Nephalia Smuggler

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

Nephalia Smuggler

Creature — Human Rogue

, : Exile another target creature you control, then return that card to the battlefield under your control.

KongMing on Pramikon, The Wall of Stall

7 months ago

The cost is a bit mana heavy, but Nephalia Smuggler can give you nice Instant-speed repeatible bounce for Pramikon. Displacer Kitten is another option.

You could double your Pramikons, declare right AND left, then no one gets to attack. Possible methods: Helm of the Host, Sakashima of a Thousand Faces, and Spark Double.

lcarl3035 on Rasputin, Between Knight and Dawn

1 year ago

Nephalia Smuggler gives a good blink effect.

DreadKhan on Black, White and Read All Over

1 year ago

Not sure if you need it, but Nesting Grounds can move ability counters around, which can be nice if you've proliferated some. Nephalia Smuggler can be used to flicker your Commander to get a new counter, or any creature to take one I guess, not a terrible mana sink maybe.

DreadKhan on Balaam__

1 year ago

I had a reply explaining things, then I realized the issue, Political Trickery doesn't have giving your opponent a land worded as a cost to cast the spell, you just target one of yours and one of theirs on casting. It's not like Raze, if that helps. Anyways, I'll leave the rest up in case, but I'm sure you're aware how the stack works!

AFAIK, the plan is that you play Political Trickery and you announce the targets (both of them) upon casting, at which point it goes on the stack. Then, you retain priority and use the Wasteland you targeted to blow up a land you didn't target for theft, at which point Political Trickery will then resolve if they don't have any interaction, because it still has a legal target to affect, meaning you'll steal their land.

The way Ghost Town works with Vedalken Plotter is that I use Nephalia Smuggler to flicker my Plotter on my opponent's turn, at which point I put the Plotter's trigger on the stack, having targeted Ghost Town and another land. I then use Ghost Town's ability to return it to my hand, and the Plotter's trigger resolves because it still has a legal target to affect, netting me a land.

KongMing on How to lose your friends

1 year ago

What about Mindslaver and Strionic Resonator?

Nephalia Smuggler gives you evasion, and what's more, if you use it on creatures you control but someone else owns, they stay on your side when they flicker back in.

Something like Lantern of Insight, Wizened Snitches, Dakra Mystic, Psychic Surgery, and Glasses of Urza are all great ways to get some intelligence on what is in the opponents' hands. The topdeck surveillance combos especially well with Sen, as you already know from Hinder. See something nice on their topdeck? Take control of them, force them to draw, and then play the card before they ever get access to it.

Also, Isperia the Inscrutable seems like it would fit in well...

legendofa on Blue Black Tokens

1 year ago

Depending on format, blinking something like Rakshasa Gravecaller or Abhorrent Overlord with Nephalia Smuggler could work. Zombie tribal fits the colors and has some good options like Endless Ranks of the Dead.

DreadKhan on Bouncer Brag

1 year ago

I wonder if Yorion, Sky Nomad would fit in here? Brago flickering him will let you double up on the effect, and let you untap non-creatures to hold up mana for other players' turns. You could toss in some extra mana sinks, like Castle Vantress or Faerie Formation.

Nephalia Smuggler works pretty well with Mistbind Clique to lock someone out of their lands for 3U on their upkeep, or anything else worth blinking. Mulldrifter is a ton of value in Brago too, if you're not worried about closing the game too quickly.

Juxtamanguinican on Renegade recruiter? Hardly know her

2 years ago

Lhurgyof, thanks for the comment/suggestion! I do really like Sundial of the Infinite and it would be great in here but if I put it in it would be the one card in the deck that doesn't rhyme. I do have Nephalia Smuggler, Conjurer's Closet and Ghostly Flicker which are all in the same vein, though I wish sundial did rhyme because it would be a great inclusion!

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