Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH 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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Modern Masters (MMA) Common
Lorwyn (LRW) Common

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Creature — Faerie Rogue



When Pestermite enters the battlefield, you may tap or untap target permanent.

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Pestermite Discussion

SynergyBuild on Should I Pretend This Or That?

2 weeks ago

My take on Mairsil doesn't run the comboes you do at all. I go:

Buried Alive into Sage of Hours, Anthroplasm, and AEtherling, next turn drop our favorite big-boy Mairsil, exile AEtherling, then procede to flicker him to exile the rest and win is what I have been doing. I sometimes entomb a Mirror-Mad Phantasm to go all Hermit Druid all over my opponents, flipping Narcomoeba, Fatestitcher and Gravecrawler just to Dread Return a Phyrexian Delver into Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, copying Phyrexian Delver into Deceiver Exarch or Pestermite

You know, whatever works!

Verbatiam on All Mana Sliver Artifact V4.0

2 weeks ago

Slivers is my pet archtype so appologies if I go a little overboard with this comment

Overall pretty good, got most of the good ones. I'd cut Metallic Sliver and Sliver Construct as they dont actually add anything to your sliver stradedgy aside from mooching off of your other slivers. I'd replace them with Manaweft Sliver and Bonescythe Sliver I'm assuming their is budget concerns, otherwise Sliver Sliver Queen and Sliver Legion would be auto includes
To be honest, cut all of your instants, they either are innefficient or wont do what you want e.g. Lightning Bolt doesn't kill much in commander and Dash Hopes almost never counters a spell, and when it does it means you would have rathered a card that did damage. Some potential good cards in each caatagorie you have represented are:


-Swan Song


-Out of Bounds


-Swords to Plowshares

-Crib Swap

-Beast Within

also one card thats really win more with slivers is Kindred Summons

I like your socereies more, some that I'd cut are Hive Stirrings because similarly to Metallic sliver they do actually contribute to slivers plans, Severed Strands is sorcery speed removal that loses you a sliver (which is something you really don't want to do in slivers), and Divest because single target hand hate just makes you enemies in commander and rarely hits anything thats worth that. Some good includes in this area are Kindred Dominance and Cultivate/Kodama's Reach
I combined these catagories because they speak to an overall subtheme you seem to have, both artifacts and the cat combo (Saheeli Rai and Felidar Guardian). Honestly I dont think there are enough artifacts to justify two artifact planeswalkers, and neither is really syenergistic with your deck I'd cut both and Guardian, if you want a Planeswalker I'd reccomend Xenagos, the Reveler as he both ramps and protects himself. If you want a two card combo I'd reccomend Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and Pestermite has they're more useful outside of the combo.

On the topic of Artifacts they can be really useful in a budget 5 colour deck as they work with whatever colours you happend to have out. Most of your artifacts are good, I'd just cut Hedron Archive and Tamiyo's Journal, the former because you really need coloured mana and the latter because its a really slow tutor and not very good source of cards. I'd recommend adding Commander's Sphere, Fellwar Stone, and Heartstone (Heartstone is especially good). If you find more space in the deck I'd also recommend signets for your major colours as they can convert 1 colour that you dont need to 2 that you do.

This section is really good, only card I dislike is Dictate of Karametra because it benefits your opponents as well in a deck where you don't really break parity on it (you opponents get as much benefit as you) and it costs double green. There are some really good enchantments you can run, highlights are Kindred Discovery, Unnatural Selection, and Training Grounds (again, decreasing the cost of your commanders abilities is insanly good)

All in all I really love the deck and it fills me with nostalga for my old Sliver deck (it was my first ever commander deck). Hope some of this helps and I'd be happy to talk about what I've said more (hope this isn't way to much)

Spazik008 on Risky Jund

1 month ago

I really think it's worth it. Against a blue deck I'd much rather slam a Choke than a Liliana of the Veil. It's just a quick free win, like slamming Blood Moon against a tapped out Abzan. Against blue you have to wait for an opening between the counter magic, but they do usually tap out at some point, even if it's to drop a Jace, the Mind Sculptor.

I think there's enough blue right now to justify it. Not just from Jace, the Mind Sculptor or Death's Shadow decks, but Storm is mostly blue, blue moon is still out there with Pestermite, Izzet shenanigans, etc.

