Creature — Nightmare Sphinx
When Dream Eater enters the battlefield, surveil 4. When you do, you may return target nonland permanent an opponent controls to its owner's hand. (To surveil 4, look at the top four cards of your library, then put any number of them into your graveyard and the rest on top of your library in any order.)
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|Guilds of Ravnica (GRN)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Dream Eater Discussion
4 months ago
I haven't delved upon the blink strategy myself for quite some time, though I may be of aid.
There is a budget constraint, wherethrough I shall keep all of my suggestions under two dollars.
Upon actual suggestions are a couple categories worth bolstering.
Some flickering and blinking:
Yorion can do quite a bit, and it begins looping with effects such as Charming Prince. Ephemerate is an overperformer whiles Ghostly Flicker, though more to cast, gets the job done. Combined with a counterspell in the graveyard, it can be a soft-lock with Archaeomancer (run that, too). Flickerwisp is just potent. Soulherder is oft the very best card to resolve.
A multitude of card draw:
Arcanist's Owl just keeps digging. Augur of Bolas could be fun. Barrin, Tolarian Archmage is able to bounce your own utility creatures or pester the opponent's board. Elsewhere Flask does its job. Wall of Omens draws many cards and serves as defense for those pesky aggro decks. Champion of Wits loots through the deck until life's end. Fblthp, the Lost is just greater. Golden Egg cycles and draws more cards.
Some removal effects:
Angel of Finality is an efficient flyer with a relevant trigger. Every deck needs graveyard hate! Dream Eater goes through a lot of cards and bounces important targets. Elspeth Conquers Death is as powerful here as it is in Standard. Leonin Relic-Warder serves a similar purpose. Frost Titan locks down important threats.
And some cards that don't really fit in tother categories:
Angel of Serenity deals with threats and can recur creatures from your own graveyard. Angelic Chorus gains far too much life for the opponent's comfort. Annex is nice, for you can switch it around as better lands come into play. Nevermore can keep changing card names to prevent anyone from casting their commanders.
Fall of the Thran is really mean and I love it.
Now for a few non-budget options:
Just on one to note, Conjurer's Closet is going to be reprinted in Double Masters, thus it may drop to within budget.
There are quite a few things I would recommend cutting.
AEther Adept is lacking, Archaeomender doesn't seem to be retrieving much of worth, Archon of the Triumvirate is overcosted, Aven Surveyor is as well, Artisan of Kozilek triggers off of cast and is thus useless to blink, Your artifact tutors do not search for much of relevance, Subjugator Angel is a worse Tempest Caller, Hoverguard Sweeper is EIGHT MANA (what?!), Dispel is too narrow, and Aether Tunnel is lacking in power.
Let me drive this one in. Eon Frolicker just loses you the game. Giving someone a turn is ceding far too much time for them to gather resources and defenses. The "protection from that player" really doesn't do that much.
I suppose that is to be all from me. Happy blinking!
7 months ago
On the fence: Abundance. Yes, it's helpful, but at 4 mana, does it do enough? It would help in a pinch, but how often would I truly use it?
7 months ago
you should put Aven Riftwatcher in, you can just bounce it for hella lifegain with creatures like Dream Eater andFaerie Impostor or if you run Aluren with Cloudstone Curio. also Abundance and Sylvan Library combo really well with Chulanes abilities
8 months ago
If you want to make this deck more competitive, I have a handful of recommendations of cards to remove as well as cards to add.
Gadwick, the Wizened. Only draws the cards when you first play him. Tap ability is only OK.
Callaphe, Beloved of the Sea. Paying 1 extra mana in competitive can mean a lot, but this is also a very niche tax. Rarely will this cause opponents to end up even paying 3 extra mana (going even).
Dream Eater and Exclusion Mage. Both perform a similar task except Dream Eater does it better. Only issue is that Dream Eater is expensive mana wise and Exclusion Mage is a little specific (and also doesn't create that much pressure). There are better options out there (Galecaster Colossus).
Master of Waves. When you blink him, all the elementals that he created the first time immediately die since they are 1/0 's. Makes lots of tokens, but what does that do for your gameplan?
God-Eternal Kefnet. I counted the number of spells you made sense to cast off of Kefnet's trigger. There are 13 cards which are good for this. This puts you at a roughly 15% chance of hitting something from Kefnet off of your first draw each turn. Would be better to have something more consistent or some way to combo with Kefnet (e.g. Brainstorm looping an extra turn spell to cast the copy each turn with Kefnet and then putting it back on top).
