Giant Oyster

Giant Oyster

Creature — Oyster

You may choose not to untap Giant Oyster during your untap step.

Tap: As long as Giant Oyster remains tapped, target tapped creature doesn't untap during its controller's untap step, and at the beginning of each of your draw steps, put a -1/-1 counter on that creature. When Giant Oyster leaves the battlefield or becomes untapped, remove all -1/-1 counters from the creature.

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Set Rarity
Time Spiral "Timeshifted" (TSB) Rare
Homelands (HML) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Giant Oyster Discussion

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Similar to Giant Oyster and Sand Squid, a card I really want for Modern (maybe in MH2?):

Servent of Unesh

Creature - Bird Wizard

Flying

, , Exert Servent of Unesh: Tap target creature. That creature doesn't untap during its controller's untap step for as long as Servant of Unesh remains tapped.

1/1


Tapping down a creature with a cheap flyer for every two turns seems versatile and good enough to see standard play, at the very least.


I think it'd likely see Pioneer play, but maybe not Modern, but I like how MH1 included color-shifted mechanics, and thus would place it there.

I'd like to see a legendary card which would be cool in standard/pioneer/modern,

but not in commander, like Tetzimoc, Primal Death or Dragonlord Kolaghan. Commanders like Child of Alara and Elenda, the Dusk Rose aren't what I mean. The fact that you can't directly send a card to the command zone and get its valuable death trigger is not what I mean. I mean cards that fundamentally are difficult to work with the rules of how commander works.

Personally, my Elenda deck just exiles her from the graveyard to the command zone for value or reanimates her. It's not difficult to handle the dies vs. command zone thing.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on

5 months ago

This build looks pretty complete for a sea monsters theme. If you are concerned about additional ways to cheat out the big Krakens and all, then I would suggest looking at Quicksilver Amulet and Elvish Piper. Otherwise I think you are running enough ramp to cast the sea monsters fairly early.

A few other cards you might consider are Wonder (for Stormtide Leviathan), Thryx, the Sudden Storm, Thada Adel, Acquisitor to steal opponents mana rocks, Elder Deep-Fiend as a safety net, Propaganda to blunt early aggression, Giant Oyster because it is on theme and hilarious, and Rush of Knowledge

+1 from me!

Shimtalia on Beg, Borrow, Steel

2 years ago

This winter update has only one change - Solemn Simulacrum is in, Giant Oyster is out, sadly, my favorite blue creature goes byebye, sniff

Declamor on That's a Nice Creature You Have There...

2 years ago

Copy cat decks are a favorite way to play for me, But I never built a Keiga, the Tide Star deck. Mine is The Mimeoplasm.

For control you think about Giant Oyster, and Control Magic.

For copying, Cryptoplasm, Shapesharer, and Vesuvan Shapeshifter all allow you to make cheap copies and then change their targets when you play the cards you want them to be copies of.

failurechild88 on sonnet666

3 years ago

Hi sonnet666,

I think I should specify sets before we go further. I'm definitely down to get a trade going though...

I have:


you have:

you have (lower priority):

I'm interested in as many of these as we can potentially trade for, thanks!

kobold_koenig on Thassa's Combat Tricks

3 years ago

Great humour, man! I read the name in the voice of Jar Jar Binks; make of that what you will.

Giant Oyster is cool. It kind of reminds me of Sand Squid .

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