Artifact Creature — Gargoyle
Whenever the first noncreature spell of a turn is played, counter that spell.
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Nullstone Gargoyle Discussion
4 weeks ago
Maybe I could suggest Guile? It's a bit on the high end of the curve, but it can be exceptionally fun :)
I run my version of counter.deck: Ertai likes Birds but the differences between it and what you are looking for are too radical to even dare a comparison. But a few interesting suggestions may include Jace, Unraveler of Secrets and with enough creatures on your side, Nullstone Gargoyle.
1 month ago
- Step one: Refill your hand.
Sandstone Oracle, Knollspine Dragon, Combustible Gearhulk, Harvester of Souls, and Kozilek, Butcher of Truth are pretty good at putting cards into your hand. Rune-Scarred Demon Will fetch these cards for you if you need them.Sin Prodder and Chandra, Torch of Defiance can each start riots AND give you card advantage. They're pretty outstanding.
- Step two: Recover.
- Step three: prevent the board wipe.
Nullstone Gargoyle and Void Winnower shut most of them down. (The Winnower even shuts down Cyc Rift.) Not all of them, but they help out a lot. I maindeck Stromgald Cabal because Wrath of God is obnoxious and terrible. He also starts riots alright if you need him to. (Sometimes, all yo uneed to do is attack.)
- Step four: Ignore the board wipe.
Darksteel Colossus is huge, doesn't care about Wrath of God, and is Free if you Riot hard enough. Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre is all of that AND removal on a stick. The Myojins start out indestructible, and can stay that way if you want.
I've been Rioting for a while, and I feel your pain, my friend. Board wipes make me cry. Take a look, you might find something you like: It's Riot Time
2 months ago
2 months ago
Ascendant Evincar and Night of Souls' Betrayal help make sure your opponents can't keep their birds or other small creatures. Though you may want to add some one sided +/+ effects if you use those. Jace, Unraveler of Secrets ult is slow to get to but works great with Guile, Nullstone Gargoyle also great with guile. Rule of Law is a solid way to lock a game down with unraveler or a partial lock with some of the other things.
7 months ago
Guys... Remember rule 1. This is like the 10th time we've had an argument about consistency on here.
Ohthenoises, Getting back to your Mishra comment: While I certainly think Mirsha is super cool and has powerful synergies, I think the thing that holds him back a little is that he requires specific cards in order to function, without which he flounders, and the real clincher is there aren't actually that many cards that he synergises with.
You have Blood Funnel, Nether Void, and Possibility Storm, which are fantastic; Chalice of the Void, which is a little too specific and costly to work in EDH; then what? Planar Chaos, the definition of unreliable? Nullstone Gargoyle? Maybe in the future if more cards that synergize with him are printed he might make the jump, but for now I think he's better suited as a T3 general.
davidsays1, I think I'm the reason that Norin was placed in T4, and I think I'm still going to stand by that. Norin is usually made as a chaos deck, which can mess with people, but it also comes at the cost of messing with yourself.
Also, most of the cards typically put into a Norin deck don't really capitalize on his own abilities besides Confusion in the Ranks (I'm not counting Purphoros. If you wanted to direct damage everyone to death why wouldn't you just run him as your commander instead?), and the commander's contribution to the deck's strategy is really the main talking point in terms of this list. (Grixis storm is the exception, not the rule.)
7 months ago
I've made a bunch of Animar decks and i appreciate the "no infinite" rule you're laying down.
If you are going to run just one Eldrazi i'd choose Artisan of Kozilek for the graveyard recursion.
Everybody expects Animar to play a few morph cards...nobody expects it to be Akroma, Angel of Fury
8 months ago
@zachi: Mishra abuses his triggered ability using spells like Possibility Storm, Blood Funnel, Nullstone Gargoyle, Nether Void. I stayed away from most of these, because my meta isn't really competitive. But with something like Possibility Storm, when you cast an artifact, Mishra and possibility storm both trigger. Resolve possibility storm first, you wheel it away until you reveal an artifact, put it onto the battlefield, then put your original spell on the bottom of your library. Then resolve mishra's trigger and search your library for the artifact you just cast. So while you are getting two things per spell cast, everyone else is only getting one.
With something like nether void, everyone is paying 3 more mana or their spells are being countered. You just let nether void counter your artifact instead of paying 3 more, and then use mishra's trigger to search your graveyard for the artifact.
10 months ago
Honestly, I don't see much to add. You have most of the major Stax components, excluding the ones that are super expensive or off-color. I assume you've already heard this, but you might have better luck in some color combination including blue: there is just as much support for artifacts, and you gain access to Stasis and friends (one of the reasons Derevi is the most popular stax general).
I do feel that Nullstone Gargoyle is somewhat bad for you here, though. It prevents you from casting nearly everything in your deck, and makes the opponents' counterspells much more powerful.