SynergyBuild on BMH: The Inverted Brainchild (Melek Superstorm)

1 month ago

Very simple reason, the meta has shifted, and Jeleva storm decks are better as Kess. Kess doesn't need to stick on the table for a whole turn to have value, It doesn't have a 'chance' to hit something good. Kess allows you to double the value on every tutor you have, turning a Demonic Tutor into a 2-card combo that instantly wins, with Laboratory Maniac and Demonic Consultation.

Jeleva was much better when Leovold was around, because it allowed a dekc that might have card draw, or additional card draw turned off, and gave it serious ammunition, yet has less inherit value without it.

Kess storm is also similarly powerful to Jeleva Storm, and Kess Turns is only a little worse, really Kess is almost a strictly better varient to Jeleva in the current metagame, when choosing what commander to helm your deck.

Twin, Consultation, Turns, Control, and Storm are under Kess's toolbox of type of deck, which means that opponents that see a Kess won't immediately know what deck they are playing against, are they going to go infinite with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker on turn two with Buried Alive for Pestermite, Kiki, and Phyrexian Delver + Reanimate, or are they going to get turns, Lab Man me out? I don't know.

That level of uncertainty, power, and generally better card advantage than Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge leads me to understand that you might not have a serious grasp on what commander to pick. Jeleva is a fast storm deck, and Kess is that and everything else.

When it comes to big-stuff with an awful mana curve and no real way to tutor to top I don't think cEDH is the place at all for this deck.

Stormforge_Mystic on 4C Saheeli Evolution

2 months ago

MWorl91 This isn't really Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker based deck and i don't want dead cards in my deck. It's simple as that. Pestermite and Deceiver Exarch are straight up dead cards outside of combo.

rob_shifflett on Help with keranos deck idea

3 months ago

You are in the colors for Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Pestermite/Deceiver Exarch.

If you are running a Winter Orb package, having a way to tap those down at the end of the turn before you is extremely powerful. KillSwitch is my favorite.

PB80 on Surrak test

3 months ago


Guided Passage Surprising fun card, but a no go in this deck

Traverse the Ulvenwald I like it, but need the room for something else

Bloodbraid Elf I am a fan, but in the new build it just hits too many cards

Captain of the Mists yes goes infinite, but Pestermite is enough

Clever Impersonator I am a big fan and he will return, but not right now

Fatespinner I like this card a lot, but lacks aggression in this deck

Feldon of the Third Path He will probably return, but for now I need slots for testing

Sakura-Tribe Elder Normally an auto include when I play green, but want to try something else

Thrummingbird Was a good card in the first build, but with the changes I think he will lose much of his value in the deck

Treasure Keeper but thinking hard about this one. With the new build he seems less productive

Venser, Shaper Savant I like this card and always will, but right now a no go

Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger for now a no go, too much mana and with the new idea’s just out of the range I want to go. Maybe in fase three

SynergyBuild on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

3 months ago

Aphoticate okay, I'll give it to you straight. What do you recur using Buried Alive to instantly win the game in The Scarab God, in Sedris, I fetch Phyrexian Delver, Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, and Pestermite/Deceiver Exarch, then I pay 3, recur the Phyrexian Delver, to recur Kiki-Jiki, tap him to copy the delver, recur Pestermite, and win.

Okay? Yes Scarab God has other combos, but each and every one I have seen hasn't been fully fetchable from a single card and goes off with one reanimation effect. No Buried Alive or Intuition line I have ever seen in Dimir is that powerful. Each one in requires double the setup, setting them about a turn or a turn and a half back in average speed, leading it to be a tier or more lower.

Yes, people run 1-2 color decks, but they don't run 1-2 color reanimation combo decks in cEDH, look at the best decks in the format, mono-green brostorm with Selvala or Yisan, high tide, Azami combo, and Chain Veil Teferi aren't reanimator lists, so of course they can run mono-colored. That isn't an applicable argument to claim your reanimator deck doesn't need to be in three colors because an unrelated deck isn't.

The Scarab God can be built to be a very powerful deck, but use it as a stax deck with good countermagic and removal, you know, like a dimir control-stax build, and work it from there. Use its abilities to scry with decent card selection and you'll do much better than reanimator. Without grixis, reanimator fails most of the time, with extreme minor exceptions.

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