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Sailor of Means
Creature — Human Pirate
When Sailor of Means enters the battlefield, create a colorless Treasure artifact token with ", Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool."
Sailor of Means Discussion
1 month ago
Again, I don't mean to ruin your fun, but as this website is designed to help improve decks...
First, I assume it's just a midrange Pirate tribal deck. I don't really see any Revel in Riches shenanigans or anything. There is a little bit of artifact interaction, and I think that's something that could be built upon.
Deadeye Plunderers is a ridiculous card that can end games fast if you can build up a bunch of artifacts. But, it's a liability if you don't have any on the board. A 3/3 for 5 is too slow by itself. I think that two copies sounds fair, and with two copies, you'll most assuredly have a smile on your face when you topdeck it. Going with the Artifact subtheme, I would say 2 Fell Flagship wouldn't hurt.
Captain Lannery Storm is a really nice way to power up Deadeye Plunderers . Even if you don't have one, she ramps you up a turn or two, which if we want to run Nicky B and Moo, we're going to need. Three copies is plenty, as she's powerful, but still legendary.
Dire Fleet Captain works really well in any Pirate deck. I run four in mine, but mine is super aggressive. I think that with a longer game , less copies are necessary. I would also say that Dire Fleet Neckbreaker is a great way to close out games, but for a more casual and fun game, two is plenty. March of the Drowned will also be pretty helpful later in the game. 2x. If you want even more Pirates to go with the treasure you're amassing, perhaps 3 Fathom Fleet Captain .
Now, this shocks me. You run two Planeswalkers from planeswalker decks, but fail to use their fetch cards. Especially as they're perfect in casual games. I would say 2 of both Angrath's Fury and Visage of Bolas . And of course, keep all of the Planeswalkers the same, number and all. I would also say that Angrath, the Flame-Chained is on flavor. Why just take their loyalty abilities when you can help yourself to everything they have? Maybe 1 Admiral Beckett Brass too.
We should put in more Treasure, so 3 Sailor of Means and 2 Wily Goblin . Slap them in with the power of FlexTape! (not sponsored). Removal is lacking, so I would say 3x Unlicensed Disintegration. Trust me, it's worth it.
And we're left with 2 more slots. More instant and sorcery spells would make this a control deck. Hostage Taker is great in casual games, but it costs a pretty penny. I think that 1 copy of Revel in Riches wouldn't hurt, as we have a bunch of treasure token makers. To help you win with Treasure tokens so you can throw them in the air as depicted in the art, then Storm the Vault Flip is our best bet.
2x March of the Drowned 3x Dire Fleet Captain 3x Fathom Fleet Captain 2x Wily Goblin 3x Captain Lannery Storm 2x Fell Flagship 3x Sailor of Means 3x Unlicensed Disintegration 1x Admiral Beckett Brass 2x Dire Fleet Neckbreaker 1x Storm the Vault Flip 2x Visage of Bolas 2x Angrath's Fury 2x Deadeye Plunderers 1x Revel in Riches 1x Angrath, the Flame-Chained 1x Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God 1x Angrath, Minotaur Pirate 1x Nicol Bolas, The Deciever
Do whatever with the mana base, I guess. Maybe Artifact Lands. I left out Fathom Fleet Boarder as it literally kills you for no reason. Rona isn't a Pirate and is a liability, and Dreamcaller Siren is neat, but niche. Sideboard material. I believe the list I spent the last hour on is budget, but I hope it gives you some inspiration and perhaps a few new tricks to try with your friends.
Just remember this rule of thumb with Pirates: Anything they can do, you can do better.
2 months ago
8 months ago
As soon as I saw the spoiler for Persistent Petitions I immediately started planning a mill deck to feature them. I was originally trying for mono blue, but your Simic deck looks a lot faster, especially with the Beast Whisperer .
Another useful card could be Patient Rebuilding . Depending on the meta it may be a better sideboard card. It isn't too useful against aggro decks, but it might work against some other types, especially against some of the midrange or control out there. It could make a difference in the long game if they have locked down your creature based mill.
Finally, a quick question...Why Sailor of Means for the sideboard?
Thanks for posting you deck. It definitely is going to influence my mill deck.
10 months ago
Cool deck! What if you took out The Immortal Sun and replaced it with a good blocker that can protect your Tezzeret, Artifice Master? Maybe a Sailor of Means or something similar. I also think you could replace Powerstone Shard with more card draw or surveil and maybe a couple more copies of Karn?
10 months ago
Solo-ras In Grixis ramp is hard to come by, look at Brazen Freebooter, Sailor of Means & Dire Fleet Hoarder as ramp, a small investment letting one play more another turn. In fact I am going to test adding treasure ramp to my The Locust God deck because it has a slight issue ramping up to him reliably.
1 year ago
OK, lets do this then! We have to get through a lot:
1/ The strategy is artifacts - Our creatures will be artifacts, benefit from artifacts or create artifacts. Our non-artifact related spells will be counterspells and removal that protect the artifact plan.
2/ Standard rotation - standard is rotating in 2 weeks, kicking out Amonkhet and Kaladesh and ushering in Guilds of Ravnica. I will not include any cards from those sets, so only Ixalan, Dominaria and M19 cards will be used.
3/ The deck:
4 The Antiquities War - main win con!
3 Sai, Master Thopterist - makes a lot of tokens!
3 Sailor of Means - a token, plus a defensive creature!
4 Skyscanner - artifact and replaces itself!
3 Treasure Map Flip - is an artifact that smooths out draws and makes more tokens!
2 Mishra's Self-Replicator - a separate win condition that multiplies itself!
2 Daring Archaeologist - gives us back an artifact and gets big quick!
Add 23 lands with as many lands that produce both your colors as possible.
I think this can be a solid deck for playing with friends, with a good mix of interaction, threats and powerful win conditions.
1 year ago
Deadeye Plunderers still looks weak here. Without evasion, it’s just a 3/3 treasure producer for 5.
I honestly can think of a deck it would shine against. Zahid has flying, scarab god is scarab god and still plays well in control, Prosperous Pirates will Net you treasures and is a good body- as is Sailor of Means. Twilight Prophet is a good card draw/ drain life that can help push the mid game to late game victory. Gifted Aetherborn are a cheap body for attack deterants against small aggro.
Just all of those options would fit into the plunderers spot with better value for your game plan, but I would consider Zahid to answer a turn 3 Heart of Kiran or turn 5 Lyra Dawnbringer that will often hit the board.
1 year ago
There are probably combos with Naru that are easier to set up. Naru meha + Diligent Excavator + Release to the Wind requires one less combo piece and one less manna on the turn you are going off. Baral's Expertise works like a Release to the Wind but is also a good card for surviving to the late game. Illusionist's Stratagem + Naru + Sailor of Means is as many cards and treasures as there are cards in your deck which is a guaranteed win if there is at least one Marionette Master in your deck. Illusionist's Stratagem + Naru + any etb creature goes infinite in fact (e.g.Homarid Explorer or Experimental Aviator).
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