Elusive Spellfist


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Common
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Common

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Elusive Spellfist

Creature — Human Monk

Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, Elusive Spellfist gets +1/+0 until end of turn and can't be blocked this turn.

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Elusive Spellfist Discussion

Minihorror227 on Can you even call this storm

1 month ago

hmm, i would personally take out the Monastery Swiftspear for the Retraction Helix and then take out the Worn Powerstone for Prophetic Prism. The Elusive Spellfist does just as well as the Swiftspear, just with the added evasion and since you would be trying for the storm win, you wont need as many creatures in the deck that do this ability.

The weakest link would have to be the Worn Powerstone though because it enters the battlefield tapped.

right now i'm looking up other cards that would be jsut as a effective as these. i'll let you know when i find anything

Minihorror227 on Prison Stall

3 months ago

Lets see, the decks i play againat are:

  • Titan Scapeshift. The usual one you will find online with added blue for Gifts Ungiven and Cryptic Command

  • Goblins. This is the usual goblin decks you'll find. He uses Guttersnipe and tries to deal damage through Dragon Fodder and Krenko's Command while having in the goblin that creates goblin tokens equal to the amount you already have(forgot the name. I think its Krenko but not sure right now))

  • Eldrazi Tron. Uses Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, Karn, and Ugin, the Spirit Dragon. The main removal thwy usw against me is All Is Dust. Have Thought-Knot and the usual in it. Think can find the deck by going to meta decks on MtgGoldfish.

  • U/R Gifts. Storm deck. No changes to them other than 1 deck having Empty the Warrens sideboard and the other running 1 or 2 main.

  • Seismic Swans. Uses Seismic Assault and Swans of Bryn Argoll

  • W/R Burn. I'm not sure what he used in the deck. One card was some shrine that puts counters on it when you play red spells or on upkeep, then can sac to deal dmg equal to the counters on it. Sorry for not knowing much about it, he's only played it once.

  • Cascade Living End. Uses any 3 cost cascade spells and Living End the rest is a bunch of cycle creatures.

  • U/W Prowess. Built around Elusive Spellfist and tries to buff him until victory.

I think i've named all the decks. If i missed any i'll post them later.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Any Ideas to improve this ...

3 months ago

Rune-scarred demon and sphinx of uthuun, though powerful cards, seems off here. Your average cmc is around 2.X, so some seven drops will probably never hit the board before you win or die. You should definitely try more aggressive unblockables. My advice would be either Elusive Spellfist or Slither Blade, with the spellfist being the better choice. Mystical Teachings could also be worth trying to find you some removal if need be.

Gattison on SpellPump

4 months ago

nice deck. I have a very similar one, built around the same creatures, basically.

you could try replacing Artful Dodge with Slip Through Space, if you want more draw/cantrips. Additionally, Renegade Tactics serves a very similar purpose.

Nice idea using Elusive Spellfist, I think I may steal that idea. =)

EDIT: here's the deck i use, btw. Flying Purple Pauper Eater

Catalog9000 on Using the stack correctly with ...

7 months ago

So I run an Izzet Unblockable deck where I cast spells such as Titan's Strength, Brute Force, and Distortion Strike on creatures like Kiln Fiend, Nivix Cyclops, and Elusive Spellfist.

One of the big hangups of the deck is that Distortion Strike is a Sorcery, which means my opponents see it coming from a mile away. I could put Quicken in here but now I am adding extra complications to my deck. I considered Hypersonic Dragon but at 5 he's slow and I already have Zada, Hedron Grinder taking up my free slots.

So I looked online and the only relevant card I could find is Veil of Secrecy. Yes, there is also Piracy Charm but there is no guarantee my opponent will be running U, much less having actual Islands.

And this gets to be the problem. Veil of Secrecy gives Shroud. So if I just casually tap my lands and throw down a Titan's Strength, a Brute Force, a Temur Battle Rage, and than a Veil of Secrecy when things go to resolve, will my Veil resolve first and actually prevent the rest of my spells from taking hold?

gMontanher on Spy Control

8 months ago

What about Wee Dragonauts or Kiln Fiend instead of Elusive Spellfist? Wee Dragonauts gets a better pump and still have evasion while Kiln Fiend get massive pumps but doesn't have evasion, although you can overcome that with Vapor Snag and Lightning Bolt.

puroki on Izzet Cantrips

8 months ago

Elusive Spellfist is not as effective as how it seems. You have enough copies of creatures, 3 copies of Assault Strobe will be better option.

Charlito on Attack of the Drones

9 months ago

Dispel would be good if I figure out what to remove. However, I don't want to put in any artifact creatures because it won't work with Elusive Spellfist.

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