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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Double Masters (2XM) Rare
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Rare
New Phyrexia (NPH) Rare
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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Spellskite Discussion

PurePwnage on Mardu Death's Shadow (MDS)

1 week ago

firebolt22, Because it acts as a body, disruption, and bait for the low cost of two Mana. Spellskite is a solid card for spell redirection but it's not as efficient in this low to the ground deck. I built this with idea of being aggro and putting pressure on our opponent early in the game, I just don't think Spellskite applies as much pressure as Tidehallow. Tidehallow puts the opponent down two cards, the one I take from their hand and the other that will no doubt be used to remove the card from the battlefield.

One other overlooked benefit of Tidehallow, is if it leaves the battlefield before its first ability has resolved, its second ability will trigger. This ability will do nothing when it resolves. Then its first ability will resolve and exile the chosen card forever.

Pikobyte on Xyris's, fortune

1 week ago

Spellskite, Steely Resolve, Diplomatic Immunity, Curator's Ward or Sylvan Safekeeper just to name a few. Also cards that produce mana for your creatures do well in my Xyris

tabbs33 on colossus hammer

3 weeks ago

Ross Merriam played a very similar list on SCG's stream/YouTube channel a few months ago. Keep in mind, this was before the Companion nerf, so running Lurrus isn't as big of a benefit.

As Mundian suggested, Magnetic Theft is a solid inclusion. Also Stoneforge Mystic for fetching your equipments so you don't have to have as many of them in your main. This will give you more slots for things like Giver of Runes, Spellskite, Apostle's Blessing/Emerge Unscathed/etc., to protect your creatures from removal. Swiftblade Vindicator is also another great, cheap creature with double strike and trample.

Pikobyte on Xyris, Terror of Airships

3 weeks ago

Heya, I got around 110-120 games with my Xyris so far. After a few games I moved away from the grouphug stuff since that doesn’t work too well. I would add Battle Hymn since that one goes infinite with any red discard wheel and underworld breach. Same is true for Phyrexian Altar but that one goes also infinite with your blue discard wheels. You should also add more protection in form of Diplomatic Immunity or Spellskite since Xyris is quite a good target for removal. Instant protection doesn’t work well here really because you can’t save them up in your hand for the moment you need it. Tidal Barracuda stops removals and counters during your turn, Whirlpool Warrior is another nice and cheap wheel to play. Teferi's Ageless Insight is quite helpful for drawing into another wheel. If you reach a critical amount of wheel effects (around 12-14) the deck really starts to take off and wins the turn after Xyris hits the field. My deck plays Xyris frequently turn 3, turn 2 of you’re lucky and wins the turn after if if you got one of the 5 cards that allow you to produce mana for your creatures, or any tutor to get them into your hand. Feel free to take a look at my list, it looked a lot like yours first but has changed a lot during extensive testing

Last_Laugh on Marchesa, Karate Chop Surprise!

4 weeks ago

You really need to drop some of your 5, 6, 7, and 8 drops. You'll notice a significant uptick in consistency by having more creatures come down before Marchesa. You should be shooting for 3.3 avg. cmc or less (you're realistically at about 3.6 counting Blasphemous Act as a 1 drop instead of the deceptive 9 it's technically counted as).

My suggestions would be more draw, ramp, and ways to immediately protect your creatures.

Draw: Midnight Reaper, Liliana's Standard Bearer, Necropotence, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician, and Consecrated Sphinx are your best options you don't already run. Forcing your opponent's to discard can also serve to equalize hand sizes, consider Vindictive Lich and Sadistic Hypnotist.

Ramp: I'd get all 3 Signets in here for more turn 3 Marchesa chances.

Immediate Counters: Spark Double can copy Marchesa for double dethrone or it can be used to abuse any etb/death trigger on everyone's turn instead of once per round. Haste enablers are great for getting +1+1 counters to immediately protect your creatures, consider Ogre Battledriver and Urabrask the Hidden. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is like having a 2nd commander if you limit the number of humans you run. Spellskite is excellent for protecting key creatures and it's ability can be used as many times as needed to redirect the same spell/ability on the stack to lower your life where you want it.

