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Flash When Breaching Hippocamp enters the battlefield, untap another target creature you control.
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Breaching Hippocamp Discussion
4 weeks ago
I have a mostly dedicated Twin EDH deck that I've been playing for quite a while, changed from Riku to K&T to facilitate white cards that also combo with twin and kiki, and Teferi's Protection.
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The only combo cards I left out was Breaching Hippocamp and Village Bell-Ringer because they just doesn't have enough utility besides comboing. All the Deceiver Exarch-like cards can keep big attackers at bay or bother stax players on their own effects.
5 months ago
abby315: Supreme Phantom reminds me of Esper-Alara with all the little metal bits everywhere. And Cleansing Nova is one I forgot about. It's a great example of why I love core sets. It wouldn't work flavorfully on Ravnica, ixalan, or Amonkhet really, so it's only place to see print is a core set. And the lack of a specific plane on a lot of these cards lets them have much cleaner art, which I really enjoy. I'm just really excited for Core Sets to be back!
6 months ago
So the immediate problem I see is that you're trying to run legendary and non-legendary cards together as a theme, while I think it can work just fine, it'll be very difficult to fit a tertiary theme, and it will be finicky sometimes because they will kinda of grind against each other. Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker only works with non-legendary creatures. If you get a few non-legendary creatures out with Jalira, Master Polymorphist and have Heroes' Podium it's going to feel kind of bad, but it'll feel pretty good to have a it with a bunch of legends. Mirari's Wake might fit better for you.
SO relatively, I only added white pretty recently and I only have 5 white cards. Felidar Guardian because it's basically twin combo with Saheeli Rai, but also works with Kiki-Jiki, Restoration Angel I view as a protection spell that just happens to work with Kiki-Jiki. Tamiyo, Field Researcher (combos with Doubling Season and is good value), Anointed Procession (more Doubling Season/Parallel Lives effects), and Teferi's Protection (should be in every deck that can run it as it protects from Cyclonic Rift).
So if I hadn't changed this deck recently I could probably use some of your ideas and then I'd put in Village Bell-Ringer but I don't actually have a reason to just untap most creatures for just value if I need to, having only 5 creatures with Untap abilities anymore, and they are more just either combos themselves or combo protection. Say if I have Tidewater Minion and Kiora's Follower and I go to combo off with Minion and someone just Doom Blade's it I can use Follower to untap Minion and then just float literally billions of mana, here I could use Village Bell-ringer and it'd be the same thing, but Kiora's Follower can untap land for me as well, Bell-ringer can't normally, for me. So if you have more activated abilities Bell-ringer will work for you, and I'd also recommend Thousand-Year Elixir and Illusionist's Bracers if you're not already running them.
I don't play cards that can give my opponents value. Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis is the only thing I run basically just for colors. I have to be in a tight spot in order to actually cast it, and it should be a partner commander combination but I had been at such a loss of what even to take out of the deck in order to get a partner combination in here. So I don't play cards like Selvala, Explorer Returned because she gives too much value to opponent's, and again I don't even play K&T unless I have to and I'd rather have partner commanders.
Just make sure all your Twin combo targets can do other things, like, I don't run Breaching Hippocamp because it doens't provide enough for me, while others like Zealous Conscripts can just take someone's Planeswalker and ult them or someone else's kiki-jiki and win, I've used Deceiver Exarch to tap down Blightsteel Colossus and prevent an attack. Interactions.
7 months ago
I'm not arguing tiers, wherever it ends up is fine with me. I had a turn 4 win last weekend and it was hilarious but that's beside the point.
I just want to see an updated list from the most competitive deck that's out there. One of my issues with this current one is that it doesn't have a 4 mana untap creature. You've got Pestermite and Deceiver Exarch at 3 CMC, Zealous Conscripts at 5 CMC, and Great Oak Guardian at 6 CMC. That means you don't have a 4CMC target when you sac and tutor with Birthing Pod. Instead of the two 3 CMC cards, I added a Breaching Hippocamp so i can hit that 4 CMC target if I have to sac a 3 cmc creature to combo off.
