Draining Whelk


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
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.)


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.

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Draining Whelk Discussion

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on Pir and Toothy spell slinger

5 hours ago

There's a couple more flicker effects that I don't see in your main or sideboard like Nephalia Smuggler / Displace / Illusionist's Stratagem / Deadeye Navigator and weird ones like Baral's Expertise and Supplant Form . And creatures that counter spells work well with blink like Frilled Mystic / Mystic Snake / Draining Whelk .

There's also Everflowing Chalice / Astral Cornucopia that work with Pir, and Thrummingbird / Skyship Plunderer that are basically magpies (with Toothy) and help the counter themes. Tel-Jilad Stylus / Crystal Shard / Lord of the Unreal helps with protecting Toothy. What do you think about Whirlpool Drake / Whirlpool Rider / Forgotten Creation / Teferi's Puzzle Box as an additional Alhammarret's Archive? Turbulent Dreams is a nice additional Cyclonic Rift. And why do you run no planeswalkers like Kiora, the Crashing Wave / Nissa, Vital Force / Garruk, Primal Hunter (they enter the battlefield and activate with an additional counter with Pir.

What do you think of Empyrial Plate / Thassa, God of the Sea / Words of Wilding / Sphinx's Tutelage / Psychic Corrosion / Key to the City as an extra wincon? I have my own deck (here)[http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/22-07-18-pirtoothy/?cat=type&sort=cost] and I'm considering if these are suboptimal.

Last_Laugh on Animar

9 hours ago

Pretty good deck. I do have a few suggestions though. I'll try to break it down by category.

Ramp - Wood Elves , Sakura-Tribe Elder , and Rishkar, Peema Renegade . I also count Hardened Scales / Pir, Imaginative Rascal as ramp here.

Draw - Primordial Sage and Tishana, Voice of Thunder . You want as much draw as you can get that's caused by your actions and less that's reliant on your opponents like Nezahal.

Bounce Enablers/ Targets - Equilibrium and Tidespout Tyrant for enablers. Cloud of Faeries , Great Whale , Palinchron , and Stadium Vendors for bounce targets.

Board Protection- Draining Whelk is all that comes to mind that's a permanent.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. I've been playing the deck for over 5 years now so it's fairly optimized. Feedback, Upvotes, and/or Ideas on any of my decklists is appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

Last_Laugh on Animartopoeia

1 day ago

I have several suggestions for you, mostly budget friendly. I'll break it down by card function.

ETB's - Cloud of Faeries , Peregrine Drake , and Great Whale .

Draw - Beast Whisperer and Soul of the Harvest . This sort of card draw is amazing here, also consider Glimpse of Nature which is a bit more expensive but well worth it.

Board Protection - Draining Whelk , Heroic Intervention , and Glen Elendra Archmage .

Ramp - Sakura-Tribe Elder and Shaman of Forgotten Ways .

Bounce Enablers - Cloudstone Curio , Equilibrium , Temur Sabertooth , and Tidespout Tyrant . These enable you to re-use ETB/Cast effects.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Feedback, Upvotes, and/or Ideas on any of my decklists is appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

Last_Laugh on Animar, Soul of Elements

4 days ago

Nice deck. Very very similar to mine but I don't run Kiki combos. I do have a few suggestions though.

Stratus Dancer and Draining Whelk in place of 2 of your counterspells.

I'd find room for Exploration for another T2 Animar option that's still useful later.

A few more bounce enablers couldn't hurt, consider Equilibrium and/or Tidespout Tyrant.

I'd also replace Pestermite with Zealous Conscripts. Pestermite isn't very good outside of Kiki combos, Conscripts is.

Fierce Empath and Glimpse of Nature are also very good here.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Feedback, Upvotes, and/or Ideas on any of my decklists is appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

Last_Laugh on Animar, the Soul

1 week ago

First, Prophet of Kruphix in your maybeboard is banned.

Now for a few suggestions.

More bounce enablers like Temur Sabertooth, Equilibrium, and Tidespout Tyrant.

Cloud of Faeries - these land untap guys are all worth running. I'm even testing Stadium Vendors in my list.

Heroic Intervention, Draining Whelk, Stratus Dancer, and Glen Elendra Archmage - That's quite a boardsyate you got there... protect it.

I'd also look at replacing your spell-based ramp i.e. Cultivate with creatures like Wood Elves, Birds of Paradise, and Rishkar, Peema Renegade.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Feedback, Upvotes, and/or Ideas on any of my decklists is appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

Last_Laugh on Animar

3 weeks ago

A lot of your non-creature spells should be replaced with creature versions

I.e. Vizier of the Menagerie instead of Chromatic Lantern. Draining Whelk, Stratus Dancer, and Glen Elendra Archmage instead of normal counterspells. Sakura-Tribe Elder, Beastcaller Savant, and Birds of Paradise instead of mana rocks and Cultivate effects. More Soul of the Harvest, Primordial Sage, Tishana, Voice of Thunder, and Glimpse of Nature type draw.

swaggerooo on Water Boyz

3 weeks ago

Ya need more lands, at least 35 if not more. Also cut artifact ramp like Gilded Lotus and Thran Dynamo. You're in green, you can get some wild green ramp. Rampant Growth Farseek Kodama's Reach Search for Tomorrow You also have Tunnel vision in there, probably don't need since it's not really a mill deck, but you didn't include Spell Crumple and Hinder. I'm also not a fan of the "Counter target spell unless they pay x" spells. Hinder and Crumple are much better, even without tunnel vision. You also may have too many counterspells. Essence Scatter also isn't great for you in edh. I'm not a huge fan of Cryptic Annelid, Cartouche of Knowledge, Elixir of Immortality. Some good removal Beast Within Krosan Grip, Pongify

Some fun stuff to add:

Chaos Wand - Can trigger Rashmi to cast 2 spells for 4 mana

Courser of Kruphix Plasm Capture

Trygon Predator - Fly boi with removal

terastadon - Big boi with removal

Draining Whelk - Might be on theme for you. Get a big boi and counter a spell. Kinda expensive though

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