Bident of Thassa


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) Rare
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Theros (THS) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Bident of Thassa

Legendary Enchantment Artifact

Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card.

, : Creatures your opponents control attack this turn if able.

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Bident of Thassa Discussion

Heliogabale on Painted target

2 hours ago

Cool deck! I like the theme and mechanics you have going.

I could see you make good use of Rhystic Study in here. Also Bident of Thassa would be a nice on-theme draw engine.

I suggest switching out Fog Patch for Constant Mists for the added option of Buyback, and Disperse for Cyclonic Rift for the added option of Overload.

Not sure you are getting much value for Thought Scour or Aggressive Urge.

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on God Father (Derevi EDH)

1 week ago

I think your deck looks fine. Some of the best cards in your deck are Duelist's Heritage, Faerie Artisans, and Birthing Pod. Duelist's Heritage is like a better propoganda in my opinion, because it still incentives your opponents to attack elsewhere because they get more damage in and they think it was their idea. Faerie Artisans is fantastic because a ton of creatures in EDH have valuable ETB triggers, and also produces value outside of your GWU colors. Birthing Pod is the probably the best card in an optimized deck. I've seen a BUG deck built around it, and a cEDH deck built around it and Blood Moon. I've also seen the top voted Derevi decks on tappedout use Birthing Pod and Yisan Wandering Bard, so it's extremely popular. I think it's because those pilots have early stax pieces and ramp pieces like Arbor Elf, Ethersworn Canonist, etc. So if you're considering making your deck more competitive, I would add tutors/protection for Birthing Pod, and more 1-drop elves that can also make Derevi triggers by attacking, but I think your ramp pieces are fine. It's a good thing that you're pretty much done setting up with ramp pieces at turn 2.

I know you're concerned about more hatebears and stax, but I think Derevi is the commander that can properly pull it off. Derevi can be reliably cast for four mana and not be countered, and you already have some counterspells to stop any board wipes so you would've have to replace many cards to protect them. I still didn't have the stax theme in my Derevi deck for the aforementioned reasons, and because Winter Orb is not permitted in the casual EDH social contract haha, so I wouldn't be the person to talk to for that. And by glancing at your deck, I don't think Mirror Entity is good, but I do think Loyal Drake and Aven Mindcensor are good. Mirror Entity is fine because Derevi can pull off big mana plays and favors a wide combat strategy, but creature has to already deal damage for Derevi to trigger, so all the Derevi-supported mana can't go through Mirror Entity like I assume you want it to. Aven Mindcensor is great for obvious reasons and is evasive. Loyal Drake is a practically a Phyrexian Arena but on a body, and favors a commander that can be reliably cast I like the touch of graveyard hate you put in with Scavenging Ooze, so I thought I should also mention Remorseful Cleric which is evasive. Also consider Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive, especially if you're including the 1-drop elves. I don't see the value in having Opposition because the commander can be reliably cast. I think Sigil Tracer is also a weaker card, because although you can always cast a wizard (Derevi), it only supports 14 spells, and only 6 spells if you take away counterspells and board wipes. Bident of Thassa is fantastic in your deck, especially because it clears the combat map. Your manabase looks fine too, and I thought I should mention Tolaria West, Saltcrusted Steppe, and Calciform Pools, because mana storage in Derevi is great. I hope this helps!

Farycane on Ezuri, claw of progress

2 weeks ago

Thanks for all the suggestions capshanks01

Edric, Spymaster of Trest has it's own deck and I don't have enough unblockable / evasion Maybe  Bident of Thassa because it  won't help my opponents.

Cutting cards like Avenger of Zendikar Myr Battlesphere Hornet Queen seems like a bad idea because they give me many experience counters and/or blockers. But worst for me seems to get less experience counters.

Cobra Trap is 1 mana most of the games

Deadeye Navigator can abuse most of my ETB's like the high cmc token makers.  Getting four Myr Tokens for just 1{U} seems pretty solid.  Or two cards with Mulldrifter

Fertilid was cut in my last deck change. Too slow,  too much mana. Getting two lands for 7 or 1 for 5 mana is just not good. Even if it's a creature. And if I have nothing to do with ezuri than putting counters on fertilid something went wrong.

Fauna Shaman discarding doesn't seem that good without recursion. And getting a creature is good  Protean Hulk or  Sage of Hours but revealing is a huge downside in my opinion.

Fungal Sprouting looks good, but I don't think 4mana for most times 1-3 Saproling is that great.  Also it is sorcery speed, that can be very slow.  And not sure when to cast.  First mainphase I will get less counters because ezuri hasn't put counters on something yet. Second mainphase I will get more saprolings because Ezuri could put something before this card.  But the amount he puts on a creature is lower. (I have this Problem with many cards in this deck to be honest)

Wirewood Symbiote I don't run that many elves...maybe okay to run.

Spike Feeder doesn't seem useful. Getting life instead of smacking faces/killing People

There is nearly no targeted removal, you are right.  I just need a day of and rebuilt this deck completly :( But takes time:D

Acidic Slime

Trygon Predator

Scavenging Ooze

That's all. I see the Problem, but bounce isn't the answer.

Broodhatch Nantuko I wanted a second morph,  so my playgroup always knows what's under the morph. And even getting only 2+ tokens out seems okay.

Glimmer of Genius is Instant speed, seeing up to 4 cards isn't bad. And if you don't scry away, the cards you get are good. And I may play an  Aether Hub so it may be more useful.  What draw spells would you play rather?

