Illusory Ambusher

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Uncommon
Commander 2015 (C15) Uncommon

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Illusory Ambusher

Creature — Cat Illusion

Flash (You may cat this spell at any time you could cast an instant.)

Whenever Illusory Ambusher is dealt damage, draw that many cards.

Illusory Ambusher Discussion

Liscom on Red/Blue/Green (1.Entwurf)

1 week ago

Illusory Ambusher wäre auch eine coole Karte. Die kann dir viele Karten ziehen, haut vielleicht noch nen Angreifer um und triggert einige deiner anderen Karten

Deadpoo111 on $10 Fistful of Dollars

4 months ago

Okay so I've got some time, let's get into this...

1) I think Shu-Yun is an interesting choice for a budget commander because he relies on killing opponents quickly, but with budget decks, you're going to be winning much later in the game. He's also interesting because he focuses on quick combat instead of really building up a boardstate. I think the first thing to do would be to abolish the idea of a turn 4-6 win, decks like ours are going to try and grind out the game with cheap removal and synergy, waiting for the right time to strike. Maybe the problem is that the deck wants to win too fast and the budget can't compensate for that, just my idea.

2)You should probably cut the uncommons, things like Invert/Invent, Jace's Ingenuity , Rush of Blood (even though this card is super cool and I'm going to put in one of my other decks), Concentrate , Rise from the Tides , Butcher's Cleaver , Hero's Blade , Inquisitor's Flail , Vessel of Endless Rest , Illusory Ambusher , Smelt-Ward Minotaur , and Whirler Rogue . While these cards are awesome in the deck, they're a huge deficit to your budget and cutting them is 12 less cards. I've found that with a budget like this, it's best to cut to $0.15 commons. Will it be as fast? No. Will it be $10 or under? Yes.

3)Have you considered building from the bottom up? Instead of adjusting my previous commanders, I usually just pull out a fresh sheet of paper and start from there. I feel that it opens up more gateways for deckbuilding and instead of having to cut expensive cards, you can decide which cards to add one at a time. Cutting is also just kind of negative and personally I feel a lot happier seeing: "this card is so sweet for $0.15!" Instead of: "Ugh I can't run this card because it's over budget." This could just be me of course.

4) As for specific cuts, here's what I'd take out(excluding the uncommons I pointed out earlier): Artificer's Epiphany : There are better draw spells out there; Contradict : Again, there are better spells; Depths of Desire : Generally, I dislike bounce, even in Red/Blue but this spell just isn't good, especially when you want to cast Shu Yun on turn 3; Enhanced Awareness : Way too expensive for the effect; Leave in the Dust : From your comments, it seems like you want to win faster, so I would cut these mana-intensive bounce spells so you can run cantrips, also Unsummon is $0.15 on SCG; Prying Eyes : yeah this card is just objectively bad in my opinion, even for a $10 deck; Repulse : Same thing I said before about bounce spells, the card draw isn't worth paying more mana; Scatter Arc : I feel like a lot of the bounce/counterspells are in this deck because they say "Draw a card" paying 2 more mana for a negate that draws you a card is not with it, you could do more with that two extra mana. Sweep Away : Yeah this is way too conditional to actually work out; Aether Tunnel : Yes I know you said you wanted to keep this, but playing it makes Shu Yun a huge target and it's budget intensive. Skygames : This enchantment is okay, but It's definitely not great, especially when compared to your other auras; Highland Lake and Izzet Boilerworks : Yes I know it's important to have mana, but running basics gives you more choices. That's pretty much all I've got for now on cuts.

I wish you the best of luck, but I'm about to pass out so goodnight, I hope this made sense!

Natalbee on Undead Cats

5 months ago

Varina, Lich Queen low-key looks like a cat to me. Opens you up to Arcane Adaptation to make everything cats and Frost Lynx , Illusory Ambusher .

paradigmknight on Swell the Host

1 year ago

I'm not sure if your playgroup is fine with going infinite to win, but I see Sage of Hours run in a lot of Ezuri decks. Desert Twister, Great Oak Guardian and Illusory Ambusher seem relatively weak. If you want good creatures, you could run Invisible Stalker, Fathom Mage, or Gyre Sage. When it comes to removal, Beast Within is better than the twister, or Pongify against creatures. Overrun is a good card in the deck, but a better card is Overwhelming Stampede. Some also run Pathbreaker Ibex.

Bababad on Kruphix and the Value Town Toolbox (Ugin and Jace)

1 year ago

Illusory Ambusher

gonna test this dork against my meta for a bit, not sure it does enough to merit a permanent slot...but that's what these tests are for!

piemanDW on Tempo Illusions

1 year ago

Just the Illusory Ambusher in the sideboard is not worth it to justify this being a Legacy deck. It is otherwise Modern legal. Also, Krovikan Mist is a very big 2-mana flier. It is definitely worth it. Lastly, Slither Blade does not fit with the deck's plan. Cutting Slither Blade for Krovikan Mist will help your deck a lot.

jkolb712 on

2 years ago

megaPisces13 The cards I took out are these:

Creatures

Gigantoplasm, Broodbirth Viper, Illusory Ambusher, Lone Revenant, Warchief Giant Goblin Electromancer, Charmbreaker Devils, Arjun, the Shifting Flame <-(Might be worth keeping), Etherium-Horn Sorcerer, Melek, Izzet Paragon, Dragon Mage.

Sorcery

Faithless Looting, Stolen Goods, Chain Reaction, Call the Skybreaker

Instant

Echoing Truth, Desperate Ravings, Reins of Power, Steam Augury, Word of Seizing, Aethersnatch, Magmaquake, Act of Aggression, DominateFor artifacts its a toss up, but I got rid of Seal of the Guildpact.

Get rid of all three enchantments.

For lands, limit it down to 36. Get rid of Rogue's Passage, and Temple of the False God.

Replacements*

I'll just put this is as a block text. Dig Through Time, Pieces of the Puzzle, Void Shatter, Swiftfoot Boots (or Lightning Greaves, if you prefer, thought you can go with both), Whispers of the Muse, Mystical Tutor, Part the Waterveil, Scour from Existence, Commit / Memory, Desolate Lighthouse, Cyclonic Rift, Tezzeret's Gambit, Mirrorpool, Disallow, Insidious Will, Shivan Reef, Spirebluff Canal, Metallurgic Summonings, Temple of Epiphany, Reiterate, Past in Flames, Learn from the Past, Meekstone, Epiphany at the Drownyard, Ponder, Merchant Scroll, Blasphemous Act, Mnemonic Nexus, Treasure Cruise, Guttersnipe, The Locust God, Wheel of Fate, Reforge the Soul, Sky Diamond, Expropriate, Insurrection, Caldera Lake, Halimar Depths

If you want some other upgrades to make this deck truly yours, you can go to EDHRec (https://edhrec.com/commanders/mizzix-of-the-izmagnus) to see what else you want to do. My deck is by no means the end all be all of upgrades. Keep it fun and make it work for you. :)

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