Tine Shrike

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vintage Legal

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.)

lhetrick13 on Need help pls (too many cards)

2 months ago

RedTrashMammal - I am going to echo DreadKhan here and state that unless it is a crucial piece of the deck, avoid high CMC cost like the plague for Modern. You have access to soooo many cards that most decks will just run circles around you by turn 6-7. Most lifegain themed decks revolve around low cost creatures that get pumped when you gain life or have excess life and this should likely be your focus. Creatures like Voice of the Blessed, Righteous Valkyrie, Archangel of Thune, Resplendent Angel, etc are some of the ones that come to mind when I think lifegain.

Just looking at your creatures some seem out of place considering you say this is a lifegain deck. Tine Shrike, Rustwing Falcon, Makindi Patrol, Makindi Aeronaut, Fortified Rampart, Expedition Envoy...none of these creatures have any lifegain synergy and could be ether dropped or replaced. The same is true with many of your instants/sorceries, enchantments. They are not bad cards just not optimized for what you said you are trying to accomplish.

If you do cut down the deck, make sure you cut down your lands as well. You will likely need 21-24 depending on the average CMC of the deck but pulling some of those means less overall cards you need to drop :)

Good luck and happy brewing!

TheoryCrafter on First Time commander monowhite

2 months ago

You have a pretty good start here. Among the monowhite creatures with infect you still need are Lost Leonin and Tine Shrike

One issue with decks relying on poison counters for the victory is cards which can prevent them including, but not limited to, Melira, Sylvok Outcast and Solemnity. These can be dealt with cards including, but not limited to, Invoke the Divine and Revoke Existence. Elish Norn should be enough to keep Melira off the battlefield. Leeches (which would also coordinate alright with Phyrexian Unlife) could do damage to an opponent if they already have poison counters and you're unable to remove those cards.

I'll be adding more later. Happy Hunting!

Mortlocke on New hubs to be added

1 year 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

3 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!

ErebosMortuus on Perfection.

4 years ago

Promotheus

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

BrandonNass on

4 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.

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