Spectral Sailor


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2020 (M20) Uncommon

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Spectral Sailor

Creature — Spirit Pirate

Flash (You may cast this spell at any time you could cast an instant.)


: Draw a card.

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Spectral Sailor Discussion

pauatro on Monoblue Flash/Tempo

3 days ago

Hello! Just wondering what are the reasonings of the 3x and 2x instead of 4x in some of your creatures (like Brazen Borrower and Spectral Sailor )? Faerie Vandal may not be as good as those if you want to play at flash speed because you'd use the card draw spells in your opponent's turn, which would rarely add up to 2 draws. I like the list and the main idea :) hopefully there will be space for mono-blue tempo in standard because the deck is a lot of fun! Have you tried it out?

multimedia on Kooopa Derevi *Suggestions Appreciated*

4 days ago

Hey, nice start. If fliers are the direction you're going my advice is to look at Edric decks for more inspiration. Many Edric strategies use little fliers and unblockable creatures to draw cards and cast extra turn spells. You could do similar; little fliers to draw cards and untap your lands for ramp or mana for repeatable mana sinks that you can use at instant speed.

Cards within the budget to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Battle Screech
  • Migratory Route
  • Bower Passage
  • Beguiler of Wills
  • Galecaster Colossus
  • Azami, Lady of Scrolls
  • Secure the Wastes
  • Sage Owl

hungry000 on That's the Spirit! (Budgeted Spirit Tribal)

2 weeks ago

If your budget is $250, you have quite a bit of room for upgrades, though I won't fault you for saving some money. If you were to upgrade that far I'd make these changes:

-4 Figure of Destiny , -2 Vapor Snag ; +2 Topplegeist , +2 Spectral Sailor , +2 Supreme Phantom

-1-2 Selfless Spirit , +1-2 Unsettled Mariner

-4 Unsubstantiate , +4 Remand

-1 Dovin's Veto , +1 Spell Pierce

-4 Mana Leak , +4 Path to Exile

lagotripha on But Why Is Rum Gone?!

2 weeks ago

Its worth thinking about traditional modern tribal options like Phantasmal Image .

Some pirates like Dire Fleet Daredevil , Kari Zev, Skyship Raider & Spectral Sailor are worth keeping in mind depending on meta.

I'm not a fan of non-repeatable graveyard-to hand effects-they never seem to do enough for me, so I'd likely try to run more payoff cards for being in grixis colours- removal, hand disruption or counterspells.

jaymc1130 on Let's talk Caw Blade in ...

3 weeks ago

So I've been tooling around a bit with an iteration that utilizes Mausoleum Wanderer and Spectral Sailor as the primary sword bearers and the thought has proven interesting in the 3 games I've played with it. The Wanderer does a great job of protecting the board and can hit most any spells an opponent might cast as it gets beefed up with swords and Batterskull. Meanwhile the Sailor provides some extreme grinding advantage over time as a means of repeatedly drawing lots of extra cards with all that extra mana the deck will tend to have floating around in later stages. I've actually really enjoyed the performance of this pairing and look forward to playing them some more to see how they will fare in a number of match ups.

JP-Romero on Celestial Wings

3 weeks ago

Hello Sir!

I take it you started with the Mu Yanling, Celestial Wind planeswalker deck.

Two main suggestions in general:

I would suggest to keep the deck to mono-blue if you can, as this will allow you to not get color screwed (getting too many lands of one color, but not enough of another). If you insist on going White-blue, you need to run some dual color lands (maybe a set of Glacial Fortress ).

I would also suggest you get rid of your non-flying things and stay away from 1x counts. By having more one-ofs, you are thinning the probability to get the best cards.

If you dont mind cards rotating out of standard in october, the most obvious addition to this is Favorable Winds . A mono blue version of this would make the also soon rotating Tempest Djinn really good.

Having said this, let me give you a break down on how I would upgrade your deck in its colors:

-2x Air Elemental +2x Sphinx of New Prahv Sure, the Sphinx has 1 less toughness, but it also costs 1 mana less and is harder to deal with because of its special ability.

-1x Callous Dismissal -1x Bond of Discipline +2 Winged Words Since all of your creatures are flyers, you really want to be able to draw 2 cards for only 2 mana. This is also your only draw spell and Amass doesn't really make sense here.

-2x Spectral Sailor -2x Concordia Pegasus +4x Healer's Hawk Spectral Sailor and Concordia Pegasus can be easily replaced by the hawk, which will gain you life (and time) for you to get your finisher cards

-1x Saheeli's Silverwing +1 Warden of Evos Isle Get a fourth warden. Saheeli is slower than Warden, and the Warden will speed the rest of your deck. No brainer.

-3x Island -3x Plains +4x Glacial Fortress +2 Azorius Guildgate More reliable lands!

-2x Celestial Messenger + 2x Empyrean Eagle Eagle doesn't depend on having the planeswalker for not sucking.

-2x Show of Valor -1x Glaring Aegis +3 Aerial Assault Aerial Assault has better synergy with your deck, also, trying to have as many 4x as possible.

-2x Take Vengeance +2x Dovin, Grand Arbiter You already have 6x removal in the form of Aerial Assault and Pacifism

-1x Disdainful Stroke -1x Disenchant -1x Negate -1x Quench +4 Depose / Deploy Removing many one-ofs in favor of a flexible spell.

-1x Tale's End -1x Unsummon +2 Azorius Charm More flexible, in your colors, more consistency.

MaxyPraxy on UW Delver Stoneblade (Modern)

1 month ago

-4 Pteramander , +2 Spectral Sailor +2 Faerie Seer

This is due to nonbo with Rest in Peace in the sideboard and the overwhelming amount of anti graveyard tech in the meta. The 2 and 2 split is because I wasn´t sure which one I wanted and want to test both.

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