Oona's Blackguard


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Morningtide (MOR) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Oona's Blackguard

Creature — Faerie Rogue


Each other Rogue creature you control enters the battlefield with an additional +1/+1 counter on it.

Whenever a creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it deals combat damage to a player, that player discards a card.

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Oona's Blackguard Discussion

Panas on Yuriko Ninja Academy

1 day ago

Oh man! This will be a challenge :p

As I said before, the biggest issue you will come across is how to get your ninjas back to be used with your unblockable creatures. Besides the suggestions I already gave you, a card like Paradoxical Outcome can help protect against boardwipes, draw cards, and bounce your ninjas in one tidy little package! :)

Deepfathom Skulker can be a good top-ender for your curve. Baral's Expertise is always fun and powerful as it allows flexibility on what you bounce (maybe a threat, maybe a ninja) and then you get something out for free. Disappearing Act is a redundant effect for Familiar's Ruse.

Your selection of evasive creatures is decent, but there's more more reliable ways of doing it in abilities like shadow (which you are already including) and horsemanship. Both of these are more reliable than flying for all intents and purposes. I do like the rogue synergy with Notorious Throng but it may still be a good idea to make some replacements with no-mbos such as Oona's Blackguard, Glen Elendra Liege, and Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive.

Think about including Prying Blade in your ramp package. It's better than it looks in a multiplayer format, and you have unblockable creatures to boot :)

I would look into Curse of the Swine, Evacuation and Devastation Tide as boardwipes, over the finale (albeit it being very powerful. The problem is, it will be harder for you to recover from a true boardwipe, and your opponents will be playing those most probably. If you want a harder form of removal, I'd look into Living Death. A card like Haunted Crossroads can also be very helpful at times.

That's all I have right now... Let me know what you think of these cards, and if you'd want to try some or all of them, or others out, we can work on making cuts for the replacements :)


Last_Laugh on Attack the throne!

2 weeks ago

2 more suggestions for cuts for my previous 2 suggestions, Oona's Blackguard and Sage of Fables, would be Dispell and Codex Shredder

lagotripha on How The Devil Plays MTG: The Mono-Black Primer

1 month ago

Hi- There are a few cards that deserve honourable mentions from my testing. I've got this big list of cards I've tested and made work, but a lot of it is pure jank. Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox The ones below deserve specific mention.

Plunge into Darkness. It pseudo tutors, its a sac outlet, it hates on burn. Its ability to look for a sideboard card is both understated and very strong.

Imp's Mischief is a meta call, but in some metas is devastating. Used to be run a lot to redirect splinter twin, will likely see play when something similar reapears.

Blade of the Bloodchief is a big payoff card for mono-black vampire tribal, as sitting lower to the ground and spamming creatures/removal makes lashwrithe and this a lot stronger.

Oona's Blackguard and Earwig Squad have in the past worked well in bitterblossom lists.

Everlasting Torment is also has a playable if not amazing -1/-1 counter list including Geralf's Messenger Crumbling Ashes and Necroskitter with Black Sun's Zenith.

Dark Prophecy is worth mentioning in that it is unplayable. You have to say it or people will try. Unless its a key combo peice in a Zulaport Cutthroat list, don't bother. Jam a Phyrexian Arena or heck, Underworld Connections instead.

Defense Grid, Storage Matrix and Culling Scales deserve mention as artifacts. They aren't in favour at the moment, but have in the past been devastating tools. Sun Droplet is often a better Dragon's Claw, or in a degenerate meta, copies 5-8.

Soul Spike is a powerful wincon when you can draw your library, which is tricky in mono black, but very possible with Grim Haruspex lists. The lifegain can also offset lifeloss a lot of repeatable 'draw your library' cards often incur.

Gonti's Machinations is a 1 mana lightning helix with suspend which bypasses leyline.

greatgoofini on Rogue Won

2 months ago

I know you said your 2 drop slot is crowded (whoch it is lol) buuut it seems like having another Oona's Blackguard in Metallic Mimic contributes rather well to your game plan. Id rather toy with the deck to find a good balance so as to cut Deathcult Rogue and some other stuff to pop in the mimic and I'd even try running some Herald of Secret Streams despite his non synergizing creature types. You'll end up with a lot more Deathcult Rogue replacements with even larger buffs by T4 or later. Plus he's on curve for a big swing if he's not answered.

Deco_y on Rogue Won

2 months ago

DangoDaikazoku thanks for the comment. Sygg was originally in the deck but I found he slowed it down a little bit too much and I found myself getting outpaced when I played him over another Rogue or Bitterblossom.

I also looked at Tetsuko, but to take full advantage of him I would have to make sure that none of my creatures were buffed by Oona's Blackguard and change some creatures around which i’m not wanting at this point.

Those are definitely good rogues and good suggestions, but I don’t quite feel they would fit into this type of build. Sygg May get another shot though down the line.

Neotrup on oona’s blackguard and metallic mimic

3 months ago

Also note that Oona's Blackguard's relevant ability here is also a replacement effect, assuming you choose rogue Metallic Mimic will enter the battlefield as a rogue with a +1/+1 counter, so it will be a 3/2 allowing it to trigger Elemental Bond, something it wouldn't do if you were using Cathars' Crusade to give it a counter as that is a triggered ability.

Hunson_Abadeer on oona’s blackguard and metallic mimic

3 months ago

If I have an Oona's Blackguard on the battlefield and then play a Metallic Mimic would the mimic get a counter from the blackguard?

The wording on mimic says “as metallic mimic enters the battlefield choose a creature type”

So I’m unsure if it becomes a rogue after it is on the battlefield and does not trigger blackguard or if it is a rogue at the time it comes onto the battlefield thus triggering blackguard

Please help! Thanks!

Deco_y on Rogue Won

3 months ago

Invisible Stalker was originally only my list to include, however it's working well enough without him. I don't like things competing in that crowded two drop spot.

I looked at all the 3 mana or less Equips on Gatherer when I originally built the deck. I don't like Ronin Warclub because if I have Bitterblossom online I'll never get to actually attack because it must attach to a new creature. Piston Sledge I don't think comes with enough power and/or toughness to justify sacrificing an artifact to equip it. O-Naginata was also one I looked at but he can't attach to most of my creatures if they don't have Oona's Blackguard's buff, so that one was cut too.

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