Creature — Octopus
When Mesmerizing Benthid enters the battlefield, create two 0/2 blue Illusion creature tokens with "Whenever this creature blocks a creature, that creature doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step."
Mesmerizing Benthid has hexproof as long as you control an Illusion.
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|Ravnica Allegiance (RNA)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Mesmerizing Benthid Discussion
4 weeks ago
I've found that running hexproof is a pretty good option with anything that mutates. Dream Trawler might be a good fit here since it is a good finisher in it's own right and the discard from it works well with Offspring's Revenge. Mesmerizing Benthid is a good alternative for the same reason. Porcuparrot is a pretty nice card to consider here as it combos really well with Boot Nipper (Deathtouch Pinger/Repeatable Removal =)).
3 months ago
Time of Ice, Quiet Contemplation, Back to Basics, Dream Tides, Wrath of Marit Lage, Temporal Distortion, Neko-Te Thalakos Dreamsower, Wall of Stolen Identity, Frost Titan, Queen of Ice, Wall of Ice, Niblis of Frost, Guardian of Tazeem, Icefall Regent, Dungeon Geists, Mesmerizing Benthid, House Guildmage, Tidebinder Mage, Watertrap Weaver, Frost Lynx, Stitched Mangler, Fogwalker, and Vertigo Spawn would probably be my picks for "freeze" tribal.
Alternately, if you're not invested in Dimir, so much as in the creature itself, you could build a Derevi, Empyrial Tactician, or Empress Galina deck, since those commanders probably best represent what the card is doing.
3 months ago
Creature - Octopus
Whenever a creature an opponent controls becomes tapped, you may pay , if you do, create a 0/2 blue Egg creature token with defender and "When this creature dies, create a 3/3 blue Octopus Spawn token with "When this creature dies, create a copy of Octopus Broodmother.".".
I'd like a Leviathan or Serpent designed to see standard play.
4 months ago
Ok so I am a bit late but since the new set release I have been busy but anyway there are two other mill cards I could add those being Sweet Oblivion and Towering-Wave Mystic I wait to hear your opinions but I think Sweet Oblivion can replace Thought Collapse and Towering-Wave Mystic can replace Witching Well can for the sideboard maybe remove Mesmerizing Benthid to Nadir Kraken
7 months ago
I think you need a few more.creatures maybe Hypnotic Sprite it doubles as an extra counter spell too. Or Mesmerizing Benthid is a board in a box. Overwhelmed Apprentice helps further mill when it comes into play. You could try Persistent Petitioners . But your best bet is probably Wall of Lost Thoughts
10 months ago
1 year ago
Benthid was much more helpful than Sphinx, Tempest Caller was slow relative to Watertrap Weaver and I felt another Augur would help substantially early game.
1 year ago
When Finale of Devastation fetches a creature with the x being 10 or more, such as Mesmerizing Benthid , the creature's enter-the-battlefield effect goes on the stack as the spell is resolving, and since the spell needs to fully resolve before other abilities or spells resolve, only the Octopus will gain +X/+X and haste, and the two 0/2 Illusions will only enter after their trigger resolves, which is after the +X/+X and haste effect will be given.
This also means opponents with instant speed removal, such as Cast Down or Despark can respond to the enter-the-battlefield trigger on Mesmerizing Benthid by killing it, before you control an illusion to give it hexproof.