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Artifact Creature — Gargoyle
Vantress Gargoyle can't attack unless defending player has seven or more cards in their graveyard.
Vantress Gargoyle can't block unless you have four or more cards in hand
: Each player puts the top card of their library into their graveyard.
Vantress Gargoyle Discussion
7 hours ago
Why was Vantress Gargoyle only "kind of eh"? It fits with the playstyle of the deck very well. You've got the mill (to set it up and that it helps set up), a beefy blocker who can sometimes attack evasively, and all for 2 mana.
3 days ago
Hey, thanks for stopping by! I did make one small trial update recently - cutting Guardian of Tazeem for Vantress Gargoyle . It was more of a curve consideration than anything; Guardian competes with Geralf at the 5CC slot, and Gargoyle offers similar stats and a more synergistic ability.
5 days ago
If I may.
1). Vantress Gargoyle seems like a really slow way to have a creature. Also, it doesn’t really fit with the mill plan. I suggest Thought Collapse if you want to stay blue. 2). Adding in a full play set of Mystic Sanctuary is very beneficial to your deck. Returning your counterspells is very good in the mirror. 3. By staying mono-blue, you are losing out on some of the best cards that benefit from milling. Drown in the Loch is great counterspells/removal, Murderous Rider deals with planeswalkers that you otherwise have a hard time dealing with. If your opponent goes firs and puts down Teferi, Time Raveler , you have no way to remove it, and your counterspells are as good as useless. Also, Thought Erasure is an amazing card in your deck, allowing for possible removal of an opponent’s best cards, like Questing Beast or any of the god-eternals.
1 week ago
Thanks, I ended up taking out Vantress Gargoyle the other day for an additional land. Kept getting land screwed too frequently, I did add in Guild Globe and Golden Egg and added a few other removalto help the early game.
1 week ago
Hi! Nice list :-) How has Emry been doing for you? I didn't find her that useful without Guild Globe and Golden Egg . About Vantress Gargoyle , isn't it a little too slow? Have you considered adding Dreadhorde Invasion and Oath of Kaya ? They synergize both quite well with Alela.
1 week ago
1 week ago
I would add Ashiok, Dream Render to the mix, as it helps you with the milling and it's also a graveyard hate.
Consider also using Lucky Clover as a way to duplicate the value of Brazen Borrower and Merfolk Secretkeeper . You'll bounce two creatures for 1U and drop 8 cards from your opponent's library for just U. It does have exceptional value.
I would swap one of the 1UU milling counterspells with Negate , play with 4 Opt and 2 Radical Idea , 20 lands, opening 2 slots for 2 Emry, Lurker of the Loch , -1 Drowned Secrets , -1 Wall of Lost Thoughts opening 2 slots for Lucky Clover and if I could open another 2 slots (maybe taking out 2 Chemister's Insight as it's slow, I would add 2 Animating Faerie , because it both serves as a decent blocker and also can turn your Clovers into 4/4 creatures that you can return to the game with Emry if they die. With 2 Lucky Clover in play, you can animate both with a single use of Animating Faerie , which makes for a strong pair of blockers and also some offensive power if you somehow can't use Vantress Gargoyle .
2 weeks ago
Hey guys I edited the deck with more of what we had in mind and talked about. Here is another variant based on your opponent having a full graveyard without you exiling anything. Dont forget you could always include Grafdigger's Cage to stop your opponent from using their graveyard.
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