Nephalia Smuggler

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

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Duel Decks: Blessed vs Cursed Uncommon
Avacyn Restored Uncommon

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Nephalia Smuggler

Creature — Human Rogue

, : Exile another target creature you control, then return that card to the battlefield under your control.

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Nephalia Smuggler Discussion

MagicMarc on Blink me once, shame on me

1 month ago

Nice deck, I am a fan of blink strategies and shenanigans.

I know you are focused on either morph or evoke creatures in the deck but have you considered repeatable blink effects via stuff like Mistmeadow Witch or Nephalia Smuggler? They are probably not useful if this is for 1 vs 1 but in a casual multiplayer format it is something to consider.

Tobiscotte on Eldrazi Horrors. lots, and lots, and lots.

2 months ago

Deadeye Navigator , Momentary Bling and Nephalia Smuggler aren't standard legal

Steelspike on Info for general deck construction

3 months ago

I personally like to build decks that are full of redundancies, IE: Deadeye Navigator Conjurer's Closet Nephalia Smuggler Umbilicus Species Gorger, Et Al.

For me, a card needs to be able to give me more than a "one off" effect (outside of counterspells, of course, but I like to recur those with Archaeomancer and Mnemonic Wall).

In my Kresh the Bloodbraided deck, for example, I run as many sac outlets as I can get away with to ensure my commander gets big.

Same with my Alesha, Who Smiles at Death deck. Along with Panharmonicon to make sure I'm getting the most value out of my ETB's.

Also, if I'm running any combo with R/G, I like to run the multiple attack phases cards, Breath of Fury (which is stupidly awesome with Nacatl War-Pride and one other creature you can sac), Aggravated Assault, World at War and so on. Also, Bear Umbra (or Sword of Feast and Famine, but the Sword needs to hit. Bear just needs to attack) on a Hellkite Charger = infinite attacks. That is, if the Charger survives...

As to your question about picking commanders: I never just pick a commander. I first choose the theme, or colors, I want to play with. Then I choose a commander that fits what I want to do, and matches the color identity.

After that process is complete, I build the deck around the abilities of the commander.

I will always check edhrec.com for suggestions of what I should consider including in my builds.

Sometimes I'll find a card that just wows me enough to change the entire direction of the deck, and I'll have to completely retool it around that one card, and possibly even changing commanders for the deck to work better with the new philosophy.

Ultimately, it's completely up to you what direction you want to go in. What kind of Planeswalker are you? Are you aggro? Control? Pillowfort?

Also, you don't have to go crazy with money in commander. Most of my decks are under $200, and can still wreck face against $1,000 + decks.

Check out my decks if you'd like to see what I'm into. :)

Viarax on Rubinia, the Copycat Thief

3 months ago

Thanks for commenting evanmarion!

Disallow is Disallow is defintely better than Voidslime. Eventually I would probably see both played in this deck as well with more counters. Counter Count will probably be around 10 or 12 ideally.

The idea of Peregrine Drake was to flicker it a lot so I could play more things. Flickering Drake allows me to play it and five drops for free essentially. What do you mean "Not worth playing without infinite mana?" (I seem to be unaware of that combo).

Nephalia Smuggler will defintely get the cut, it was a card I was thinking about removing as soon as I created the deck.

As for basics, the land base is the earliest stage it is in right now. I will alter the landbase to fit the pie graph on tappedout as soon as I am a bit more satisfied with the deck. When I do that, more basics is a great idea, Probably go from 7 to 12 basics. 12 basics is a good number. I don't necessarily need the shadowmoor filter lands.

Do you have any win condition suggestions? For now the win condition of this deck depends solely on what creatures I take from people and then beating people down with them. As much as I'm okay with that, I want a fail safe if I wanted to end the game. Whether it's an infinite combo or something that massively buffs my creatures for the win.

Thanks once again!

evanmarion on Rubinia, the Copycat Thief

3 months ago

Just to make the color requirements easier, Disallow is strictly better than Voidslime. Other than that, I'm not sure what Peregrine Drake is doing there (maybe I just missed the combo) but I don't think hes worth playing without infinite mana, and Nephalia Smuggler's ability is pretty expensive, so I would consider benching him. Also, I like to have just a few more basics against annoying stax decks and to help out your buddy lands (Hinterland Harbor and co.). Those are just the changes I'd make, but the deck still looks really fun. Good luck!

Camel-Senpai on Merieke Ri-Berit

5 months ago

You can use something like Eldrazi Displacer or Nephalia Smuggler to keep the creatures you kill after you untap Merieke.

drakereid on I'll steal your heart..and everything else!

5 months ago

UnleashedHavok, I understand about keeping it budget. I think that Breath of Fury may be a bit mana intensive to be useful. It is something I've found with some of the cards that I've cut like Nephalia Smuggler; after you pay the CMC of 3 to take the item and them have to pay another CMC of 4 to use stuff, it limits what you can play from you hand.
Try and stay on ones that you can take cheaper. I would strongly recommend Dracoplasm as a viable alternative. You take the creature, attack with it, and then sac it to pump up your Dracoplasm and it only costs 2. Good luck with your build. Send me the link if you build it on Tappedout. I'd love to take a look.

GoldenDiggle on

6 months ago

So first, I would say that you want creatures (or a creature) to be big so that Zegana comes in large as well. For that you would probably want to look at green. Managorger Hydra, Predatory Hunger, Mold Adder, Quirion Dryad, Titania's Chosen, and Forgotten Ancient are all cheap creatures that you don't really have to do much for.

The Simic evolve mechanic from RTR block is also worth looking at, specifically Fathom Mage, Gyre Sage, and Renegade Krasis.

A few counter boosters like Hardened Scales, Primeval Bounty, Mighty Emergence or Death's Presence.

From that point, Prime Speaker Zegana will draw you cards. I think you should abuse her ETB through cards like Displace, Essence Flux, Ghostly Flicker, Nephalia Smuggler and such to also help her dodge spells.

You can technically make good use Ordeal of Thassa or Ordeal of Nylea.

Bioshift and Ooze Flux moves counters from something that is going to get removed, helps when you are casting the speaker.

Obviously there are a lot of expensive cards that do things that I have suggested like Doubling Season or Conjurer's Closet. You seem to have the rest of the deck down pretty well with the Clone type effects.

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