Dream Stalker

Dream Stalker

Creature — Illusion

When Dream Stalker enters the battlefield, return a permanent you control to its owner's hand.

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska (DDM) Common
Time Spiral (TSP) Common

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

Dream Stalker occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Dream Stalker Discussion

cascadien on Chulane of Life Gain

2 days ago

sorry i meant Dream Stalker, i run a ton of bounce creatures in my chulane deck and when you have multiples out you can keep bouncing and casting aven riftwatcher for a bunch of life. 1.play aven get two life, 2.play a bouce creature and bounce back aven to get 2 more life etc. when you have things like aluren and cloudstone curio out with aven you can do it to gain infinite life essentially. take a look at my chulane deck it may give you some insight.the Never Ending Story...

multimedia on yarok flicker

1 week ago

Hey, by adding Shrieking Drake you can infinite combo with Cloud of Faeries + Yarok. With minimum of four lands Shrieking + Cloud is unlimited casts of each of these creatures which equals infinite mana from tapping and untapping your lands. Want at least four lands because Shrieking + Cloud costs three mana with four lands you're increasing at least one mana each iteration from Cloud.

With infinite mana and the ability of bouncing any creature with Shrieking then you can add lots of creatures to this combo that have an ETB to get a lot of value. Adding any of the two drop creatures who draw when it ETB will draw your entire deck and allow you cast all the other creatures/cards in your deck. Coiling Oracle lets you put all non land cards into your hand and all the rest of your lands onto the battlefield.

The combo makes unlimited casts of Shrieking + Cloud + other creatures you bounce which means Aetherflux Reservoir is a win condition. Drawing your entire deck makes Thassa's Oracle a win condition.

Dream Stalker can be a backup for Shrieking as it can also bounce itself back to your hand. Peregrine Drake can be a backup for Cloud.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on [Primer] Yarok, The Value Engine

2 months ago

An area to ponder about improving is the the high avg. CMC which is 3.7. Currently here for ramp there's only seven reliable additional mana sources (Sol, Talismans, Wood Elves, Springbloom and Reach) which is low. What I mean by reliable are cards that don't require you to have another card to be ramp. Burgeoning, Azusa, Coiling, Risen, Uro are all good cards, but to be ramp sources they require that you either have a land in your hand or a land on top of your library which is not reliable.

Mystic Remora is a powerful one drop in multiplayer Commander. It's not ramp, but it helps as a way to keep making land drops because it will draw you a lot of cards. Dream Stalker can be a backup for Shrieking Drake for the combo. You have a backup for Cloud of Faeries, but don't have one for Shrieking.

Cards to consider adding to reduce the avg. CMC:

Cards to consider cutting to reduce the avg. CMC:

Plague is a nine drop, In Garruk's Wake is another nine drop and is better for this effect. Sire and Bonds have good triggered abilities with Yarok, but they only trigger when your opponents do something. This makes both of them in my opinion the least good of the five/six drops since you don't want to have to rely on your opponents to get value from a five/six drop. Splendid Reclamation is good with Scapeshift, but that's really it since you've cut mill and The Gitrog Monster.

Gidgetimer on Combo that doesn't work

2 months ago

An example for each from the ones I have gone through. Let me know if my reasoning is still not clear or if you disagree with any of them.

NSI- Cathars' Crusade and Inexorable Tide. Cathars' Crusade gives counters. Inexorable Tide proliferates. They work well together, but don't really interact.

SE- Deputy of Acquittals and Dream Stalker. They have the same effect and that effect does not provide any unusual advantage with multiples. I guess this is a subreason of NSI, but I have seen it often enough that it feels like it might be something to take note of as a way people are misusing the combo syntax. Just making a list of cards that have the same or similar effects.

MI- Korozda Guildmage and Neheb, the Eternal and Tree of Perdition. This code would be used exclusively for "combos" with three or more pieces. Korozda Guildmage and Tree of Perdition have a synergistic interaction. Neheb, the Eternal and Tree of Perdition have a synergistic interaction. The three cards together do not have a further interaction than the two separate two card interactions.

LabManiac_cobblepott on Yarok: Throw your lands in the Air!

