“Good luck killing me with a Profane Prince,” says Eldrazi Displacer
Eldrazi Displacer does an insane number of awesome things. Take note!
- It is a great hit off of Collected Company. Why? It costs three mana. End. It’s about the same size for about the same mana as Bounding Krassis, but has a stronger long-term impact.
When combined with Brood Monitor and Zulaport Cutthroat, Eldrazi Displacer can win the game on the spot. The Brood Monitor puts three colorless Eldrazi Scions onto the battlefield, which you can sacrifice to activate the Eldrazi Displacer (to blink the Brood Monitor), which means the opponent will be drained for three life.
- If you have Catacomb Sifter instead, Brood Monitor and Eldrazi Displacer can help you cycle through your whole deck. Same deal — three tokens for three mana each cycle with the Displacer’s ability — but instead of killing the opponent on the spot you can scry over and over and over again.
- Other “187” creatures with “enters the battlefield” effects are good duos with Eldrazi Displacer as well (Elvish Visionary, Goblin Dark-Dwellers, take your pick)
- When the opponent invests a ton of creatures (and a ton of mana) to flip a Westvale Abbey… Eldrazi Displacer can easily punish the seemingly indestructible Profane Prince.
- Even when it is less flashy than blinking / tapping / even flipping a key threat, Eldrazi Displacer can just defend, Icy Manipulator-style.
So, you know, the boom boom.
Lots and lots of things going on this week.
What deck did Mike play at Grand Prix New York? Where did he get it? What card does “everybody” like but Mike thinks is horrible (or at least was horrible for him this weekend)?Pretty good story, this.
“Getting down” aka going ultimate with Nahiri to get an Elvish Visionary!
… When to side in Clip Wings
The number of Evolving Wilds you should play in your three-color Tireless Tracker deck
“Grixis with no blue” (or as Patrick calls it, “Jund”)
The clean living of Sam Black’s B/G Ramp / Control deck… Patrick doesn’t want to live in a world where this isn’t the deck to play.
And of course our first shout-out to Patreon backers. If you want to support Top Level Podcast on Patreon you can do so at http://patreon.com/toplevelpodcast
All this and tons and tons of deck analysis and discussion on “Eldrazi Displacer is the Boom Boom”:
Referenced Podcast appearances:
- “AlphaGo, with Patrick Chapin” on The Bayesian Conspiracy
- “Yo! MTG Taps! Episode 36 – Decks and The City, Part 2” (Mike and Patrick back in the day)