Bioshift

Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash Common

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Bioshift

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Move any number of +1/+1 counters from target creature onto another target creature with the same controller.

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Bioshift Discussion

ChrisPBakon on The +1/+1 corpsejack Killer

16 hours ago

I like it. I've been working on a UG counter deck lately and have been wanting to try making a Corpsejack deck.

Fate Transfer is one more mana than Bioshift, but it also has the ability to steal counters from your opponents. It's a tradeoff.

Also, if you don't mind doubling (it's only fitting) the price of your deck, you should definitely get Kalonian Hydra.

ChrisPBakon on Evolvus- the Deck (+1/+1 counter deck)

1 day ago

You could throw in Bioshift to move counters around for the sake of saving the counters on a creature about to die, putting counters on a creature about to die (e.g. Hangarback Walker), or moving all the counters off a creature so that it purposefully dies.

Sidhartha on Hydra Shenanigans (I play games with a calculator)

4 days ago

Thanks for the suggestions! Joraga Treespeaker definitely was the better call, and I replaced Bioshift on my sideboard with Gift of Orzhova, as I think it'll be less niche.

ChrisPBakon on That has how many counters?!? (Trample)

1 week ago

I have a similar deck I've been working on, though mine's super budgety and my mana curve isn't exactly a curve, but it works.

Maybe Ring of Kalonia in place of Forced Adaptation? Also, Mistcutter Hydra is nice, though for the same cost Protean Hydra can grow pretty well and combo with Bioshift. However, if the price doesn't bother you, I'd go with Primordial Hydra instead.

Zaueski on I Dare You to Exile ...

1 week ago

This combo doesn't even work. You'd need a way to recast Bioshift for almost every activation of the artifact because it would sacrifice itself before the counters got moved. Other than that, just make sure you have a Laboratory Maniac on the field and Bioshift no longer even matters.

JediCat on Do you want your LORE SCALING in size quickly?

1 week ago

Chasm Skulker is a bit pricey... Still considering if I'm ready to shed 2,5$ per piece, athough he'll definitely perform great since he and coatl have the same conditions.

Bioshift is interesting, with the ability surprise move counters onto an unblocked creature or to save that counters from being expired as the creature with them leaves battlefield. Though I suppose that it is better with unblockables as Triton Shorestalker and Jhessian Infiltrator.

I may return the Simic Charm to the deck again, but I'm not sure. Possible cantrip on Into the Roil is strangely attractive.

Liscom on Do you want your LORE SCALING in size quickly?

1 week ago

I just remembered Chasm Skulker.Also Thing in the Ice  Flip is a possibility. It does not get counters, but grows strong too quickly when you use your spells.

Bioshift might be interesting as a finishing trick. Bred for the Hunt could really help you out getting cards.

I really love the Charms! Simic Charm could rellay help you, because it basically offers 3 efects on just one card. This is eficiency at its finest!

codpieceofjustice on Mono Green Ramp

3 weeks ago

Also, just for the lols, try Hooded Hydra with some counters Bioshifted from another Hydra. When he dies you get a bunch of snakes. Its a bit like one of those novelty cans you open and confetti goes everywhere.

Just as funny is the same combo above but with Mercy Killing thrown in which means that a 8/8 Hooded Hydra, when sacrificed, will give you 8 elves and 8 snakes. Good times.

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