Ghostly Flicker

Ghostly Flicker

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Exile two target artifacts, creatures and/or lands you control, then return those cards to the battlefield under your control.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Ghostly Flicker Discussion

jordanalessi on Azami the amazing queen of drawing [40$ budget]

6 days ago

Yeah, staying in the budget is always hard. When I was playtesting it, I found myself in need of assembling the combo faster. Maybe add Solve the Equation since it can tutor Ghostly Flicker or Dramatic Reversal? Nearly all of the combos rely on one of those two cards and the only way to get them is drawing into them.

rvbtappedout on Ooze Tribal

1 month ago

Effects like Ghostly Flicker can get killer value in this deck. Same with Panharmonicon.

Balaam__ on You’ve Been Subpoenaed to Testify at Nuremberg

2 months ago

Thanks for posting, BluemanMTG. I’m guessing you meant to suggest a different card than Ghostly Flicker since I already run 4 copies and talked about it at length in the deck description. Not sure which other potential card you had in mind, but I’d love to hear which one you meant.

As for Dinrova Horror, I’d have to say it’s a bit too mana intensive. Aside from that, it doesn’t top deck; it bounces and forces a discard (which is nice), but I couldn’t justify sacrificing any slots in the deck to include it.

BluemanMTG on You’ve Been Subpoenaed to Testify at Nuremberg

2 months ago

I like the idea behind this deck.

Maybe run Ghostly Flicker? The two creatures that ETB would love to be flickered. Flickering Chittering Rats is a tried and true pauper tactic. Dinrova Horror may be a decent thing too if you don't mind its prohibitive mana cost.

Balaam__ on You’ve Been Subpoenaed to Testify at Nuremberg

2 months ago

Thanks, DBCooper! I can’t take credit for the idea; I can’t even say I discovered it independently of others who discovered it first. The main combo was pointed out to me by user GrimlockVIII. But building the support structure was quite a bit of fun. I was most surprised to find a near exact copy of Ghostly Flicker in Displace.

enpc on Consultation Tasigur (Spicy-ish)

2 months ago

Scytec: I glossed over the fact that you weren't running Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal. I saw the deck the other day and was going off my memory of it (since I remember the Pili-Pala combo) however jumbled my memory up of it and then glossed over it today - you'll have to excuse me for that.

In that case, it puts even more stress on the deck as you don't have any redundancy on the comob pieces and are now splitting ramp between mana rocks/dorks (which are generally more efficient ramp pieces) and lands which you need to combo.

If you're going to go down the lands route, unfortunately the best card for it is Palinchron, which isn't exactly budget. Great Whale is much cheaper, but still quite costly. Personally I used to use Peregrine Drake, Palinchron, Deadeye Navigator, Eternal Witness and Ghostly Flicker in my Damia, Sage of Stone deck, however would use Tooth and Nail to play it.

The benefit of Tasigur here is that you can also use cards like Neoform and Eldritch Evolution to turn tasigur into the mana untappers. And Evoltion is great since it can really fetch any of the creature parts.

Either way, I would persoanlly make the call to lean more towards land based combos or rock/dork based combos, but not to split your resources down the middle. You can techincally get some overlap if you went Peregrine Drake + Deadeye Navigator and Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal by adding in Eternal Witness since she can work with navigator and reversal to form a loop. But for me it's about getting that overlap without spending too many card slots.

libraryjoy on Izzet worth it?

2 months ago

Drift of Phantasms will tutor Dualcaster as well, or any 3 CMC spell, like Ghostly Flicker.

Balaam__ on Exham Priory

2 months ago

@GrimlockVIII thanks for the input! I’m still very new to Pauper, so I’m quite unfamiliar with all the tricks and top decks/combos. Only I prefer to build stuff myself first without looking at what everyone else has done.

I went mono back with this first foray into Pauper, but I stumbled upon the same basic ideas you’ve presented with my sideboard, only in white. Ephemerate and Cloudshift accomplish much the same as Ghostly Flicker, and I already have the Chittering Rats in place. I suppose blue is the more logical color to pair with black though. If I ever decide to tune this for competitive play, I’ll definitely take a look at some of those decks. Thanks for the suggestions!

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