|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Printings View all
|Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2)||Rare|
|New Phyrexia (NPH)||Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||None|
Combos Browse all
Artifact Creature — Horror
: Change a target of target spell or ability to Spellskite. ( may be paid for with either or 2 life.)
|Have (7)||robbnoble , Luckeyawesome , miracle , , lorddarkstar , Thunderbeard , Mortiferus_Rosa|
|Want (7)||801Hellfire , rapha_seraph , mtc131 , PhantomMTG , metalriders , Korimax , sonnet666|
1 day ago
Here are some maybeboard suggestions: Lands: Field of the Dead - With all of the land recursion, it seems like this would generate a lot of value. You could get 2 2/2 zombies off of a fetch land. Plus, as I'm writing this TCGPlayer has it for $1.50.
Creatures: There are two creatures in the deck that I think have good recursive value, but are my least favorite in the decklist. I would replace either Reef Worm (doesn't do anything when it hits the battlefield, can be exiled), or Phantasmal Image (depends on another creature on the battlefield.) Consider these two as they're synergystic to a degree: Arcum Dagsson - Baleful Strix , Wurmcoil Engine , and Spellskite are all targetable by this dude. He can fetch any of your noncreature artifacts. TCGPlayer has it for $13.00. Corpse Connoisseur - Recursive Entomb . <$0.50.
Enchantments: Figure out a way to include Secrets of the Dead .
1 week ago
Outstanding deck Sjorpha! I don't know if you're still trying to keep it up to date, but I'll still make a few suggestion for the sake of discussion and getting your opinion. My deck is also a bit more budget minded so my suggestions might also reflect that...
You are right that Behind the Scenes and skulk gives these Doran decks and alike a whole new dimension. I also thought that Vigilance could be equally powerful. Imagine being able to attack, block and then use convoke? Maybe something like Brave the Sands ?
How about Forbidding Watchtower for some land tech?
Did you notice Arboreal Grazer could be a potentially advantageous replacement or doubling for Birds of Paradise ? Bigger body and his ramp, although lost if you skip a land drop, 1) doesn't precludes you to attack, 2) survives the body and 3) he counts double to Chord of Calling .
Also would you consider Jeskai Barricade a good option to avoid a spot removal? It lets you replay Treefolk Harbinger or an eventual Arboreal Grazer . Unlike Selfless Spirit or Spellskite you can keep it in hand. And since you have 2 Assault Formation it might attack if its needed.
And what do you think of Tangle Angler ? This ugly thing could be a two turn clock alternative win con and a repeatable removal.
1 week ago
Fatal Push, Underground River, and Mental Misstep are under $5 dollars, so I'm not going to give replacements on those, but for Ancient Tomb , City of Traitors , Glimmervoid , Inkmoth Nexus , Mox Opal , and Mox Diamond , I'd replace those with 3 Islands and a Swamp and add a River of Tears and Spire of Industry .
For Force of Will , I'd use Steel Sabotage , it acts as an occasional counter and protection for your artifacts if you bounce them in response to removal, or to reuse them in case of Renaming a new card with Revoker or getting another cast trigger on Sai, etc.
1 week ago
Sorry, allow me to clarify; I have most of the deck, minus some of the more expensive pieces, specifically:
Those are the ones I know off of memory that aren't in my collection, or are above 5$ that I don't have. Steel Overseer getting reprinted makes it easier to get a hold of it.
1 week ago
I've seen people say that Animar doesn't need the extra protection that Painter's Servant provides against spot removal because it having protection from white and black covers the colors with the best spot removal. When I thought about it though, even if white and black have the best spot removal, those colors only make (at most) half of the spot removal used in cEDH. Being able to provide solid protection for Animar on a cheap creature body (that only needs generic mana to boot!) is great.
I've seen other comments say that the slot is better used for Veil of Summer since the veil can also protect your combo from counterspells, which is a good point. Painter's Servant is also limited in that it only protects Animar and not any of your other combo creatures like Spellskite . That being said, Animar is the most important creature to keep on the field so that the deck's combo lines actually work. If a combo piece is countered you still have the chance to go for another combo line as long as Animar is still around. Painter's Servant is also an easy to cast cheap creature that fits perfectly into the early game curve that Animar decks want to play, and it being able to make Animar unblockable makes Animar's Plan D "Swing at my opponent's face with a massive Animar" more viable in a format where more creatures are being played because of Tymna.
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
Ok, so I'm disappointed about Paradox Engine being banned and the effect that's going to have on a number of established competitive decks.
That being said, SWEET! I've been hoping that they would unban Painter's Servant for years now! It's essentially a second Spellskite for Animar that also makes Animar unblockable. Now it's not just Duel Commander Animar decks that get to have all the fun.
Painter's Servant opens up a variety of other options for other decks too. Mono Green gets to abuse Lifeforce and improve the viability of cards like Autumn's Veil and Veil of Summer . Mono black has Deathgrip . Lifeforce is probably the better card because it shuts down a number of dangerous black cards on its own, and might now find a home in Yisan, the Wanderer Bard decks since Yisan can tutor up the Servant to help Lifeforce lock down cards that get past its stax pieces. And, of course, the Servant also opens up the ability to pick opponents off with Grindstone .
Spellskite occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.12%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%