Chasm Skulker

Chasm Skulker

Creature — Squid Horror

Whenever you draw a card, put a +1/+1 counter on Chasm Skulker.

When Chasm Skulker dies, create X 1/1 blue Squid creature tokens with islandwalk, where X is the number of +1/+1 counters on Chasm Skulker. (They can't be blocked as long as defending player controls and Island.)

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Magic 2015 (M15) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Chasm Skulker occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Blue: 0.15%

GU (Simic): 0.7%

Chasm Skulker Discussion

Cmi1103 on Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

3 weeks ago

Great deck! I started playing EDH with the Arcane Wizardry deck and was really impressed with what are now two of my favorite cards, Marchesa and Vindictive Lich. My next goal was to create a deck using Marchesa to abuse his ability and it's one of my favorites! Here's my list if you're interested: It’s a great day to die, again and again. Gotta say that I really enjoy Living Death in there, especially with Archaeomancer allowing you to retrieve it from your graveyard time and time again. This really throws off opponents' plans and with Grave Betrayal keeps creatures out of their graveyards and onto your battlefield. I'm also quite fond of Reef Worm and Chasm Skulker because they can create a lot of tokens. Great deck! +1 from me!

DerektheRed on Ideas for a Kynaios and ...

3 weeks ago

"Hug It Out" ? "We love you to death" ?

Four colors means your build options are actually pretty diverse, tho group hug is always at least a sub-theme. I run a landfall deck with them, so Tatyova, Benthic Druid, Sakura-Tribe Scout, and landfall triggers in addition to group hug. Recently added Chulane, Teller of Tales for landfall but also more card draw.

If you go heavy on draw with group hug stuff like Temple Bell / Dictate of Kruphix / Well of Ideas but also cards like Rhystic Study and Consecrated Sphinx, you can potentially win out of nowhere with Psychosis Crawler and to a lesser extent Chasm Skulker.

If you want more group hug stuff, there's no end of enchantments (Aurification, Fight or Flight, Dissipation Field) and artifacts. (and you can put Zedruu the Greathearted in there!) Lots of new-ish group hug cards like Coveted Jewel that get passed around the table.

Lastly, since you're currently emphasizing 'attack them not me' cards like Edric and Gahjji, I'd consider Marisi, Breaker of the Coil and staple cards like Assault Suit. Obviously, Marisi is a little more aggressive / less group hug... If you want to go that route you could throw in Dictate of the Twin Gods or similar.

Happy brewing!

ThaneGarrus on Sharing = Caring with Zedruu

1 month ago

Its been so much fun playing with the deck thank u for the list! Zedruu being so mana hungry i find it difficult to double spell or catch up even at a casual table

What do you think about adding a few more board wipes and some of the following, Curse of Opulence , Treasure Nabber , Dockside Extortionist , Spark Double , Humble Defector , Chasm Skulker , Sunbird's Invocation

ZendikariWol on Survival of the Fittest

1 month ago

This looks a bit like my old +1/+1 counter deck, and while I will say that GW is probably better colors... I see where you're coming from here. No matter what, though, you need to do some tinkering with your mana base. Less islands, more duals. Unfortunately, the tried-and-true Thornwood Falls would serve only to make this slow deck slower, and enemy duals are in short supply in pioneer. Try Temple of Mystery - it should be something you can find for an all-right price these days, and scrying is nice. Having so many islands and so comparatively few blue spells is... good in moderation. 9:7 forests:islands for a 19:4 mana symbol ratio (nearly 5:1!!) is absurd. You should be running 4 or 5 islands, at most- or all of your blue mana should come from duals.

With that out of the way, suggestions!

Avatar of the Resolute is a big ol' meat stick that can swing in for heaps of damage.

Barkhide Troll is a resilient threat that basically has Schrodinger's Hexproof as long as you leave up 1 mana.

Benthic Biomancer could be good for the curve and the lacking card draw.

If you're in a slow meta that will allow you to make a turn 3 play like this, Bred for the Hunt draws an assload of cards.

Chasm Skulker just gets huge and is resistant, somewhat, to removal.

Managorger Hydra is a finisher for 3 mana. It'll make your opponents think twice before doing anything.

Ordeal of Thassa and Ordeal of Nylea are important spells that also put counters on creatures.

Pollenbright Druid and Evolution Sage can get you proliferating all over the place!

Tuskguard Captain and Zegana, Utopian Speaker are both good finishers.

Wildborn Preserver is an excellent mana sink if the game goes long.

Consider some of those suggestions.

doctorstrangedays on Pump You Up

1 month ago

Hey NV_1980! Thank you very much for taking the time to take a look at the deck and providing this useful feedback. I love Chasm Skulker ! It is such a good card. I need to pick up another copy for this deck. Managorger Hydra would be awesome in this deck as well! I originally built the deck to take advantage of big hydra-like creatures with X's in there mana costs but found that having too many of them made them a huge target and I lost too much time and mana to targeted removal and board wipes. In attempts to smooth out the deck, I tried to diversify the creatures while keeping the mana curves in mind. I have not thought of Panharmonicon , that is a really interesting suggestion. Thanks again for your help!

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