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|Ravnica Allegiance (RNA)||Uncommon|
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Creature — Salamander
: Adapt 4. This ability costs less to activate for each instant and sorcery card in your graveyard. (If this creature has no +1/+1 counters on it, put four +1/+1 counters on it.)
2 weeks ago
I don't know if you're trying to do the exact same thing, but I play a fair few 1 drops to consistently Ninjutsu Yuriko in on turn 2. Stuff like Gudul Lurker , Faerie Seer , Mist-Cloaked Herald , Mothdust Changeling , Pteramander , Siren Stormtamer , and Triton Shorestalker in addition to the ones you already have. And while it's not a 1 drop, I also really like Thalakos Seer , lots of ninjutsu interactions.
1 month ago
Cat_With_Headphones you could probably recommend away, the format for this deck would likely be casual and not so much modern specifically.
Now you honestly could just build mono blue tempo from standard for modern, Mist-Cloaked Herald and in most cases Pteramander would likely play out better than running many of the green cards you have atm. you also probably would want the full playset of your draw enchants and if you insist on having green Keen Sense would work pretty well.
1 month ago
could all find a home in this deck. You're also pretty low on both removal and counterspells for a deck that wants to be 'control'.
are decent removal options that won't break the bank. 6-8 targetted removal spells will be what you want to shoot for. 1-2 of something that can deal with a whole board of guys is a good idea too, like
Anger of the Gods
are some of the most popular counterspells that you're missing.
are all less popular options that still get the job done, and can save you from shelling out $120 for a set of cryptics. Feel free to mix and match counters, but be sure you're getting a good mix of ones that are powerful early game and ones that are powerful late game. Try to shoot for 6-10 counterspells, your sweet spot will be somewhere in there. As for cuts,
Clout of the Dominus
will all probably struggle to pull their weight in the deck.
Whatever you decide to do, good luck and have fun!
1 month ago
Dreadhorde Arcanist is perfect for this deck, genius. Would probably cut Rancor , Simic Charm and Kari Zev's Expertise for more copies of both Arcanist and Bloodbraid Elf . Maybe it could be good to add a couple of Faithless Looting to fuel Pteramander , pitch Crashing Footfalls and Ancestral Vision for Arcanist and setting up the "combo"?
1 month ago
MJS154 Thank you for the suggestion with Slinn Voda, the Rising Deep , but Slinn is a bit too expensive to make an impact in Modern. At its worst, it's a vanilla 8/8 for 8 that's one Path to Exile away from getting murdered, and at its best, it's an 8/8 for 10 with a worse Awoken Horror effect.
PhyrexianPreator Ashiok is a pretty great card for this deck! The only problem is that my meta runs absolutely zero graveyard-dependent decks. No Izzet Phoenix, no Dredge, not even the rare budget Reanimator/Grishoalbrand list. The other issue is that Turn 3 is a VERY important turn for this deck. Turns 1 and 2 are spent setting up Pteramander or Thing in the Ice Flip, and sometimes setting up my draws with Serum Visions to prepare for the rest of the game. All of my Turn 3 plays are flashed in or at instant speed (besides Kira, Great Glass-Spinner -- still testing) so that I'm able to counter anything I may need to. I'll definitely try him out though if graveyard decks pick up at my LGS.
1 month ago
So with the new set coming out there’s more ninjas so they’re an obvious include- here’s my two cents on switches..
Take out Wharf Infiltrator for Ingenious Infiltrator . Easy upgrade, Wharf really doesn’t provide that much as a 2 mana 1/1, there’s plenty of decks that run 1/1 mana dorks etc that can become easy chump blockers since they’d rather block then take the damage from a ninjutsu hit. Plus the ninja has infiltrator in the name still so flavour win yay! Finally, the card draw is AMAZING. Go wide with creatures that much faster.
I would switch Thada Adel, Acquisitor for Fallen Shinobi . Again they do similar things, however I’d rather get a free cast from an opponent and get the ninja triggered abilities over her. A 3 mana 2/2 isn’t so great either, even though I understand islandwalk, if the opponents don’t run blue, it’s just essentially a wasted slot or a chump blocker - which isn’t true to the deck.
