Nightsky Mimic

Nightsky Mimic

Creature — Shapeshifter

Whenever you cast a spell that's both white and black, Nightsky Mimic becomes 4/4 and gains flying until end of turn.

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Nightsky Mimic Discussion

Apollo_Paladin on A sweet ass B/W deck

7 months ago

I, for one, would update this deck's Format to Legacy. I don't see a single Vintage-only card in this build, and I think it's safe to say it wouldn't stand a chance against a genuinely competitive Vintage build (really, Vintage isn't really played outside of special events/playgroups anymore).

Anytime I click on a Vintage build, I expect to see a lot of the Restricted list Vintage-Legal cards like Black Lotus , Sol Ring , Strip Mine , etc.

That said, I like the theme, it reminds me of a winning Pauper build I did for Friday Night Magics back when they were still a big thing (pre-Covid). It's so strong (using the exact same Nip Gwyllion / Edge of the Divinity combo) that it's actually stood up against some non-Pauper builds even; you can give it a look if you want: Sick Pauper Divinity Rush.

One key thing I'd look at in my build is Nightsky Mimic & Mourning Thrull , who along the same lines as Nip Gwyllion, combo amazingly with Edge of the Divinity.

TheVectornaut on A sweet ass B/W deck

7 months ago

Hero of Precinct One and Tome of the Guildpact are some decent cards that care about multicolored without being so themselves. Orzhov picks could be Pillar of the Paruns , Beckon Apparition , Blood Baron of Vizkopa , Nightsky Mimic , Kaya's Guile , Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim , Karlov of the Ghost Council , Resolute Rider , Seraph of the Scales , or Vizkopa Guildmage . I tried to pick card suggestions that fit in with either the multicolored or the lifegain plans. Popular inclusions in more tempo or aggro focused Mimic/Divinity builds include Castigate , Orzhov Charm , Mourning Thrull , Cartel Aristocrat , Sin Collector , and Gift of Orzhova . Combine the two and you might get some value out of a shell of Ajani's Pridemate , Heliod, Sun-Crowned , Light of Promise , Wall of Limbs , and Archangel of Thune .

Anyway, now that I've probably named every black and white card ever printed, do let me know if you have questions. Good luck!

tumamaenmondongo on B/W Pauper Soul Sisters Lifegain

1 year ago

Needs more Nightsky Mimic IMHO. And if you get a couple of those, probably you'd like to change a couple Journey to Nowhere or Syphon Life for Pillory of the Sleepless, and Gift of Orzhova to top you curve. Also you're not playing any source of card advantage, maybe you can take a couple 2 cmc critters out for Night's Whisper, or at least a couple cycling lands, like Barren Moor.

Casey4321 on Nightsky Aggro

1 year ago

Perhaps if you added something like Nightsky Mimic

triproberts12 on Build around cards

1 year ago

I had WU deck for a second built around Edge of the Divinity, Nightsky Mimic, and Esper Stormblade. There were both Orzhov Value and "8-Blade" decks around at the time, but I thought the hybrid symbols were a really cool way to cheat on Pauper's awful mana.

DemonDragonJ on Light and Shadow

1 year ago

Funkydiscogod, I actually used to have Nightsky Mimic in this deck, but I replaced it with Mourning Thrull, since the thrull always has flying.

Apollo_Paladin on Sick Pauper Divinity Rush

1 year ago

Thanks for the suggestions, certainly worth taking a look at.

As to the "80% Dark Ritual Deck" comment, I was speaking specifically about my playgroup & that is not an exaggeration or estimate. Pauper games in our group were getting really repetitive and predictable so we opted to do away with them; I can totally recognize that is by no means a universal standard.

I've got some Extort already on Tithe Drinker but another source from Kingpin's Pet isn't an awful idea. I'm not sold that Dark Ritual fits here since I've got relatively low mana costs and very little cyclical card draw. It's not an entirely bad idea, but it'd only really be useful when playing a Night's Whisper imo.

Nightsky Mimic is a great suggestion, and I'm surprised I forgot about him considering I used him in an old deck.

I don't like the idea of running 4 Castigate because it's mainly a deterrent against things my creature can't handle or against counterspell effects. I guess I just don't see another copy making or breaking the deck.

Took some of your suggestions to heart though, going to give it a try in this current updated incarnation and see how it goes. Thanks again!

Boza on Sick Pauper Divinity Rush

1 year ago

That description is very amusing - 80% of pauper decks using Dark Ritual is just not the case - not even mono-black control plays a single copy of the card, let alone any other tier 1 or tier 2 archetype.

Regardless, the dark ritual would be probably be a good addition here, but there are multiple better ones.

First, a fourth copy of the namesake card of the deck - Edge of Divinity there is no way to play less than 4 in this deck. Second, you need 4 copies of Nightsky Mimic - the best creature for that archetype.

Since mimic needs orzhov colored spells to work I suggest kicking out any non-orzhov cards as well. - 4 pilgrim (too slow anyways), - 3 umbra (that is just a much worse version of Edge), - 4 charms. Night's whisper is the only good mono-color card, but no room for non-orzhov. Since we are getting rid of bad cards, -2 harvest gwyllon as well, one of the worst orzhov cards.

That is a total of 17 cards to get rid of and I already suggested 5, so you need 12 more.

  • 4 Gift of Orzhova - now that is an aura worth its salt.
  • 1 castigate - might as well play the full 4.
  • 4 Kingpin's Pet - a flier and a source of damage even when not attacking.
  • 3 Unmake - get that removal in there

The sideboard could also be orzhov only, but that might be a bit too much. And I would not play so many comes into play tapped lands.

In addition, I think this pauper version of the deck is probably better than the non-pauper one in every metric other than mana base.

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