Whispering Snitch


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Uncommon

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Whispering Snitch

Creature — Vampire Rogue

Whenever you surveil for the first time each turn, Whispering Snitch deals 1 damage to each opponent and you gain 1 life.

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Whispering Snitch Discussion

w33m4n on NEED help for first FNM! Thank you!!

6 months ago

if you really wanna be cheeky you can replace the barrier bones with Whispering Snitch good way to swing some early life and gain.

alexjustdoit on Dimir Guildkit Upgrade

6 months ago

I think I'd get rid of one or both of the Dimir Guildmages depending on how much you like the card (the ability is a bit expensive for what you get in my opinion). If you like the dual utility of Dimir Guildmage you could also consider swapping it for House Guildmage which I think is a tad better unless you're really hurting for draw abilities. Same with Dinrova Horror, while flavorful 6 cmc for a 4/4 with bounce seems a bit much when you have a good number of counters, removal, or things like Unexplained Disappearance. Of surveil cards, Nightveil Sprite can give you some great mileage out of just one card. As far as Dimir Spybug and Thoughtbound Phantasm, you'll have to make the call if you think its worth it for just one copy of each. From experience playing a Dimir deck I drafted with lots of surveil but only one of each those creatures, they're amazing when you draw them, but also often I had games where I didn't draw them. Or they got immediately removed. Surveil helps filter your deck to get to them faster, so 2 of each would probably make it much better. Up to you.

You could probably replace Dimir Charm with one of the cards I mentioned that you like, since I think the best ability on the charm is usually going to be the counter, followed by the removal, and you have a fair number of counters and some removal already.

Unmoored Ego is cool but if your friends/playgroup are also playing "guild kit" style with few duplicates, then it probably wouldn't make much sense in the deck, unless you have that one pesky friend that's always rocking 3-4x of a particularly annoying card that you need to nip at the bud.

Whispering Snitch and Enhanced Surveillance are also fun if you feel like you're surveiling enough to make it worth it. Though one could also say, if you're surveilling a lot then Enhanced Surveillance is a bit unnecessary overkill.

Also keep in mind, I don't think Whispering Madness would be nearly as useful without something like Notion Thief, outside of a scenario where you only have a couple cards and your opponent/s have a full hand. If the scenario is reversed, you'll only be helping them out. However, with Notion Thief it basically becomes a reusable "opponent discards hand, you discard and redraw a full hand" or some such.

Kinda hard for me to answer specifically "replace A B C with X Y Z" since a deck with few duplicates is generally less consistent in the direction it's trying to go. Some fun cards here though for you to consider.

Oh by the way, I didn't realize this at first so I'll throw this in here in case you didn't already know, but you can bounce Etrata back to your hand after damage to get her whole "hit counter exile" wincon thing and avoid reshuffling her ;)

hydrothermia on Assassin of Sanity?

6 months ago

@pbowen331, I'd say "Welcome to Tapped Out," but you've been here longer than I have.

Etrata can work, but only on non-token creatures, since exiling a token makes them nonexistent. You'll need to work on finding another form of winning condition if the first option isn't possible. I also notice that this is very budgety, is that deliberate?

I'll try to suggest things around that if possible, but I'll will suggest some pricer cards as well. I also don't know how heavy you want to go into Surveil. While I'm not going to name all of them, just the ones that seem useful.

Hopefully that gave you some additional insight on improving your deck.

Chainer_the_Dementia_Master on Dimir Surveil (1st attempt)

8 months ago

Dimir Spybug belongs in the main deck. Easily one of the best payoffs for a "Turbo Surveil" style deck. Personally, I'd replace both the Whispering Snitches and the Whisper Agents with them. In testing this strategy myself I found both of them very underwhelming. Haven't tried out House Guildmage, but could see how it would be good, especially if you're in a position where you can't attack every turn. I've also been using Nightveil Sprite as an additional enabler as well.

Poseidon31 on

8 months ago

I wouldn't play Disdainful Stroke on the main, maybe side. Maybe some cheap removal instead like Cast Down. Also i would play one less Doom Whisperer and would cut Connive / Concoct and put Thief of Sanity into main. And i wouldn't play the guildgate. You already have 8 Doublelands, so fill up with basics. Then I would play 23-24 lands, maybe 2 copies of Field of Ruin to deal with Azcanta or some other deadly Lands. With that many Surveil you can easily filter. That brings me to Search for Azcanta  Flip. Another Opportunity to put Creeping Chill into grave.House Guildmage for more surveil and fieldcontrol.

Duress has to be in the sideboard against other control/mirror matches. Negate is another valuable sidecard. Whispering Snitch is a card you want in the main, if not cut it from side, as you have to surveil for damage. Selective Snare against some tokens, as Emmara can be cruel.

-Arcanity- on All Hail Surveil

8 months ago

I mean, I have this deck in paper form, and it's functioning really well at local events. And Whispering Snitch is better than it looks; draining for 1 almost every turn is actually really powerful, and it basically makes the first Doom Whisperer activations each turn free.

hydrothermia on

8 months ago

I was also using Whispering Snitch in the prerelease, solid card. lubertjey, it's due to Guilds of Ravnica not being officially in rotation until this Friday despite the prerelease this past weekend. Then Tapped Out will update accordingly.

Ccvcv on All Hail Surveil

8 months ago

i would run 3 Ritual of Soot in sideboard instead of the Whispering Snitch for those aggro decks, also more removal like Vraska's Contempt in the sideboard for teferi and other walkers

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