Faerie Formation

Faerie Formation

Creature — Faerie

Flying

: Create a 1/1 blue Faerie creature token with flying. Draw a card.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Faerie Formation Discussion

RustedChainsaw on Alela's Artifacts

6 months ago

While 37 is the recommended number of lands, because of the large number of mana rocks in your deck and the relatively low CMC of your cards, you could probably cut 2-5 lands. I'd cut Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse, and Emergence Zone first as they are the "slowest". Esper Panorama would be a good substitute for Moorland Haunt - since you're three colors, I'd really limit the number of colorless-producing lands you run.

A couple of cheaper cards I would consider adding:

Favorable Winds

Etchings of the Chosen

Gravitational Shift

Arcanist's Owl

Darksteel Mutation

Propaganda

Ethereal Absolution

Confounding Conundrum

I would consider cutting:

Spirit Bonds - Reasoning: You're not casting enough creatures, Etchings of the Chosen would be a better way to protect your commander)

Cruel Celebrant - Reasoning: I feel you're not running enough ways to sacrifice creatures to get the full benefit

Faerie Formation - You shouldn't have any trouble making Faerie tokens since you already have Alela. There are cheaper ways to draw cards.

Skycat Sovereign - this is only good when you already have a lot of tokens, you'd be better off running an enchantment or artifact that can boost your tokens

Master Transmuter - most of your artifacts are already cheap, and "putting it into play" doesn't trigger Alela's ability - you won't get faeries when you activate this

MagicMarc on The Mischief Makers

9 months ago

I saw the post for this deck and am adding a suggestion here.

I would like to suggest this card for your deck: Faerie Formation.

It's not in line with spamming enchantments but does let you spam fairies.

MagicMarc on How to cause more mischief?

9 months ago

I saw this post and could not help but notice you say "faerie formation" here in your post. So i would like to suggest this card for your deck: Faerie Formation.

It's not in line with spamming enchantments but does let you spam fairies.

Zaralll on

10 months ago

Hey have you think of Prophet of Distortion for a colorless draw outlet and Faerie Formation for flowding the board with faeries while drawing a ton of cards ?

hungry000 on Faerie Rogue Tribal

1 year ago

Sure thing! I'm going to be looking at this from the perspective of someone who wants to make the deck as "competitive" as possible; I won't talk about stuff like flavor and such because then all of my opinions would clash and you'd be confused. >.<

In the main deck:

I like Quickling, but I would change those Silkbind Faeries back to Pestermite, because even though Silkbind is reusable, it uses up mana and takes a turn to get the effect. Pestermite, while only a single-use creature, gives you an immediate effect and has a more flexible ability that can tap opposing lands, untap one of your own lands to play another creature or leave up counterspell mana, untap one of your creatures to block, etc. whereas Silkbind can only tap creatures. I can't tell you how many times I've saved myself from a turn 4 sweeper or other removal spell by flashing in Pestermite on an opponent's upkeep and tapping down one of their splash colors. Also, the difference between a spell that does something on turn 3 and a spell that sits around on turn 3 then takes mana to do something on turn 4 is huge in Modern (I realize your daughter will be playing against Standard Challengers, but there's still a big difference there).

Faerie Trickery: As an aggressive deck, you want to deal with threats for as little mana as possible, even if the effect is only temporary; that way, you can play your offensive spells on top of the removal and continue to push pressure onto your opponent. This is somewhat less of a deal when you have flash creatures (makes threat evaluation a bit easier), but I've found that it still works far better to keep the cmc of removal spells low. So, I suggest you replace Faerie Trickery with Mana Leak. Exile effects won't matter as much when the deck is as proactive as this one is, so it's better to take the lower cmc and easier-to-cast colors of Mana Leak.

As for Faerie Tauntings, I just don't think it's a very good card. Three mana is a lot for a card that doesn't do much the turn it comes into play. In my opinion, it would be better to just play a couple Vapor Snag in its spot, since this deck needs a few creature removal spells to keep up with other aggressive decks. A 4:2 or 3:3 split of Vapor Snag:Mana Leak would be preferable, actually.

In the sideboard:

Peppersmoke: Generally, when building sideboards you want every card to have as much of an affect on a specific matchup as possible. Peppersmoke is just not that type of card, haha. Fun fact: against Jund specifically, Peppersmoke is pretty bad since it counts as two card types in the graveyard for Tarmogoyf, which means the creature is literally unkillable (even if it's a 0/1) and gets a +2/+2 buff if you try to do so! If you want more creature removal, I suggest playing something more powerful, like Echoing Truth (deals with tokens well), Fatal Push if you can spare the money, Victim of Night, Dismember.

Hypnotic Sprite: This is, once again, not a great sideboard card. You do not want to counter Burn spells with a 3 mana counter (3 mana spent vs 1 mana spent = mana lost and a whole turn spent on your part), and the combo decks I know of will either kill before turn 3 (Neoform combo) or have a >3 cmc spell as their most important combo piece (Past in Flames in Storm, Ad Nauseam). These 3 card slots are much better used by Duress, Spell Pierce, Negate, or Dispel since they cover the same matchups and more for a lower cmc.

