albeit not at 1 mana).


How do you posture for a win? The answer is very similar to the prison version of Derevi. Don't let others win. I.e., rather than looking first at how you can assemble a game winning combo, look instead at the lines you're expecting from your opponents. Universally strong early plays include Root Maze, Stony Silence, Rest in Peace, Meddling Mage, Aven Mindcensor, Sanctum Prelate, etc. Once you've got opponents awkwardly trying to remove hurdles, go for Yisan, the Wanderer Bard, Fauna Shaman, or Edric, Spymaster of Trest to generate value. Once you've got Patron Wizard, Voidmage Prodigy, Seedborn Muse, Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, or Galecaster Colossus in play, you're playing easy mode.


re Vedalken Aethermage, it was originally in the list, but wound up being largely unnecessary. Green has so many dependable creature tutors, I always found myself pitching him to Survival/Fauna Shaman.

Rzepkanut on Help me find good cards ...

1 week ago

All 5 of those new curses are great. Edric, Spymaster of Trest is like the king of that idea but he's not mardu.

Frank_Glascock on Ancestral Animar

1 week ago

JMCraig, I do periodic checks of this thread. Am I wrong that you dropped Crop Rotation and Gilded Drake for Edric, Spymaster of Trest and Dosan the Falling Leaf?

TheRedGoat on Don't Skip Hug Day

4 weeks ago

An interesting idea, but I feel with that specific commander you should get more combat oriented creatures that can perhaps help out the entire board. Ones like Edric, Spymaster of Trest or Gahiji, Honored One. Even Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist I think could support your gameplan.

RedUndead40 on Everything 1 drop

1 month ago

Sorry but the best answer is Edric, Spymaster of Trest.

Critical mass of 1 mana fliers / unblockables, good rampy 1 drops like Burgeoning, Exploration, Sakura-Tribe Scout, etc. Pair it with good 1 mana control like Swan Song, Rapid Hybridization, Nature's Claim, even wrath stoppers like Invasive Surgery.

You will have to have a few wincons above 1 mana like Beastmaster Ascension, Overrun effects, even the new Throne of the God-Pharaoh does a lot of work when you are swinging all out every turn.

Super aggressive, draws tons of cards, resilient with the right counterspells, and explosive when it comes to finishing out thr game. One of my favorite commanders period, but definitely the best commander for a one drops deck.

List if interested (hasn't been updated with some new cards, but-) Edric's Weenie Horde

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Chasm Skulker experiment

1 month ago

I like.

How about Deepfathom Skulker for another Coastal Piracy effect? Or maybe Edric, Spymaster of Trest better fits your mana curve.

Steelspike on Calling all Dicks and Douchebags!

1 month ago

Me personally, I would add green and go Roon of the Hidden Realm or Derevi, Empyrial Tactician.

There's all kinds of budget options to make either one of those decks nasty.

Presence of Gond with Midnight Guard. More fun with Ivy Lane Denizen

Guilty Conscience + Phytohydra and Pollenbright Wings

or, you could have some real fun with Guilty Conscience and Stuffy Doll (goes infinite, but you must have a c-c-c-c-combo breaker, I prefer Sundial of the Infinite, Deadeye Navigator or some sac engine, or else some rules nazi will tell you it's a draw because the turn never ends, or some shit...)

Then there's always Odric, Lunarch Marshal or Edric, Spymaster of Trest to discourage them attacking you (sadly, Odric requires other creatures with keywords, but hey, Drogskol Reaver is still a thing...)

Plus, you could run your very own Terastodon with the inclusion of green. Also, Manglehorn, Prowling Serpopard, Acidic Slime, Fathom Mage + Inexorable Tide , not to mention Cryptolith Rite + Deadeye Navigator + Village Bell-Ringer , Murkfiend Liege, the list goes on and on...

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