Elder Deep-Fiend

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Rare

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Elder Deep-Fiend

Creature — Eldrazi Octopus

Flash

Emerge (You may cast this spell by sacrificing a creature and paying the emerge cost reduced by that creature's converted mana cost.)

When you cast Elder Deep-Fiend, tap up to four permanents.

Elder Deep-Fiend Discussion

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on which one of these commanders ...

3 months ago

Looks like a solid Yuriko list. A couple of suggestions for your consideration though. Back when I still had my Yuriko deck I loved using the Eldritch Moon Eldrazi: Emrakul, the Promised End , Vexing Scuttler , Elder Deep-Fiend , etc. They all have huge mana costs, but each cost can be reduced. It's especially fun to sac Yuriko to the emerge eldrazi, then bounce the emerge eldrazi back to hand with Yuriko, and then repeat the process.

Other cards with high CMC that can be reduced that I really liked were Temporal Trespass , Curtains' Call , and Commit / Memory .

Lastly, I can't stress enough the importance of top deck manipulation in Yuriko. If you can budget it I would strongly recommend picking up Scroll Rack and Sensei's Divining Top .

Here is my old list if you want to take a look: Pocket Sand v2

Chasmolinker on Neo-Fiend Emergence

4 months ago

Love me some Elder Deep-Fiend .

nobu_the_bard on Can a colored card have ...

4 months ago

There are no colored cards with a colorless color identity.

A colorless card can have a colored identity, such as Elder Deep-Fiend which has a blue color identity, or Bosh, Iron Golem which has a red color identity.

The inverse is not possible under the definition of color identity, previously posted.

Caerwyn on Tapping Creatures and the stack

5 months ago

There is not. There are a couple ways this could work, all of which result in your opponent being successful (provided they don't make a mistake).

The first option they have is, when they have priority, tapping the Saprolings for mana and activating Bontu the Glorified 's ability. This would all be done before you gained priority and had a chance to cast Elder Deep-Fiend , so the creatures will have already been sacrificed and Bontu's activated abilities and Slimefoot's triggered abilities will already be on the stack.

The second option they have is passing priority, allowing you to cast Elder Deep-Fiend . This would put Deep-fiend's triggered ability on the stack. Priority would pass back to your opponent, who can simply tap the saprolings and activate Bontu in response. This would all be done before Deep-fiend's cast ability resolved.

Argy on Tapping Creatures and the stack

5 months ago

I'm going to try to explain a situation correctly.

My opponent had Slimefoot, the Stowaway , Bontu the Glorified , Song of Freyalise . and six Saprolings on the field.

We were playing two headed giant.

Is there any way I could use Elder Deep-Fiend to stop him from tapping his Saprolings for enough mana to pay for Bontu the Glorified to sac all the Saprolings, dealing 24 damage to my team in the process?

RightyLefty on Ninja Strike

5 months ago

Elder Deep-Fiend has quickly become on of my favorite cards in Yuriko. Gets Yuriko off the field to be ninjutsu-ed again and taps down your opponents biggest threats.

Hayte123 on Yuriko WiP

5 months ago

Thanks for the recommendations multimedia! I haven't gotten a chance to play this yet at my LGS, still waiting on a few cards to arrive, but from the perspective of someone who hasn't quite seen it fully in action yet, cards like Elder Deep-Fiend and Distended Mindbender seem really pricey for what feels like a more aggressive deck archetype. I know that the emerge cost definitely helps, but given that so much of the deck are cards that cost under 3 mana, it feels like they'd either be dead in hand or they'd stop your card draw engine with Yuriko. I'm certainly willing to give it a try (especially since they're pretty cheap) and it honestly might be awesome, but I'm just skeptical about it for now.

Library of Leng is super interesting, thanks for letting me know about it. I've heard that decks like this tend to fill up their hand quickly, so a 3rd Reliquary Tower effect could definitely be useful, but I'm scared that I'll end up drawing Library and having nothing to do with it, to where it just kinda sits there and does nothing. Currently my only way of discarding anything is with Wharf Infiltrator , and even if I do include Copter I end up with only 2/100 cards in the deck that synergize with it. It might be better if I play some of the cards you have in your deck such as Tortured Existence or maybe a way to transmute into it. Then again, it does have a pretty strong payoff if anyone else at the table has discard effects. I love the suggestion for sure!

Lastly, Wingcrafter is phenomenal! I'm 100% going to slot that in over Night's Whisper , which I'm honestly not sure why that's there in the first place. It really has all the synergy you could ask for: evasive 1-drop so you can get your value train rolling on turn 2, gives another creature evasion as long as it stays in play, and even gives you the ability to replace the effect by bouncing it back with all the ninjas. That's a fantastic recommendation, I wish I'd found that earlier.

Thanks a ton for the feedback!

multimedia on Yuriko WiP

5 months ago

Hey, I'm also playing a $200 Yuriko deck, Shadow Ninjutsu (Budget). A fun interaction is Emerge and Commander Ninjutsu.

Elder Deep-Fiend , Distended Mindbender , etc. when either is revealed make all opponents lose 8 life. That's good, but the reason to play them however is emerge since it reduces the casting cost of them. They cost four mana using Yuriko as emerge fodder, sending her back to the Command Zone. This is a repeatable play as long as Fiend or Mindbender attack and aren't blocked can then Commander Ninjutsu in Yuriko bouncing one of these creatures back to your hand to cast it again using Yuriko again.

I also really like the interaction of Smuggler's Copter and Library of Leng with a high CMC card in hand. When Copter attacks you draw and discard, it's an attack trigger. When Copter is crewed it becomes a creature who has flying, good with Ninjutsu. With Leng you can choose to discard the card instead to the top of your library.

This sets up Yuriko's reveal ability for a high CMC card all before anything is declared not blocked. Leng also has no max hand size which is helpful when you're drawing a lot of cards. With Leng you can choose when you discard to put the card into your graveyard or on top of your library. This is helpful for both Yuriko's reveal ability or getting cards in your grave for Delve.

With cards such as Looter il-Kor and Wharf Infiltrator you can stack their combat damage to player whenever triggers and make their draw and discard abilities happen first before Yuriko's whenever reveal trigger. Letting you with Leng setup the top of your library with potential high CMC cards before revealed.

Wingcrafter is a good card with Yuriko since it can change who it's Soulbound too. With Ninjutsu, creatures are bouncing back and fourth, synergy with Soulbound especially with other Ninjas. Just being able to Soulbound to Yuriko and give her flying is good enough; letting her attack unblocked more because of flying.

Good luck with your deck.


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