Yannik, Scavenging Sentinel

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander 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
Oathbreaker Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vintage Legal

Yannik, Scavenging Sentinel

Legendary Creature — Hyena Beast

Partner with Nikara, Lair Scavenger (When this creature enters the battlefield, target player may put Nikara into their hand from their library, then shuffle.)

Vigilance

When Yannik, Scavenging Sentinel enters the battlefield, exile another creature you control until Yannik leaves the battlefield. When you do, distribute X +1/+1 counters among any number of target creatures, where X is the exiled creature's power.

Coward_Token on Phyrexia: All Will Be One …

2 weeks ago

Going back to content that's actally confirmed:

Norn's Choirmaster feels like it's just going to be an expensive Grateful Apparition most of the time. The main exceptions are partner decks with a counter theme, e.g. Reyhan, Last of the Abzan + Tymna the Weaver or Yannik, Scavenging Sentinel + Nikara, Lair Scavenger. Maybe you could also use it in a flicker + counters theme deck?

(Speaking of which, when is black getting a Thrummingbird?)

Even though it's pretty weird that the mirran faction mechanic is a tweak on living weapon, I like the implied flavor of the token probably dying and then someone else taking up the sword, so to speak.

Without the haste, Goldwardens' Gambit could have easily been a white instant.

A little awkward that Otharri, Suns' Glory synergizes with proliferate

Hexgold Slash could have also dealt extra damage to creatures with oil counters on them

With corrupted around, Caress of Phyrexia got a little more interesting

Gidgetimer on Can I target Myriad Construct …

3 months ago

Correct. Myriad Construct only sacrifices itself when targeted by a spell, and Yannik, Scavenging Sentinel is targeting with abilities.

Kret on Can I target Myriad Construct …

3 months ago

Can I target Myriad Construct with Yannik, Scavenging Sentinel abilities (target Myriad Construct to exile it or target Myriad Construct to put counters on it)? Will Myriad Construct get sacrifieced or not?
The text is a different from for example Phantasmal Image, but I need to be sure before I put it in my junk deck. Myriad Construct doesn't have that "or ability" so it shouldn't get sacrificed, right?

BishopAtavist on Things That Are Not

4 months ago

multimedia I'll definitely keep an eye on those areas. Brave the Sands was already on my watch list for potential things to cut. I already have a Satyr Wayfinder, so I'll go ahead and swap that in. I cut it from an early version of the deck when I was averse to self-mill. Nothing felt worse than milling only instants and sorceries into the yard and not even getting a land out of the deal.

In fact, I'll probably swap in all of those suggestions except I'm going to push back on Ghoultree and Dream Devourer. You're probably right about DD, but I like the idea of putting away a Living Death for an opportune moment. And Ghoultree feels like an easy way to drop a 10/10 for one mana fairly early in the game if I've been dredging well.

I'll look at Ramp too. I know I keep giving the same defense of "when my Fauna Shaman engine is running", but that's another situation where, when it works, I'm playing two lands EVERY turn, no questions asked.

This may be a dumb question, but I ask it in all sincerity: what am I hoping to draw that would keep me relevant in the game, especially if I'm cutting removal cards like Putrefy?

Truthfully, I don't see myself mutating Nethroi more than once per game, so I've been trying to focus on how to just end the game in that reanimation. My ideal situation would be to mutate onto Hydra Omnivore, recur Mogis's Marauder, use Yannik, Scavenging Sentinel to exile Karmic Guide and a big creature like Ghoultree to give enough +1/+1 counters to the Commander to end the game with commander damage for each player, since Omnivore deals damage to each player equal to the damage dealt to defending player. To better achieve that goal, I was considering swapping out Giant Ankheg for Archetype of Endurance since it grants all my creatures Trample. It only gives my creatures Ward 2 instead of hexproof but it might be worth the trade off if I can end the game right there... is that crazy? Am I putting too much stock in my ideal situation?

multimedia on Abzan Graveyard Recursion Help

4 months ago

I agree with bushido_man96, consider cutting the life gaining strategy?

You're not comboing with Sanguine Bond and it's a higher mana cost card that's not a creature. Gray Merchant of Asphodel does much less if you're not using it in a combo as the wincon. Dawn of Hope is good repeatable draw when your Commander has lifelink, but attacking with Nethroi shouldn't be priority since you're really playing it for it's 7 mana mutate reanimation not to consistently attacking.

Drizzt Do'Urden and Demon of Loathing are subpar. Yannik, Scavenging Sentinel is another creature who can combo with Karmic Guide and a sac outlet for another all creature wincon combo that Nethroi can reanimate.

Yannik, Scavenging Sentinel + Karmic Guide + Viscera Seer + Blood Artist.

veritablecvn on Does this work?

1 year ago

No, exiling a creature with Yannik, Scavenging Sentinel does not trigger Abzan Ascendancy. Exiling and dying are different actions.

Rule 406.2 states: To exile an object is to put it into the exile zone from whatever zone it’s currently in. An exiled card is a card that’s been put into the exile zone.

Rule 700.4 states: The term dies means “is put into a graveyard from the battlefield.”

Epicurus on Card creation challenge

1 year ago

legendofa, Oh, the possibilities. You could go voltron with Ardenn, Intrepid Archaeologist , Anara, Wolvid Familiar or Keleth, Sunmane Familiar , and you could also have an interesting build with Halana, Kessig Ranger , but I'd probably go with Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder . The whole time, though, I'd be wishing that Yannik, Scavenging Sentinel didn't have a specific partner.

Although, having him in there with Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker just to get the color identity to five colors would make for a pretty sick stax build.

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