Notion Thief I would definitely substitute for Changeling Outcast . I think the text you have to pay attention to is that it says you draw the extra card in their DRAW STEPS. Outside of that, like main phases, you don’t get that draw - so it’s way too situational and really doesn’t shut much down at all... unfortunately another wasted slot. The Changeling however, is a 1 mana 1/1 unblockable that is also considered a ninja!! Woohoo ninja paradise!
Nightveil Sprite out, Pteramander in. A 1 drop is better than the 2 drop. Nightveil gives you surveil, but you’ll be ninja’ing out most of the time anyway so that’s just an extra mana to drop the creature on the field, you basically graveyard a card if you don’t want it (and when you attack with ninjas you’re blindly going in to the next card anyway), and then spending an extra mana to do it him back on the battlefield. So in that process you could’ve saved a card from hitting the grave and saved 2 mana if you had of used Pteramander. It’s in your sideboard, id definitely use it.
Etrata, the Silencer out Windfall in. You have it in sideboard, it’s amazing. Not only will you refill your hand most likely in multiplayer games, always live by the rule that your opponents current hands are better than the ones they will get. They have plans for those hands, they may have tutored combo pieces, you just got rid of that and filled your hand to throw more creatures out. DEFINITELY use this card. If you’re sceptical why Etrata, yes the first half of her text sounds amazing that you exile a creature when you do combat damage with her and if you do 3 they lose. But you shuffle her into your library after you deal combat damage. It is super inefficient unfortunately, and you just spent 4 mana on a exile a creature card when there’s way better card disruption out there, or you could have spent the 3 to cast Windfall and maybe drawn into a wincon or lots more creatures?
I’d also switch Crystal Ball for Naga Ninja. I understand how useful scrying can be in Yuriko, but I also believe this guy outplays the card by far. Instead of scrying 2 each time (would’ve cost 4 to do the first one), you could have paid 3 mana to ninjutsu naga boi out, and created a copy of him, two ninjas for 3 mana over scry 2 for 4?! Next turn you would have scry 4 for 5 mana in total, whilst hypothetically you could have dealt damage with 2 more ninjas and created 2 more copies. I think you get where I’m going with this... the value is so insane in comparison.
This is just my opinion and what I would recommend, more ninjas for less mana, go wide! By the way if you find board wipes are getting to be bad news, id look at switching out Evacuation and Just the Wind for more counters. Some of my favourites are Arcane Denial for an extra card (even if the opponent gets 2), Muddle the Mixture - Transmute is just extra gravy, and Spell Pierce the classic. There is better ones, but these are just budget ideas I thought may assist. Also I mentioned evacuation, because even though it is a nice card, I feel better having more protection for my board over returning all creatures In response to my creatures dying - but that’s just my preference!
Anyway I hope you enjoy reading my thoughts on it, lemme know what you think!
1 month ago
dino_beast Hello, thanks for the advice. As far as Manamorphose goes the card is there simply to accelerate other cards in the deck by casting essentially a "free spell" which also grants card advantage. Testing this card in some cases reveals a back-to-back casting which can make for hilarious shenanigans if the right pieces are on the battlefield. It essentially speeds up activating Myth Realized , Thing in the Ice Flip, and Pteramander with little to no cost/downside. I was considering replacing the card with counter-magic or mana fixing the opponent using Spreading Seas .
1 month ago
Urza, Lord High Artificer has soooo many possibilities in eggs or the thopter sword deck (infinite life and creatrues is awesome).
mono Black aggro/ midrange has legs now, Force of Despair is nuts
blazing chant will probably make it's own archetype but it definitely slots right into storm
Goblin engineer looks like Stoneforge Mystic to except there's probably some loop we can establish like a new KCI ish deck
I love tortex in pauper so Spore Frog gets my mind going
and we just got Squirrel Nest so hopefully squirrels could be a thing X)
I haven't seen anything that will give us a new combo deck other than maybe urza but man this set is solid and where only three days in!
Pteramander occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.1%
All decks: 0.3%