Creature — Elf Assassin
All creatures able to block Ochran Assassin do so.
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|Guilds of Ravnica (GRN)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Ochran Assassin occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%
Ochran Assassin Discussion
4 months ago
I would think that Vampire of the Dire Moon should be standard in a deck like this. I like the inclusion of Evolution Sage and Vraska, Swarm's Eminence backed up by Stony Strength , Courage in Crisis and New Horizons (at 3 copies of each) allowing your death-touch creatures to feed off Evolution Sage and grow in power. 2 each of Murder and Assassin's Trophy provides back-up creature removal. Everything else should be lands or death-touch creatures, but I would look to focus more on 1- and 2-drop creatures (maybe including Sedge Scorpion ). Among all your 3-drop creatures, only Leyline Prowler and maybe Ochran Assassin offer value for mana. Izoni, Thousand-Eyed is just so expensive to cast that it will seldom work in this deck.
7 months ago
Nice deck! I'd gladly play something like this if I had more of these cards in my inventory.
Secondly, I have a doubt of Ochran Assassin 's usability. My experience is it dies too quickly before enabling our swarm to flood the enemy and costs 3 CMC to attempt to. What is your view on it?
Last but not least, I'd definately try to decrease number of cards in the deck to 60 for bigger chance of achieving what the deck is designed for. To achieve that, I'd advise to get rid of few 'fours' and remove 1x Llanowar Elves , 1x Yavimaya Sapherd , 1x Spore Swarm . The last card to remove for me would be either the Ochran Assassin or 1x Ravenous Chupacabra, just because it might be of less use sometimes.
Let us know how the playtest went once you have a chance!
Also, did you consider a sideboard for it? To me, biggest threat for the deck would be some burning removal. Duress seems a must. Maybe Shapers' Sanctuary so that if we lose some creatures, we can quickly restore the board? Finally, Kraul Harpooner against second deck threat - flying things.
10 months ago
Hello, i'm sorry for the delay in responding here. Anyways here are the changes I would make:
Cut 3x Forests and 5x Swamps for these: Command Tower , Golgari Rot Farm , Woodland Cemetery , Tainted Wood , Overgrown Tomb , Hissing Quagmire , Temple of Malady , Blooming Marsh , Jungle Hollow , Golgari Guildgate , Blighted Woodland , Temple of the False God , Llanowar Wastes , Bojuka Bog . (I gave you more than 10 choices here so you have options at varying prices, choose whichever 10 or even more that you would be willing to include here, keep in mind also that I have ordered them based on my most recommended to least, but all are fine choices here).
I have to get going for now, but I hope that you will find all of this useful, and let me know what you think of these changes!
10 months ago
The Void of Mass Confusion and Too* Many (Key?)Words ;)
Sweet deck, young planeswalker; it seems most formidable. I have a couple thoughts about ways you can totally max out the value in every card in the deck!
Basically, I think you want to maximize the chances that all the creatures you have on the field are working together.
For these badboys: +1x Healer's Hawk +2x Lone Rider Flip +1x Fauna Shaman +2x Thalia's Lancers +1x Isareth the Awakener +2x Sylvan Caryatid +1x Birds of Paradise +2x Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim +1x Vona, Butcher of Magan +1x Aryel, Knight of Windgrace
In general, you want to maximize your chances of game-winning synergy. I think these changes will help smooth out the mana curve, provide reliability to the central combos of the deck, and will add versatility to the things your deck can do in 'edge' cases.
Obviously these are just suggestions to help get your brain buzzin'. Here are some other zesty critters with keyword abilities: Pestilent Spirit Would work well with a more control-y and less aggro-y creature build Ochran Assassin (with a critical mass of creatures already on the battlefield, this could win lots of games) Elenda, the Dusk Rose Gifted Aetherborn
Another cool family of cards to consider is equipment. Odiric and knight exemplar could combo really well with Danitha Capashen, Paragon , Puresteel Paladin , Basilisk Collar , Loxodon Warhammer , and other powerful equipment.
Have fun sorcering! Your Bro
11 months ago
Hey saw your Reddit post!
I personally think black might be better than blue here.. since I don’t see a whole bunch of counter magic in your current list here or on Reddit.
I personally think if you have to counter they’re hate towards you in that late of a game situation, you should have just already won by then.
I would go white green red black. Since our “stifle” can be both blue or green, just use the double green to stifle it, and forget blue altogether.
Just a suggestion I don’t know how important the deputy is for you. But I believe black has a little more value and may be a bit faster.
1 year ago
Liliana, the Necromancer might be better here than Vraska, Regal Gorgon. Necrotic Wound isn't as consistent as I'd like it to be, I've run them before, even with 24 creatures it wasn't enough. Fungal Infection or Vicious Offering are solid alternatives. Doomed Dissenter may be good here, once it dies you get a Zombie token and have a creature card in your graveyard for Undergrowth.