Heraldic Banner. How often do you swing to kill? If it's not that often, maybe consider putting a different rock in here? This one is weird.
The Magic Mirror. Ends up usually being 6 mana to draw 3 unless you can manage to stall the game out heavily (or someone else can). It's also VERY easy to remove which sets you really far back. Someone Vandalblasting will hit this, and no one won't pay an extra mana to By Force away your card draw.
Finale of Revelation. I personally love this card, but it's bad unless you can do it for 10 or more. It's not instant speed which means you can't really hold up counter magic. The instant speed versions of this give you the opportunity to cast something else when you really need to which is more important 9 times out of 10.
Shadowspear. You only have a handful of spells that even target. I also don't see anything in your deck that destroys. Most of your spells hit everything. I'd leave this out even though it's a really fun card.
Mass Manipulation. Requires a TON of mana to do anything meaningful. You'd be better off with a creature that can steal a creature until end of turn and then blinking that creature to keep it permanently.
Just more counterspells. There are plenty out there. You can't win if someone else does!
Venser, Shaper Savant. This guy can bounce permanents (this includes lands which can matter sometimes) AND spells. Someone cast a high CMC spell? Bounce it!
Overall, these suggestions are going to raise your power level a lot, so if you're trying to keep things casual still, maybe don't employ all of these. But, if you want to make this deck a lot more powerful, these are some of the best ways to do it.
11 months ago
Hello everyone. This is the first time posting here. I hope I did all this right sorry if I screwed this up. I'm looking to improve my Yarok deck. I know there are at least two cards on the tip of everyone's tung. Questing Beast and Hydroid Krasis . I would love to add thees but alas they are too pricey. The deck is as follows.
Commander) Yarok, the Desecrated
Creatures) Meteor Golem Dream Eater Gravedigger Evolution Sage District Guide Dungeon Geists Cavalier of Gales Murderous Rider Thief of Sanity Golgari Findbroker Agent of Treachery Cavalier of Thorns Paradise Druid Yarok's Fenlurker God-Eternal Rhonas Cavalier of Night Risen Reef Incubation Druid Voracious Hydra
1 year ago
Je commander draait er natuurlijk om dat ninja's player damage doen. In de praktijk zullen dit vooral ninja's met ninjutsu zijn, dus ik vraag me af hoe nuttig het is om non-ninjutsu ninja's te maken met kaarten zoals Arcane Adaptation , Xenograft en Birthing Boughs Ook de andere kaarten in je deck die interactie hebben met ninja's zijn vooral goed voor ninja's met ninjutsu.
Je hebt heel veel kaarten die al van zichzelf unblockable of een andere vorm van evasion hebben, dus het is de vraag hoeveel impact Aqueous Form , Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive , Sun Quan, Lord of Wu en Whispersilk Cloak dan nog hebben. Vooral die laatste lijkt me niet zo nuttig.
Thalakos Seer zou ik eruit doen. Hij is duur vergeleken met andere 1/1 unblockables, en kan sterven op vervelende momenten waardoor de kaart die je bovenop je library had gelegd niet goed uitkomt.
Grixis Panorama zou ik niet spelen in een non-grixis deck.
Andere kaarten die ik zou overwegen eruit te halen, maar die ik lastig in te schatten vind zijn: Liliana, Death Wielder Counters passen niet echt bij dit deck Liliana's Influence Counters passen niet echt bij dit deck Dream Eater Hoge CMC, waarschijnlijk zal je hem nooit flashen en het is geen ninja Graveshifter Murderous Rider Wat removal hebben is nice, maar de creature kant heeft geen interactie met de rest van het deck, dus dan kan je net zo goed andere removal zoals Walk the Plank , Victim of Night of Doom Blade gebruiken. Spite / Malice kan ook nog leuk zijn vanwege de hoge CMC Smoke Shroud De +1/+1 is mooi, maar de flying zal niet zoveel doen, want als je ninja's ninjutsu'ed dan zijn ze toch al unblocked, dus dan maakt flying ook niet veel meer uit. Aan de andere kant, het is één keer 2 mana, en hij blijft voor de rest van de game nuttig, dus waarschijnlijk wel value. Umezawa's Jitte
1 year ago
Not super happy with the 1 Despark left (down from 3 originally) but still debating what to put there. As of writing still down:
- 2 Garruk, Cursed Huntsman replaced with 2 Riddlemaster Sphinx
- 3 Hydroid Krasis replaced with 2 Opt and 1 Dream Eater
- 1 Absorb with 1 Sinister Sabotage
- 1 Assassin's Trophy replaced with 1 Despark
- 3 Murderous Rider replaced by 1 Despark , 1 Sinister Sabotage , Precognitive Perception
- 1 Realm-Cloaked Giant replaced by 1 Ritual of Soot
- Most of the shocks replaced with the pseudo-gates
Also I know the land base is by far not optimal (really need to take advantage of all the scry lands) but I don't have the rare wildcards to do so.
