Creature — Bird Wizard
Cycling (, Discard this card: Draw a card.)
When you cycle Nimble Obstructionist, counter target activated or triggered ability you don't control.
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Nimble Obstructionist Discussion
3 months ago
You generally don't need to exile all copies; and furthermore, by the time you can cast Crumble, they already have tron assembled. Setting them back 1-2 turns is generally enough when you're playing control.
Regarding replacements: if you're looking for other cards, Kroxa is SUPER good. Taxes them early and wins the game late. There's plenty of other playable options though: Liliana, the Last Hope is good (though best with more creatures to recur), Kalitas, Brazen Borrower , Nimble Obstructionist , Tasigur, even Murktide Regent . Sprite Dragon is also an absolute beating, but would need a significant rework of the deck to get max value.
3 months ago
Only 6 of your 32 creatures have flying, excluding Warden of Evos Isle . I'd say maybe find some more fliers to make it worth it, or swap the warden with another wizard. Some alternatives could be Archaeomancer , Nimble Obstructionist , or Sower of Temptation .
6 months ago
As for Favorable Winds , I do like the lord effect, but I feel like I would have too few flyers to use it (and my draw engines) effectively if I made a slot for it.
Also, I checked your deck and I see that you deal with the opposing creatures pretty well (with 10 sudo-removals in the mainboard). That's a part I really struggle with, so your list was also helpful in that way!
Thanks for the advice!
9 months ago
@Heliogable, Thanks for the suggestions! Yeah I'll add those lands rn. Nimble Obstructionist doesn't work that well because unless you play it precombat on your turn you won't get it back.
9 months ago
OK, I don't know how I missed this in the first place, but Cycling discards the card as well! This opens a whole pool of cards that essentially turn into self-recurring card advantage with DePietro on the board.
Truly this thread is leading to some great ideas!
1 year ago
I think its not a very intuitive idea, and not in line with how many people would typically play magic. I am not thinking of utilizing Wayward Guide-Beast as a turn 1 play though. I dont think any decks can really support that.
The plan is to get it out on turns 3, 4, or 5 play to give you mid to late game card selection and a clock. Something else to keep in mind is that when compared with other delver cards like Nimble Obstructionist and Vendilion Clique (which would probably get played more if it werent for Lava Dart, Wrenn and Six, and other ping cards), they put out the same amount of damage within three turns of when theyre played. Basically the clock is on par, though a lack of evasion is worrying. Being one mana also makes playing it less of a risk/commitment to cast than normal threats though.
One thing to note though is that the clock gets a lot faster when you are bouncing and replaying certain lands that the deck might play, like Teetering Peaks.
The only thing is that it is a trade-off. This synergy may just be only ok, since you are essentially limiting yourself to 3 or 4 mana per turn. Definately should be tested though in my opinion.
Other ideas I forgot to mention was locking up mana with Quicksilver Fountain. This is probably just bad compared to bloodmoon, but notably this card allows you to have your landfall synergies and also can help fix your mana. Also all the lands stay as islands after the fountain dies, so thats funny.
There's a lot of ways that you could use Wayward Guide-Beast, but in landfall zoo I think Id rather play 4 Elvish Reclaimer before the first Wayward Guide-Beast first because Elvish Reclaimer can help make multiple landfall triggers every turn, its bigger, and you can get a land toolbox kind if thing going with the card where the guide beast doesnt really scale well unless youre keeping the board clear (why Im interested in trying delver). But idk. Its all speculation.
Anyways, Im going to make a test list and just see how or if it even works. Lots of testing to do.
Thanks for the comment.
1 year ago
I think this deck has a lot of potential! I may be biased on my liking of counterspells, but I do feel that Nimble Obstructionist would be great in this deck because of its versatility, and Merfolk Trickster or perhaps a Mizzium Meddler instead of the Crafty Cutpurse. also, the Lochmere Serpent seems a little too high on the curve for an aggro deck, possibly a Notion Thief would work better.