Frilled Mystic

Frilled Mystic

Creature — Elf Lizard Wizard

Flash

When Frilled Mystic enters the battlefield, you may counter target spell.

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Format Legality
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Unformat Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Leviathan Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Custom Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Historic Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Limited Legal

Frilled Mystic occurrence in decks from the last year

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Frilled Mystic Discussion

SimicVisionRy on Sakashima, of a thousand faces …

2 months ago

Ok, that clears up the pond much more, thank you.

In that case, some strictly good copy/clone targets include:

  1. Biovisionary: Simply giggily. No explanation necessary.
  2. Sphinx Ambassador: Being able to straight up steal creatures from your opponents' libraries for guessing a random creature is fun!
  3. Woodland Bellower & Fierce Empath: They grab each other, and can grab other creatures! Great for a more "toolbox" utility to your deck!
  4. Temur Sabertooth & Kogla, the Titan Ape: Stuck with a clone that is just not good enough? Well, these two beasties can reset those etb's!
  5. Deadeye Navigator & Peregrine Drake: Yes, of course, they combo. yay. However separately, they can be quite useful. Being able to reset Clone targets is always useful to have in the pocket. With the P Drake, you can net mana depending on the clone being used!
  6. Tishana, Voice of Thunder: She isn't the most mana effective way of drawing cards per se, but the value you can get off of her ETB is just bonkers.
  7. Frilled Mystic, Mystic Snake, & Venser, Shaper Savant: Beyond being just some nice control on a creature body, Venser can get around those sticky "Cannot be countered" spells!
  8. Bane of Progress & Reclamation Sage: Simply lovely Enchantment and artifact removal!
  9. Meteor Golem: need to blow up anything? Golem boi can handle that. (Insert Staples button here)

Let me know if any of these help at all!

any_response on Sultai Yisan, the Wanderer Bard

5 months ago

I prefer having a card in the commandzone that just wins with infinite mana, making combofinishes easier, instead of a value engine that only benefits a small portion of the deck. Also, Yarok doesn't really add to the control potential of for example Frilled Mystic or Silumgar Sorcerer at all, first of which is a soft lock with enough cyclers. Tasigur brings those back and if i have enough cyclers, i don't even care what i get, as anything can be used as a counterspell.

I stumbled across the Escape Protocol-Lock in standard, played it, and think all it needs is a reliable card advantage engine like the one Tasigur provides to keep going. The one thing that should never happen to this deck is to run out of cards in hand - therefore, Tasigur is my pick.

any_response on Sultai Yisan, the Wanderer Bard

5 months ago

Hello swarm intelligence,

I am working on a deck idea i had some weeks ago, a sultai deck using ETBs to control the board using cards like Sidisi's Faithful, Silumgar Sorcerer, Frilled Mystic, Acolyte of Affliction or Reclamation Sage together with Escape Protocol in a cycling shell.

The commander of the deck will be Tasigur, the Golden Fang.

As i have many different ETBs and i want to get as many of them as possible onto the battlefield, i want to include Yisan, the Wanderer Bard, also to be able to use them all at instant speed.

I know this deck will not be played at a competitive level, but i would like to include 1-2 combo lines with Yisan. As i have Tasigur, the Golden Fang, any infitite coloured mana combo would suffice (at least for a win at sorcery speed), one thought of mine was Peregrine Drake and Deadeye Navigator, but i hope you have some other and unique ideas i could include. Preferably, if possible, without any effect targeting a card in a graveyard, because i would like to run Ground Seal as a control piece.

I hope you can breathe some life into this idea of mine, be as creative and convoluted as you please, i am looking forward to it!

Frankomancer on Vivien is FLASHY

5 months ago

Playing a Blue Green deck focused around flashing in creatures and not using Frilled Mystic or Nightpack Ambusher seems very odd. Vivien's Arkbow is also an amazing card that lets you flash in creatures and dig for specific ones you need that should definitely be considered. Misty Rainforest is banned in the Pioneer format btw so you should just replace that with something else.

