Needle Drop

Needle Drop


Needle Drop deals 1 damage to target creature or player that was dealt damage this turn.

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Set Rarity
Lorwyn (LRW) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Needle Drop Discussion

redace10 on Attempt at Kykar cEDH

7 months ago

Suggestions for pushing the deck? Purphoros, God of the Forge would be #1 on my list. Cast enough spells and just kill everyone.

Mishra's Bauble is another 0-drop you could run. It doesn't do a whole lot, but storm decks generally need all the eggs they can get their hands on.

A relatively simple combo for kykar is Sensei's Divining Top and Future Sight . Or top and Magus of the Future . Or Mystic Forge and top. This will let you draw your whole deck with kykar out, then win with either lab man or the newest Jace from WoS.

1 drop red can-trips are what really push Kykar into storm, and with Purphoros or Impact Tremors out it's a great way to churn through your deck and kill people. Warlord's Fury , Crash Through , Magmatic Insight , Renegade Tactics , Needle Drop , Dragon Mantle . These all essentially lower the card count of the deck by being free with Kykar out.

Another pet card of mine I really like is Mirror Entity . On top of being a boost for all of Kykar's evasive tokens(and also itself being a spirit), I really like that it can turn all other tokens on your field(from Young Pyromancer , Monastery Mentor , Murmuring Mystic , etc.) into spirits too for just one mana.

Hope I helped. Happy spell-slinging!

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Burn build competitive

7 months ago

Rift Bolt , Shard Volley , Light Up the Stage , Skullcrack are all good spells. Monastery Swiftspear is an amazing creature. Since you're on a budget, you should consider a Needle Drop + Thunderous Wrath package. If you leave 2 mana open, and your opponent cracks a fetchland on their turn, then you can play Needle Drop and have a chance at drawing Thunderous Wrath . Wrath is bad your opening hand, but with the London mulligan, that's less of an issue these days. Eidolon of the Great Revel is absolutely amazing, but it's a little bit expensive. If you can't afford it, then Hellspark Elemental is a very good alternative.

I'd cut the goblins and Goblin Grenade . If you want to play goblins, that's a different deck, and I don't think that adding them to the burn deck helps. Browbeat isn't very good. Incinerate is also real bad.

Kutsu on Pyrolectric Firing Squad

8 months ago

I did not realize the synergy between Needle Drop and Thermo-Alchemist at all! That is pretty neat. Also thank you for the explanation. I understand your reasons now.

TheSurgeon on Pyrolectric Firing Squad

8 months ago

Kutsu- Thanks! Unfortunately, Firebrand Archer was in here in a previous build, but simply isn't as tough as either Thermo-Alchemist or Electrostatic Field . A x/3 offers some cushion on the field T2, and isn't enough of a threat to waste a bolt on, but won't die to Shock or Searing Blood . Furthermore, Alchemist offers an additional damage per turn, and allows Needle Drop to be first spell of the turn, if necessary.

As far as simply more pingers, this is a good option for budget casual play if you take out the Runaway Steam-Kin . There simply isn't room, otherwise.

Thanks again!

Boza on Card creation challenge

8 months ago

This is a strictly better Needle Drop , which is already a decent card.


Bestow (If you cast this card for its bestow cost, it’s an Aura spell with enchant creature. It becomes a creature again if it’s not attached to a creature.)

Enchanted creature gets +2/+2.
A deck can have any number of cards named ~.


If this is not a card in the next un-set, I will eat my hat.

Lets think of other sets that are incomplete. Make the BlackLing in the vein of Thornling , Torchling , Brightling and Morphling .

Harogi on Izzet Pings (super budget shenanigans)

11 months ago

Yeah it's hard to find the balance between creatures and spells, i've found that you need a lot though to consistently kill everyone before dying. In terms of Needle Drop and Runaway Steam-Kin , they're really nice and would do great in this deck but they're just a bit expensive.

ZorrosRage on Izzet Pings (super budget shenanigans)

11 months ago

Feel like you have too many creatures. Also Runaway Steam-Kin would work well if you focused on red + draw also Needle Drop Ping + Draw

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