Creature — Faerie Rogue
Prowl (2)(Blue) (You may play this for its prowl cost if you dealt combat damage to a player this turn with a Faerie or Rogue.)
When Latchkey Faerie enters the battlefield, if its prowl cost was paid, draw a card.
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Latchkey Faerie Discussion
2 months ago
I recommend you using Latchkey Faerie instead of the ninja, as it's a cantrip faerie too and has evasion and higher power. In my faerie deck I run 4 of them.
3 months ago
Your deck is indeed lacking focus lemme see what I can do. Also these suggestions are assuming you're going for a low to the ground evasive agro build of faeries. Your deck is also extremely budget and if any of suggestions are too out of your price range it's fine let me know and I'll see if I can some up with a better alternative. Also your land base really needed some changes made to it so I made them I'm not sure if with the changes it equals 60 cards still let me know it not. I really hope these help
Changes to enchantments (+)
- +4 Bitterblossom This card does everything you need in your deck; low cmc and makes rouges/faeries. By itself bitterblossom can take over and win most games if left unchecked long enough.
Changes to enchantments (-)
- -1 Protective Bubble your cards almost all already have flying which makes them hard to block + scion already gives shroud no need to have this semi-expensive protection in here
Changes to instants/sorceries (+)
- +2 Counterspell one of the best counters in legacy and since you're only playing a two color deck it should not be too hard to cast being UU
Changes to instants/sorceries (-)
-1 Hideous Visage again no need to make your creatures hard to block they already are.
-2 Notorious Throng this card is good if you have the mana as it can straight up end games if cast for its prowl cost but most of the time it's over kill. its insanely good as a 1 of that can steal games if you cast it when your opponent's tapped out (say by mistbind clique) also I've added quite a bit of draw power so you can see it rather often even though its just a 1 of.
-1 Recall you play so many creatures and they are either A. easy to protect or B. expendable you don't need to wasting mana to get them back when you could just cast another in the place of one that was lost.
-1 Smallpox kinda lack luster as a 1 of and hurts you as well slowing you down, you're trying to win quickly and overwhelm your opponent before they have answers to your army.
-1 Sorin's Vengeance another card that is way to expensive for what it does by the time you are able to cast this either you or your opponent already won.
-1 Nameless Inversion two mana for a pseudo removal/buff isn't really as worth it as straight up removal
-1 Sorin's Thirst see nameless inversion
-1 Wring Flesh see nameless inversion
-2 Violet Pall this card is just straight up bad sorry to say its way to expensive and the value of a single 1/1 faerie rogue for it is not worth in any way.
Changes to creatures (+)
+4 Faerie Miscreant This is another low to the ground faeries rogue that draws you cards.
+1 Latchkey Faerie This card if your bring it in for its prowl cost can be very effeceint but you don't want to be paying the 4 mana ever so have 2 means you see if enough where it can cantrip and give you a 3/1 body while digging deeper into your deck but also you won't always see it.
+3 Mistbind Clique This card is insane its a 4/4 for 4, protects a faeries (if they target for removal just flash in and exile target protecting it), semi-time walks your opponent (cast on upkeep and taps them out so they can only play instant in response). They only reason I'm not recommending 4 is that it is kind of expensive and you want to keep this decks cmc pretty low.
+1 Oona's Blackguard this is the main card in your deck and you want to see it every game as soon as possible it makes all your rogues when they etb bigger speeding up your opponent's clock as well makes your opponent discard when they take dmg (which is going to be often) keeping them from stopping your army of creatures.
+1 Scion of Oona this card protects all your faeries(flash it in in response to removal) and makes them bigger and you can bring it in on your opponent's end-step to save mana on your turn. the only disadvantage is that since it grants shroud not hexproof you can not target your own faeries(which is why I'm not recommending 4). Also having 2 means they can't be target as well.
Changes to creatures (-)
-1 Stinkdrinker Bandit while this card is excellent at making your rogues bigger(since all of them having flying they will usually be unblocked) and its prowl cost makes it very efficient to cast you already have quite a few other lords in the deck and to many buffs may be overkill. (this card is still amazing in theory and if you want to keep 3 that is fine I just feel you might need to start adding more removal/control)
-1 Auntie's Snitch I feel the goblins are unnecessary and they are easily blocked bc they don't have flying
-2 Ghostly Changeling 3 cmc is a lot in your deck + an additional 2 to make it into a 3/3 temporarily is not worth it.
-1 Marsh Flitter too expensive for a lack luster effect
-1 Mothdust Changeling it is cheap but doesn't do much except slow you down to make it flying? not worth it
-1 Nightshade Stinger again doesn't do much can't even chump block big creatures
-2 Prickly Boggart low cmc and has fear but other than that doesn't do anything and fear is worse than flying no point in really having it
-1 Sower of Temptation while this card can steal big creatures from your opponent your opponent won't always have big creature to steal its cmc is also high. this card is better in the side board where you can bring it in when you know it will be an effective choice.
