Creature — Shapeshifter
(2)(Blue)(Blue), Sacrifice Riptide Shapeshifter: Choose a creature type. Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a creature card of that type. Put that card into play and shuffle the rest into your library.
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Riptide Shapeshifter Discussion
2 months ago
Thanks for the list +1. I'm not sure about Riptide Shapeshifter, since it goes better in non-tribal decks as a specific tutor, but overall very helpful.
4 months ago
NV_1980, thanks. I've only played the deck 3 times since I created it because I rarely get to play EDH (1 day a week if I'm lucky). Also my group is only made up of 3 players.
This deck lacks a large amount of ramp, but there are ways around this by cheating large creatures into play with cards such as Riptide Shapeshifter, Zoologist, Eldritch Evolution, and more. There are low mana creatures which are defensive, thus they protect you early game: True-Name Nemesis, Baleful Strix, Guard Gomazoa, etc. Cards like Wash Out and Whelming Wave help stall opponents and turns.
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6 months ago
This looks really good, man! I really dig leviathans, and it seems like you've managed to make a very effective deck with them, so +1 from me :) Riptide Shapeshifter might be able to fetch a leviathan or a kraken with more certainty than polymorph - albeit at a more hefty price. Stay frosty!
7 months ago
Thanks for the recommendation! I originally had Lorescale Coatl in the deck, but it proved to be not much more than a semi-large blocker. Even though traditionally it could have potential as a late game threat, it failed the flavor test of the deck, which can only ever win when it does something exactly 100 times. as for Walk the Aeons, I'm trying to avoid infinite turns in this deck, because if you can do something infinitely, it defeats the original design of 100. And finally for Riptide Shapeshifter, I hadn't seen it before now, and as soon as I can figure out a cut for it, it'll be in the decklist! Thanks again for your suggestions though!
8 months ago
It's so fucking fun to play. It's my cheapest and least... intricate(?) deck but it might be the most fun.
I did consider Wall of Kelp. It's a solid include and does great for Thassa's devotion. I should consider it more seriously, as I don't recall why it didn't make the cut. It appears to be a solid mana-sink as well.
I didn't know about Riptide Shapeshifter! I'll pick one up and see if I like how it works. Not quite on-theme, as you noted, but it's strong.
8 months ago
You've piled up a rad deck here! The theme is solid. It looks like a blast to play.
Have you considered Wall of Kelp? It's a fun early blocker, and it spawns little meat-shields.
While it may be a smidge outside your theme, Riptide Shapeshifter is great at getting the big stuff onto the field a bit quicker.
8 months ago
Glad to have been able to help!
9 months ago
Araganor: Oh my, that is quite a list. Here's my breakdown:
Ancestral Knowledge: The card is even better than I gave it credit for. I'll add it.
Soothsaying: It's good but the price tag means that it's not likely to make it. I'll try but I have no guarantees.
Darksteel Pendant: You're the first person to heap praises on the card. I'll add it.
Orcish Librarian: No thanks.
Sigiled Starfish: Sure.
Temporal Aperture: I'll try it out.
Djinn of Wishes: Always welcome.
Riptide Shapeshifter: This seems a bit slow but I like its implications.
Thank you for all of these suggestions. Any advice on what to remove?