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

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Bioshift Discussion

Triforce-Finder on Piles of Counters

22 hours ago

You picked some nice cards there. I've been out of the game for a while, so I am having trouble thinking of all the good cards for your deck. I do remember a few though: Ooze Flux, Feed the Pack, Bioshift, Throne of Geth.
A card that deserves special attention is Bow of Nylea. It is very variable, gives deathtouch, which goes well with trample, produces counters, deals with fliers, and can even recover your health or your deck. It's a one-card toolbox.

A simple set of Fog might be a better choice for the early game protection. Dawnstrider will not only cost you a card each time you use it, it will also not work before turn 3. Cast in turn two, summoning sickness, first possible use in opponents turn 3. Cards like Spark Elemental will not be waiting for that.

Slumbering Dragon is great in a counter deck, but I think that adding red to your mana base is destabilizing it too much for those lonely three creatures to be worth it. I would either expand on red cards, maybe by adding cards with hybrid costs (like Pit Fight to deal with fliers) or remove it from this deck.

The same can be said of black. Corpsejack Menace is a vital card in the deck, but maybe some cards like Deathrite Shaman, Slitherhead or Rendclaw Trow might help you get more value out of your black mana. As an alternative, you could get some Doubling Season and just run mono-green.

Strionic Resonator copies triggered effects. Please note that the effects of Corpsejack Menace and Vigor are not triggered effects, but replacement effects. It will work just fine with Kalonian Hydra, Fungal Behemoth, Slumbering Dragon and Death's Presence though.

About mana base design:

  • In low-level casual play, you can often get away with playing the cheapest taplands like Golgari Guildgate. Some others like Temple of Malady will grant additional effects.
  • The next step up would be adding check lands like Woodland Cemetery, but with a sufficient number basic lands to let them enter untapped.
  • You could also use slower fetches like Evolving Wilds or Terramorphic Expanse.
  • When you're starting to get serious, you can go for shock lands like Overgrown Tomb. Note that those have basic land types like the old dual lands, but are not basic lands. That allows them to be searched with cards like Treefolk Harbinger or some fetches.
  • Finally, you can get fetches like Verdant Catacombs. Those can dig any basic land or shock land out of your library with no delay. However, at this point the prices will probably begin to hurt badly. Not worth it for casual play IMO.-there's a few other kinds of lands, like animated lands, pain lands, bounce lands etc. More info here.

Hope that helps you a bit.

DIVA on Large Double Double

6 days ago

Hey, like your deck. Have you considered Bioshift at all?You could have really cool plays with it. And also what about Lightning Greaves ? Having haste and shroud on your Kalonian Hydra is awesome.

metalemmanuel on Evolving Madness

1 week ago

Maybe Hardened Scales would fit well in this deck?Add one Bioshift also

metalemmanuel on let them grow up (advice plz! ;)

1 week ago

Bioshift pourrait aider aussi

pthomas625 on Green Black Modern

1 week ago

Outside of Bioshift, you don't have any way to get counters on Wild Beastmaster, and at 2 and 3 copies, may be difficult to combo that. I like Bioshift in here though.

Mistcutter Hydra. I don't know what else to say about it.

I like X-costed hydras more, so you can play SOMETHING if you're hurting for your mana. Genesis Hydra, Hooded Hydra, Protean Hydra, Vastwood Hydra.

Also, mana-ramp. How about Birds of Paradise? If anything, Bioshift one and have a huge flyer. Outside of elves, I'm not really sure how your ramp in modern, I'm sure someone else can help with that.

I like Corpsejack Menace and Kalonian Hydra combo.. :)

Shishkabob24 on Deal Damage, Draw Cards, ???, Profit!

2 weeks ago

Thanks Apocate - I hadn't thought of Bioshift. But that's a great suggestion. I really like the thought of throwing it onto the Chasm Skulker right as he's about to die to get a ton of little squids, though even just using it to buff up the unblockable creatures is great.

Apocate on Deal Damage, Draw Cards, ???, Profit!

2 weeks ago

Why not a few Bioshifts? Take all your counters off Lorescale, throw the onto your Infiltrator for a quick finisher, or if your Stalker dies when he's still small for any reason you can panic dump counters onto him to save him.

The_Fatty_Blues on Lots of Counters Just Not Control

2 weeks ago

AwesomeName: Bioshift, Inspiring Call, and Hardened Scales are all conditional so that's why I'm not running them. I probably won't run more experiment ones to keep my curve looking nice and curvy. Avatar of the Resolute does seem like a very good card since its a 2drop that is solid even without the counters and can be good both early and late game so thank you for bringing my attention to that.

Color(s) Blue Green
Cost {G/U}
Converted cost 1
Avg. draft pick 12.56
Avg. cube pick 11.54


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Gatecrash Common


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