Splicer's Skill

Splicer's Skill

Sorcery

Create a 3/3 colourless Golem artifact creature token.

Splice onto instant or sorcery (As you cast an instant or sorcery spell, you may reveal this card from your hand and pay its splice cost. If you do, add this card's effects to that spell.)

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Splicer's Skill Discussion

Mortlocke on New hubs to be added

3 months ago

Hello legendofa,

I propose a new hub to be added: Phyrexian. During Modern Horizons 2, 225 creatures were retconned into having the Phyrexian creature subtype to join Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider . Additionally, there were a smattering of Enchantments, Artifacts and etc that ether have the Phyrexian subtype or create creature tokens that do. Thanks to this retcon I now have a deck that has a Phyrexian tribal theme. For your reference, below is a full list of spells that were affected by WotC's Phyrexian errata.

Source: https://mtg.fandom.com/wiki/Phyrexian

Sultai_Sir on Ink-Treader Nephilim EDH

1 year ago

Hey,Sully13! I love this deck! Ink-Treader Nephilim is a crazy general, like a Zada on steroids. Here are some recommendations:

Willbreaker: Yoink!

Word of Seizing: Do you want an uncounterable, instant-speed Insurrection? Of course you do!

Pongify, Crib Swap, Beast Within, and friends: While Ink-Treader Nephilim makes all removal targeting it a board wipe, we want creatures on the board to get that crazy value, so these give everyone some dinky monkeys or lizards to draw 20 cards off of with a Stun after a board wipe!

Verdant Confluence: Get all those pesky lands out of your deck, cards out of your graveyard, and permanently pump up your army! Choose the counter mode once, and the land or recursion mode once or twice, depending on how much you need them. Plus the art is amazing.

Splicer's Skill: For just 5-7 mana, create an exponentially growing army! Splice this doozy of a card onto one of your cantrips, and create a golem for each creature on the battlefield.

Hope this helps, and happy tapping!

Sultai_Sir on Ink Treader Nephilim

1 year ago

Hey,Sully13! I love this deck! Ink-Treader Nephilim is a crazy general, like a Zada on steroids. Here are some recommendations:

Debt of Loyalty : Yoink!

Word of Seizing : Do you want an uncounterable, instant-speed Insurrection ? Of course you do!

Pongify , Crib Swap , Beast Within , and friends: While Ink-Treader Nephilim makes all removal targeting it a board wipe, we want creatures on the board to get that crazy value, so these give everyone some dinky monkeys or lizards to draw 20 cards off of with a Cerulean Wisps after a board wipe!

Verdant Confluence : Get all those pesky lands out of your deck, cards out of your graveyard, and permanently pump up your army! Choose the counter mode once, and the land or recursion mode once or twice, depending on how much you need them. Plus the art is amazing.

Splicer's Skill : For just 5-7 mana, create an exponentially growing army! Splice this doozy of a card onto one of your cantrips, and create a golem for each creature on the battlefield.

Hope this helps, and happy tapping!

Sultai_Sir on The Ink-Treader

1 year ago

Hey, Utopia! I love this deck! Ink-Treader Nephilim is a crazy general, like a Zada on steroids. Here are some recommendations:

Debt of Loyalty: Yoink all of your opponent's creatures, which makes this a much, much better Insurrection for 5 less mana!

Willbreaker: Repeatable Debt of Loyalty, assuming you have a cantrip, but more expensive.

Pongify, Crib Swap, Rapid Hybridization, and friends: While Ink-Treader Nephilim makes all removal a board wipe, we want creatures on the board, so these give everyone some dinky monkeys or lizards to draw 20 cards off of with a Niveous Wisps after a board wipe!

Verdant Confluence: Get all those pesky lands out of your deck, cards out of your graveyard, and permanently pump up your army! Choose the counter mode once, and the land or recursion mode once or twice, depending on how much you need them.

Splicer's Skill: For just 5-7 mana, create an exponentially growing army! Splice this doozy of a card onto one of your cantrips, and create a golem for each creature on the battlefield.

Hope this helps, and happy tapping!

