Spellskite

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Rare
New Phyrexia (NPH) Rare
Promo Set (000) None

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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.)

Latest as Commander

Spellskite Discussion

jconeil1988 on Redirct and Phantasms

6 days ago

I can use Redirect or Spellskite to change the target of my opponents spell, but if I have an Phantasmal Bear on the field that my opponent targets, casting the Redirect or activating Spellskite would null that instance of targeting and I wouldn't have to sacrifice my bear, or would I?

PurePwnage on Icy/Hot

2 weeks ago

What about adding Spellskite for chump blocking and redirection of artifact removal? Or Ensnaring Bridge to help control the board and mitigate combat damage before I can even happen?

Dragaan on Big Green Daddies

2 weeks ago

Yea, there are several cool things about Unravel/ Deglamer . I actually really like Manglehorn and have one ordered atm. As for the welding jar stuff, I think if I start seeing more affinity by me (I started playing some paper modern last week locally) I may consider a solo Oxidize just because of how annoying welding jar can be. I've also used Creeping Corrosion in the past... that cmc, tho...

I always tend to like sideboards with several 1-of's, but I realize it would probably be best in decks like stompy to make the sb short and sweet. I'm going to try a similar board to your out soon, including Spellskite , a card I've always wanted but used to be too expensive for how much I play paper (also kinda fell out of favor for quite some time). I like it better than Back to Nature against bogles and it helps a bit vs burn and some others as well. I don't own 2 Dismembers, but I have 2 Gut Shot that I have used successfully in the past so I may go 2:2 there. Anyway, thx for the answers and gl w/ the deck!

Kogarashi on Mairsil, Spellskite and Mirage Mirror ...

1 month ago

Madcookie, you wouldn't be able to activate caged Mirage Mirror twice in your second case because Mairsil's caged abilities may only be activated once per turn.

If an opponent casts Smelt on one of your artifacts and you want to save it, you would first activate the caged Spellskite ability to retarget to Mairsil (this is allowed, though as long as Mairsil is not an artifact, nothing will change when it resolves). Then you activate Mirage Mirror targeting whatever artifact of yours is going to be destroyed, turning Mairsil into that artifact. Then the Spellskite ability will successfully retarget Smelt to Mairsil, and Mairsil will be destroyed.

Madcookie's answer for the first case is correct.

Madcookie on Mairsil, Spellskite and Mirage Mirror ...

1 month ago

1st case: Opponent cast Murder on another creature. You respond with caged Mirage Mirror targetting a land, then before that resolves activate caged Spellskite . The spellskite ability resolves first and you retarget the Murder to Mairsil and hes considered a legal target so Spellskite limitation from the rules shouldn't apply. Then the caged Mirage Mirror resolves and turns Mairsil into a land. Finally Murder tries to resolve and at this point it should fizzle.

2nd case: I think there won't be need to sacrifice Mairsil att all in this case either. I cast Abrade on your Sol Ring . You activate Mirage Mirror 's caged ability targetting a land, the spellskite, then Mirage Mirror again, targetting Sol Ring . Now Mairsil becomes an artifact, then redirects Abrade to himself, then becomes a land and at the end of all of this Abrade should fizzle.

Rules sidenotes: (2011-06-01) The target of the spell or ability won’t change unless Spellskite fulfills all the targeting criteria, even if multiple instances of the word “target” are used. For example, you can’t change both targets of Arc Trail to Spellskite.

I'm reading this as "fulfills targetting criteria" by the time of the resolution of spellskite's ability, not the re-targeted spell. I'm sure the other guys here will correct me if I'm wrong so I'd wait for their opinion too just to be on the safe side about this interaction.

Cheers!

ulysses2009 on Mairsil, Spellskite and Mirage Mirror ...

1 month ago

Additionally, if Mairsil, the Pretender is less important than another card (for example an artifact) and is not a legal target (for example for a "destroy target artifact" effect), could i activate Spellskite and respond with Mirage Mirror to sacrifice Mairsil, the Pretender instead of that artifact, making it a legal target on the stack after activating Spellskite ?

ulysses2009 on Mairsil, Spellskite and Mirage Mirror ...

1 month ago

If someone targets for example a creature other than mairsil with a spell and I have Mairsil, the Pretender on the field with Spellskite and Mirage Mirror caged, can I activate Mirage Mirror and then Spellskite in response to that (for example targeting a land) to "counter" the spell? My idea is to change the target to Mairsil, the Pretender while it is a legal target and make it an illegal target on the stack after Spellskite 's redirect ability resolves.

Ashen0ne on Smacking A Dragon-God Off His Own Citadel!

1 month ago

Hey buddy! Like the deck so far. As I’ve never tried control in cedh I don’t have much in the way of suggestions but a couple things did come to mind.

Misdirection , while not being a common choice among Cedh players does give you a secondary FoW like effect. And you can always bait people into playing into it in some way by appearing tapped out. That being said it is a little more situational than FoW so it might not work as well.

Silence will ensure any other control players or anyone with spot removal can’t disrupt you on the turn you want to win. Or it can lock an opponent down on the turn they want to win.

Otherwise I’d say it’s looking pretty good. Torpor Orb shuts down 3 of your 6 creatures but it’s too good not to run as a control piece. Might consider swapping some of them out with even more control like Glen Elendra Archmage or even Spellskite to save you’re aetherflux or citadel from spot removal.

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Spellskite occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.12%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%