2 months ago

Cazual and freeworlder, there's some misinformation on the internet. When Necromancy leaves the battlefield, all creatures it brought back from the graveyard get sacrificed (even though it only attaches to a single creature at a time). The second triggered ability only cares about creatures that entered due to the first triggered ability, not what creature it is attached to.

As to the Dream Stalker double trigger: Necromancy can be cast in instant mode. Thus, Necromancy enters the battlefield and triggers twice. The first trigger resolves, returning Cloud of Faeries, which double triggers. We only need two lands since the Cloud of Faeries trigger only untaps two lands at a time. So we resolve both faerie triggers and get four mana. Now we let the second Necromancy trigger resolve, returning Dream Stalker, which double triggers. We let the first trigger resolve, bouncing Necromancy and sacrificing both creatures. We now have another Dream Stalker trigger to resolve, but we can cast Necromancy again before doing so. This repeats arbitrarily to generate however much mana we need and then however much draw we need off of Coiling Oracle. Then, yes, we have a huge stack of bounce triggers to resolve, but we don't really care since we have whatever we want to combo out at that point anyway.

Last_Laugh on Animar's Wildlife Sanctuary

2 months ago

With only 10 creatures that cost or less, those first few counters on Animar are slow and unreliable. I would recommend more early mana creatures and you've got options.

Sakura-Tribe Elder/Wood Elves to look up lands.

Sylvan Caryatid, Utopia Tree, etc. There's a LOT of options here.

Wild Cantor is a turn 2 Animar option.

Cloud of Faeries type land reuse is great at any point in the game but especially early.

Shrieking Drake, Dream Stalker and Man-o'-War are fair(er) versions of Ancestral Statue and are worth it to either bounce themselves or other creatures to reuse their etb's.

Last_Laugh on Creature only Eldrazi tribal

3 months ago

Your avg. cmc is astronomically high my man. Even with a more casual Animar deck your avg. cmc should be about 3.8 TOPS. As the deck stands, your first few counters on Animar will be very slow and inconsistent.

Sorry if that comes off as overly critical. I have several suggestions for you and I'll try to break it down by category and keep things budget and casual friendly (mostly).

Ramp: Rattleclaw Mystic , Shaman of Forgotten Ways , Rishkar, Peema Renegade , Wood Elves and Wild Cantor are all good options. Cloud of Faeries and Peregrine Drake are also very good here.

Bounce: Equilibrium and Cloudstone Curio are your best options but are a bit more pricey. Shrieking Drake , Dream Stalker , and Man-o'-War are great options to reuse etb's also.

Morph/Free Cast: Den Protector , Ainok Survivalist , and Stratus Dancer .

Feel free to check out my list for inspiration. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

multimedia on Chulane EDH

3 months ago

Hey, good start and upgrade of the precon. Nice Oko, Thief of Crowns :)

The creatures that make Chulane a real value engine are the ones that can bounce themselves back to your hand after they ETB (enter the battlefield):

With Chulane you can cast one of these creatures which draws a card and lets you put a land onto the battlefield from your hand. The creature can then return to your hand and you can cast it again. As long as you play a land that ETB untapped you can keep casting one of these creatures which can make a lot of draw and ramp. Whitemane and Drake are the two best of the bunch. Whitemane because it has flash meaning you can cast it an instant speed triggering Chulane during your opponents turns. Drake is only one mana making it the best to loop casting it to get value.

These creatures and to get more land drops from Chulane's trigger can benefit from more lands in the manabase. More basic lands because you can make mana the turn you put a basic land onto the battlefield and basic lands are budget land options. Normally 36 lands is a fine amount for a Commander deck, but when your General, in this case Chulane, cares about lands then playing more lands can help to get more out of Chulane.

These are some budget lands to consider adding. Mana creatures are good with Chulane because they can help to make ramp to play him faster and/or afterwards they can be cast to trigger Chulane. They're the better ramp options to play because they're creatures.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Azorius Guildgate
  • Selesnya Guildgate
  • New Benalia
  • Meandering River
  • Woodland Stream
  • Tranquil Expanse
  • Charmed Sleep
  • Planewide Celebration
  • Circuitous Route
  • Firemind Vessel
  • Commander's Sphere
  • Parhelion II
  • Jace's Ruse
  • Jace, Arcane Strategist
  • Feasting Troll King
  • Jace's Projection

I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.

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