MrBoombastic on

5 months ago

While I hate playing against counter-heavy decks, and probably shouldn't help them improve, I do have some ways to (hopefully) make the deck better:

  • If you're going to play any of the eternal formats, I think Ice-Fang Coatl over Ambush Viper and play snow lands is better, if you want an instant-speed deathtoucher.

  • As is, you're running too few lands, given the amount of 4-drops. Also, I'd play some amount of Rewind, as it lets you counter a spell AND play a threat on turn 4+.

  • Brazen Borrower is probably the best interaction this deck has access to and it's definitely a stronger card than Faerie Duelist. Unless you're going for a budget deck.

  • From my experience, Brineborn Cutthroat is better than Wildborn Preserver. You're not always sitting on mana to pump the Preserver and they get worse in multiples. Cutthroat doesn't.

  • Sea-Dasher Octopus could be nice in some amount, as it can start drawing extra cards as soon as turn 2 off of a turn 1 Spectral Sailor.

  • Titanic Growth is underwhelming in flash decks. They just need to tempo out the opponent, which is best done with value creatures and bounce and/or counter spells.

  • Frilled Mystic is a great tempo play. If you up the land count, you should play all 4.

Hope that helps. Good luck with the deck!

Fillo94 on Now ya see, snow ya don't

6 months ago

Actually if you're playing modern Mystic Snake seems less mana intensive than Frilled Mystic and does practically the same thing

Davinoth on

7 months ago

     draconos: Thanks for viewing! Generally speaking this deck wins by giving Animar Flying/Trample/Some form of evasion and winning through Commander damage. To say I have "alot of cheat into the battlefield effects" isn't really true. Three creatures with Cascade and Auspicious Starrix. You could argue Etali, Primal Storm as well, but on top of being a great body to Mutate, cheating cards into play from each players deck is definitely worth losing a Mutate proc. It has happened a few times where a creature I would've preferred to mutate was cheated into play, but definitely not so much that it's slowing me down. Being that the deck is more than 40% creatures I've not really had a problem ramping up Animar, either.

     While perhaps I don't have the most powerful cards in the 99, this is my newest deck and will continue to get stronger over time, but to say not a lot of power is being made isn't really correct, either. Any of the higher cost Mutate creatures with Rhox, Hydroid Krasis, Etali, Primal Storm or even Majestic Myriarch can be a win condition.

     Voidslime is a card I'm considering as well as Frilled Mystic and Mystic Snake. =)

GregariousG on Kalamax EDH

7 months ago

Add:


Lands:

Your average converted mana cost is low enough to go to 33 or 34 if you had mana dorks.


Creatures:

    Rashmi, Eternities Crafter: Rashmi is incremental advantage. You and both know that you are going to play cards on other people’s turns, so why not get free stuff for doing so? Wavebreak Hippocamp does the same thing if you want more of this effect.
    Spellseeker: Spellseeker grabs most of the instants and sorceries in your deck and more food for Prime Speaker
    Thing in the Ice  Flip: I noticed that you don’t have ways to protect yourself. If played earlier, you can flip Thing in the Ice and reset that battlefield. It was dumb in other formats, it’s dumb in EDH as well.

Instants and Sorceries

    Swan Song: Another good counter spell, but you have that covered pretty well. Once again, no one cares about one 2/2 bird….no one…
    Nature's Lore: This is only and grabs any forest onto the battlefield. Most of the time, you are going to tutor for Forest, so why not grab Breeding Pool instead?

Artifacts


Cuts:

    Raging Ravine: Ok, it has your colors. Are you ever going to activate this man-land? Also, it comes in tapped. Gross….
    Arch of Orazca: I think Arch is better in decks that lack access to card draw. You’re in . Drawing cards, most of the time, is not going to be a problem for you.
    Frilled Mystic and Mystic Snake: I’ve fallen for this trap too. I don’t want to pay for a counterspell on a weak 2/2 body. Compare these two cards to other mana spells like Cryptic Command. This cards counters, protects, and draws cards. I prefer utility creatures with more flexibility.

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