Saheeli Rai

Planeswalker — Saheeli

+1: Scry 1. Saheeli Rai deals 1 damage to each opponent.

-2: Create a token that's a copy of target artifact or creature you control, except it's an artifact in addition to its other types. That token gains haste. Exile it at the beginning of the next end step.

-7: Search your library for up to three artifact cards with different names, put them onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Saheeli Rai Discussion

Uri on Let's Build: Aegisaur + Ballista ...

2 days ago

We have two cards to assure his survival from a walking ballista:

Saheeli Rai's -2 ability, and Sheltering Light

Uri on Let's Build: Aegisaur + Ballista ...

2 days ago

I like building weird combo's, and ever since Amonhket came out, I built a deck revolving around Approach the Second Sun without use of the Aetherworks Marvel. It worked brilliantly, an above 80% win-rate.

And right now, we're back at it prying for another weird, wicked win-con...:Bellowing Aegisaur + Walking Ballista. Shoot that Aegisaur, get a counter on all your creatures INCLUDING your own ballista again, refueling it as it shoots.

So, let's try build this deck then. Firstly, we need to decide what colors we're going to use! White will be mandatory, either as splash or base. Blue comes in next because blue is crucial if we want to stall long enough and dig deep enough.

Now comes the dilemma; two colors as it is now is NOT enough. We need a third. We have two options: Green, for some extra ramp and other dummies to let our Ballista beat up: Ripjaw Raptor and/or Ranging Raptors. Especially the latter is beautiful when it's being abused with a ballista, it lets us ramp incredibly much for no mana cost at all.

Red on the other hand will give us more consistency, and lets us play a very strong walker for this deck: Saheeli Rai. Nonetheless, if we play little creatures, we can sneak in that Indomitable Creativity because we have something amazing: TREASURE TOKENS! If we play the following five creatures: 2x Bellowing Aegisaur, 2x Walking Ballista, 1x Chief of the Foundry, we only need to munch our Spell Swindle on a 5-mana spell and our combo is live.

Decisions decisions...

One thing is for sure: Dovin Baan will return! He is just too good. He nerfs, he draws and gains life, delaying aggro. What I have also liked is one or two copies of Commit/Memory . Vastly underestimated, in my opinion. It's not a counterspell, so it affects Carnage Tyrant, and we can use it post-casting too, putting our opponent in a suspended time-warp effect.

But now, how do we stall time? We need answers. White/Blue/Red is the theme, and red is beautiful with removal.Lightning Strike - Shock - Farm/Market - Perilous Voyage - Depths of Desire - Cast Out - Harnessed Lightning - Sweltering Suns - Abrade.

How do we draw into our combo? For one, Perilous Voyage already does a great job scrying and removing at the same time. Chart A Course and Catharic Reunion lets us dig deep for cheap, but an all-classic is Glimmer of Genius. some Supreme Will and Censor gives us some versatility and takes out threats for us.

This at the moment are some cards I have in mind for this deck, but I'd love to hear from other players what they think of this. Know some cards I forgot, or know some other methods of digging into our combo? Go ahead, share!

Beydin83 on Why hasn't ANYONE noticed this?

3 days ago

Splash blue for Saheeli Rai?

Icbrgr on Dumbest/Most Gimmicky Deck for FNM

5 days ago

Aorosco14 do you have a preferred color or strategy in mind? budget?

cuz you can go for cards that just say you win by meeting certain conditions from turbo fog with Azor's Elocutors.... to self mill Laboratory Maniac... i got the biggest with Mayael's Aria and others?

aiming to combo out with something ridiculous like Altar of the Brood/Reckless Fireweaver + Liquimetal Coating + Saheeli Rai?

Fenice86 on Burning Control!

5 days ago

backinajiffy i will let you know :)

I find Saheeli Rai great for both its first and second power, imagine copying pumped Enigma Drakes for a couple turns and scrying while recovering and still doing damage, she's kinda crazy in absence of Chandra, Torch of Defiance :)

Fenice86 on Burning Control!

5 days ago

poopiepoopiepants1 ya i know, i didnt put it only because of budget problems :)If i manage to put my hands on it i will surely swap them, thanks!

backinajiffy yeah you are somewhat right, that's where Saheeli Rai with its scry ability and Vance's Blasting Cannons  Flip come to help, the former skipping useless cards before my next upkeep and the latter dealing damage or trying to keep the board clean... with that being said i would love to have some more drawing power but i really dont know what to take out! Any suggestions?

Caes on Saheeli Emeria: Infinite Cats, Titans, and Life

6 days ago

VVild_Magus, thank you for the feedback! The deck is certainly a blast to play.

I have been considering upping Saheeli Rai and Felidar Guardian to 4-ofs for a while. The biggest problem it presents is it makes our curve so top heavy. We already play way more 3's than conventional wisdom would advise. The primary win con is still setting up Emeria, The Sky Ruin, the titan combo is something that just occasionally pops up as a free win.

Regarding the mana base, it's a fine line between having a high enough density of plains for Emeria and having enough fetches to consistently find our colors. With so many cards in the deck able to draw a card upon ETB, and Sun Titan straight up recurring fetches, hitting our colors is easy enough with the current configuration. Though there was a time when there was no basic mountain in the deck in favor of more plains. Cutting one so a mountain could be found off of Path to Exile/Ghost Quarter, and Field of Ruin went a long way towards balancing the colors.

The beauty of this deck is that any sort of combo involving Saheeli Rai or Felidar Guardian is Plan B or below. Because the individual pieces further the Emeria gameplan, we don't have to focus on enabling saheeli's combos. They will just sometimes provide free wins as we play out our primary strategy. I've found the best results from leaning the deck slightly more heavily towards the Emeria side of things becuase that strategy is less easily disrupted.

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