Siren's Ruse

Siren's Ruse

Instant

Exile target creature you control, then return that card to the battlefield under its owner's control. If a Pirate was exiled this way, draw a card.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Siren's Ruse Discussion

Massacar on Orvar The All Form

4 months ago

Isochron Scepter with something like Crypsis / Mage's Guile / Siren's Ruse could be a fun repeatable way to trigger Orvar, the All-Form by targeting your creatures.

king-saproling on Sedris, the Traitor King

7 months ago

Looks good. Deadeye Navigator would let you keep unearthed creatures. Same with Identity Thief, Thassa, Deep-Dwelling, Essence Flux, Siren's Ruse, Teferi's Time Twist, Ghostly Flicker, Displace, Illusionist's Stratagem, Voidwalk, and Kaya's Ghostform. Changeling Berserker, Faceless Butcher, and Wormfang Drake work similarly and are pretty nice since they can be unearthed themselves.

Things like Archaeomancer and Peregrine Drake would go nicely with the above mentioned cards too.

multimedia on Yarok's ETB Team

1 year ago

Hey, good start for a causal version of Yarok :)

How are you winning the game with Yarok? Even casual decks need a way to win the game. You may be playing a causal deck, but you're also playing many noncasual cards. I ask this because you should build the rest of your deck around how you want to win. One way is with infinite mana to infinite blink Agent of Treachery to gain control of all your opponents permanents. I suggest this way because Agent is an amazing card to abuse with Yarok and blink.

The main enabler for this is Deadeye Navigator who can blink the creature it's soulbound too. Peregrine Drake soulbound to Deadeye is the enabler to make infinite mana by infinite blinking Drake to tap and untap your lands. When you have infinite mana you can soulbound Deadeye to a win condition creature in this case Agent and then infinite blink Agent.

If you add Deadeye then it's safe to say that you should build the rest of your deck around Deadeye and Agent because they're how you win. Deadeye has interaction with many other creatures not just Agent because it's a repeatable source of blink for the soulbound creature. If you're interested in learning about this combo then I can explain it in more detail in another comment. Would you like to know more?


25 cards that are 5 CMC or higher is a lot. This many is making the avg. CMC of your deck very high at 4.2 meaning that the avg. mana cost of the cards in your deck is four mana. You risk not being able to cast a single card until you have four or more mana which could be all game if you get land screwed. An improvement would be to streamline these 24 cards down to 10 or less to start. Yarok is the five drop you want to cast more than the rest which is something to keep in mind when choosing which ones and the number of other five drops to play.

The best high CMC cards here are: Yarok, Agent of Treachery, Rune-Scarred Demon, Tooth and Nail, Sepulchral Primordial, Diluvian Primordial, Ob Nixilis, the Fallen, Sire of Stagnation, Tatyova, Benthic Druid, Mulldrifter, Conjurer's Closet. All the rest not named could theoretically be cut. If you add Deadeye and Drake then they could replace Nixilis and Stagnation.

Further streamlined example: Yarok, Agent of Treachery, Deadeye Navigator, Peregrine Drake, Rune-Scarred Demon, Tooth and Nail, Mulldrifter. All these cards can help to assemble Deadeye/Drake and then Deadeye/Agent as the win condition. Mulldrifter can soulbound with Deadeye for infinite blink to draw into your deck until you can assemble the combos with protection.


Some cards to consider cutting:

  • Siren's Ruse: worst blink spell, at two mana to blink only one creature and there's only one Pirate.
  • Illusionist's Stratagem: four mana is a lot to only potentially use this spell once.
  • Casualties of War: six mana difficult mana cost and a sorcery is in my opinion not worth it.
  • Deathsprout: four mana and it's difficult casting cost is not worth what you get.
  • Gilded Lotus: can do better than five mana ramp.
  • Ulvenwald Hydra: have lower CMC creatures who can get lands and you don't have a specific very powerful land to tutor for.
  • Duplicant: this conflicts with lots of other cards here since it exiles opponents creatures. Do you want to exile them or gain control of them?
  • Hornet Queen: Myr Battlesphere is more of a threat with the tokens it creates and you could even cut Battlesphere.

Some others:

I have other some suggestions of cards to add which I can make in another comment. Would you like more suggestions?

Good luck with your deck.

jtkruder on PDH - Soulherder flicker fest

2 years ago

I liked Expose to Daylight for the artifact destruction. We have a decent amount of artifacts in our meta. Maybe bouncing the creature is enough? Equipment giving shroud is still difficult to deal with.

I’m going to pair down the flicker effects. Siren's Ruse is one that I can capitalize on the least.

dhaller on PDH - Soulherder flicker fest

2 years ago

I'd drop Expose to Daylight and Siren's Ruse - this deck likes its permanents, and those particular instants aren't really better than the ETB effects you have.

Saerki on The Crew of the Black Pearl: Dimir Piracy [GRN]

2 years ago

I have been UB pirates on Arena the last few weeks and I seriously consider Curious Obsession one of the best cards in it. Also Siren's Ruse as a mean to re-enter Hostage Taker in longer games has turned the tide many a times. I'd personally run CO over Treasure Map  Flip as a card advantage.

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