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Creature — Spirit
Whenever another Spirit enters the battlefield under your control, Mausoleum Wanderer gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
Sacrifice Mausoleum Wanderer: Counter target instant or sorcery spell unless its controller pays X, where X is Mausoleum Wanderer's power.
Mausoleum Wanderer Discussion
1 week ago
3 weeks ago
Thanks for helping out kamarupa. I decided to have less lord effects like Always Watching and Signal Pest in favor of more interactive spells such as Spellstutter Sprite and Spell Queller ; tempo cards like that reduce the need for buffs every game since you'll be able to win with incremental value from countering threats and removal; having a board of big fliers that dies to an Anger of the Gods or Damnation is worse than a board of smaller fliers that doesn't, imo. As I said in an earlier comment, the reason I'm not playing Squadron Hawk is because the Spellstutter Sprite s (ie the interactive spells) take up their spots. As for Segovian Angel vs. Healer's Hawk , I personally think it's pretty even. The angel can attack and leave a body to crew Smuggler's Copter and block (though I don't think that situation comes up too often) while hawk is more useful with buffs; either way, I might just replace those 4 cards with Siren Stormtamer since it's EVEN MORE protection and it seems fun to screw with interactive decks with it and the other tax-counter 1-drops.
In regards to the land count, I opted to go under 20 because the deck has a significant amount of drawing power with Smuggler's Copter , Curious Obsession , and Faerie Seer , plus the curve is low enough (with only four 3 cmc cards in the deck at the top end) to handle the lower land count. In testing, the deck doesn't often have trouble getting to that third land or even the fourth. I'm hesitant to add colorless lands to a budget 2-color mana base, and I probably won't. Temple of Enlightenment is a tapland so that's a no-go, Remorseful Cleric is a better answer to graveyards than Scavenger Grounds since it also serves double-duty as a threat. I won't play Immortal Servitude either since it costs a bit too much for this deck and the WWW casting cost is pretty hard to get.
I don't think any of those are substantial reasons to cut Vesperlark , Curious Obsession , Spell Queller , or Smuggler's Copter ; especially the last two. First, Curious Obsession . If you followed standard at all recently it's pretty evident how good it is, but to summarize the good things about it: it is usually able to replace itself immediately (therefore isn't a 2-for-1), gives a little bit of extra damage, and can easily run away with games (through card advantage) if left unchecked. So I really don't get what you mean when you say it's "too narrow."
Vesperlark is, I'd argue, one of the least narrow cards in the deck. As you said, Pride of the Clouds is a prime target for removal; if they have it, they'll kill it. But as long as it's not exiled, Vesperlark can get it back. The same goes for Mausoleum Wanderer or Judge's Familiar , which you can reuse for 2 mana if you've sacrificed them once and are in need of some protection again. Basically, it can serve as copies 5 and 6 of pretty much every creature in the deck. It's also a great value-generator in longer games: a full-cost Vesperlark is able to block, kill something, and leave a body on the battlefield, kind of reminiscent of Kitchen Finks but potentially better if you get a Pride of the Clouds or protection 1-drop back. If you play it on a full board and your opponent sweeps it, you'll still have a board presence afterwards which reduces the tempo swing a little bit. In short, it's a pretty flexible card.
If you search around online, Smuggler's Copter is played in nearly every Favorable Winds deck, and for good reason: it's an undercosted flier that also lets you cycle through your deck, discarding extra lands or dead removal spells and finding more threats. Some people even play Copter in Merfolk, a deck that has no apparent synergies with the card, because the ability to find gas in exchange for useless cards you draw is so good. As for Spell Queller , the mana cost is never a problem. 18 lands is plenty to get to 3 mana on curve, and add the card draw/cycling/scry from Curious Obsession / Smuggler's Copter / Faerie Seer it's even rarer that I don't get a third land eventually.
I haven't put any thought into a sideboard yet since this deck was honestly just a 10-minute draft (budget deckbuilding practice) that I had no intention of sharing with others, but I'll keep those in mind. Sanctimony 's a cool card I didn't know about :D
4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your suggestion. I had considered Metallic Mimic and Collected Company but I saw some issues with the two. I didn't like how mimic was dead in the late game. As for Company I'm still on the fence as I saw it be used more for a deck that's reactive kind of like spirits which has stuff like Spell Queller and Mausoleum Wanderer but then again it's used in elves. I like Aether Vial and will definitely attempt to incorporate it into the deck.
1 month ago
"this deck uses ninja". didn't know the popular Twitch streamer was a part of the deck lol.
Anyway, replace Judge's Familiar with Mausoleum Wanderer , because it's a strict upgrade. 1/1 fliers for 1, both counter for 1. However, if you play another wanderer, OR A CHANGELING OUTCAST, it's better for that turn.
1 month ago
the deck i use doesn't really have the same theme as what you're going for, but i don't mind explaining my deck. my spirit build has a lot of counterspells like Mana Leak and Rune Snag , with Mausoleum Wanderer and Spell Queller as my "counterspells on wings". it also has lots of power/toughness boosts in Supreme Phantom , Favorable Winds , and Drogskol Captain .
i'm not saying Soulherder doesn't work for bouncing creatures with etb effects. thats exactly what it was intended for. i'm saying it doesn't work in the usual spirit tribal build, because most spirits don't have meaningful ETB's.
1 month ago
Out of curiosity, have you done any testing with this deck? New ninja support is dropping in Horizons (WHOOOO!), and where I love Kamigawa I'm looking at the archetype again -- have you considered things like Judge's Familiar and Mausoleum Wanderer for the deck? It seems to me like the combination of their low cost, evasion, and spot removal taxing might be ideal for the archetype, possibly freeing up some of the slots you have open for evasion at the moment, as might the Wingcrafter , which can airlift some ninja friends. >: D
2 months ago
Hey, really well made Commander deck, but it's only 94 cards :)
Thalakos Seer is quite good with Ninjutsu, getting value with Yuriko. Ninja of the Deep Hours , Higure, the Still Wind and Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni are good Ninjas, worth playing with Yuriko. Higure is great with Arcane Adaptation because then it can tutor for any creature in your library since all creatures are considered Ninjas.
All the low mana cost unblockable creatures and flying creatures are good to get a fast Yuriko onto the battlefield. Unblockable: Slither Blade , Triton Shorestalker , Mist-Cloaked Herald , Gudul Lurker , Dimir Infiltrator , Tormented Soul . Flying: Mausoleum Wanderer , Pteramander , Jace's Phantasm . Thada Adel, Acquisitor has a good ability for multiplayer Commander since most opponents decks have artifacts. Fabricate or Trinket Mage are worth playing just to tutor for Top. Good luck with your deck.
2 months ago
Mausoleum Wanderer occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.11%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%