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Yorion, Sky Nomad
Legendary Creature — Bird Serpent
Companion — Your starting deck must contain at least twenty cards more than the minimum deck size. (You may reveal this card from outside the game before you start and declare it as your companion. If you do, your deck must follow the companion's restrictions. You may pay to put this companion from your sideboard to your hand at any time you could cast a sorcery. This action can't be interacted with or countered. You may only choose one companion for your deck before the start of each round.)
When Yorion enters the battlefield, exile any number of other nonland permanents you own and control. Return those cards to the battlefield at the beginning of the next end step.
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4 weeks ago
FYI, if you put CMPN after Yorion, Sky Nomad in the sideboard, it will be registered as a companion.
Really cool take on a DnT list! Out of curiosity, what's the reason for Slayers' Stronghold? I understand it costs you very little to run, but I've not seen it in a DnT list before. I'm also curious about the omission of Leonin Arbiter, especially since you are still running the full four Ghost Quarter. You'd think in an 80-card list there would be a spot?
1 month ago
Three Persistent Petitioners are in play, as well as Sky Hussar and Brago, King Eternal, and I attack unblocked with Brago. I flicker all three of the Petitioners and the Hussar. The Petitioners "enter" first, if that order matters (don't they all enter together...?). When the Hussar enters the battlefield and triggers, can I tap the three Petitioners in response, putting their mill trigger on the stack before the Sky Hussar would then untap them...?
Similarly, what if Yorion, Sky Nomad is in play instead of Sky Hussar, and Brago flickers Yorion and the Petitioners? Can I tap the Persistent Petitioners in response to Yorion's ETB trigger, then have him flicker them and effectively untap them? I won't get to use them until the next player's turn though, right? Or could they potentially be used at the end of my turn, after they ETB, but before my turn officially ends? It matters if you're milling the next player to death. Sorry to ask multiple questions.
Thanks in advance! :)
1 month ago
The only time the X in the cost of Ugin's Conjurant 'matters' is when its on the stack. As it enters the battlefield, it refers back to the value of X on the stack to see how many counters it enters with. Once it's on the battlefield, it has no memory of how much X was, and is just a base 0/0 creature with however many +1/+1 counters it has on it.
If it enters the battlefield any other way, like if it's exiled and then returned to the battlefield with Yorion, Sky Nomad, it'll fail to find a positive value for X and will just enter the battlefield as a 0/0 and immediately die due to State-Based Actions (unless you have something else which causes it to not have 0 toughness when it enters, like Always Watching or... Rules Lawyer).
1 month ago
If I have Yorion, Sky Nomad's ability trigger and choose Ugin's Conjurant with it, what will happen to the paid mana cost of X before being exiled, and then brought to the battlefield on the beginning of the next end step? Would X change? Or would it be 0 or infinite?
1 month ago
Side note: companion does work in commander, and, with the exception of the banned Lutri, the Spellchaser, and Yorion, Sky Nomad’s companion condition not working, you can have any of the companions as a “101st card” if you meet their condition
2 months ago
Hey RebelGenius, Collector Ouphe seems sweet, I'll definitely test it out. Wall of Omens and Wall of Blossoms were both considered for the deck but just seem like worse versions of Wall of Roots for this build. However, you could definitely go the Yorion, Sky Nomad route with this deck where the walls would be staples. Thanks!
2 months ago
After reading your comment taking another look at your deck, I realized it has 70 cards. While, as I said, I don't intend to change your deckbuilding style, you should basically never go above 60 cards, unless your deck runs Yorion, Sky Nomad or Battle of Wits.
Your deckbuilding guidelines are quite interesting. Here's a few things I'd like to mention regarding them:
First, a compliment so it doesn't like I'm just criticizing everything. What you mentioned about legendary creatures is basically the correct way to play with them, in most cases. Too many can brick you and too few makes them hard to draw.
While, in some cases, it's good a backup windocondition, that does not apply to every archetype, Infect included. Because of the Infect keyword, the literally doesn't care about the opponent's life total. So, when you suddenly try to change to hit their life total with one or two creatures that don't have Infect, you're basically starting everything from scratch in the middle of a game. This goes into my next point which is your fear of hate cards.
I completely understand some cards that can shut your deck down are scary, but I feel like you're letting your fear get in the way of your deck. I'll use my deck as example. My manabase is almost completely made of nonbasic lands, yet Blood Moon doesn't scare me. Why? I have Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek. If that's not enough, then I also have Ratchet Bomb in my sideboard. Melira, Sylvok Outcast? Fatal Push, Damn, Collective Brutality and Liliana of the Veil all deal with it. My point is there multiple ways to deal with threats that don't force you into an extremely narrow path. Also, if you're playing Modern, no one will use Back to Basics because it's not legal. This also goes into my next point, which is the mana effiency.
Despite you saying you like to be mana effienct, a lot of cards here aren't. As I mentioned, some of them basically do nothing. Some actually do, but are overcoste, even in you examples. Sage's Row Denizen is very inefficient because mill decks like to turbo mill (which is something I personally don't like). This means the best mill creatures are Ruin Crab and Hedron Crab. When we come fo poisoning opponents, that's why Hand of the Praetors sees basically zero play outside of commander. Usually people just cast a Glistener Elf turn 1 and a Scale Up turn 2. Also, you're looking at the ratio, but not the usefulness of the creature. Sure, Cystbearer costs the same, manawise, as a Rot Wolf, but is incredibly worse.
If you want to follow this path of winning bast cast infect creatures with the hand on the field, then:
Ichor Rats gives one by itself, making it two with the Hand.
Blight Mamba is a two mana creature that protects itself.
If you want to add a huge bomb, Phyrexian Swarmlord is going to capitalize really easily on all the counters your opponent already has.
I understand if the above mentioned are a bit above your budget. A lot of these Infect cards haven't had a reprint yet.
I love when people go for nonstandard builds of decks. I hope you cam improve this without sacrificing too much of your own style.
3 months ago
Thanks. I think my thinking is just how do Yorion, Sky Nomad players adjust their sideboard options considering the 80 card main and how that dilutes the potency of sideboard choices generally. Ie is a plan of having tutorable targets in the sideboard a good idea vs. still playing non tutorable but more flexible/powerful cards?
1.) Solitude and Batterskull reasoning: - Solitude and higher CMC spells doesn't work with Experimental Synthesizer particularly well. You CAN cast it if exiled with synthesizer, but you're generally having to do a 2 for 1 and hoping for a really good target right when that happens. For this card, I'm specifically thinking vs. reanimator, titan decks, and murktide. It can also help vs. hammer as well.
- Batterskull is brought in against aggro decks and burn since I think this and Sylvok Lifestaff are probably better than non tutorable cards like Blossoming Calm.Batterskull also can provide pseudo card advantage when fighting vs. control/omnath but generally can be a clunky card in a lot of other matchups. Kaldra Compleat basically fulfills the role of Batterskull in the main deck of giant beatstick to a better level.
2.) Decks that are giving grief or I believe could give grief are big mana (omnath, tron, and titan) and then all in combo decks (living end, belcher) since the deck isn't running counterspells in the main/side.Experimental Synthesizer and counters nonbo but if you think it's worth adding some amount into the board I'm all ears.