Creature — Beast
(B/G), Remove a -1/-1 counter from a creature you control: Quillspike gets +3/+3 until end of turn.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Quillspike occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%
1 month ago
Gidgetimer Thanks for the suggestions! I had actually recently removed Midnight Banshee and Flourishing Defenses mostly because of their mana costs but depending on how the deck plays I may swap them back in. Quillspike is a great idea to combo with Devoted Druid to make him big enough to take someone out with one swing! And I actually didn’t even know about Nullmage Shepherd but I’ll probably end up adding it in place of one of the removal instant or sorceries being that I can get multiple uses out of her. Really appreciate the input!
1 month ago
Some cards I have found useful in my build that you are not currently running:
Midnight Banshee is a great recurring source of -1/-1 counters. This prevents you from attacking with your snakes because they perpetually have summoning sickness, but who attacks with their snakes.
Nullmage Shepherd is good artifact/enchantment removal.
Flourishing Defenses Hapatra effect number three.
2 months ago
That's incorrect. :)
Now we can mimic Devoted Druid's ability to by adding a -1/-1 counter to our 4/4 making it a 3/3. This ability requires no mana to activate, it just needs the -1/-1 counter. We effectively gain +2/+2 every time we repeat this cycle.
Now it's this next cycle that I think you may have missed. :)
Once our Necrotic Ooze is infinitely large, we can then mimic Devoted Druid's ability to and generate . Then we can mimic Devoted Druid further and add a -1/-1 counter to it. This nets us one every time we repeat this cycle, infinitely. No other creatures required.
That said, I do have Channeler Initiate in the deck as an additional way to generate mana in the other combos so it's a great card to include!
2 months ago
3 months ago
Hmm, honestly I'd suggest more tutors and board wipes. Demonic Tutor is always solid and it's recent printing has made it really cheap. For budget versions, Increasing Ambition and Diabolic Tutor work fine. These will help you get important cards like hapatra or scarab god.
In terms of boardwipes, you can't do better than Damnation. Although you could use soft boardwipes to kill your opponents creatures like Mephitic Vapors or Night of Souls' Betrayal. Crux of Fate is a favorite of mine bc a lot of players play dragons and you can make them suffer every now and then.
4 months ago
Hey, Devoted Druid + Quillspike is a budget combo that makes an infinite large power Quillspike. Add Hapatra or Nest of Scarabs to this combo for infinite Snakes/Insects. Add Obelisk Spider to this combo for a real win condition to make opponents lose all life.
Good luck with your deck.
8 months ago
Through all of this, cutting the curve will be best achieved by increasing draw power, so that you still see your key cards reliably while having less wasted mana/time in early turns. Dusk urchins is an amazing build-around for this, as is scarscale- I'd look at reliably casting the two of them, then running any of the dozen variants of 1 mana card filtering in green in place of beseech, running just one canker, one soul snuffers and only two archers to make space. That means a 1 drop which likes getting a -1-1 on it for scarscale if you want to reliably beat down, or a manadork to power out urchins t2 if you want a more value or combo-based list.