Opposition Agent

Opposition Agent

Creature — Human Rogue

Flash

You control your opponents while they're searching their libraries.

While an opponent is searching their library, they exile each card they find. You may play those cards for as long as they remain exiled, and you may spend mana as though it where mana of any colour to cast them.

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Opposition Agent Discussion

azja on Yuriko (Optimized) Primer

7 hours ago

Hey Snake57, sorry about the very late reply! My playgroup has been the same 3-4 people in the past couple of months due to covid, so I've been messing around with some new decks for more variety in our games. Don't worry, I still absolutely love Yuriko, but I haven't made any changes to the list lately!

Ponder vs Otherworldly Gaze: Ponder wins this one for me because it acts as topdeck manipulation and a cantrip. With Otherworldly Gaze you get to see more cards, but you also go down a card in the process.

Personal Tutor: Although I'm still not a huge fan of this card, I've been playing with it in favour of Insidious Dreams. Insidious Dreams is more powerful in the right situation, but quite mana intensive, and brutal if it gets countered.

Dauthi Voidwalker: Love this card so far. I mostly keep it untapped as a threat rather than an enabler, but the shadow is a nice plus!

Opposition Agent: I'm also split on this card. Most times it just steals a fetchland and then gets removed, which makes it feel kind of underwhelming. But the upside of stealing an actual tutor could be worth it.

Abjure and Boon of the Wish-Giver: I have both of these in my binder but I haven't tried them myself. How have they panned out for you?

Enter the Infinite: I also agree that raising the overall cmc is better than playing this card. I think 2 is the perfect number of cards in the "high cmc but useless" category (Draco and Blinkmoth Infusion). Like you said, delve cards or big cards that cycle seem like a better solution.

Have you made any changes in your list? Let me know!

Also, any thoughts on neon dynasty so far?

I think Kaito Shizuki looks quite powerful and, for once, I'm looking forward to trying out a planeswalker in Yuriko!

As for Satoru Umezawa, it seems too mana intensive for this deck. But I'm excited to see another ninjutsu commander with a different spin!

Jack32226 on Rot and Ruin (Muldrotha EDH)

1 day ago

Last_Laugh: Sorry for the late response to the suggestion! Sac outlets like Altar of Dementia are good in almost any deck. For most creature-based Muldrotha decks, sac outlets are a godsend that allow you to sacrifice your creatures so you may replay them. For my deck though, I have fewer creatures than standard for Muldrotha decks, and of the creatures I do have, perhaps the only creature I would ever need or want to sacrifice with Altar of Dementia is Eternal Witness. All other creatures are designed to stick around or can sacrifice themselves. Altar has two applications outside of just sacrificing creatures: milling and protection against exile effects. In my experience, exile isn't so common that it warrants running Altar, and the mill effect can be hard to take advantage of (it requires Muldrotha to be on the field) and has better alternatives.

I like the combo you found with it though! I might add it to my "Potential Combos". For now at least though, I'm trying to avoid infinite combos in the deck; I personally have more fun without them.

As for Gravebreaker Lamia, I talked about it in one of my previous comments but I find it too limited for the five mana investment: not being able to replay it every turn makes me much rather run Sidisi, Undead Vizier. Also, I already have several tutors in the deck that I think are better in most circumstances. It's a great card in general though!

Amyas: Thanks for your suggestions! I love finding new cards that I didn't even realize existed and these two fit the bill. The only reason I might not run them though is that they seem too slow for what I'm going for. Jester's Cap simply doesn't do enough for 6 mana and is most useful against combo decks, but against those I would want something lower costed. Personally I find that Ashiok, Dream Render and Opposition Agent accomplish a similar task by just not allowing your opponents to tutor for powerful cards at all. They only cost 3 mana and hurt all of my opponents at once. Praetor's Grasp is also a good card with a similar effect. It only exiles one card and isn't replayable, but the flexibility in being able to tutor something for yourself as well makes it pretty good.

Jester's Mask seems a bit better, instant speed hand disruption is always nice, but the fact that it enters tapped is a deal breaker for me. Again, it's just too slow for my meta. It seems like a fun politics card though! If you like this card and also run sac outlets, you might also consider running Mindslicer. It hurts all of your opponents and you can still play your own cards with Muldrotha.

Masterful on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

3 days ago

MilkBreath56 I've been experiencing a similar problem in that the deck has too many high CMC cards that can clog our hand. Now that the format is speeding up, we can't afford to play as many big creatures with redundant effects. For example, Luminous Broodmoth and Nightmare Shepherd are probably not both needed, and neither are both Pitiless Plunderer and Sifter of Skulls. I used to prioritize the infinite combo a lot more back when the format was slower, but now, cheap fodder and card draw are king. The combo should still be accessible with our many tutors even though we'd have less redundancy. I'm working on an update to overall lower the curve of the deck, introduce more cheap fodder and card draw, and cut down on redundant 4+ CMC cards.

