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Creature — Human Rogue
Whenever Glint-Sleeve Siphoner enters the battlefield or attacks, you get (an energy counter).
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may pay . If you do, you draw a card and you lose 1 life.
Glint-Sleeve Siphoner Discussion
2 days ago
Have you thought about Architect of the Untamed ? It gives some useful energy sinks to make a big token. Appetite for the Unnatural is a pretty decent instant answer for a problematic enchantment/artifact too. You have some good interaction at sorcery speed but nothing to really deal with anyone's artifacts and enchantments. I also personally enjoy Aethersquall Ancient as a good energy creator with the possibility of bouncing everyone's stuff if you think they are getting a bit out of hand. If your more into token finishers, look at Cultivator of Blades , pump them up to a big number and then give everything on your field a ridiculous boost. I think that you might have a small issue of card advantage as well, so look for a couple of draw spells/creatures, peferably something repeatable like Glint-Sleeve Siphoner or Quicksmith Spy and although it might be out of budget, one of my personal favorite cards from this block is Lifecrafter's Bestiary You might also find that having so many tap lands can make you have some slow and awkward hands, so changing some of them to basic lands might not hurt, but that is up to you!
1 month ago
That's a good suggestion. I tried the zealots and it didn't work. It was better in my opinion than Glint-Sleeve Siphoner since there are way less hoops to get my card. I ended up going back to Grim Flayer though. Phyrexian Arena is amazing and I want to find room for a second. Without bob more threats and new Unearth is what I am going to try next.
3 months ago
3 months ago
as a chump blocker is not the game plan you want to be stuck on.
would probably be a better option.
The problem is that you really don't have any other Zombies to Reanimate with its last ability (outside of a second copy). If you like the menace, Glint-Sleeve Siphoner is a better alternative. The possible card advantage, while slow and tedious, is a nice upside. If a recurring threat is what you want, Bloodghast is the better (More expensive) option.
Relentless Dead thrives with cards like Prized Amalgam and Gravecrawler . Graveyard decks are kind of a thing right now, so there is TONS of hate floating around. Mainboard Nihil Spellbomb , Surgical Extraction and Tormod's Crypt would throw a deck like that to the wolves imo.
3 months ago
I couldn't agree with you more beyondlegend.
Glint-Sleeve Siphoner is better than Dark Confidant if you can keep feeding it energy. No information for the opponent and you can decide when/if you want the card draw. I just added Woodweaver's Puzzleknot back into the mix for three reasons. Primarily for more energy, second for Delirium, and third for the life gain.
4 months ago
So I really like what you're doing here and the work you're putting in to your budget limitations.
Couple of things to consider: there are two different printings of Diabolic Tutor at 25 cents on SCG.
This next card is a little bit more difficult to spare space and card slots for, and would definitely require an absolute need for the card draw, but we have Glint-Sleeve Siphoner who is often too small a body for many people to care about, so it's never a removal priority (usually just killed in boardwipes etc) and is such an excellent 2-drop to find in the early game.
- Cremate (Return to Ravnica)
- Hired Torturer (Dragon's Maze)
- Grim Roustabout (Return to Ravnica)
- Perilous Shadow (Return to Ravnica)
- Scent of Nightshade
- Phyrexian Monitor
- Blood Vassal
- Painful Lesson
Next, to bring this to a new level and create a page on this site that cements you as King of Macar primers, I definitely think you should have 2 upgrade lists put aside that offer upgrades for a $20 budget, and for a $50 budget. Both of those are well in to the sub $100 range that you can call budget, and the first thing I always see people do with decklists is ask "what are some cheap ways I can improve this?"
Good work with everything so far, +1 from me. Also your title change gave me a good laugh, I like it.
4 months ago
hey like the combo (+1)
also a bit of extra draw would not go amiss? Glint-Sleeve Siphoner works really well with Winding Constrictor kind of a budget and less painful Bob. could also run Aether Hub to bump this combo as well. (for the same reason watch out for infect :P )
6 months ago
I use Glint-Sleeve Siphoner in an energy build to replace Dark Confidant. But I don’t think you want that here. Asylum Visitor is meh early on. Phyrexian Arena is also meh and doesn’t have a body on it. Dusk Legion Zealot can be a one shot, but cards like Sign in Blood would be better if that’s the route you want to go down.
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