Sailor of Means
Creature — Human Pirate
When Sailor of Means enters the battlefield, create a Treasure token. (It's an artifact with ", Sacrifice this artifact: Gain one mana of any colour.")
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|Mystery Booster (MYS1)||None|
|Rivals of Ixalan (RIX)||None|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Sailor of Means occurrence in decks from the last year
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Sailor of Means Discussion
1 month ago
I was finally able to get it to where I want it thanks to your help :)
I was a little ambitious with Burglar Rat as I was hoping it would over perform with Yarok interactions. If all the pieces are within reach I can potentially trigger up to a 4 card discard, but not exactly in line with what the deck wants to do, so I removed it to keep focus.
I decided on keeping Plague Mare as I feel its got high potential to keep me safe. Indestructible and hexproof tend to be pretty prevalent in our meta and this guy helps kill them by bring toughness to zero, while only targeting my opponents creatures. Yarok + any Flicker affect = -4/-4, which is a respectable one sided wipe. It's cheaper than In Garruk's Wake (which I opted to remove since I cant fish it out with pod effects), and helps me climb up the ladder. I also added Massacre Wurm since it had a price drop. They kinda act like child and parent here haha.
Took out Teferi's Time Twist cuz screw that guy.
Orc Sureshot was just as ambitious as Burglar Rat. I thought that since I'm creating so many tokens it might be cool to benefit and pick of giant threats on the board, but in playtesting he didn't impact very much and often times I ended up podding to move up to better pieces. I also removed Blood Seeker for the same reason.
I thought Sailor of Means would be cool for some burst mana, but it being temporary really feels lackluster. I run Pitiless Plunderer in my Korvold Deck and he is a power house for sure, but I don't feel like I kill enough of my creatures consistently enough for him to perform here. I added a Farhaven Elf to get some more permanent mana to play with.
All great suggestions, I appreciate you taking a look. I still owe you a few deck checks myself haha.
1 month ago
Some stuff that looks kinda underwhelming to me at first glance:
Burglar Rat Discard one card groupslug can hurt opponents' tempo, but seems a bit lack luster beyond turns 2-3, & can help decks like Alesha.
Plague Mare Softening up other boards and removing other creatuers sounds good. Unless you're consistently getting multiple ETBs per turn, seems a little lacking.
Essence Flux or Teferi's Time Twist. I'd be keep Essence Flux to keep curve lower to the ground. Time Twist counter is nice for some extra punch, but could be used to slot in a counter spell (that's just me tho).
Orc Sureshot Feels like it needs multiple ETBs to remove something, but I can see how it would be more for softening a target. Single creature target also feels a lackluster, especially compared to Plague Mare.
2 months ago
Nice deck! Strongly suggest Kaya's Ghostform. Not only is it great in general for sac decks, it works masterfully with Dockside Extortionist and has good synergy with Prosperous Pirates, Sailor of Means, and Wily Goblin. Not bad for a one-drop enchantment ;)
10 months ago
Hey! Thank you for taking your time to check my brew, much appreciated!
Goretast, I think I have enough dorks and the reason why I don't play Glimpse of Nature is that it does only draws my deck, but doesn't allow me to put lands in play which limits my capability to win on the spot. Maybe I'm wrong?
Shrieking Drake isn't here because I run tutors, so there's less need for redundancy.
Also, I made some changes:
Increased lands from 30 to 34. I'm not sure 30 lands are enough..
Took out Winds of Rebuke for Loaming Shaman because the Shaman can work as a swiss knife of sort against graveyard strategies and it can refill our library which can be occasionally useful. I think I prefer it to Noxious Revival ?
I added Inquisitor Exarch as a secondary wincon. If someone can't be killed because he has hexproof or his permanents are indestructibles, or my graveyard has been exiled or whatever, then I just have to kill them with repeated life loss. I think that this should actually become the primary wincon, given how well it synergizes with Chulane, Aluren and Curio as ETB. What do you think?
11 months 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.
1 year ago
1 year 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.
1 year 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?