Niblis of the Urn

Niblis of the Urn

Creature — Spirit


Whenever Niblis of the Urn attacks, you may tap target creature.

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Niblis of the Urn Discussion

lespaul977 on

4 months ago

Saccox, Nebelgast Herald looks like a great, inexpensive card that would fit right in with some of my other tap effect cards, like Niblis of the Urn, Niblis of the Breath, and Dungeon Geists. Thank you so much for your suggestion!

casmiel on

4 years ago

Ultimate Price is always worse than Go for the Throat (both can't hit artifacts)

I'd play Condemn, Path to Exile, Fatal Push and even Anguished Unmaking over Utter End.

Despise is not really a strong discard spell, I'd rather have Duress, as that usually hits the most dangerous cards. Of course Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize are better than both. If you want to stay budget, which I assume, why not go for Tidehollow Sculler or Sin Collector? Both are really strong cards, even in competitive Modern.

i'd bring your landcount to 23. Try to get the full playset of Isolated Chapel. Concealed Courtyard and Caves of Koilos are affordable as well. Evolving Wilds is not great and would just be an emergency solution. Either way, you need more dual lands to have reliable mana.

Vampire Nighthawk has some strong competition in Gifted Aetherborn now. But you need more dual lands, otherwise it is too difficult to cast reliably on turn 2 or even 3.

I've seen some decks that run Tainted Remedy as the cornerstone to play cards that grant the opponent life. You don't have enough lifegain cards to make that a viable direction though, it's also much more vulnerable and combo-like.

I see what you are trying to do with Niblis of the Urn, but it is a pretty weak card overall. You should find another alternative for tap-effects, that one is a bit weak. Or just go with more removal, no tapping needed then. Luckily, Black and White have the best removal.

The appeal of Black & White decks comes from Lingering Souls in most cases, which is a pretty insane card. It will drive any Control player mad, as it is a nightmare to destroy with removal. I would highly recommend slamming it in any B/W deck, you almost can't go wrong there. It works well with Cartel Aristocrat, but that would go in a completly different direction I suppose.

Edge of the Divinity is a good, but problematic card. It makes your opponent's removal twice as good, but it offers a cheap and strong boost. I'd say only ever run Auras in Modern if you put it on a Hexproof creature. Even if you'd ignore that for now, this card wants to be played in a highly aggressive deck. Your deck is a bit too slow for that to work out, so I personally wouldn't run it.

Underworld Connections is much worse than Phyrexian Arena. Asylum Visitor can be an alternative if you really need the drawing power. It is cheap and can usually trade with something else.

Ambition's Cost is pretty much unplayable in Modern. Night's Whisper, Sign in Blood and the cards mentioned above are much better when it comes to drawing cards.

I wouldn't focus your deck towards Alms Beast too much. Just use it as a finisher and your top-end card. You should decide which direction your deck should go. Either you go down on creatures, and instead increase removal and hand disruption, maybe add some Mana Tithe and play Orzhov Control with the Beast as your finisher. Or load up on creatures, cut your draw and removal and go aggressive, with creatures low in cost and high in power to go wider. Either way, both varieties would be stronger than what you have now, which is sort of a mix of both and that never really worked out as far as I know.

Good luck with the deck!

acht_deck_manager on

4 years ago

Correction - Timely Hordemate does indeed have targets, but it's very few:

Still probably worth culling for something like Odric, Lunarch Marshal

Raging_Squiggle on Professor Lavinia of the Tenth Grade: Detention

5 years ago

As for getting to 100 cards, here's the 40 that I'd cut. (In groups of 10)

3 lands, Akroan Jailer, Akroan Mastiff, Archon of the Triumvirate, Captain of the Watch, Court Street Denizen, Dazzling Ramparts, Elite Skirmisher

Haazda Snare Squad, Kytheon's Irregulars, Lavinia of the Tenth (she's already included in the 100, so it's redundant to have her in the 99 list too), New Prahv Guildmage, Niblis of the Urn, Sentinel of the Eternal Watch, Tyrant's Machine, Hall of Triumph, Aqueous Form, and Ordeal of Heliod.

I'll actually stop at 20 cards for now and let you think them over.