Ambush Viper


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Innistrad (ISD) Common

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Ambush Viper

Creature — Snake



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Ambush Viper Discussion

zer0surge on King's Phobia v3

1 month ago

Hi and thanks for commenting.I made some tweaks after playing Magic 2014 on my PS3 and getting into some challenges but I think I may have made the deck a little bit worse. Oakenform on a Deadly Recluse is cool, though.

Ambush Viper stays because I think of it as blue's "Counter target creature spell."I added the Young Wolf because I got frustrated not having any creatures able to block until I had more mana (in the VG at least).

I dropped most creatures to 3 or less, and Archweaver to 2. It's just too costly. Howlgeist costs less and might do more.

StopShot on Card Suggestions for a theme ...

2 months ago

Background: My favorite time of the year is Fall for various reasons, the biggest is the change of the leaves and scenery and the drop in temperature. Ever since I went off to college far south of where I grew up it's been summer all-year long and I can't ever escape it, so I miss my favorite season.

I want to build a casual 60-card deck with as many cards that depict the fall leaves or autumn forests as I can. (A little bit of snow is okay.) I want this to be a budget-friendly deck, though if you know of an expensive card I'd like it to be suggested so its at least on my radar.

Cards I have in mind are: Trip Noose , Ambush Viper , Autumnal Gloom  Flip , Edge of Autumn, Lambholt Pacifist  Flip , Woodland Patrol , and Young Wolf. If you know of any other cards that fit this theme please make a suggestion. Promos with alternative art that fit this theme are welcomed to be suggested as well, thank you. (Cards outside the color green may also be suggested as well.)

itachi45 on Deathtouch

2 months ago

I can't take this deck seriously without Ambush Viper.

cmsrDPM on this isn't calculus

2 months ago

Love this deck maybe Ambush Viper for removal and Blessings of Nature for quick counters.

Vaan on Golgari Grave play/Sacrifce

3 months ago

Desecration Demon has no real synergy with sac/grave play but you have some power dependent effects that can benefit from it.

Savra, Queen of the Golgari lets you make your sac effects symmetrical for only 2 life!

Life's Legacy and Grim Haruspex are good options since you have very little card draw.

Catacomb Sifter and Blisterpod are very common cards on this type of deck, fixing your draws and being effective sac fodder, respectively.

Varolz, the Scar-Striped seems like a pretty straightforward addition.

Palace Siege is a very slow card and both Ambush Viper and Deadly Recluse seems out of place on this deck so i would cut them all out and play around with some of the cards i mentioned.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Tribal Simic Snakes

3 months ago

Ha, i found it. The list looks fairly well. I'm not a big fan of two-of summons...maybe put it up to for. The ramunap hydra is interesting. I'm not sold on it, but i'd really appreciate some information on your experience with it. Considering the aggro potential of your opposing tribals, i'd really suggest to include some Wasteland Viper and Ambush Viper. Some fight spells might be quite useful as well.

Heads up for it. I wish you the best luck for round three.

lilgiantrobot on Kamahl - Green Land Destruction

3 months ago

@MrMeowser Its the power. The problem with using say Ambush Viper over Engulfing Slagwurm or Sylvan Basilisk (I said Cockatrice before and thats a bad choice since it flies) is that the Viper can only assign two points of damage, so it will only destroy two creatures. The Wurm/SB wording is important since it doesn't have anything to do with combat damage, just whether or not the creature was blocked. Slagwurm also have the nice bonus of gaining you a ton of life.

I threw up my list on another site yesterday and got a terrific recommendation I'll share here: Nacatl War-Pride. If enemy lands are animated its a one-card combo since it makes all the lands block a 3/3, and they're big enough to kill Jolrael's animated lands too!

lilgiantrobot on I'm a Snek

3 months ago

I'd consider adding in an Encroaching Wastes or Ghost Quarter to deal with problem lands.

Ambush Viper is a cool snake that I like. Flashing him in is always fun.

Necrogenesis/Night Soil or Bojuka Bog can be helpful dealing with opposing graveyards. The first two even make more tokens for you. Not snakes, but still!

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