Giant Spider


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Common
Global Series: Jiang Yanggu & Mu Yanling (GS1) None
Amonkhet (AKH) Common
Magic 2014 (M14) Common
2012 Core Set (M12) Common
2011 Core Set (M11) Common
Duels of the Planeswalkers (DPA) Common
2010 Core Set (M10) Common
Tenth Edition (10E) Common
Ninth Edition (9ED) Common
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Common
Eighth Edition (8ED) Common
Seventh Edition (7ED) Common
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Common
Anthologies (ATH) Common
Portal (POR) Common
Fifth Edition (5ED) Common
Fourth Edition (4ED) Common
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Common
Revised Edition (3ED) Common
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Common
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Common
Collector's Edition (CED) Common
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Common
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Common
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Common

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Giant Spider

Creature — Spider

Reach (This creature can block creatures with flying.)

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Giant Spider Discussion

cdkime on Question for a Tetsuko Umezawa ...

3 weeks ago

First, for future reference, the Commander Deck Help forum is used when you have questions about a deck you are building. If you have questions about how a certain card works, or the interaction between multiple cards, please use the Rules Q&A section of this site. There's usually a couple players lurking there who will answer your questions in fairly short order. I've taken the liberty of moving your thread.

Moving on to your question, this will not work.

Identity Thief's trigger occurs during the declare attackers step. Once you declare it as an attacker, its ability goes on the stack and resolves, still during the declare attackers step.

Base power/Toughness are values that are copied. So, when you use your Identity Thief to copy a Giant Spider, Identity Thief will now be a 2/4.

Then we move into the declare blockers step. At this point, your Identity Thief no longer has a power or toughness less than 1, so it can be blocked.

Compare to Dwarven Warriors. If Dwarven Warriors activated its ability targeting Identity Thief, Identity Thief could not be blocked even after it transforms. Dwarven Warriors, unlike Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive, only cares about Power at the time the ability is activated. This would have a lasting impact on Identity Thief, even after Identity Theif's power became greater than 2. In fact, this was referenced in the card's Alpha text: Dwarven Warriors.

cdkime on Mindslaver vs rule 903.12

3 weeks ago

For your future reference, this site has a Rules Q&A section for use when you have questions about individual cards or card interactions. The Commander Deck Help Forum is for discussing general deck-building. I've moved your question to the Rules Q&A Section (though it seems to have played some games with your code blocks, and for that I apologize).

To answer your questions:

Example 1: Mindslaver allows you to make all decisions that player can make. This includes the decision to send their commander into the command zone.

Example 2: Aminatou, the Fateshifter cannot target the card. Let's explain why, pretending the stolen card is Giant Spider.

  1. Player A initially controls and owns Giant Spider.

  2. Player B takes Giant Spider - B controls the Spider; A owns the spider.

  3. When A Mindslaves B, it is still technically B taking all of B's actions. You might be making the decisions, but ultimately B is still the player who is acting. As such, you cannot force B to make an illegal decision such as having Player B target a permanent another player owns, regardless of whether it is your creature or not.

Since the above answer does not get to your second round of questions under Example 2, Let's change the hypothetical: let's say Aminatou, the Fateshifter's ability read "permanent you control" instead of "you own."

In this situation, the Giant Spider would return to the battlefield under Player B's control. This is for the same reason as the above--while Player A might be making the decisions, it is still Player B taking the actions.

Pieguy396 on dark forest2

1 year ago

Hey there! This looks like a great start to your first Magic deck! Welcome to the game, and to!

First of all, I would recommend reducing your deck size to the minimum - 60 cards. For every card you add over the minimum, it reduces your chances of drawing your best cards. I get that this might be hard to understand - if I add more cards, wouldn't my deck get better? However, let's say that Oracle's Vault is the best card in your deck. (This is just an example, your best card could very well be something else.) With a 105-card deck, you have a 1/105 chance (0.95%) of drawing Oracle's Vault. With a 60-card deck, however, your chances of drawing Oracle's Vault rise to 1/60 (1.7%), almost doubling your chances of drawing your most powerful cards. In any case, I'd take out the following cards:

This should make your deck a little more consistent, and hopefully a little more fun as well. In any case, I hope you have an excellent time playing Magic!

SlyBlu7 on Draft League N00B, HELP!

1 year ago

Hey guys - just entered a draft league. They let us pick up 4 packs to start (2 ANK, 2 HOU) and build 30 card decks from there. I think I got the short end of the pulls. Especially when I look at the awesome (frustratingly so) pulls that my GF got, who is even more of a newbie to the game. Anyway, this is what I put together:

Creatures Frilled Sandwalla , Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons, Naga Vitalist, Dune Beetle , Wretched Camel, Ruin Rat, Bitterblade Warrior , Sidewinder Naga , Ornery Kudu , Giant Spider , Bitterbow Sharpshooters

Spells Compelling Argument, Gift of Strength , Synchronized Strike , Splendid Agony, Cartouche of Ambition, Torment of Venom

Artifacts Traveler's Amulet, Bontu's Monument, Oketra's Monument

Land Ipnu Rivulet, Desert of the Glorified, Desert of the Indomitable, Grasping Dunes,1Island, 4Forest, 2Swamp

The idea that I had was to go BG for tossing -1/-1 with Vizier, and having some creatures and pumps. Splashed U for milling.

What else did I pull? Garbage, I think. White was especially thin, which is sad because it's one of my favorite colors.

White Mighty Leap , Oketra's Avenger , Forsake the Worldly , Dauntless Aven , Sandblast

Blue Strategic Planning, Spellweaver Eternal, Labyrinth Guardian , Ancient Crab , Eternal of Harsh Truths, Tragic Lesson, Illusory Wrappings , Shimmerscale Drake , Striped Riverwinder, Open Into Wonder

Black Liliana's Defeat, Shadow of the Grave, Doomfall, Razaketh, the Foulblooded

Red Crash Through, Pathmaker Initiate, Nef-Crop Entangler , Blur of Blades, Open Fire, Pursue Glory , Manticore Eternal , Hazoret's Undying Fury, Desert Cerodon

Aftermath Onward / Victory

Land Sunscorched Desert, Shefet Dunes

Now, my list of cards is recorded at the store, so I can change the deck but obviously cannot add any cards from elsewhere. I'm wondering if I shouldn't have featured Red in the deck, maybe just cut my losses and went RG to keep it simple. Can anyone help me out? It's fairly casual, but I don't really want to get my head caved in for the next two months of MtG.Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!

Atony1400 on Amonkhet Spoilers and Speculation.

1 year ago

Cards we have in the database from Amonkhet thus far:

Enjoy! Can't wait to see what today brings!

DemonDragonJ on Amonkhet Spoilers and Speculation.

1 year ago

Some of those cards a very nice, especially the reprints. While the reprint of Giant Spider is nice, I would much rather see Ancient Spider, as there is no better set in which to reprint it than this one, and the latter is better than the former in almost every way.

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