Owl Familiar

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Vintage Masters (VMA) Uncommon
Masters Edition IV (ME4) Common
Starter 1999 (S99) Uncommon
Portal (POR) Common

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Owl Familiar

Creature — Bird

Flying

When Owl Familiar enters the battlefield, draw a card, then discard a card.

Owl Familiar Discussion

Dete on [WU Flying] Aces High

9 months ago

i know its a casual deck but you have way too high of mana cost in everything, for one Dark Depths is not meant in this kind of deck if you dont have a way to cheat his counters or have the mana to take them out, as well as Sigil of the Empty Throne you dont have enough enchantments, might as well take them all out. Tempest Djinn, Angel of Jubilation, Yosei, the Morning Star, Exquisite Archangel, Goliath Sphinx, Ornithopter, Rustwing Falcon, Serra Ascendant, Azorius First-Wing, Resplendent Angel are either to expensive, you dont have a reliable source to use they'r abilities or are simply underwhelming. for lowering the mana cost i suggest Warden of Evos Isle. you can replace Serra Aviary for Favorable Winds, for counters Spellstutter Sprite, Nimble Obstructionist, Spell Queller,Siren Stormtamer and probably not very good if its not a fast pace deck (storm) Erayo, Soratami Ascendant. Hope of Ghirapur and Selfless Spirit are good protection, Vendilion Clique and Gilded Drake some good control. Palace Familiar, Owl Familiar net you some card draw and Illusory Angel, Sky Spirit seem ok. i didnt go in to much noncreature spells and i lck sleep so i hope i was helpful.

multimedia on the flock

9 months ago

Hey, interesting concept for a tribal deck. Consider expanding on the strategy of Soulcatchers' Aerie? What makes this card shine with Birds and Derevi are sac outlets. With sac outlets you can sac Derevi to put a counter on Arie and then using Derevi's activated ability to put her back into play without playing Commander tax. This is one reason sac outlets are pretty busted with Derevi. Sac outlets to consider adding:

Skullclamp is great with sac outlets and is also good with all the 1/1 Owls/Familiars/Tokens.

Consider Reveillark + Guide combo? It's excellent with sac outlets as a reanimation engine. There's many Birds here who when in the graveyard have 2 or less power who Reveillark can reanimate. This combo by reanimating and sacing Birds can put a lot of counters on Aerie or draw a lot of cards with Skullclamp. Sacing and reanimating Reveillark and Guide can put a lot of counters on Soulcatcher since both have flying.

Mimeomancer + Kangee, Aerie Keeper is a good Bird interaction. Kangee cares about feather counters; Mimeomancer can at your upkeep put a feather counter on Kangee. Quest is good with Crookclaw Elder and Keeper of the Nine Gales. Tap two Birds to draw a card or bounce a permanent; when have four counters on Quest untap all your Birds during your opponents turns.

Witness can recur any card and be reanimated with Reveillark; it's a powerful card with Reveillark. Consider Yisan? Because of the low budget you can't play a lot of expensive price creature tutors. Yisan is a budget repeatable creature tutor that puts the creature right onto the battlefield. Birds have a nice curve of CMC creatures (1 drop all the way up to six drop).

As far as the five nonBird creatures you're allowed to play I suggest: Emeria Angel, Reveillark, Karmic Guide, Eternal Witness and Yisan.


Other Birds to consider adding:

Budget lands to consider:


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Coat of Arms
  • Illusionist's Bracers
  • Crystal Ball
  • Fable of Wolf and Owl
  • Gravitational Shift
  • Favorable Winds
  • Sphinx's Revelation
  • Explosive Vegetation
  • Wing Shards
  • Cloudfin Raptor
  • Skymark Roc
  • Oketra's Attendant
  • Aerie Mystics
  • Aven Wind Guide
  • Windbrisk Raptor
  • Arctic Aven
  • Sunpetal Grove
  • Glacial Fortress
  • Temple of Enlightenment
  • Temple of Plenty

Good luck with your deck.


rob_shifflett on Yuriko ninja vaseline

1 year ago

Thanks for showing me Wu Scout. That will be nice in a few decks.

Spire Owl and Owl Familiar for a "playset" of owls.

UpperDeckerTaco on R/G Monstars

1 year ago

enpc Chancery is in there because it taps for 2 mana and works well with my Looting effects to always have at least a land to discard to Key to the City or Owl Familiar and it works well with Peregrine Drake as well as to rebuy ETB lands such as Halimar Depths . As for Grand Abolisher , would you play that over a Selfless Spirit ?

Akujiki on I'm Bringing Sexy Back unblockable infect

1 year ago

I'm thought of these as cuttable material Archivist, Caller of the Claw, Experimental Aviator, Gudul Lurker, Owl Familiar, Wild Beastmaster, Forgotten Ancient. Thought it might be not for you

metalevolence on Vela Ninjas 1.0 PreUpdate

1 year ago

Switch your commander to Sygg, River Cutthroat

Add Fellwar Stone, Dimir Signet, Talisman of Dominance, Dismember, Pongify, Mystic Remora, Baleful Strix, Snuff Out, Looter il-Kor, Wharf Infiltrator, Bojuka Bog, Nihil Spellbomb, Faerie Macabre, Trinket Mage, Arcane Denial, Pithing Needle, Mask of Memory, Skeleton Key, Owl Familiar, Animate Dead

Some good "big" effects for this deck are Coastal Piracy/Bident of Thassa and extra turn spells

remove cackling fiend, ashiok, spin into myth, suffer the past, artful dodge, walker of secret ways, dauthi jackal, shriekgeist, rancid rats, skullsnatcher, vapor snag, dauthi slayer, dimir infiltrator, ultimate price

enniopec on Cycle

2 years ago

@simplebricks, thanks a lot! The Reddit link was especially useful!
I put some cards in the maybeboard; namely, I'm not sure would I swap Owl Familiar for Looter il-Kor (chumpblocking, and flying, are quite relevant). Also, I'm not sure what to cut for Muddle the Mixture, as I have a lot of concerns with artifacts and enchantments in my local paper meta, so Negate has to be in the sideboard at least.
Again, thanks a lot!

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