Discovery / Dispersal
Surveil 2, then draw a card. (To surveil 2, look at the top two cards of your library, then put any number of thm into your graveyard and the rest on top of your library in any order.)
Each opponent returns a nonland permanent they control with the highest converted mana cost among permanents they control to its owner's hand, then discards a card.
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Discovery / Dispersal Discussion
1 month ago
2 months ago
Hey! I have a Yuriko list on my tappedout, hope it helps too: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/sneaky-fairinjas/ . About your list, I have some tips that may help you.
First, I think that Draco, despite having a mana value of 16, is pretty bad in this deck. You won't be able to cast it in most situations and, if you cast it, it is very weak. I think that cards that doesn't have that mana value, but you can cast and they may actually be useful, works better than it. Maybe a card with this function is Commit / Memory or, if your budget allows for it, Emrakul, the Promised End .
I don't think that you will take benefit from K'rrik as you want to. This deck deals damage to all opponents and can struggle with life because it attracts a lot of hate from your opponents, so using K'rrik to cast spells paying life won't be good (don't know / think that its lifelink helps that much). Also, K'rrik doesn't have an ETB or evasion to help your ninjutsu.
If Shapesharer doesn't work that well, maybe a card like Unnatural Selection may be stronger.
Maybe cast Wound Reflection is hard and attract a lot of hate to you, so maybe is better to swap it for some cheap creature with evasion, a Ninja with Ninjutsu or something like it.
Other inclusions are (depending on your budget): Zendikar Rising mythic-DFC, split-cards (e.g. Discovery / Dispersal ) and free spells (e.g. Snuff Out , Deadly Rollick ), board wipes (e.g. Devastation Tide ), cards with Delve (e.g. Treasure Cruise ), etc. Cards that have a high mana value but can be cheaper (or even free) works very well in this deck.
3 months ago
If you're looking for another big CMC damage trigger, Discovery / Dispersal , is a good one, as the discovery portion can set up the top of your deck with surveil!
3 months ago
@ theninjaedge I think it's looking a lot better! Adding in just a little interaction I think will allow you to solidify the late game! I understand the constraints that budget can bring. With your current supporting creature package (and if budget wasn't an issue) , Retrofitter Foundry fits perfectly, as you can sac any of the thopters for 4/4 constructs, and any of your changelings for any of the modes on the cards. I've seen a few interesting options in other legacy lists online. Most of the lists have some big CMC card to capitalize on a Yuriko trigger, something like a Gurmag Angler . Also playng an enabler creature turn one and Standstill turn two seems like a good line of play, as cheating in a ninja is not considered casting a spell!
Outside of general comments, I think that you're right around the sweet spot for supporting creatures! Previous lists ran things like Mothdust Changeling Thalakos Seer and Baleful Strix , but I like your aggressive list! In terms of changes I would double down on the card draw engine of Ingenious Infiltrator and Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow and maybe look into cutting some of the higher cmc ninjitsu targets like the obaki-gang shenobi. Only downside I can see is the deck could struggle against Plague Engineer , but you still have a solid portion of your creatures that get around it!
Depending on how far you lean into the Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow plan, Brainstorm and Ponder are cheap ways of filtering your top card for the deck. Another fun option is Discovery / Dispersal , as the discovery portion can filter the top card of your library as well as being considered a 7cmc from a Yuriko trigger. A burst 7 damage out of nowhere can be extremely aggressive and puts a considerable clock on your opponent!
But your current build seems fine, leaning into more creature disruption for consistent ping damage! Just some different directions to approach the deck! Hope it works out well, looks like a really fun list!
3 months ago
Chats the only 2 cuts I think you should perhaps reconsider are Discovery / Dispersal (early game this card can dig in your deck a bit to help find land while also supplying your grave with cards for Empty the Pits + Rise from the Tides . In addition the second half is decent late game to bounce peoples higher costed cards) and Forbidden Alchemy (fills up your grave again while also helping you find the card you need, can cast again with flashback instant speed).
3 months ago
To your point, I definitely appreciate that you're going "budget" with it. That's the very reason why I built it. Our playgroup is trying to stay with $200-400 deck prices.
So this deck was a perfect starting point that I could buff up just a bit (it was already really strong and overhwhelming with tokens!).
Honestly, I just dont know what I would take out and replace.
Any ideas on what else I could cut to make room for the last few additions? Thanks!
4 months ago
Hofri Ghostforge: Boros undying in the command zone, kinda! You could immediately sac a creature after casting it to get it back with haste, trample, and an anthem boost. Is there perhaps a 2-card combo to be had involving an ETB tutor?
legendofa: not that odd since Lorehold basically has Golgari's mechanical guild identity in this set, with a twist
Uh speaking of which, what are people's impressions of the other college's mechanical identities? Withbloom seems quite Orzhov-esque with lifegain, and Silverquill seems to like its +1/+1 counters. Not really seeing what sets Quandrix and Prismari apart from their Ravnica counterparts yet tho