The next creature card you play this turn can be played as though it had flash.
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|Future Sight (FUT)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Scout's Warning occurrence in decks from the last year
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Scout's Warning Discussion
1 week ago
Are these possible updates to the list?
2 months ago
mccabej140: White has pure card draw in the forms of Mentor of the Meek, Wall of Omens, Bygone Bishop, Alms Collector, Dawn of Hope, Mangara, the Diplomat, Thraben Inspector, Scout's Warning and To Arms! (from a quick gatherer search).
In addition, it has artifact and enchantment based draw/tutor in the form of Enlightened Tutor, Sram, Senior Edificer, Puresteel Paladin, Stoneforge Mystic, Stonehewer Giant, Open the Armory, Steelshaper's Gift, Kor Spiritdancer and Mesa Enchantress to name a few.
That seems like plenty of options for card draw/tutors in white. And while seom of these are limitied to artifacts/equipment, you can't just write these off becuase your specific deck isn't heavy in that area. It's like saying that green's tutoring is crap becuase you can't tutor instants despite thefact that green has some of the best creature tutors.
"Fun" is also not an argument here. Just becuase you haven't played with or against stax decks and just becuase you don't find them fun does not mean that that you can just write the entire acrhitype off. There are plenty of people who really enjoy playing those decks and now you're effectively telling those people how to play Magic.
Some players don't like counterspells - does that mean that we shouldn't play them? Now blue has a big void until late game. Blue needs more ramp! it has to rely on artifacts, that's not fair to blue!
But the above logic is flawed. Counterspells exist and giving blue ramp would make it more powerful. Just like giving white a crapload of unrestriced draw. Stax exists and you can't just pretend it doesn't becuase you don't like playing it/against it. White exists on a balance between having draw and having stax and that balance is important.
channelfireball12345: see above.
I would ask the question to everyone here - if white has such bad card draw, then what's stopping you from splashing a second colour to fix the deficit? Why is there such a push to build mono-white decks?
2 months ago
enpc yeah I had considered Shimmer Myr but I went with orrery because I don't constantly have haste enablers for my commander. I alsojust happened to have a few of them sitting around in a binder collecting dust. I haven't seen Scout's Warning in a LONG time lol. I may consider those in time, after I pick me up a copy of Sword of Fire and Ice (aka my whole next month's budget).
DeinoStinkus always in need of a god cleaning lol
2 months ago
Vedalken Orrery is pretty cool. I personally run Shimmer Myr in my list, but Orrery seems really strong here. As a side note, you can also look at Scout's Warning if you want additional ways to flash in Balan (plus at worst it's a cantrip).
3 months ago
Scout's Warning and Savage Summoning are pretty spicy includes as well. Both let you drop Nethroi on the end step before your turn when your opponents are least expecting it and let you swing with a reanimated board pretty quickly.
SynergyBuild on None
4 months ago
Friggin turn 0 win with ability to protect it, I'mma love this format
5 months ago
Another couple cards! Backlash, Cinder Cloud, Choking Vines, Wheel of Fortune, Sylvan Library, Dazzling Beauty, Delirium, Disempower, Erratic Mutation, Essence Vortex, Feint, Fire Covenant, Glyph of Reincarnation, Hail Storm, Harmonic Convergence, Imps' Taunt, Lammastide Weave, Lava Storm, Long-Term Plans, Mages' Contest, Mask of the Mimic, Misinformation, Natural Selection, Outmaneuver, Psychic Barrier, Sandstorm, Scout's Warning, Seedtime, Shaman's Trance, Silhouette, Simulacrum, Siren's Call, Spore Cloud, Squall Line, Suffocation, Surge of Strength, Telim'Tor's Edict, Three Wishes, Thunderheads, Tidal Wave, Trailblazer, Transmutation, Vapor Snag, Venarian Glimmer, Warpath (and probably every other red card that cares about attacking and blocking creatures, some research needs to be done); Winter's Chill, Word of Command (maybe?) Augury Adept (more like a bend and a "small" one since it's actually white too. Still, being a possible monoblue card that gains life, might still be considered for the list). Same for Balefire Liege and Selkie Hedge-Mage. Collapsing Borders, Delusions of Mediocrity, Illusions of Grandeur, Game of Chaos, Merchant Ship, Relic Bind
6 months ago
If you are going to play Scout's Warning then I recommend swapping it out for Savage Summoning. It still gives you flash but now also protects your instant and creature from being countered which, given the fact that you are trying to flash it, would be unfortunate. Another even better option would be Vedalken Orrery, whose benefits speak for itself.