Crib Swap

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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

poulak on ½ White ½ Black

1 week ago

Hey man, thanks a lot for the suggestions. As for Midnight Reaper and Kinsbaile Cavalier I feel like with 10 cards above CMC 2 that are all important to the deck (Haakon, Stromgald Scourge, Knight Exemplar, and Crib Swap), it wouldn't have room for more. It's kind of the same issue with Altar's Reap, there wasn't a ton of good CMC 1 cards for this list so it's got a lot of CMC 2 cards, and the value of those has to be really high to balance things out.

Non-Linear on All Mana Sliver Artifact V4.0

2 weeks ago

@Verbatiam This is more helpful than you could know, and I am very appreciative of your feedback and suggestions. I do plan on keeping the artifact element of my slivers, I plan on adding other tribal enchantments/artifacts such as Door of Destinies, Coat of Arms, Heartstone, Helm of the Host, and Herald's Horn. Saheeli Rai is going to stay and the other is probably going to be replaced with Xenagos, the Reveler.

I am also planning on adding Training Grounds, Kindred Discovery, and some signets.

You make an excellent point with the removal and counters, I have a Dash Hopes and Despise because of their convienience. I will replace those with more blue counters and a Crib Swap.

I have already removed the cat for a Manaweft Sliver and will probably trade my Sliver Construct for another sliver card in my folder.

Glyphia on Elementribal Horde of Notions

2 weeks ago

Hi stringtheory,

The deck did not bring much attention at first, but after playing it for 2 years everyone agrees it's one of the most effective in my playgroup. Crib Swap especially is an all-star and tutoring for it usually gets a few comments on how their board is about to be decimated.

I've switched from seeing this deck as a midrange deck to a ramp/control one, so the criticism about speed is somewhat justified. But as any ramp deck it performs very well once a mana threshold is reached and it will be viable if your playgroup is not about comboing out on turn 3.

Verbatiam on All Mana Sliver Artifact V4.0

2 weeks ago

Slivers is my pet archtype so appologies if I go a little overboard with this comment

Overall pretty good, got most of the good ones. I'd cut Metallic Sliver and Sliver Construct as they dont actually add anything to your sliver stradedgy aside from mooching off of your other slivers. I'd replace them with Manaweft Sliver and Bonescythe Sliver I'm assuming their is budget concerns, otherwise Sliver Sliver Queen and Sliver Legion would be auto includes
To be honest, cut all of your instants, they either are innefficient or wont do what you want e.g. Lightning Bolt doesn't kill much in commander and Dash Hopes almost never counters a spell, and when it does it means you would have rathered a card that did damage. Some potential good cards in each caatagorie you have represented are:

Countermagic

-Swan Song

-Counterspell

-Out of Bounds

Removal

-Swords to Plowshares

-Crib Swap

-Beast Within

also one card thats really win more with slivers is Kindred Summons

I like your socereies more, some that I'd cut are Hive Stirrings because similarly to Metallic sliver they do actually contribute to slivers plans, Severed Strands is sorcery speed removal that loses you a sliver (which is something you really don't want to do in slivers), and Divest because single target hand hate just makes you enemies in commander and rarely hits anything thats worth that. Some good includes in this area are Kindred Dominance and Cultivate/Kodama's Reach
I combined these catagories because they speak to an overall subtheme you seem to have, both artifacts and the cat combo (Saheeli Rai and Felidar Guardian). Honestly I dont think there are enough artifacts to justify two artifact planeswalkers, and neither is really syenergistic with your deck I'd cut both and Guardian, if you want a Planeswalker I'd reccomend Xenagos, the Reveler as he both ramps and protects himself. If you want a two card combo I'd reccomend Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and Pestermite has they're more useful outside of the combo.

On the topic of Artifacts they can be really useful in a budget 5 colour deck as they work with whatever colours you happend to have out. Most of your artifacts are good, I'd just cut Hedron Archive and Tamiyo's Journal, the former because you really need coloured mana and the latter because its a really slow tutor and not very good source of cards. I'd recommend adding Commander's Sphere, Fellwar Stone, and Heartstone (Heartstone is especially good). If you find more space in the deck I'd also recommend signets for your major colours as they can convert 1 colour that you dont need to 2 that you do.

This section is really good, only card I dislike is Dictate of Karametra because it benefits your opponents as well in a deck where you don't really break parity on it (you opponents get as much benefit as you) and it costs double green. There are some really good enchantments you can run, highlights are Kindred Discovery, Unnatural Selection, and Training Grounds (again, decreasing the cost of your commanders abilities is insanly good)

All in all I really love the deck and it fills me with nostalga for my old Sliver deck (it was my first ever commander deck). Hope some of this helps and I'd be happy to talk about what I've said more (hope this isn't way to much)

cdkime on All Mana Sliver Artifact V4.0

3 weeks ago

Three suggestions:

Paradox Engine is great with mana slivers. Combined with Sliver Overlord, you can tutor and cast every sliver in your deck in one turn.

Dormant Sliver is incredibly powerful. It can draw a significant number of cards, and then be killed by Necrotic Sliver or another removal spell when you're ready to attack. Combined with Paradox Engine, you can cast a large number of slivers, drawing even more slivers to cast, leading to some powerful turns.

Crib Swap is a removal spell you can tutor with your commander.

DrowZgam3r on Shaolin Form #3, Azorius Control Style Kung Fu

1 month ago

I really like your deck and admire your desire to make inexpensive edh decks. That being said I do believe there are some ways you could improve this deck without breaking the budget.

While you do have plenty of board wipe effects I notice that you only have a few single target removal spells. Board wipes are great but the problem is the fact that they are sorcery speed. The ability to react on your opponents turn is invaluable so I would highly recommend adding one or two more instant speed removal spells. Some notable ones would be

I also think there are some counterspell's you would be better off for running that are pretty cheap.

  • Sinister Sabotage is basically a Cancel with upside and still pretty cheap.
  • Rewind is almost free in the late game.
  • Foil is a budget Force of Will that would fit great in your deck given your high island count.
  • Arcane Denial is just a solid counter spell in EDH since it replaces itself and the advantage it gives your opponent is mitigated by the multiplayer format.
  • I would also recommend running Forbid since you seem to draw so many cards but this one is a little more pricey.
Of all your counterspells I do believe that any of these would be better than Cancel,Mana Leak, or Spell Pierce

The only other general improvement I would recommend would be try to add some dual lands. Even if they come into play tapped, dual lands do wonders to help a deck perform at its best. Some really budget ones I'd recommend are.

And since you do have such a robust instant package I would also recommend considering running Tidespout Tyrant as another finisher type card.

I really do like your deck and what you have made so far, but I would like you to at least consider these options to further improve your deck.

Kogarashi on Changeling and Door of Destinies

1 month ago

The reminder text for changeling explains that "This card is every creature type at all times." This includes in zones other than the battlefield, such as on the stack. So when you cast Avian Changeling, you're not only casting a Shapeshifter spell, you're casting a Human spell, a Wizard spell, a Goat spell, a Construct spell, a God spell, and any other creature type that currently exists.

So it will indeed work with Door of Destinies, Herald's Horn, and Kindred Discovery.

Cathars' Crusade, by the way, doesn't care about creature types, just creature permanents. So even though Crib Swap also has changeling and thus all the creature subtypes, it isn't a creature permanent, and thus wouldn't trigger Cathars' Crusade. It would, however, work with Door of Destinies because the Door only cares that you're casting a spell (of any sort) with the chosen creature subtype, even if the spell in question is not, itself, a creature spell.

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