Scout's Warning

Scout's Warning

Instant

The next creature card you play this turn can be played as though it had flash.

Draw a card.

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Future Sight (FUT) Rare

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Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Vintage Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Noble Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Highlander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal

Scout's Warning Discussion

SynergyBuild on EDH variant - Blitzkrieg

4 weeks ago

Wow, wait, do you pass priority on first turn upkeep, Silence, does it resolve? Great! Scout's Warning, Thassa's Oracle, hold priority on the stack, cast Demonic Consultation?

Friggin turn 0 win with ability to protect it, I'mma love this format

Jack-Frost on Symbiotic Nightmare- One hit KO

2 months ago

If you are going to play Scout's Warning then I recommend swapping it out for Savage Summoning. It still gives you flash but now also protects your instant and creature from being countered which, given the fact that you are trying to flash it, would be unfortunate. Another even better option would be Vedalken Orrery, whose benefits speak for itself.

enpc on Why White? Design Choices

4 months ago

Colonel_Kink: Except that in your arguement, you've failed to mention that while white deos like to leverage equipment like Skullclamp, white also has THE BEST equipment tutoring in the game. Stoneforge Mystic, Stonehewer Giant, Open the Armory, Steelshaper's Gift, etc.

And on top of that, white has a bunch of solir and repeatable card draw in the form of:

And this doesn't count all of the cantrips white has like To Arms!, Scout's Warning, etc which are all very strong effects in addition to cantripping for a cheap cost.


Yes, I get that a bunch of the forementioned cards are conditional on you playing a particular strategy. But if you're commited to playing mono white, chances are you're playing one of the strategies that white excels at anyway. And if you're determined to not playing one of the strategies that white plays into, then sorry but that's on you.

Hexaflexagon on Ah yes, Enslaved Heaven

5 months ago

Hey Poly_raptor,

Thanks for your comment and upvote.

You're probably right in saying that I need to cut a few lands, I have more ramp cards than usual as well as having higher lands than needed. I think I should take out all the lands you mentioned instead of adding any more, because there were some cards that I forgot to add, which were Helm of the Host, Cathars' Crusade and Regna, the Redeemer, as well as Quest for Renewal which you mentioned.

This means that I need to take out 6 more cards, which probably be The Great Henge (seems more like a win-more card), Finale of Devastation (X has to be 5 or more to make it actually worthwhile in this deck I think), Sublime Archangel (If I have enough creatures for this to be worth it, I probably should be attacking with all of them anyway), Unclaimed Territory (I'll keep Cavern of Souls, but I think I can cut this one because I only have 20 Angels, not including things that can make Angels like Decree of Justice and Serra the Benevolent, which may be a problem as well) and Farseek (I probably have enough ramp cards).

Thanks again,

Hexaflexagon

PS: I also forgot to add Worldly Tutor and Enlightened Tutor, so I'll take out Savage Summoning and Scout's Warning for them.

ShreddedByCrows on Offenza is the Best Defenza

5 months ago

Lots of subthemes you got there, that's some interesting challenge. All in all, you're running way too many high-costed cards for a Commander that generally revolves around more of an aggressive strategy. I'll further provide you a personalized list of adjustments, trying my best to keep it at the lowest budget as possible.

Very first thing, 37 lands is too much for an Anafenza deck imo. You can easily go down to 35/34 in order to feel more proactive. That being said, the mana base of your decklist is pretty unstable, and you'll need better mana rocks, around 5/6 good rocks should do it helping you stabilizing.

The second thing to bring up is that you play loads and loads of creatures with actually specific abilities that don't always combine altogether well. Like, for example, in which way would Slimefoot, the Stowaway help Anafenza, the Foremost being consistent? My answer, without another kind of appreciation than logic: not any single one. If you need cheap legendary to keep it up with your theme, there are better options, but remind that this was only a little example.

Finally, you lack reactivity because of very few instant/flash spells. It's not as necessary as some think, but still have a way to protect dutifully your creatures is a key for aggro/midrange decks in EDH. Being able to answer what your opponents bring up to the tape is moreover essential, and I don't see enough removals/tricks in there.

So, let's take a closer look from now on. I'll make some different categories starting with the cuts to make it easier to read.

1.) Back to 100 cards:

2.) Cheap Improvements:

2.1.) Mana Rocks:

2.2.) More removals:

Those are the classical ones you surely know. They are easily affordable and would give your deck a small lift at controlling the board state.

