Simian Spirit Guide


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Planar Chaos Common

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Simian Spirit Guide

Creature — Ape Spirit

Exile Simian Spirit Guide from your hand: Add (Red) to your mana pool.

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Simian Spirit Guide Discussion

Winterblast on Kaarmageddon

2 days ago

BlackWitch protecting Kaalia is not as important if she constantly enters the game early enough...and there already are some slots reserved for protecting the commander, even though I agree there could be better cards.

I think the main problem with this deck is that it still lacks a bit of speed, which could be helped by adding Chrome Mox, Lotus Petal, Mana Crypt, Mox Diamond, maybe Mox Opal and even Simian Spirit Guide. The optimal start would be to play Kaalia on turn ONE, which is possible, but not in this build. If you pull that off, even in turn two, there's not much any other player can do about it. You could answer with a lucky Force of Will, Daze (although that's not often played), Swords to Plowshares,...other solutions to stop her from attacking at least once would require a similarly quick start, having at least 3 or 4 mana available on turn 1-2.

I'd rather watch out for Humility for example instead of spot removals. Maybe include more artifact/enchantment removals yourself and further speed up your own deck.

Weltbild on RW Death & STaxes

4 days ago

@smackjack: Eldrazi Displacers can bounce Thought-Knot Seer and create some sort of a soft lock when the opponent is hellbent, but the main task is clearing his attackers or blockers out of the way. The general gameplan would be to get early taxers down T1+2 and then race using the bigger Eldrazi whilst preventing the other player from stabilizing. Quite simple actually.

In what way don't you think this could be referred to as stax? Because it doesn't run Smokestack or Tangle Wire? To me, the combination of Chalice of the Void, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Thalia, Heretic Cathar and Leonin Arbiter alongside the mana advantage with Gemstone Caverns, Eldrazi Temple and Simian Spirit Guide suits the theme very well.

IGotDead on Black Moon

5 days ago

Simian Spirit Guide seems like a possible inclusion with the strength of a turn earlier Blood Moon or chalice. There are backup uses with Liliana or Kalitas coming a turn earlier.

enpc on Maindeck-able Hate for Certain Matchups

5 days ago

With the deck having 21 lands and curving out at 3, I would like to also advocate for more Lightning Bolts / Lightning Helixes as opposed to Simian Spirit Guides.

THE_WTF_Brewer on Maindeck-able Hate for Certain Matchups

6 days ago

Thanks! Linvala, Keeper of Silence looks like a good option. I can also get it out on turn 3 with Simian Spirit Guide, so that's a bonus. My only worry is it dying to Galvanic Blast. Thx!

THE_WTF_Brewer on Hate leads to Suffering.. For You! | R/W Hatebears

1 week ago

Tunnel Ignus is pretty good as most decks play fetchlands. It's great on turn one with Simian Spirit Guide. I probably will add another one for 1 of the Aegis of the Gods. Just like you, I haven't gotten around to much testing yet, but i'm pretty confident against tron with Path to Exile and Ghost Quarter.

C.LewisMTG on RW Death & STaxes

1 week ago

I went ahead and made a test list. This is how I would personally do it (less restrictive on colors, get's you Mutavault so you have an on board threat, and you can still abuse Simian Spirit Guide

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