Ishkanah, Grafwidow

Legality

Format Legality
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon Mythic Rare

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Ishkanah, Grafwidow

Legendary Creature — Spider

Reach

Delirium - When Ishkanah, Grafwidow enters the battlefield, if there are four or more card types among cards in your graveyard, put three 1/2 green Spider creature tokens with reach onto the battlefield.

: Target opponent loses 1 life for each Spider you control.

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Ishkanah, Grafwidow Discussion

YungGenji on Bant Delirium Eldrazi

2 days ago

If you're playing delirium cards, Ishkanah, Grafwidow is pretty good.

Geo67 on RUG Burn

5 days ago

tedenby1992, pretty cool deck on Temur Midrange. I will probably switch over to several of these cards once rotation hits. Especially Abrade.

I like the Kiora / GLorybringer untap abilty she has, so Glorybringer can exert every turn, so it acts like a constant grasp of darkness.

I will say, I love Ishkanah, Grafwidow, and am running this card to the bitter end.

clayperce on I Just Drew 20 Cards (Jund Midrange 2.0)

6 days ago

divinagon,
Looks great; big +1 from me!

I've been working on a Golgari brew; here's a couple thoughts based on my testing so far:

  • Do you have room for Blighted Fen?
  • The ability to recur Hissing Quagmire from the graveyard is just amazing. Can your manabase remotely support it as a 3- or 4-of?
  • I've found weenie decks to be a really hard match-up, as they can chump block for days, and are just SO much faster. I ended up adding some Trample (from Rhonas the Indomitable, though I like Nature's Way too) and also going really big on Removal to make up for it. I like the idea of your Jaddi Offshoot in the sideboard though. How are they working for you?
  • It seems like 25% (maybe even more) of my meta is Temur Energy decks (that were recently running Temur Marvel). I have no idea of course if pesky Thopter tokens and brutal Glorybringers will be a force in HOU Standard (and of course I have no idea about your meta). But you might consider some Flyerhate (e.g., Plummet or Ishkanah, Grafwidow) for your sideboard, as placeholders.

Draw well!

Nabilthedophlin on Abzan/Junk Midrange Standard

2 weeks ago

Even though it's not really important, you don't have a lot to do on turn 2, in terms of creatures, which can make or break your board. Maybe consider some 2 drops like Scrapheap Scrounger or Glory-Bound Initiate or some ramp creatures like Channeler Initiate or Servant of the Conduit that can help you drop Ishkanah, Grafwidow or Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet earlier.

ChocolatePuma on Afraid of Spiders? Better run.

4 weeks ago

Possibly only run one of each of your beefier spiders like Ishkanah, Grafwidow and Arachnus Spinner? From my experience they're mid to late game creatures so it might be unlikely that you'll get to play 2 of them if your opponent has any effective removal.

acbooster on delirium pilgrims eye

1 month ago

Yes. Delirium is worded where it looks only for the card types, and not cards with different types. Ishkanah, Grafwidow for reference.

AiryNeon on Bontu Is My Mommy

1 month ago

Ok. First off, you need more lands. You definitely don't have enough. Also, I think you should have a reliable way of getting stuff through. Bontu the Glorified is good, but you need more ways to exploit that, and Tattered Mummy, Weaponcraft Enthusiast, and Doomed Dissenter are definitely things to take out. From Beyond is too slow for a deck like this one. You want it to be more midrange-esque. Certainly Liliana, Death's Majesty needs to be taken out, unless you plan to put in more delirium-based cards, such as Grim Flayer, Ishkanah, Grafwidow, Traverse the Ulvenwald, and Gnarlwood Dryad. Consider Emrakul's Evangel as well. Voldaren Pariah  Flip should be a necessity. You need to put Bloodbriar in. I don't know why it isn't already there.

Armaros92 on Spider tribal

1 month ago

I think there are a few cards to reconsider. For example, Raking Canopy and Needle Storm are cards that damage flying creatures. Either you know that you're facing a deck full of aggressive fliers, or these cards could sit quite dead in your hand. On top of that, every spider has reach, so you can block flying creatures. Instead of Raking Canopy you could consider Gaea's Anthem to buff up your creatures and have a bigger chance of surviving a block against both fliers and non-fliers.

I would probably cut the Skysnare Spiders because their cost is the same as that of Arachnus Spinner except the spinner has higher toughness and a free tap the spider for a free enchantment effect. The second Skysnare Spider and maybe even the Sentinel Spider could be switched out for more Kessig Recluses. The vigilance is nice to have of course, but it is up to you to decide whether it trumps the deathtouch.

Consider also Cryptolith Rite if you want to get more mana out of your creatures, this can also help get you to pay the cost for Ishkanah, Grafwidow's burn effect if you either have too little lands or lack a source of black.

One particular land that I find very satisfying to combine with Watcher in the Web is Swarmyard to just block 8 creatures and regenerate your blocker for free.

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