Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Modern Legal
Frontier Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad Rare

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Creature — Spirit



When Rattlechains enters the battlefield, target Spirit gains hexproof until end of turn.

You may cast Spirit spells as though they had flash.

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Rattlechains Discussion

landofMordor on FLASH!!!!

18 hours ago

I would agree that you don't need Censor. Maybe use Hieroglyphic Illumination instead? I would also put in 4x Mausoleum Wanderers over Thraben. My reasoning is that it's essentially a 1-mana Censor if you have out Rattlechains, and it's a strictly better Cursecatcher if not.

If you ever take this into Modern, Ephara, God of the Polis would love this action...just saying(:

abby315 on The Undead (of a ghostly variety)

2 weeks ago

dakota.cowart thanks for the comment! I'm testing Rattlechains in the sideboard against control and midrange decks, but I'm not sure how I would make any room for it in the main. If the spirit tribal is being suitably disruptive in my local meta I may try it to double down on board protection, but it doesn't protect against sweepers which are the deck's natural enemy. Gearhulk, too, I tried to fit in, going with a more U/W control emphasis, but instants that weren't Censor felt way worse than Cast Out and Stasis Snare--it forced me to go with counterspells over removal, which is not the strong suit of the deck imo. Then it just doubles down on needing to draw the right card at the right time.

Thraben Inspector is just the best one-drop in standard. She blocks like a champ, whether to trade with X-1s or chump to protect myself/Gideon, and gives me a clue to crack when I don't have something else to do on my opponent's turn. She keeps Bygone Bishop going, hedges against sacrifice effects that get around Avacyn/Selfless Spirit. In a deck that emphasizes timeliness (drawing Spell Queller t6 with your opponent in control of the board is bad) you can never be upset to draw her. She's great!

In a more spirit-tribal emphasis build, though, she's /probably/ not necessary? But she's got a lot goin for her!

dakota.cowart on The Undead (of a ghostly variety)

2 weeks ago

I've been working on something really similar to this for about a year now. I originally didn't go all the way spirit tribal, u/w control with Scatter to the Winds/Halimar Tidecaller shenanigans. I have since rotating out of origins and dragons, moved to a pure spirit-tribal tempo. I think we could help each other figure out want we want with this archetype. I haven't updated my deck to reflect what it currently looks like on tappedout, but the principal (reacting to your opponent and playing off of them) is still the same. I believe that Censor could be really strong, and that a late game Pull from Tomorrow could be devastating to the opponent. I personally run Always Watching , Rattlechains, Essence Flux, and have been trying some Torrential Gearhulk. I understand those cards wouldn't fully work with your choices, but I think Rattlechains could definitely help. Imagine, if even spirits worked as instants, the amount of pressure the opponent would feel knowing that they are not the only ones playing spells on their turn. On a serious note, I really like that idea of holding up mana and playing mind games with your opponent, and having additional outs with cycle is pretty powerful. Just tell me one thing; why Thraben Inspector?

solarbeam on Get spooped

2 weeks ago

Spectral Shepherd and Rattlechains help you out with dodging removal, Apothecary Geist gains you life, Nebelgast Herald makes it easier to hit, Vessel of Ephemera and Triplicate Spirits get you a bunch of tokens. Obelisk of Urd acts like a lord too

cornpie987387 on Ghostly Presence

2 weeks ago

Oh, I guess you use Sky Spirit because its a spirit card. Well, I don't really know spirit decks very well. What I do know is that they all run Rattlechains.

stewa238 on

2 weeks ago

I like the landfall idea, but I am totally confused as to what you are trying to attempt here. What is your win-con? Why use Rattlechains with no other spirits? I think a description here would help to give more direction to what you want to accomplish.

sylvannos on Comprising list for UW modern!

2 weeks ago

If you're thinking of Spirits, check this out:


For your deck as-is right now, I'd suggest the following:

For your sideboard, I'd suggest something like:

2x Rest in Peace
2x Dispel/Negate/Spell Pierce
1x Kami of False Hope
1x Celestial Purge
1x Condemn
1x Kami of Ancient Law
3x Kataki, War's Wage
3x Azorius Herald
1 Eidolon of Rhetoric

-T_Walt4Life- on Have Spirit

3 weeks ago

I like it! Kami of False Hope is a good spirit, could do well as a sideboard card. Kami of False Hope + Rattlechains could be good against red decks or hard hitting aggro. Thanks for the suggestion.

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