2.3.) Better Legendaries:

  • Mikaeus, the Lunarch > not the cheapest already, but really effective, almost a staple for your deck style

  • Hope of Ghirapur > underrated card, does a lot, insane with recursion to lock down a combo player at low cost

  • Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit > certainly a staple / and somewhat a reason to get rid of the token subtheme which is maybe a bit too much

  • Syr Faren, the Hengehammer > also certainly a staple / aggressive, good interactions with Anafenza, better than lords already in your deck

  • Kethis, the Hidden Hand > Yawgmoth's Will for legendaries? I'll take that. It could also be a nice alternative commander when you face more control-ish decks you're stuck against, enabling you to have an efficient late game on its own once made your commander.

  • Mangara of Corondor > Legendary creature which works as a nonsituational removal. Really good. Even if you can't always activate it when it hits the table, your opponents have to get rid of it using their hand resources and you make 1 for 1.

  • Masako the Humorless > Underplayed card / can be a game-changer / and it's a legendary creature.

2.4.) Voltron Outlet:

2.5.) Other cool cards to look at:

3.) Medium Budget Improvements:

3.1.) Mana Rocks:

3.2.) Even more removals:

3.3.) Legendaries' Staples:

3.4.) Neverending Voltron Outlet:

  • Konda's Banner > Yeh, it's a little bit expensive money speaking, but it does everything you're searching for, like a bridge between your Cats, your legends and your Voltron strategy.

  • Skullclamp > staple

3.5.) Cool cards:

4.) Expensive Improvements:

5.) Some other cards you could try (which I mostly haven't, or for which I have a doubt about their efficiency):

[email protected]_only on Pattern Recognition #124 - Flash ...

10 months ago

I will agree that the ability to untap all permanents, or all lands, or all non-lands is a HUGE advantage. seedborn muse is at the top of the list of cards that go into most green decks I make. That said, not every deck can take full advantage of the benefits, just as not every deck can take full advantage of, say Hypersonic Dragon or Teferi, Time Raveler 's +1 ability. If everyone and their grandmother are building the deck around one card (as we saw with paradox engine), then it makes sense to ban it; behold, to paraphrase the the EDH rules committee: "That $#!t don't fly".

 The ability to cast ANY spell at flash, however, is something that every deck can take advantage of.  By waiting on specific triggers, certain combinations otherwise impossible become disgustingly good.  At the end of opponent's turn?  cast 
        Phage the Untouchable
     , and respond to it with 
        Supreme Verdict
     .  Field wipes, phage resolves, untap & swing.  Sure, it's an over-the-top example, but it does illastrate the point nicely.  Hell, for ages I had a deck of "bad cards" just so I could run 
        Barren Glory
     and respond to it with 
        Kaervek's Spite
    .  the ability to flash that at the end of an opponent's turn massivly reduces the chances an opponent can do something about it.

 I think (or possibly just hope, but who knows) that wizards has discovered that 
        Vedalken Orrery
     and 
        Leyline of Anticipation
     aren't what people should have (it may be what they want, but that's another thing entirely).  In war of the spark, we saw 
        Vivien, Champion of the Wilds
     , 
        Teferi, Time Raveler
     , and 
        Emergence Zone
     , all good examples of what _should_ work as a flash mechanic - ones that have limitations built in - they have to remain in play, are on attackable, damageable permanents, or are a one-time, sac to activate effect.  
        Quicken
     , 
        Scout's Warning
     , and 
        Savage Summoning
     are all other good examples of this mechanic being used.

 Now, 
        Wilderness Reclamation
     is actually _waaaaaay_ lower on my threat-meter for one, simple reason - it only untaps once.  Honestly, the 
        Isochron Scepter
    +
        Dramatic Reversal
     combo is far more dangerous in my book, simply due to the ability to untap creatures as well as mana rocks.  In a multi-player format, the difference between it and 
        Seedborn Muse
     or 
        Unwinding Clock
     is huge.

 Speaking of 
        Unwinding Clock
    , this is one of the cards that also don't have as much of a problem with - to get the full effect of this card, you're typically going to have to build your deck as an artifact deck.  and in a format with 
        Vandalblast
    , 
        Bane of Progress
    , 
        Shatterstorm
    , 
        Nevinyrral's Disk
    , 
        Akroma's Vengeance
    ...well, the list goes on.  And since most people run 
        Sol Ring
     (I'll confess to a love/hate relationship with that card, but thats a story for another time), most decks will run at least _one_ artifact removal (or steal) effect on the assumption that their opponent's will also be running it.

anyway, just my two cents as a response.

lil_cheez on Balan, Equipment Voltron

11 months ago

Lechero21
I second sinister1234 and I would also add that you have tools to try and avoid counterspells

In this deck Nensou runs Grand Abolisher and Conqueror's Flail , these cards won't let they respond in your turn

Scout's Warning , Emergence Zone , Winding Canyons and the like will let you play your commander with Flash, so you may time it right on a moment no one has enought mana to counter it (of course there will be the occasional Pact of Force of Will but we have to live with that)

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