Chasm Skulker


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

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

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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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Chasm Skulker Discussion

NyanNijet on Counter till you drop

4 days ago

Pemmin's Aura,Illusionist's Bracers, all help with more untap effects. Bracers go infinite with Aphetto Alchemist.

Life's Legacy is decent card draw if you don't mind loosing one of your dudes.

Avatar of the Resolute is a nice body that gets bigger from other creatures.

Managorger Hydra is a bomb if it gets some protection.

Lorescale Coatl/Chasm Skulker both scale with drawing.

Nissa, Voice of Zendikar can grow your entire field a bit, with Hardened Scales it combos nicely.

Deepglow Skate can double your fields worth of counters, this even works with planeswalkers. kinda spendy money wise though.

for protection: Heroic Intervention

Swiftfoot Boots/Lightning Greaves

ZendikariWol on f.r.i.e.n.d.s *S6:E3*

4 days ago

While I would still say Djeru, With Eyes Open into Venser, the Sojourner would get all your planeswalkers ridiculously quickly, I can see why you would find it slow or unnecessary.

If you need ideas for cuts (you displayed interest in having more counterspells), I would suggest...

Paradox Engine, while pretty good, isn't usually anything crazy or extraordinary. You don't have the engine necessary to play your entire deck with it, all you could really do is play your whole hand, and then all you have is what your walkers can draw for you, for the rest of the game.

I would say that Toothy, Imaginary Friend is much better than Chasm Skulker, especially when it either tutors out Pir, Imaginative Rascal or gets tutored out by him. Either way, seems like a win.

Hangarback Walker is only okay, and it can't stop the opponent from going wide unless you find a way to sac it.

Tezzeret the Schemer is pretty subpar. You're either using it to generate gold tokens, or you're killing smallish creatures. I mean yeah it's not bad or anything, it can keep a smaller commander pinned down just fine, but I don't see it being anything outstanding unless you have many more artifacts.

Consider Liliana of the Dark Realms? It could be really good ramp (as many of your larger planeswalkers happen to be black, and it does get shocks) or could also be a total dud. While I suspect the dud option is more likely, there's possibility here, I think.

SufferFromEDHD on Tatyova, Divine Lands

1 week ago

Devastation Tide is Cyclonic Rift #2

Life from the Loam with my suggestion of Tolaria West is very strong.

Constant Mists should be mainboard as well.

Mox Diamond and/or Mana Crypt if they can be obtained.

Chasm Skulker seems out of place in this list.

Teferi's Response if you are feeling funky.

wallisface on Gu counters

1 week ago

Cards to consider: Rishkar, Peema Renegade - these guys will give you crazy good ramp while also getting peeps swole

Vorel of the Hull Clade probably only want 1 or 2 of this guy. Good but gets unessessary pretty quickly.

Chasm Skulker gets big then makes loads of deadly babies

Thrummingbird make more counters

Cloudfin Raptor great 1 drop that gets big quick. Awesome with thrummingbird

ZendikariWol on Atraxa +1/+1 counters for critters

2 weeks ago

Okay so just going through my list here, I can split it into a couple lists: counter producers, counter enhancers, and counter synergies.

Counter producers give +1/+1 counters to things. Among them are Anafenza, the Foremost, Bloodtracker, Chasm Skulker, Daghatar the Adamant, Dragonscale General, Drana, Liberator of Malakir, Hangarback Walker, Heroes' Bane, Managorger Hydra, Mikaeus, the Lunarch, Prime Speaker Zegana, Toothy, Imaginary Friend Citadel Siege, Curse of Predation, Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants, Cathars' Crusade, Echoes of the Kin Tree, and finally, arguably the best of this group, Ajani, Mentor of Heroes.

Counter enhancers increase the counters placed on things: Gilder Bairn, Pir, Imaginative Rascal, Vorel of the Hull Clade, Winding Constrictor, Doubling Season, Hardened Scales, Primal Vigor, and Solidarity of Heroes.

Finally, counter synergies, such as Abzan Battle Priest, Armorcraft Judge, Battlefront Krushok, Cenn's Tactician, Fathom Mage, Zameck Guildmage, Hindervines, Inspiring Call, and Bred for the Hunt.

Boy oh boy do I hope that's enough to get ya started. There you go.

AkaAkuma on +1 for you, +1 for you....

1 month ago

To start off: Hardened Scales, Bear Umbra and Ordeal of Nylea. You do allot with just one counter, make use of it! And bear umbra or ordeal of nylea not only means counters but also a free extra Jenara abilities each turn.

Then we have allot of +1/+1 synergy in this deck, but allot of them are single use or difficult to get.

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