Inkshield

Inkshield

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Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt to you this turn. For each 1 damage prevented this way, create a 2/1 white and black Inkling creature token with flying.

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Inkshield Discussion

Masterful on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

1 month ago

Eloniel We have 6 actually (you may have missed Nested Shambler), but I still don't find 6 to be enough to justify running such a slow engine. I ran the odds in a calculator, and there's a 60% chance we'll have a 1-drop by turn 6. Since Abiding Grace is useless otherwise, it'd be a dead card too often to run with this few 1-drops. Even though it'd be active 60% of the time, its payoff isn't great enough to warrant that risk. I could see it and Lurrus of the Dream-Den in a different build with probably 8+ one drops. If you want to play it in this build, it wouldn't be horrible. It's just too risky a card for me to personally include it in the decklist.

kirbysan Unfortunately, Inkshield is too expensive and situational. Leaving up 5 mana for a card at instant speed will slow down our gameplan. Most of the deck is focused on developing creatures and piecing together engines at sorcery speed. Leaving up such a massive situational spell will hurt our ability to develop and won't necessarily pay off. That being said, it's a very fun card. I could see it in a build with more fun instant-speed tools like Orim's Chant, Mana Tithe, Withering Boon, etc. That way, it wouldn't feel as bad to leave up mana since we'd likely be able to cast at least some of our stuff if inkshield goes to waste. If you think Inkshield would be a fun inclusion, don't be afraid to play it yourself. "Gotcha!" cards can be some of the best moments in EDH.

kirbysan on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

1 month ago

Masterful, did you review Inkshield? Leaving 5 mana open seems like a lot but could provide us with a lot of tokens to sac if someone tries to hit us for lethal.

Soketsu on Alela: Artifacts, Treasure and Sacrifice [primer]

4 months ago

Indeed there is stuff I might use myself if I do this myself, I still hesitate betwen her and Oloro for my esper deck,

right now I build a sultai reanimator mill plus a jeskai artifact polymorphism.

As question I would say is your 2 enchant plus cyclonic rift enought to deal with masses ? I would add a Supreme Verdict , Single Combat or a Merciless Eviction as boardwipe. Also Inkshield might be deadly in your deck, if you fight aggressive deck, as you will get 2+1/1 creatures with flying after an opponent might had landed on you a lethal strike, would even more insane if Cathars' Crusade is on (then again i know that putting this on table might make you the major threat)

TheRheX on Alela's Air Force Squadron (flying matters)

4 months ago

Did you have a chance to test Inkshield yet?

I'd also like to know how the following cards perform in your deck:

What do you think about Estrid's Invocation in your deck? I don' play it myself since it can be a dead card and i don't have too many great targets but for you it might be a good way to regain the Monarch by targeting Court of Grace (would you get a 4/4 instead of a 1/1 if you stack it correctly?). Also, if you target a commander when you copy Seal Away / Grasp of Fate / Oubliette / Conclave Tribunal it works like repeatable removal since they will most likely choose to put their commanders in the command zone.

Mechanon on Inkling horde

4 months ago

Inkshield would be perfect.

Masterful on Death and wine

5 months ago

This list looks really fun! I like Legion's Landing  Flip in Teysa. I've overlooked it in the past because of the land's lackluster activated ability, but I'm just now realizing how strong a 1 mana land-ramp card is in white. Since you can easily flip it in a deck with tokens, it seems strong.

I've been looking over your decklist, and I have a few suggestions about what to improve. First off, you're a little low on death triggers. Since this is Teysa's main strength, you may want to include more. If I counted right, you have 13 death triggers plus 2 more that aren't doubled by Teysa ( Luminous Broodmoth and Nether Traitor ). This makes Teysa herself more inconsistent. Just playing some more tokens-on-death cards like Ministrant of Obligation instead of Lingering Souls can go a long way to help facilitate her first ability as well as your cards that don't trigger off of tokens, like Pawn of Ulamog .

Second, I'd be careful about counting scry-effects like Temple of Silence , Woe Strider , or Path of Ancestry as card advantage. Scrying doesn't net you any cards. It's more like card filtering or card selection rather than card advantage. If you want lands that can provide card advantage, I'd go for Orzhov Basilica or Windbrisk Heights . Similarly, Verge Rangers don't ramp you, they just provide card advantage.

Overall, really cool list. I like Field of the Dead , Inkshield , and Shadowspear . They add some spice in unexpected places. I'm interested in where this list ends up. Cheers!

RhinoSmash on Silverquill's "The Prince"

5 months ago

This looks awesome. Love how unique Shadrix abilities are for this color pair. I feel like Inkshield is a must for this deck. Not only as a win on, but just because it's the best fog type effect since Arachnogenesis .

KibaAlpha on Teysa Karlov’s Double D's

5 months ago

@ WhiteTrashMagic

Thank you for your suggestions.

I'm going to try out those cards. The initial build of this deck didn't have quite the number of token generators it does now, so those cards now look more promising.

@ Housegheist

Thank you fornyour suggestions.

Wurmcoil Engine is too expensive and doesn't create enough tokens.

Inkshield i want to put in here and will probably swap something out for it.

Ogre Slumlord is another card that is to expensive and it doesn't trigger on tokens diying.

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