Spellskite

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Rare
New Phyrexia (NPH) Rare

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Spellskite

Artifact Creature — Horror

: Change a target of target spell or ability to Spellskite. ( may be paid for with either or 2 life.)

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Spellskite Discussion

Dorotheus on Bloo V.3.1.4

3 days ago

I feel like Apostle's Blessing can also be useful for grindy match ups with spot-removal decks, while also giving a potential edge if you need it against Affinity and Go-wide/Pyromancer decks, over Spellheart Chimera.

I know these lists are super tight, but the synergy of Thing in the Ice  Flip and Spellskite is a very nuanced but amazing and have yet to see it in too many lists. I'd also rather have two of the Peek be Sleight of Hand; getting information is great but having a stronger selection of cards in your deck is equally important.

Squirrelbacon on Rocket Science (Competitive)

6 days ago

Yes, Young Pyromancer does die an awful lot and it will die more than Spellskite will. I like all the reasons you gave for Spellskite, so I do understand why you keep it in. At the same time, I just don't know if wpellskite is still what the deck wants most of the time. Plus, against aggro, you just get to make a ton of elementals as hopefully they will not have a direct answer to Pyro. Even with that added in, I understand your reasoning for skite more and if you really prefer that just leave him in! Still a great card.

With the next question on Thoughtseize, is there that much tron in your meta? What does thoughtseize hit that Inquisition of Kozilek doesn't? Especially if you're worried about burn match due to life hits, Inquisition still hits everything they play! In terms of what you took out, I think you made the right choice... but do you need all 4 Thoughtseize? That I don't know.

NomadicSixGod on How horrible

1 week ago

Thanks for the suggestions! Im looking to keep this in the horror theme with less emphasis on quick flips and a little more on tempo control. Spellskite can eat spells targeting thing as well as stay on the board once it flips all backed up by a hand of counter magic. Thought Scouris a great engine for a lot of decks but putting cards in my grave doesnt really help any of my creatures besides Bedlam Reveler and by the time i want to play him i should already have the 6 instants and sorceries necessary.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Rocket Science (Competitive)

1 week ago

Spellskite I threw in as a concession that 4x Thoughtseize would worsen my burn matchup, but counterspells and no blank cards like Bloodghast also improve the burn matchup quite a bit. The burn matchup has been about 55-45 in my favor for game 1 in testing, so I'm not opposed to replacing them with something else.

Historically I've also sided in Spellskite against Path to Exile decks because it's something I can cast proactively to keep my delve threats alive. I've also very occasionally sided it in against Tron to eat Karn Liberated activations with more success than I've deserved (I don't plan on doing this in the future). Finally I love it as a 4-toughness blocker against aggro decks, which is surprisingly tricky to overcome, especially against company decks.

I do like the idea of a proactive threat because I need to be more aggressive against Azcanta control decks. However Young Pyromancer dies so easily, especially to jeskai control decks which have more burn spells than I can counter. In your experience has Young Pyromancer performed better than my dismal expectations?

Squirrelbacon on Rocket Science (Competitive)

1 week ago

I'd also recommend Young Pyromancer over Spellskite in the sideboard. I could be more than wrong with that but it's my personal opinion.

Just gives you something to do and a way that if the game drags on you still gain value. Spellskite is great, but I don't see a major point to it's inclusion.

Snapdisastermage on 3 drops in Abzan

1 week ago

Toolbox decks play Chord of Calling and sometimes Collected Company Avacyn is a good toolbox card because she she does something unique and situational. Toolbox decks are also more creature focused. they play alot of one of things like Qasali Pridemage Selfless Spirit Spellskite. This why people are confused about what you want. Toolbox decks don't play stuff like Liliana of the Veil Thoughtseize and Siege Rhino

DidiTheOne on Elenda token sacrifice

1 week ago

The only way for this deck to beat a burn deck is to gain life and discard opponent's spells.

Elenda, the Dusk Rose is pretty weak if you can't sacrifice some creatures when she arrives.

With a couple of Leyline of Sanctity/Timely Reinforcements/Spellskite it would probably have more chances to win. Sorin, Solemn Visitor could be efficient too I suppose.

Thank you for your comment unredemption, I'll make some changes.

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