Gnat Miser

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Saviors of Kamigawa (SOK) Common

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Gnat Miser

Creature — Rat Shaman

Each opponent's maximum hand size is reduced by one.

Gnat Miser Discussion

Tarlfgar on Waste Your Combo Not

2 months ago

Darth_Savage I think Reforge the Soul would be an amazing addition here. I overlooked it because I only looked for cards with lower mana costs, I didn't even consider there can be a Miracle card that's suitable for my deck, thanks!

A very early version of this deck did feature cards like Whispers of Emrakul and Wrench Mind, but in the end these discards were not potent enough- Dark Deal or Reforge the Soul that you mentioned can cause a 7-card discard, and even Burning Inquiry is a 3-card discard for one mana.

After all, my intent is not to lock my opponent out of cards, but to make them discard a lot (and thus get creatures, cards and mana from Waste Not). Gnat Miser is a no-go for the same reason.

Sign in Blood might be a good addition here, it's very versatile. Seizan, Perverter of Truth would be even better, but it's a very costly creature- by the fifth turn an FNM game is usually over.

Do you maybe have any card suggestions for surviving before the combo gets activated? I haven't played against any control-heavy deck with it yet, even in playtests, so I'm not really sure what pieces could help. Thanks for your input!

Darth_Savage on Waste Your Combo Not

2 months ago

Some thoughts...

Reforge the Soul, would give you another Wheel of Fate effect.

Sign in Blood, says target player, you can use it on yourself or your opponent, or have it on a stick Seizan, Perverter of Truth.

Barbed Shocker, Incendiary Command and Chandra Ablaze, don't cause a draw of 7, but do discard hand and draw the same number of cards, or 3 anyway.

Gnat Miser, reduces a players max hand size, Kederekt Parasite hurts them when they draw, as long as you have a red creature, enchantment, planeswalker or artifact.

Liliana's Caress, deals damage based on discard, Runeflare Trap does it based on draw.

Tasigur's Cruelty, has delve and discards 2 cards, though Wrench Mind exists and with a little work Whispers of Emrakul.

This is just off the top of my head (to be fair I have a deck which plays in this space Grixis Owl-ing Mine) so there are probably more... Hope this inspires you, good luck brewing your deck.

Darth_Savage on R/B draw

2 months ago

Kederekt Parasite, only works if you have a red permanent (Artifact, Enchantment, Creature or Planeswalker), you don't have any. Your playing in a similar space to Owling Mine (Ebony Owl Netsuke) decks, but wanting to leverage discard, so Gnat Miser might make more sense as a 1 drop creature. There are a couple of 3 drop creatures which are worth considering too Master of the Feast and Adamaro, First to Desire. Lastly here are a couple of spells that cause hand discard and draw; Reforge the Soul and Wheel of Fate and one that plays well with Burning Inquiry if you keep it Runeflare Trap. Hope this helps, good luck with your brew.

Darth_Savage on 4 color control

3 months ago

Well for a deck based on Cruel Ultimatum, I'd suggest a discard theme. Use cards like Megrim or Waste Not to punish discard, along with cards like Gnat Miser and Barbed Shocker as well as _Windfall _ to maximise it. Lastly, because ultimatum isn't a cheap spell maybe Wildfire Eternal or Chandra, Pyromaster to help cheat it out. Note though that the deck should probably have 4x of the cards mentioned, budget alloying...

For Villainous Wealth I'd go for mana acceleration and mill. Green is great at mana acceleration and blue and black do a good job of milling. Use cards like Fertile Ground and Arbor Elf or Voyaging Satyr to give you extra mana along with Breaking / Entering, Tome Scour and Manic Scribe to keep eating away at your opponents deck...

I hope this helps and gives you some ideas.

CommanderAdventures on Bounty Hunters

3 months ago

Very nice political deck!

I use Mathas as an optional commander in my Queen Marchesa deck:


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Love the fact that you run extremly niche cards like Locust Miser & Gnat Miser. Never seen them played in EDH before :) +1

Cards that also fit into your deck's theme are: Xantcha, Sleeper Agent, the Curse Cycle esp. Curse of Opulence and you should def. run Bounty Hunter!

While Chromatic Lantern doesn't fit perfectly on your curve with your cmdr having a CMC of 3, I'd still run it for fixing colors. It's only like 70 cents now and def. worth buying.

Disrupt Decorum should be a true gem here, too! It can easily give you a huge advantage after spreading bounty counters.

cancerchorus on Blackmail

5 months ago

kamarupa I have slept on my decision, and decided to add your suggestion Painful Quandary to the deck. Because I think you are right about it being a strong card for "taxing" your opponent. As for taxing, it's all about punishing your opponent for doing certain moves and making it harder for him to play cards as well as absorb his life. So that's why this card feels strong for me right now. It would also be nice with some combo in the deck that triggers effects that makes painful quandry go off. That's why I want to build this deck around gitaxias. Got any suggestions for other taxing cards? Two cards that I can think of that tax the opponent by an ultimatumare Dash Hopes and Temporal Extortion. They give the opponent a choice and then he gets to chose between losing life or something else.

The reason that i think Traumatize still may be a good choice is that, I need to get stuff from the grave, true, however, step one is getting them to the grave. I need something that mills my deck so i can get stuff from it. The ultimate would be playing a deck which both lets me play stuff from the grave and tax the opponent.

One simple example of a card that "taxes" the opponent could be Gnat Miser and is a classic one drop for decks that use discard and cards similar to that. I don't know whether you think that card is good and the reason it's excluded from the deck is that there are other solutions for making the opponent discard. Another thing that I'm considering for the deck is having some creatures with extort that lets you gain life and extort the opponent when he plays cards is Tithe Drinker. I know it's a black-white card, however there are some who play black-white extort aswell.

JeranF on I'm an UB-asshole!

6 months ago

@Kjartan Thanks for Vapor Snag, didn't know that card yet and it's definitely an upgrade. Gnat Miser as of now serves mostly as an early drop, that may keep the a hand a bit less full, if certain player can't drop something first turn.

Kjartan on I'm an UB-asshole!

6 months ago

I really don't think Gnat Miser does enough. It's ability won't matter very often.

I also think Unsommon should be Vapor Snag. You plan to bounce your oppoenents cards more often than your own, right?

I also think Sink into Takenuma should go. It's a combo card. You don't have anything that benefits you from having extra cards in your hand, or from playing Swamps. So you don't have anything to combo with it. Wrench Mind, or even just Mind Rot would be much better.

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