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Niblis of Frost
Creature — Spirit
Prowess (Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, this creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)
Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, tap target creature an opponent controls. That creature doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step.
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Niblis of Frost Discussion
3 weeks ago
I like the Voltron-esque theme of the deck with the many cheap pump spells. The one issue I can see you having is your commander getting hated out with only a few ways to protect him. As such, I would recommend Champion's Helm, and protection cards like Floating Shield or Emerge Unscathed (there's a lot more protection spells to choose from too).
Also, it might be useful to throw in some other cards that work well with instants and sorceries like Bloodwater Entity, Niblis of Frost, Stormchaser Mage, and of course Narset, Enlightened Master. Also, if you have a little money to splurge with, I'd definitely recommend Narset Transcendent if you like Planeswalkers and Rebound.
Oh, and maybe cards like World at War could find a place in your deck for the potential to activate Rogue's Passage or Slip Through Space, play a bunch of pump, and have it all carry over to a second damage step, causing you to have a 1 turn lethal with commander damage.
Regardless, you have inspired me to try and make my own Jeskai deck, potentially with Shu Yun and Narset as interchangeable commanders. Definitely earned an upvote from me!
1 month ago
MagicalHacker Sorry, I meant Wee Dragonauts. Kraum, Ludevic's Opus yeilds draw and Spellheart Chimera, Enigma Drake, Niblis of Frost and all other prowess type critters all work well with a spellslinger deck. I figure if they're all flying that means I only need to worry about T&L and could cut out the Levitation type spells. Though I did like the flashback theme.
1 month ago
1 month ago
I saw your reddit post and thought I'd offer some advice as I've thought about building this deck a few times.
1 Don't play Censor, it's just bad. You can do SO much better in modern for two mana counters.
2 This is a tempo deck, not a hard control deck. You want more spirits; less counterspells. The 4 leaks and maybe two or three one-mana counters is plenty.
3 Spirit Tribal needs more spirits. Selfless Spirit, Rattlechains and Mausoleum Wanderer NEED to be in this deck. They are too good not to play. Additionally Niblis of Frost is probably to expensive, it just doesn't do enough to justify four mana in modern.
4 Wrath of God is what people bring in to beat you as a creature based deck. Don't play it. Certainly not mainboard, probably not at all.
5 Consider splashing Black for Lingering Souls and discard. Lingering souls is just an amazingly powerful card and If you are playing black in modern you'd be crazy not to play a few Inquisition of Kozilek or Thoughtseize, though they are expensive and I understand needing to make budget choices.
1 month ago
HAH! I can't believe you said this because eailer today I was going through the deck and thinking of taking them out. My experience with Niblis of Frost has been decent but situational. Its a nice additional effect for when you Essence Flux a Topplegeist if you have a NoF on the board but honestly seemed like I could do without. When I can get it off though it's nice to tap down a beefy creature for 2 turns.
I took 3rd on a game night, however I'm new to competitive play and can admit I misplayed a bit. I was considering taking them out for 2 more copies of Always Watching because that has been a big help in closing out games.
Thanks for the input and the +1 I'm gonna change up my side board.
1 month ago
+1 from me!
A question; Niblis of Frost its a tricky choice for me. It works for you? I have considered it in my deck (Draw-Go Spirits (Gameday winner)) but the lack of Flash disencouraged me. To keep 2 more mana open (to counter something or rattlechain a spirit), it would require 6 mana... Archangel Avacyn Flip seems more attractive - beside the tribal theme.
And my 2 cents:
I strongly suggest Dusk / Dawn. Its a sweeper that dont affect your creatures and it's a hand-refiller in late game; enjoy all the ETBs again!
For the SB, I suggest Glyph Keeper as an option against control (you can cast it for 5 and, if countered, Embalm - counter proof - for 7 later)
2 months ago
Hi there! I'm a admirer of spirits and would like to leave here my 2 cents:
Since Delirium it's difficult to achieve in this deck, Topplegeist it's an only one-time tapper. I would substitute him for something else. Maybe a finisher like Archangel Avacyn Flip. Maybe increase the "control theme" with Negate or (my favourite) increase the removals; Cast Out and Stasis Snare are good options. Since the spirits give you the possibility to pass the turn with 'open mana', all my choices have flash.
Convolute isn't a god counter. Disallow, Void Shatter and Cancel are better (and your mana base is favorable). Even Revolutionary Rebuff can be considered. Dispel it's a sweet card to put in your SB for control matches. Usually face creatures deck wouldn't be a issue, due the tappers and evasion that Spirits provide. So the most concern should be the non-creatures spells such PWs and vehicles (someone said Negate?)
Niblis of Frost it's a tricky choice for me. It works for you? I have considered it in my deck (Draw-Go Spirits (Gameday winner)) but the lack of Flash disencouraged me. To keep 2 more mana open (to counter or rattlechain a spirit), it would require 6 mana... Archangel Avacyn Flip becomes more and more attactive for this slot...
Dusk / Dawn It's another sweet card for this deck. A 4 mana wrath that affects only my opponent's creatures? Sign me in! And can retun all creatures from GY in late game!
For the SB, I suggest Glyph Keeper as a alternative against control (you can cast it for 5 and, if countered, Embalm - counter proof - for 7 later)
Well, hope I didn't sound flashy about the suggestions (he he).
2 months ago
You need to be able to play Rise from the Tides as early as possible. In order to do this, Brain in a Jar and/or As Foretold need to be prominent in this deck. If you can play Rise from the Tides followed by Part the Waterveil, even better.