Horobi's Whisper

Horobi's Whisper

Instant — Arcane

If you control a Swamp, destroy target nonblack creature.

Splice onto Arcane — Exile four cards from your graveyard. (As you play an Arcane spell, you may reveal this card from your hand and pay its splice cost. If you do, add this card's effects to that spell.)

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters (MMA) Uncommon
Betrayers of Kamigawa (BOK) Common

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal

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Horobi's Whisper Discussion

Magnanimous on Making White great again

9 months ago

Funkydiscogod I really like the Tallowisp + Oppressive Rays combo. I don't like the specific Ordeal of Nylea suggestion as it seems way too slow and easily disrupted, but think something like Daybreak Coronet could be ok.

In general, I think that this Celestial Kirin idea is way too fragile and needs a ton of synergy to be effective. I have been looking at arcane and spirit spells and like Horobi's Whisper , Nether Spirit , Peer Through Depths , and Ethereal Haze just as cards. I still don't think there's quite enough, but maybe Tallowisp , Oppressive Rays , and Pacifism could make it good.

Arvail on New EDH League!

2 years ago

If you look at most EDH decks, the bulk of their cards fall on the 2 to 4 CMC slots. I would try out stuff like Kami of the Waning Moon, Hired Muscle, Farbog Revenant, Crypt Ghast, Baleful Eidolon, Lost Soul, Mindwarper, Morkrut Banshee, Nether Shadow, Pale Rider of Trostad, Searchlight Geist, Keening Banshee, Souldrinker, Skulking Ghost, Thief of Hope, Vampiric Spirit, Wicked Akuba, Death Denied, Horobi's Whisper, Soulless Revival, Three Tragedies, Swallowing Plague.

Everything else is too expensive or pretty terrible.

merrowMania on

2 years ago

You only run 4 Swamps for your Horobi's Whisper. Put the number back to 1 at most. Besides that, the deck looks a lot better!

Also, if you are interested in building this deck in paper, I have a bunch of these cards.

Alkadron on

2 years ago

Kindred Boon and That Which Was Taken are both pretty gross with the Myojin, alongside being generally good cards and thematically appropriate.

(Not sure if you're familiar with the storyline of Kamigawa, but the Spirits were at war with the mortal realm because Konda, Lord of Eiganjo stole their divinity for himself. That's what's being depicted on the card That Which Was Taken.)

Also Dampen Thought is not good. You'll never mill someone out with it; it just won't do much. I'd swap it out for Horobi's Whisper or Eye of Nowhere.

Wallamin on Monoblack Kamigawa Ogres

3 years ago

Hi, thanks for the suggestions kobold_koenig. They were definitely helpful. While Goryo's Vengeance is strong, I do not feel it is necessary. And Footsteps of the Goryo, while very flavorful, just does nothing, since the creatures don't have haste and would just die at th eend of the turn, which could go very badly if I were to revive Yukora, the Prisoner. And while I do not feel Rend Spirit, I am definitely adding Horobi's Whisper to the Sideboard. I had originally considered Razorjaw Oni when I built the deck, but Scourge of Numai just seems better. While it has one less toughness its drawback is not as harsh. Seizan, Perverter of Truth on the other hand seems very good in this deck. I had not considered it, but he might be a better replacement for the Painwracker Onis and the Gutwrencher Oni. Thank you!

kobold_koenig on Monoblack Kamigawa Ogres

3 years ago

First of all, great deck and very cool to see some Kamigawa Block-Constructed. Back when I played Kamigawa, my two favourite decks were my Demon/Ogre and my Samurai decks. It's a pity that so much of this stuff gets a bad-wrap, as I agree, the flavour is very cool and it represents quite a unique place in the history of MtG. Now if only Wizards would release a legendary Samurai so I could make an EDH deck with them...

You seem to have most of your bases covered, but I can think of some other cards that I either remember being decent during that era or are other stuff that just seem good now and I never got to play with back then.

Of course, Umezawa's Jitte would be fantastic, but I understand not wanting to spend an arm-and-a-leg (the demons already exact a heavy enough toll on their servants, lol). The same could be said about Goryo's Vengeance, which just puts in a ton of work for the many legendary cards out there in Kamigawa. Footsteps of the Goryo is a flavourful stand-in though, so you may want to consider that for some added flexibility and to get more mileage out of your guys. I always liked Horobi's Whisper as another potential removal spell, as it is essentially a slightly more colour-intensive Dark Banishing but with a handy splice ability. If you are considering playing this in a Kamigawa block setting, you might want to consider Rend Spirit, as that is about the only setting that that card will reasonably see play, lol. Finally, I'd say that you should mess around with Razorjaw Oni and see if works into your speedy aggro plan, and to check out Seizan, Perverter of Truth as he's a beefy, relatively cheap-to-cast demon that helps with your clock and gives you fuel to keep smashing face.

Anyway, I hope that you enjoy playing and building the deck. Thanks for the memories.

conraddave29 on PD Spirits

4 years ago

This inability to splice onto arcane is why I moved Horobi's Whisper to the side. I think Rend Flesh Does a good enough job at killing things. Between it and Nameless Inversion, there are a ton of things you can take down.

Forked-Branch Garami I think is strong enough on his own, and I tend to not like Reclaim much, since it eats up your next draw. I think if I wanted this route I'd rather look at something like Nyx Weaver or Treasured Find. It's also possible we could go bigger and add Baloth Null as another big draw spell, despite him not being a Spirit, or Endless Obedience since the board tends to bloat out while this deck locks the board down.

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