Artifact — Equipment
Equipped creature can't be blocked and has shroud. (It can't be the target of spells or abilities.)
Equip *(: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)
|Want (7)||cubedchristian , Galvain , vaelroth , SeiRyu , CarbonFlight , Miehen , kittenmilkshake|
Printings View all
|Mystery Booster: Store Edition (MYSTOR)||Uncommon|
|Mystery Booster: Convention Edition (MYSCON)||Uncommon|
|Planechase Anthology (PCA)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2016 (C16)||Uncommon|
|Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2)||Uncommon|
|2011 Core Set (M11)||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition (DDE)||Uncommon|
|2010 Core Set (M10)||Uncommon|
|Tenth Edition (10E)||Uncommon|
Combos Browse all
- Alesha, Who Smiles at Death + Breath of Fury + Sword of Feast and Famine + Whispersilk Cloak
- Finest Hour + Rafiq of the Many + Whispersilk Cloak
- Higure, the Still Wind + Whispersilk Cloak
- Chained Throatseeker + Inquisitor's Flail + Whispersilk Cloak
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Whispersilk Cloak occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.09%
Whispersilk Cloak Discussion
6 days ago
Interesting deck! Looks very powerful for the price. I snagged Thrun for $2 after the recent reprint. I noticed you have Trailblazer's Boots. Have you tried any other unblockable effects like Rogue's Passage, Whispersilk Cloak, Suspicious Bookcase, Prowler's Helm, or Manifold Key? If you have, I'm curious how that worked out for you. I noticed you have a lot of trample effects, and wondered if you found that more useful than unblockable.
1 week ago
Hi. Great deck. I also play a Marchesa Modular deck: Marchesa Modular
The strongest suggestions I can make:
- Herald of Secret Streams mabye cut Whispersilk Cloak
- Walking Ballista not really on the budget side ;-)
- Command Tower is an auto-include
- Cauldron of Souls
If you like, take a look at my deck for additional input.
1 week ago
Avacyn out of the Helavault, backed by other angels and with a plan to destroy the world? Sounds like a fun deck! :D you've asked to keep it budget, so most of the suggestions below should cost <$1 each. I've split my advice into sections, hopefully that'll help break it down into more bite-size chunks.
CHOOSE YOUR BATTLEFIELD
It felt like you had lots of fun cards in the deck, but it's not entirely clear how all of them fit in - at the moment it feels like you're trying to do a bit of everything. It might be worth (A) choosing what direction you want to take the deck (e.g. lifegain / big angels / destroy the world), (B) what your win-con and win-con cards are going to be for A, and (C) what cards would feel awesome to draw when you're winning / terrible to draw on an empty board. Hopefully those three questions will help shape what cards you choose to add and remove :) I decided to go human-angel tribal for one of my first decks that I built (Brisela, the confused angel), and whilst it wasn't my best deck (and is definitely in need of an update), you'll notice that there aren't (m)any creatures that aren't humans or angels. (I've also build a 'destroy the world'-style Oathbreaker deck, which does funky things with boardwipes, Dingus Staff/Dingus Egg and Second Sunrise!)
Well, with a slight plan of where you want the deck to go, let's think about some things you might want to consider. I've tried to keep the advice below quite general - if you're struggling to know what to remove, then do let me know and I'm happy to offer specific suggestions.
PROTECT THE GENERAL!
I really like how you've got 'fair' "destroy all" board wipes in there, which become one-sided when Avaycn is around. However, do be careful if someone exiles Avacyn in response to your Armageddon (or similar) - you really don't want to be on the receiving end of your own wipe! Avacyn is great, but she is vulnerable to pesky cards like Swords to Plowshares and Path to Exile that keep appearing in EDH. You might want to add some cards that give Avacyn hexproof or protection - I like the Mirror Shield and Flicker of Fate in the deck, but that's very little Avacyn 'protection' for 99 cards. Some suggestions here are artifacts like Whispersilk Cloak and Swiftfoot Boots. (Lightning Greaves is the best of these, but is a little more expensive - definitely a commander staple, so do pick one up at some point!). Creatures that give protection are also great, and those have the added bonus of providing you some early-game safety, especially those with repeatable protection. I'd suggest adding Devoted Caretaker to the deck, and either Benevolent Bodyguard or Alseid of Life's Bounty (with plans to upgrade to everyone's favourite Mother of Runes - another commander staple! - and Giver of Runes if you're happy to spend a little more).
Now that Avacyn's bodyguards are sorted, let's have a think of how we can get her out as fast as (reasonably) possible.
RISE AND SHINE, ANGELS
Since you have got a lot of high CMC creatures, I'd be tempted to chuck some more mana rocks in there - Worn Powerstone and Hedron Archive are good places to start - as well as card that reduce the cost of your high-end cards - Oketra's Monument is especially great here since it also gives you extra creatures to block with, Pearl Medallion is also good if you can stretch the budget. (I'd personally definitely remove Lotus Petal - it doesn't do a huge amount for you, and it takes up a slot that could be used by a repeatable mana rock.) Rocks/reducers will allow you to get more angels out quicker, meaning that you're more likely to have a board presence in the midgame - and rescue Avacyn from the Helavault as early as possible!
The creatures you have could do with some tweaking - I think it might be worth trimming your choices, but how you want to do that will depend on what 'theme' you want to have.
MAYDAY MAYDAY, WE'RE OUT OF AMMO!
