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Creature — Spirit
When Spell Queller enters the battlefield, exile target spell with converted mana cost 4 or less.
When Spell Queller leaves the battlefield, the exiled card's owner may cast that card without paying its mana cost.
Spell Queller Discussion
3 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.
1 month ago
If you want to beat TRON as a COCO deck, generally your sideboard somewhat has to tuned for it to beat it cleanly, which with the banning of Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis should make it easier to attack TRON more easily and open more slot to. Because game ones......are pretty rough for any CoCo based deck against tron....that's just how it is.
But if you're adamant of having a fringe on tron and certain other matchups G1 you can always swap Path to Exile for Force of Negation . Hits Early Expedition Map , Ancient Stirrings , tap-out Oblivion Stone s. Since it's their non-creature spells usually that beat you.
Then you can build your sideboard accordingly to what you want to attack and not want to lose to.....WINK WINK G Tron.
Good stuff! 1+ from me!
1 month ago
Very nice deck you got there. Please, allow me to give some input as a fellow cEDH player. First off, I see all stax cards in your deck there is but very few removals. Hence, I kindly would like to share some input on balancing the decks versatility.
Copperhorn Scout doesn't fly, is likely to die and doesn't add much to the deck since you already get to untap with your commander. I would rather suggest to instead add some removal in the form of Ulvenwald Tracker , which adds tremendous values combined with all the untaps
Ethersworn Canonist chances are that your opponents won't play a lot of spells due to Winter Orb ect... and you already got the best one of all ( Eidolon of Rhetoric ), therefore I would rather swap it for some better hate in cEDH which would be Spirit of the Labyrinth
Vryn Wingmare same goes here. I wouldn't play any stax pieces with CMC 3 or higher (too slow and you get better effects for same CMC). For 3 CMC can get Recruiter of the Guard , Eternal Witness , Knight of the Reliquary , Knight of Autumn , Banisher Priest / Fiend Hunter . Note: In your case I would go for removal effects, since you have only Gilded Drake . A Yisan deck would crush yours since it is not affected by stax (since it's a stax deck as well) and would tutor Ulvenwald Tracker and kill all your flyers and dorks.
Archon of Valor's Reach I think this is a classic win-more card which you don't really need to win the game. An alternative would be Gaddock Teeg . However, if you insist on having a high CMC mana drop that completely destroys the game board in your favor, I would like to introduce Willbreaker
Utopia Sprawl / Wild Growth : Since you are a creature deck I would much rather play the remaining mana dorks in order to have more hitters for untap triggers but more importantly, to not be affected by your own stax. Remaining dorks are: Boreal Druid , Priest of Titania ,
Nature's Claim since you are a creature deck and you will be slowing down the game tremendously, I strongly believe that Aura Shards is a better option to go with. It is recurrent and you are very light on removal. What can you do against a Cursed Totem or Humility ?
Tangle Wire I believe you don't really need this stax piece. It's one of the weakest and only holds up a very short time. Instead try for example Nature's Will - this has proven to be quite devastating. Or Living Plane if you seek to lock out all lands of your opponents together with Linvala, Keeper of Silence
Cyclonic Rift seems fine but could also be a win-more card. I presume you would cast this very late in the game and only as an emergency for 2 CMC. Hence, you can ask yourself if this card is really needed to win or if you perhaps would rather have another card that helps to set you up in the early game. I.e. Sylvan Tutor / Fauna Shaman ect...
I hope this was insightful to you. And no, I am not playing Derevi myself ;) But I do actually play a lot against it.
1 month ago
I am Jenara player from Leviathan Commander (30hp format). You should def. include Spell Queller as he's amazing tempo creature.
Feel free to check my list. I am open for solid discussion with experienced Jenara player.
1 month ago
Spell Queller is good if you want to play tempo and awful if you want to beat control. Translation: It's amazing against Tron (especially if you snag a Karn or Oblivion Stone ), but awful against UW Control and Jund. They can remove it easily, and when they do they get the double-whammy of the 2nd card. I figured this out a few months ago when testing a modern Esper blade deck.
Don't play Squadron Hawk . That card is a standard-caliber card. Hot garbage on a good day. There are better value cards out there.
1 month ago
UW tempo with Spell Queller amd sfm package seems very strong
1 month ago
First of all, excuse my english. Now that ultra aggressive graveyard strategies are gone (the remaining ones will probably loose a turn) combos don't have to be so fast, so we can expect to see combos like Urza, Saheeli copycat, Devoted druid, Primeval Titans... Plus Stoneforge Mystic is a bad card against combo by itself, so Tron and various combo decks are happy about this changes. Tron's most favorable match-up is probably midrange, and yeah it's hard to beat them, but to me, as a midrange player there is two possible choices : either drop the tron matchup and save your deck for every other MU (that's dangerous right now) or fight it hard. I can be wrong but to me the best two type of deck for sfm are UWx and BWx because you have either reactive counterspells or proactive discard spells. With your deck you don't have that many counterspells and no discard so the best option with that kind of deck is probably hate cards. Prevent fetching effects, increase their mana cost and win that tempo battle with the help of Spell Queller .
Strictly 3cmc aggressive creatures like Mirran Crusader is probably overkill or underperforming. I think you better have a split with Geist of Saint Traft in that slot. It is a bit less damages but it dodges lightning bolt. Value cards are probably better if the format warps into grindy games. I do like Knight of the Reliquary or Tireless Tracker more than Mirran Crusader . Even if KotR is probably too slow for tron, it allows you to fetch for Field of Ruin turn 3 and turn 4 to ruin its plan.
And now for the swords, I understand the plan with Mirran Crusader with Sword of War and Peace for a turn 4 kill but don't the Sword of Fire and Ice do more of less the same job ? For the life gain you better have Batterskull than that. To me Sword of Feast and Famine is an easy include here. It allows you to detap your land to save for some Spell Queller shenanigans and is hard value against combo and control.
I played WB Stoneblade in legacy until the Deathrite Shaman ban and now am excited about a modern version. I will start by testing 4 Stoneforge Mystic with Sword of Fire and Ice , Sword of Feast and Famine and a Batterskull .
1 month ago
@Ouros: To be fair, most decks have a hard time against Tron, that's what makes it so strong: It's not easy to counter / or you're too slow.
Thanks for you input.
Spell Queller occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.16%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%