Poison-Tip Archer

Poison-Tip Archer

Creature — Elf Archer

Reach (This creature can block creatures with flying.)

Deathtouch (Any amount of damage this dealt to a creature is enough to destroy it.)

Whenever another creature dies, each opponent loses 1 life.

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Poison-Tip Archer occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Golgari: 0.38%

Standard:

All decks: 0.07%

Poison-Tip Archer Discussion

Requillias on Korvold Commander

1 week ago

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PhthisisClock on Negative Creep Modern

2 weeks ago

Zakuzelo... you raise good points with Obelisk Spider... I haven't had it in the deck for quite awhile, but I guess I leaned more toward Poison-Tip Archer because I was seeing a lot of sacrificing among my opponents, and liked the fact that PTA triggered on death, not counters. But now that I run so many cards with counters, Obelisk Spider may be the better choice, especially considering its CMC. (I have not tried Yawgmoth, Thran Physician yet as I don't have any copies.)

Shadowpunch23 on Dark Elves

2 weeks ago

Its a very thematic deck, so I'm trying to stay away from "Eye-blights" ;). But seriously while that is a good idea, the deck is mainly focused on quick ruthless and efficient death via cards like, Poison-Tip Archer, and Shaman of the Pack. If anything I need more direct burn spells. Hit me up if you find any of those, in the elf-category that is. Cause all other beings are imperfect XD.

Zakuzelo on Negative Creep Modern

2 weeks ago

If that's the plan, then I'm even more baffled by Poison-Tip Archer over Obelisk Spider. Cheaper, generates it's own counters, causes more and better pings throughout the game, including when you wipe out your snakes. Is Poison-Tip Archer's deathtouch that relevant, even with all the deathtouch snakes? Are there a lot of sweepers he's helping with? Are people attacking into your snakes when he's around? I just don't get it.

How'd Yawgmoth, Thran Physician work out, by the way?

PhthisisClock on Negative Creep Modern

1 month ago

Zakuzelo... Early game is all about getting token engine built and stalling the opponent. When it is time, generally I attack with Ammit Eternal and snake tokens (leaving a few defenders), both of which typically get through due to Afflict and Deathtouch... all while having tokens generating and getting Poison-Tip Archer into play. Once this board state is achieved, I play either Black Sun's Zenith or Soul Snuffers to place counters, kill 1/1s and generate more tokens, then deal direct damage (via Poison-Tip Archer) to player. At this point, I can usually swing board the following turn and win. I may move Blowfly Infestation back onto mainboard, as the combo for infinite tokens really makes this a more cheeky, but threatening build. As has always been the case, this build is either full-on, on-curve assault, or is frustratingly slow and non-effective. There doesn't seem to be much in-between. Normally it is fairly effective, and I am guessing I win about 50% of the time overall, give or take.

Zakuzelo on Negative Creep Modern

1 month ago

Still just throwing stuff at the wall, but have you considered Reaper of the Wilds over Poison-Tip Archer ? Got much better stats and a somewhat similar role.

How do you usually win with this deck? Just attacking in general, Poison-Tip pinging, swarming with snakes and scarabs? If the latter, maybe some plain ol' pump would be in order? Overrun or Gaea's Anthem or something.

PhthisisClock on Pauper Golgari Aristocrats

1 month ago

I'm surprised you aren't running Blood Artist . Poison-Tip Archer may be more useful than Falkenrath Noble . Archer is 4cmc, but has Deathtouch and is a bigger body. That said, Archer is more defensive, and Noble is offensively useful against ground troops.

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1 month ago

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