Draining Whelk

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Time Spiral 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.

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Draining Whelk Discussion

DVLuca on Scry About It (Planeswalker EDH)

2 weeks ago

fragarach97 you are my hero....I love Pygmy Hippo!!! You need (I think) to make him hit Seedborn Muse + Opposition. The one and only problem is that in we can't tutor enchantment or transmute for CMC. But trust me when you see Opposition in game it makes a significant difference. For the rest you have a good build, maybe Fauna Shaman to tutor more easily Magus of the Future so you can replace Future Sight. For some counterwar Mystic Snake is excellent with Momir Vig, Simic Visionary to tutor Draining Whelk and/or Venser, Shaper Savant, you can simply cast it, see if you can draw a creature and rebounce him back to your hand. If you go infinite mana with Deadeye Navigator Brutalizer Exarch to remove all but creature and/or tutor any creature is a good out-win! Last suggestion.....Cloudstone Curio to make all more repetable can fit well.

bushido_man96 on Mamma Said Knock you out

1 month ago

I don't know if you can get one or not, but as for lands, a Gaea's Cradle should definitely have a home in this deck, especially since you've got opportunities to abuse Palinchron and Great Whale with Sakashima the Impostor.

You've got some nice cards that take advantage of creatures being the top card of your library, so some library manipulation would be good. I think you might benefit from Sylvan Library, Mirri's Guile, and Soothsaying.

Anger might work better for you than Concordant Crossroads, but either way, to make room for it, I think I'd cut Hardened Scales. Yeah, you've got some creatures that do some nice things with counters, but I'm not sure its going to do that much more for you.

I really like cards like Lurking Predators, and other options like it are Call of the Wild, Zoologist, and to a lesser extent, Game Preserve. If you really wanted to stomp some heads, you'd use the Gaea's Cradle to activate Soothsaying's second ability, get some fatties on the top of your library, and then start bouncing your Palinchron to untap the Cradle to pay for Call of the Wild's ability, and pretty soon, you'll be drawing out the fatties in your library and really messing stuff up.

Cuts: Woodland Bellower - it seems and expensive critter to tutor for a mana-dork or Man-o'-War or something like that. Draining Whelk - not sure it fits well here. I can see how it could be useful, but if there are other options more useful for what you want the deck to do, it could be cut. Maybe that's the spot for Deadeye Navigator. Decimator of the Provinces - I like him, but I'm not sure he's necessary.

These are just my thoughts, so take them for what they are worth there. Remember, I'm recently back into Magic, so I'm relearning a lot, and there's a lot I still don't know about that I missed out on.

One more thing I'll add; with here, you've got access to the best creature tutors available: Worldly Tutor, Natural Order, Defense of the Heart, Survival of the Fittest, Pattern of Rebirth, etc. If you can find some slots to fit tutors into, it can really help to speed you up if you find the deck needing it.

I really like the build here. If I had access to all those sweet Eldrazi, I'd consider it. +1, and let me know how this plays out for you.

I hope all this helped!

greyninja on I want to build an ...

1 month ago

I've been playing Animar, Soul of Elements for over four years and he's suuuper fun. I highly recommend it!

Here's the link to my deck so you can check it out. It's moved beyond a budget build, but it has a lot of the cheapo staples like Shrieking Drake, Ancestral Statue, Dream Stalker, Man-o'-War, Temur Sabertooth, Peregrine Drake, Cloud of Faeries, etc

I'd absolutely recommend picking up Cloudstone Curio and Purphoros, God of the Forge. Curio let's you capitalize on your ETB triggers, and purph will bring down the house on your opponents

Palinchron can go infinite with animar and enough blue-producing lands. Deadeye Navigator and Great Whale are more staples.

You'll definitely need all the draw-card sources you can get. Animar tends to puke your hand onto the board quickly, leaving you open to boardwipes. Soul of the Harvest, Shaman of the Great Hunt, Primordial Sage, Zendikar Resurgent, Consecrated Sphinx if you can afford it, etc

To stop wipes you can use Mystic Snake, Draining Whelk, Stratus Dancer, etc. Interaction like Duplicant and Phyrexian Ingester are always good ideas. Ainok Survivalist, Reclamation Sage, Indrik Stomphowler, and Acidic Slime are all good

That's all from me for now. Be sure to swing by edhrec.com for a bazillion more ideas!

zorsmobile on Ephara Flicker Fun with Flash

2 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions! I actually didn't look at Whitemane Lion well enough and thought it was another target creature, yeah that's insane. I'm mostly playing 1v1, so having big flashy creatures and/or avoiding hate isn't a priority, the deck generally has plenty of control and card advantage to start pecking away with fliers/ephara, or getting other win con synergies like Deadeye Navigator and Draining Whelk or some of the other nasty synergies. Definitely including Detention Sphere as a great control option and devotion booster. Voidmage Husher has been on the chopping block for a while, so that's probably going to go. It's great occasionally but sometimes is a dead card. I've found a bunch of success with Meddling Mage, particularly since I have Thought-Knot Seer, Vendilion Clique, and some bounce cards, but Phyrexian Revoker could also go. Tried Brago, King Eternal originally but ended up disliking him a lot, he's occasionally awesome but the stars have to align a bit.

Thank you both for the thoughts! Definitely helpful

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