Ebony Owl Netsuke
At the beginning of each opponent's upkeep, if that player has seven or more cards in hand, Ebony Owl Netsuke deals 4 damage to him or her.
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|Saviors of Kamigawa (SOK)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Ebony Owl Netsuke Discussion
4 days ago
5 days ago
Fevered Visions does the work of both Howling Mine and Ebony Owl Netsuke efficiently, so that could be copies 5-8 of Ebony Owl. You could pair it with tap cards in blue like Exhaustion and burn effects in red like Fateful Showdown, Gaze of Adamaro, and Runeflare Trap.
There's also good ol' Black Vise.
5 days ago
There's not much hope for Ebony Owl Netsuke these days. Sure, there are a few new tricks, like Runeflare Trap, but decks these days are so efficient at emptying their hand that it's going to difficult to clog it up in the traditional way with Eye of Nowhere and Boomerang.
You probably could use some effects like Eidolon of Rhetoric Curse of Exhaustion or Rule of Law to prevent opponents from getting more than two cards out of their hand each turn (one land and one spell). Maybe, something like Possibility Storm or Knowledge Pool to lock the game while Ebony Owl Netsuke goes to work.
1 month ago
So, my current deck in standard is a mill control deck.
For that one:
Return target creature you don't control to its owner's hand.
Draw a card.
For my modern deck, which recurs elementals:
Creature - Elemental
When Death's Whisper enters the battlefield, destroy target creature with converted mana cost 2 or less.
At the beginning of your endstep, sacrifice Death's Whisper
For my favorite commander deck, mt Kambal deck, I've talked about ad nauseum...
Kaya's home plane of Tolvada has a maddening sky, so here's my riff on that
Observatory of Tolvada
Observatory of Tolvada enter the battlefield tapped.
: Add .
, : Each player puts the cards in their hand on the bottom of their library in any order, then draws cards equal to the then draws cards equal to the greatest number of cards a player put on the bottom of their library this way. ________-
I think Teferi's Puzzle Box represents going mad, also Whispering Madness. Viseling, Ebony Owl Netsuke, Misers' Cage, Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted, Underworld Dreams, Iron Maiden, etc. would love this effect. ______--
Super fun, repeat the challenge!
2 months ago
I really like the design, although I think it's a tad weak, although Shadowborn Apostle is lowkey broken. Not sure, maybe it'd be fair. Difficult to gauge these effects.
Here's the Red one:
Creature - Elemental
A deck can have any number of cards named Flamekin.
At the beginning of your endstep, sacrifice Flamekin, then exile any number of cards named Flamekin in your graveyard. Each card exiled this way deals 1 damage to any target.
I'm reissuing my challenge, as actually that's not what I meant, but very cool nonetheless.
So the Ascend/City's Blessing mechanic cares about the number of permanents
Undergrowth, Delirium, Threshold Crackling Drake all care about the graveyard, and the latter also care about Exile.
I meant total number cards in library, or exile, or types in these zones etc. Is important to your common.
7 months ago
I did a gatherer search for black and blue cards that deal damage during each upkeep, and the results are interesting: Most of them dealt with hand size.
- Black Vise
- Ebony Owl Netsuke
- Iron Maiden
- Mask of Intolerance
- Misers' Cage
- Paupers' Cage
- The Rack
- Blood Clock
- Wheel of Torture
- Dark Suspicions
- Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage
- Price of Knowledge
- Stabwhisker the Odious
- Quest for the Nihil Stone
- Shrieking Affliction
There are only 2 unconditional damage artifacts:
And there were two other outliers:
8 months ago
1 year ago
Hey, a fellow Nekusar player! I also play this deck fairly casually, so I'll be making some pretty budget addition suggestions:
Guildgates and other tap lands if you're having trouble with mana.
Lastly, I don't see too much in the way of defense, I think you may be able to take advantage of pillow fort cards ( Collective Restraint ) or board wipes.