Artifact Creature — Gargoyle
Whenever the first noncreature spell of a turn is played, counter that spell.
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Nullstone Gargoyle Discussion
3 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.)
3 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
4 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.
5 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.
6 months ago
If you want some laughs, you could do Mishra, Artificer Prodigy and just not play black. He's almost completely useless as a commander, BUT he has a combo with Possibility Storm. With him and Storm out, you cast an artifact, trigger Mishra, trigger Storm, resolve Storm which gets you a random artifact from your deck and puts the one you cast first on the bottom of your library, resolve Mishra trigger to search for the first artifact you just put on the bottom of your library and put it into play. :D
And of course Possibility Storm has built-in protection because a player needs to Storm into removal.
Actually I believe he also works with Nullstone Gargoyle. Cast non-creature artifact, trigger Mishra, trigger Gargoyle, counter your artifact with the Gargoyle trigger, resolve Mishra trigger search your graveyard for the spell you just countered and put it into play.
Lots of goofy stuff. :P
... aaaand now I want to build this deck.
6 months ago
JoshRigone, thanks so much for checking this deck out!. i have one question: do you think that the combo of Nullstone Gargoyle and Rule of Law or Curse of Exhaustion has a place here? if so, what should be replaced with it?
6 months ago
Nullstone Gargoyle will make your opponents cry, plus its fairly budget (according to tcg- $.25 as of July 12th)
6 months ago
A couple of those were already in my Maybe list but that Nullstone Gargoyle is exactly the type of creature I hadn't heard of but was looking for. <3