Oona's Blackguard

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

Flying

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

Quicksilver on Anafenza Hate Bears

4 weeks ago

Inquisition of Kozilek. One person discard is fine in Standard and Modern, but terrible for multiplayer EDH. Discard should be happening on a bigger scale, and with +1/+1 counter strategies, Oona's Blackguard would be much better if you went down that path.

Icbrgr on Core of Faeries

1 month ago

im not a faerie expert or all that competitive in general but i personally enjoy abusing the ETB effects from faeries and pairing them with Ninjas like Ninja of the Deep Hours/Mistblade Shinobi to get combat damage perks off the evasion of faeries and return them to your hand for recycling ETB effect from Thieving Sprite/Spellstutter Sprite....Triton Shorestalker is an epic evasion enabler if going this route and pairs well with Oona's Blackguard due to the rouge typing... same as Bitterblossom

Preeto on Anafenza, The Foremost

1 month ago

Thanks for the comment Quicksilver.

Will check for Oona's Blackguard, Windswept Heath, and Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit with local players. Regarding the signets, I think I already have those. About Cathars' Crusade, my brother is already using it in his Iroas' deck and I am using Hardened Scales with my Ezuri, Claw of Progress. But that deck is not yet updated.

Quicksilver on Anafenza, The Foremost

1 month ago

Oona's Blackguard is good for discard. Windswept Heath is the better version of Krosan Verge, replace the keystone and keyrune with the Orzhov Signet, Selesnya Signet and a Golgari Signet. Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit is better for bolster than Gleam of Authority. Cathars' Crusade gives all your creatures +1/+1 counters as they enter the battlefield, Hardened Scales adds an additional counter each time you distribute a +1/+1 counter.

slim_chanc3 on Marchesa, The Roses' Thorn

2 months ago

I really like your set up. I may have to get myself a Dimir House Guard, Fleshwrither and Jokulhaups. I have a slightly different take on it: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/big-turns-engine/ ... Anywho, Living Death... That's a tough one. You may have to much life gain to ensure you keep getting your dethrone triggers. My knee-jerk response is Kokusho, the Evening Star. It contributes straight damage to all players and gains you life, sweet. However it doesn't have a lot to contribute to swinging... You have a good lineup for turning things sideways and loading up +1/+1 counters (Marton Stromgald, Drana, Liberator of Malakir, Ogre Battledriver, and Urabrask the Hidden). Then creatures with those counters matter (Herald of Secret Streams and Oona's Blackguard). It's not that Kokusho isn't good in your lineup. Without Graft or something to help you throw silly amounts of counters on it without Dethrone, you need to swing and Kokusho doesn't do that for you. I can hear you already: "What about Unspeakable Symbol?" The three card combo is nice, but that's what I would do.

MindAblaze on Marchesa - What's Dead May Never Die

2 months ago

I like Urborg, but unless youre needing a lot of black mana or benefit from swamps for some reason (swampwalk and Cabal Coffers come to mind) then the budget could be better spent elsewhere. Having your tainted lands function as duals is a nice upside though.

I see what you mean with Oona's Blackguard and your guys not getting through. Its the challenge for any midrange/aggro deck in this format. I like the Nightblade for the same reason, your guys become much more difficult to block, so they get through more. Hmm...

As far as dealing with those artifact and enchantments, the best solution Grixis has for them is bounce. I like stuff like Dinrova Horror. There are lots of red Manic Vandal effects that you could use to Smash artifacts, or you could just Clone their etb effect guys that blow up enchantments, but thats not super reliable, even if thats a common enough strategy lol.

Howdie91 on Marchesa - What's Dead May Never Die

2 months ago

She's amazing! I like how many different directions you can go with her, and how competitive or casual you can choose to be. I did not realize how hard it is to shut down the sacrifice engine once it got started until I actually played it. The biggest weakness I've seen has been cards like Grafdigger's Cage and Rest in Peace, but she is even resilient to a lot of common board wipes, which is great!

I think you're right about Disowned Ancestor, if the Outlast keyword wasn't a tap ability I'd be more interested in using it, but I do like Mer-Ek Nightblade for the rattlesnake effect.

I originally had Oona's Blackguard in the deck, but thought I would be doing a lot more combat damage than I have been and was afraid it was going to enter the "mass discard" category that I was trying to avoid. From initial play testing though, I usually am only attacking early on to get dethrone triggers before board states get crazy. I will definitely throw it in there and see how it performs.

I really like Sneak Attack coupled with my counter giving sources like the Graft creatures or Unspeakable Symbol. I have just enough in my budget to add it so that's exciting!

I recently put Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth in to make sure my Tainted Lands enter untapped, and because my primary color is black. Do you think this is necessary? I could easily see cutting that card to put in another "expensive" but useful card.

Also thanks for the help! :)

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