Lorthos, the Tidemaker


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 Mythic Rare
Zendikar 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

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on revoking your library card

1 week ago

Nice to see a Stitcher Geralf list! One of my favorite characters in modern-day Magic, to be sure.

There are several ways you can go to improve this list. You can add more fatty creatures for Geralf to abuse, or just to pressure lategame, and you can continue to add to the milling theme.

Lorthos, the Tidemaker is a pretty big creature that essentially makes a "game over" in a 1v1 matchup. You'll also never be sad to mill him into a zombie.

Fatestitcher is an on-flavor card that can be unearthed from your graveyard after you've milled it to untap Geralf and re-use his ability again.

Artisan of Kozilek allows you to reanimate something huge from your graveyard that you haven't had the opportunity to exile away. Pretty gigantic threat on its own, too.

Wonder is an incredible creature to dump into your graveyard, thereby giving all your powerful zombie abominations evasion.

Geralf's Masterpiece is flavorful, but it also allows you to repeatedly recur it by discarding cards. A monstrous attacker in its own right.

Breaching Leviathan shuts down all of your opponents for a full round if you're able to amass the mana to hardcast it. Otherwise, milling a 9/9 will definitely create a huge zombie.

Tromokratis also falls into the category of "giant beefy blue creature that's good to mill into a zombie." Not bad to cast on its own, either.

Deep-Sea Kraken can be cast early on for its suspend cost, and then accelerate out much quicker, since it removes time counters whenever ANY opponent casts a spell.

Forgotten Creation is powerful card advantage that lets you get rid of more useless cards in favor of drawing into better answers.

Inkwell Leviathan is a monster that's extremely hard to get rid of, has meme-levels of power and toughness, and is one of the few blue creatures with trample.

Frost Titan is yet another strong blue finisher that shuts down a single permanent essentially so long as you can get it to keep attacking.

ChubyCryBaby on Flood

2 weeks ago

I would honestly add other creatures (Other Levis, Krakens, serpents, and Otcos) Lorthos, the Tidemaker Elder Deep-Fiend Kederekt Leviathan (Sweeper) Simic Sky Swallower (Just a 1 of so you don't draw it) Pearl Lake Ancient Nemesis of Reason Serpent of the Endless Sea Deep-Sea Kraken Scourge of Fleets Wrexial, the Risen Deep

Just some other ideas :).


For reference if you want to splash green though.

ehohenthal on Nop nop u aint getting that down

1 month ago

you need 30 more cards to make it edh, have to be 100 count.

not a terrible start, but you need more instants to counter with and some mono blue staples like High Tide, futuresight, Arcanis the Omnipotent, Roil Elemental, Temporal Adept, Empress Galina, Isochron Scepter and such like that.

plus if you want to use so many big creatures, you might want like Caged Sun to get more mana, having so many big beater creatures is a little redundant though.... either Lorthos, the Tidemaker, or Artisan of Kozilek should win you the game by themselves.

you should definitely take out the Sphinx of Jwar Isle and replace it with a Inkwell Leviathan.

and yea, just try more counterspells like Mana Drain, Disallow, etc.

you also probably want a Baral, Chief of Compliance to round out your creatures. maybe even as your Commander.

somewhere between 34-37 lands will get you done in a 100 card deck. have fun and keep slinging.

Ryknow on Putting the "No" in "Mono-blue"

3 months ago

I'm thinking about replacing Trinket Mage, as it doesn't have enough targets here to be efficient.

Should I put a mana rock in its place or maybe another creature that I could flash in with Teferi's ability?

I've got a couple sphinxes (Sphinx of Magosi, Sphinx of Jwar Isle, Arbiter of the Ideal, Master of Predicaments), and some other big creature (Phyrexian Ingester, Stormsurge Kraken, Ixidron, Tromokratis, Lorthos, the Tidemaker; even some Eldrazi like Bane of Bala Ged, Artisan of Kozilek, It That Betrays) around; what do you think about this?

DemonDragonJ on List of Commanders by Home ...

3 months ago

Now that WotC's Commander products are an annual product (I still refer to the format itself as Elder Dragon Highlander/EDH, because I was introduced to it by that name), I wish to make a list of all the legendary creatures, or commanders, who have appeared in those sets, by plane of origin.

I shall be including both new legendary creatures introduced in those sets, as well as previous cards that were reprinted in those sets (which includes Commander's Arsenal), but I will not include legendary creatures that have not been printed in a Commander set, even if other creatures from their plane have been in those sets. I shall first list the planes known to be home to at least one commander, alphabetically by name, and then list each commander from that plane, alphabetically by name. If a commander is from a specific region or belongs to a specific faction on that plane, I shall list that region or faction in parenthesis after their name.

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What does everyone else think of this list? It took a great amount of time to write this list, so I hope that you appreciate it. I would not at all be surprised to learn that I mistakenly listed a commander's home plane as unknown, when it is actually known, so please let me know if I made any mistakes, and I also shall add new legendary creatures to this list whenever WotC releases a new Commander set.

landofMordor on Painful Profiteer

3 months ago

I'd agree with the previous comments -- a good start. I'd try to include a few more win conditions, or at least some UW beaters who can hit the life total. Stormtide Leviathan, Dragonlord Ojutai, Lorthos, the Tidemaker, Inkwell Leviathan... just a couple creatures like these can be tough enough to disrupt that they can pull out a win for you. I'd maybe use the search function on tappedout to find UW, U, or W creatures that can get hexproof, especially, or at least have flying/trample/some other form of evasion. Avacyn, Guardian Angel would also be awesome for your Azor's Elocutors condition. Best of luck, and mention me in the comments if I can do anything else to help!

lordofsearingpains on The Big Wave

3 months ago

What about Lorthos, the Tidemaker? I've always liked him and he can shut games down fast.

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