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Crocodile of the Crossing
Creature — Crocodile
Wehn Crocodile of the Crossing enters the battlefield, put a -1/-1 counter on target creature you control.
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Crocodile of the Crossing Discussion
20 hours ago
Well, Golgari isn't that well represented within Standard right now. The only deck to post any results recently are constrictor decks that run over $250 currently. Vraska, Relic Seeker is in a weird place, where she's a pirate that doesn't fit in with other pirates. If you want a budget deck that uses Vraska, Relic Seeker, you could try a pirates deck that uses Treasure tokens to generate the mana for Vraska. Other than that, Vraska might fit in well with a -1/-1 counters deck like this:
|4x Baleful Ammit||8x Forest||2x Vraska, Relic Seeker|
|4x Channeler Initiate||4x Foul Orchard|
|4x Crocodile of the Crossing||12x Swamp||Sideboard|
|4x Exemplar of Strength||2x Bontu's Last Reckoning|
|4x Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons||Enchantment||3x Golden Demise|
|3x Journey to Eternity Flip||4x Naturalize|
|Instant||4x Nest of Scarabs||4x Never / Return|
|4x Splendid Agony||2x Prowling Serpopard|
|3x Walk the Plank|
1 week ago
The deck looks like itd curve out rather awkwardly, but the midgame and late game power level looks like its there.
Im not sold on the Crocodile of the Crossing. While I love the card, feel your deck might benefit from Channeler Initiate more so, as it will fix mana issues and help you drop your hand faster. After you cast Solemnity, its a (2) 3/4 which is still pretty decent
1 month ago
Hopefully the Ramunap Red shows up this weekend haha Blue could work really well for this, I would add Negate, Navigator's Ruin and Chart a Course to this and back it up with Plague Belcher and maybe Tattered Mummy. Even Negate would not be a bad idea as I see most of the problems coming from enchantments or spells that would kill off the insects or trample damage. My friend has been a pain in the ass and used trample damage but I found as long as I can hold off his hand then I the chances of winning are really good as long as he has to play off the top off the deck. But I think if you can play the navigators ruin and be aggressive with the insects then its a good way to clear off a bunch of the deck. I want to try sticking with green an I like the Crocodile of the Crossing and I think Larger Than Life could cause problems for the peeps. Hope this helps. Cant wait for Sunday
1 month ago
I tried this deck out at a casual standard event at my local card shop last Sunday and had a lot of fun with it. I couldnt copy it exactly, I am having a hard time finding more Ammit Eternal and have 2 Haptras and 1 Bantu. I substituted with what I had and found some success with Crocodile of the Crossing and tried using Plague Belcher. I played against one of the owners of the store and had a frustrating w/b deck. I ran into trouble with an enchantment that exiled the card and could not play more copies of that card, I dont remember the name of that one. Which then helped him with his Aethersphere Harvester and Crested Sunmare combo. I thought about subbing the Ambuscade for Lost Legacy or Appetite for the Unnatural. I really had fun with this deck and the guys were talking about it after I left. Have you tried it against an Ramunap Red deck? There is another guy at the store that plays that. I really like this deck :)
1 month ago
2 months ago
For sure if you are going the tribal route Commune with Dinosaurs is likely superior. My deck is like the complete flip of yours I started as dino tribal and eventually ended up with non tribal version that features the hasty Crocodile of the Crossing as the primary aggressor.
Funny how different metas can take similar ideas is totally different directions. Another synergy I considered building around was Lifecrafter's Bestiary and Greenbelt Rampager. You can draw quite a few cards off of it pretty early. But since I wasn't running an energy package the rampager didn't do enough.
Keep up the good fight. Ill check back in and let you know how I do at this weeks standard showdown if I make it there. Gonna run branchwalker and see how it goes. Here is the link to my deck at the moment. Good luck out there!
3 months ago
Crocodile of the Crossing any thoughts on him?
3 months ago
First and foremost, I have to concur with most other people in this thread, Soul-Scar Mage just doesn't work as often as is needed to justify running it. Next, I'll agree with billium813 to run a few energy cards: Aether Hub, Attune with Aether, and Harnessed Lightning all at 4 helps immensely with color fixing, and between the Hubs and Initiate, you shouldn't need to actually run a dedicated White source for your one white spell, unless of course you opt to add an Anointer Priest or two.
As for an actual suggestion, try Crocodile of the Crossing. A 5/4 (because you obviously want to dump the counter on either an insect or initiate) haste for 4 that triggers Hapatra, Nest, and Spider that either nets a draw off Scorpion God (if you put the counter on an insect) or extends the usability of Channeler Initiate (remove the counter to pay for the Croc, then immediately replace it) is just insane.