Changes to artifacts (-)
-1 Cloak and Dagger scion of oona does this better
-1 Coat of Arms to expensive and they're better buff cards already suggested
Changes to lands (+)
+2 Watery Grave
Changes to lands (-)
4 months ago
Hey legendofa. A few ideas for your Rogue deck. Personally I'd love to add another colour to it, but I'll make suggestions for mono-black as well. For me, I think what you want from a rogue themed deck is something that have that feeling of being mischievous, like you really are leading a pack of rogues. Give that feeling to your players, here are a few ideas on how I'd do it.
Adding Blue! I think adding blue is totally worth it, you get some awesome rogues, and more than that, you add a real roguish element for the players as well. Faerie Miscreant may not seem all that exciting as a 1/1 for one, but it has flying which is awesome when it's equipped with something (such as the Cloak and Dagger!). The Cloak and Dagger doesn't add toughness, so you want your rogues to have evation, and flying on a one mana creature is awesome. Plus, it can draw you a card as well. With nice little enters the battlefield creatures I'd also throw in Faerie Impostor, and Quicklings . Cheap flyers that let you reuse your ETB effects, and they're rogues of course. Another nice one mana guy is Triton Shorestalker, unblockable, one mana, give him a boost and he's ready to go! And remember that all these guys are even more awesome with Oona's Blackguard!
Then, the new rogue boss! Contraband Kingpin! Yeah you aren't running all that many artifacts, but even if you only play a few it's good, and he's a 1/4 with lifelink, for two mana... Give him a counter from Oona's Guard, give him a cloak and this guy is such awesome value. Or perhaps you want to help your non unblockable rogues get through, or let one block, then Coral Trickster is fun, adds a different element, and is super cheap of course. Then how about we take advantage of all this unblockable and increased damage? Well, say hi to Sygg, River Cutthroat. Unfortunately he is expensive, but look at him, he's awesome and for those who want to spend a bit more, he's an awesome addition.
Up to three mana, how about the awesome draw power of the Cold-Eyed Selkie. A dagger in the hand of this selkie and she'll be drawing you all the cards you could possibly want! Using the Trickster, or a Pestermite, or even Silkbind Faerie to help clear a path. Or simply draw a card and get a big flyer on the field with Latchkey Faerie. Plus, with blue, you get access to Thieves' Fortune which is awesome thematically and a super powerful one mana draw spell. For that mischievous element you also have Knowledge Exploitation, and Notorious Throng but they are a little more expensive unfortunately, but worth a shout for those who want to spend a little more as it's great fun.
Just a couple of black rogues that I like, Night Market Lookout. Not the most exciting, but a better version of Pulse Tracker, and you'll be surprised how effective that drain is. Also, with a couple pieces of equipment in the deck, Dhund Operative is amazing! A two mana 3/2 deathtoucher, what more could you want! I know, unblockable, well, you can't be too greedy!
6 months ago
Fun as in you get to do all the plays and they get to do none, yes the deck delivers.
I agree with you on Faerie Impostor/Quickling, and that they need to be cut down on (it is the main spot in the deck where I'm trying to figure out what to actually play). I don't want more evasion, Aqueous Form/Distortion Strike would be redundant (the Point was to Bounce the ninjas back to hand and replay them through flyers).
Quietus Spike is very expensive and halving your opponents Life doesn't seem that good when you are winning through constant poking.
Latchkey Faerie has been pretty decent from the games I've played. The extra card is really useful in some matchups and you tend to get enough mana for it in this deck. I will try a more aggressive version without them and see how it works out though ;)(replaced by Mistblade Shinobi)
6 months ago
NICE! I have a Fae/Ninja hybrid deck myself and its TONS of fun :D I have a Primer if your interested in more in depth pointers (wont shamelessly advertise in your comments unless you are interested :p )
My thoughts here are between Faerie Impostor/Quickling and the effects from Ninjustu and Familiar's Ruse there is PLENTY of "returning creatures to your hand effect going on... to the point where you can lose tempo i would consider cutting Faerie Impostor/Quicklingand adding maybe Aqueous Form to slap on your ninjas maybe even Distortion Strike ;) also Quietus Spike could be a nice finisher... id also drop Latchkey Faerie... just too expensive even with the prowl cost... +1 from me tho nice work.
6 months ago
I like the idea, and it would probably be fine. This deck (from my playtesting of it) does not really have a problem getting in to trigger ninjutsu, and it also has 12+ counterspells to protect the creatures (making hexproof less needed). I am however strongly considering taking out 1 Latchkey Faerie (and probably 1 Quickling) as the deck tends to draw way too many cards. The replacement would be a disruptive and/or aggressive card. (which is what the deck lacks)Vendilion Clique is way too pricey for this sadly.
6 months ago
I would consider losing one Latchkey Faerie and a Zephyr Sprite for a pair of Invisible Stalker. So you have an Unblockable with hexproof, that way you are almost guaranteed a Ninjitsu proc every attack phase whislt he is on the field.
9 months ago
L1NX, thank you for getting interested in my deck!
In my opinion, I prefer cards that give me scry and draw because I can plan better the following turns.
If you test the deck by your own, I'd appreciate that you give me feedback about it. I also want to improve and complete the sideboard! :)