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If he is your EDH general, you can untap him with puppet strings to kill an opponent's target AND one of your goblin tokens without losing control of him for very long. Even in less restrictive formats, puppet strings is very powerful.

I put him in a deck that already has flicker effects like galepowder mage, flickerwisp, and glimmerpoint stag. With the mage, that is a creature kill every turn if they can't kill the flier. They probably can't do it will blockers since you are sniping them with Starke. He is more flexible, but not as powerful as flametongue kavu. I still run him because I maxed out the Kavu in the deck.
Posted By: kiseki (3/14/2012 5:32:10 PM)


Can be useful to pop your own Ichor Wellspring, Mycosynth Wellspring, and Spine of Ish Sah.
Posted By: BonniePrinceCharlie (4/29/2012 4:54:11 PM)


In my suicidal swarm Rakka Mar EDH deck with Rings of Brighthearth, Puppet Strings, Mage Wright Stone, and Giant's Tonic.

Abuse of the stack turns him into 2R: Destroy target permanent.

Combo outline:

Rakka and Starke tap to create an elemental and destoy it, thus putting your control of Starke on the bottom of the stack.

Puppetstrings/magewrightstone/Giant'stonic/Ringsofbrighthearth untaps Starke, lets you destroy one of your opponent's creatures, putting their control of Starke on the top of the stack.

Stack resolves, they get control of Starke, then you get control of Starke. End turn, profit.
Posted By: RAV0004 (5/20/2012 4:53:31 PM)


"Brace yourselves; winter is coming."
Posted By: Shadoflaam (7/14/2012 12:40:10 PM)


Wow, Iron Man is kind of a dick.
Posted By: Didinium (12/8/2012 9:30:00 AM)


That sneaky Starke.
Posted By: FatalEagle (1/28/2013 12:19:08 PM)


So you would maybe like also Heat of Battle?
Posted By: spirit_of_blue (2/27/2013 1:27:02 PM)


A good strategy in multiplayer is to give him to someone as a gift by shanking a creature they don't care about. Then watch him jump around the board wrecking everything that isn't yours =D
Posted By: LordRandomness (4/24/2013 6:41:07 AM)


Sooooo.... Illusionist Bracers and target a creature your opponent controls, and a creature you control. Stack the triggers so you get him back second :)
Posted By: Earthdawn (6/14/2013 10:15:14 AM)


Dies to Vendetta.

I must admit, it's kind of neat seeing these old legends, and then finding the card that shows their death a few expansions later.
Posted By: SirZapdos (9/22/2011 11:24:29 AM)