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As an additional cost to play Familiar's Ruse, return a creature you control to its owner's hand.
Counter target spell.
Familiar's Ruse Discussion
Ebro on Draw it all
1 month ago
In jeskai colors? There isn’t much tbh. Unless you want to Pili-Pala Grand Architect which you’re already doing. Maybe stalling is your best bet. If you have access to Rewind or maybe Absorb Render Silent or Dovin's Veto Familiar's Ruse and Archaeomancer for infinite answers to countering stuff
1 month ago
They caught on to telepathy. It was good while it lasted. Anyways... I cut Merfolk Spy and Hypnotic Siren for Memnite and Cloud of Faeries and swapped tele for Familiar's Ruse . Free dudes give a crazy good start and pair nicely with ruse. I had a game where i untapped my elvish guidance land with cloud into an ezuri. Also the free dudes super cantrip with beastmaster.
3 months ago
seuchansauce enchantment and artifact tutors are kind of a moot point here because the deck depends on creatures to make the combo go off. Almost all enchantments and artifacts are purely for card draw and utility. I do think I will be replacing Vedalken Orrery with something else, more than likely Spellseeker , the only issue being Spellseeker can't find the combo pieces Displace and Ghostly Flicker . The reason I'm not running cantrips is the same reason, they don't build a graveyard or provide body blockers to throw in front of attacks, stuff like Elvish Visionary , Mulldrifter , and Coiling Oracle do, and are recurrable with blinks and graveyard recursion. Familiar's Ruse does seem playable, as does Disappearing Act , so I might slot them in. Yavimaya Coast seems good as well, same as Adarkar Wastes . Thanks for the help!
3 months ago
3 months ago
@Megalomania Frozen AEther looks perfect for this! The decks synergy/theme is my favorite part of piloting this deck. In multiplayer/the beginning I need to heavily rely on not being taken out quickly by other players in hopes that they fear over extending themselves/leaving themselves open to be taken out... my playgroup has a lot of fair creature heavy decks so Propaganda / Dissipation Field and Crawlspace are my "big plays" early on and I do pretty well at being hard to kill/not worth killing if im able to draw into/play those.... But I have learned to not play Silent Arbiter until its 1V1 because he just inconveniences everyone and get blown up and usually me right after lol... but the late game if i manage to get to the 1v1 Familiar's Ruse really shines and the win will come... but it takes For-ev-er.
4 months ago
Here are a few cards I think would be good in the deck.
These are mostly just cheap boop spells which is the way I’m trying to build Golos.
5 months ago
6 months ago
Cover of Darkness is a good tribal evasion-giver.
I highly suggest some sort of top-deck manipulation. Unfortunately, a lot of the best cards in this arena are very expensive: Jace, the Mind Sculptor , Sensei's Divining Top and Scroll Rack all cost a pretty penny. Soothsaying is another good option, as it lets you stack heavy CMC cards on top of the deck to hit opponents more reliably.
You should consider the new ninja they spoiled today: Fallen Shinobi. I think it'll be pretty good.
I think Demonic Tutor is better than Insidious Dreams . I think you should run it if you have access to it. Lim-Dul's Vault is a good sort of tutor, is more affordable, and also allows you to stack your deck with high mana-cost cards to flip off your general.
Commandeer is a good piece of disruption with a high CMC. It's still about $20 though.
Windfall is a good way to refill your hand.
Bolas's Citadel is a good way to get cheaper cards off the top of your deck. Also, if you combo it with the aforementioned Sensei's Divining Top , you can clear annoying lands off the top of your library.
I don't think you should run 36 lands. Cutting 2 or 3 is very much on the table.
Augury Owl should be mainboard. You can play it, scry something big to the top, attack with it the next turn and then ninjutsu out your general to flip the fatty.
Baleful Strix is a good creature you can return with a ninja. When it enters it draws a card, so being able to repeatedly cast it will give you a lot of card advantage. Looter il-Kor and Cloud of Faeries are also good two-drops to be running, as they are difficult to block and provide extra value.
Twilight Prophet is a good card, as it draws extra and works within your decks theme.
Curtains' Call is a good, cost-reducing creature that can two-for-one your opponents.
Morphic Pool is a good dual land.
Good luck with deck building!
Familiar's Ruse occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.01%