Needle Spires

Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Oath of the Gatewatch Rare

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Needle Spires

Land

Needle Spires enters the battlefield tapped.

: Add or to your mana pool.

: Needle Spires becomes a 2/1 red and white Elemental creature with double strike until end of turn. It's still a land.

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Needle Spires Discussion

BlackjackHD on Copter Mardu Midrange

1 week ago

I've been playing Mardu in modern since before it was a thing which it apparently is now. My deck takes on a substantially different strategy than yours, but we Mardu guys need to stick together, and with that in mind I have some suggestions.

First up, lands. 6 man lands is excessive. You're going to have lands enter tapped far too often. I recommend dropping Needle Spires and one or two Shambling Vent for some more fetch lands. Modern Masters 17 just reprinted Arid Mesa and Marsh Flats, so their prices aren't as ridiculous as when I had to get them.

Like my deck, you use your life total as a resource to generate advantage through Bob and Thoughtseize and recuperate with lifegain, so I vibe with that. Sorin, Solemn Visitor seems like a great fit for your strategy, so I'd consider bumping him up to 2. Liliana of the Veil continues to be the ultimate control planeswalker in Modern and should definitely be a 4-of.

Veteran Motorist seems really lackluster. Pumping your looter scooters is great, but he's completely useless otherwise. The best part about Copter is its undercosted crew ability, and Motorist is overqualified. The earlier mention of Bitterblossom may be worth considering.

Fatal Push needs to be in your deck in some capacity. I've been running 2 main 1 sideboard. You could drop a Path to Exile for one. The card is way too good to not use.

Lastly, the sideboard. Ajani Vengeant was my first "core" planeswalker in my deck and I became wholesomely dissatisfied with him. I can't imagine a matchup in which you board him in. Sorin gains you more life and Lily controls better. Crumble to Dust is good, but slow. Consider Fulminator Mage, as he can also crew copters. Hide/Seek is weird, just use Wear / Tear. Liliana, the Last Hope seems okay, but not great. I think Soulfire Grand Master is a mainboard card or not at all present. Tormod's Crypt should be either Leyline of the Void, Rest in Peace or Nihil Spellbomb. RiP is risky with Lingering Souls, but it gets the job done, and against decks like Dredge, the disruption is strong enough to slow your own development down and still win handily. I also absolutely recommend two copies of Slaughter Games to help deal with combo decks. Dreadbore and Falkenrath Aristocrat can probably go.

jawz on Indominable Combustion

1 week ago

I like a good Creativity list. It's interesting to see what kinds of creature packages different people like. I saw one that went for four Lightning Runners for the infinite combo out of nowhere. I tend to go for creature keyword abuse with Odric, Lunarch Marshal and one offs of things like Angel of Invention, Reality Smasher and Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger (with of course the Needle Spires). I like your Thalia's Lancers and Gisela, the Broken Blade and Bruna, the Fading Light package too.

I think the Shock isn't really that creative. They're great in a conventional way of course. But I've tried out some weird things like Warping Wail and Spark of Creativity and I feel like they work (mostly) and are much more stylish. Although with Wail, you might be forced to replace a few Inspiring Vantage with something like Crumbling Vestige to deal with the mana demands.

umlweatherman on Hybrids

1 week ago

Looks fun to play.. I would replace the Mystic Monastery and Nomad Outpost with something like Needle Spires

Censuring on Thinking About Getting into Modern

2 weeks ago

Shambling Vent and Needle Spires would be the two man lands for the mardu deck

emrakulinsmugglers on Ally Vehicles

2 weeks ago

if this deck isn't budget, you should change your vehicles, primarily to air based ones such as Skysovereign, Consul Flagship, Heart of Kiran, and Aethersphere Harvester. I would've advised you to remove speedway fanatic,but if you have these giant flying vehicles, then it would work well. Something you want is maybe cutting down on 1 chasm guide, for another Veteran Motorist, because although you lose one source of haste, you get a card that gets to scry two, which should still balance the accuracy of hitting a chasm guide, also a 4 mana rallier shouldn't be your finisher unless you somehow hadn't drawn many allies beforehand. You can also cut a gearshift ace for another veteran motorist, scrying is such good card advantage and also motorist is a good crewer being a 3/1.

Also, your lands. Again, if this isn't budget, use manlands, fastlands, etc. so basically Needle Spires and Inspiring Vantage. you can have 4 of both of them, cut your stone quarry, and a few basics. YOu have a nice deck going on, and nice deckbuilding! This seems like a nice budget deck (just noticed it was 7 dollars after recommending you expensive stuff).

you might want another Angelic Captain or even a Hero of Goma Fada, theyre such good finisher allies.

having some Gideon, Ally of Zendikar is nice (although expensive moneywise), as it is a potential endless stream of rally triggers.

bjanisze on Naya Tokens

2 weeks ago

gloryboxx, Sylvan Advocate is in the deck for value purposes, but is also there to catch people off guard with Needle Spires. If you build it let me know if you enjoy it. It is always great to announce surge cost Reckless Bushwhacker and see people realize what just happened.

NotoriouslyGood on Boros Build 1

3 weeks ago

Of course this is totally up to you, just giving sample decklists.But if you think a card is better, don't put one or two copies of it.Cut the card that is underperforming and replace all instances of it with another one.Also fill in some lands.What do you think about : 4xTemple of Triumph 2xNeedle Spires 2xBoros Garrison 8xPlains 8xMountain

Delta-117 on Modern Master 2017 Spoilers/ Speculation

3 weeks ago

GeminiSpartanX, I haven't bought any modern masters boxes yet as this is my first one I will be buying things from, but I have however bought two boxes of standard legal sets. The first one was oath of the Gatewatch and the second was an aether revolt, and let me tell you they were just absolute terrible. I twill try not to go into too much details, but the first only had two cards that were more than essentially just bulk like the rest and that was a Chandra, Flamecaller and a foil Needle Spires. However that box had horrible value and I was quite disappointed as by that point I had only been playing magic for about a year and a half or so and that was my first booster box that ended up a flop, that I regretted.

The second I only bought it because I was tempted by the masterpieces from the box / expeditions because of the two standard showdown packs which came with buying any standard legal box as a promotion if you recall that. Now hoping for just a masterpiece is an awful reason to buy a box, and that was part of the reason I got it, but there still was cards I did want to pick up from the set for sure. However I should have just gone with buying singles as my mythics were a Herald of Anguish which use to be worth more, Planar Bridge but I already owned 2 of these, and a lightning runner. The Rares were all bad, and the only upside that made the box better than the first was the fact there was 2 Fatal Push's which I wanted a playset or more of. The showdown packs gave me a Deploy the Gatewatch and a Descend upon the Sinful and the foils were bulk cards.

I suggest if your tempted on one of these to perhaps split it with someone you know to bring the price down a bit. This set is looking great I will add however and if you are to be getting a box at all in the first place I would choose this set to buy oneover pretty much any other if you can get it at a decent price of course. More often than not though I find boxes just are not worth it, and I think I know better now than to be buying anymore boxes in the near future.

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