Exile target creature you control, then return that card to the battlefield under your control.
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- Archaeomancer + Cloudshift
- Cloudshift + Grab the Reins
- Acidic Slime + Cloudshift
- Cloudshift + Thragtusk
- Cloudshift + Fiend Hunter
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- Flickered Akroma, angel of wrath and abrupt decay
- Will flickering a card to and from exile avoid 'sacrifice at end of turn?'
- Morph and blinking the creature
- If I use Whip of Erebos to unearth a creature and I then target them with Cloudshift, what happens?
- Can what fetches fetch avoid nukes like flickering a permanent does?
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1 month ago
TerraBlaze I personally love running Dockside Extortionist, Kor Cartographer and Solemn Simulacrum with cards like Twinflame, Cloudshift, Ephemerate, and Eerie Interlude. To a lesser extent Graceful Reprieve. If you are doing something like this as a package of protection spells as well as additional targets then the idea of putting the recruiters in work pretty well.
1 month ago
@GrimlockVIII thanks for the input! I’m still very new to Pauper, so I’m quite unfamiliar with all the tricks and top decks/combos. Only I prefer to build stuff myself first without looking at what everyone else has done.
I went mono back with this first foray into Pauper, but I stumbled upon the same basic ideas you’ve presented with my sideboard, only in white. Ephemerate and Cloudshift accomplish much the same as Ghostly Flicker, and I already have the Chittering Rats in place. I suppose blue is the more logical color to pair with black though. If I ever decide to tune this for competitive play, I’ll definitely take a look at some of those decks. Thanks for the suggestions!
2 months ago
I'd recommend cutting the following cards right away:
Tidal Force (Doesn't do much. Very expensive.)
Siege Behemoth (Good effect, but very expensive.)
Emmara Tandris (It doesn't look like you really have that many tokens. Not sure why this is here.)
Deepfathom Skulker (Good trigger, but expensive, and you can't activate its second ability easily.)
Archon of Coronation (Really easy to lose the monarch and it doesn't do much besides give you the monarch.)
Amareth, the Lustrous (Not really that good. Very rarely will draw you anything in general and the body is very meh.)
Inniaz, the Gale Force (I don't like this kind of effect. You are forced to give up something.)
God-Eternal Oketra (The tokens are okay, but it really doesn't do enough IMO)
Archon of Redemption (3/4 flyer for 5 with a situational life gain effect is pretty bad...)
Angel of Destiny (If it ever gets removed, all you did by attacking, possibly losing creatures in the process, possibly taking hits because your defense are down, was gain life. It just seems like the card really does nothing.)
Trostani, Selesnya's Voice (Not enough token synergy to matter. Life gain is not very good.)
Thassa, Deep-Dwelling (This doesn't do much in your deck. IMO)
Basri's Lieutenant (With almost no +1/+1 counter synergy in the deck, this really doesn't do anything for you.)
Adrix and Nev, Twincasters (Not enough token synergy.)
Niambi, Esteemed Speaker (Can save a creature, but other than that, the card pretty much does nothing.)
Ornithopter of Paradise (Can't trigger Derevi because it has 0 power. Pretty bad as a ramp card too.)
Rhys the Redeemed (Not being elf tribal or big on tokens means that he won't do much.)
Parhelion II (Way too expensive and really doesn't do that much for its cost.)
Righteous Authority (Very expensive and no way to abuse it in the deck currently.)
Cosmos Elixir (You have a ton of draw in the form of "when a creature deals combat damage, draw 1" type cards. You don't need this IMO.)
Sword of Vengeance , Sword of Body and Mind (Not really sure what they're supposed to do for you. Tiny pumps and trample aren't going to help you much IMO.)
Combine Chrysalis (Not enough tokens.)
Sol Talisman (Why is this not Sol Ring?)
Cloudshift , Ephemerate (Almost no abusable ETBs)
Griffin Aerie (Not enough life gain to make this work and not even a great effect.)
Garruk's Uprising (I feel like you should probably be focusing on smaller bodies, not bigger ones.)
Growing Ranks (Not enough tokens.)
Elspeth Conquers Death (Doesn't really do anything you're looking for IMO.)
