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I hate you and hope you die.

-Red mages from around the world.
Posted By: Artan (8/23/2011 6:31:44 PM)
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I gave my Spellskite a Pemmin's Aura. Spellskites love Pemmin's Auras.

@adrian.malacoda: Depends on the order that you redirect the spell/ability and activate Pemmin's Aura. You activate Pemmin's Aura giving Spellskite shroud, then on the stack you redirect the spell/ability to Spellskite. Spellskite's ability resolves first and redirects the spell/ability, then Pemmin's Aura's ability resolves and gives Spellskite shroud, then the spell/ability tries to resolve but can't, and the spell/ability fizzles.
Posted By: IUHoosier (8/13/2012 12:20:16 PM)
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Runs perfectly with Soul Sisters (or against it, as NuckChorris pointed out). To run it with Soul Sisters, it would be ideal to drop this before Phyrexian Metamorph, so the last time it enters the battlefield, it can copy this. Then, follow it up with a Livewire Lash, and any targeting spell. Spellskites play pass the spell around for awhile... GG.

Also, it took me awhile to figure this out, but this does indeed stop Exarch Twin, but ONLY by redirecting Splinter Twin while it's on the stack, because it can't redirect Deceiver Exarch's etb ability.
Posted By: Tempted_Johnny (8/29/2011 7:55:10 PM)
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@Hoffmkr, your opponent was robbed in that situation. If Spellskite is already targetted by Mutagenic Growth, and you activate its ability targetting that same Mutagenic Growth - Spellskite isn't 'becoming' targetted by an instant or sorcery, it's remaining targetted by it, so Wild Defiance won't trigger off of the Spellskite ability activations.

Of course, it does work with 2x Spellskite, though you'll be giving each Spellskite half the buffs each.
Posted By: JaxsonBateman (6/24/2012 7:37:14 PM)
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This guy is REALLY, REALLY good. Much better than too many people think.

This is the kind of card that sets Standard on fire.
Posted By: Polychromatic (5/3/2011 6:22:13 PM)
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I have the feeling a lot of players are seriously overvaluing Spellskite due to not understanding what it can and cannot redirect.

If Skite is not a legal target of that spell or ability at the time of the activation, you can't redirect said spell or ability.
Posted By: HairlessThoctar (5/8/2011 12:21:07 PM)
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eats lightning bolts.
Posted By: PhyrexianFailure (4/28/2011 5:51:19 PM)
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I want to play this while my opponent has a Tezz 2.0.

And I want my opponent to forget it's on the field when he uses Tezz's -1.
Posted By: SereneChaos (5/9/2011 6:16:47 AM)
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Redirect someone activating Tezzeret's -1 ability, or use him to protect yourself or your own creatures / artifacts. Also as a 0/4 he can also block pretty effectively. Lastly, Livewire Lash has excellent synergy with this guy.
Posted By: tcollins (6/2/2011 3:17:37 PM)
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'ok, so I'll naturalize your Meishin, the Mind Cage..."

"AHA!!! Spellskite!"

"Then I'll play Might of Oaks on my general."

"AHA! Spe-- oh..."


Still, Spellskite is an amazing creature to play in any blue EDH deck. Who knows what you'll save yourself from.
Posted By: Ferlord (11/13/2012 8:58:44 AM)
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Redirect someone activating Tezzeret's -1 ability, or use him to protect yourself or your own creatures / artifacts. Also as a 0/4 he can also block pretty effectively. Lastly, Livewire Lash has excellent synergy with this guy.
Posted By: tcollins (6/2/2011 3:17:37 PM)
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This card, Phyrexian Metamorph and Dismember are probably the three strongest contenders for best card in this set. The prevalence of this card will really see to hold a lot of other decks in check - particularly great is getting out TWO of these guys - because the odds that someone will be able to remove both of them in order to get something off on them is very slim - unless they're using a board wipe. And, honestly, forcing your opponent to use a board wipe on creatures that aren't actually threatening them is very strong itself - and is more or less the point of Spellskite anyways.
Posted By: Mavlis (5/26/2011 7:05:05 AM)
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If this card isn't a 5/5 in standard, NOTHING is!!!
Posted By: guardianbeastbreeder (5/22/2011 3:40:18 AM)
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Great card for any deck that can take advantage of this redirect but now I've got an excuse to play aggro blue with all those "when this is the target of spell or ability, destroy blah blah blah" stuff.

c :
Posted By: Deepfried-Owls (5/20/2011 12:02:08 AM)
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Can you steal an equipment with him because equipping is an ability?
Posted By: DerFuhrer111 (5/19/2011 11:56:45 AM)
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4.5, the Absolute best things about this card is the fact that it is shaped like a wall, but not actually a wall, he can wear swords, and protect from most burn, all for a 2 mana artifact that can go in every colour.
Posted By: Mattmedia (5/19/2011 4:56:05 AM)
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You cat this spell, I KILL you with my Mindslaver!
Posted By: JuzamDjimmy (5/18/2011 10:32:57 AM)
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I severely underestimated this card. its really amazing. probably my favorite card in the set.
Posted By: krauser-gogetthegirl (5/16/2011 5:30:57 PM)
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I wish this had defender so it could interact better with Overgrown Battlement. Great card to protect your combo though. Doesn't stop Go for the Throat sadly. Also it's kind of ironic how this thing stops the Twin Exarch combo, but will likely be used by it.
Posted By: blink182zombies (5/13/2011 6:17:40 AM)
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So if I have a Livewire Lash equiped, and play a giant growth, can I trigger him multiple times to trigger the lash over and over?
Posted By: UlyVanHammer (5/12/2011 1:52:31 PM)
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