Crib Swap

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
Commander 2018 (C18) Uncommon
Commander Anthology Vol. II (CM2) Uncommon
Commander 2015 (C15) Uncommon
Lorwyn (LRW) Uncommon

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Tokens

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.

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Crib Swap Discussion

Mortiferus_Rosa on Aminatou

4 days ago

Im going to make these suggestions under the assumption that price is not an issue.

Card Suggestions

JustMeHunter on Mono White Good Stuff

4 weeks ago

You should totally play Crib Swap + Angel of Flight Alabaster to get a removal spell every turn.

Kogarashi on Wealth of Imagination

1 month ago

DrkNinja, late to the response, I know, but I'm really curious why you think this deck is running too many lands? There are a good number of expensive cards, commander (and its ability) included, which necessitates mana, and flooding has never been a problem with my decks that run the generally-recommended 40% mana base, especially when they have ways to get lands out easily enough to thin the rest of the deck down. Not to mention that the primary problem I've had with this deck is not getting enough mana out early enough to do things. Replacing lands with mana rocks doesn't fix the problem, as I'd still need enough early mana to cast the mana rocks, and said mana rocks would be more fragile, especially in our playgroups where artifact hate is not uncommon.

To respond to some of your other suggestions (which I do appreciate, as a note, whether or not I agree with them)....

I approve of the youtube link. I probably won't use it in my description, but it's apropos.

I worry less about getting things into the graveyard to reanimate, as the Horde is frequently a target and I'd have to have ten mana on board to cast it and immediately activate it just once. Those are good choices for other deck ideas I have though.

I'll have to consider the filter lands you suggested. Chromatic Lantern is already on my wishlist for this deck for obvious reasons.

Vigor and Purity only protect themselves from mill. The rest of my graveyard stays put. This also means that while they're busted, as you say, I can't cheat them back with the Horde when someone thinks they've gotten rid of them.

Your suggested removal cards are indeed super strong, but are also all single-target. I've got single-target removal already that can be recast from the graveyard with the Horde (Shriekmaw, Nameless Inversion, Crib Swap), plus sweep removal to fill in the gaps, and Merciless Eviction on my wishlist for when I really want an exile instead. Thanks though.

Asceticism would be nice but I went with what I had in my collection for this, and Broken Fall has worked fine so far. As long as there's a targetable creature on the board, my opponents can't actually get rid of Broken Fall (without split second or a Stifle effect), which has annoyed my daughter to no end. But I do have Asceticism on my wishlist for this deck now, thanks.

Stalking Vengeance would indeed be nice in an evoke-heavy deck, but it's not an elemental so it didn't make the cut for this one.

passascats on

1 month ago

I like Crib Swap more than Wing Shards. Nacatl War-Pride could be fun, I also like Pride Sovereign.
Good Luck!!!

cdkime on geminis commander slivers project

1 month ago

Paradox Engine is a must in any Sliver Overlord deck. Your commander, combined with Gemhide Sliver or Manaweft Sliver allows you to cast all your creatures--you can use your Slivers to activate your Commander's tutor ability, use Slivers to cast the tutored Sliver, untapping all your slivers. Rinse and repeat until all your Slivers are in play. Even if your commander is not in play, you can still use alongside Dormant Sliver and mana slivers to cast a large number of cards per turn.

Crib Swap is a solid removal spell that can be tutored by your commander.

Vanquisher's Banner is another solid option as it provides you some card draw.

With regards to DGMasterChief117's comments regarding lands, I notice you have a number of hypereffecient tutors in your maybeboard. If you run a set of Vampiric Tutor, Worldly Tutor, and Demonic Tutor, you could safely drop down to 35 or fewer lands. Slivers are inexpensive to cast, and, once you've got a mana Sliver in play, your lands become less important.

jpsuchecki on Light up the knight

2 months ago

Good_knight Well I really don't know what you have so that makes things harder. I can offer some suggestions but that kind of depends on your meta. What is your playgroup like or are you talking about local game store? Do you play 1v1 or more?

If your 1v1 I suggest more spot removal. This should help you buy time to get your engine online. There are a ton of cheap options as white and black are good for this. If you have a local game store near buy, you might be able to do get these pretty easy. Afterlife, Swords to Plowshares, Blazing Hope, Crib Swap, Mortify, Profane Procession (this would be a good card for this deck even when you move beyond it simple trickets). Unmake, Walk the Plank, Go for the Throat. You get the idea.

Ok so some ideas for improving your creature pool. I tried to keep this pretty cheap. Dauntless Bodyguard, Chieftain en-Dal, Fiendslayer Paladin, Kinsbaile Cavalier, Knight of Dusk (A great cheap card for this deck. Just make sure you always have the mana up to destroy. Since it can be played at instant speed you can kill their creature after blockers are declared and damage is done. This is one of the reasons you should wait until second main to play nonessential spells. Lightwielder Paladin, Knight of Sursi, Mirror Entity, Pentarch Paladin.

Some enchantments to help out: Glorious Anthem, Behind the Scenes, Archetype of Courage, Archetype of Finality, Brave the Sands, Intimidation, Knighthood.

Artifacts and lands: Whip of Erebos, Fellwar Stone, Rupture Spire, Path of Ancestry Unclaimed Territory . If you want to splurge a little bit get an Isochron Scepter and put something like Go for the Throat on it.

This are just suggestions. Take all or some. On August 10th the new preconstructed Commander decks come out. In the past these have been pretty awesome for right out of the box. You can always tailor make them. They are normally worth well over the MSRP.

Also don't let the prices here scare you too much. They are just a generalization. You could go to tcgplayer and get better values. Even after you choose, they can optimize your cart to get a lower value.

Drakorya on Sliver pwn

2 months ago

I agree with cdkime, especially about the land count.

Your sliver count is pretty high, which is good. But you could probably trim some of the weaker ones and add some more support cards. Usually around 30 slivers is good, depending on how you like to run the deck (aggro, combo or both).

Mana Echoes is great with your commander. Cryptic Gateway is awesome too, especially if you have Intruder Alarm out.

Crib Swap is a tutorable removal spell with your commander. And you can steal the token it leaves behind.

Patriarch's Bidding is a great spell to recover from board wipes, and it won't benefit your opponents too much (unless they're playing tribal as well).

Aggravated Assault is a way to get infinite mana if you have enough slivers out with a mana sliver. This is a good way to combo without needing your commander out.

Check out my sliver deck if you want some other ideas:


All hail our Sliver Overlords

Commander / EDH* Drakorya

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