Invisible Stalker

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

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Innistrad (ISD) Uncommon

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Invisible Stalker

Creature — Human Rogue

Hexproof

Invisible Stalker is unblockable.

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Invisible Stalker Discussion

MurrSheep on You Shall Not Pass

10 hours ago

jona813k, that's part of why this is still a work in progress, but perhaps if I add the artifacts i have in my maybeboard, that could evenly burn then to 0 life. I did add a set of Invisible Stalker and 2 Jace, Memory Adept, but I'm open to suggestions that work with enchantments and is U/W/B.

multimedia on The Multifarious mastermind

1 week ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help.

Cards to consider adding:

Dreadnought in your graveyard is a 12/12 with trample for one mana with Lazav. Dreadnought and Asp in your graveyard is a combo. Become Dreadnought with Lazav attack and in combat become Asp, make Asp have infect for and kill an opponent with trampling 12/12 infect. Soulgorger is a 8/8 for three mana, also good. Buried/Windfall/Frantic/Careful are all potential early game plays to get creatures into your graveyard. Windfall/Frantic/Careful can also draw which is helpful. Buried is pretty important because it can tutor for and put up to three creatures into your graveyard at one time for three mana. It alone can set up the Dreadnought/Asp combo. Jace/Wharf/Looter can be early game creatures who can be repeatable ways to draw while also putting a creature into your graveyard.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Deadly Visit
  • Mephitic Vapors
  • Never Happened
  • Severed Strands
  • Stolen Identity
  • Vicious Rumors
  • Cancel
  • Dimir Charm
  • Necrotic Wound
  • Barrier of Bones
  • Dimir Spybug
  • Watcher in the Mist
  • Whisper Agent
  • Jace Beleren

Lands to consider adding:

Good luck with your deck.


Artatras on First Dmir/Grave deck help

1 week ago

Hi!

I'm happy you are building a Lazav deck because he is such a fun commander to play with, although he's a very atypical graveyard-themed general. I personally think you shouldn't see him as a classic reanimator engine, but instead more as a voltron deck.

I do agree with TheAmazingSteve and DrukenReaps on the Blade of Selves + Phage the Untouchable nonbo. In addition to that, I wouldn't include Blightsteel Colossus either. The colossus can't stay in the graveyard due to its last clause, so you would have to copy it with Lazav at instant speed as soon as it hits the graveyard, with the shuffle trigger still on the stack. This means it would cost you , plus any other mana you need to put the Colossus in the bin with a spell or ability like Entomb or Frantic Search. Even if you are planning to hard-cast the Colossus instead of copying it, is probably too much for the Dimir colours since we aren't that good at ramping.

I would cut the entire surveil package and replace it with loot spells like Frantic Search and Thirst for Knowledge, or graveyard tutors like Buried Alive. Looting is better than surveilling and self-milling because you have more control over your discards. If you already have a creature in hand, you can draw three and then choose to discard that creature. With surveil and self-mill, you increase randomness.

Also, I would not include reanimation spells like Reanimate and Sheoldred, the Whispering One. The thing with Lazav is that he doesn't support reanimation very well, because his ability doesn't allow you to save any mana. For this reason, I would not include big creatures like the Eldrazis or Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur. Instead, it would be nice to focus on cheap creatures with high stats and bad ETB effects, because those won't trigger when you copy them with you commander. I'm thinking about Hunted Horror, Eater of Days and especially Phyrexian Dreadnought, hands-down the best card for a Lazav deck. Another auto-include in any Lazav deck is Invisible Stalker, because it can offer evasion and protection to our commander.

A sweet combo you can include is Crackdown Construct + Ornithopter. When you have both in the graveyard, you pay and turn Lazav into the Construct. Then pay to turn him into the Ornithopter. The Lazav-Construct ability triggers, since you activated an ability (Lazav's), and your commander gets +1/+1 until the end of turn. In response, you pay again to transform him into the Ornithopter and he gets another +1/+1. You can do this trick as many times as you like putting each trigger on the stack, and at the end of the day Lazav will finally become a flying Ornithopter but with an infinite amount of +1/+1 buffs until the end of turn.

Apart from that, I would increase the amount of lands to at least 35/36 because you need as much mana as possible to activate your commander's ability multiple times in the same turns and hold up counterspells at the same time.

A final note: you can't play Norn's Annex in a Dimir deck. Although it has phyrexian mana in its cost, its colour identity is still white.

I hope I have helped you with your deck. Let me know if you have any doubts. If you want, you can take a look at my Primer for Lazav. It is more on the competitive side, but I think you can find some ideas. I will link it down below. Cheers!

"The Many-Faced God" - [[Primer]]

Lord_Olga on Dimir Cipher

1 week ago

TheSurgeon Thanks for disecting (heh) this so thoroughly!! Yeah, Invisible Stalker is definitely the best target. the other people here I was really just looking to get the most value out of low CMC, other than Inkfathom Witch who is a win con.

Yes, those spells are a bit high cost for my taste. I basically comfort myself by saying it’s an investment in its indefinite use. I might throw in the extra Shadow Slice, though. Those are fun. You can net a cool 10 damage if you play one just right.

Also, thanks! You have no idea how long it took me to get a good curve for early game. This deck runs its course pretty quickly so I gotta make sure I start strong. I’ll go ahead and adjust my lands and see how that works out. I’m pretty unlucky with land draw, so let’s hope that makes a difference.

Thanks for all the advice!

TheSurgeon on Dimir Cipher

1 week ago

Your main creature cipher focus is really on Invisible Stalker. Everything else seems like aggressive Fodder.

That being said, Mental Vapors and Undercity Plague ultimately seem a bit high cost for their effects. vapors could easily be replaced with Raven's Crime. And for Plague, I would suggest just throw in another Shadow Slice, and go to town with those on the stalkers.

Looking at your mana curve, (pretty sexy, btw) you may want to consider perhaps adding in a slightly heavier blue mana base. I love your approach here, whether it be intentional or accidental. The first 4 turns are almost guaranteed to be low cost blue spells and you need to make your board presence as soon as possible. To do that, you need to guarantee you're gonna pull blue over black at the start of every game. Just tip the scales to 11x island and 7x Swamp. Then the black mana will be available right when you need it.

Good luck!

Artatras on "The Many-Faced God" - [[Primer]]

2 weeks ago

A cool suggestion indeed. The only problem is that it will be very hard to catch an opponent off guard with it since it will be in plain sight in your graveyard. If they see you have a Phyrexian Obliterator in the bin, they simply won't attack into you. If you want to use it offensively, they won't block. For this reason, it can be seen as ": give Lazav unblockable". This is a little too expensive, especially if we compare that to our other evasion tools (Invisible Stalker, Dimir Infiltrator, Looter il-Kor, Key to the City). If you want an element of surprise, you need an instant-speed way of putting the Obliterator into the graveyard (Entomb, Key to the City), and this seems a little too clunky in terms of mana management for a one-time blow-out. My deck tries to be as mana-efficient as possible, but I can see the Obliterator included in other lists that have a bigger focus on cool combat tricks.

darkone8 on

3 weeks ago

Sage of Hours for infinite turns, and maybe try finding more ways to generate little 1/1's beyond elves. Having a ton of overpowered mana dorks doesn't do you any good. So maybe try adding Verdant Force and Invisible Stalker to synergy with Ezuri a little more.

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