|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions (MPS)||Mythic Rare|
|Return to Ravnica (RTR)||Rare|
|2010 Core Set (M10)||Rare|
|Tenth Edition (10E)||Rare|
|Saviors of Kamigawa (SOK)||Rare|
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As Pithing Needle enters the battlefield, name a card.
Activated abilities of sources with the chosen name can't be activated unless they're mana abilities.
|Have (6)||pskinn01 , , , Forkbeard , awalloftext , gosora|
|Want (4)||Frankfooters , craileys , LeoSperandio , raefgall|
Pithing Needle Discussion
1 day ago
How to deal with Ratchet Bomb or other boardwipes - that's a big issue. While Brave the Elements does great against targeted removal, something that will prevent global effects will be much more difficult in mono-white. Mana Tithe comes to mind, but isn't particularly reliable. Something like Blood Artist seems like it could be good. If you decide to splash black, Priest of Forgotten Gods might add a second dimension to this otherwise straightforward build. Of course, splashing blue for Negate , etc would work, too. and with green, you'd of course gain access to Heroic Intervention .
It's probably a good idea to have a solid one drop spell to get things rolling on T1, but I have doubts about Champion of the Parish in that slot. Doomed Traveler seems like a better fit, and Soul's Attendant or Soul Warden are sure-bets.
In terms of non-token creatures, Thalia's Lieutenant might also be worth considering, but only to pump any tokens you have in play. At 2CMC, I think it would be competing for mana with your 2-drop token spells. That said, the 4x pumps Intangible Virtue provide won't be reliable. Honor of the Pure , while offering less value in many ways than both Virtue and Lieutenant, is still probably better than the Lieutenant here.
Probably needs at least 2x more lands, if not 4x more to reliably get the mana to cast Elspeth, Sun's Champion . Otherwise, it will likely be a dead card most games. I also suggest reducing Elspeth to 1-2x.
If you splash red for Impact Tremors, Chained to the Rocks might be worth considering.
I'd drop 1x Disenchant for 1x Oblivion Ring , or add at least 3x Oblivion Ring s to the sideboard. I also suggest adding Pithing Needle , Elixir of Immortality , Revoke Existence , Teyo, the Shieldmage , and Nevermore to the sideboard.
2 days ago
Which Liliana do you speak of?
4 days ago
Looks pretty good. Might need a stronger wincon since you don't have any evasion. Also might benefit from more options in the sideboard. Below is a mix of suggestions appropriate for main and sideboards in no particular order.
Riot Control , Unbreakable Formation , Blessed Alliance , Celestial Purge , Sanctimony , Ordeal of Heliod , Nevermore , Teyo, the Shieldmage , Oblivion Ring , Pithing Needle , Chalice of Life Flip, Abzan Falconer , Tuskguard Captain , Inspiring Call
1 week ago
Sideboard spells to consider: Nevermore , Sanctimony , Disenchant , Revoke Existence , Pithing Needle , Ratchet Bomb , Elixir of Immortality , Oblivion Ring , Journey to Nowhere , Blessed Alliance , Geth's Verdict , Runed Halo , Tainted Remedy
1 week ago
I like the addition of the new walker. Thought of doing that too for my deck. +1. Personally, I’d move the rats to the side and main 4x Wrench Mind . This way you’re more focused on discard and can turn on your racks way easier. Game 2 if they have artifact removal and creatures to swing with, side out bridge and bring in rats. Also for side Bontu's Last Reckoning , Pithing Needle , Ratchet Bomb , Grafdigger's Cage , or whatever you need against your playgroup. Take care!
2 weeks ago
Good lord, i didn't know this decklist exists until you commented on one of mine... now i want it!
For one, i always loved Hazezon Tamar but did shy away when he was 40€... now that he's beyond 100€ i wish i had pulled the trigger on that.
On the other hand i loved Dune when i was younger and this is just the kind of theme deck i'd actually play (i'm usually a tech oriented player).
2 weeks ago
I guess I might be missing something, but I don't see a need for Reliquary Tower here.
Mainboard ideas: Thrive , Immaculate Magistrate , Marwyn, the Nurturer , Rishkar, Peema Renegade , Biomancer's Familiar , Quest for Renewal (vs Wilderness Reclamation ), Inspiring Call , Llanowar Reborn , Oran-Rief, the Vastwood , Ghost Quarter , Scavenger Grounds , Temple of Mystery
Sideboard ideas: Naturalize / Reclamation Sage / Hurkyl's Recall / Creeping Corrosion / Back to Nature , Beast Within , Imprisoned in the Moon , Elixir of Immortality , Ratchet Bomb , Pithing Needle , Scavenging Ooze , Tajuru Preserver
2 weeks ago
How do you feel about a green splash?
R/B are arguably the worst 2 colors for sideboards (with white then green being the best).
As for Tron, pick your flavor of land destruction. Crumble to Dust is my pick. They can win through almost any form of hate, even Blood Moon and Pithing Needle effects so you just need to be quicker than they are. Keeping them off Tron will makes things easier.
Your actually decently tech'd against burn with Izzet Charm , Rune Snag , Lightning Bolt and Remand . If you need something more Kraken's Eye or Dragon's Claw can work wonders. I'm a personal fan of Amulet of Safekeeping as it's useful for against many decks and great against Storm. I also like Fountain of Renewal since it can be played turn 1 and involves no additional investment, plus can be cashed in if it gets to a point its not needed.
As far as the graveyard decks, you could run Relic of Progenitus or Surgical Extraction without splashing. You could run Leyline of the Void but if you side it in you would have to commit to mulling for it. Sentinel Totem and Tormod's Crypt are decent as well.
Pithing Needle occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.04%
All decks: 0.16%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%