Nimbus Swimmer

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance: Guild Kits (GK2) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Kiora (DDO) Uncommon
Gatecrash (GTC) Uncommon

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Nimbus Swimmer

Creature — Leviathan

Flying

Nimbus Swimmer enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.

Nimbus Swimmer Discussion

DemonDragonJ on Copying a Creature With X ...

2 weeks ago

If a player copies a creature that contains X in its mana cost, such as Hydroid Krasis or Nimbus Swimmer , via Riku of Two Reflections or similar card, what will the power and toughness of the token be?

crash328 on Kruphix's Codex of Integer Value Equals All

5 months ago

In my Arixmethes deck i combine him with Pemmin's Aura to go infinite mana then stroke of genius or braingeyser to kill someone or dump it into a Nimbus Swimmer

NoopyNolife on "Modern" "Energy"

7 months ago

lagotripha thank you for all the suggestions! I'm personally not a big fan of Gyre Sage as it doesn't ramp untill it receives a counter, but adding more ramp is probably not a bad idea. I'll see if Kiora's Follower fits the bill.

I do hope Hydroid Krasis drops in price, it would be a good replacement for Nimbus Swimmer as well.

I'm unsure about beast within and the mana rocks, but I'll definetely keep them in consideration.

Thanks again!

lagotripha on "Modern" "Energy"

7 months ago

Nimbus Swimmer always feels a little weak to me. I always assess by looking at how a card feels to draw in the first three turns. Drawing a low cost spell later in the game is usually ok, but making sure those first few turns put you in a good spot is essential.

I'm just flicking through the simic stuff since I've tended to only do stuff like Cloudfin Raptor / Experiment One with it. Hydroid Krasis looks promising when the set rotates and it gets cheap, which will let you replace glimmer of genius.

Right now, think what I'd do would be add three Gyre Sage and two thrummingbird, cutting a climb, a hungering, two forests and a swamp. I'd also consider cutting Go for the Throat and running Beast Within instead, since I like the extra versatility with my 2 drop slot already taken/ ramping me to play it.

I'd also look at Everflowing Chalice and Astral Cornucopia while upping the proliferate count- Tezzeret's Gambit does a reasonable impression of Glimmer of Genius in most cases, and getting lots of mana to pump into hydras is good feeling.

Thats my thoughts though, and my deckbuilding is far from perfect. Testing is the most important thing. Hit playtest, draw a few hands, change some things then try again. Its how you get a deck that feels good to play.

triproberts12 on

7 months ago

Wow, dude. You might be the very first person I've advised to remove lands from their deck. 42 is plenty, even for a big creature deck with Exploration and Burgeoning. Add in a little more early ramp in those spots. Sakura-Tribe Elder and Farseek come to mind. T

he other thing to keep in mind if you're new to commander is that 99-card singleton vs 60-card decks with 4 copies of staple cards behave very differently. You're only 50/50 to draw two creatures in the first 6 turns. Foster and Heirloom Blade might be good, in addition to a few more leviathans. Deep-Sea Kraken is a great early drop that should be out with haste by turn 5. Mesmerizing Benthid and Elder Deep-Fiend are octopi that can slow down opponents. Tromokratis is just a pain for any deck running utility creatures. Nimbus Swimmer can get hilariously large with your ramp package.

I think the counterspells that untap lands are clever, for sure. I might also consider Frantic Search for the same reason. If you really want to double down on the flash subtheme, then Leyline of Anticipation and/or Vedalken Orrery are good. Although, if you want to remove Simic Signet , as well, having very few artifacts or enchantments (that don't win on the spot, anyway), means that Bane of Progress and Wave of Vitriol are both pretty great.

Cyclonic Rift is just a straight-up staple, so make that a stretch card when you want to put more into the deck. As for tribal stuff, this might be a stretch on your budget, but Herald's Horn and Urza's Incubator are where it's at.

Bounty of the Luxa hasn't been all it was hyped up to be when it first came out. I'm not a fan of Foil , since the part of the game when you've got 4 mana but don't have extra untapped lands is pretty narrow.

Beyond that, I would check out the sea-creature tribal EDHREC page for Arixmethes. Looks like about 30 people have built decks under that theme, which is lower than I expected, although the decks from the main page might be built as such but not labeled. There's also a quirk of tribes with high CMC and low numbers tend to not meet the EDHREC critera for the site's algorithm automatically labelling it as a tribal deck.

Ziusdra on Budget sulty counter bois (needs advice)

8 months ago

I love it, but I think Slitherhead is too slow. Vulturous Zombie could really help you ramp the +1 counters, especially against opponents that run sacrifice engines. You should also replace a forest with a Llanowar Reborn for the free +1/+1 counter on a creature (this counter can get doubled too if you proliferate, which gets you more mileage by throwing free +1s on creatures entering the battlefield). Consider also Forced Adaptation , which is slow but imagine the combination of having it on Fathom Mage or Sharktocrab , Mutant's Prey makes good removal, and Savage Summoning if you're playing against a lot of blue. (I like these better than Villainous Wealth .) I would also put Nimbus Swimmer and Shambleshark into your maybeboard, play test with them, but I don't feel confident enough to say definitely mainboard them. They might be good, so I just thought to mention them. (Evolve is just so good) These are just my thoughts. I like it overall! GLHF

bushido_man96 on Sea Monster Tribal

8 months ago

Thanks for these suggestions, Hexaflexagon. I'm not too worried about tutoring, as its mainly meant to be a casual deck with a fun theme. I had thought about Nimbus Swimmer , but just went a different direction. I do like Spearbreaker Behemoth , but doesn't fit the tribe, but is great support. I could definitely see adding Murkfiend Liege , especially for untapping Leviathan and Island Fish Jasconius .

The mana base is as it is mainly because of budget. I just can't afford to go get $80 lands, and some of the better ones I have are going in more focused decks.

Thanks for taking a look!

Hexaflexagon on Sea Monster Tribal

8 months ago

Have you considered tutors such as Worldly Tutor and Mystical Tutor , which might help the consistency of your deck? Nimbus Swimmer , Prime Speaker Zegana , Spearbreaker Behemoth , Murkfiend Liege and Beast Whisperer might also be good for this deck. Also, you might want a better manabase with Breeding Pool , Misty Rainforest (if you have the budget for it), and Hinterland Harbor .

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