Splinter Twin

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature has ": Put a token that's a copy of this creature onto the battlefield. That token has haste. Exile it at the beginning of your next end step."

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Splinter Twin Discussion

Oloro_Magic on Im a poor modern player ...

1 week ago

I wouldn't say buying into the best strategy is necessarily the worst thing you can do. The cards that get banned are the ones that remove variance from the game. Splinter Twin, eggs, dredge, those decks came to represent too much of the meta. The best deck in modern doesn't mean they ban a piece, especially if there is hate for it. Take affinity, consistently it has been near or at the top of the modern meta for a very long time now, with that said there is probably less than 1% chance that Arcbound Ravager (one of the key cards to that deck) gets banned.

With this said there are a few cards I would try to stay away from to be safe.

Baral, Chief of Compliance: Arguably makes storm too fast and given Wizards relationship with the mechanic I wouldn't be shocked to see them try to cripple storm again.

Scapeshift: A very powerful combo piece, the deck can work without it but if it gets to a point where it is excessively popular it may be a bit risky.

Street Wraith: Only really applies to Death's Shadow decks but though I personally don't think Shadow will get banned I think there is a possibility this card gets banned to slow it down a bit.

Paradoxical Outcome: Doesn't really see any play in modern however I really think its just waiting to be abused prompting me to buy a few but stay away from building with it.

I would also in your case stick with the mono black agro type deck, maybe add something like Gray Merchant of Asphodel and start making pox or devotion. No point in not having a functional deck whilst collecting cards for a new one, trust me I've been there.

Konglicker on Im a poor modern player ...

1 week ago

StardustDragon11 Holy crap dude that sucks... You see, that's another thing I'm afraid of. If I buy into too good of a deck, I run the risk of getting banhammered, a-la Splinter Twin, Golgari Grave-Troll, etc. So the safest thing for me to do is buy into a strategy that isnt the best, but isnt the worst either...

Freezingfist on Myr Combo Deck

1 week ago

may as well drop in Splinter Twin... can act as extra copies of Myr Galvanizer to go infinite.

ShinakoX2 on Grixis Twin

1 week ago

I just want to make sure I'm not missing something: Is Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker/Splinter Twin + Deceiver Exarch/Zealous Conscripts the only win conditions of the deck, and everything else is mana/tutors/draw/disruption?

I have Mizzix list with a lot of UR spellslinger staples that I'm looking to overhaul, and I'm thinking of just switching to Grixis instead. I also don't really care for Doomsday or Storm decks, so this looks like a nice combo deck that would fit into my meta once I make some budget-based cuts.

Masne98888 on Cards that should be banned in EDH

1 week ago

Hi guys, thanks for you feedbacks.Your comments made me reflect, the goal of the banlist is not to destroy combo decks (it is impossible, even removing all the cards you suggested, new combos would come around); it is just to make the format more fun.Talking about cards like Mikaeus, the Unhallowed or Reveillark, it's true that they are used mostly for combos, but they can create some interesting interaction; i think in that case is up to the player to decide how to build the deck in order to not be unfair.You also suggested to ban Atraxa, Praetors' Voice, Sen Triplets and Iona, Shield of Emeria; i think those cards are pretty powerfull and very annoying to play against, but imo not over powered, so not ban worthy.Ultimately I decided to not ban any card you guys proposed, I just added them all to the "honorable mentions"; and following this logic i decided to remove Splinter Twin and Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker from the ban list.

But in the end i gotta say that this banlist is not meant to be my personal list; I want it to be open to the players and filled with their opinions, so if other people want the cards you proposed banned, i will put them in the banlist.

Xica on Mono-color deck challenge..

1 week ago

Oh my sweet summer child...
You really have to experience the misery of playing against 8-rack, which just got much worse with their new toy, in Sword-Point Diplomacy.
So lets sort it out by color:

Black devotion
Aristocrat/Drain life decks
Mono black infect (control infect)

Mono green stompy
Forest belcher
Dramatic Entrance decks
Mono green infect

Martyr proc
Souls sisters (which recently got Oketra's Monument aka. mono white thopter foundry)
Mono white tokens

Mono blue faeries
Mono blue control, with stuff like Thing in the Ice  Flip
ninja-....-delver (Force of Will goes long ways, specially since the now have Chart a Course to fill their hand up)

Red is probably the best color to have viable mono colored decks in modern, so here is a short list:
Free win red
Burning bridge
Mono red tron (if you count that one as red)
(Various) red deck wins versions
8 whack
i would also add my mono red hollow one deck to the list
...and i am pretty sure this list is far from exhaustive

P.s.: You seem to be a pretty fresh and naive spike, since you have no knowledge of the existence of merfolk decks.
Tiers are not based on win/loss ratio, or anything similar, they are only based on number of players. Of course they can't be terrible, since people would not play them.However not being a tier deck doesn't mean that the deck is weak(er) than the tier ones, for examples check out living end (which was at one point a jank brew), or the coverage when lantern control made its first appearance at the GP, and anally raped every tier deck in its way to the top of the tournament, including stuff like Splinter Twin decks.

Masne98888 on Cards that should be banned in EDH

2 weeks ago

Hi, thanks for your comment, i did some research and i decided that Splinter Twin and Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker are indeed ban worthy.I didn't thought of them in the first place because i've never seen them in action inside my playgroup.

JoltsOfEnergy on Cards that should be banned in EDH

2 weeks ago

Maybe put Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and Splinter Twin on this list too? It is just incredibly easy to go infinite with them. You only need one other creature that either blinks or untaps upon ETB and you win the game. More broken than Tooth and Nail imo, cuz it's easier to flash in a Pestermite or something similar on your opponents turn and win on turn 4/5 then it is to ramp up to 9 mana.

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