Octopus Umbra

Octopus Umbra

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature has base power and toughness 8/8 and "Whenever this creature attacks, you may tap target creature with power 8 or less."

Totem armor (If enchanted creature would be destroyed, instead remove all damage from it and destroy this Aura.)

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Octopus Umbra occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Octopus Umbra Discussion

FunkyMountains on Yasova the Creature Thief

1 month ago

And one more thing... Octopus Umbra can allow you to steal way more stuff and offers protection and evasion! Also Stitcher's Graft helps you push through more dmg and kills the creature when they return to your opponents.

IATEAREPUBLICAN on Brudiclones 2.0

3 months ago

WickedlyRested thank you for clarifying that for me. I was under the impression that Octopus Umbra would straight up overwrite the text and damage/life values on the token but it seemed a lil too janky to be true. That's an easy drop now, for me to add Time Spiral or something. I specifically like Time Spiral cause VALUE. Windfall will make it's way in probably as well, because its a lil cheaper cost and I could possibly get more than 7 cards out of it.

As for infinite combos, my very first EDH deck ever was a Maelstrom Wanderer deck, and it had some fun infinite combos. I loved them and eventually built a Ghave deck that was focused purely on going infinite as soon as possible. Because of this i got bored of infinites, I'm not focused on infinite combos, nor will I be actively or specifically trying to set them up mid game. I went through that phase already and got bored of it. Some of my buddies got tired of it too and i dont blame them. I have a couple implemented in this deck, but its more of a "Oh, i just happen to have these certain cards on the battlefield. Now I play this card. You don't have an answer? Well now I've gone infinite. GG." If it happens, it happens. I built this deck not to combo off, but for some flavorful shenanigans that just synergizes well with itself. That's my reasoning as to not adding them. Ive done it so many times that it lost its fun, which is why I play the game in the first place: to have fun!

MESS1802 on card:Dakkon Blackblade enchanted with card:Octopus ...

4 months ago

The ruling for Octopus Umbra says it overwrites all other previous effects determining the enchanted creature’s P/T, but the official text for Dakkon Blackblade doesn’t specifically say “base P/T”, only “P/T”. Does that make a difference?

I’m assuming that it doesn’t and his P/T would be set to 8/8 regardless of the number of lands you control and not essentially just give him +8/+8, but I wanted to double check with someone.

Thanks for your time!

Caerwyn on Octopus Umbra would the new ...

4 months ago

It would still be unblockable and have hexproof. An enchantment, spell, aura, or other effect only removes abilities from a creature if it specifically states the creature "loses all abilities" or "all other abilities."

Compare Octopus Umbra to Darksteel Mutation . Both overwrite the Power/Toughness of the creature and confer a new ability (the attack trigger for Octopus; Indestructible for Darksteel). However, Darksteel specifically states that the creature "loses all other abilities".

SprkySprkyBoomMan on Red/Blue Mill/Combat damage

4 months ago

So I’m looking for a lower costing blue enchantment to power up my creatures, I wanted to put Octopus Umbra in my deck, but not sure if it would be usable in this deck’s current state.

FunkyMountains on

7 months ago

for starters dope commander never seen him before! I think the redundance of duelists heritage is unecessary as it seems you want to win with commander dammage most of the time anyway. I would include more cards to slow your opponents down like Silent Arbiter . having an Eldrazi Conscription on your commander could be another wincon.Having an Arcanum Wings and a Three Dreams could help you get to that wincon more easily. Do you want to win more? add some infect maybe a card like corrupted conscious to steal any creature with power 5 or more and delete whoever you want. Octopus Umbra and Blackblade Reforged might also be interesting options for you to explore!

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