Chromeshell Crab


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare
Legions (LGN) Rare

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Chromeshell Crab

Creature — Crab Beast

Morph (4)(Blue) (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for (3). Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)

When Chromeshell Crab is turned face up, you may exchange control of target creature you control and target creature an opponent controls.

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Chromeshell Crab Discussion

Exxie97 on Morphing Mind Games

9 months ago

I like Commander's Sphere, I'll probably take out the last signet and swap it in. I don't think I have enough necessary non-basic lands to make Expedition Map worth it, I would just rather the lands go onto the battlefield.
Not sure about Silent Arbiter, I can only really see him being useful if I'm trying to get past a bunch of flying/reach creatures.

I was actually looking around for more board wipes that would complement this deck and Dusk / Dawn fits perfectly.
I used to run Secret Plans when I was first building the deck but I cut it to make room for other cards, It might deserve a second chance though.
Ainok Survivalist looks good, I would just have to find a spot for it.
Hunted Troll has been on my cut list and Leveler seems like a nice replacement (and always nice to have the extra target for Fractured Identity).
Chromeshell Crab is pretty expensive for what he dose. I've played him in some of my previous decks and he has felt weak every time I got him.

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite + Ixidron is a nice one sided board wipe/boost effect, however Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite is the absolute BANE of this deck. If someone were to steal her that just kills you. She just seems too risky to put in for that reason alone.

Thank you all for your suggestions, I'll be playing this deck tomorrow for more testing so I'll be sure to update my thoughts on the cards.

glembo on Morphing Mind Games

9 months ago

Maybe you could consider swapping Hunted Troll for Leveler, he hit harder, he's tougher and you probably win the game if you target him wih Fractured Identity. Also, Chromeshell Crab could be another great way to dispose of unwanted manifested cards.

Cadoiz on This Deck Is Oozing Potential...

1 year ago

Some more Suggestions to the ones of dudualdo42:

Abduction, Confiscate, Control Magic, Dominate, Mind Control, Treachery, etc.)

Beguiler of Wills and Willbreaker are worth a look at too, if you ask me.

Maybe you can include Shrewd Negotiation for some shenanigans? Maybe to give the opponent a tapped Mana Vault, Steel Golem or something disruptive?

Found even more:

Chromeshell Crab, Dream Leash, Persuasion

carpecanum on Tasigur the graveyard toucher

1 year ago

Torrent Elemental is a good value card for that one big attack.

Cuombajj Witches should be pretty funny.

Mizzium Meddler can steal an enchantment or sorcery/instant meant for somebody and gives you a card as he becomes the target. You can also steal targeting with Redirect, Willbender, Mischievous Quanar and Chromeshell Crab (you can trade creatures before a spell lands and the target stays the same).

Prosperity would be a cheap way to refill your hand.

Spellskite would be hilarious but its $20.

scumbling1 on The Braided Siren's Song (Show n' Tell Theft)

2 years ago

DaringApprentice mentioned Energy Tap, and stole my thunder!

I'd probably try to get something like Unstable Obelisk in here, in order to ramp and shore up mono-blue's removal deficiencies.

Chromeshell Crab is a fun bait-and-switch sea creature.

Otherwise, I think you have all your bases covered. Another great deck you have here!

Groovelord on Kasimir Exchange

2 years ago

There's lots in blue. Switcheroo, Legerdemain, Shifting Loyalties, Chromeshell Crab, Cultural Exchange, Djinn of Infinite Deceits, Juxtapose and Spawnbroker all do what you want to do, though I guess Spawnbroker, the crab and the djinn all break with the "no creatures with abilities" restriction.

White doesn't have anything besides quirky gain-control effects, like Preacher, Evangelize, Debt of Loyalty and Jabari's Influence, but they don't switch.

Epochalyptik on Why are these cards banned?

2 years ago

Neither Chromeshell Crab nor Dulcet Sirens was ever printed in a Modern-legal set.

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