Spectral Sailor

Spectral Sailor

Creature — Spirit Pirate

Flash (You may cast this spell at any time you could cast an instant.)


: Draw a card.

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2020 (M20) Uncommon

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

Spectral Sailor Discussion

GoblinElectromancer on Ninja Unite

2 days ago

I would definitely play discard such as Inquisition of Kozilek or Thoughtseize. Maybe cut the Void Shatters for Remands. A copy of Dismember for removal could be good. I would take out the Elixir of Immortality and Whispersilk Cloak. Gaining 5 life for isn't worth it and Whispersilk Cloak can stop some of your creatures from being ninjutsued. Even though it gives unblock able their are just better cards to play. You could include fairies by putting in Brazen Borrower and Spellstutter Sprite. Umezawa's Charm is kinda weak. Maybe play some Spectral Sailors instead. For land take out the Dismal Backwaters and Sunken Hollow and replace them with Darkslick Shoress and Watery Graves.

Good Luck!

TheManaForge on Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy

4 days ago

Also can run Thrasios, Triton Hero,Spectral Sailor,Laboratory Maniac, and Jace, Wielder of Mysteries to have as an alternate win con if you feel like cheesing the pod with Basalt Monolith

Magnanimous on Burn. Sleep. Counter. Repeat.

2 weeks ago

Why Sprite Dragon out of all the options you have to pressure an opponent in this kind of deck. Have you considered Lightning Stormkin and/or Stormchaser Mage with Wizard's Retort and Wizard's Lightning, Brineborn Cutthroat, Grim Lavamancer, Spectral Sailor, Sea-Dasher Octopus, or Pteramander? Does the deck need Anger of the Gods or does the burn take care of creatures well enough?

I'm curious how well Light Up the Stage fits. It's an instant speed deck for the most part with some burn and creatures to activate it, but hitting Remand and Ral, Storm Conduit for example would be useless. Thunderous Wrath seems amazing when it hits but is that good enough to balance out the times it just sits in your hand? I'd prefer something like Searing Blaze, which seems to be perfect for the deck. Chart a Course also seems nice, but it's sorcery speed which sucks. Have you thought of using Curious Obsession?

Mj3913 on Isperia's Super Budget Flying Circus

3 weeks ago

multimedia thanks for the in depth feedback, I will test/implement some of the changes. I had noticed the lack of mana sinks available save for Spectral Sailor really, but to no end really save maybe to combo with Atemsis, All-Seeing's wincon. Curse of the Swine is the only X spell available. Somehow I must have overlooked it or all the options ended up being cut perhaps.

As for a token strategy I considered it but alot of the go wide strategy cards are a bit pricey. That being said I may opt for a token strategy in the 'No Budget Limit' edition. So in the end I think we'll lose Deadeye and go from there. It will leave a bit of room in the budget to add/upgrade other things, like you said.

ScionsStillLive on Pirate Party

3 weeks ago

Why not Spectral Sailor instead of something like Fathom Fleet Cutthroat?

Murphy77 on Dimir Flash M

4 weeks ago

Thanks moxxem, I hadn't considered Lochmere Serpent and it fits right in. I had not considered Spectral Sailor merely because of the high cost of card draw, but it is a possible alternative. Yes - I was a bit worried about Omen of the Dead and Dirge Bat, which never really seemed to fit in, but having gone with a Dimir theme, having a cheap black card that returns creatures from the grave and provides some added black in the deck to keep it more balanced just seemed to help.

moxxem on Dimir Flash M

4 weeks ago

I would recommend few options here. First of all, I would suggest Spectral Sailor over Faerie Duelist as it is cheaper and more effective (draws cards) flyer. Also I suggest to cut Riptide Turtle and Omen of the Dead for 2 copies of Lochmere Serpent because as I see your deck is more about aggro, 1 more copy of Brineborn Cutthroat, and more counterspells. Just one word about each suggested card: Lochmere Serpent - a wonderful finisher which becomes unblockable for just 1 mana and could be returned from graveyard to hand for only 2 mana! This abilities helped me to win when I was playing some similar deck. Brineborn Cutthroat is actually the key card in the deck as it will grow very fast in this deck.

MrBoombastic on bant enchantments

4 weeks ago

I'd go for Starlit Mantle, if you feel like you miss a protection effect, as it is also an enchantment.

First thing I'd do though, is to find out what you want the deck to do. Is it aggro/beatdown, more midrangey/grindy, control etc.? Right now the deck is kinda all over the place. Many of the cards seem to be here only because they are strong enchantments, not because they have good synergy with the rest of the deck. An aura deck is heavily based on synergy. Standard lacks cards like

  • Kiora Bests the Sea God is a very strong card, but it seems way too slow here and lacks synergy.

  • Colossification is a bad card. Don't play it.

  • Shark Typhoon is also an awkward fit. From what I've seen, it works best in control or cycling shells. Same goes for Ominous Seas and Omen of the Sea.

  • Primal Empathy is a cool card. I've wanted to build something with it myself, but I don't know if it's actually playable in constructed. It needs for itself AND a creature to stay in play for a whole turn before it does anything. That's risky.

  • Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath is also an amazing card, but again doesn't fit the deck. If you want creatures to enchant, you don't want ones that go straight to the yard and will stay there for a while.

  • Hypnotic Sprite isn't a great creature. Either side is pretty mediocre. Being a fairly cheap flier is okay, but the cost is quite restrictive and I'm sure you can find better. The counter side is too situational and this doesn't look like a deck that wants to keep mana open for a potential counter.

The way I see it, you can go one of two ways:

  1. An aura deck that plays small dudes and quickly beefs them up ala GW Auras. For that to work you need to lower the curve with synergistic creatures like the full 4x Alseid of Life's Bounty, Transcendent Envoy and Spectral Sailor. Sailor is an evasive 1-drop, which makes Staggering Insight A LOT better. Also go way heavier on the cheap auras, 4x All That Glitters etc. You might want to look at the GW Auras deck for inspiration.

  2. Take out the creature + auras package and make a more traditional bant control deck, that plays some big enchantmens like Kiora Bests the Sea God and/or Shark Typhoon as finishers.

Hope that helps.

Good luck brewing.

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