Lorthos, the Tidemaker


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual 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
Commander 2014 (C14) Mythic Rare
Zendikar (ZEN) Mythic Rare

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Lorthos, the Tidemaker

Legendary Creature — Octopus

Whenever Lorthos, the Tidemaker attacks, you may pay 8. If you do, tap up to eight target permanents. Those permanents don't untap during their controllers' next untap steps.

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Lorthos, the Tidemaker Discussion

gilapeuro on Starter Blue/Black

4 days ago

Welcome to the Magic community and congrats on building your first deck! You can certainly build around your commander but if you would rather double down on the Lovecraft-style monster theme, consider adding some more ramp to the deck and some cards that will let you do silly things because your sea-monsters. Of course, you can't forget to add some more tentacled monsters as well. With that in mind, here are a some of my suggestions for the deck. Hope this helps and that the building goes well for you!

Cthulu's Friends: Lorthos, the Tidemaker, Fleet Swallower, Stormtide Leviathan, Sire of Stagnation, Scourge of Fleets, Stormsurge Kraken, Elder Deep-Fiend, Kederekt Leviathan, Trench Gorger, Inkwell Leviathan, Deep-Sea Kraken, Grozoth

Ramp: Sol Ring, Worn Powerstone, Hedron Archive, Thought Vessel, Thran Dynamo, Talisman of Dominance, Mind Stone, Dreamstone Hedron, Commander's Sphere, Dreamscape Artist, Walking Atlas

Cheat-y Stuff: Quest for Ula's Temple, Quicksilver Amulet, Whelming Wave, Omen Machine, Braids, Conjurer Adept, Gate to the AEther, Gate to the AEther, Timesifter, Paradox Haze

Legoman18 on Sea creatures

3 weeks ago

Now that I think about it, I could probably remove Fog Bank and put in 2x Lorthos, the Tidemaker and either add a couple Serum Visions or put Tromokratis back in to keep my big creature count up.

Legoman18 on Sea creatures

3 weeks ago

Zelpoke: I already have Inkwell Leviathan in my mainboard, and I'll have to consider if I have room for Lorthos, the Tidemaker. As well, Dizzy Spell can be transmuted to tutor for any other card with cmc of 1, which can find Quest for Ula's Temple. This just makes it more likely that I will have a quest early game, so that's why I'm trying it out. I have Fog Bank in there as some early game protection, but you're right, it does seem out of place. As for Mage-Ring Network, I am still doing some testing with it so it remains to be seen how well it works.

Zelpoke on Sea creatures

3 weeks ago

Some other monsters you may want to consider are Inkwell Leviathan or Lorthos, the Tidemaker

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Jalira budget (30$ deck)

1 month ago

Looks pretty great; I built a Jalira list myself recently, and she's an absolute blast to play. I'd swap out Tromokratis and Lorthos, the Tidemaker since you actually can't flip them with Jalira (she specifies nonlegendary). I suggest including Inkwell Leviathan as a replacement beater and Talrand, Sky Summoner as an additional token generator. If you want other big creature budget ideas Pathrazer of Ulamog, Frost Titan, Stormsurge Kraken, Artisan of Kozilek, and Deep-Sea Kraken are all pretty cheap.

Definitely recommend some board clears to help stabilize yourself into the lategame so you can actually get the big dudes out. Whelming Wave, Engulf the Shore, and Crush of Tentacles are all pretty good in this respect.

There's also some cheap lands that can make tokens for you to sacrifice lategame to make sure you don't run out of gas; Foundry of the Consuls, Spawning Bed, and Cradle of the Accursed.

I'm gonna link my build here in case you ever want to go above $30 as your budget; don't worry, there's nothing crazy expensive in here except for the Blightsteel Colossus I opened in a booster pack back in the day: Jalira Big Dumb Beaters EDH

RazortoothMtg on Jalira budget (30$ deck)

1 month ago

Jalira does say nonlegendary, so Alhammarret, High Arbiter, Lorthos, the Tidemaker and Tromokratis don't work.

1 suggestion: Proteus Staff serves as a backup or 2nd Jalira for more polymorphing.

Wolfrage76 on Kruphix Tron

1 month ago

Neat deck, but not Lorthos, the Tidemaker? Declare him as attacker, tap 8 opponent perms that don't untap during their next untap step? Shut them down and smashy smash smash!

PierreThePlaneswalker on Jalira Polymorph

1 month ago

Hey! I'm a big fan of Jalira, Master Polymorphist!

The deck looks like a good start, however, Jalira can't morph into Legendaries. So cards such as Tromokratis and Lorthos, the Tidemaker will have limited usability.

Here's my list, I hope you find some use of it!


Commander / EDH PierreThePlaneswalker


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