Low Cost Sac Outlets: Diabolic Intent is arguably better than demonic tutor here (run both). Goblin Bombardment is an excellent sac outlet that only white/green can deal with consistently. Viscera Seer great sac outlet that sets up your draws.

Feel free to check out my list for more ideas. It's one of the top rated Marchesa lists on this site and has over 80 comments to sift through for more ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

ju009x on Yarok, who let the lands out?!

1 month ago

Hi Osbert!

Thanks for the tips! I have been thinking about Ghostly Flicker, do you think its better than Spellskite? or would you recommend cutting something else?

I get what your saying about the Faerie Artisans, I will keep it in the maybe board and keep an eye on the amount of ETB triggers my opponents play, if I can play magic again...

I will add Neoform, like you said Birthing Pod is amazing in this deck! As for Eldritch Evolution I think this is to expensive as I've played this in an earlier version of the deck.

Equilibrium is very good indeed, but to be honest to oppressive. I think I'll have to pass up on playing this card, just because of my history with stacks like cards in the past (and the reaction of the playgroup).

I'm thinking of adding Azusa, Lost but Seeking, Grim Tutor, Jace, the Mind Sculptor, Oko, Thief of Crowns and Teferi, Master of Time. What do you think of these, and would you add them?

Thanks again for the help!!

chriscross25 on The one and only Black Rose, Marchesa

1 month ago

Last_Laugh Thanks for your comments. To your suggestions:

Spellskite: seems like a perfect card for Marchesa. I will put this in. :D

Metallic Mimic: same as spellskite. I will put this in. Seems really strong!

Glen Elendra Archmage: i thought about this card already and the potential lock. For me it is not fun to play such a lock since i want a good time with my playgroup. :D Similar reasons with Oona's Blackguard/Sadistic Hypnotist. Discard seems a good control aspect but put instantly me as a target. I have to figure it out if and how i can use these in the future.

Sower of Temptation:Was one of the last cuts for me. My thinking with Thalakos Deceiver is that he fits very well in this deck for some reasons. First he can sac himself what i already want to get him back. Second he synergies very well with Marchesa's dethrone ability. Give him the +1+1counter and sac him afterwards. But i need to test it to evaluate the card.

Fleshwrither: Seems good with all the 4 drops. I personally like to play with no or less tutors which makes every game quite diffrent. I guess for mimic and spellskite i will drop one or two 4 drops.

About Vicious Shadows and Stolen Strategy: Vicious shadows is a card i want to build around for a long time. Since my playgroup will draw a lot of cards this card seems good within this deck to punished it. Stolen strategy is one of my pet cards :D It works kinda with the theme of the deck and is usefull for card draw/advantage and removal!! because the cards stay at exile :D

Btw. I checked and upvote your list out and i think it is really good and a nice name :D

Last_Laugh on The one and only Black Rose, Marchesa

1 month ago

Nice deck, it's similar to my build but mine is less theft focused. I like the inclusion of Invasion Plans here. I do have a few suggestions for both cuts and additions.


Spellskite helps protect Marchesa and you can redirect the same spell/ability on the stack as many times as needed to set your life where you want it.

Metallic Mimic allows you to abuse any etb/death trigger on everyone's turn instead of once per round. Just sac Mimic to reset the creature type as needed.

Glen Elendra Archmage is a counterspell on a stick that also doubles as a combo piece with Mikaeus and a free sac outlet. Infinite mana with Phyrexian/Ashnod's, infinite damage w/ Goblin Bombardment, and infinite mill with Altar of Dementia.

Legion Loyalist is a pet card of mine here. First strike + trample out of relatively nowhere is great thanks to haste. The tokens can't block part has saved my butt more often than I thought it would also.

Oona's Blackguard/Sadistic Hypnotist - Discard helps seal up games tighter than a Dolphin's butthole.

Cuts: Burnished Heart/Solemn Simulacrum are both too slow here imo. Feast on the Fallen is another card you won't miss much, it looks better on paper. At 7 mana Vicious Shadows should damn near win you the game but doesn't have nearly that impact. Thalakos Deceiver is probably your worst theft effect (maybe Sower of Temptation instead). Stolen Strategy also seems very mana intensive and awkward to find the right time to spend 5 mana on it, but I've admittedly never tried it.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas, it's one of the top rated Marchesa lists on this site and has tons of posts to sift through for more ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

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