Draining Whelk

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Time Spiral (TSP) Rare

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Draining Whelk

Creature — Illusion

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

Flying

When Draining Whelk enters the battlefield, counter target spell. Put X +1/+1 counters on Draining Whelk, where X is that spell's converted mana cost.

Draining Whelk Discussion

Last_Laugh on Animar Spaghetti Party

2 weeks ago

These are going to feel like major critiques but this list needs some direction and tlc badly. I'm trying to help so take it with a grain of salt.

My 2 major problems are your avg. cmc is astronomically high and your choice of and amount of non-creature spells. Your current avg. cmc is 4.84 but you should be more like 3.8 (TOPS, your first couple of counters on Animar will be inconsistent and slow) and non-creature spells should total 15 at the most but you're currently at 24. You also have a lot of non-creatures that have easy creature replacements. I.e. Beast Whisperer , Primordial Sage , Soul of the Harvest , Garruk's Packleader should be your draw engines ( Glimpse of Nature also if it's in your budget even though it's a non-creature).

You non-creature ramp (i.e. Farseek) should be on a body also like Sakura-Tribe Elder or mana dorks like Beastcaller Savant etc. Mana untap etb's are great here also Peregrine Drake , Cloud of Faeries , and Stadium Vendors are your 3 cheapest options.

Counterspells can be Stratus Dancer (morph also goes infinite with Cloudstone/Animar), Draining Whelk , and Glen Elendra Archmage .

If there's a creature version of an effect it gets ran over a non-creature here is the ongoing point. Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's not budget friendly as a whole but plenty of budget options. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

DVLuca on Animorphball

1 month ago

Hi einz_goobit, I think, you need redundancy like Cloudstone Curio for recast your morph and win via Purphoros, God of the Forge . Morph a creature in animar is more costly than cast it so Seedborn Muse and Prophet of Kruphix (I dont know what banlist you use) are a must. I'd put Draining Whelk , a counter with only 2mana from hand would be very usefull, with Cloudstone Curio , Equilibrium , Temur Sabertooth and Tidespout Tyrant it can be an everyturn counter. Lastly, you have 60 creatures....60!! I simply say Opposition .

I hope those tips were usefull.

thijmnesoy on Hibernation Reclamation (rough draft)

2 months ago

okay, here are some "win-cons" I found. you could just go for a big creature like Trench Gorger , Stormtide Leviathan , Aggressive Mammoth , Aurochs Herd , Carnage Tyrant , Child of Gaea , Cloudthresher , Essence of the Wild could be fun, Force of Nature is really big, Frost Titan , Grunn, the Lonely King , Guile , Hydra Broodmaster (this is one of my all time favorites since it was one of my first cards), Nessian Wilds Ravager , Sagu Mauler (a card I wanted to play for a long time but didn't have the right deck for it, but this seems a perfect fit), Terra Stomper (of course, a classic), Gigantosaurus , Primeval Force , Thornling or maybe Vorapede

yes, I went through almost every 5 and 6 cost minion in green and blue. I'm sure there are other cards that could win you the game out there. but this is what I found

you could also use something that is very evasive ofcourse. like Sun Quan, Lord of Wu or Archetype of Imagination . or something different like a combo with Deadeye Navigator , or counter things and make Draining Whelk really big.

carpecanum on Vicious Ninjutsu

2 months ago

Instead of only unblockables i've had a lot of fun with ETB creatures that have flying. Ninjitsu a Pilgrim's Eye back into your hand for another land, Hostage Taker to steal stuff or a Draining Whelk for counterspelling.

A fun combo is Library of Leng with Putrid Imp . Discard your highest cmc card to the top of your deck for maximum damage from Yuriko's ability.

Most ninja's are pretty cheap. Instead of saving 4 mana with Call to the Kindred you could use Arcane Adaptation and have all your unblockable guys become ninjas.

carpecanum on Vicious Ninjutsu

2 months ago

Instead of only unblockables i've had a lot of fun with ETB creatures that have flying. Ninjitsu a Pilgrim's Eye back into your hand for another land, Hostage Taker to steal stuff or a Draining Whelk for counterspelling.

A fun combo is Library of Leng with Putrid Imp . Discard your highest cmc card to the top of your deck for maximum damage from Yuriko's ability.

Most ninja's are pretty cheap. Instead of saving 4 mana with Call to the Kindred you could use Arcane Adaptation and have all your unblockable guys become ninjas.

Last_Laugh on Who needs Profit of Kruphix anyway? (cEDH)

2 months ago

Nice job upgrading this thing. I do still have a few suggestions though.

First, Glimpse of Nature ... then Spellseeker to look it, Cyclonic Rift, etc. up.

Equilibrium and/or Temur Sabertooth as backups to Cloudstone.

Tishana, Voice of Thunder instead of Zegana. Much easier to cast even if it draws less cards... that double blue and green is tricky.

Stratus Dancer instead of one of your non-creature counterspells. Also consider Draining Whelk .

Earthcraft is also crazy good here.

Last_Laugh on Animar, Soul of Elements EDH

3 months ago

There's 2 of your categories that need the most work... card advantage and ramp. Rocks needs to disappear altogether because neither your ramp or rock sections are how you want to ramp in Animar. Use mana dorks like Birds of Paradise , Shaman of Forgotten Ways , Rishkar, Peema Renegade , Somberwald Sage , and guys like Sakura-Tribe Elder and Wood Elves (many more options). The only card I'd keep out of rocks/ramp is Utopia sprawl.

Card Advantage I'd switch Fathom Mage for Beast Whisperer. Urban Evolution and Rishkar's Expertise are really bad here, you can do a lot more with that much mana. Primordial Sage , Tishana, Voice of Thunder , Momir Vig, Simic Visionary , and Vizier of the Menagerie are all much better options.

I'd also switch your counterspells for creature versions like Stratus Dancer , Draining Whelk , Siren Stormtamer , and/or Glen Elendra Archmage .

Anyways, feel free to check out my list for inspiration. It's also a bit of a hybrid that wins through combat or combo. Upvotes and/or Ideas on any of my decks is appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

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