Insectile Aberration

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Delver of Secrets  Flip

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Innistrad (ISD) Common

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Insectile Aberration

Creature — Human Insect

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Insectile Aberration Discussion

Xica on The best cards not worth ...

1 week ago

Skaab Ruinator fails to be good due two factors:
- the opponent exiling the skaab is a real danger
- building a deck to have enough creatures to exile from the grave is too restrictive. (if it would ask for exiling any card, this card would be a staple of modern)
It would not compete with Insectile Aberration  Flip, since the delver can be removed a lot easier and is unable to play defense against fatties like Tasigur, the Golden Fang, the titans, death shadow, and the like.

Mandalorian on Budget Mono Blue

1 month ago

I think the best budget blue deck you can make in Modern is either Delver or Tron.

Tron is trying to assemble the three tron lands Urza's Power Plant, Urza's Tower, and Urza's Mine (they are about a 1$ a piece). With these three lands on the battlefield you can play big creatures like Kozilek, the Great Distortion and Desolation Twin and Bane of Bala Ged and Cyclonic Rift. In the early game you play counters and tempo cards like Condescend, Repeal, and Expedition Map to find tron lands.

Delver is much more spell centric with Delver of Secrets being the all star which flips into Insectile Aberration  Flip. The other creatures are small evasive creatures with Ninja of the Deep Hours, Spellstutter Sprite, Faerie Miscreant, etc... the non creature spells are all tempo related like Vapor Snag, Deprive, Remand, Serum Visions, Opt.

I believe both of these versions can be built for 30$ and be budget competitive with room to grow and acquire more expensive pieces.

Pieguy396 on Extricator of Sin / Extricator ...

1 month ago

I'd just like to report that there isn't a little "flip" thing just above and to the right of Extricator of Sin and Extricator of Flesh such as with Thing in the Ice  Flip and Awoken Horror  Flip, and I can't find a way to fix it.

(Delver of Secrets appears to be missing it as well, but not Insectile Aberration  Flip )

Neotrup on What happens when a DFC ...

1 month ago

Importantly, Heir to the Night  Flip is a Delver of Secrets  Flip in this scenario, it is not an Insectile Aberration even though it's back face is up and it transformed while being a copy. Interestingly, if you activated Heir of Falkenrath and your opponent responded by casting Cytoshape both targeting and choosing Heir of Falkenrath (so that it became a copy of itself) it would transform (so Heir to the Night  Flip was face up) but still be an Heir of Falkenrath.

bobbyboo on I'll Have What She's Having!

4 months ago

Talrand, Sky Summoner, Young Pyromancer, Metallurgic Summonings, and Insectile Aberration  Flip should help you along quite well, Guttersnipe too. Tezzeret's Gambit and Steady Progress work well to gain experience, Inexorable Tide will give a similar effect.

In terms of theft a Stolen Goods is usually value, Treachery and Domineering Will too. For when you put money into it Bribery is effective as anything, same with Commandeer and Desertion.

naynay666 on U/G ThreshTempo

5 months ago

Don't get me wrong, I love Temporal Spring more than most- but is it worth 4 slots? Might be. I jam Chittering Rats where they don't belong sometimes.

Upping your fetches (Terramorphic Expanse and Ash Barrens) loads up your graveyard faster. More fetches = more Brainstorms = more Insectile Aberration  Flip. Commune with the Gods might serve a better purpose than Mental Note, but who knows?

Xica on

5 months ago

...If you want your opponent to discard cards you will need to force them to do so. 4x cads are just too few to achieve that goal, at bare minimum you need 6x copies that give the effect or some mechanism to dig out the cards (scrying, tutor... etc.) if there are no two cards that provide the effect you are looking for.

Necrogen Mists tends to be a budget alternative of Liliana of the Veil in this role.

But even if you have 6 cards, its likely that people will just beat down with cheap creatures like Goblin Guide or Insectile Aberration  Flip, which can be cast for a 1 mana, and i highly doubt that you are able to hold them reliably at zero lands.
This is why similar decks tend to hind behind Ensnaring Bridge

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