Man-o'-War

Man-o'-War

Creature — Jellyfish

When Man-o'-War enters the battlefield, return target creature to its owner's hand.

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Set Rarity
Modern Horizons (MH1) Common
Masters 25 (A25) None
Eternal Masters (EMA) Common
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Kiora (DDO) Common
Vintage Masters (VMA) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Jace vs. Chandra (DD2) Common
Battle Royale Box Set (BRB) Common
Starter 1999 (S99) Uncommon
Portal (POR) Uncommon
Visions (VIS) Common
Promo Set (000) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Man-o'-War occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Man-o'-War Discussion

Last_Laugh on Creature only Eldrazi tribal

4 weeks ago

Your avg. cmc is astronomically high my man. Even with a more casual Animar deck your avg. cmc should be about 3.8 TOPS. As the deck stands, your first few counters on Animar will be very slow and inconsistent.

Sorry if that comes off as overly critical. I have several suggestions for you and I'll try to break it down by category and keep things budget and casual friendly (mostly).

Ramp: Rattleclaw Mystic , Shaman of Forgotten Ways , Rishkar, Peema Renegade , Wood Elves and Wild Cantor are all good options. Cloud of Faeries and Peregrine Drake are also very good here.

Bounce: Equilibrium and Cloudstone Curio are your best options but are a bit more pricey. Shrieking Drake , Dream Stalker , and Man-o'-War are great options to reuse etb's also.

Morph/Free Cast: Den Protector , Ainok Survivalist , and Stratus Dancer .

Feel free to check out my list for inspiration. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

Icbrgr on First deck in a while!

2 months ago

I think rather than use a simic ETB sub theme with Selkie Hedge-Mage / Man-o'-War and Snap if you were to go "all-in" on Shorecrasher Mimic with lots of draw provided with Cold-Eyed Selkie (which you can put counters on) and Spreading Seas you can ultimately speed up your games via unblockable/huge fish... maybe consider Vapor Snag for clearing away blockers?

Patdypat on Sultai is Love

2 months ago

Something to consider too is Shrieking Drake and Man-o'-War both go infinite with peregrine drake and yarok out. Also can bounce a creature and themself back to your hand with Yarok out to get another go on your ETBs.

Regoober on Not exactly in the eye of the storm.

3 months ago

I love your decklist, I love your playbook, I love this take. It's a hot take. I was about to suggest a bunch of BS about cards that would make it look more every go-infinite Najeela Warrior Ball Deck, but you can just EDHREC that. I will suggest Cryptolith Rite because its budget Druids' Repository and Earthcraft , and dorks is the key to the deck, so why not dork out hard? (Also, I don't know if your win strategy necessarily needs Najeela online, but that is the most obvious).

What I want to do is talk about abusing your untap enchants. I have a lot of experience with Intruder Alarm , but this thing with the Jeskai Ascendancy : magnificent. Didn't this idea get a little play in standard? Anyway.

Intruder Alarm first: Cheap creatures that bounce themselves like Shrieking Drake or Man-o'-War or Dream Stalker . There's Stonecloaker and Whitemane Lion in white, too. Green has Temur Sabertooth which is super nasty for saving other creatures as well as completing your loop. Great with ETB Triggers.

Jeskai Ascendancy is what I'm really excited about. I've never brewed with this card, but it's got huge potential. You have enough colors and sources to make this one really sparkle. There's buyback cards: Capsize , Elvish Fury , Fanning the Flames , Haze of Rage , Mind Games maybe, Sprout Swarm Definitely (works with Intruder Alarm, too), and many lesser ones. Another Tempest-theme comes in the form of a cycle of Aura Crown of Flames , Shimmering Wings , Whip Silk , and Flickering Ward . The last two are playable (you can make a lot of green and usually white with creatures?), but a lot of this means you have to be hitting at least one strange mana color. I would consider looking at some of the "any color" dorks or Gemstone Array Effects. (That's the best one because it's a battery, too.) ... Priest of Titania ...

