Skyclave Apparition

Skyclave Apparition

Creature — Kor Spirit

When Skyclave Apparition enters the battlefield, exile up ton one target nonland, nontoken permanent you don't control with converted mana cost 4 or less.

When Skyclave Apparition leaves the battlefield, the exiled card's owner creates an X/X blue Illusion creature token, where X is the converted mana cost of the exiled card.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Standard Legal

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Skyclave Apparition Discussion

Sorin_Markov_1947 on The Blot Bois (Plz Help!!)

2 days ago

Pretty plain Esper Control list. Most of your cards are pretty low in power though.

Unsubstantiate is pretty weak counterspell/bounce. Saw It Coming is better 9/10 times.

Solve the Equation , The Birth of Meletis , Professor Onyx , Archmage Emeritus , even ECD (depending on the matchup) are all pretty slow. Esper lists in Standard right now have a lot of value packed into them. Most of them use Yorion, Sky Nomad as a companion and love to blink things like Omen of the Sea , Treacherous Blessing , ECD, and Sad Robot . Skyclave Apparition is usually pretty good too, as it removes things much earlier than other exile effects.

Speaking of removal, let's work on that. Murderous Rider is not a good rate anymore. Bloodchief's Thirst , Heartless Act , or Eliminate are the removal of choice usually, and Shadows' Verdict the sweeper.

I'd even probably take out the 4x Neutralize for some combination of Disdainful Stroke , Essence Scatter , and Negate .

With Strixhaven coming, I expect Elite Spellbinder to be a good addition to control. It blocks well and disrupts your opponent's curve.

In the sideboard, with the prevalence of control, 4x Mystical Dispute is a necessity. You'll also want something for the mono-red aggro matchup, probably more Shadows' Verdict s. Against mono-white aggro, you want Shadow's Verdicts and maybe some Ravenform . Shark Typhoon is also good in the control matchup (hint: you'll almost never cast it, but cycling can't be countered and gives you a card back). Disdainful Stroke should also add up to 4x between mainboard and sideboard, as the control deck of choice at the moment loves to run big spells. Unfortunately, this deck will fold to Dimir Rogues and I can't think of a sideboard plan that would change that. Their fish tactics are just too good against dedicated control decks.

Erza420 on Bant Blink

1 week ago

im surprised i never see Thragtusk in bant blink decks. the LTB on thragtusk is actually good, unlike Skyclave Apparition . the LTB on apparition makes it not worth flickering.

DevoMelvminster on Bounce and Ye Shall Be Healed

1 week ago

Lots of changes in this revision:

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite is out for Heliod, Sun-Crowned . Heliod will make things bigger and bigger as we gain life, which may help us with a combat win, which is all Elesh norn really did, but also can stack a ton of counters on one creature to sac to Altar of Dementia . Yay mill wins!

Cavalier of Dawn is out for Skyclave Apparition . Apparition was a great suggestion by muddbones and is more abusable than Cavalier. Lowers the cmc curve, and I am not going to miss the possible enchantment recurral. We got that covered.

Odric, Lunarch Marshal is out for Mardu Woe-Reaper . Odric helps with combat wins, but Akroma's Will does it better, and doubles as protection. I hardly ever swing for the win anyways, and the reaper is another cheap creature, and it’s ability will be triggered by ever zombie God-Eternal Oketra makes. Should keep graveyards nice and empty and help against decks that rely on them being filled. Did I mention it gains us LIFE too? Sweet card.

Return to Dust was dropped for Suture Priest . I keep going back and forth with Return... I’ll probably find another spot for it, since I’m a but light on non-creature removal anyways, but for now I wanted more Soul Warden effects. The bonus damage to opponents is nice too.

Austere Command and a Plains were dropped for Ancient Den and Flagstones of Trokair . Den is mostly for turning on Inventors' Fair to tutor out a win, and flagstones synergizes really well with Lotus Field .

Still thinking about adding Test of Endurance or Felidar Sovereign but not sure where. Let me know what y’all think of the changes.

DevoMelvminster on Bounce and Ye Shall Be Healed

3 weeks ago

Better yet; with Cloudstone Curio out, the zombie token God-Eternal Oketra makes upon casting, say, Whitemane Lion will bounce Skyclave Apparition , and then the lion can bounce itself. Leaving you ready to do it all again for 5 mana... 3 with any of the cost reducers.

I like it more and more.

DevoMelvminster on Bounce and Ye Shall Be Healed

3 weeks ago

Skyclave Apparition + bounce sounds like a cool repeatable removal. It’s cheaper, but a little clunkier than Cavalier of Dawn . I may try it out!

Kelvin-escesare on Rune Storm

3 weeks ago

Seeing how many decks play a card is usually a good indicator of whether it's good or not. (You can check here http://mtgtop8.com/topcards) Apparition is played in 8% of all tournament winning Standard decks while Banishing Light only 1%.

Here's why. Imagine these two scenarios:

  1. Opponent plays Esika's Chariot , making two 2/2s. You play Banishing Light on Esika's Chariot . Your opponent kills Banishing, Esika comes back. Now they have Chariot and FOUR 2/2s.
  2. Opponent plays Esika's Chariot , making two 2/2s. You play Skyclave Apparition on Esika's Chariot . Your opponent kills Apparition. Now they have a 4/4 and two 2/2s.

See the difference? Banishing gave the opponent 2 extra cards for free. This is true for anything with an ETB effect.

Skyclave is better for 5 reasons:

  1. Until it's killed Apparition is a threat or blocker
  2. Even if it's killed, a X/X token is much worse than a CMC X card (example: Lovestruck Beast becomes 3/3)
  3. Apparition doesn't retrigger ETB effects
  4. Because of 1 and 2, Apparition can be blinked profitably with effects like Yorion (whereas there's no point blinking Banishing)
  5. Incarnation tutors Apparition

The only downside is Apparition can't hit 5+ CMC but those 5 points greatly outweigh this.

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