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Creature — Spirit Pirate
Flash (You may cast this spell at any time you could cast an instant.)
: Draw a card.
Spectral Sailor Discussion
13 hours ago
(Disclaimer: My first post, so let me know if I need to make edits.)
Could anyone provide some feedback on my two decks? I’m getting back into this after 15 years. Yay. For now this is just for casual play. I don’t mind spending a few dollars, just not many dollars. Thanks for stopping by and for any and all help!
5 days ago
Your manabase is super clunky. Losing turns to it in a tempo shell hurts-it feels like there needs to be a shift in focus- either dedicating to midrange value spells, or tempo, or grindy hand disruption.
Second, plan a sideboard- sure with burn all over the meta, mainboard lifegain is cool, but its important to know what you are replacing it with in other matchups. I also don't feel you have enough ETB value for Dramatic Rescue . If it was a Soulherder etb value list, perhaps.
If you want to play a budget tempo list, focus in on one colour for your interaction package- all blue, all white, or all black. This will let you run a bunch of monocolour snow lands and fixing. Without aether vial, you will want to run a higher proportion of 1 drops- blue for Spectral Sailor and Mausoleum Wanderer .
If you want to play budget midrange value, focus on going to two colours. Either U/W permission or U/B(w) unearth value. Playing unearth at instant speed is pretty good when its targeting a Spell Queller . That said, you will need mana fixing, and the cheap reliable way to do that is mostly mana rocks. This can be less than perfect.
If you want to play grindy, go mono-black in spells, play a lot of symetrical discard, and build your spirits into 'amazing topdecks', either through res value or Spectral Sailor card-draw.
2 weeks ago
I think you should define the route you plan to take the deck. Two ways I can see building would be to play Control, OR play aggressive fliers. Melding the two might make it harder to achieve what you're going for. With that being said, I have a few suggestions:
If going the aggressive fliers route, I would definitely be sure to include cards such as Healer's Hawk , Faerie Miscreant , Hanged Executioner and Spectral Sailor . The value these add is pretty good on their own, and combo with your "lords" or anthem effects of Empyrean Eagle and Sephara, Sky's Blade . Casting Sephara, Sky's Blade for 1 mana is the main goal in this style of build, and packing the deck full of cheap fliers is your best chance of success. Consider cards like Winged Words and Rally of Wings to keep up the pressure. On my profile I have an example of this type of build intended to be budget for playing in paper if you need some inspiration.
If planning to play a more control route, I would focus more on playing counter magic. Cards like Absorb , Negate , and Essence Capture all help you proactively stay ahead on board, allowing you to slowly get in chip damage over time. Cards like Teferi, Time Raveler , Narset, Parter of Veils and Hushbringer serve to hinder your opponent's ability to interact with your game plan as well. I would ditch some of the lower curve plays such as Healer's Hawk and Faerie Miscreant in favor of Pteramander and Spectral Sailor . The later two provide you with something to do with your mana on your opponents turn, as in this control shell you would be ideally be holding up mana for counter spells. Now to finish off the game, you would ideally like to play something you opponent will have a hard time stopping. Cutting Sephara, Sky's Blade in favor of Angel of Grace or Dream Eater will allow you to hold up mana to flash a creature in on your opponents turn, and effectively provide the same benefits that Sephara, Sky's Blade would at a discounted mana cost. In this style of build, prioritize removal such as Prison Realm over anthem effects as they will provide less of an overall benefit to the strategy.
I hope this helps guide your deck building into a more focused direction. Let me know if you need any more help!
3 weeks ago
Hey MrBoombastic thanks for the feedback!
Taking on board what you've said here's what I'm thinking:
- Bin off the Folio of Fancies and Narset, Parter of Veils combo (maybe put Narset in the side cause she does some helpful stuff).
- Put Syr Elenora, the Discerning into the main board.
- Move the Finale of Revelation into the side.
- Add in some more low CMC creatures to the main, I'm thinking like: Spectral Sailor , Brineborn Cutthroat or Faerie Vandal
- Remove Vantress Gargoyle
- Find a way to get some creature interaction in there, thinkning along the lines of Unsummon or Callous Dismissal .
Love to hear some thoughts!
1 month ago
Hello! Just wondering what are the reasonings of the 3x and 2x instead of 4x in some of your creatures (like Brazen Borrower and Spectral Sailor )? Faerie Vandal may not be as good as those if you want to play at flash speed because you'd use the card draw spells in your opponent's turn, which would rarely add up to 2 draws. I like the list and the main idea :) hopefully there will be space for mono-blue tempo in standard because the deck is a lot of fun! Have you tried it out?
1 month ago
Hey, nice start. If fliers are the direction you're going my advice is to look at Edric decks for more inspiration. Many Edric strategies use little fliers and unblockable creatures to draw cards and cast extra turn spells. You could do similar; little fliers to draw cards and untap your lands for ramp or mana for repeatable mana sinks that you can use at instant speed.
Cards within the budget to consider adding:
- Aven Mindcensor : very good in multiplayer Commander.
- Luminarch Ascension : mana sink, can activate it fast in multiplayer Commander.
- Jenara, Asura of War : mana sink.
- Spectral Sailor : mana sink.
- Faerie Seer
- Cloud of Faeries
- Siren Stormtamer
- Windborn Muse
- Remorseful Cleric
Cards to consider cutting:
- Battle Screech
- Migratory Route
- Bower Passage
- Beguiler of Wills
- Galecaster Colossus
- Azami, Lady of Scrolls
- Secure the Wastes
- Sage Owl
1 month ago
If your budget is $250, you have quite a bit of room for upgrades, though I won't fault you for saving some money. If you were to upgrade that far I'd make these changes:
1 month ago
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