Thieving Sprite: They're okay, but I wouldn't play more than 2 of them. This is another example of a card whose function can be covered by a lower cmc card (Duress). Also, Earwig Squad is a really good card in the control matchups since you can search their deck to preemptively take out removal or win conditions, and it can't be hit by Fatal Push.

Notorious Throng: To answer your question, no, the card can definitely be worth it in single player formats. Especially if you're pitting this deck up against a Standard deck. In fact, I would totally play three of them in the main if I knew I was playing against a Standard deck. But putting that aside, the card is very good in midrange matchups, like Jund and them. It's very difficult for black-based midrange to deal with tokens because of their reliance on one-for-one removal; a card that makes a bunch of tokens that fly and occasionally force discards is crazy good against them. Not to mention the Prowl ability on it. shiver

As for the other cards in your list, I think Thieves' Fortune, Latchkey Faerie, and Faerie Macabre are the best of the bunch (that's why they're in the original deck, haha). Macabre is a great graveyard hate card, and Latchkey is very good if you want to take the deck along a more aggressive path; creatures that cantrip, like Silvergill Adept and Elvish Visionary, have always been a staple of their respective tribe archetypes. The only thing that makes me particularly hesitant about playing Faerie Seer, Thornwind Faeries, Sower of Temptation, or Faerie Formation is the fact that they don't have the Rogue creature type. Putting them in the deck can lead to inconsistencies, and when two of the three lords only work with Rogues, I would rather not risk it. Of those, I think Sower has the best chance of being a decent sideboard card (because it is one). Don't play Faerie Formation. Its cmc is too high and its ability uses too much mana.

But honestly, if you think any of those cards would be good includes for their competitive value or flavor or whatnot and you think your daughter might think so too, I say just buy them (if possible) so you and your daughter can play around with numbers yourselves. That's what I did when I bought the deck (I have a set of Latchkey and a set of Cloak and Dagger that have fallen to the wayside lol). When you're trying to decide how best to build a deck, a question which has no definitive answer imo, buying cards like that saves a lot of time; the process of optimizing/customizing a deck to be your own is also a fun activity in itself. But if you want to take my opinion one more time, I believe the best way to navigate the details is to ask your daughter which cards she wants to play with herself, since at the end of the day she's the one whose opinion really matters!

Anyways, I'm really glad your daughter's happy! Have fun with the deck!!!

ma_rukh on Faerie Rogue Tribal

1 year ago

Hi, I modified the list a bit (not because I think there's anything wrong with it but simply because the deck is for my 10y.o. daughter to bash my son ^_^ I'm not gonna spend 80/90 bucks for that!) Can I ask you what do you think of it?

  • Mainboard
  • 4*Changeling Outcast
  • 4*Faerie Miscreant
  • 4*Nightshade Stinger
  • 4*Oona's Blackguard
  • 4*Quickling (to recover other creatures with interesting ETB effects)
  • 4*Spellstutter Sprite
  • 4*Scion of Oona
  • 3*Silkbind Faerie (like Pestermite but permanently on the battlefield)
  • 4*Stinkdrinker Bandit
  • 2*Faerie Tauntings (to go with all those Flash creatures and instants)
  • 4*Faerie Trickery
  • 2*Faerie Conclave
  • 7*Island
  • 2*Secluded Glen
  • 6*Swamp
  • 4*Unclaimed Territory
  • Sideboard
  • 3*Peppersmoke (against Swarm/Jund/etc.)
  • 3*Hypnotic Sprite
  • // Mesmeric Glare (protection from Combo or Burn)
  • 4*Thieving Sprite (for Control)
  • 3*Morsel Theft (to recover from Aggro)
  • 2*Notorious Throng (is this worth only in multiplayers?)

Also, what do you think of any of the following? Would they be worth including?

Anyway, she's so happy to finally have her Faeries that you shouldn't be surprised to receive a parchment starting you received a vote to become the next Arch-Chancellor of the Unseen University ^_~

multimedia on Cloud of Faeries

1 year ago

Hey, your deck is missing it's Commander. If Alela is the Commander of this deck then you can make it official by tagging her with CMDR. In the deck editor put the CMDR tag after Alela, Artful Provocateur text.

1x Alela, Artful Provocateur *F* *CMDR*

What this does is it displays the card image of Alela in the deck list making her the official Commander of your deck.


Bident of Thassa is a good repeatable draw source with Faeries. Faeries have flying meaning that more times than not you will do combat damage to your opponents when you attack. For each Faerie who does combat damage to an opponent you draw a card. This can draw you a lot of cards. Consider cutting Festive Funeral for Bident?

Some upgrades within the budget to consider:

Good luck with your deck.

Lordeh on Izzet Faerie-Mancer (Pioneer)

1 year ago

I would consider swapping Faerie Formation for Niv-Mizzet, Parun as he hits just as hard and can draw way more cards with your cheap cantrips. He is more expensive and does have a much heavier colour requirement but is a stronger choice in my opinion.

Cheers.

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