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
3 days 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!
4 weeks ago
Crocodile of the Crossing any thoughts on him?
1 month 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.
1 month ago
okie dokie! lets begin
at this point I just like 24 lands in any 60 card deck I have, buuuuut I do have plenty of faith that the 22 you have is fine. now the only change I would make to lands is adding 4 Ifnir Deadlands and maybe 2 Grasping Dunes. the Ifnir Deadlands I must say from experience are way more powerful then they look and to top it off fit your decks theme, so 100% includes. now Grasping Dunes is weaker but it is in them, so they are maybes. now what i would replace is 4 Swampfor ifnirs and 2 Foul Orchard for Grasping Dunes. but once again dunes are definitely a maybe, it won't hurt you at all to not have them
now I know Liliana, Death Wielder is in theme, but for 7 mana she does not do nearly enough so I could never suggest her in any deck outside of commander. Now Vraska, Relic Seeker may not be in theme but she alone is a fire magnet that ends the game by herself while being good removal in your colors. so if you want a planeswalker in this deck shes the only one I can suggest.
no real suggestions, there really is only one for your slot. maybe add a fourth since its the decks theme.
you already have push but a few things you could add are Blossoming Defense it may not be in theme but it can act like a kill spell and save your hapatras. Hapatra's Mark is an in theme blossoming defense. buuut sometimes you may want that +2/+2. Splendid Agony its not super but it triggers your stuff and can kill creatures, so really good in your deck needs play testing to be sure. Torment of Venom its pricey but i like how many counters you get out of it, plus the punish effect can be fun. Vraska's Contempt is solid sideboard tech for a deck with gods or planeswalkers.
Grind is cheap, kills possibly two creatures and channeler initiate can cast the dust part. but probably better in the sideboard. its not super strong but Hazardous Conditions is a fun field bomb your creatures could technically survive if they have -1/-1 counters on them, but against constrictor decks it does nothing sooo sideboard against token decks or just don;t use it. Its just a funny card that would surprise your opponents when your creatures survive it. Lethal Sting is your decks unlicensed disintegration, that can trigger your other cards. lastly maybe a field bomb like Yahenni's Expertise.
Archfiend of Ifnir though you don't have much cycle or discard he can wipe a board and do massive triggers, just need some discard/cycle cards. Bone Picker not to theme but your deck should have things die often. so a 3/2 flyer for 1 is awesome. Crocodile of the Crossing this is one of the best cards you can add, its in them and as game ending as hazoret with 5 power haste. i just love the idea of playing it putting the counters on a festering mummy, making tokens then put festering mummies counter on an enemy card to make more tokens then hit for 5. its soooo good. Decimator Beetle i do agree with you its cost makes it slow, but a one of might be good. Plague Belcher no your not zombies but the counters and 3 cost 5/4 menace means he is in theme with ridiculous power. Ruthless Sniper like archiend if you go cycle in any way he fits the theme.
so those are all my suggestions the actual changes i would go through with is- trade 4 Swamp for 4 Ifnir Deadlands, trade lili for vraska, take outWalk the Plank replace it with 2 Lethal Sting (worse but in theme) or keep 2 walk the planks and add 2 Yahenni's Expertise. take out Baleful Ammit and replace it with 2 Plague Belcher, go down a Banewhip Punisher to 2 and add a Channeler Initiate to 3. take out the Defiant Greatmaw and add 4 Crocodile of the Crossing. trade 2 hapatras for 2 Exemplar of Strength. so you have 4 exemplars and 2 hapatras. I cant promise this will be super strong with what little support wizards gave us but this is what i suggest.
1 month ago
Hey thanks for the indepth recommendations Kukitan!!!
I've been playing Magic on and off since the Onslaught and dont like to get too competative so I keep the cost of my ULTRA BUDGET decks around $15 mostly as a deck building challenge for myself. Plus I love beating people's +$200 decks... Its the best!
1 month ago
+1 Always a fan of mono-green.
Personally I wouldn't recommend Desert of the Indomitable but I assume it's there for cycling and desert sacrifice reasons and Crocodile of the Crossing might be something to look into if you want a little extra speed.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Crocodile of the Crossing would help fill in that empty 4 drop slot. Always nice to fill out your curve :)