Pili-Pala

Pili-Pala

Artifact Creature — Scarecrow

Flying

(2), Untap: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

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Pili-Pala Discussion

DawnsRayofLight on Breya, Etherium Shaper cEDH combo!

1 week ago

I feel like Farm-IKraum would make a better shell for a cEDH Thoracle-consulation list, at least in my opinion. Obviously there is nothing wrong with doing things differently.

Breya wants to run more artifact combos, especially anything that can make infinite mana ( Pili-Pala + Grand Architect, Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal + mana rocks, Dockside Extortionist + Deadeye Navigator, etc) with a sac outlet to do infinite damage with her. that infinite mana can also use Urza, Lord High Artificer to combo off and cast your deck basically (with thoracle to finish).

Capeudinho on Total Removal (but you control everything)

2 weeks ago

I give it a 9/10. Could use a Pili-Pala.

lagotripha on Blue Steel ($30)

1 month ago

As an alternative upgrade path Pili-Pala, which offers a Grand Architect combo line, which plays nice with Whir of Invention/Reshape and similar artifact combos.

There are a lot of things you can do with artifact cost reduction and Silver Raven scry effects - in particular Future Sight + cost reduction can do some silly things.

enpc on Kenrith Deck Help

2 months ago

Your deck is being pulled in too many directions. You have Pili-Pala + Grand Architect (which is not a good combo outside of artifact decks) and Deadeye Navigator + Peregrine Drake, neither of which have any form of redundancy or overlap. You also have waaaaay too many win conditions in the deck. Kenrith is an infinite mana sink, i.e. with infinite mana you win the game through his abilities alone - either forcing your oppoenents to deck out or beating with infinite sized creatures.

Additionally, a bunch of the infinite combos you do run also have zero redundancy or overlap, meaning that you have to get that one other card or the combo is useless.

You'd be much better off focusing on adding more ways to generate infinite that have overlapping parts, since once you have that and Kenrith, you don't need a huge density of win conditions.

For example, if you're going down the lands based mana combos then you should be looking into adding cards like Palinchron/Great Whale, Eternal Witness, Ghostly Flicker, Tooth and Nail etc (as well as adding more land fetching ramp). Hell, with Kenrith you could even look into a repeatable sac outlet, Peregrine Drake and Mirari's Wake (or Nyxbloom Ancient would be better) as yet another loop. Bue either way, now your mana combos are protected so that you can lose any one piece and you're still covered. And you increase the chance of drawing into it since you don't necessarily need to draw a specific card, you have 2-3 different cards that can fit that bill.

I run a Kenrith list (which admittedly has a much higher budget) which focuses on generating infinite mana then going from there. What I have tried to do is to keep the combos to two central themes - one is around tapping mana dorks/rock and the other is around flickering to generate infinite mana. however what you'll see is that all the pieces are designed to interact with each other, providing the deck with many ways to form infinite mana while also leaning on other functions of the deck to do so (in this case mana dorks/rocks). This means that by the simple act of ramping, the deck is setting up its combos.

deck: King me! King me!

Also, I would look at ditching Cowardice - it's only good against expensive beaters that don't have good ETBs.

DawnsRayofLight on How many days until CMDRBAN?!

3 months ago

Why Clone and the Doppleganger? Wouldn't Clever Impersonator and Phyrexian Metamorph and the like be a bit better? (metamorph would get copied by Jin, you could also use Imposter Mech)

You could run some infinite mana combos like Pili-Pala + Grand Architect and Basalt Monolith and Rings of Brighthearth

Sensei's Divining Top with The Reality Chip or Mystic Forge and Foundry Inspector/Etherium Sculptor all you to draw your deck, you can combo with Aetherflux Reservoir

Hullbreaker Horror and Tidespout Tyrant can combo with your mana rocks, Jin can help too to basically bounce the field and lock them out.

DawnsRayofLight on Target Acquired

3 months ago

One, maybe it would be funny to call the list Hinata-Kun XD

Control

Render Silent, Counterflux, Disallow for a bit more counter magic

Hullbreaker Horror: I have been really loving this card lately, it is expensive (CMC) but helps to keep control of the board

Opposition: works with Willbreaker and other cards I will suggest

Reality Shift, Fateful Absence, Generous Gift : spot removal

Malevolent Hermit  Flip: counterspell and protection

Teferi, Time Raveler, Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir, and Grand Abolisher protect your shennaigans

Drannith Magistrate: stop you oppnenets from casting their commanders

You could run Orbs with Urza and Opposition

Baral's Expertise

Supreme Verdict, Winds of Abandon, Wrath of God: Wipes

Blinkers

Brago, King Eternal

Deadeye Navigator

Eldrazi Displacer

Thassa, Deep-Dwelling: slow, but consistent

Blink Targets

Skyclave Apparition

Venser, Shaper Savant

Dockside Extortionist

Spellseeker: search your X spells

Cyberdrive Awakener: if you want to win off your rocks and treasure tokens

Draw

Whirlwind of Thought

Esper Sentinel

Sea Gate Restoration  Flip: may as well if you're playing blue

Shorikai, Genesis Engine: fun card, can be a win con between being an 8/8 beater and some combos involving Intruder Alarm

X spells

Distorting Wake

Mass Manipulation

Disorder in the Court: this can help for draw, protection, and "Blinking"

Smoke Spirits' Aid: I don't know if it fits, but could be spicy

Comet Storm

Call the Coppercoats

Combos

Deadeye Navigator/Eldrazi Displacer + Peregrine Drake = Infinite mana

Elsha, the Infinite/The Reality Chip + Sensei's Divining Top + Thassa's Oracle/AetherFlux

Hullbreaker Horror + Mana Crypt, Sol Ring, Mana Vault: Infinite bounce only need 2 rocks

Dockside Extortionist + Deadeye Navigator: can generate infinite mana

Grand Architect + Pili-Pala: Infinite color mana, only need a Blue to initiate, I would have at least 2 infinite mana combos with all the X spells

Synod Artificer (I wish Hinata worked for abilities + Swift Reconfiguration + Gilded Lotus = infinite mana

win cons (Outside of combos)

Metallurgic Summonings: you make big tokens and gives recursion.

Guttersnipe: ouch

Monastery Mentor: tokens

Shark Typhoon: tokens

Jin-Gitaxias, Progress Tyrant is made for this list

Urza, Lord High Artificer: can make use of a lot of artifact tokens that can be created in this list and can be an outlet for infinite mana to cast your deck

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite: probably good if you run a lot of token producing cards like Saheeli, Sublime Artificer, Monastery Mentor, Shark Typhoon, Metallurgic Summonings, Manaform Hellkite, Talrand, Sky Summoner, Kykar, Wind's Fury

Other

Primal Amulet  Flip

Kykar, Wind's Fury

lagotripha on Crab Rave

3 months ago

Leyline of Abundance does a lot for crab rave.

Wurmcalling and Spell Burst are great.

While wake thresher is traditional, once you have alternative untap options, inspired becomes an option, Disciple of Deceit for tutoring, Grimoire Thief and whatnot. Lotta combo outlets from the classic Pili-Pala/Grand Architect style.

DawnsRayofLight on Neon Gitaxias Evangelion [Primer WIP]

3 months ago

Also, given the curve, you may be able to get away with 34 or 33 lands, but it will obviously require testing. (you also have an extra enter the infinite)

Some other infinite mana combos you can pull off are Grand Architect and Pili-Pala alon g with Rings of Brighthearth and Basalt Monolith, though you should have enough.

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