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Creature — Human Rogue
Jhessian Infiltrator is unblockable.
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Jhessian Infiltrator Discussion
2 months ago
I've tried playing around with a blue/green ninja deck before, and I found Jhessian Infiltrator was a great fit for an evasive attacker. It also has enough power that it can take some swings at your opponent if you don't have anyone to ninjitsu out. Mystic Snake is likewise a great option, since getting to reset its counterspell ability can be very powerful. In terms of giving your ninjas evasion after they're already in play, Higure, the Still Wind, Rogue's Passage and Neurok Invisimancer are all good options.
You can see the build I settled on here: UG... ninjas.
6 months ago
Not to be rude, but this list seems a little short on creatures.
Here is a few suggestions pulled from EDHRec:
Gudul Lurker, Jhessian Infiltrator, Siren Stormtamer, Hypnotic Siren, Cloudfin Raptor, Wingcrafter, Spire Tracer, Zephyr Sprite, Hope of Ghirapur, Elvish Mystic, Llanowar Elves, Cloud of Faeries, Cloud of Faeries, Faerie Miscreant, River Hoopoe, Coastal Piracy, Coiling Oracle, Stratus Dancer, River Sneak
9 months ago
Some cheap cards I can think of off the top of my head that might be worth getting for this deck would be Arcanum Wings, Wild Defiance, Mask of Avacyn, Jhessian Infiltrator, Troll Ascetic and of course Slippery Bogle. Sigil of Sleep also pairs well with Invisible Stalker.
1 year ago
Also, it seems like you should play the full 4 copies of Vigean Hydropon since a lot of synergies revolve around it. Silhana Ledgewalker is almost a green Invisible Stalker most of the time... Maybe something to consider rather than Jhessian Infiltrator.
1 year ago
Likewise. It was a decent attempt at a joke the first time. Afterwards it just bored me.
Besides which, the FlyNo is pretty much just a worse colorshifted Jhessian Infiltrator to me. Minus flying making it vulnerable to some cards and invulnerable to others.
1 year ago
As a follow-up, since almost none of the cards in my collection are legal for Modern and I have little desire to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars 'catching up'. I'm trying to ease into that interesting niche you seem to be carving for yourself, designing effective budget decks for modern and standard formats. My ego isn't such that I wouldn't be able to handle a $40 deck losing to a $400 deck, and I would enjoy the occasional wins under those circumstances more than a tournament title that I had to mortgage the house for.
I'm currently re-evaluating UG for its aggro/tempo potential, considering Coiling Oracle (of course), Invisible Stalker, Shorecrasher Mimic, Jhessian Infiltrator and then spells like Simic Charm and the re-usable Rancor... in the old days, dipping a third color was deemed very risky - now it seems pretty much S.O.P. - and I see a lot of good in white. Unfortunately, the most expensive cards out there right now seem to be lands, and of course Noble Hierarch.
1 year ago
I changed Jhessian Infiltrator for the new naga. Half the power but also half the cost.
New Nissa is also really interesting. You could play her with just one loyalty counter and still be ablo to pop creatures into play straight from your deck. Ultimate is also quite similar to Garruks I think, you can either knock someone out or at least deal some damage.
1 year ago
Budget concerns? well... maybe exchange Hinterland Harbor for Yavimaya Coast. That should make it possible to commit to such major investments as $ 0.16 Cloudfin Raptor and $ 0.23 Coiling Oracle without breaking the 35 dollar upper limit. I still think there should be some kind of land capable of producing both colors of mana, though.
How much is the deck now without maybeboard?
The differences between Jhessian Infiltrator and Cloudfin Raptor are smaller than they seem, as very few modern decks has anything ready to block fliers by turn 2. I just favor Cloudfin Raptor, because it works of any other creatures you might play, where Jhessian Infiltrator requires a very certain sequence - or it will remain a 2/2.