Cards that put creature token in opponent control

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Posted on March 29, 2022, 9:08 a.m. by NTakamura

I have a deck that uses Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts and my build encourages/forces attacks. I have that part put together. I was wondering if there are white and/or black cards like Forbidden Orchard and Shadrix Silverquill where they put creature tokens on opponent side of the field that can still attack me? If you need more context of how the deck works here is the list

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MagicMarc says... #2

All the Hunted creatures work like Hunted Dragon, Hunted Horror, Hunted Lammasu, Hunted Phantasm, Hunted Troll. And they get you strong creatures.

March 29, 2022 10:41 a.m.

DrukenReaps says... #3

Interesting choice going without , just a preference for Teysa?

The Hunted above are great options.

Plague of Vermin won't force opponents to take tokens but if they don't and you grab say 20, that'll be brutal. Since you gain life it should be a good card for you no matter the outcome.

Acorn Catapult, Warren Weirding, Tombstone Stairwell exist, I guess.

Gallows at Willow Hill seems neat. You'll need to make sure you have a decent number of humans to make it work consistently. With 19 creatures I'd say if ~10 are human strongly consider it.

Genesis Chamber and Infernal Genesis should do good work.

March 29, 2022 12:14 p.m.

NTakamura says... #4

DrukenReaps I picked Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts because that is where the idea came from. Want to stick with two color thou. In your opinion if I were to go with red white or red black, which has more options for this strategy. Plus I do need to have some Lifegain to balance out the attacks I will be taking.

March 29, 2022 12:36 p.m.

DrukenReaps says... #5

NTakamura I didn't consider that being attacked was actually part of the goal. If that's the case keep on keeping on.

Some of the first that jumped to my mind were Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs and Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor. As Kazuul wants to be attacked and Varchild gives out lots of tokens just by existing while protecting you. Those, however, are monocolored. Still options for the 99.

Karazikar, the Eye Tyrant is pretty solid but I'd edge more towards Kardur, Doomscourge. He goads your opponents every ETB. Combine that with some of the already mentioned cards and Rite of the Raging Storm, Goblin Spymaster, and Tempt with Vengeance. Among others. You could actually drop the lifegain or with cards like Exquisite Blood and Whip of Erebos keep it going.

As a final offering Basandra, Battle Seraph allows you to force attacks like the Rakdos options but keeps attacking you open. I think the hardest part of this strategy is going to be forcing attacks. Particularly if you don't use red. Up to you of course and I think Teysa works well too.

March 29, 2022 1:38 p.m.

Gleeock says... #6

In 2-color - Breena, the Demagogue is pretty ideal for this strategy.

Combat Calligrapher is pretty great for what you are asking Agitator Ant is good in

For 3-color gifting strategy Jund, Naya, & Mardu all have some strong points

Thantis, the Warweaver has access to solid finishers when you populate the board Vicious Shadows. Green has some really fun options: Grismold, the Dreadsower, Oath of Druids

Marisi, breaker of coils is pretty good with the large suite of Naya token gifting cards out there

Queen Marchesa isn't specifically built for it, but she works well with it. Mardu may be one of the best/strongest with a good combination of token gifters, strength enhancers, pillow, & aristocrats.

March 29, 2022 2:32 p.m.

Gleeock says... #7

March 29, 2022 2:42 p.m.

Metroid_Hybrid says... #8

There's also the Trojan... er, Akroan Horse..

March 29, 2022 4:01 p.m.

Immortalys says... #9

Clackbridge Troll hasn't been mentioned yet, but I'm not sure if your opponents will attack you with 0/1 Goats. Slaughter Specialist is a good one though. Sleeper Agent is one you can directly give away. Dowsing Dagger  Flip also gives your opponents creature tokens, but they are 0/2's with Defender, so again I'm not sure if you want that.

April 4, 2022 7:35 a.m.

Gleeock says... #10

Clackbridge Troll rules! & is underestimated. Xantcha, Sleeper Agent is another single creature gift.

April 4, 2022 10:33 p.m.

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