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Creature — Human Rogue
When Rogue Refiner enters the battlefield, draw a card and you get (two energy counters).
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Rogue Refiner Discussion
3 months ago
I would take a look at some infect decks and use some of their pump tech. Pendelhaven, Might of Old Krosa, Vines of Vastwood and Become Immense are all great options. You may also consider running more card draw and selection to get Pummeler faster. Ancient Stirrings is a free include with green and Serum Visions is always good. Rogue Refiner also helps to this end. Ways to protect or recur the Pummeler would also be good. Welding Jar has gained popularity recently and you could play with the colors some and look at Ojutai's Command or Kolaghan's Command.
You don't have a sideboard, yet. But I would look Krosan Grip or other hate for the likes of Stony Silence that just turns this deck off. You may also consider some counter spells, since you're in blue.
5 months ago
In my opinion, it would be much better for you if you just stuck with the original B/G build and upgraded it. Adding blue is just going to slow you down and increase the chances of you getting mana screwed, and it is no longer feasible without Rogue Refiner and Attune with Aether (especially if you dont want to spend a bunch of money on 3 kinds of expensive dual lands). You could search for B/G Constrictor decks online and start adding stuff from there. My recommendation would be to add Jadelight Rangers, and some black removal like Fatal Push and Vraska's Contempt. Good luck and have fun!
6 months ago
You are incorrect.
Standard has a very specific definition--only cards from a limited timeframe are allowed. Those cards are not "banned" from the format--they are ineligible by the basic rules. Standard is designed to ONLY be cards from the most recent sets in order to foster a certain type of fluid competitive environment.
You were probably using cards that were ineligible for the format. That's your mistake for not understanding the rules of the format you were working with.
As of today, the only cards that are banned in standard are:
Aetherworks Marvel - banned because energy decks were dominating the meta, and this made them obscenely powerful. It basically allowed you to draw and cast one of your best cards for limited investment.
Smuggler's Copter - banned because its mana and crew costs are far too low for the card's power. It's a 3/3 with evasion that loots you a card--that's obscenely great for 2 mana and not attacking with one of your 1/1s.
Attune with Aether - banned to limit the dominance of energy decks. This is ramp and a significant amount of energy for 1 mana.
Rogue Refiner - also banned to limit the dominance of energy decks.
That's the totality of the cards banned in Standard.
Edit: If you want to find Standard-legal cards, it's really simple: On your Gatherer search, place "Standard" in the "Format" box. This will limit only to the cards available in Standard.
6 months ago
The Rogue Refiner is there because it replaces itself. it's a 3/2 body, so it can trade quite nicely, and it's something you're not worried about losing, as it already did what it needed to do - drew you a card. it's like, slam it, turn it sideways if amicable. it's even better if you havea saber or The Lady out, as it turns into a 5/2 or 5/4 respectively, and at 3 mana, drawing you a card, that's a damn good value.
still trying out the spirit, but it's hard to decide what to get rid of.
6 months ago
7 months ago
7 months ago
I have always enjoyed merfolk in modern and with new additions in RIX, UG Merfolk could be a real contender. However, I feel there are things you need to change about this deck. First and foremost, it's hard to put both Collected Company and Smuggler's Copter in the same deck. Although both are great, they don't pair with each other well. Personally, I would choose Collected Company over Smuggler's Copter as it has more synergy with the rest of the deck and can create very powerful combat tricks when paired with Deeproot Elite and Merfolk Mistbinder. You can replace this slot with Merfolk Branchwalker or even Unsummon for more bounce/removal. Merfolk Branchwalker is an amazing card and can help you draw a needed land or buff itself.Secondly, I think that Metallic Mimic is a good lord and can help you go much bigger, faster. You can go down some Mist-Cloaked Herald or drop the Spell Pierce. Lastly, I think your sideboard could improve to beat many decks. Kopala, Warden of Waves is a great card for merfolk that helps protect them against a lot of removal. Shapers' Sanctuary is also another card to consider as dropping t1 against UB/x Control can just win the game on the spot. Control has very few ways to deal with enchantments so turning every creature that dies into a card it very helpful against a grindy MU. One question I have is what are the Rogue Refiners doing in this deck. The energy doesn't matter and Shapers' Sanctuary draws you more cards. Other than that, I hope you will consider my suggestions and wish you good luck with this deck.