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Tribal Instant — Shapeshifter
Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.)
Target creature gets +3/-3 and loses all creature types until end of turn.
1 month ago
Hello! Not sure if you still work with this deck or have been checking out the newest slivers, but I have other cards to throw out there for consideration.
Realmwalker - Gives knowledge and lets you cast about half your deck from the top.
Nameless Inversion - This is decent removal that still cascades as it is similar to Crib Swap. Just an idea if you wanted more of those... You could cascade right before your turn for the pseudo power nine (or cards below) to make your next turn more explosive than anyone might have expected.
2 months ago
Black Market Connections ramp, card draw AND a skeleton token engine... Find a spot for this pronto.
Nameless Inversion might be useful.
Kindred Dominance definitely useful.
10 months ago
Dead_Blue_ - Good stuff, given me some things to think about!
For Oliva, I liked the Mobilized for War variant as she is cheap for her strength, I like the Flying for evasion, and her ability to discard/pump creatures and add pressure by giving them Haste. The discard is handy for Haakan or just to get creatures in the graveyard for Breathless Knight's benefit. I have an aristocrat/counters vampire themed deck that Olivia Voldaren would likely fit in better with her ability to put +1/+1 counters on herself and steal opponent's creatures that could then be sacrificed for additional benefits. I will add that to the maybe board there!
I know what you mean about the "draining resources" with the discard enablers. It is a double-sided sword as at times, it is helpful but others...not so much. Nameless Inversion is a great card for this deck as its Shapeshifter class allows me to recast it unlimited times as long as Haakon is in play. A single copy of that can literally clear an opponent's creature board in a single turn if I have the mana to burn. Finding the balance of discard spells will be something I will experiment with so thanks for the spell suggestions!
I never even thought about Hollow One for this deck. Shame it is not a Knight but with Collective Brutality, under most circumstances, you could cast Hollow One for free or 1 CMC...that would be pretty nice!
10 months ago
I think Olivia should be Olivia Voldaren instead and that your removal suite should be completely overhauled. I get it that you want discard enablers but there are many situations where you will not want to drain your own resources to cast spells. I’d probably run Lightning Bolt, Unholy Heat & Terminate over Bone Shards, Lightning Axe & Nameless Inversion
I’d also think 4x Hollow One needs to be a must
11 months ago
11 months ago
I told you Pyre of Heroes is super good in tribal decks! lol
AHHHHHHHHHH now I get why you like Nameless Inversion so much! I didn't even think about it being a "knigt card."
On a serious note, after seeing the way Pyre of Heroes performs, do you intend on keeping Fiend Artisan or maybe using its slots for Pyre of Heroes and finding two more somethings? maybe... Unearth? or... ya know... whatever floats the boat better.
The more you play this deck, I'm certain you will see more weight behind my recomendations. lol I really don't want people to waste 3 years figuring out their decks/sideboards. Even if I only cut off a year, conversations like this are always welcome.
Thank you for finding my Cleric Tempo deck.
11 months ago
squiGGhetti - Since Nameless Inversion is a shapeshifter tribal instant, it is technically a knight which means when Haakon is on the field, I can cast it from my graveyard again and again and again as long as I have mana to cast it. That is why I love it for this deck. It is cheap removal with essentially unlimited Flashback.
Hmmm...I see your point with the fetch lands and Knight of the Reliquary. Play four fetch lands and you remove eight lands from the deck increase the odds of not drawing a land when you do not want to draw land. With the tutoring ability of the deck, perhaps I will add a single copy of Knight of the Reliquary back in. As I mentioned, I originally had her but dropped her for other creatures.
I wanted this deck to focus less on the self-mill/discard as I felt that was more of the strength of the Mardu version of the deck (which I will eventually work on similar to this deck). I was wanting this deck to focus on other methods of getting Haakon out. I am seeing your point with Pyre of Heroes, I do think I will be very happy with that in the deck. I will likely drop Eldritch Evolution and add in Pyre of Heroes in the near future and see how it performs, then I can actually make some edits with confidence!
Only reason I am running a full playset of Haakon is just to maximize the ability of finding him but you are right that with the amount of "tutoring" I have perhaps I could drop it down to three copies.
I will see what direction the deck takes for the 20 land argument. If vials stay in, I think you have a valid argument but if I drop a copy or all, I think the land count will likely stay the same.
Thanks again for all the feedback, really enjoying it!
11 months ago
I'm not quite sure what you mean by using Nameless Inversion over and over again. It's a one time use spell. Sure you have a full playset, but... it only effects one creature, and even then only does a reduction of stats. Fatal Push destroys based of CMC. Could you explain?
As far as your lands are concerened, I know what you mean when it comes to being on T2 or T3 and only having colorless mana. Never a good feeling. I also understand your hesitation with going down to 20. However, when you have consistent means of thining your deck with cards like Marsh Flats, Windswept Heath, and Pyre of Heroes (as you will later read, I'm gonna really push it) neither finding land nor creature becomes a problem. Which actually goes into why Unearth and Knight of the Reliquary are good for your deck. The dual use of Unearth allowing you to resurect a creature or cycle and draw a card is money. The ability of Knight of the Reliquary allowing you to search for any land (including fetch lands) is OP. Because of such I would even recommend removing any land that doesn't say forest or plains on it (with fetch lands being the obvious exception). Deck thinning/tutoring is HUGE! Effectively, your odds exponentially increase to draw cards you want by removing the cards you don't want to draw from the deck.
And now my case against Aether Vial lol
Considering how easy it would be to get Haakon, Stromgald Scourge onto the battlefield with Pyre of Heroes, I'm actually more curious as to why you aren't looking for more self discard/mill mechanics. Especially after the recent reprint of Liliana of the Veil. In all honesty, with something like her, you could change your removal spells to target more permanents with things like Assassin's Trophy, Despark, or Rite of Oblivion. That way you already have answeres for people who run graveyard hate in the sideboard, and you will run into them. Sure Aether Vial is great for getting out a creature from your hand for free, but let's say you're top decking and you draw a land. Three Pyre of Heroes would not care. They would only care about the creatures you have on the battlefield. Getting Haakon, Stromgald Scourge out is easy, and that land is more usefull to you than having three stagnant Aether Vials.