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

Darth_Savage on Unblockable Aggro

2 days 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.

cmsrDPM on The Best Offense...

3 days ago

TheRiddler I have toyed with the idea of blue. I would rather run Cloudfin Raptor, Dragon's Eye Savants, Wall of Denial, or Sidisi's Faithful.

I would probably just run Noble Hierarchs as extra blue sources (on top of Birds of Paradise and Sylvan Caryatid). I think I will test it but keep this deck Abzan.

Thanks for the input.

ClockworkSwordfish on Warden of Evos Isle Flying

1 week ago

I think you'd love a set of Pride of the Clouds. Even at two mana, he can easily be the biggest creature around. Soulcatcher is a similarly powerful two-drop, which can make your opponent hesitate to kill your other creatures. I'd also run Judge's Familiar or Cloudfin Raptor over Flying Men. Thunderclap Wyvern makes a good pseudo-lord (I find him more impressive than Archon of Redemption) especially with his ability to show up mid-combat.

Squadron Hawk gives you some card advantage, providing an army off just one card. Plus, it combos well with the Pride of the Clouds. Other efficient flyers that might interest you include Arctic Aven, Lyev Skyknight and Azorius First-Wing. Good luck!


4 weeks ago

Thanks. I replaced Cloudfin Raptor instead. Mothdust Changeling is in because of Notorious Throng and if I ever add Priest of Titania

maxon on I'm tired of playing other ...

1 month ago

I built a really budget mono flier deck in standard way back. It was really straight forward and put out a lot of pressure. It used mostly one and two costed creatures like Cloudfin Raptor, and Vaporkin to spew out a bunch of fliers, with the goal being that they at least needed to have power equal to the cost paid. I don't have it listed up here, but you could totally do something like that. If you went that route one card I would suggest especially is Pride of the Clouds (unfortunately I did not have access to this beast in standard). Good luck on finding something you love.

Darth_Savage on Swooping Evil

1 month ago

Afraid this deck won't work that well in reality, there are much better choices even on a budget.

  1. Deviod means that Eldrazi Skyspawner and Mist Intruder aren't blue, they are colourless.

  2. Skywatcher Adept will never be relevant and costs too much to level up, a better option is Cloudfin Raptor which grows just because you play other creatures.

  3. Faerie Miscreant is a functionally better Zephyr Sprite thanks to the occasional draw.

  4. Swap Mist Intruder to be Seacoast Drake, it has an extra 1 toughness and is blue.

  5. Eldrazi Skyspawner and Azure Drake should be Illusory Angel, Warden of Evos Isle, Stitched Drake or even Riptide Chimera as they are all more efficient.

  6. If you use Riptide Chimera then Reality Acid becomes hard removal for anything rather than Encrust if not then Void Snare or Vapor Snag are more efficient.

In short, while I like the idea of an all flying blue deck, your card choices just weren't optimal, even on a budget.

Neotrup on Evolve

1 month ago

No. Graft is a triggered ability that uses the stack, so the second Cloudfin Raptor enters as a 0/1. Evolve means is "Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, if that creature's power is greater than this creatures power and/or that creature's toughness is greater than this creatures toughness, put a +1/+1 counter on this creature." Because that includes an intervening if clause, the new creature has to have greater power or toughness both when it enters to trigger the ability and when the ability resolves for the counter to be added.

-Orvos- on Evolve

1 month ago

If I have a Vigean Hydropon and a Cloudfin Raptor in play and I play a second Cloudfin Raptor and graft a +1/1 counter onto him will he cause the first cloudfin to evolve?

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