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Creature — Human Rogue
Jhessian Infiltrator is unblockable.
Jhessian Infiltrator Discussion
10 months ago
Hey Man, I love making decks and I'd be glad to help out! Here are some suggestions: First, try to see if you can get more unblockable creatures with relevant creature types. Usually these are rogues so that you can use Notorious Throng and faeries because many of them are rogues and you can use cards like Spellstutter Sprite which also counters spells. Some elves along with Eladamri, Lord of Leaves works too, though I know that's out of your budget. Some creatures I see you don't have are Nightveil Sprite, Triton Shorestalker, and Jhessian Infiltrator. Also shoutout to Trygon Predator which removes stuff as well and Faerie Conclave which is a land that can become a relevant creature, which is very handy in case you run into a lot of boardwipes. Beastmaster Ascension is another win condition you can throw in. Coastal Piracy and Bident of Thassa are redundant effects for edric. Beast Whisperer is also a good draw engine. You also might want to change some of your removal spells as well. Counters like Mana Leak aren't so good in commander. Besides other counter spells, you can also use Rapid Hybridization, Beast Within and Reality Shift and the downsides don't mean much when all your creatures have flying! I also found some cheap dual lands to consider: Yavimaya Coast, Temple of Mystery, Thornwood Falls, Alchemist's Refuge. Finally, In terms of cuts, in addition to slowly improving your unblockable creatures when possible, I would remove some cards that aren't so in tune with your game plan. How often are Mind Control and Allosaurus Rider going to be useful in your deck? Sorry for the wall of text. Hope this all helps!
11 months ago
I remember back in "the day", Shorecrasher Mimic on turn two followed by Favor of the Overbeing on turn three was a pretty solid opening. "Dies to Lightning Bolt" is a good reason it won't work these days.
1 year 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.
1 year 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
1 year 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.
2 years 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.
2 years 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.
2 years 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.
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