Agitator Ant

Agitator Ant

Creature — Insect

At the beginning of your end step, each player may put two +1/+1 counters on a creature they control. Goad each creature that had counters put on this way. (Until your next turn, those creatures attack each combat if able and attack a player other than you if able.)

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Agitator Ant Discussion

Coward_Token on Strixhaven spoiler season

3 months ago

Mmmm okay quite positive about the Silverquill deck:

Cunning Rhetoric: Fun and nicely costed. Thantis, the Warweaver approves.

Bold Plagiarist: Unfortunately, it's not whenever anyone puts counters on an opponent's creature, so some symmetrical cards like Evolutionary Escalation won't work since you're the one putting down all the counters. There's a handful that seems to fit the bill tho: Shadrix Silverquill , Orzhov Advokist , Regna's Sanction , Tempt with Glory (why is this a six-drop?) and Agitator Ant . (Also Oversimplify , but I don't think there's a way for Bold Plagiarist to see the Fractals getting their counters.) I kinda wish it was an Aura or auto-attaching Equipment.

Author of Shadows: Graveyard hate is nice and all but one measly card for MV 5? Would have been cool if you got something from each opponent.

Keen Duelist: Something between Bob and BO . Probably not as competitive as the former, but it's fun.

Scholarship Sponsor: Go go Aven Mindcensor , obviously. Compare Explosive Vegetation .

Stinging Study: Whoah okay. No Ad Nauseam , but I like that this rewards the more expensive commanders (Wait no shoo! Go away Dargo !) With an MV 5+ card at the helm it's a fine rate.

Promise of Loyalty: Mm-hm, it's nice that they're working on white wraths. Great for and against Voltron decks.

Combat Calligrapher: White flying token gifter that also makes evasive tokens for yourself? My Marisi deck welcomes it with open arms.

Tempting Contract: This can certainly get out of hand, but for something that's basically a tapped MV 4 mana rock I wish it made you one Treasure guaranteed per trigger, like the Tempting Offer spells it's based on.

Nils, Discipline Enforcer: While far from competitive, here's a fun commander for some of those abovementioned counter-giving cards

Fain, the Broker: As mentioned by Muddstah, a Trading Post in the command zone is pretty neat, and none of the "conversion" abilities cost any mana! That untapping will probably be used for some nonsense or other

Felisa, Fang of Silverquill: Kinda funny that enemy Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons and The Scorpion God players can end up making tokens for you. Black Sun's Zenith can make a Martial Coup impression here. Are there any old creatures in orzhov that makes large amounts of weird counters for itself?

YourNeighborhoodGhost on

4 months ago

KayneMarco thx for your comment. i was thinking of Agitator Ant but i cutted it. maybe will playtest it again. Mirage Mirror looks like a great addition, trying to get one.

KayneMarco on

4 months ago

Agitator Ant will give you more goad options. Adding a Mirage Mirror to copy your geode rager for a turn would mean you could goad 2 players per land rather than just one. Throw in a Sculpting Steel to copy the mirror and you could goad 3 players per land. If you had to choose to add only one of the 3 though I would go with Mirage Mirror because you can copy almost anything for a turn. Someone have a Aura Shards out that you can’t get rid of? Copy the shards for a turn then play a creature and get rid of it. The mirror is extremely versatile.

Davinoth on Marisi's Marching Band [Goad EDH]

5 months ago

     KayneMarco: Agitator Ant has been in and out a few times.. generally speaking I don't like leaving things up to my opponents, but it may yet make it back in. As for Geode Rager , I had never seen that one but it's a definite addition!

     Thank you! =)

KayneMarco on Marisi's Marching Band [Goad EDH]

5 months ago

Very surprised I don’t see Agitator Ant or Geode Rager in here considering goad is a high focus of your deck.

Coward_Token on Marisi, C-C-C-C-Corona Breaker

10 months ago

SurpriZe: monetary schmonetary, proxies don't have cooties (but still, support your LSG)

Nothing from ZNR/ZNC caught my eye for this deck because e.g. none of the spell/land DFMCs interest me and the deck can't consistently trigger landfall either. The recent printings of Agitator Ant & Frontier Warmonger do make me optimistic for the deck's growth though, even if it'll never qualify for cEDH.

If you're really wondering if there's any way to improve the deck, I could see replacing any number of Token Gifting cards with more evasive creatures in order to make things more consistent, but that's taking a knife to the soul of the deck.

multimedia on I'm Mr. Marisi, Look at me!

1 year ago

Hey, you don't have 100 cards, don't need to make cuts just yet ;)

Your deck is missing Marisi as Commander. In the deck editor add the CMDR tag after Marisi text.

Marisi, Breaker of the Coil *CMDR*

Doing this will make Marisi the official Commander and show the card image.

Sol Ring, Arcane Signet, Eladamri's Call are some staple cards within the budget here.

Goblin Spymaster is another repeatable way to give your opponents creatures. Bedlam makes it so your opponents kill each other with unblockable creatures since they're not going to be attacking you. Mass Hysteria gives all creatures haste. Grenzo, Havoc Raiser and Agitator Ant can be repeatable goad.

The shadow ability is good with Marisi since opponents are not going to have creatures with shadow thus shadow creatures will consistently do combat damage to a player and trigger Marisi.

More flying creatures will also consistently do combat damage to a player to trigger Marisi.

Land upgrades to consider:

Good luck with your deck.

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