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Giant Spider

Creature — Spider

Reach (This creature can block creatures with flying.)

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Giant Spider Discussion

JTetris11 on My First Deck

3 months ago

Oops! Giant Spider is legal! My bad. I wouldn't recommend playing it though.

JTetris11 on My First Deck

3 months ago

Hey man welcome to magic! Awesome to see some new players on here being open and honest with their decks :) Anyway your point about having too many cards is absolutely right! Standard decks want to stay at 60 cards, and here is the reason why... consistency. Typically you want right around 40% of your deck to be lands, so in a 60 card deck, that comes at about 23-25 lands. If you are playing an 80 card deck, than the only way you'll be able to consistently cast anything, would be to 32-33 land! 60 cards in a deck also lets you play the most important cards you want more. In a standard deck you can only have 4 copies of any card, or it's English equivalent. Since I can only play at maximum 4 copies, I want to have a deck that will allow me to play it every game if possible. So for example in a Lifegain Green/White deck, I personally would want to play Unflinching Courage . I think it's an awesome card. So I would want 4 copies of it since it is good on any creature it gets played onto. That is just an example of some of the theory behind some of the way decks are built, it can be tricky to grasp at first, but after a while it is easier to see why certain things are done.

Here are a couple of right off the bat suggestions for your deck:

NUMBER 1: Cut down some cards! You just don't need that many cards.

NUMBER 2: Take out Farseek , Giant Spider and Serra Avenger because unfortunately they aren't standard anymore.

NUMBER 3: Get some guildgates! Obviously I am going to assume that until you get the deck more sorted out you won't want to buy shock lands but go ahead and get the Selesnya Guildgate s. At my Local Game Store it is $1 for the entire playset, and it is most likely very cheap for wherever you are as well.

NUMBER 4: Find cards that actually focus on gaining life, or doing something when you do gain life. I use Gatherer.wizards.com whenever I start building new decks. There are some great cards in standard that focus on gaining life and that website can help you find what you might be looking for.

These are tips that any magic player would give you. Here are some personal suggestions of mine though.

Look into Archangel of Thune ,Trostani, Selesnya's Voice , and more Scavenging Ooze s. These are all great cards in Green/ White and can help add some "Umph" to your deck!

After you cut some cards we can see where we are at! Good luck :)

TheSfid on Gorgon

4 months ago

Thanks, Findlesticks. I'll try your suggestions over the holiday, should be plenty of summoning going on around the xmas tree.

I'm not much for purchasing individual cards, but I think I have Read the Bones and another Golgari Guildgate that I could add in. If I come acrossHythonia the Cruel she will definitely be included.

For creatures, I tried to have some good defenders (Giant Spider with reach, Sedge Scorpion with deathtouch, etc) to ward off any big nasties. Others are admittedly just added to stick with the snake theme. I also wanted to have the ability to put counters on creatures to take advantage of the Korozda Gorgon ability, though she might be better in an Undying deck.

Snowstorm on What is the most mediocre ...

4 months ago

@ TitansFTW I WOULD NEVER SAY LORD CROW WAS AVERAGE! I was saying that Giant Spider is average and branding Westron for treason against Lord Crow. :S

Snowstorm on What is the most mediocre ...

4 months ago

@ Weston Ayarza TREASON!!! SEND HIM TO THE DUNGEON FOR GOING AGAINST STORM CROW AWESOME MIGHT!

On a serious note there are so many average cards but I guess I will go with Giant Spider

vishnarg on 2013-12-01 update of Battle of ...

5 months ago

And now, a reading from the book of Our Crow.

"The Giant Spider is merely a creation, or plaything, of His Grace. Giant Spider is one of His children, as are we all. Obey thy Crow, and thou shalt have a clean graveyard and full hand."

- Legacy Testament, Gerard 3:18.

Let us revere the deep power of Our Lord Crow with the hymn on page 363

Karkain on 2013-12-01 update of Battle of ...

5 months ago

The Giant Spider has years of experience contending with and overcoming such "powerful foes" as Black Lotus , Tinker , Yawgmoth's Will , and Emrakul, the Aeons Torn . The Spider, albeit rude, is an unstoppable force.

TCGPlayer.com Price

Low Avg High Foil
$0.03 $0.14 $0.62 $0.25
Power / Toughness 2/4
Color(s) G
Cost 3G
Converted cost 4
Avg. draft pick 7.11
Avg. cube pick 8.87

Legality

Format Legality
Heirloom Legal
Standard Legal
Extended Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Magic 2014 Common
2012 Core Set Common
2011 Core Set Common
2010 Core Set Common
Tenth Edition Common
Ninth Edition Common
Eighth Edition Common
Seventh Edition Common
Classic Sixth Edition Common
Portal Common
Fifth Edition Common
Fourth Edition Common
Revised Edition Common
Unlimited Edition Common
Limited Edition Beta Common
Limited Edition Alpha Common