When Fiend Hunter enters the battlefield, you may exile another target creature.
When Fiend Hunter leaves the battlefield, return exiled card to the battlefield under its owner's control.
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pretty good deck in mine i run 4 Banisher Priest and 4 Fiend Hunter instead of just stopping them in their tracks like your deck. I also run 3 Jace, Architect of Thought and i got to say its great. ha! Also, i dont know if it's modern but Gideon Jura is a great control card i run him and he gets it done
Oblivion Ring and Fiend Hunter are cards that aren't part of high-placing decks. the 3 mana to handle a threat that can be brought back fairly easily is a waste. I would Path to Exile over Oblivion Ring always, if i needed more removal I would splash black for Smother and Dismember . Add more man-lands like Mutavault to give you another way to pressure the board if Emrakul, the Aeons Torn becomes nullified in some way.
your land base is also extremely slow; Halimar Depths , Khalni Garden , and Temple of Mystery . 12 lands that come in tapped basically gives your opponents an extra turn to kill you. against infect and affinity you will flat out lose because of this.
I also do not like Dispel and Sprout . the first being very situational and the latter being overall ineffective on influencing the game. adding Remand , Mana Leak , and Cryptic Command are much better options.
Not sure what you consider 'expensive,' so I'll limit my recommendations to just a few dollars.
Here are some control creatures:
Some helpful spells and enchantments:
Sol Ring Most expensive thing I will recommend, I think.
Strata Scythe Lets take advantage of all those plains shall we?
Here's my Mono White deck Isamaru, Hound of Konda if you want to browse its contents. Be warned though, it's for a more competitive atmosphere, and therefore many of the cards are pricy.
The copied ability created by Strionic Resonator still has the same source as the original ability. This is clarified in one of the rulings notes given on Resonator's Gatherer page. In your example, the copy of Fiend Hunter 's ability can't target that Fiend Hunter.
My question is simple.
I understand that normally Fiend Hunter can not target itself because of the "another target creature" clause, but does the 2nd trigger off of the Strionic Resonator act as if it is coming from anther Fiend Hunter , allowing you to target the original?
I had hoped to use to the following effect...
Cast Fiend Hunter : target opponents creature for exile, then before this effect resolves, copy the ability with Strionic Resonator : this time targeting the Fiend Hunter .
The copied ability off of the Strionic Resonator would resolve 1st, exiling and then returning the Fiend Hunter , this should trigger both his ETB and the LTB abilities. BUT because the original target hasn't yet been exiled the LTB would have no effect.
I would then target a new opponents creature to be exiled. Then that creature would be exiled, followed by an exile of the original target. My though is that because the current Fiend Hunter in play is not considered the same as the one that exiled the original target, the original target should not be returned if the Fiend Hunter in play dies.
Exile is certainly riskier because it's almost impossible to return a card from exile to another zone (provided the effect that exiled the card is not related to the effect that would return it). The cards that do return unrelated exiled cards to other zones are generally pretty unplayable.
Fiend Hunter , which is an example of a card that has related exile/return effects, is still pretty risky because you can counter the LTB trigger and basically keep someone's commander indefinitely exiled unless he or she has a response. Some U/W control decks actually run Trickbind as both an offensive counter-ability and as a tactical trick with cards like Oblivion Ring and Fiend Hunter because the split second mechanic makes it impossible to save the exiled card as a response.
There are, however, some situations in which you'd want your general to die. Some reanimator strategies evade commander taxes by simply returning their commanders from the graveyard to the battlefield. Sharuum the Hegemon combo builds necessarily depend on dies effects.
Thanks! Are interactions like that why you get a choice to let your commander go to exile or to the graveyard? Although I don't understand why you would let it go to exile unless perhaps your commander had been put there by say a Fiend Hunter where you can take care of the creature or enchantment to get him back without the heavy cost of recasting commanders.
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