Horseshoe Crab


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) None
Tenth Edition (10E) Common
Urza's Saga (USG) Common

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Horseshoe Crab

Creature — Crab

(Blue): Untap Horseshoe Crab.

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Horseshoe Crab Discussion

Eilel on Retraction Helix

1 week ago

Did you concider playing Horseshoe Crab it suits your strategy very well!

Philoctetes on Rayne

3 months ago

Upvoted because Horseshoe Crab+Hermetic Study+Sigil of Sleep was a hilarious deck during the Urza block. Love it!

mtchllclffrd on Kraj: Mutating Elves

4 months ago

Hey thanks straighty! I think I already had a Horseshoe Crab, but Argothian Elder is a great idea (and an elf too!). I think cutting Farhaven Elf for it is a good idea.

xoxoxo on Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus

4 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions.

Theme is pretty important, budget is low, I wouldn't want to spend more than a couple dollars on a single card. Combos are good, just not competitive "win before T5 w/ 2 cards" combos. Weak but clever or flavorful combos are fine.

Tidal Flats looks GREAT. Keeps other players off my back, totally fits the theme, this is definitely going in. Sorta like a cheaper themier shittier Conspiracy. Exactly the kind of card I'm looking for.

I also fancy Gorgon Flail. I've already got Pemmin's Aura and Freed from the Real. I've also got a Pirate Ship I could include for a poor mans Horseshoe Crab combo.

Thing from the Deep and Sunken City are definitely getting the boot. I was thinking Sunken City might be a good way to give my camarid/kelp/starfish tokens some bite, but something like Polymorphous Rush would be a lot more fun...

I figure I could at least sac Polar Kraken and Leviathan to Homarid Spawning Bed when the upkeep becomes too much, but some of these fatties are basically just in there for flavor/because I like them, their inclusion is hard to defend on merit. Plus, it's always extra satisfying when you win with some really horrible creature.

The combo w/ Tolarian Serpent is also pretty gimmicky, not sure if there's a any mono blue graveyard play that would make it worth it. I've got a Reminisce, from Onslaught, with water in the art :) Would this still be useful if I pulled the self-mill stuff, though?

Homarid Shaman is there 100% for the satisfaction of hosing beefy mono green decks with a lobster holding a magic wand. BLEATS OF DESPAIR!

I haven't gotten much mileage out of High Tide, I just added Great Whale which might help, but I expect you're right and this should be cut. Could repeat it w/ an Isochron Scepter but there's so few instants and sorceries it would be a dead card most of the time. Not much good ramp in blue for my fatties :(

Ring of Evos Isle seems like a better way to protect my creatures than Vanishing (and arguably more theme friendly), as fun as phasing is. I'll have to grab a one.

Funkydiscogod on Crab tribal?

6 months ago

I'm surprised nobody yet has made a deck around Horseshoe Crab + Heavy Arbalest. Or Horseshoe Crab and Retraction Helix/Banishing Knack.

Now, I'm off to brew something up.

Livelinkon on Mairsil The Pretender ETB

7 months ago

So the thought is to abuse his ETB effect. Two ways that are easy to accomplish this are copying him and exiling him repeatedly.

Pack Rat and Myr Propagator are self reliant copy cards

Grim Monolith and Basalt Monolith provide mana. (there are plenty more cards that do the same)

Horseshoe Crab, Soliton , Torchling , and Morphling allow for untaping.

AEtherling, Deadeye Navigator, and Inalla, Archmage Ritualist are the only exile cards I can think of. I am sure there are more.

So basic idea repeat ETB effect using Mairsil, the Pretender to either copy or exile himself. Do this while generating mana for draw engines and whatever else will be in the deck.

Any other cards I am missing? Other tactics?

RazortoothMtg on Mairsil, The Pretender Ideas?

8 months ago

Remember untap effects for abuse- things like Horseshoe Crab seem terrible but are sweet here.

Mairsil + Anthroplasm + Sage of Hours = infinite turns.

Mairsil + Deadeye Navigator + Lightning Greaves + Gilded Lotus = Infinite mana. Gilded Lotus replacable with Prismatic Geoscope.

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