Qarsi Deceiver

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Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Uncommon

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Qarsi Deceiver

Creature — Naga Wizard

: Add to your mana pool. Spend this mana only to cast a face-down creature spell, pay a mana cost to turn a manifested creature face up, or pay a morph cost. (A megamorph cost is a morph cost.)

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Qarsi Deceiver Discussion

holymanox on Animar's Traps

2 months ago

Thanks for the input!

I am indeed working with a budget. trying to keep it close to $100

When I put this deck together originally, I had Akroma, Angel of Fury, but it burns all of the red I have and it's really just 6 unblockable (give it protection from color) and that, by itself, is not good in my meta.

Since I already play morphs for free with Animar, and their effects are flip costs, not enter costs, so I don't need Dermoplasm

Thousand Winds is a cool card, but my meta likes to ramp until someone can one-shot, so people just don't swing, and I have been considering Dwarven Blastminer for a while.

Ooo I like Qarsi Deceiver, and I took out Jeering Instigator for the same reason I took out Thousand Winds. If I swing early, people get angry and I die.

Proteus Machine is a cool card to bluff with, but as this is a morph deck, pretty much everything is a bluff already lol

Honestly, I just put in Myr Superion because I loved the work-around with Animar, but I do want a large colorless creature. Darksteel Colossus Is cheaper and less scary. Won't paint a huge target on my back.

I'm still unclear on what Rogue's Passage will do, besides let an infinite Animar through, which I already do with changing the protection color anyway...

You're right about Ophidian. I've been adding better card draw recently.

Thank you so much for the input! This deck is my pride and joy, and it's so much fun to play.

Snacrifice on Animar's Traps

2 months ago

Hey, thanks for the comment!

Cool idea for an Animar deck. Are you working within any budget constraints or anything? I'm surprised not to see Akroma, Angel of Fury. The is rough but not too bad in Animar's colors.

Some suggestions:Dermoplasm lets you put in morph creatures on the cheap, Master of the Veil lets you flip them back down again.

Thousand Winds is pretty much a win con if someone's tapped out. Dwarven Blastminer might be a sideboard card, but being able to pop annoying lands like Rogue's Passage, Maze of Ith or Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and the like on the cheap is amazing.

Icefeather Aven can bounce opponents or your own for another morph cast, Qarsi Deceiver is a neat mana rock for the theme, I'm surprised you took out Jeering Instigator.

Proteus Machine can be a good bluff or just a free creature.

I'd definitely take out Myr Superion and replace it with something with more utility or just a big artifact creature with text on the card like Darksteel Colossus or Blightsteel Colossus instead.

Rogue's Passage will help a lot in getting those morphed creatures in when they figure out what you're doing.

The only problem I really see with your deck is a lack of longevity and some lack of cohesion. You're like 75% in on morph, but you've also got some extraneous cards you don't really need to be using, like Ophidian(You're in blue-you'll get better payoff just using a draw spell or something that taps to draw)

Funkydiscogod on Budget Morph Tribal

3 months ago

I'm skeptical how effective Ugin's Insight would be without Scornful Egotist. What about Secret Plans, instead?

You don't really have any one-drops. What about Obscuring AEther?

I think you are also missing good two-drops. Hooded Hydra and Stratus Dancer don't count. What about Qarsi Deceiver?

Add in a few Zoetic Cavern?

BarrinsBuddy on Animar Morph Draft

8 months ago

Nice deck! I've been brewing a morph deck too and found your deck while googling for ideas. You had some cards down I hadn't thought about, so thanks for that!

I'm using Atraxa, Praetors' Voice as the Commander, because I really wanted to use again Mastery of the Unseen since it rotated out of Standard, and black has some powerful cards too, like Ghastly Conscription. I'm making use of the proliferate too with planeswalkers and cards like Gavony Township.

Here're some cards I've considered that you don't have on your list.

Backslide and Master of the Veil to reuse your morph tricks.

Whisperwood Elemental is incredibly strong, and can give you an advantage over board wipes.

To make your morphs cheap there's Cloud Key, Planar Gate, Helm of Awakening, and in your colors Herald of Kozilek. And definitely Qarsi Deceiver.

Illusionary Mask probably has the most convoluted card text of all time, but it has great synergy with morph.

If you'd consider other colorless lands, some you might look at are Ancient Tomb, Temple of the False God, Tomb of the Spirit Dragon, and Shrine of the Forsaken Gods.

You can take advantage of your face-down creatures by using All Is Dust and Ugin, the Spirit Dragon to wipe out your opponents.

Also, Ritual of Subdual shuts down your opponents' spells and lets you beat them down with morphs.

Funkydiscogod on

9 months ago

If you want to have more fun with the Wolf tokens, Raised by Wolves would double the number of wolves you have when Fed to the Pack.

So, I'm trying to think of cards that'll come in and out of the graveyard to keep Feeding the Pack, but in the colors of blue and green, options are limited.

Brackwater Elemental, Advanced Stitchwing, Deathmist Raptor look like the only usable ones, and they're not great. Deathmist Raptor and Feed the Pack have synergy with with Den Protector, Dragon's Eye Savants, and Qarsi Deceiver, but that's about it. This morph thing might be an idea for a different deck.

Now, the classic decks that run high-toughness creatures run Doran, the Siege Tower and Assault Formation and tough creatures that don't have defender.

Tio_Infernape on Tricky Nagas

10 months ago

seshiro_of_the_orochi i think you would like to take a look at that :p

to be honest i feel like something is off, maybe the fact that the nagas don't have a real synergy between them like the snakes. i tried to go for a heavy Morph subtheme with things like Obscuring Æther, Secret Plans and Qarsi Deceiver but i'm really unsure if this is the way to go...

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