Crookclaw Transmuter

Crookclaw Transmuter

Creature — Bird Wizard

Flash (You may play this spell any time you could play an instant.)


When Crookclaw Transmuter enters the battlefield, switch target creature's power and toughness until end of turn.

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy (CNS) Common
Time Spiral (TSP) Common

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

Crookclaw Transmuter Discussion

xaarvaxus on I Shanghai Sharp Sticks I

6 months ago

Illusory Ambusher would give you another creature that can deal the beats a little better plus cash in for cards if it is killed via damage.

Crookclaw Transmuter gives you a combat trick that might sneak through some more damage or help one of your weenies trade up.

Mirror-Mad Phantasm may be a bit dangerous to use its activated ability here but it hits for 5 and has its own evasion if your commander gets removed.

If budget isn't as big of a concern, Morphling may be a good fit as you can customize its power/toughness as the situation demands.

debook454 on Edric's Communist Spies [Competitive EDH]

3 years ago

Crookclaw Transmuter might be a good addition then, it can tutor for dat bident

gMontanher on Simic Evolve

3 years ago

In my humble opinion I think you should replace Crookclaw Transmuter to Beetleform Mage. Why? Because the transmuter is too situational while the mage is a strong beater.

JonnyG21 on The Inverted Truth of a Delving Maniac

3 years ago

Splash white for Unburial Rites with Gifts Ungiven? I know it's a different deck, but the idea would still work well, not only as a tutor, but as grave return if you run 1 of Emrakul, the Aeons Torn or Iona, Shield of Emeria. As for the lands, I'd pull the Sunken Hollows for the shocks and fetches in your maybeboard. I'd go with 2 shocks, 4 fetches personally. Tasigur's Cruelty might be good as a 1 or 2 of here. Because you're going for control, losing life to Dismember is relevant, so maybe Go for the Throat or Victim of Night too. I'd still keep like 2 Dismember, but idk about a playset. the dimir pacts (Slaughter Pact / Pact of Negation) could also go in mainboard or sideboard.

Cards with transmute for 3/4 drops: Clutch of the Undercity, Dimir House Guard, Dimir Machinations, Drift of Phantasms, Perplex. I'm a fan of Perplex. Crookclaw Transmuter technically has "transmute" in it's name and it's a 4 drop if that counts for anything lol.

Love the deck; keep it up. +1

JA14732 on Dredged Card #16 - April ...

3 years ago

This is /. Power/toughness switching effects are historically in blue and occasionally in red (Crookclaw Transmuter, About Face, Wandering Fumarole, Twisted Image come to mind immediately), and with the randomness of the last effect, this card is definitively /.

Also, Boza, there has never been a card that switches power and toughness in green-at least that I could find.

kltisawesome on Seriously guys, look at all these freaking birds

3 years ago

MsSysbit Thanks, and don't worry, I do have Coat of Arms in here. I did consider Sage Owl, Augury Owl, and Crookclaw Transmuter, but decided not to add them for fear of them being too low impact. Sage Owl still seems too weak because you can't put any of the cards on the bottom, but I might add in Augury Owl. My playgroup has a low amount of flyers, so generally my birds aren't really going into combat, and there are also very few (or possibly none!) 0 power creatures in my playgroup. I forgot about Supreme Verdict, I should probably add that. I have not actually fully constructed this deck yet, and it's more likely that I'll have access to a Stormtide Leviathan than Magus of the Moat, so that may prove to be what a put in.

I have tested this deck only a couple of times, and while I got some pretty big birds both times, I was facing a Meren of Clan Nel Toth deck that was running Terastodon and somehow both times found myself without lands. However, I look forward to some awesome games.

MsSysbit on Seriously guys, look at all these freaking birds

3 years ago

Not too many good birds I know but maybe Sage Owl and Augury Owl can join your flock as early game birds that can help organize your draws. Crookclaw Transmuter is silly but can help ya win a battle on something that has high toughness or even kill any creature(even indestructible) with 0 offense. Lastly every tribal deck in existence should have Coat of Arms imo. Great fun looking deck and hopefully you can go all Hitchcock on your opponents! Show them the fear!