AceVonDuck on Tazri/Zada

1 year ago

Reznorboy, super glad I didn't overdo it with my suggestions, haha. After looking through your deck again, I can actually understand the decision to include Splicer's Skill over Everdream. You've already got a lot of card draw, so a more explosive token generator seems totally reasonable. Also, Traitorous Greed definitely looks way better than Adverse Conditions. Sure it doesn't generate more tokens, but the double mana (with colors instead of colorless!!!) and the ability to untap all of your creatures and give them haste seems like a much better inclusion (especially if that lets you swing all those 3/3 golems at some poor fool ;P ). Keep it up, I can't get over how interesting this deck is, haha!

Reznorboy on Tazri/Zada

1 year ago

Thanks again for your continued input :). Also, I like more text. More chances to find what I need.

Anyway, I had put in the Maybeboard one combo that I knew about for a while but never acted on, Swell of Growth with Rain of Filth. I'll need to find room for it. However, with your addition of Enter the Unknown (it's actually perfect, seriously) the combo just gets better and more consistent. It makes the ~15 lands I have in hand during my final turn not useless.

I knew about Hundred-Talon Strike, but forgot to actually include it. I will add it but I'll want to first add more cards similar to Cerulean Wisps. (I would be playing that already if I had a copy/more use for it.)

A card I may add that is similar to Adverse Conditions is Traitorous Greed. Rather than making tokens and colorless mana, it makes double the colored mana.

I may add Splicer's Skill (but not Everdream.) (Odd choice, I know). It just feels that despite the higher mana cost, the tokens are invaluable.

Lastly, the whole protection spell thing was absolutely, completely beyond necessary. In the third game I played that day, one of my opponents played a card that gave all creatures -4/-4. I lost that game for that reason. If I had been playing a counterspell (I actually had Ajani's Presence in my hand when he played it, and the mana to do it), I would have most likely won that game as well (tragic, I know).

AceVonDuck on Tazri/Zada

1 year ago

Hmm...and it looks like now my spoiler isn't working. Alright, well, the cards were the following:

Everdream is basically an updated Evermind, but it allows you to splice onto any instant or sorcery (not just Arcane) for one extra mana than Evermind. This means you could use it in conjunction with other non-arcane spells you control, such as splicing it onto Ajani's Presence, Defiant Strike, Twinflame, etc. You could also cast it normally from your hand for the same cost as Evermind's splice cost, which might be nice if you're desperate or in dire need of card draw.

(There's only one other card that can splice onto instants or sorceries, Splicer's Skill, but it's expensive to splice and doesn't really synergize with what you're trying to do.)

Blossoming Defense: only one green mana for an instant! It could theoretically pump up your tokens enough for a lethal combat phase, depending on how many creatures you have. The main reason I brought it up though is that in quite a few situations it could be used as an alternative to your Protection cards, although you won't get the card draw or scry effects, which I assume is the primary reason for their inclusion. Similar to this card, though not as good in my opinion, is Dive Down.
Okay, so Enter the Unknown in particular really caught my eye, and is one card I would personally put in the deck, were I to purchase and assemble it to play with my own playgroup.

Comparing it to Explore, it's cheaper, but you lose the flat card draw. HOWEVER, it targets a creature, meaning if it targets Zada, every creature you control will Explore. For each Explore trigger, if the card you reveal from the top of your library is a land, you immediately put it into your hand (note, this is mandatory and doesn't count as drawing a card, which may be useful in some niche situations, such as an opponent controlling a Consecrated Sphinx or Smothering Tithe). You may then play that land (once the stack is empty) thanks to the secondary effect of being able to play an extra land this turn, same as Explore. But unlike Explore, you would get to play an extra land for every creature you control. So that's neat. However, if the card you reveal from exploring is NOT a land, the creature that the spell (or copy) is targeting immediately gets a +1/+1 counter. THEN, you may choose to either put the revealed card back on top of your library, OR into your graveyard. And then you still get to play additional lands for each copy of Enter the Unknown.

What's more, as long as you don't get rid of Elixir of Immortality, you can intentionally put revealed non-land cards that you don't desperately need into your graveyard. This gives you more opportunities to Explore (the keyword) into more lands to play, or more opportunities to buff your creatures, or it could even simply serve as library / graveyard filter.

