Creature — Human Shaman

At the beginning of each upkeep, if you control no Snakes, put a 1/1 black Snake creature token with deathtouch onto the battlefield.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Ophiomancer occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.17%

Ophiomancer Discussion

alexjustdoit on [Primer] Political Subterfuge - Marchesa Aikido

2 weeks ago

Hey Eloniel - thanks for the comment. These are all valid cards, and a decent number of them have been considered in the past, but ultimately were too clunky for this shell since it's intending to compete in a 75% power meta. I think you would like my K&T deck since it plays some of these, and is intended to follow a similar theme as this deck but for more casual tables. The issue with a lot of these cards is that yes, they follow the theme and game plan, but the impact they make on the game is not large enough to warrant either their CMC, or having to find a card to cut for it, and often both. As you'll notice, my curve is pretty low, and most cards in the deck try to maximize on either a) impact, or b) flexibility in how it can be used in a variety of situations or with other cards in the deck. This style of shell is really pushed for slots, so anything going in has a lot of competition and has to be scrutinized closely.

I may come back and type out thoughts for these cards individually later.

Master of Cruelties and Ophiomancer are pretty good though (the latter moreso). I think I mentioned them in the Flex Slots section - or if I haven't, I have been meaning to.

Also, in case you don't know, Master Warcraft doesn't work how most people think it works. It's actually not as good as it seems. You can't choose who the person attacks, so they'll probably just attack you.

Eloniel on [Primer] Political Subterfuge - Marchesa Aikido

3 weeks ago

Some cards suggestions: Goblin Grenadiers ==> political remover and you hit one player for 2

Shieldmage Advocate ==> political protection and recursion tool

Agitator Ant ==> goad and boost opponent creatures

Wildfire Devils

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DudeMan1031 on The Advokist's Instrument

1 month ago

Spot on with the maybe board, just a more visible acquire board for each deck. Tough call on what to cut for both vamp and protection, at this point it's down to the few cards that aren't either combo pieces or cards that find combo pieces. Ophiomancer and Trading Post are ridiculous value engines, but I think they might get the axe. Tho I could also see it being Phyrexian Plaguelord and Syr Konrad, the Grim as they're a bit expensive cmc-wise for combo pieces while not having much in the way of immediate value.

DarkHero on Yawgmoth, Thran Physician

1 month ago

The sheer disregard for Conspiracy when you have Ophiomancer and Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder makes me physically ill.

Abzkaban on Ghave, Guru of Life and Death

1 month ago

I see you have both Bloodspore Thrinax and Good-Fortune Unicorn in the list. My apologies if I missed them before. I saw them in the Maybeboard when I commented. Honestly you could easily cut Cryptolith Rite for Earthcraft and only see improvement if you’re looking for a cut. I would even cut Ophiomancer before Bitterblossom since the latter doesn’t care how many of those tokens you already have. Just a thought.

Yes, (un?)fortunately, many of us will have plenty of time we didn’t have before.

griffstick on Exploring creativity.

3 months ago

Wait for the board to fill then play Vicious Shadows and then play Blasphemous Act. I love that combo.

Wait for the board to fill then play Phyrexian Scriptures. Next turn play Thrilling Encore.

I love commanders that give you free range to build a deck to however you decide to create it. A good example of this is Queen Marchesa. I built a Queen Marchesa deck with a bunch of deathtouch creatures other dangerous creatures like Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker Ophiomancer and High Priest of Penance. To create a unique pillowfort. Why this kind of pillowfort you ask? Because it's also a planswalker deck with 12 walkers. But that's not all. I also have a plethora of card combos like Protector of the Crown and Shielded by Faith and all the above board wipe combos. And the board wipe combos act like win conditions too.

This is why Queen Marchesa is good. But she gives the monarch. Thats what makes her great. And she has deathtouch and when you dont have the monarch you get deathtouch Assassins that die to Skullclamp or act as good blockers for planswalkers. Creatures with deathtouch work great with Thornbite Staff, Viridian Longbow and Chandra's Ignition. Giving you simple control.

With all that being said. Are their other commanders that you have built around? That has a deck design that seems to be unique? An example of this would be rashmi, eternitites crafter. Rashmi creates no direction to build a deck. A bad example would be Lathliss, Dragon Queen. Clearly you need a dragon tribal. So Lathliss, Dragon Queen gives you a direction to build.

So everyone please share your thoughts and explain what commanders you believe are good for this and share what you did to make it unique.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Korvold's Conundrum

3 months ago

It's nice to see a Korvold deck that isn't going full cEDH into Food Chain.

You have a bit of a token sub-theme going so maybe some token doublers like Parallel Lives or the criminally expensive Doubling Season would be good. Plus Parallel Lives/Doubling Season + Clock of Omens + Cauldron Familiar + Witch's Oven is a hilarious infinite combo.

Also, Artifact Mutation might be a solid removal spell that provides fodder.

Dreadhorde Invasion (and the more expensive Ophiomancer and Bitterblossom) can ensure that you always have something to sack.

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