Cloudfin Raptor

Creature — Bird Mutant

FlyingEvolve (Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, if that creature has greater power or toughness than this creature, put a +1/+1 counter on this creature.)

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Cloudfin Raptor Discussion

Chuata on Glorious Evolution (Budget)

2 days ago

Mandalorian . . .Actually you don't fully understand this deck conception. For example in first turn I go with Cloudfin Raptor (Experiment One is as good as him) which is 0/1 with flying. In my 2-nd turn I cast Young Wolf which triggers evolve ability on Cloudfin Raptor making him 1/2 then I cast Pongify (or Rapid Hybridization) on Young Wolf. Wolf dies, but it instantly cames back with extra +1/+1 counter on him, which triggers evolve again. Then 3/3 Ape comes on board triggering evolve once more. This process makes my board looks like this: 3/4 Cloudfin Raptor, 2/2 Young Wolf and 3/3 Ape in 2-nd turn.

Lame_Duck on Sky beatdown

1 week ago

I like the deck but I think you need to try lowering your mana curve; Modern is a brutally fast format and it's easy to fall behind if you end up with a clunky hand that doesn't do much in the early turns. Flyers are never going to be the most aggressive creatures, however, so I'd also look at creatures that help disrupt and slow the opponents game-plan.

I'd definitely look to add Selfless Spirit, Mausoleum Wanderer and Pride of the Clouds as they're just powerful creatures that fit what you're trying to do. Aven Mindcensor, Hushwing Gryff, Vryn Wingmare are Lyev Skyknight could be good additions, depending on what decks you expect to face (maybe just in the sideboard though). Cloudfin Raptor and Loyal Pegasus might be a little too unreliable but I'd give them a test as aggressive 1-drops. Squadron Hawk isn't that aggressive or disruptive but it's card advantage in creature form, which is useful.

To make space I'd start by removing the Dragonlord Ojutai and Jace, Unraveler of Secrets, which while powerful don't really seem to fit the overall plan of the deck. Warden of Evos Isle might not be worth it anymore since I'm suggesting dropping the curve anyway and Nimble Obstructionist seems too situational to run 3 in the maindeck, although I've never played with it so maybe I'm underestimating it.

Also, Faerie Miscreant really seems like it should be either 4-of or 0-of and I'd consider 1 or 2 copies of Moorland Haunt.

Shane on Hunger of the Howlpack with ...

2 weeks ago

The evolve ability only triggers when a creature enters the battlefield. So putting +1/+1 counters on your creature would not cause Cloudfin Raptor to grow.

Also the counters would all be placed at the same time.

A better play would be to play the raptor before you sac the wolf.

40cal on Hunger of the Howlpack with ...

2 weeks ago

If I Sac'd my Young Wolf this turn it came back undying as a 2/2 I afterwards played Cloudfin Raptor, then I used Hunger of the Howlpack on Young Wolf does my Cloudfin Raptor get 3 +1/+1 because my Young Wolf got +3/+3 counters? Pretty much do all the counters go in separately one after the other?

ChubyCryBaby on Flights Cancelled

3 weeks ago

I'll work up something with "Flying" and such since, the name is Flights Cancelled lol. Add in a few more Delver of Secrets  Flip, 2/3 should be plenty. Faerie Miscreant for card draw, Jace's Phantasm more flying that gets powerful with cards in the graveyard, Thought Scour, Mind Sculpt to get more in your opponents graveyard Favorable Winds for more power/Toughness, Augury Owl to control your next few draws, Zephyr Sprite 1 drop flying, Cloudfin Raptor should get big quickly. Warden of Evos Isle reducing cost of flyers

StoryArcher on Simic Infinite Counters Combo deck ...

3 weeks ago

aholder7 - the original post contained Birds of Paradise from an older version, rather than the Cloudfin Raptor that eventually replaced it; I've updated the post to fix that.

Between the raptor, Give / Take and the other potential options, I would hope that would be enough to get me the counter(s) I need to trigger.

Cicjose on evolve green creatures

1 month ago

if you want evolve on curve this is a list of what you could do:

Cloudfin Raptor

Gyre Sage

Renegade Krasis

Darth_Savage on Unblockable Aggro

1 month ago

H0L0cr0nHunter16 glad you like the deck, it was knocked up as a proof of concept when I was trying to help out a couple of other players and to see if a budget deck really could play well... On the Gudul Lurker, as a morph card it is too slow and as a 1 drop I'd rather have Cloudfin Raptor I looked at all the can't be blocked, Shadow and Flying creatures available in U/G when putting this together (I had forgotten how many modern legal Shadow creatures there are) so unless I'm missing an advantage of the Gudul Lurker...

An aside, I like your name too, holocrons have started to appear more is Star Wars cannon, which is cool.

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