Cloak and Dagger
Tribal Artifact — Rogue Equipment
Equipped creature gets +2/+0 and has shroud. (It can't be the target of spells or abilities.)
Whenever a Rogue creature enters the battlefield, you may attach Cloak and Dagger to it.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Cloak and Dagger occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%
Cloak and Dagger Discussion
1 week ago
When a Rogue enters the battlefield, both Cloak and Daggers will trigger. Shroud prevents you from targeting a creature, but these triggers don't target. So, each trigger will resolve, and you can attach both equipment to the Rogue.
Hope this helps!!
1 week ago
Can you attack to Cloak and Dagger to a rouge that comes into play because they are being attached at the same time. Or does the shroud of the 1st one block the other one?
3 weeks ago
Yeah, Thieves' Guild Enforcer is going to go in, giving me some 1 drops, and that makes me wonder about Cloak and Dagger, which can be annoying, either being too narrow or still too small. Bad Moon might actually be more consistently useful, since I tend to go wide rather than tall, and though I love having Shroud on an Oona's Blackguard, I don't feel it consistently works out that way.
1 month ago
Star Compass - Dowsing Dagger Flip - Dimir Signet - Prismatic Lens - Sol Ring - Mind Stone - Hedron Archive - Sphere of the Suns - Burnished Hart - Guardian Idol - Worn Powerstone - Cloak and Dagger - Whispersilk Cloak - Prowler's Helm - Neurok Stealthsuit - Bident of Thassa - Key to the City - Rogue's Gloves - Skysovereign, Consul Flagship - Door of Destinies - Manifold Key
1 month ago
Burnished Hart - Star Compass - Prismatic Lens - Mind Stone - Sol Ring - Hedron Archive - Guardian Idol - Worn Powerstone - Pyromancer's Goggles - Victory Chimes - Mask of Avacyn - Whispersilk Cloak - Avarice Amulet - Cloak and Dagger - Darksteel Myr - Bomat Courier - Meteor Golem - Glaring Spotlight
1 month ago
Have you considered leaning a bit more into Rogues? They have a really nice lords (Stinkdrinker Bandit/Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive/Sygg, River Cutthroat) and some nice equipment (Cloak and Dagger). Unstable Mutation is a better alternative to Unholy Strength. Even though it will eventually kill your creature you can sneak in up to 10 damage with a 1 power unblockable creature before that happens. Hope this helps.
2 months ago
Sure thing! I'm going to be looking at this from the perspective of someone who wants to make the deck as "competitive" as possible; I won't talk about stuff like flavor and such because then all of my opinions would clash and you'd be confused. >.<
In the main deck:
I like Quickling, but I would change those Silkbind Faeries back to Pestermite, because even though Silkbind is reusable, it uses up mana and takes a turn to get the effect. Pestermite, while only a single-use creature, gives you an immediate effect and has a more flexible ability that can tap opposing lands, untap one of your own lands to play another creature or leave up counterspell mana, untap one of your creatures to block, etc. whereas Silkbind can only tap creatures. I can't tell you how many times I've saved myself from a turn 4 sweeper or other removal spell by flashing in Pestermite on an opponent's upkeep and tapping down one of their splash colors. Also, the difference between a spell that does something on turn 3 and a spell that sits around on turn 3 then takes mana to do something on turn 4 is huge in Modern (I realize your daughter will be playing against Standard Challengers, but there's still a big difference there).
Faerie Trickery: As an aggressive deck, you want to deal with threats for as little mana as possible, even if the effect is only temporary; that way, you can play your offensive spells on top of the removal and continue to push pressure onto your opponent. This is somewhat less of a deal when you have flash creatures (makes threat evaluation a bit easier), but I've found that it still works far better to keep the cmc of removal spells low. So, I suggest you replace Faerie Trickery with Mana Leak. Exile effects won't matter as much when the deck is as proactive as this one is, so it's better to take the lower cmc and easier-to-cast colors of Mana Leak.
As for Faerie Tauntings, I just don't think it's a very good card. Three mana is a lot for a card that doesn't do much the turn it comes into play. In my opinion, it would be better to just play a couple Vapor Snag in its spot, since this deck needs a few creature removal spells to keep up with other aggressive decks. A 4:2 or 3:3 split of Vapor Snag:Mana Leak would be preferable, actually.
