Ophiomancer

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare

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Ophiomancer

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.

Ophiomancer Discussion

GeneralRAAM052 on Whisper’s From Hell

1 day ago

i would also remove Deadeye Tracker , Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder , Krav, the Unredeemed , Ophiomancer , Bontu's Monument , Charcoal Diamond , Jet Medallion , and Crypt of Agadeem . i suggested the last 4 because if you replace them with Gauntlet of Power,Black Market, and Caged Sun you have much more mana to play with. i would suggest using tokens to get your commander to go off instead of bigger creatures and use creatures with "enter the battlefield" effects to sack if you do (I'm pretty sure that is how you have it build already though so I'm giving dumb advice). all in all i love the deck just need more tokens and more mana. hope this helps!

Shabompistan on Shattergang Aristocrats

2 weeks ago

If you're looking for token gen options, there are a bunch of cards you can consider:

Planeswalkers:

Nissa, Voice of Zendikar , Xenagos, the Reveler : Xengos can be particularly good in a token deck because his +1 can get you massive mana.

Creatures:

Creakwood Liege , Hooded Hydra , Krenko, Mob Boss : Hooded hydra is a lot better than it seems. It acts like a token/sac bomb in my Prossh, Skyraider of Kher deck (which used to be a Shattergang deck) and can win games when you have cards like Dictate of Erebos on the field.

I'm putting Ophiomancer standalone here cause this card is a no-brainer. A snake every upkeep means you can sac during each player's turn and still get the snake back.

TheGeneralAdvisor on Naked Lunch

1 month ago

channelfireball12345: carnival is pretty sweet but the life loss is too significant right now to support it. Ophiomancer was in the deck at one time but was cut because it didn’t perform as well as I’d hoped. Bubbling Muck probably wouldn’t be effective since I get a lot of mana from non-swamp sources while combo-ing.

ZendikariWol on Planeswalkers as Commanders

1 month ago

Why do I have so much trouble attacking a walker?

1) expendable creatures- especially in an aristocrat or token deck.

2) big-butt creatures- walls, or most of the creatures in the Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis deck my buddy runs.

3) pillow forts- Haunter of Nightveil effects, Crawlspace , etc.

4) rattlesnakes- particularly Ophiomancer and Ogre Slumlord .

Blue does have counterspells, yes. But for a counter to be effective, two criteria have to be met:

1) you need to be in a place where you can keep 2 or 3 mana up, which often means not casting a spell or activating an ability when you want to.

2) the countered threat needs to be worth the loss of a card, which stalling a commander temporarily is not, unless your opponent won’t be able to cast him for the next few turns.

These criteria can’t consistently be met before you hit 6-ish mana. Counters are just a loss of card advantage against a commander, except in some very specific cases.

Also your argument based on the odds of drawing a given card is invalid in the case of a commander, which you will have invariably every single game.

Anyway. You’re right, PlatinumOne, I have been hating on planeswalkers a lot, for all of the above reasons. I think they slow down gameplay significantly and are overall obnoxious to play against.

SufferFromEDHD on Teysa's Minions

2 months ago

I like this list. A lot. Going to build my own this weekend.

Bitterblossom , Brimaz, King of Oreskos and Ophiomancer for the cheap and repetitive token generation.

Flesh Carver fits great with Teysa. Speaking of... Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts ?

Entrapment Maneuver seems really good in this strategy.

Hour of Reckoning better than day of judgment.

Dark Depths , Gargoyle Castle and Kjeldoran Outpost land tokens.

Rebuff the Wicked and Imp's Mischief Orzhov strong blue effects

Xynarth on Yahenni Aristocrats

2 months ago

I think Nether Traitor is a must in an aristocrat deck. Maybe you could also give Dark Prophecy a shot since it doesn't require the creatures to be non-tokens like Grim Haruspex does. With how much lifegain you're currently running, I wouldn't be too worried about the downside. If it really is worrisome, maybe throw Deathgreeter .

Other cards I'd consider are Smothering Abomination as well as Ophiomancer . Considering how Ophiomancer is written, you basically grant Yahenni indestructible permanently all the while keeping a 1/1 deathtouch chump blocker.

As for your other concerns in letting Yahenni hit your opponents, I'd recommend Whispersilk Cloak , Hot Soup , Suspicious Bookcase , Trailblazer's Boots and Loxodon Warhammer (I'd assume your Yahenni gets huge so it being blocked no longer becomes an issue, + massive lifegain is always fun).

Then again, equipments make for a more voltron based Yahenni, which is not what you're trying to do. Either way, thought I'd share :)

Have fun !

multimedia on The Angel and the Demon with their Tokens

2 months ago

Hey, looks good, but consider more lands?

33 lands with only four additional mana sources is low with a five drop and a six drop Commanders. I suggest 38 lands with 8-10+ additional mana sources.

Cards to consider adding:

The artifacts that reduce the casting cost of black and white spells are good with Krav and Regna since they have a lot of colorless mana in their mana costs.

Other cards to consider:

If you like some of these suggestions I can help you to make cuts.

Good luck with your deck.


CaptainBanana42 on Teysa

2 months ago

Hey, Martial Coup is a nice board wipe for this deck.

Ophiomancer and Oketra's Monument would be good token producers in this deck.

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Ophiomancer occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.17%