Dimir House Guard

Dimir House Guard

Creature — Skeleton

Fear

Sacrifice a creature: Regenerate Dimir House Guard.

Transmute (1)(Black)(Black) ((1)(Black)(Black), Discard this card: Search your library for a card with the same converted mana cost as this card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Play only as a sorcery.)

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Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Common

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Legality

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

Dimir House Guard occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.14%

Dimir House Guard Discussion

onionknight21 on Trynn and Silvar, Aristocatic Duo

4 days ago

I think the deck might need might need 1 or 2 solid sac outlets. Something like Viscera Seer, Carrion Feeder or Butcher of the Horde.

Even Dimir House Guard is interesting because it can be a free outlet or transmute into a different powerful 4 drop like Anointed Procession or Smothering Tithe.

There are a few other, "Oops, lethal" card i was looking at were Rally the Ancestors and Boros Charm. Rallying back a few creatures with a sac outlets and a payoff like Cruel Celebrant can easily lay down a lot of damage at instant speed. Instant speed double strike can get a surprise commander kill. The ability to protect your board is icing on the cake.

I really like Offspring's Revenge. Though it is probably too slow. But i mean, the kitty is cute so... playable.

Ruinous Ultimatum is pretty silly too. I think cheaper board wipes are more effective since all of your creatures dying it kind of the point.

Crow-Umbra on Awkward Eye Contact with Death

2 months ago

Thanks for the detailed feedback JRaynor, I appreciate it.

I think I just might have a Dimir House Guard around somewhere. I know I definitely have Sun Titan and some Fiend Hunters.

JRaynor on Awkward Eye Contact with Death

2 months ago

I like your take here. I think you've made some good decisions on inclusions. Some things to think about though...

Aside from providing some redundancy to your reanimation game plan, Sun titan provides infinite enter and leaves the battlefield triggers with Fiend Hunter and a sac outlet.

Fiend hunter enters, targets the Sun titan. If Fiend Hunter dies, sun titan returns, targets the Fiend Hunter, which enters and Targets the Sun titan.

Sun titan also provides some late game land ramp with cards like Evolving Wilds, Terramorphic Expanse or Wayfarer's Bauble and also provide non-creature reanimation for important non-creature cards like Reconnaissance and Altar of Dementia if they get removed.

Ankle Shanker's ability doesn't work upon reanimation by Alesha as she enters already attacking. Unless it's a pet card, I'd drop it.

You only have 7 Swamps, including dual lands with the Swamp type. Crypt Ghast just doesn't have enough to work with and should be cut.

I find Dimir House Guard to be severely underplayed in Alesha decks. It has evasion to help keep it alive, discards itself, and tutors for any number of great cards. Need a field wipe? Dusk / Dawn. Ramp and card draw? Solemn Simulacrum, More Mana? Smothering Tithe. Evasion? Iroas, God of Victory.

Anyway, good luck playing the best commander who smiles at death ;)

DreadKhan on Emissary of Salt

2 months ago

Kinda a weak card maybe, but Dimir House Guard can transmute into a variety of useful cards in your deck. I'd love to run another Puzzle Box in this deck. 3 mana is steep, but it's not as bad as Diabolic, and if you need it, it's a 2/3 fear I suppose.

bootsworthy on Self Treestruct

2 months ago

Yarok, thanks for the feedback! You don't think Dimir House Guard, Beseech the Queen, Fauna Shaman, and Merchant Scroll is sufficient in terms of tutoring what I might need?

Sukuren on Dimir House Guard sac outlet

2 months ago

Dimir House Guard has the text "Sacrifice a creature: regenerate Dimir House Guard" Does this mean I can only sacrifice a creature to him when he would be destroyed? Or that I can sacrifice any of my creatures to him at instant speed whenever I want and just letting the "regenerate" clause fizzle? Asking because I'm thinking about an interaction with Necrotic Ooze and having an altar on a stick works perfectly

Gattison on Cow existence v. 0.1

3 months ago

Boza: Hey sorry for the delay, but I kept getting distracted by "real life" this week. Now that I've got time, I love the idea of using the cow! =D

In my playtesting, I honestly kept getting mana-boned a lot. Adding something like Ichor Wellspring or Faithless Looting, or maybe even Thrill of Possibility could help you draw into landplays.

Also, I felt like the Cow, Grave Scrabbler and Stinkweed Imp needed more ways to get "online." The only card in the deck that can discard other cards is Tortured Existence, and at 4/60th of the deck, if you don't see it, then I feel there should be a backup redundancy for the combo.

These artifacts allow you to discard: Implement of Malice, Necrogen Spellbomb and Patchwork Gnomes.

I was also thinking that Dimir House Guard could even replace Grave Scrabbler and be used to tutor the cow, which might lessen the need for discard outlets.

P.S. I think this deck may be listed as "Standard" because the site told me all my suggestions weren't legal in Standard.

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