|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Magic Game Night (GNT)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2018 (C18)||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors (DDU)||None|
|Magic Origins (ORI)||Uncommon|
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Creature — Human Rogue
When Whirler Rogue enters the battlefield, create two 1/1 colorless Thopter artifact creature tokens with flying.
Tap two untapped artifacts you control: Target creature can't be blocked this turn.
Whirler Rogue Discussion
4 weeks ago
There are plenty of other game-winning combos you can put in this deck, for sure.
There's the Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter combo which only costs around $15 right now and can win with the Aetherflux Reservoir , Grapeshot , or Brain Freeze cards you already have in your deck.
For around $15, you could also add the Ashnod's Altar + Nim Deathmantle combo to generate infinite mana. You'd need to add a creature who makes more than 1 token on ETB, like Maverick Thopterist , Myr Battlesphere , and Whirler Rogue , which are possibly solid adds regardless of combo efficacy.
If you're looking for something cheaper, there's always Ghostly Flicker + Naru Meha, Master Wizard and a card with a game-winning ETB like Viashino Pyromancer , Halimar Excavator , or Sunscorched Desert . You can get all of these cards for under $2 total.
Also Dualcaster Mage + Twinflame to make infinite creatures with haste and swing to win, still super cheap. Dualcaster also can be used in place of Naru Meha above.
2 months ago
Have you thought about Hardened Scales ? It seems like a better way to consistently add more counters to your creatures if that’s what you’re going for, and in the same vein Pir, Imaginative Rascal helps. Personally I’d put them in over one-shot effects like Hunting Triad . Also, Contagion Engine and Doubling Season are both very good value engines here, with the engine providing the added bonus of eventually removing opponent’s creatures. On top of that you can proliferate experience counters, so things like Karn's Bastion could be very potent. Personally, I think that Spawnwrithe , Whirler Rogue and Patagia Viper could easily be replaced by these effects. Also, have you considered running Chain of Vapor instead of or alongside Sidisi's Faithful ? It gives you the added benefit of permanent bounce and possibly putting your opponents a land behind if they choose to retaliate. Finally, Birds of Paradise could definitely replace Arbor Elf because you aren’t running things like Utopia Sprawl , so the color fixing and flying creature far outweigh the elf creature type for Priest of Titania . Sorry for the long message, just got a lot of ideas all at once. Good luck in the league, I’m playing Kami of the Crescent Moon as of now!
2 months ago
- I don't know what the win-con is precisely. It isn't clear.
- I see an Emrakul and Cyclonic Rift , but beyond that, I see nothing that is game winning.
- The strategy is indiscernible.
Lot of 0-drops, low draw, token spam, and control, but nothing that leads up to a game changer or really synergizes effectively.
While playtesting your deck, I found myself out of cards and getting dead draws a lot.
Most of the time, I would get a good board by turn 6 or 7, under the assumption my opponents left my board alone and didn't kill me by that point.
So I must say, I really do think you need to narrow down the strategy, because so far, it's hard to tell if this is tempo control or battle cruiser.
If you want tempo, definitely find ways to generate as many tokens as possible. Whirler Rogue and Myr Battlesphere are good for that, especially if you decide to use bouncers like Deadeye Navigator or spells like Displace . (Deadeye can kinda go infinite in some situations)
- If you're going for a battle cruiser, Metalwork Colossus , Traxos, Scourge of Kroog , and Darksteel Colossus are definitely viable options.
If you want Stax, well then you're going to need to make a completely different kind of deck.
A description would definitely aid people in figuring out what your deck is supposed to do.
Good luck with the brew.
3 months ago
Hey, you're welcome.
Consider expanding on your win conditions with Brago?
Strionic Resonator is a combo with Brago; targeting Brago's blink trigger on the stack and copying it gives you unlimited blink. You can blink Resonator with Brago which untaps it. You also need a combination of mana rocks ( Sol Ring , Monolith, etc.) or ways to untap lands ( Cloud of Faeries or Drake). These need to be blinked to untap mana rocks or lands to make at least to continually copy Brago's blink trigger with Resonator. Add Reality Acid or Spine of Ish Sah to this combo to destroy all your opponents permanents. Add Whirler Rogue to make unlimited Thopter tokens on your turn. Add Hierophant's Chalice as an real win condition to make each opponent, one at a time, lose all life and you gain as much life.
You don't have to use the Resonator and Brago combo as a win condition it can just be used to generate a ton of value on your turn since you can blink so many different nonland permanents. You break the combo by not copying Brago's blink trigger with Resonator. Tribute Mage has many artifacts to tutor for which is helpful with blink. Best of all it can get Strionic Resonator , but also Swiftfoot Boots , Prism, a Wellspring, etc.
4 months ago
4 months ago
I gotta admit, playing my Brago list has indeed been fun. Somehow Reflector Mage seemed to slide under my radar though, and I'm glad I saw this to remind me. My group is a bit more on the competitive side these days and I'm working with this list here: Brago, Friends For Stax (BFFs), if you want to check it out.
Whirler Rogue is definitely something I recommend. The token generation part is nifty, but the fact he can make Brago unblockable to guarantee proccing the trigger can be huge sometimes, and it's an inexpensive add.
4 months ago
5 months ago
I mean any artifact creature that makes more artifacts for you is a good option.
Myr Battlesphere is effectively just a 3 drop since it make 4 Myr tokens when it comes into play.
Whirler Rogue is another case of this that costs 2 less since it makes Thopters on entry.
Lux Cannon Combos really well with Unwinding clock to help you pop off a permanent every turn.
Zero cost artifact creatures will pretty much serve as a Mox Sapphire for your spells.
Also Clock of Omens serves as an extra Unwinding clock even if it is a little worse.
Whirler Rogue occurrence in decks from the last year
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