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|Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2)||Common|
|Promo Set (000)||Common|
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Tribal Instant — Shapeshifter
Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.)
Target creature gets +3/-3 and loses all creature types until end of turn.
Nameless Inversion Discussion
1 month ago
I love modern gifts, probably my favorite deck out there.
Also: you need as many functionally identical cards as possible so you can force stuff through with gifts. This means it would probably be preferable to switch out 2 of your 3 mana leaks for other 2 cost counterspells like Negate and Remand. This lets you go for all three counterspells and a snapcaster in case you really want to counter something. Furthermore, I would reccomend varying your destroy spells; switch out an abrupt decay for an Assassin's Trophy, switch out a path for Dismember, etc
Also: I personally think Collective Brutality is a must, since it gains back all the life you lose from fetch-shocking and it lets you discard your reanimator targets. However, a lot of people disagree with me, so it might not be the best choice.
Finally: since you are playing cryptic command, maybe consider Eternal Witness so you can create a cryptic loop and stall a bit
1 month ago
I live 4c color gifts! It’s probably my favorite deck. I have a few suggestions and actually a few questions about whether certain cards are viable.
1: where’s the Raven's Crime + Life from the Loam lockdown? Gifts for raven, LftL, Urborg for a black source, and a random land. Then you can cast raven’s crime up to 3 times a turn. I’ve seen it used a lot in this deck
2: in my experience, it’s more useful for gifts control to have destroy rather than early discard. I would recommend maybe not having the TK and IoK and instead add stuff like Dismember
4: I’ve found Slaughter Pact to be super useful if you have to tap out for gifts
5: Batterskull or Wurmcoil Engine in combination with Academy Ruins and life from the loam is a finisher I’ve seen a lot in these decks. The lifegain can be SUPER useful against decks like humans/spirits to disincentivize attacking
6: I personally play both Iona and elesh mainboard for a more diverse reanimate package, and I play Platinum Emperion sideboard
7: do you think Crucible of Worlds could be any good?
1 month ago
Mana Leak seems pretty good to me. Having some interaction via counters might be beneficial. I would personally leave it in the deck.
Also, I found a resource that might be helpful. SaffronOlive from MTGGoldfish made a budget Rogue Tribal deck: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/budget-magic-87-33-tix-rogues-modern
That might help you get some ideas.
Nameless Inversion is a fine card, I think, but I’m not sure about it here. Basically, it can be used as a pump spell or removal. Using it as a pump spell here would kill most of the unblockable rogues you would want to use it on, so it would pretty much just be worse removal than most kill spells. Maybe in the sideboard, it would be alright.
1 month ago
Thanks to GoblinsBeatElves and RedmundR2 i'm gonna add probably slither blade, bc it seems much better than the merfolk! Also i'm wondering if I should keep those Mana Leak or not in the deck... Btw, what do you thinkg about Nameless Inversion?
1 month ago
Nameless Inversion can be repeatedly cast from the graveyard with Haakon, Stromgald Scourge on the battlefield. If both are in your graveyard you can just cast Haakon and then mow down as many things as you can pay for.
2 months ago
I love Ghoulcaller's Chant, I think it's a highly-underrated card in pauper. I know that Nameless Inversion gives you the potential for amazing control recursion, but I think that moving it to the sideboard and replacing it mainboard with Victim of Night or Snuff Out fits better into what you need to compliment your aggro deck. Direct removal via Victim of Night and snuff out will kill a wider range of threats and/or blockers than Nameless Inversion. If after round one you can see that most of their creatures will die to nameless inversion (or they're running black creatures), then you can swap it in safely.
I also love Gempalm Polluter, but I'm not sure that you want a full 4 (maybe 3 instead), since getting 2 in hand any time other than late game will probably mean that you've lost your opportunity to overwhelm them with aggro.
Shepherd of Rot is a really good way to push for the end of the game, but like gempalm it subtracts from your aggro tempo, and does it's own thing. Gempalm should stay mainboard because it will be good near the end/late game regardless since it also draws you a card, but Shepard of Rot is more situational. I think that it could play a key role in the deck as a sideboard against matchups that find a way to consistently fog you or beat you in terms of the combat field.
Sylvok Lifestaff is a great card for stamina, but I'm not sure that it fits here specifically. I think that if you want a lifegain card in your sideboard for games that drag on, or for decks that can stall our your aggro, Gray Merchant of Asphodel is your best bet.
And as always, Gurmag Angler is a frustratingly good card, and it's even a zombie too! It might be a good finisher with 2 copies. It might seem counter intuitive to eat your graveyard instead of potentially recurring it, but Gurmag is so strong it's worth it. Also, if your opponent sides in graveyard hate to remove your graveyard, Gurmag laughs at them and eats it first.
It might be worth consider 2-3 Costly Plunder either sideboard or mainboard, because like your Carrion Feeder, it allows you to get value from a creature that your opponent is about to kill/control, or one of the creatures you can no longer afford to pay life for. Plus it's always nice to have more sacrifice triggers for Festering Mummy.
3 months ago
Thanks for your thoughts!
I tried out Gurmag Angler and while it was good itself, it also made the rest of the deck so much worse. The goal of this deck is to overwhelm our opponent's removal with high threat density, but tossing everything onto Angler's back gives them an easy way to break our back.
As for the artifact lands, they're in here to make it easier to hit Delirium when we mill them over. One artifact land + one Nameless Inversion and we're ready to rock. We don't want our opponents to blow up our artifact lands, but we're probably going to win if they're sideboarding in artifact hate just for that.
4 months ago
Nameless Inversion occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.01%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%