Despite the potential of lowering the curve, Teysa will never be as fast as the likes of Lathril, Blade of the Elves who can rely on tons of cheap mana dorks, or Magda, Brazen Outlaw who generates fast treasure from the command zone. Teysa's advantage is that she's a lot more resilient. Aristocrat boards will get a ton of value even if they're destroyed and can sometimes be brought back while elves or Magda just lose everything to a wipe. And if your Magda player is winning too consistently on early turns, their deck might be too strong for your meta.

The balance of death triggers to fodder to sacrifice is definitely a tough one. Thankfully many cards do multiple jobs. I'm glad you've been able to adjust the power level using the tutors. Another easy way to cut power would be cutting cards like Necropotence or Bolas's Citadel or fast ramp like Chrome Mox or Mana Crypt. Even cutting Skullclamp reduces power by a ton. Cards like Sign in Blood (or Marble Diamond/Charcoal Diamond for the ramp) are great replacements. If you ever need to increase power, stax cards like Opposition Agent and Dauthi Voidwalker could do a lot, but it's at the cost of making the deck more oppressive. If you ever find yourself up against precons, this list would need a lot of down-tuning, and some easy downgrades might be to remove Reassembling Skeleton, take out all the ramp, take out all the control cards, etc.

To answer your question, I agree with you that running out of fodder is probably this deck's #1 problem. It's mostly the same as our high CMC problem. We don't have enough cheap fodder, and too many of our creatures are 4+ mana. The update I'm working on should hopefully solve some of those problems. If you want to do some tuning yourself, I recommend trying different 1-2 drop creatures with useful death triggers, especially ones that create tokens.

Glad you're enjoying the deck and cheers again!

Niko9 on Stax Colony

1 week ago

Nice deck! I really like the idea of playing a lot of Rat Colony in EDH because it's so unique, you know? Really awesome stuff.

I'm not sure, but maybe Locket of Yesterdays might be neat. Probably not a worldbeater, but it can get some value for your rats maybe.

And there are definitely some shenanigans that Maralen can get up to as a commander. Giving your cards flash with something like Vedalken Orrery Winding Canyons Emergence Zone to flash her in on an opponent's endstep and get the first tutor is amazing. Getting Opposition Agent with maralen is almost game over. She also can pair well with stacks and things. If your opponents can't cast things because you put down a well timed Winter Orb then they can't do much. I've seen games go down to Maralen's life loss killing people : )

And maybe some ways to get rats through for damage. I'm not really sure what would be the most effective, but even just swords and protection or equipments to give evasion. Not really sure on this, but there might be some good options out there. Marrow-Gnawer is great, but maybe more options?

Anyways, looks awesome! Hope it's a fun deck to play.

DreadKhan on Zurtron

1 month ago

I see you have Chains in here (and of course Necropotence), but are not running Teferi's Puzzle Box, which plays very well together. If you have all 3 out, everyone else loses their hand, you ignore the Box and can use Necropotence to win at will. It's nice because as long as you have the Puzzle Box in hand, you can Zur out everything else. This is actually a pretty old-school combo, but not a fun one to play against, so be warned. I use Spirit of the Labyrinth to save a bunch, but Chains is pretty amazing.

Do you find you have enough interaction that deals with Opposition Agent? I am still trying to fit in even more, even running some pretty weird options like Reality Shift and Vanishing Verse just to 'always have an answer' to Agent (and Magistrate if we're honest). If they come out, I tend to lose in a very ugly manner, I gather you haven't run into too much trouble from it?

I second Lanzo493 on All That Glitters, and wonder if have you thought about running Mirrormade and Estrid's Invocation to copy it? Even if you don't have a big board yet, 2 or 3 copies of All That Glitters can end players in 1 hit. . AFAIK, All That Glitters Zur is among the fastest of traditional Voltron builds, and I enjoy having it to always have something dangerous to fetch out in my own Zur build.

DrkNinja on Ninja fury

1 month ago

Ok so I didn't check to see if any of these were in the deck already but... here's my list of suggestions!

It's a lot of cards so...

Again some of these may be cut worthy but off the cuff this is what I came up with. Also I didn't include any ninjas... I figure they are easy enough to find

maverin on Tasigur cEDH Brew

1 month ago

There is a Pod version of this deck focusing on trying to fill up your graveyard to use Neoform, Eldritch Evolution, Fiend Artisan and Birthing Pod to sac your creatures (especially Tasigur) for spicy tutors. This build would need far more creatures and a lot less spells and might not be cEDH power level.

Creatures: Devoted Druid, Scavenging Ooze, Collector Ouphe, Bloom Tender, Destiny Spinner, Fiend Artisan, Bone Shredder, Manglehorn, Opposition Agent, Yisan, Wanderer Bard, Oakhame Adversary, Tendershoot Dryad, Phyrexian Delver.

7 mana payoffs for sacrificing Tasigur: Hullbreaker Horror, Nyxbloom Ancient, Protean Hulk 8 mana payoffs for sacrificing Tasigur: Tidespout Tyrant, Razaketh, the Foulblooded

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