1 year ago
You are probably right, my main ideas regarding the reanimator targets are simply to slow. I have only exchanged a End-Raze Forerunners and Cavalier of Night against a Dream Eater and Massacre Girl maindeck. The first does a good job to support our gameplan by surveiling 4 and bouncing a permanent to clear the path for the death strike. Having flash does also help in this regard. I still like Lochmere Serpent but Eating dreams does sure fit the theme. Massacre Girl should help to reset the board in case we get flooded. Scaling down to singles as reanimation targets does offer a bit more flexibility I think.
My main changes to satisfy my combo and control urges are a Fae of Wishes and Murderous Rider . The Fae and Rider themselves can be helpful blocker against aggro to stall until we stabilize. One with high toughness and the other with lifelink. Having a a removal against pesky Planeswalker and dangerous creatures while providing a possible body in the cauldron is perfect. The Fae on the other hand can also provide additional discard, which is quite nice. Therefor I cut Eye Collector and scaled down Tomebound Lich .
But now onto my favorit part: the wishboard. While the Fae does provide several intresting properties to enhance the gameplan and guard against aggro, this is the real fun part.
Against aggro there is Cry of the Carnarium (although keep in mind this does exile, which can be counter productive) and Ritual of Soot . Also Legion's End and Witch's Vengeance are possible candidates.
Additional reanimators are also present to have one at hand when needed. Also I have put one cauldron in the wishboard to have it at hand as well as protected against Unmoored Ego for example. Notably I decided to test Bond of Revival and Connive / Concoct in the mainboard as the bond does provide haste, to immediatly get value even above the etb. The latter has juicy properties all around - surveil stapled onto a reanimator is great in itself, otherwise having the opportunity to steal something if the cauldron is already running. However, Blood for Bones is also interesting, as you get two creatures back and its one mana cheeper. Both properties are however somewhat more useful when the engine is already going and I would fetch it with a Fae, therefore I put it in the wishboard.
The remaining spells in the wishboard are just fun stuff. We have powerful ETB effects, why not repeat these on demand using Quasiduplicate and Teferi's Time Twist . You correctly mentioned the risk of accidently milling planeswalker, not anymore! I will definitly maul some poor soul with a 12/12 Karn, the Great Creator animated Cauldron. Ashiok, Dream Render is there in case the graveyard does not fill quick enough, also a security measure against Arclight Phoenix , and other graveyard friends. Flood of Tears can clear the board, opening the door for a hasty Forerunner, stuck in hand. Enter the God-Eternals is also in there, just to get a bit more life against aggro pressure or get rid of a creature, while providing another roadblock to stall until the cauldron gets going. You could also target your own creature to get the life and another cauldron in the body, possibly upgrading a 0/4 wall to a 4/4 Zombie.
To make room for all of these, I had to cut into the artifact theme a bit, running only 3 Vantress Gargoyle and Emrys.
Fabled Passage : Despite mana fixing and minor deck thinning, it does also provide a possibility to shuffle your deck at will. Although this might be minor, being able to get another chance of seeing Murderous Rider and creatures after the cauldron is running again, could be helpful.
I will test this list and see what I like and what I do not like. It should be possible to cut a bit of fun stuff and make room for a little sideboard for Bo3. I think I have been able to keep original spirit alive, while giving my own spin. Especially maximizing all my options just makes games soo interesting. I have essentially two wishboards with the sideboard and an filled Cauldron.
P.S: Do you have a plan what we could do against Grafdigger's Cage ? As real artifact destruction is not in color, I am a bit at a loss. With having the Faes, I could picture splashing a little green and a copy of Return to Nature would do it, alternativly Thrashing Brontodon could be reanimated, but only if the cage is not already in play. Assassin's Trophy and Bedevil are also options, but all requiere to splash off colors. An enemy Ashiok would also suck, but could atleast be targeted with the removals already at hand.