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Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni
Legendary Creature — Rat Ninja
Ninjutsu (, Return an unblocked attacker you control to hand: Put this card onto the battlefield from your hand tapped and attacking.)
Whenever Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni deals combat damage to a player, you may put target creature card from that player's graveyard onto the battlefield under your control.
: Regenerate Ink-Eyes.
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Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni Discussion
2 days ago
it's a bit ironic to assemble the Avengers (aka The Gatewatch) to help to construct a Bolas-deck, but nevertheless here are my ideas:
First of all, I would discard :) the whole Nekusar-wheel-theme. Nekusar, the Mindrazer decks just do it better anyways and playing Wheel of Fortune, Reforge the Soul, Jace's Archivist or Windfall in your deck has some drawbacks. While they're great to enable your plan of using the opponents' graveyards, your decks' cmc is not low enough to exploit those cards. Additionally, your opponents would get a significant amount of cards out of it, too, which also undermines the whole handcontrol theme of your deck: What's the matter of making them discard through Nicol Bolas, the Ravager Flip, when you're helping them to refill their hands the next turn? Cards like Megrim, Liliana's Caress or Fell Specter would have to go as well because they're only effective with the aforementioned cards.
So my proposal is to focus on discard and control. Cards like Painful Quandary, The Eldest Reborn, Waste Not, Oppression and Chains of Mephistopheles fit well and should stay. You could add Skull Rend or Liliana's Specter. You could also add cards that let your commander re-enter the battlefield like Ghostly Flicker. Some ninjas like Silent-Blade Oni or Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni do not only fit your theme but let you cast your commander again.
You have to strengthen your control over the graveyards when you're making people discard. The Scarab God is already good here. But you need some more graveyard-hate like Relic of Progenitus or Phyrexian Furnace which give you a bit of a choice what to exile. Don't play Leyline of the Void in here.
So far I mentioned 8 cards which should be cut, so here are 22 more: Kess, Dissident Mage, Nightveil Specter, Mind's Dilation, Omniscience, Torment of Hailfire, Disrupt Decorum, Entreat the Dead, Anvil of Bogardan, Go for the Throat, Blasphemous Act, Stunning Reversal, Thrilling Encore, Leyline of Anticipation (most of the permanents don't have to be played at instant speed. Casting leyline is just doing nothing for the turn), Bloodchief Ascension, Countersquall, Desertion, Preordain, Thoughtseize, Library of Leng, Disciple of Bolas, Hour of Devastation, Tormenting Voice.
That's all for now. Good luck with your deck!
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
Thornbite Staff seem really out of place and Diabolic Tutor has no payoff on this kind of deck, i would cut both sets and include some combination of Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni, Ogre Slumlord and some kind of removal spell like Doom Blade or Dismember.
I recommend that before doing any changes to the deck you really figure out what your gameplan is, right now the deck is divided between a discard suite and a Pack Rat/Tokens strategy, they're both effective and the rats that force the opponent to discard are good on both deck types but you need to focus on one of them.
3 weeks ago
@Valzasaurus Glad you enjoy it.
About life gain: Don't worry! The cool thing about theft deck is that the answers always lie in your opponents decks ;)
So these are the cards you probably have overlooked: Dead Man's Chest, Gonti, Lord of Luxury, Acquire, Expropriate, Knowledge Exploitation, Mind's Dilation, Praetor's Grasp, Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni, Sakashima the Impostor, Evil Twin, Stolen Identity, Psychic Intrusion, Memory Plunder, Sakashima's Student, Thada Adel, Acquisitor, Daring Thief & Silent-Blade Oni
3 weeks ago
Hey, I play a similar deck in esper that tries to control the opponent's hands. Some cards I play in it are: Silent-Blade Oni, Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni, Mindleech Mass, Ghastlord of Fugue, Shimian Specter, Doomsday Specter, Kheru Mind-Eater, Rootwater Thief, Head Games and Glasses of Urza. Maybe some of those cards would also work in your deck. Also Mindclaw Shaman.
2 months ago
Go for the Throat
Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni
Wrexial, the Risen Deep
Thaumatic Compass Flip
Nemesis of Reason
Oona, Queen of the Fae
Szadek, Lord of Secrets
Startled Awake Flip
3 months ago
Welcome Back to the Game! You've chosen the right Format for fun and using all those sweet old cards.
Not too many editions: This will make for a great casual play and a fantastic deck to tinker. Looking at your build, I'm assuming that you're not looking to throw hundreds of dollars at this so my suggestions reflect that.If you want some more Elvish Ramp, Throw Elvish Archdruid and/or Elvish Guidance in the mix.Perhaps some more value on your opponent's discarding? Megrim and Liliana's Caress add damage; Animate Dead, Necromancy, Sepulchral Primordial, Yawgmoth's Vile Offering, and Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni all let you get baddies out of your opponents' graveyards. The Eldest Reborn is pretty good in multiplayer, too.Timely Targeted removal is huge in EDH, too. Abrupt Decay, Beast Within and other multi-type removal may stop people's engines from coming online.
Good luck and Have fun!
3 months ago
Marrow-Gnawer For more rats and fear!
Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni Crazy reanimator
Rotting Rats Discard