Blue-White Navigator

Posted in Feature on June 4, 2012

By Gavin Verhey

When Gavin Verhey was eleven, he dreamt of a job making Magic cards—and now as a Magic designer, he's living his dream! Gavin has been writing about Magic since 2005.

Oddball Avacyn Restored rare Deadeye Navigator has plenty of combo potential—and Justin Vizaro is trying to unlock it! The TCGPlayer.com columnist wanted to try his hand at the rare, seeing what the best things to do in Standard with it were. After searching through Standard and tinkering with the deck, Justin ended up with something that pushes Deadeye Navigator to its limits!

For two mana, Deadeye Navigator allows you to continually reuse any of your creatures with enters-the-battlefield effects, and what better card to combine this with than Stonehorn Dignitary? This two-card combo essentially locks your opponent out of attack phases, buying you plenty of time to roll over your helpless opponent.

Blade Splicer is another good choice, giving you a 3/3 golem for each time you activate the Navigator's ability, and Inquisitor Exarch can seal the game up by repeatedly making the opponent lose 2 life. If you're feeling a little more tricky, you can combine Deadeye Navigator with Fiend Hunter.

How are Fiend Hunter and the Navigator a combo? By responding to Fiend Hunter's own enters-the-battlefield ability with the Navigator's flickering ability, the Fiend Hunter's leaves-the-battlefield ability happens before the enters-the-battlefield one—permanently exiling the original target! Repeat this a few times and soon your opponent will be out of creatures to defend from your Deadeye army.

Of course, Deadeye isn't the only card that helps support the flickering theme. Venser, the Sojourner and Conjurer's Closet provide plenty of redundancy, giving several incredible options to generate advantage from your creatures with enters-the-battlefield triggers.

Flicker-based decks usually look like plenty of fun, and this is no exception. Look over at the decklist below, and go check out Justin's article where he covers the deck!

Justin Vizaro's Blue-White Navigator

Latest Feature Articles

FEATURE

Planeswalker's Guide to Ixalan, Part 2 by, R&D Narrative Team

Conquest of Torrezon Eight centuries ago, the continent of Torrezon was a diverse assembly of nations and city-states, enjoying a renaissance of scientific progress, artistic flourishing...

Learn More

FEATURE

Planeswalker's Guide to Ixalan, Part 1 by, R&D Narrative Team

History of Ixalan The histories of the Sun Empire and the River Heralds are closely intertwined. The merfolk are a truly ancient people, whose legends hold that they were here when human...

Learn More

Articles

Articles

Feature Archive

Consult the archives for more articles!

See All

We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience. By clicking any link on this page or by clicking Yes, you are giving your consent for us to set cookies. (Learn more about cookies)

No, I want to find out more