Fact or Fiction Instant speed, worst case getting only one card I really need, with the option to get  up to 5 cards. (Since politcs is a thing in my group there is a high chance of getting 4 or even 5 cards). Same for here,  what would you play rather? Needs to be instant!

Lightning Greaves yep had this Problem, thought of Neurok Stealthsuit because for {U}{U} it's Instant and I can remove it, by putting it on anything Else

Panharmonicon won't be in here.  It's an really great card,  but not in this deck.

Now to the more positive part :D

Sakura-Tribe Scout seems good, especially if I build more draw into this deck.

Snake Basket never heard of this card before.  Seems pretty solid  in my opinion!

Spellskite oh hell yes I need this card.

Glen Elendra Archmage if I get one, I totally play this wonderful piece of cardboard.

Inkmoth Nexus would be solid, but Infect isn't really my strategy. Blighted Agent has the unblockable thing, that's why he is in. If I ever trade an Inkmoth, he will have a place in this deck.

Shrieking Drake at first I thought this card is weak.  Than I realized that he can bounce himself  (I assume that's what you wanted to say) :D getting experience for just {U} seems broken. I need this immediatly! And if bounce one of my high cmc token dudes to replay them? Even better.

All in all I need to build this deck from zero, and I need to be sure what tactic I'm playing. I need to get cards that I don't have right now. That takes time/money. And then I need time to brew. You can always suggest more, I try to answer fast. But it while take a while to get everything, but I'll Update as soon as I can!

Thanks a Lot for all this help

adbesserer on Yuriko, The Emerging Shadow

2 weeks ago

I'm not sure you can do that with Etrata, the Silencer, since I understand the moment she connects with an opponent you have all the effects as a single trigger on the stack, right? so if she exiles you must also shuffle I think Bident of Thassa is almost as good but because it is both an artifact and an enchantment it is doubly vulnerable. Its extra ability might be marginally useful but most of the time you won't want your enemies attacking you. Disappearing Act seems like a slightly worse Familiar's Ruse, could be added for redundancy if I feel I need more counterspells.

I see your deck has a slightly more competitive edge than mine, but I think you would benefit from more one-drops, to be able to drop yuriko ninjutsuing on turn two with more consistency. Also I'm taking note of Equilibrium, sounds good

ZorrosRage on Yuriko, The Emerging Shadow

2 weeks ago

Trying to work on a deck myself a few suggestions

Soothsaying Library manipulation

Disappearing Act Bounce a ninja and counter a card.

Etrata, the Silencer Unblockable, removal, and Alt wincon. Can be ninja'd back to your hand after he does damage. His ability triggers then you don't have to shuffle him in your deck.

Bident of Thassa I think its better than Coastal Piracy

Please let me know what you think of the one I'm working on. Ninja Commander

generalrenard on help with my maybe board

2 weeks ago

So to start off, I would personally go Dimir and run Oona, Queen of the Fae as the commander, because faerie synergy. This would free a few slots for maybeboard cards to slot into. Green does not look all that useful in your deck, as you are not running much green ramp cards like Rampant Growth and

Otherwise, I would replace Thought Reflection with Bident of Thassa. In a blue aggro/tempo deck, the draw when combat cards are more valuable and generally cheaper, which makes them more valuable, than card-draw doublers. Otherwise, I would consider extra card-draw effects like Dictate of Kruphix and Howling Mine.

If you want to synergize with some of the faeries in the maybeboard, like Dreamspoiler Witches I would add in more counterspells and control cards like Cyclonic Rift. To take out, I would cut some vanilla creatures like Wasp Lancer and off-tribal cards like Weirding Shaman.

Finnally, you don't really run enough mana dorks or mana rocks to justify running the Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter combo, and don't have a good infinite mana sink other than Oona, Queen of the Fae who isn't even your commander. Unless to dramatically change your deck, I would cut it.

sagramore on Sygg's Stabbers [Unblockable Tribal]

2 weeks ago

Hipparchos - thanks for all the upvotes and the follow :)

Regarding Thassa, God of the Sea - I actually had this card in an earlier version of the deck but I realised that almost all my creatures had unblockable already. There are one or two that need help but I still run Benthic Infiltrator. I am still tempted by Bident of Thassa though, both for the draw and the ability to force others to attack each other.

Regarding budget.... that's a hard one to answer! The really basic answer is no, I don't put a budget limit on my cards or decks. The more honest answer though is that my budget is obviously not infinite and so I often don't have a lot of the really expensive cards. My mana base is pretty average (I don't have any fetches or shocks for example). One thing that helps me a lot is that I use a "shared cards folder" so that if I own an expensive card I can use it in multiple decks. When playing with friends I just proxy up the card I own so I can have it in lots of decks at once, but I have the real card in a dedicated folder so if I play in a more public setting I can swap the cards out for the real ones in just a couple of minutes.

I've found this really helped me with budget considerations because it's easier to justify buying a $20 card if you can use it in more than one deck!

Usually what all of this means is that my decks end up being a bit more expensive than "budget" but they're not top tier expensive stuff with absolutely zero budget concerns. I like to this they're very affordable to anyone semi-serious in the format or anyone who's been collecting for a long time.

woolleyh on Shredder

2 weeks ago

I took Grafted Wargear out in favor of Bident of Thassa for more card draw, choosing to leave in Ronin Warclub and Whispersilk Cloak. Not sure if that was the right move though... Thing is, Ronin Warclub equips to the ninja at instant speed as it ETB, not so for Grafted Wargear.

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