Crib Swap


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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Uncommon
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Uncommon
Commander 2015 (C15) Uncommon
Lorwyn (LRW) Uncommon

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Crib Swap

Tribal Instant — Shapeshifter

Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.)

Exile target creature. Its controller creates a 1/1 colourless Shapeshifter creature token with changeling.

Crib Swap Discussion

tehgamer on As Above, So Below (Kaalia Zenith Seeker)

22 hours ago

Crib Swap , Graveshifter and Taurean Mauler are decent Changeling options, but as a whole their power level is low compared to the other creatures you have access to.

Logo79 on Sliver communism. Sharing is caring.

1 week ago

Drakorya the problem with Crib Swap is it will give them a sliver and that can give them a huge benefit depending on what I've got on board at the time. And for Kindred Dominance and Kindred Discovery they're just so high of a cost. I used to run discovery, but I didn't benefit too much off of it since I don't normally swing unless it's for lethal and when I play slivers, I just search through and through for the exact thing I need so it's a bit more efficient.

Drakorya on Sliver communism. Sharing is caring.

1 week ago

What about using Crib Swap as a removal spell you can tutor up with the Overlord?

There is also the Kindred cycle from Commander 2017. Kindred Dominance and Kindred Discovery are decent.

alika on How do Changeling Tribal Instants ...

3 weeks ago

Shields of Velis Vel , Nameless Inversion , Ego Erasure , and Crib Swap all have changeling. What does the mean? How can an Instant have a(ll) creature type(s)?

If I have a card saying "Whenever a Zombie enters the battlefield, target player loses 1 life.", do these Instants cause that card to trigger?

Enral on Turn and Face the Strange - Changeling EDH

1 month ago

I know Horde of Notions isn't a changeling but the synergy with your deck to be able to play any changeling from the gy including Crib Swap / Nameless Inversion is too spicy not to include.

sylvannos on Tribal shapeshifter buffs

1 month ago

Haakon, Stromgald Scourge is a beast with changelings, especially with Nameless Inversion and Crib Swap . You need to play Liliana of the Veil and/or Collective Brutality , however, so he's not a dead card when you draw him.

@Funkydiscogod: I play Godo, Bandit Warlord with Batterskull in my 4-Color Gifts deck. He's an absolute beast in the control matchup when your opponent is playing 3 colors.


1 month ago

Hey there, love The Reaper King. I never made the deck myself but i had a friend in my meta who had it for a few years. It was formidable late game but he got bored eventually since there lacked enough interesting scarecrows. But now I think with the amount of shapeshifters/changelings out there the deck can be very fun, and it already looks like you have more than a solid start going on already.

Taurean Mauler , Mirror Entity , Amoeboid Changeling , Changeling Berserker , Changeling Hero , Cairn Wanderer , Crib Swap , and Shapesharer are the best of the changelings you have to pick from. Definitey no need to use them all but a few can definitely replace some of the weaker scarecrows like Wicker Warcrawler .

Crystal Quarry seems like a cute land to run.

I know scarecrows lean artifact but what are your thoughts on Prismatic Omen or Chromatic Lantern ? There is also Blinkmoth Urn for mana generation in artifacts. Krark-Clan Ironworks as an artifact sac outlet that also generates mana.

Oh and another thing about not enough good scarecrows to pick from... Arcane Adaptation is something to think about because you can even then play around with the idea of throwing in 2-3 absolute bombs like Vorinclex or Ulamog that would then become scarecrows.

Again, sweet deck ;) Let me know if any of that helps!


Hexaflexagon on Angelhorde Invasion

2 months ago

Hey Chandra585,

Thanks for your comment and upvote. I'll try out Mistveil Plains , but I think that it won't really do anything for me as I want my lands to ETB untapped, as I want to use the most of my mana to cast creatures. I really like Knight of the White Orchid , so that will be going in. I think I already have enough removal, so I don't think that Crib Swap will be going in. I like Tithe , but I'm not going to spend $20 on a card like that, so if I can find one in my dad's old collection, then I'll try to fit it in. I'm not a big fan of giving my opponent lands, as they'll just get even more ahead of me, which is why I won't put in Oath of Lieges . I'll try to find room for Wrath of God .

Thanks again,


Hey Chhris,

Thanks for your comment, upvote, and your opinion on which direction I should take this deck. Do you think Helm of the Host is good for this deck, even though it doesn't trigger Oketra with the copy tokens? I can create multiple Oketras, and me casting creatures will get more value. But on the other hand, it requires 2-3 turns for it to work, and the Helm is prone to removal. Also, what do you think about cutting Luminarch Ascension and Coat of Arms for more Anthem effects that are more consistent in giving pumps and Dreamstone Hedron ? What else do you think I should cut?

Thanks again,


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