The most important resource in MtG are cards. You use cards to get mana and play creatures that ultimately win you the game - if you don't have any cards then it's very hard to win games. I don't currently see much in the way of card draw in your deck, so I imagine you'd be top-decking quite often with this, hoping to get the card you really need from the top. (There are also a couple more lands than usual - standard EDH decks run 40 lands - meaning that you're a little more likely to have a 'dead draw' than you would otherwise be.)
Unfortunately we're in white so what we have is card advantage instead of card draw, but do have a think about what cards you could add that might help - Mentor of the Meek is a favourite of mine, but you need to have enough low-power creatures to make it work (or cards that create small tokens - like Oketra's Monument!). If you have a bit of budget then an Endless Atlas is a safe staple for EDH mono-colour decks, and Well of Lost Dreams is really nifty in a lifegain deck :) also, cards that fetch to the battlefield effectively count as card draw, so I'll also allow cards like Myriad Landscape, Reya Dawnbringer, and Brought Back (which can even function as a ramp card if you manage to use it on lands like Myriad Landscape).
WATCH THE WORLD BURN
I heard you like board wipes? End Hostilities is cheap, but if you want to go OG then the purest wipe is Wrath of God, though it's younger brother Day of Judgment) is a lot cheaper. Fumigate, Rout, Martial Coup, Phyrexian Rebirth and Nevinyrral's Disk also fit in that slot. Finally, if you can make it fit then I'd perhaps look at adding Worldslayer. It's a lot of mana to equip, but once it's on Avacyn there's no way anyone else is coming back from that!
Do remember that all of the above are just suggestions, let me know if you have any questions, good luck, and remember - once all the dust settles and the other players die, "Only one may stand!"
2 weeks ago
So, I don't see any of the normal Nekusar cards here, and if you don't mind, could you explain why? Haha. Dictate of Kruphix, Font of Mythos, Temple Bell, Howling Mine, Teferi's Puzzle Box, Kami of the Crescent Moon, Spiteful Visions, even Anvil of Bogardan, or Forced Fruition.
You may also consider running a few board wipes at least. Vandalblast is quite good. Cyclonic Rift is amazing if you have one, they are a little pricey. Toxic Deluge, Damnation, even things such as Crux of Fate or Decree of Pain would be better than having no way to deal with a massive board state.
Lightning Greaves, Swiftfoot Boots, and Whispersilk Cloak are all excellent options for protecting Nekusar or other key pieces of your board as well. Just make sure you give him Shroud after you equip or enchant him if you're wanting to do so.
Sorry for the paragraph...this went a little longer than I wanted, but I really love Nekusar and while my deck got stolen about 2 years ago...I really am considering rebuilding him, he is an absolute blast to pilot.
2 weeks ago
Hey, you're welcome, well done.
Consider Mystic Speculation? Three mana to repeatably scry 3 is helpful especially to find lands/mana rocks, not get mana screwed. Helps to setup in the mid game and manipulate the top for Yennett in the late game. With a budget manabase Speculation and Ponder can help more than Brainstorm.
I would play all three Speculation, Ponder and Brainstorm since one mana spells that can help to setup the top of your library for Yennett are valuable. If I had to choose one of the three I would choose Speculation because it can be repeatable. Ponder vs Brainstorm; I would choose Ponder because Ponder is the better overall card for more aspects of game play. Brainstorm is better specifically with Yennett.
You're deck is relying less on Yennett because you have other Sphinxes, but some repeatable protection for her wouldn't hurt. Consider trying to find room for Swiftfoot Boots and Whispersilk Cloak? Unblockable Yennett is nice since then you don't have to worry about her in combat, making it safe to attack and get her trigger. As long as Boots is already on the battlefield before Yennett then you can pay one to protect and get to attack with Yennett the turn you play her.
Helping you on your deck inspired me to make my own version of Yennett, Cryptic Cheating (Budget). I put together a $200 version and played it Saturday evening. I did well, winning two of the four games with Approach on turn 8/10. My version is different than yours; I'm only playing two other Sphinxes, Enimga and Final Word. I'm not playing Sphinx tribal instead other busted odd CMC cards to cheat cast such as Blatant Thievery, Void Winnower and the Primordials.
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3 weeks ago
Hi, welcome to edh!
First off, I want to say I think the deck looks great so far! I've been playing Yuriko for about 8-9 months now, and here are some things I'd suggest:
Mu Yanling I personally don't like planeswalkers in Yuriko decks. Since you won't have very good blockers, it likely won't survive until your next turn. I'd play something like Thassa, God of the Sea instead
Decree of Pain the cycling mode hurts your creatures much more than the rest of the table since you play lots of 1/1 's and 2/2 's. Commit / Memory has a cmc of 10, and can be a temporary removal spell or counterspell
Kindred Dominance unless you have an effect like Conspiracy out on the board, this hurts you a lot too. I'd play something like Evacuation instead. It's instant speed, and you can re-play your creatures a lot faster than your opponents can.
12-16. Inkfathom Infiltrator, Invisible Stalker, Quickling, Shadowmage Infiltrator, and Spark Double aren't good enough to justify their mana cost in my opinion. Some replacements I would suggest are Changeling Outcast, Dimir Infiltrator, Gudul Lurker, Mist-Cloaked Herald, Tormented Soul, and Baleful Strix
I hope this was helpful! If you want to check out my Yuriko deck, the link is https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/26-07-19-yuriko-edh/
Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions!
1 month ago
Ashiok, Nightmare Muse ensures people don't attack you back as much. It also controls their hand. Nightmare Lash goes well with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Whispersilk Cloak stops removal and buffs, but makes your infectors unblockable. Might of Oaks is a strong finisher. Might of Old Krosa is good too.