Tine Shrike

Tine Shrike

Creature — Bird

Flying

Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

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Tine Shrike Discussion

Mortlocke on New hubs to be added

4 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

Mortlocke on The Song of Phyresis

2 years ago

bushido_man96, thank you so much for the feedback!

  1. I'm trying to figure out what shade of orange would be best, because the page's "theme color" is burnt orange, specifically hex #cc5500. It's a good color, but in my opinion it shouldn't be all over the page. I want to stick with white for the words - maybe make the letters "off" white? Specifically - White Smoke #f5f5f5 (slightly darker) or Gainsboro #dccdc (which is slightly brighter-ish). What do you think?

  2. I've considered Champion of Lambholt in the past, but my inner Vorthos just kept screaming "She doesn't fit the aesthetic of Phyrexia!". Which has been the primary limiting factor on all my decks. I do agree with you that it's a great card that does fit the Stax subtheme. I'll have to see if I can get ahold of one in a trade to give it a try. What would you cut for it?

  3. I was so excited that I actually pre-ordered one off of Card Kingdom for $5. Turns out there was a price drop down to about $3. But warning - there's a $3 Shipping and Handling fee.

MrXilas, thanks for the comment and +1, onward to your comments.

  1. Tainted Strike does seem a bit niche in it's use, but i've had better success with it by playing it on other players' creatures. Typically what would happen during a game is that my infect sources would get removed early on, and I won't be able to deal infect combat damage to the entire table (usually 1 or 2 players get infected before i'm stopped). But, when a player is swinging in with a 5/5 or more for a "harmless" bit of damage to get a trigger or a get a bargain on a deal that's when this little instant shines.

I do like the suggestion of Unnatural Predation especially though, as it pleases my inner Vorthos. I'll consider it, but for now Tainted Strike just gives me so much value.

  1. I've never heard of Elephant Grass - that's a really cool enchantment. Originally, this deck had a build that ran Propaganda , Norn's Annex , Crawlspace , and Ghostly Prison . But eventually I moved away from that position because Infect draws so much hate that players typically find a way to circumvent my pillow fort tactics.

You're right about Priests of Norn though, it's really just there as another decent infect source. Personally, i'd prefer just a better mono-white infect creature. Maybe one with evasion at a decent cost. Tine Shrike is just a piece of common hot garbage. Wish we could get a color shifted white Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon at a lower cost with only some evasion or something.

p.s. I also love Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker . Didn't know she existed either. She's very much in the same boat as the previously mentioned Champion of Lambholt - excellent card that I could use, but doesn't fit the aesthetic of Phyrexia. Still, if I see one for trade i'll definitely scoop it up. Thank you for the suggestions!

PhyrexianVenom on Perfection.

3 years ago

Promotheus

Thx for suggestion, but I think that Tine Shrike has not enough value to it.

BrandonNass on

3 years ago

I also removed Tine Shrike and Shriek Raptor. They are high costed for their damage, but they have flying. Not sure if I should keep them in or not.

Grind on Bunch 'o' Birbs (XTREME $UB $30)

4 years ago

Jazal Goldmane, although not a bird, could be a wincon for your go-wide strategy.
also the new Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker is a bird! you could run it in the 99.
also Commander Eesha is a bird and unblockable and can block without dying.
also Tine Shrike looks kind of underwhelming if you don't really go in on the infect thing.
i think Beacon Hawk is cool.
you do have blue so Arcane Denial could help you out.

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