One more card I'd like to mention in relation to Enter the Unknown is Gaea's Blessing. I don't think it would be worth including without Enter the Unknown, but if run together, could serve as a backup plan / alternative to Elixir of Immortality, since Exploring into it can immediately recover your graveyard into your library, including Gaea's Blessing itself. However, it would almost certainly be a wasted slot by itself (except to fetch Elixir of Immortality but that's still too niche), which is why I'm mentioning it here instead of in its own entry.

All in all, I honestly feel that Enter the Unknown is worth considering the most out of any of the others I've mentioned so far. That said, I don't want you to feel obligated to include it. After all, I haven't playtested the current decklist on TappedOut yet, so I have no idea if it's even a necessary inclusion. You've had a few chances to play and even win, now. It's your deck, and you know it the best, so it's totally up to you.

Crypsis doesn't really synergize with your deck since it doesn't include a card advantage (or similar) effect, but it is a way of safely swinging at opponents or reacting to a creature's targeted ability (or Crypt Rats-esque abilities) without also preventing yourself from targeting your own stuff. It also has the added benefit of untapping all of your creatures, but overall it may be too situational or non-synergistic to put it in the deck. Still, thought it was worth mentioning.
Hundred-Talon Strike: I'm sure you're aware of this card already, I just wanted to be sure. That splice cost seems really nice, considering Tazra herself, tokens made by Battle Screech or Raise the Alarm, and any copies of those you make, would all be able to pay for the splice cost, rather than having to spend mana. The downside is that it forces you to have at least one white creature to pay its splice cost, making it slightly less flexible than some other options. Still, I wanted to at least be sure you were aware of it.
Adverse Conditions is another card that still doesn't quite synergize with what you're doing, and it has CMC 4, which is expensive for your mana curve. Still, it could be simultaneous ramp and token population (of sorts). Cast this when you have a ton of creatures, targeting only Zada, and you immediately get a bunch of untapped 1/1s equal to the number of creatures you already control, which could exponentially grow your board for more Zada triggers, or you can just use them to sac for to pay for more spells.

AceVonDuck on Tazri/Zada

1 year ago

(Hah! TappedOut ate my comment. Let's try again.)

In regards to appreciating the deck, of course, haha! I absolutely adore janky and unique play styles. I get so tired of seeing the same tired deck concepts and "high salt" (according to EDHRec) cards in my playgroup, it's always super refreshing to see new, unconventional ways to play. ALSO HOOOOOOLY SHIT I JUST REALIZED HOW Rite of Replication WORKS WITH ZADA, WOOOOOW! I have no idea why that didn't click when I first saw it in the deck! If you can resolve it, that's so beautifully evil, oh my god!

Er, anyway, regaining my composure, heh. As far as the protection thing goes, it shouldn't be too much of a problem, so long as you're careful with it and only use it to wrap up your comboing or in response to a threat. Did it find solid use (or potential for use) in your matches with your group? I also had another question: is there any reason in particular that you haven't included any enchantments whatsoever? I can't help but wonder how Parallel Lives or Mana Reflection (especially considering you already have Basalt Monolith in the deck) would perform, despite their comparatively expensive CMCs to the rest of your mana curve. I realize they're both a bit pricey to purchase, but oh man, regardless, I can't help but envision Rite of Replication and Zada going off while Parallel Lives is on the field. Again, not sure if there's a specific reason you haven't included enchantments, was just wondering.

One last thing I noted upon reading the entire decklist again: unless I'm missing something, in the deck's current state, Manamorphose, Explore, and most of your token generating cards only get their "as designed" single use before you have to shuffle them back out of your graveyard with Elixir of Immortality and hope to draw them again. Am I missing anything, or is that correct?

Anyway, that's awesome to hear about the win. I'm sure the expressions on your playgroup's faces were priceless!

Here are some cards that came to mind and some others that I stumbled across:

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Anyway, that's all for me today. I'm certain there are plenty more cool or even better cards to include, but if I research any more right now, I'll likely be up all not, haha.

Congrats again on the win! Lemme know what you think of the cards I mentioned. I'll keep my eye on this deck as well as new cards for it, since I really love how silly this concept is.

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