Aphotic Wisps

Aphotic Wisps

Instant

Target creature becomes black and gains fear until end of turn.

Draw a card.

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Set Rarity
Shadowmoor (SHM) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Limited Legal

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Aphotic Wisps Discussion

Lanzo493 on theoretically worst deck

2 days ago

Another issue with Celestial Dawn is it makes all your creatures white. So, to make it harder, you'd have to run Cerulean Wisps, Crimson Wisps, Aphotic Wisps, and Viridescent Wisps.

Deathfeather on Shiki no uta

4 months ago

King saproling! Thanks so much for the upvote and suggestions! lets start on the positives, Strata Scythe , Not of This World , Aphotic Wisps , Expedition Map , Eternal Thirst , Blade of the Bloodchief , and Sadistic Glee are all amazing! ill put them into my maybeboard for consideration! they all fit the theme of the deck super well, but the deck is kind of tightly packed as it is, so itll be hard to incorporate them. the other cards are alright in some cases, but the Glaring Spotlight i already have enough anti hexproof with the two lands and shadowspear, Hatred isnt honorable! it one shots my opponent, but then i paid a whole lot of life and i only kill 1 person, so eh. Necrologia for the same reason of paying a lot of life, and then Tsabo's Decree , Wail of the Nim and Manascape Refractor all feel a little underwhelming, but thanks for the suggestions! have a good one!

king-saproling on Shiki no uta

4 months ago

Shiki No Uta is a jam!! Check out the song "Books of War" by Omegah Red/MF Doom when you have a chance, I think you'll like it.

And nice deck, great choice of basic lands haha. These might interest you: Glaring Spotlight, Strata Scythe, Hatred, Necrologia, Tsabo's Decree, Not of This World, Aphotic Wisps, Wail of the Nim, Manascape Refractor, Expedition Map, Eternal Thirst, Blade of the Bloodchief, Sadistic Glee

multimedia on Big Black Deck (K'rrik)

6 months ago

Hey, yes Insidious Dreams is an underrated, underplayed, tutor and it's an instant. If you have or can get Yawgmoth's Will then definitely add it. I didn't see that you're playing Zombie Infestation and you're right it can make a Zombie for Gravecrawler as long as you have two cards to discard which can be faster than Dreadhorde Invasion. I'm honestly not a fan of Infestation, but if it's working for you then great.

Other ways to consider to make your deck more competitive is more speed. Lower the avg. CMC with more one drops; cards that make mana and/or cards that can draw. One drops that draw can draw you cards faster because you don't have to pay mana for them as well as put more counters on Krrik faster. One drops that make mana are helpful to make mana for colorless mana costs of cards to assemble combos faster.

Rain of Filth and Bubbling Muck are powerful when playing a lot of Swamps. Culling the Weak and Sacrifice is good with Krrik or other creatures. All four of these cards can be particularly helpful when you're trying to assemble Aetherflux + Citadel which needs seven colorless mana. Sacrifice makes seven mana by sacing Krrik. Krrik is not needed after you assemble this combo and Sacrifice is an instant. You can pay Phyrexian mana for Citadel, pay Phyrexian mana for Sacrifice, sac Krrik to then make mana to pay for the rest of the combo.

Black one drops that draw to consider (I'm honestly only a fan of Wisps): Aphotic Wisps, Cremate, Scarab Feast, Fade from Memory. Cycling can be paid for with Phyrexian mana.

For your current deck there's less reasons to play so many high CMC creatures because you're winning with combo. Vilis, Razaketh, Pontiff, Sidisi and Gray are the best here. Instead of playing others, you could replace them lower CMC cards or other tutors: Mastermind's Acquisition and Dark Petition which can find important combo pieces. Tutors taking up high CMC card spots can better advance your game plan of winning with a combo rather than just having a big creature on the battlefield.

triproberts12 on Toshiro's Samurai Guide - Harikiri Those Instants!

8 months ago

While Toshi does give card advantage, powerful stand-alone card-draw spells are still important. I really like Skeletal Scrying and Moonlight Bargain for being instants, here. Also, I think some instant-based protection like Boon of Erebos , Abnormal Endurance , Butcher's Glee , or Dark Dabbling would be good. Finally, I'd recommend Victory Chimes , Isochron Scepter , Runechanter's Pike , Spellbinder , Sentinel Tower , Mirari , Haunting Hymn , and Aphotic Wisps as good synergy cards for a black instant deck.

king-saproling on Toshiro's Samurai Guide - Harikiri Those Instants!

8 months ago

Slaughter could be interesting since it not only triggers Toshiro, but it has buyback so you can recur it indefinitely (even if you cast it using Toshiro's ability). Imps' Taunt works in a similar way and is an interesting form of disruption for mono-black.

You might also like these: Locket of Yesterdays , Sangromancer , Revel in Riches , Black Market , K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth , Spoils of Blood , Grave Betrayal , Fated Return , Corpse Churn , Wretched Confluence , Aphotic Wisps , Cremate , Dark Dabbling , Deserted Temple

passimo on Golgari feeding grounds

8 months ago

Twist35: thanks man, I knew that suicide hub wouldn't really fit, but I couldn't find the right one! As for your suggestions, Carrion Feeder surely is very good, but in this particular case I prefer the vampire because she can really deal 20 damage in one turn (helped by other spells), and maximize the effect of Essence Harvest and Miming Slime . Mortician Beetle feels definitely good, maybe I'll pur him in instead of Aphotic Wisps , that I was thinking of removing, and some more creature would really help. I'll think about the "more card recursion" side, but I think that maybe I'll only add 1 more Unearth . Grisly Salvage is nice, I don't really know what would need to be removed though. Anyway, thanks for your advices!

demon304 on K'rrik-ombo Breaker Budget

9 months ago

Added Aphotic Wisps to make it possible for a turn 1 win.

Ignore my first ignorant comment. What was I thinking? Apparently nothing because turn 1 and a better pile and hand does exist and I'm here to deliver. Here it is all you friendly budget deck seekers.

Hand (Goodluck)- Swamp , Dark Ritual , Doomsday , Putrid Imp <--(Any 1 drop creature), Sol Ring , Culling the Weak , Aphotic Wisps .

Turn 1 play Swamp --> Dark Ritual --> Sol Ring --> K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth --> Doomsday --> (Grabbing Infernal Contract (TOP), Exquisite Blood , Sanguine Bond , Sacrifice or Burnt Offering , and Death Cultist .)

Use Aphotic Wisps to draw Infernal Contract then pay your useless 6 life and draw the rest.

Cast Death Cultist , Putrid Imp with K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth . Cast Culling the Weak for 2 life targeting Putrid Imp . Use 1 black mana of the 4 generated to cast Sacrifice or Burnt Offering sacrificing K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth . This will provide a total of 10 black mana. Cast Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond then sacrifice Death Cultist to start the combo. STONKS. I didn't think it was possible but thanks to google and 1 more brain cell, I figured it out.

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