Simian Spirit Guide


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH 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

Kavle on Mono-Red Taxes

7 hours ago

@LeaPlath I completely forgot about Blood Moon. Auto include if I'm going to try and make this a competitive deck. I'll try a R/G rampy build and see if Wildfire would work in that build.

@GabeCubed & @filthyc4sual R/G Taxes seems like it could be a thing. Getting a Manabarbs online on turn 3 seems really good. Might be able to include more copies of it if I can reliably cast it on turn 3. I'll throw a R/G version of the deck together and test it compared to my Mono-Red version. Simian Spirit Guide, Birds of Paradise, Arbor Elf + Stomping Ground + cards like Overgrowth would be good ramp sources.

@landofMordor Harsh Mentor is actually going to make the sideboard. Would be good against decks like affinity i think.

GabeCubed on Mono-Red Taxes

15 hours ago

Seems neat.. but everything that you listed would not function well as a deck (the CMC of all of those is too much). Some of these would be interesting in a Dragon Stompy style deck (prison/Blood Moon, essentially), with Simian Spirit Guide and Pyretic Ritual or something as mana acceleration. I think that'd be kinda cool.

So it seems possible, but you can't have a ton of expensive CMC cards. I don't even know what 1/2 drops would work. Neat concept, that's for sure.

Oloro_Magic on Kobold Assault

1 day ago

Still think you want some Reckless Bushwhacker's and maybe some Pact of the Titan as that could theoretically enable a turn one win with something like Simian Spirit Guide or Lotus Petal.

goblinguiderevealpls on Whack! You're Dead.

1 day ago

I would take out Street Wraith, Pact of the Titan and Haze of Rage, wraith is only really good for Death's Shadow decks, pacts upkeep cost is rarely worth it, and haze is very slow for modern and dependant on you having creatures to not be a dead card.

I would also take out Simian Spirit Guide that card is more for storm or combo and its usually a dead draw after turn 1

That totals 14 cards out


4 Lightning Bolt

4 Goblin Grenade

4 Goblin Guide

2 Mogg War Marshal, Skullcrack, Dragon Fodder or Mountain, 15 is extremely low, affinity runs 16 and only because it has 4 Mox Opal and Springleaf Drum so pseudo 24 lands, so id go with +2 mountains

Zaueski on Turn 1 Modern Win Hand ...

1 day ago

Seething Song is banned, thank goodness so it doesn't even work anyways. That can be circumvented but not as easily. The power necessary to speed out a T1 hasted Blightsteel Colossus is immense, that restricts the deck build so much that it practically builds itself. Also, Shane is right. You want 4 Pact of the Titan over any of the free artifacts because 1 copy will not guarantee you'll get a copy in your opening hand. Really you need all 8 but we'll have to settle for 4 copies. Simian Spirit Guide, Pyretic Ritual, Desperate Ritual, and Infernal Plunge will make up our mana acceleration suite.


4x Blightsteel Colossus

4x Madcap Experiment

4x Pact of the Titan

4x Simian Spirit Guide

4x Pyretic Ritual

4x Desperate Ritual

4x Infernal Plunge

4x Expedite

4x Crimson Wisps

5-6x Flex Slots for interaction

18-19x Mountain or Snow-Covered Mountain (Run the Snow ones if you think Skred is better than Lightning Bolt for the deck)

An argument can also be made to include fetches as well. Deck thinning can be really important when you want to dig for Madcap Experiment but it also means you get one card less that isn't a Blightsteel Colossus. I'm unsure of how the math would turn out as to which road is better.

There you have it. This deck does nothing else so you want to win as fast as possible. It'll be fun when it goes off but otherwise expect to do nothing a lot.

ModernStormPlayer996 on Hyper-whack

2 days ago

I would recommend 4 Simian Spirit Guide instead of 4 Mountain for sure. It will help you late game when you don't want to draw more lands and will help you early game as you can get an extra mana and play your cards faster.

I appreciate you taking a look at my deck, feel free to take a look at my other 2 decks while you're at it too! Feedback is much appreciated and so is upvotes if you like the decks :)

Oloro_Magic on Whack! You're Dead.

2 days ago

Pyretic Ritual could be a good replacement to Haze of Rage, you can never have too much mana.

filthyc4sual on What to play at upcoming ...

4 days ago

Simian Spirit Guide is about a billion times better than Pyretic Ritual. Looking at your list again, why no Aether Vial?

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