Quillspike

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eventide (EVE) Uncommon

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Quillspike

Creature — Beast

(B/G), Remove a -1/-1 counter from a creature you control: Quillspike gets +3/+3 until end of turn.

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Quillspike Discussion

Darth_Savage on Hapatra & Izoni.

3 weeks ago

One of the advantages of Modern is that you can access a large pool of cards and find the most efficient option, but as a newer player those cards won't be necessarily known to you. That being said you have slipped into one of the bad habbits that most new players have; you aren't running 4x of any card in your deck, this reduces the consitency of your play. It might seem more interesting to have lots of different cards, but in the long run it actually hurts your deck.

Now you happen to have chosen the theme of -1/-1 counters and these haven't actually played a major part of magic that often. One of the earlier sets to play around with them was Eventide, it featured: Twinblade Slasher, Quillspike, Woodlurker Mimic, Cauldron Haze, Noxious Hatchling, Soul Snuffers, Wickerbough Elder, Deity of Scars and finally Necroskitter. That is clearly a lot of cards, it isn't exaustive and I'm not suggesting you use them all, but I hope you can start to see the options in the Modern format.

Every deck wants to draw cards, well from Shadowmoor there are two obvios cards that help you do that Dusk Urchins and Scarscale Ritual. More up to date now, one card I was surprised you didn't include was Obelisk Spider, which strikes me as a good fit, then again another spider also struck me as a good fit, this time from Journey into Nyx, if you want tio utilise your graveyard Nyx Weaver. The biggest baddest -1/-1 spell though came from Mirrodin Besieged Black Sun's Zenith.

This is just the start though, to give you a taste of what earlier sets might offer your deck. For now try to work out which cards you want to see in every opening hand and run four of them, then build the deck around those core cards. Good luck and enjoy brewing your deck.

DrukenReaps on CEDH bg help

3 weeks ago

Devoted Druid + Quillspike

Get an arbitrarily large quillspike, add Obelisk Spider or hapatra for a better payoff.

Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons + Blowfly Infestation

Add Parallel Lives, Zulaport Cutthroat, Blood Artist, Grave Pact, Ivy Lane Denizen, Obelisk Spider, or any similar card you enjoy.

Hapatra can be replaced with Nest of Scarabs or Flourishing Defenses

I go more in depth on all of this in my Mistress of Poisons primer. I retired the deck because my group is pretty casual and the deck won turn 3-5 a few times... Could do better with some tweaks.

kylbeon on sacrificefedit1

4 weeks ago

here's two Melira, Sylvok Outcast + Puppeteer Clique + Sac outlet = all creatures from all graveyards put into play under your control Quillspike + Devoted Druid = Massive life swings

Pikobyte on Hapatra, Poison but Tasty

1 month ago

Cutted Quillspike from the list because it goes infinite with devoted druid and doesn’t do much else. After all this is still a casual deck and combos like this kill the fun and have their place in competitive decks.

crash328 on Hapatra, Poison but Tasty

1 month ago

You have devotion druid in the deck already, why don't you run Quillspike for the infinite combo. I used to have a deck way back in standard that abused that to the fullest. He's also a real quick beater out of nowhere for three mana

Daedalus19876 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH | *PRIMER*

1 month ago

TheRedGoat: Thanks for the thoughts/suggestions! The only pieces that care about -1 counters being on the creature when they die are Necroskitter and Blowfly Infestation - the former may get cut, and the latter mostly sticks stuff on my own creatures (so it's not a problem really). The deck mostly cares about the -1 placement itself :)

And regarding your suggestions - Plaguemaw Beast is interesting, but I'm not super convinced that it's worth the 5 mana and waiting for summoning sickness to wear off... Poison-Tip Archer isn't really worth the 4 mana to me, though I could see it fitting into my sideboard for the additional usefulness of having reach (this deck struggles with fliers). Driven / Despair is actually something I want to fit back into the deck when I find space for it (it may replace Necroskitter)! Rishkar, Peema Renegade just seems like a less good version of Cryptolith Rite here, another card I'm trying to fit in (too few slots, bleh). Quillspike recently got cut because he was too fragile, dies from a single counter, and is only really useful with Devoted Druid. Flourishing Defenses is just too much mana for its effect, unfortunately. Harbinger of Night just got cut - he was just too slow and tended to cause problems. Blight Sickle is not efficient enough, in my opinion (I'd rather run Glistening Oil, ANOTHER possible inclusion), and while Hex Parasite is cute against opposing PWs and maybe could find a home in the sideboard, he doesn't advance my game plan enough to put him in the main deck.

Thank you again for the suggestions! :)

TheRedGoat on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH | *PRIMER*

1 month ago

So I have a question: How well does this deck interact with +1/+1 counters being placed on creatures? Or having -1/-1 counters removed before the creatures die?

Also, a lists of cards that could be useful (unknown if you already knew about these or play tested them)(would still want to hear your thoughts on them within a deck):

Plaguemaw Beast (sac-a-snake, make-a-nest)

Poison-Tip Archer (redundant win-con is redundant)

Driven Despair (aggro?)

Rishkar, Peema Renegade (any counter counts)

Quillspike (known combo piece)

Flourishing Defenses (see "aggro?")

Harbinger of Night (recommend pair with Melira, Sylvok Outcast )

Blight Sickle (once again, aggro?)

Hex Parasite (political tool)

OmegaZefram on BG -1/-1 Counters

1 month ago

not sure how comboish you want your casual deck to be, but Devoted Druid with Quillspike makes arbitrarily large number of snakes with Hapatra and also makes an quillspike into an arbitrarily large creature. Even druid on his own might be good!

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