Obsessive Skinner

Obsessive Skinner

Creature — Human Rogue

When Obsessive Skinner enters the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.

Delirium — At the beginning of each opponent's upkeep, if there are four or more cards types among card in your graveyard, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.

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Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Obsessive Skinner Discussion

lifeline5050 on Such a good boy - $5 Budget

7 months ago

Thimbrethil yes I've had problems with Obsessive Skinner going off due to me only having 5 types (6 including my commander). Right now he is most useful after a board wipe/disenchant/land destruction.

Bulborb112 Good catch! I completely missed that. Unfortunately if I put in Loyal Guardian I take up $0.49 of my $5 limit. So it's a little expensive for this deck at the moment.

FelipeDos on Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis Dredge/Voltron

7 months ago

I've really liked Dragon Shadow in my list so far, since it comes back for free if I mill it and gives Hogaak pretty decent evasion (depends how many black creatures you see in your meta).

I've also really liked Korozda Guildmage and Ghoulcaller Gisa , but my list is more token based than I think yours is.

Obsessive Skinner is sweet. I need to get one for my list.

xaarvaxus on Annihilation

1 year ago

Since you have the shocklands, wouldn't Wood Elves work better than Quirion Trailblazer? Its cheaper, you could fetch Breeding Pool and Stomping Ground as well as have the land come in untapped [to be fair, even without shocks, they're better].

Obsessive Skinner could help ramp up the counters on Animar and Elgaud Shieldmate is some creature based hexproof for him [her, it?]. Fauna Shaman to search up the right creature at the right time and Eternal Witness for some important recycling.

This is the kind of toolbox-y deck that I enjoy making/playing so I might have to go find a copy of Animar and build myself a Temur deck.

slasherturtle on Shanna, Sisay's Bogle

1 year ago

xaarvaxus Thanks for the feedback! I know what I'm asking for is a bit restricting, but like you said, it's a fun way to see what I can do just using what I have.

I took out Call of the Conclave for Hive Stirrings (which is good because I have a friend in my playgroup who plays Slivers- now maybe I can beat him at his own game.

I took out Star Compass for Obsessive Skinner.

I took out Adamant Will for Rootborn Defenses, now that I realize losing +2/+2 for a turn and an extra mana are totally worth a new token and full board protection.

Finally, I removed Hunter's Prowess because bumping my whole team is a lot better than just bumping Shanna.

xaarvaxus on Shanna, Sisay's Bogle

1 year ago

Call of the Conclave only makes one token and you don't have a ton of populate effects to crank out 3/3's so I think you'd be better off using something in your maybeboard that makes multiple tokens, ie: Hive Stirrings. I know I'd try to find space for Obsessive Skinner as you shouldn't have a problem getting delirium and getting some tokens above the 1/1 or 2/2 range would be nice. You have a pretty cheap CMC deck so you could probably cut Star Compass. Rootborn Defenses seems to fit in well as a defensive card that incidentally makes a token. Maybe cut one of the auras or giant growth style cards.

Overwhelming Stampede seems like it should be an auto-include here, probably in place of one of the giant growth type cards.

Its kind of constraining to only have the maybeboard to work from as most of the suggestions I'd normally make aren't on there [such as March of the Multitudes, etc] but it is an interesting exercise on how creative you can be from a limited cardpool.

multimedia on Skullbriar 2.0

1 year ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking if any recent cards are worth an upgrade in any of your decks. Out of all your decks this one in my opinion has the most potential for upgrades. Even just with cards that are already in Magic, not ones that were in recent sets. You seem serious about upgrading this deck therefore most of my suggestions won't be budget cards.

Cards in recent sets to consider:

Other recent:

Cards that can be potential upgrades for cards here:

  1. Diabolic Intent or Vampiric Tutor > Diabolic Tutor
  2. Maelstrom Pulse > Hero's Downfall or Putrefy
  3. Trophy > Abrupt Decay or Putrefy
  4. Reanimate or Animate Dead > Vigor Mortis
  5. Sylvan Library > Ordeal of Nylea
  6. Berserk > Soul's Might
  7. Scavenging Ooze > Obsessive Skinner
  8. Night's Whisper > Harmonize
  9. Drana, Liberator of Malakir > Vastwood Hydra
  10. Rishkar, Peema Renegade > Fungal Behemoth
  11. Pir > Varolz, the Scar-Striped
  12. Unspeakable Symbol > Death's Presence
  13. Umezawa's Jitte > Blessings of Nature
  14. Forum > Evolving Wilds
  15. Greater Good > Curse of Predation

Good luck with your deck.

AkaAkuma on +1 for you, +1 for you....

1 year ago

To start off: Hardened Scales, Bear Umbra and Ordeal of Nylea. You do allot with just one counter, make use of it! And bear umbra or ordeal of nylea not only means counters but also a free extra Jenara abilities each turn.

Then we have allot of +1/+1 synergy in this deck, but allot of them are single use or difficult to get.

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