I would get my draw from creatures. Beast Whisperer is my dude right now. There's elves and wizards that etb trigger with draw (which would be good to bounce and storm off with, too) and would synergize with tribal cards you are running if they're just lame ducks after being played.

If you want your jank to really clank, consider some more tutors, too. I'm thinking cheaper Enlightened Tutor , Mystical Tutor , Worldly Tutor , Gamble ... I guess that's not too cheap, but way cheaper Vampiric Tutor or Grim Tutor . The reveal might be too much information in your play group, though, so I could see leaving them out.

Also, While researching for this deck, I came across Sunscape Master and Banishing Knack Who I think have been hoping for this deck forever.

All that, I just love this mashup. do whatever. I can't wait to see how you evolve this.

Mortlocke on the Bant Bestiarum Vocabulum

3 months ago

Ahem, so first things first - your lack of deck description makes things really difficult for me, or anyone to really give meaningful feedback as I along with you apparently don't know what you're trying to do with this deck. A good start however for writing up a good deck description would be Epochalyptik's Do you want to write a Primer?.

At first glace all I can say is that 46 Creatures is alot - almost half of your deck. While the creatures you chose all provide excellent value, maybe you could cut a few to make room for some more interaction - which your deck lacks severely. Having a few good removal options in form of:

Could buy you time, especially if your opponents keep removing your commander - which in my opinion is the deck's greatest strength and weakness. Since you're in blue, it never hurts to spec into some counter magic:

You can at least have some say when your opponents target your board when you start to get out of control as you cast more and more things. I remember seeing an interesting post about Chulane on the cEDH subreddit, this particular post detailed a bunch of combos - i'll leave the post here but here's just a sample:

posted by shay0n:

There's plenty there on the sub-reddit to help you go down the proverbial rabbit hole, so I encourage you to check it out and see what combo(s) take your interest. Again I want to emphasize this - please make a proper deck description - it not only helps you but everyone who visits your page. Good luck in your deck building. Also, +1 - for a new deck.

RebelliousDink on Chulane $200 food chain combo

3 months ago

As said in the other Chulane deck I saw, Aluren is such a great card that there's no reason not to play it.

Sure, you won't Walking Ballista win with it. You will, however, Aetherflux Reservoir win with it.

Aluren + Shrieking Drake , Whitemane Lion , Man-o'-War , Dream Stalker , Fleetfoot Panther , or Silver Drake is infinite castings. Playing into 3 times as many creatures to combo off with is, statistically, far more favorable and leads to a rather peculiar if not overlooked Bant Storm win.

https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/chulanes-bouncy-castle/

Check out my build. I definitely keep the Food Chain combo in, since it can be a turn 2 win, and it is very good, but I also went balls out and threw a huge heft of Aluren spice in there.

I am also very fond of things like Collector Ouphe to simply shut down Sol Ring , Mana Crypt , Mana Vault , and given Mox that's legal, and even opposing Aetherfluxes (in which case I will Aluren win with Laboratory Maniac , Jace, Wielder of Mysteries , or even Approach of the Second Sun .

bushido_man96 on Chulane's fast food chain

3 months ago

...along with Shrieking Drake , Whitemane Lion , or Man-o'-War . Probably a better package than the "cast from exile" creatures.

Emisary121 on Mr. ETBeast

3 months ago

Lands:

Bojuka Bog graveyard destruction!

Reliquary Tower no hand size is nice if u have good draw

creatures:

Craterhoof Behemoth super strong in combination with your commander tho its a bit pricy

Man-o'-War good for bouncing enemy beefy targets or your own creatures for more ETB

Prime Speaker Zegana good draw with the etb doubler

Progenitor Mimic keep making copys each turn of the creature u want

Tireless Tracker Nice landfall trigger wich can make him beefy

instants:

I would throw in some counters, counterspell, mystic confluence, swan song etc. cyclonic rift is also really strong in any deck with blue!

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