In the sideboard:
Peppersmoke: Generally, when building sideboards you want every card to have as much of an affect on a specific matchup as possible. Peppersmoke is just not that type of card, haha. Fun fact: against Jund specifically, Peppersmoke is pretty bad since it counts as two card types in the graveyard for Tarmogoyf, which means the creature is literally unkillable (even if it's a 0/1) and gets a +2/+2 buff if you try to do so! If you want more creature removal, I suggest playing something more powerful, like Echoing Truth (deals with tokens well), Fatal Push if you can spare the money, Victim of Night, Dismember.
Hypnotic Sprite: This is, once again, not a great sideboard card. You do not want to counter Burn spells with a 3 mana counter (3 mana spent vs 1 mana spent = mana lost and a whole turn spent on your part), and the combo decks I know of will either kill before turn 3 (Neoform combo) or have a >3 cmc spell as their most important combo piece (Past in Flames in Storm, Ad Nauseam). These 3 card slots are much better used by Duress, Spell Pierce, Negate, or Dispel since they cover the same matchups and more for a lower cmc.
Thieving Sprite: They're okay, but I wouldn't play more than 2 of them. This is another example of a card whose function can be covered by a lower cmc card (Duress). Also, Earwig Squad is a really good card in the control matchups since you can search their deck to preemptively take out removal or win conditions, and it can't be hit by Fatal Push.
Notorious Throng: To answer your question, no, the card can definitely be worth it in single player formats. Especially if you're pitting this deck up against a Standard deck. In fact, I would totally play three of them in the main if I knew I was playing against a Standard deck. But putting that aside, the card is very good in midrange matchups, like Jund and them. It's very difficult for black-based midrange to deal with tokens because of their reliance on one-for-one removal; a card that makes a bunch of tokens that fly and occasionally force discards is crazy good against them. Not to mention the Prowl ability on it. shiver
As for the other cards in your list, I think Thieves' Fortune, Latchkey Faerie, and Faerie Macabre are the best of the bunch (that's why they're in the original deck, haha). Macabre is a great graveyard hate card, and Latchkey is very good if you want to take the deck along a more aggressive path; creatures that cantrip, like Silvergill Adept and Elvish Visionary, have always been a staple of their respective tribe archetypes. The only thing that makes me particularly hesitant about playing Faerie Seer, Thornwind Faeries, Sower of Temptation, or Faerie Formation is the fact that they don't have the Rogue creature type. Putting them in the deck can lead to inconsistencies, and when two of the three lords only work with Rogues, I would rather not risk it. Of those, I think Sower has the best chance of being a decent sideboard card (because it is one). Don't play Faerie Formation. Its cmc is too high and its ability uses too much mana.
But honestly, if you think any of those cards would be good includes for their competitive value or flavor or whatnot and you think your daughter might think so too, I say just buy them (if possible) so you and your daughter can play around with numbers yourselves. That's what I did when I bought the deck (I have a set of Latchkey and a set of Cloak and Dagger that have fallen to the wayside lol). When you're trying to decide how best to build a deck, a question which has no definitive answer imo, buying cards like that saves a lot of time; the process of optimizing/customizing a deck to be your own is also a fun activity in itself. But if you want to take my opinion one more time, I believe the best way to navigate the details is to ask your daughter which cards she wants to play with herself, since at the end of the day she's the one whose opinion really matters!
Anyways, I'm really glad your daughter's happy! Have fun with the deck!!!
3 months ago
Btw, in my previous challenge, I meant a card like one of these:
- Steelclaw Lance
- Blackblade Reforged
- Cloak and Dagger
- Diviner's Wand
- Obsidian Battle-Axe
- Thornbite Staff
- Veteran's Armaments
- Sharpened Pitchfork
- Avacyn's Collar
- Heavy Mattock
- Bladed Bracers
- Butcher's Cleaver
- Silver-Inlaid Dagger
So, if someone wants to do that instead of fateful hour, that's also very cool.
Evidently I need to be more clear on what I mean. I mean, this is twice my challenge was misinterpreted, so clearly it's on me, lol.