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Creature — Faerie Rogue
Discard Faerie Macabre: Remove up to two target cards in graveyards from the game.
Faerie Macabre Discussion
2 weeks ago
Start with Snapcaster Mage vs Mission Briefing . Snapcaster Mage forces a target to be picked for flashback, so that means your opponent can respond. The big responses would be Deathrite Shaman , Faerie Macabre , and Noxious Revival . Mission Briefing Targets all upon resolution, which means your opponent can’t respond to get rid of your card. Mission Briefing also allows alternate costs to be cast on cards such as Mindbreak Trap , Noxious Revival , Cyclonic Rift , etc. Snapcaster Mage does not allow that, because flashback is an alternate cost. Mission Briefing also does not suffer from Torpor Orb effects from stax decks. The downside to Mission Briefing is that it is one blue mana more, and not a creature to block. The blue mana is a valid argument, the creature aspect is less so. If you are playing in a creature meta, yeah it is relevant. However, if you are playing in a Food Chain meta, or a Flash Protean Hulk meta, or a Doomsday meta, or a reanimator meta, or a storm meta, or a The Gitrog Monster meta, it does not matter. The two commanders I can think of that you can blowout with a Snapcaster Mage body are Najeela, the Blade-Blossom , and Tymna the Weaver . They aren’t popular in my meta, all the other decks are, so I will suffer paying that additional blue mana. Rhystic Study has always been lackluster. People are always willing to pay the cost, and all it ever does is put a target on my head. “Are you going to pay” gets old, and it forces me to keep track and announce my trigger, which gets old. You don’t want to be a target, you want to stay under the radar. I will gladly play Search for Azcanta Flip, or Verity Circle , or even Compost . It allows me to get card advantage without annoying the table. The Nexus of Fate is in response to my meta eagerly playing Praetor's Grasp . They will gladly target me, exile Isochron Scepter or Dramatic Reversal and then either use it, or never use it. Either way, I’m in a bind, because I now can’t generate infinite mana for myself to win. This allows at least some form of out. In any case, it is still in test phase. Enter the Infinite is still the way I want to go, and it works. Like you said, you can loop it with Mystical Tutor Seasons Past and Nexus of Fate and fourteen mana. When I get grasped, I haven’t had a chance to try to win this way. So, I don’t know if this is the way to go yet, but it something I have been looking into. A hot take would be cutting Chrome Mox . I have found that I don’t like exiling a spell for the artifact. Have been trying Exploration in place of it to see if it can work.
2 weeks ago
Couple of changes I made to rashmi. I cut Snapcaster Mage for Mission Briefing , added Search for Azcanta Flip, and started playing Nexus of Fate . I like the change of snap to mission because we have Faerie Macabre hate for Flash Protean Hulk and reanimator decks. Haven’t looked back. Search for Azcanta Flip has been amazing. Easy to flip, and almost never feels dead, unlike Rhystic Study . As for Nexus of Fate still have not been able to create the loop with Isochron Scepter and Mystical Tutor yet, so I don’t know if has its place yet. I also have been trying Exploration , and I am not certain about that one either.
4 weeks ago
Taking out more -1/-1 counter producers sounds like a bad idea especially one that produces so many. I'd cut Dowsing Dagger Flip though but I'm not sure about cutting it for Trinisphere . If you wanna Faerie Macabre dagger would be the thing to cut. I don't think it's as necessary now that you have Gaea's Cradle.
4 weeks ago
Necropotence and Skullclamp are the other main ways to proc his effect, apart from the ones you identified (and are both very frequent targets of tutors), though I'm probably adding Faerie Macabre in the near future as well. I'll consider cutting him, though :)
Got any other thoughts on alterations to the list? :D
1 month ago
My suggestions are:
Faerie Macabre , because the idea is discard it (that is great for Hollow One and Living End ), and then you may exile cards of an opponent's graveyard. I suggest you to add it to the main, because in the actual metagame there are many decks that use the graveyard or important graveyard-cards like IzzetPhoenix or Dredge.
I hope I help you,
2 months ago
Something a little narrower, but nobody ever seems to see coming is Faerie Macabre ..
Personally, I run a single Grafdigger's Cage & a playset of Faerie Macabre s in the sideboard of my Legacy Eldrazi deck.. While Modern is not the same as Legacy, what a Reanimator player once told me at an IQ a couple years back is still valid; Artifact & Enchantment based GY-hate are expected & planned for accordingly in their own sideboards, but none of them know how to readily deal with Faerie Macabre because they don’t see anything (they’ll think the coast is clear to freely combo off) until it’s too late..
2 months ago
I suggest Faerie Macabre for some graveyard hate. Plus, she is a Faerie (of course!) and a Rogue.
2 months ago
@killroy726, FormerBalloon, The problem with cards like Tormod's Crypt , Relic of Progenitus , and Nihil Spellbomb is both deck strategies can easily bypass these. Flash-Hulk can easily tutor out a Grand Abolisher which shuts down their abilities entirely, and Gitrog can always discard another land, or put a draw trigger on the stack to save their Dakmor Salvage just to resume the combo all over again.
@xaarvaxus, The Walking Ballista combo has been removed in order to run these hate cards, but I still note it in case if there are better cards that won't interfere with it. I did run Darksteel Mutation , but the Gitrog player would just start playing their full combo in one turn which bypasses the sorcery speed of Darksteel Mutation . To better effect I simply ran Nevermore naming The Gitrog Monster , but Nevermore would become awkward in games where The Gitrog Monster wasn't present, as Nevermore 's hate effect can really get a particular player to start hating you fast.
@xeratheenigma, I've considered cards such as Go for the Throat and Terminate , but holding up 2 mana every turn can feel like a serious drag and slows my board progression over time, so I would prefer to keep it to 1-mana instant speed spells if applicable. (Plus a lot of popular commanders utilize black anyway, but I agree that I'd like a card that had better range as it feels like a worse Pyroblast .)
Instead of Darkblast I run Molten Vortex as it's repeatable effect can bypass counterspells which is very helpful against counter-heavy decks that want to win through Laboratory Maniac , Azami, Lady of Scrolls , Arcum Dagsson and Edric, Spymaster of Trest . I've ran Barbarian Ring , Cabal Pit , and Scavenger Grounds , but the flux of graveyard hate easily kills threshold and holding up 2 mana and the Scavenger Grounds is a real pain. I'm on the fence about Faerie Macabre as the graveyard-hate effect feels too narrow against other decks. I might be more inclined to run Ghost-Lit Raider , but holding up 4-mana doesn't make it any better either. Leyline of the Void also feels gimmicky as a 1-of in a 100-card deck, as both combos can easily out-race me in playing it if it's not in my opening hand. I would prefer running Planar Void instead, but that card would ruin my Wayward Servant + Gravecrawler combo.
The Gitrog player in my play group doesn't own a Chains of Mephistopheles , but I'm fairly certain it's discard effect would trigger before the dredge trigger unless they have two Dakmor Salvage 's. Either way, it's discard effect by itself isn't an activated ability, so I question if using one to cycle through the deck this way would share the same un-deterministic qualities as using the discard phase. (And thus be frowned upon in tournament settings.)
Faerie Macabre occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%
All decks: 0.03%
All decks: 0.01%