Eloise, Nephalia Sleuth

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1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vintage Legal

Eloise, Nephalia Sleuth

Legendary Creature — Human Rogue

Whenever another creature you control dies (is put into the graveyard, tokens are put into the graveyard before they cease to exist), investigate. (Create a colourless Clue artifact token with ", Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")

Whenever you sacrifice a token, surveil 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card into your graveyard.)

legendofa on Scarab God UB Zombie Tribal

8 months ago

For cards I would consider removing, Eternal Skylord gives you a small token and flying, which is useful but not essential.

Eloise, Nephalia Sleuth isn't especially efficient in this deck. It's not a bad card, but this isn't quite the right home for it.

Gravespawn Sovereign is a 6-mana 3/3, which is a very poor deal, and the ability ties up your creatures. If this guy was closer to 6/6 or even 5/5 I'd be happier about it, but its stats are just too underwhelming.

Curse of Unbinding is a cool effect, but it's 7 mana and doesn't directly affect your Zombie goals.

As another card to consider adding, Lich Lord of Unx is another card that can capitalize on large numbers of zombies to fill graveyards and attack from a couple of different angles.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Eloise Aristocrats/Token generation

11 months ago

Eloise, Nephalia Sleuth

Any basic ideas so far?

For ideas on clue or investigate synergies, take this.

Treasure synergies can be found here.

Food synergy can be found here.

I hope this helps.

KBK7101 on The precon question

1 year ago

Undead Unleashed has lots of great synergy, a handful of great reprints and has really good value all around. Wilhelt, the Rotcleaver is one of the best zombie commanders ever printed. The back-up commander, Eloise, Nephalia Sleuth is cool but requires a much different approach. The reprint commander, Gisa and Geralf is a much better "back-up commander" in this sense as they're more synergistic with the zombie theme.

Coven Counters is a bit clunky, from my experience. Like, all the pieces work together really well in theory, but it doesn't seem to work quite as well in game. The back-up commander for this deck, Kyler, Sigardian Emissary is incredible and is easily the best commander in this deck. He is a bit of a removal magnet, though, and would need a lot more protection if you decide to build around him.

Vampiric Bloodline is a bit similar to the zombie one. Some great reprints, good all around value and lots of synergy but I haven't actually played games with the VOW ones, sadly. The VOW decks also replace the back-up commander with a pair of partners, which is cool.

Spirit Squadron is a bit more complicated than the other ones. It runs pretty well, it's just that the deck has a lot more going on than the others. Like, the vampire one, the back-up commander is a pair of partners, which I love. Partner is a really cool mechanic. Again, haven't played games with these last two.

Overall? I'd probably recommend the one as the best all-around deck, being second, and and coming in after that.

For a new player, I'd recommend looking at the commanders that each deck has and picking out whichever deck has commanders/themes that interest you the most. Big zombie fan? Grab the zombie one. Love vampires? Get the vampire one. You'll be much more interested in the decks if the decks interest you, know what I mean?

Hope this helps!

Deddo on Slime time - Gary the snail

1 year ago

I'd recommend Eloise, Nephalia Sleuth for getting extra value out of sacrificing those slugs

legendofa on Commander cards in Standard?

1 year ago

Hypothetically, if the Commander set cards were actually Standard legal, how influential would they be? Would an otherwise Standard deck that used two copies of Eloise, Nephalia Sleuth and three Curse of Clinging Webs, for example, affect the Standard metagame at all? (I just picked a couple of cards with some synergy, I'm sure there's better potential combos.)

multimedia on Undead unleashed combo upgrade

1 year ago

Hey, nice upgrades on a budget so far for the precon.

Opponent mill strategy is an interesting choice/change from the precon. Opponent mill that's not an infinite combo, but done over many turns can be risky in multiplayer Commander because graveyards are a huge resource for so many decks.

The precon has too high of a mana curve with over 20 cards that are 5 CMC or higher. You haven't really changed this, but you have reduced the number of lands to 34 from 40 in the precon. By reducing the number lands, but not reducing the mana curve you risk not being able to cast spells until much later in a game. You're right to reduce the land count and 34 lands is fine, but the rest of your deck also needs to be reduced especially since you've added Bolas's Citadel.

Upgrading to better high CMC cards which you have done with Rise of the Dark Realms and Bolas's Citadel is good, but you really should consider cutting other high CMC cards from the precon to add these such as Gorex, the Tombshell and Gravespawn Sovereign. Gravespawn is also a reanimation effect, but is worse than Rise. Tombshell can be reduced in mana cost, but that has negative interaction with wanting to reanimate Zombies.


Death Tyrant is an example of a budget high CMC card that's an upgrade for another five drop in the precon such as Eternal Skylord. Tyrant has excellent synergy with decayed Zombies because when they attack and are saced at end of combat then you create a 2/2 Zombie for each one. This interaction is also good with sac outlets such as Carrion Feeder to sac all your attacking Zombies in combat to create that many 2/2 Zombies which can then with Wilhelt, sac them to create 2/2 decayed Zombies and repeat the next turn with Tyrant.

Some budget lower CMC cards to consider adding:

Some cards to consider cutting: Gorex, the Tombshell, Switcheroo, Mass Manipulation, Aetherspouts, Eternal Skylord, Eloise, Nephalia Sleuth, Gravespawn Sovereign, Shadow Kin, Vilis, Broker of Blood, Open the Graves.

Good luck with your deck.

Althuran on Wilhelt: Reanimator

1 year ago

I'll consider it Dangerwillrobinson79. Also another card I considered for this deck was Cellar Door since it paired with Undead Alchemist and Consuming Aberration if I put it in but I don't know how good of a card it is. I also considered putting Erdwal Illuminator to help with getting more clue tokens out for Tamiyo's Journal since I was going to put it in as a possible help for tutoring for certain cards but then again Eloise, Nephalia Sleuth might have it covered

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