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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Set Rarity
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.

Pestermite Discussion

CyborgAeon on Vannifar Evolution 101

1 week ago

So currently there is a lot of interest in pod-cEDH. I spent a few weekends brewing & quickly grew tired of trying to calculate which 1-drop creature I could use to polish off a 5+ card flash-hulk chain. I had a slew of ideas and many attempts to find the right line & then I quit.

I like complex lines & unique styles of play that aren't 'punch with tymna&dorks, Draw a win' (even though it's actually just stupidly strong). Vannifar is unlike Gitrog - where usually every single card is worthwhile and has a place in the loop. In Vannifar currently a fifth of the deck is just dead cards. That's 1/5 cards sucking to draw, with only Brainstorm & Whirlpool Drake (by the way - this is a SPICY include - nice one) to fix that.

Most hulk piles use roughly the following cards: flash>hulk>body double & viscera seer>karmic guide>Reveillark This is a very basic, fairly efficient hulk-pile. It uses six dead cards, of which are not massively interchangable, and will usually suck in hand except for in fringe cases.
Most cEDH decks require a 5 card MAX in order to win. Whereas (and this is no slight on your part) vannifar lists use far beyond that efficient number of slots in order to play like it's a real pod deck.

It's down to the Vannifar community (and that includes you now) to hunt for a way to make pod decent in cEDH, as I believe that there's a great combo out there in simic that can be achieved.

Icbrgr on Pithing Needle: What to name?

2 weeks ago

Exactly... because Naming Splinter Twin itself didn't work but naming the combo creature like Deceiver Exarch / Pestermite was the next best thing because Twin gave the creatures activated abilities.

I have a hunch that Birthing Pod / Splinter Twin are going to be unbanned soon...

Icbrgr on Pithing Needle: What to name?

3 weeks ago

Pestermite was something to name when Splinter Twin was a thing.... I like the spyglass idea though for being in my shoes not knowing what to name... but with some study I Believe the needle is a superior choice.

APPLE01DOJ on Pithing Needle: What to name?

3 weeks ago

If you're not familiar enough with the meta to know what to hit simply run Sorcerous Spyglass instead.

BTW Pithing Needle doesn't hit Pestermite . An activated ability has ":" in the text.

Icbrgr on Pithing Needle: What to name?

3 weeks ago

I am wondering if anyone knows if there is a current list existing for things for Pithing Needle to hit against typical matchups in the Modern scene?

I know there are some walkers like Liliana of the Veil against Jund, Grim Lavamancer for burn, and perhaps Expedition Map against tron. but are does anyone know of some other good targets to hit?

Things like Birthing Pod / Pestermite (if pod/S.T. were legal).

This is the deck I am running:

Grixis Midrange: Silent Creeper

Cuickbrownfox1 on Maelstrom Wanderer EDH

3 weeks ago

Maybe try some ramp lands too, remember, there is no possibility on whiffing on land drops so you can mull to 3,2, or even 1 if necessary. Pestermite and Deceiver work best, but Conquering Manticore also works if you target Kiki

multimedia on The Speaker of the House

3 weeks ago

Hey, you're missing Command Tower :) There's a few creatures who when they ETB can untap a creature this is very good with Vannifar to chain activations a turn.

Consider adding:

Quirion -> Scryb -> Bounding -> Hippocamp -> five drop (Acidic, Mulldrifter , Peregrine, etc.). Quirion and Scryb can be repeatable untap of Vannifar each turn by bouncing a Forest. Wirewood Lodge and Minamo, School at Water's Edge are lands that can untap Vannifar. Thousand-Year Elixir can give Vannifar haste as well as untap her. Fatestitcher is a good four drop here since he can be repeatable untap or be untap when unearthed.

Mana dorks are good with Vannifar. Playing her possibly turn three and then they can be used as fodder to get two/three drops.

Consider adding:

With these Elves Wirewood Symbiote can be another repeatable per turn untap of Vannifar that's also good with Sage, Visionary, Farhaven Elf , Coiling Oracle , etc. Woodland Bellower is great to tutor for Witness to then also recur a creature you saced or any other card in your graveyard. Bellower is a good six drop to Vannifar into Hulk.

Mystic Snake and Frilled Mystic are counterspells you can possibly tutor for with Vannifar. This interaction is pretty powerful.

Lands to consider adding:

Good luck with your deck.

Flooremoji on Disciple of Deceit - Combos PDH

1 month ago

I think Pestermite can go. Not (too?) important inn your combos, and add maybe an Evincar's Justice ?

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Pestermite occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.02%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

RUG (Temur): 0.1%