Creature — Vampire Scout
Lifelink When Queen's Agent enters the battlefield, it explores. (Reveal the top card of your library. Put that card into your hand if it's a land. Otherwise, put a +1/+1 counter on this creature, then put the card back or put it into your graveyard.)
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|Mystery Booster (MYS1)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Queen's Agent Discussion
1 year ago
for starters you could cut down on creatures like: Aether Poisoner, Child of Night, Daggerdrome Imp, Deathgaze Cockatrice, Farbog Revenant, Feral Abomination, Fetid Imp, Flensermite, Giant Scorpion, Hand of Silumgar, Hired Poisoner, Markov Patrician, Maze Abomination, Moonglove Changeling, Moonglove Winnower, Nirkana Assassin, Queen's Agent, Rancid Rats, Ruin Rat, Scrounger of Souls, Sidisi's Pet, Skittering Heartstopper Vampire Champion and replace others for: Black Cat, Burglar Rat, Cadaver Imp, Liliana's Specter, Ravenous Rats, Twisted Abomination, Gurmag Angler but would compite with Shambling Attendants for the gy. some usefuls spells you might replace or add cound be: Blessing of Leeches, Sadistic Glee, Soul Channeling, Ashes to Ashes, Evincar's Justice, Shred Memory, Dark Bargain, maybe Crypt Incursion. im out of ideas for cards, for now, and you could add more artifact ramp or artifact that can be creatures like Guardian Idol, Wayfarer's Bauble is in every deck i play, Relic of Progenitus and Nihil Spellbomb are always good gy hate.
2 years ago
I meant Lurking Chupacabra instead of Ravenous Chupacabra, thanks for pointing that out. I do really love Archfiend of Ifnir. I was thinking Queen's Agent because it has explore (to match the theme) but I do like the synergy between Ifnir and Tomb Robber.
I typically don't pay attention to the "dies to removal" argument, because then I would have to cut literally every creature in the deck. The most common removal spells right now are Fatal Push, Vraska's Contempt, and Abrade. Queen's Agent dodges Fatal Push, but not Vraska's Contempt. Nothing (outside of Hexproof) dodges Vraska's Contempt, which is a VERY heavily played spell in Standard, so do I cut everything that dies to it?
The biggest strike against Queen's Agent, IMO, is the casting cost. At 6 CMC is tops my curve. Is it worth it? Probably not. I have tested this list quite a bit. Getting to 6 mana is usually not an issue, but Queen's Agent, in those games, has usually been win-more. The real strength of Ifnir is giving the deck a big bodied flier.
I have mostly been testing this deck in a thing that, due to NDA I can't talk about, and for reasons I can't mention have really no clue what is best in the sideboard. To be fair, on that unmentionable platform, the decks are block constructed, rather than standard.
2 years ago
+1 for not jamming in Winding Constrictor.
Enter the Unknown, supper risky if they in response kill your target you just get 2 for 1
Any ways GL HF
2 years ago
Cool idea, Reba04.
Not sure if you're open to suggestions, and if not, go ahead and just skip over the rest of this post =)
I'd look into adding some more 2 and 3 cost creatures to smooth your mana curve out. having a hand full of 5/6/7 drops in your opening hand feels bad... and if the Magic Gods treat you anything like they treat me, it's going to happen. A lot.
I'd pull out about 4 lands, 2Deathless Ancient(expensive for what it does and the body isn't impressive for the mana cost. 4Gravedigger(same reasons), 2-4Queen's Agent(same reasons), 1Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle(he's legendary, so once you have one out, the rest in your hand are dead cards until they kill him), 2Liliana, Death Wielder(expensive to cast. doesn't synergize well with vampes since her abilities are -1/-1 counter up until the ultimate), and 2Vanquisher's Banner(I like this card but expensive to cast before it starts giving you benefits).
That's a lot of cards to pull... what else is going in?
Removal. 2-3Cast Out IMO runner-up for best removal in Standard. Cycling and a lot of decks don't play enchantment removal, so you can remove whatever it is... forever.Fatal Push and/or Walk the Plank Push IS the best removal... but pricey.
This is getting longer than I Anticipated... so I'll stop here. Sorry for the novel. Regardless, +1 from me, and keep brewing. Have you played this in paper yet? How's it been for you?
2 years ago
Tolis if you want to go budget you could drop Verdurous and ballista for more explore guys like Emperor's Vanguard or Tishana's Wayfinder or Queen's Agent of course all that is out if reach of claim and increases manacost so you would have to re-evaluate the mana