Stronghold Biologist


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
Nemesis (NMS) Uncommon

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Stronghold Biologist

Creature — Human Spellshaper

(Blue)(Blue), Tap, Discard a card: Counter target creature spell.

Stronghold Biologist Discussion

[email protected]_only on Voidchant Sliver

4 months ago

For sizing, the bigger counter point is simply color logic - I know of not a single blue 3/2 for 2 blue mana. the closest comparison is Gilded Drake , which while a 3/3 for 2, is given to your opponent as opposed to kept on your side of the field. searching the gatherer for creatures costing "UU", the majority are 2/2s, with a few 1/2s, 2/1s, and the odd 1/4 or 4/1.

I am forced to agree with cdkime - "sliver" is more than a powerful enough mechanic to begin with. especially since morph is less useful to slivers than any other tribe, as the creatures face down have no creature type. the ability to turn face up is much better for triggered creatures, such as Voidmage Apprentice or Weaver of Lies . Creatues without a "when this card turns face up" typically just have a larger mana cost that can be paid over 2 different turns, and that's it.

random tidbit for you Flooremoji, Stronghold Machinist and Stronghold Biologist are two sides of the same picture.

triproberts12 on With this Ideal we Endure

8 months ago

The first thing I would recommend is finding a way to copy your namesake card the turn it's cast. Copies aren't cast, so both will resolve! It's pretty expensive, so having onboard ways are the best. Primal Amulet  Flip is probably the best. If you utilize spell based ramp and tutors, you should be able to flip it. Swarm Intelligence , The Mirari Conjecture could also work.

Since you're not planning on using your hand or lands into the late game, you might as well have onboard tricks that use those resources.

To use your hand, you could play Rix Maadi, Dungeon Palace , Words of Waste , Null Brooch , Restore Balance , Jolrael, Empress of Beasts , Mageta the Lion , Stronghold Machinist , Stronghold Biologist , Greel, Mind Raker , Alexi, Zephyr Mage , Notorious Assassin , Knollspine Invocation , Pyromancy , and Magus of the Balance .

To wreck everyone else's hand Mindslicer , Bottomless Pit , Creeping Dread , Necrogen Mists , and Oppression work.

To destroy lands, you could use Desolation , Destructive Flow , and Mana Vortex .

goldlion on Baral Ultra Budget Hate

9 months ago

After reading your commander I immediately went to the list for a madness deck I'm working on. Here's some cards I could see that might fit. I especially like the idea of playing off the discard.

ERoss8 on Card Art Easter Eggs

9 months ago

GoblinsBeatElves I believe Legacy Weapon has a similar feature. Almost every object in the art is an actual magic card (can’t actually name them though, to lazy to look up)

Also, Stronghold Machinist and Stronghold Biologist basically have them same art, just shifted to the left and right

[email protected]_only on Magic Art Pairs

2 years ago

Stronghold Biologist and Stronghold Machinist are part of the same art set. kinda want a playmat of it at some point, actually. and their flavor texts mirror / match each other perfectly

Shamen3mill on *help* Eternal Dominion EDH *help*

2 years ago

If you're really looking for things to remove: Fork, Increasing Vengeance, Reiterate.

You're playing with an Epic spell, much as I applaud it, it's important to understand that after the first cast of the spell, that's it, all of your hand is dead. It bears mentioning because it's just that much of a down-side.

The majority of your casts of Dominion is going to be during the upkeep, no fork, no howl of the horde, no dualcast mage.

They're nice on the first cast, yes, but the same mana can be put into abilities that you put into place in turns prior, and can continue to affect the future casts of it.

Additionally, you need more pillows. Windborn Muse, Elephant Grass, things that keep people from punching your face in.

If you want cards that Synergize well with the fact that you're running an Epic spell, I'd look into the Spellshaper creature type. Most of their abilities aren't all that impressive, but it does allow for using the cards in your hand for more than Epic would normally allow you too. Most notably Stronghold Machinist and Stronghold Biologist

Tolluf on Crosis the purger

3 years ago

Okay, fokuserer mer p kort som kan hjelpe deg kjre milling themen i decket-

Whispering Madness - Discard, Windfall med cipher.

consuming abberation - Blir strre og miller ganske effektivt

Mind Grind - Med masse mana er den ganske nasty

Traumatize - Kongen av mill kort?

Dimir Doppelganger - Gjenbruk av creatures i folks graveyard og hate i et kort.

Nephalia Drownyard, Duskmantle, House of Shadow - Mill p et land, vanskeligere deale med.

Muddle the Mixture - Tutor for 2 drops, finne cyclonic rift i en pinch etc, dobbel bruk som counterspell.

Psychic Strike - Counterspell med mill.

Diluvian Primordial , Spelltwine - Bruke folks graveyard.

Geth, Lord of the Vault - Alternative til recursion og mill.

Wight of Precinct Six - Litt som Nighthowler, kan vurderes.

Guiltfeeder - Mean mean mean.

Necrotic Ooze - Finnes oftest alltid noe snasent i graveyards.

Nightveil Specter - Grei flyer og du kan finne noe morro.

Extract from Darkness - Mill + reanimating av et creature til en motstander.

Sire of Stagnation - "Nesten" consectrated sphinx.

Mystic Retrieval - recursion

Praetor's Grasp - Leave my Bribery alone D:

Increasing Confusion - Mill.

Lim-Dul's Vault - Must have, basically tutor.

Dark Petition - Demonic tutor for deg.

Pilfered Plans - Mill og draw for deg.

Psychic Spiral - Kvalmt kort :P

Perplex - Situasjonibel counter men du kan f folk til discarde eller tutor for 3 cmc kort.

Grixis Panorama - "fetch" i dine farger

Treasure Cruise - skulle vre plenty delve vekk.

Chaos Warp , Faithless Looting - Must play kort

Sangromancer - Liv for discard.

Stronghold Biologist,Stronghold Machinist - Slemme kort

Random kort: Trickster Mage, Scorched Earth, Winds of Change

Nok se gjennom :P

clayperce on Best. Advent Calendar. Evar.

3 years ago

December 5th
Today was a Nemesis pack, and the top pick was Fanatical Devotion. What a great card! And it's going to see play soon too, in Stealing away souls!

Other fun stuff included ...

And now, for the rare:


Tomorrow: Prophecy

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