Elusive Spellfist

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

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Casual Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Pauper Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal

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Elusive Spellfist Discussion

thechristophershow on Pauper Infinite Storm ($10 Budget OTK)

7 months ago

"Strictly worse" means every aspect of a card is worse than every aspect of another card (excluding aspects that are the exact same). Elusive Spellfist is not a strictly worse Nettle Drone because, to give two of many other reasons, a Human is not always worse than an Eldrazi, and blue is not always worse than red.

captainamerica on NEED HELP , MONO U …

1 year ago

The biggest issue is that you lack removal. You have plenty of resource denial. Narset, Parter of Veils could help make it work. You definitely need to run Vapor Snag and maybe play Callous Dismissal . You probably have to play Tempest Djinn and Delver of Secrets  Flip. I also like Elusive Spellfist . You MUST play Serum Visions and maybe Opt as digging through your deck is important.

JTetris11 on

1 year ago

Thinking about testing making a 2/2 split between Augur of Bolas and Elusive Spellfist rather than the 4 copies of Augur of Bolas to give us some more aggressive offensive threats. Thoughts?

Quantumsolace55 on Kiln Fiend Pauper

1 year ago

Have you considered Elusive Spellfist

Gattison on New to Pauper

1 year ago

I play mostly "for fun" decks, but some of them have turned out to be pretty effective. At the very least I have a folder full of funky homebrews that might inspire you here. They're all decks that I have built and maintain in paper.

Last time I looked, I believe Astral Steel was the only truly aggressive Storm spell left unbanned in pauper ( Grapeshot and Empty the Warrens are both banned). However if you enchant an Elusive Spellfist with it, it could work. I did something a bit more experimental along those lines here: Gluten-Free Cheerios.

Beyond that, if you just want interesting ideas, I like building around Bloodbriar (so does my friend eyes2sky), but you seem to like Control more. So, here are some almost-shameless plugs under the guise of "discussion." =P

I've been tinkering on and off with several ideas: a sort "Processor" style hand-hate UB deck, Jace's Groundhog Day; an Aikido (steal-control) deck, Steven Seagal, C**kpuncher; and a degenerate land destruction deck, USS Deathstar (NCC-1701-FU). I've also always wanted to build a good creatureless pauper deck. And lastly, I just made Grixis "ping" deck that might interest you also, U.B.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Pings.

There's also stuff like UR blitz (Flying Purple Pauper Eater) that you might find fun, but I don't know if people are still playing it competitively or not.

Sorry to barrage you with links, but I hope some of that helps at least a little. Happy brewing! I hope you find pauper as fun as I do!

Higin317 on Temur Arcanist

1 year ago

I like this deck a lot, as it is-- But personally I can see Temur Battle Rage being replaced by maybe 2 more gut shot's, or even Needle Drop .

Crimson Wisps , Expedite , or even Lava Spike would all work as well.

While I see what you're going for on the Abbot, I think as far as an aggressive standpoint goes, you may find Elusive Spellfist worth the while as well.

hkhssweiss on

1 year ago

Here are some cuts you can consider:

All the cards I mentioned above in EDH doesn't make too much of an impact and not good enough in a multiplayer game. I saw a lot of pump cards but the thing is once you use it will be over, in a 1v1 situation those cards can be considered but you are going for a multiplayer game, so you want to have longer lasting effects or worldly buffs than single shot pumps.

You can start by trimming out those cards first, and also changing the mana base a bit as 30 lands it fairly low for a deck thats not akin to storm or combo, you can up it to at least 34-36 lands, I would say 36 for now until you start refining the deck.

Hope that helps!


1 year ago

I've played every version of this deck. Even when it was in standard.

Remove: Niblis. Way too slow. If you want another creature add Elusive Spellfist or for top end card replacement Bedlam Reveler

Must haves: Manamorphose it's a must and absolutely perfect for the deck. Also found that Gutshot is fantastic. It's always way more than one damage. Lightning Bolt have no clue why that's not on your list. And I go with Assault Strobe also.

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