That's just the ones I would cut right away for not being good in general or not fitting with your strategy.
The token subtheme is kind of unfitting IMO. There's only a few tokens here and there, and a lot of them are "big" tokens, not little ones that can trigger Derevi a lot, but then you also have lots of things to take advantage of tokens even though you don't have that many things that produce tokens (and a lot of times, they're too expensive). If you want to focus a deck on tokens, I think you should choose a different commander.
In general, I think you should probably focus more on having a bunch of smaller creatures so you can get lots of Derevi triggers rather than bigger creatures. This could be a way to work in tokens if you want to push it, because you could focus on smaller tokens that you can push out very cheap and early in the game.
In addition to this, you may also want to consider putting in more cards that you can abuse with Derevi. I love the inspire guy you have in there, Arbiter of the Ideal (don't know if you know, but you can stack tap/untap/tap/untap triggers on him and trigger inspire a bunch of times in one combat!). I think you should focus on this kind of effect more.
I think you should also try to put a little more ramp in there. Sol Ring, Simic Signet, Arcane Signet, and maybe a couple other mana rocks are noticeably missing.
That's pretty much all I have to say about it right now. Let me know what you think!
3 months ago
3 months ago
I like your deck.
My main comments are that you only have 4 creatures that benefit from flickering, and 6 flicker spells. I would definitely lean into the flicker more and go up to a playset of Cloudshift , then increase the number of creatures that you can flicker. I think Elite Spellbinder can be flickered to have two cards exiled at once that have taxed costs (if this doesn't work then I agree that Silverquill Silencer is better for the deck). And my biggest suggestion is definitely a playest of Shriekmaw . You can do the same stuff you do on grief with this bad boy to remove two creatures plus get a 3/2 for only 2 mana. I'd probably cut some of the other removal, like Damn , and maybe the mirran crusaders, for these.
Lastly, I know I said flickerable creatures that control the opponent's hand are good, but unfortunately most of them have a negative effect when leaving the battlefield such as Thought-Knot Seer , Tidehollow Sculler (love this card), Kitesail Freebooter etc. But one that doesn't have this is Sin Collector . I think he is worth considering for the sideboard since he hits a lot of annoying cards like TTB, scapeshift, BTL, loam, etc.
A random sidenote: You have 4x Surgical mainboard and 2x sideboard, which I assume was because you changed one of them without changing the other. You could maybe replace them with Vanishing Verse .
With these additions, the deck should become more of a streamlined "flicker control" deck instead of just a Grief flicker combo in a BW control shell.
P.S. I just did some research and it turns out flickering Elite Spellbinder does work! Noice
4 months ago
1x Whirler Rogue 1x Thran Dynamo 1x Stonehorn Dignitary 1x Sphinx of Uthuun 1x Phyrexian Metamorph 1x Mycosynth Wellspring 1x Meteor Golem 1x Knight-Captain of Eos 1x Clever Impersonator 1x Captain of the Watch 1x Basalt Monolith 1x Blasting Station 1x Kor Cartographer 1x Mind Stone 1x Nevermaker 1x Omen of the Sea
1x Blind Obedience 1x Cloud of Faeries 1x Cloudblazer 1x Sphinx's Revelation 1x Sun Titan 1x Thought Vessel 1x Authority of the consuls 1x Cloudshift 1x Ghostly flicker 1x Soulherder 1x Rishadan cutpurse 1x Rishadan footpad 1x Prismatic lens 1x Hierophant’s chalice 1x Azor’s elocutors 1x Access tunnel
Rishadan Cutpurse and Rishadan Footpad are two I’ve been wanting to try for a while but haven’t had in my collection. Was able to pick them up and curious to see the look on my playgroup’s faces when these guys get going with Brago...haha good times..amIright??..well for me at least.
Sun Titan for recursion.
Very eager to be able to try out Access Tunnel if this cards going to shine, Brago’s the perfect target to show its true potential.
4 months ago
4 months ago
Gatherer search of all etb modern legal angels (also landfall sorry): https://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Search/Default.aspx?action=advanced&subtype=+[angel]&type=+[%22Creature%22]&text=+[enters]+[the]+[battlefield]&format=+[%22Modern%22]