|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Eternal Masters (EMA)||Mythic Rare|
|Urza's Saga (USG)||Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Rare|
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- Sneak Attack/Sundial of the Infinite interaction question
- If I cheat in a creature with Sneak Attack, can I copy it with Riku and have the copy not leave the battlefield at end of turn?
- Do I have a window of time to destroy Shivan Phoenix in the graveyard before it returns?
- sneak attack, sigarda and harmless offering
: You may put a creature card from your hand onto the battlefield. That creature gains haste. Sacrifice the creature at the beginning of the next end step.
|Want (10)||Flamadiddle , greywanderer13 , LordZZX , mtc131 , RobelCL , Halbrech , BlckRck , lawfulwaffle , Wolfmac , TheBl0b|
Sneak Attack Discussion
2 days ago
If you run Feather, the Redeemed , you can use some spot blink, flicker and protection spells. I think that Kaalia really wants to keep refilling your hand, so blinking is really important.
Other suggestion would be Sneak Attack as a way to do an other Kaalia impression and abuse her hand refilling capacities.
6 days ago
Quicksilver Thanks for the support XD, I couldn't figure out how to add a picture of the meme to the description or I would.
I haven't had enough experience to say whether Aether Vial will or will not work. The only thing is, this deck is EXTREMELY reliant on graveyard recursion, and any GY hate can cripple me, so I wanted to find a few alternatives just in case. I would play 4 copies of things like Quicksilver Amulet or Sneak Attack if I could.
As for ramp, I was back and forth between it. The goal was not to worry about ramping/casting the creatures, just to cheat them. So getting to turn 3 to cast Kaalia is all I was worried about. I wouldn't mind trying out a few different iterations with some ramp (maybe some of the new Talismans for a turn 2 play). Thanks!
3 weeks ago
I'm pretty happy that you're pretty happy about it! 12 mana rocks might make you mana-flooded, but that's always better than being mana-screwed! Might I suggest Quicksilver Amulet ($5) to aid in throwing out the big creatures Kaalia grabs? If you can load up more Legendary Angels (There's a TON!), Demons (Some pretty good ones!), and Dragons (On par with Demons!), Thran Temporal Gateway ($0.50) will do the same for less $$$! Helm of the Host ($5) Gives that ETB effect, but the equip can be a bit costly. Deathrender ($2) will punish your opponents for non-exile removal, but I think Kaya's Ghostform ($0.15) would be PERFECT for your deck. Grave Upheaval ($0.50) would give you a bit more recursion from removal as well, and - at worse - help you sort out your mana. Cauldron Dance ($0.15) can do the same AND throw down for cool combat tricks, minus the manafix! Through the Breach ($6) gives you an instant ETB to use for combat and great at surprising your opponents with indestructible or the likes. Sneak Attack ($20) does the same and is repeatable, but suffers from removal and is hecka expensive!
I hope I was able to give some good possibilities that you could consider. Your deck looks great and I like that you're rolling with the new Kaalia!
3 weeks ago
legendofa ya, I have had Young pyromancer in the deck before thinking the same thing. I just don't run enough spells. The spells I do have are just to try to protect my combo pieces. I have been play testing this alot. Talking with my friend after some games we thought that a humas's mana base may be good here and just take out the spells. I think it may be good and bring in Aether Vial as well. I'm not sure, have not had that much time to play test this week. I will be making changes depending on how i feel this is playing out. Also on a side note, the deck does feel fine, as I stated it can win on turn 4. the problem is that those hands are rare to get. I am also finding out what hands are better to keep and the Serum Visions do help a ton. I may make another version of this deck that has a Sneak Attack like effect with it, using Incandescent Soulstoke in it. To get Tyrant of Discord or Omnath, Locus of Rage into play with a Risen Reef and just go off. It would almost be an instant win at that point if i can sac them and use my effects to keep going ( getting a land triggers the Risen Reef witch gets another elemental and so on. Still working on it. I think in that deck young pyromancer can work because im trying to protect my lord and drop Big Omnath. So all a work in progress. Ty for the comment and like !
3 weeks ago
You should reflectively change Kaalia with her newest incarnation Kaalia, Zenith Seeker as your strategy is more in line with ETB effects. And with the Worldgorger Dragon combo in play, you can collect all your wincons and cheat them out with Sneak Attack
1 month ago
Automatic +1 Pirates are THE BEST and you have a fantastic list! I don’t think there’s anything I can suggest that’s better, but let me give it a shot... Depending on how you want your deck to run Nemesis Mask is fantastic for making your creatures unblockable except for the one equipped and it can be searched for with Deadeye Quartermaster . There’s also Sneak Attack but again, this is probably up to how you want to run the deck.
I used to run ABB as my commander but then I switched to Marchesa and use strictly pirates with ETBs. Here is my list if you’re willing to check it out see here
Good luck! And again, awesome deck!
1 month ago
Black can also be for reanimation and tutors. Angel of Despair is a good Orzhov Angel and Rune-Scarred Demon is a good Demon. With Kaalia you play a lot of high CMC creatures because her ability lets you cheat these creatures onto the battlefield. There's however a drawback when playing so many high CMC creatures, it can make your overall deck's mana curve clunky to play, but you'll have this problem with any Angel deck because many Angels have high mana costs. If Kaalia is getting to attack and you're getting to cheat creatures onto the battlefield then you're in a good position. This is however not always the case thus want back-up plans, other ways to take advantage of high CMC creatures without Kaalia. Build your deck in a way that you're not completely relying on Kaalia in a game.
Reanimation can be a back-up plan. Ways to get high CMC creatures out of your hand/library into your graveyard and then onto the battlefield. Or ways to reanimate your dead creatures or even Kaalia since she will be a prime target for opponent's removal. Some options are:
- Animate Dead
- Karmic Guide
- Emeria Shepherd
- Nahiri, the Harbinger
- Buried Alive
- Faithless Looting
- Tormenting Voice
- Demonic Tutor
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Diabolic Intent
Another back-up plan is ramp especially Signets and Talismans. High CMC creatures have high mana costs which ramp can help with to cast them without needing Kaalia. Low CMC mana rocks (0-2 CMC) also help to ramp into Kaalia which is good. Some options are:
- Sol Ring
- Talisman of Hierarchy
- Talisman of Conviction
- Talisman of Indulgence
- Rakdos Signet
- Orzhov Signet
- Boros Signet
- Fellwar Stone
- Mind Stone
- Knight of the White Orchid
Other back-up plans can be other ways to cheat high CMC creatures onto the battlefield or combo finishers. Some options are:
- Quicksilver Amulet
- Sneak Attack
- Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Restoration Angel
- Aurelia, the Warleader + Helm of the Host
With Kaalia you want lots of protection and haste enablers because you want to be able to attack with her the turn you play her and you want to be able to protect her so she can do this. Some options are:
- Mother of Runes
- Giver of Runes
- Grand Abolisher
- Swiftfoot Boots
- Lightning Greaves
- Defense Grid
- Boros Charm
- Dragon Tempest
- Mass Hysteria
Kaalia can provide a lot of value especially if you can successfully cheat a high CMC creature onto the battlefield the turn you play her then you're in a really good position in a game. For instance with Kaalia cheat Aurelia, the Warleader onto the battlefield. Aurelia gives you another combat phase thus another creature can be cheated onto the battlefield with Kaalia because she gets to attack again.
1 month ago
Legion Loyalist is also great here when you go the aggro route.
Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them
Sneak Attack occurrence in decks from the last year
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