Pithing Needle

Pithing Needle


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Format Legality
Casual Legal
Modern Legal
Limited Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Pioneer Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Legacy Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal

Pithing Needle occurrence in decks from the last year

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Pithing Needle Discussion

smilodex on Best Commanders in EDH [Tier List]

5 hours ago

This list is compiled from a competitive point of view and in the upper tiers we compare the cEDH variants of the respective decks and here Yuriko often serves as a strong value engine (like Edric or Tymna for example). In contrast to Thrasios, Kenrith or Najeela, Yuriko isn't a direct wincon with which you can win in the first two rounds. Yuriko is simply very strong by nature, because you don't really have to pay command tax at all, which makes it difficult to interact with her. She also deals damage to every opponent AND you still draw many cards. BUT on the other side you can shut Yuriko out of the game if somebody get a Cursed Totem , Linvala, Keeper of Silence , Pithing Needle / Phyrexian Revoker or a Containment Priest on the board. If that happens, all of a sudden the deck is stuck with a lot of expensive spells and pretty useless ninjas.

Gidgetimer on Pithing Needle vs. Infection

3 days ago

Activated abilities are always written as (cost):(effect). Infect is a static ability. Pithing Needle will stop all abilities on Staff of Domination , only the first ability on Blasting Station , and none on Hand of the Praetors

Wbg1415 on Pithing Needle vs. Infection

3 days ago

If I play Pithing Needle and choose Hand of the Praetors and I swing with an Elder Gargaroth and am blocked by Hand of Praetors will I still have -1/-1 put onto the Gargaroth? Or are the -1/-1 counters considered an activated ability?

Poseidon31 on Monoblack Infect [Competitive/Primer]

5 days ago

I like the idea. But Yahenni's Expertise looks a bit out of place. You run 12 discard/disruption spells and a set Fatal Push . Singl target removal would be more effective and the Experstise should be more a sideboard card against elfes, goblins or slivers, Damnation would be more effective in case of regeneration or power boost. Another great Disruption spell would be Inquisition of Kozilek . With a fully cycle with Thoughtseize you dont need Massremoval in the main. Thats what i play on my Mono Black deck.

In the sideboard I would replace Sorcerous Spyglass with Pithing Needle . Cheaper and with Thoughtseize you know the hand, normally.

ShaDoWz_6677 on Elsha's at Storm Count 52 [[cEDH-Primer]]

3 weeks ago

Borisdarker the card says you may "CAST" a copy of the imprinted spell without paying its mana cost. All cEDH storm decks run the Isochron combo because of that.

At instant speed, Aetherflux Reservoir Lightning Bolt + Underworld Breach Sorcery speed we have Grapeshot and we have combat as well.

Generally we win by turn 4. If a Sadistic Sacrament or something like Pithing Needle comes up, we can still storm off and rip our opponents with the Underworld Breach, Lightning Bolt. And we can continuously recycle Grapeshot with Underworld Breach. With all the cards that we are drawing and casting, we will always be dumping to our graveyard.

However, I do not have a Sadistic Sacrament in my meta. I see more Praetor's Grasp and stax pieces than anything else.

Arthurshepard80 on Pox,the decay

3 weeks ago

DreadKhanThanks, I'm very happy with your opinion. Unfortunately it's true, with planeswalkers in the game it takes away the fun. Anyway I thought about Vampire Hexmage , but Pithing Needle at least blocks them. Sorry, but I'm using google translate :)Thanks again for the advice

Apollo_Paladin on Pox

1 month ago

Nice build! +1

Check out Liliana's Caress to help speed up wins with all that discard maybe?

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