9 months ago
DracoDarkstorm, unfortunately, AEther Flash and Polyraptor can not be ended without a third piece, so they actually are just part of a 3-card infinite combo rather than form a 2-card combo by themselves. Thanks though!
Jeyce, with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed on the battlefield, Triskelion will enter as a 5/5. If you remove a counter to hit an opponent, it will be a 4/4. Remove two more to hit itself, and it will die from being a 2/2 that was dealt two damage, then undying will trigger to return to the battlefield.
As for Goblin Sharpshooter and Splinter Twin, the catalyst for the combo is either a creature dying while the enchanted Sharpshooter is untapped or any creature with 1 toughness (or 1 damage away from dying). In both of those cases, the enchanted Sharpshooter can be tapped to create a token copy with haste, and then (if necessary) the token tapped to kill that creature. One the untap trigger(s) resolve, you will have an enchanted Sharpshooter and a token copy. From that point, you can tap the enchanted Sharpshooter for a token copy, tap one of the copies to damage an opponent, then tap the other copy to kill one of the token copies in order to untap the two Sharpshooters in order to repeat until death rains upon all opponents. This is very unintuitive when looking at the pieces, so I've added it to the description of that combo.
That Chandra combo though... that's definitely a 9-card combo lol
Jeyce, I've added Benthicore to the Splinter Twin combos and Bounding Krasis, Breaching Hippocamp, Great Oak Guardian, and Sparring Mummy to the Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker/Splinter Twin combos. Thank you so much!
I do have those combos for unhasty creatures already, but thanks anyways!
Dorotheus, yes, I am glad however that Minion is unique in its ability to combo with the Bracers though!
9 months ago
Benthicore and Splinter Twin are infinite hasty tokens. Bounding Krasis as well or with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker. Breaching Hippocamp, Captain of the Mists, Great Oak Guardian, Midnight Guard, Sparring Mummy, Sunstrike Legionnaire, and Village Bell-Ringer as well. For unhasty there are Janjeet Sentry and Vizier of Tumbling Sands.
11 months ago
Saheeli Rai should be a consideration in the Maybeboard, as she goes infinite with Felidar Guardian. There's a strong synergy with some of the other creatures, but I don't think any of the others go infinite.
1 year ago
Are you using Garza Zol, Plague Queen for any reason? The new legendary Inalla, Archmage Ritualist is pretty easy to get right now, and taps for effects(and lets you get copies of Trinket Mage and Inspired Sprite to get more draws/artifact search.) Praetor's Grasp is always an amazing card to find something in an opponents deck.
Since you have a combo you want to get out, you might like cards like Whir of Invention, Artificer's Intuition, the more expensive Fabricate to get paradise out, and for getting the Freed from the Real try Drift of Phantasms and Dimir Machinations. You can also run the other transmute's like Dizzy Spell or Clutch of the Undercity etc. to find other things in your deck too.
Racecourse Fury is not especially high on the threat list, so you can have essentially free haste-enable on the cheap.Quicksilver Dagger enables tap+damage+draw a card for cheap. Unscythe, Killer of Kings is a silly card that might find a place.Hematite Talisman and Lapis Lazuli Talisman let you untap other creatures to boot.
I'd lose some of the instant/one-off untaps- they're cheap but only good for one motion, whereas you want to be doing it over and over again. Same with ETB like Breaching Hippocamp. Chain Stasis is fun because you could pay 2 to do it again on another creature, making it 2 - trigger inspired. Tidal Bore can let you get out an extra untap or tap when you're strapped for mana.
Thassa's Ire isn't the most mana-effective option but it's a one-drop that lets you do it over and over again as long as you have mana. You also may want something like Fortuitous Find to bring back things. Recurr is always good! :D