River Kelpie


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2019 (C19) Rare
Shadowmoor (SHM) Rare

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River Kelpie

Creature — Beast

Whenever River Kelpie or another permanent enters the battlefield from a graveyard, draw a card.

Whenever a player casts a spell from a graveyard, draw a card.

Persist (When this creature is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, if it had no -1/-1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a -1/-1 counter on it.)

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River Kelpie Discussion

Joe_Ken_ on Muldrotha Midrange

2 months ago

River Kelpie is a good card to get more value off your muldrotha casts as well as Secrets of the Dead from Commander 2019.

roguebard on Marchesa, Dethrone

3 months ago


Thanks for the suggestions. Metallic Mimic has been sitting in my awful wizards deck for months now, I never thought of it going in here, but it really helps. Especially with the majority of the creature cards being wizards, same goes for Vindictive Lich , so thank you!

Now that I think about it, Yahenni, Undying Partisan really is a cheaper, and to some extent, better version of Grimgrin, Corpse-Born , so that definitely got put in. I would be hesitant to put in Falkenrath Aristocrat due to my CMC being quite high already (I know Razaketh, the Foulblooded has a high CMC, but he tutors and I cracked him while opening a pack so I feel obligated to use him! Shhhh!) And I would love to put Yawgmoth, Thran Physician but for now I'll leave him out, though I will probably always contemplate it!

Both Midnight Reaper and Grim Haruspex work better than River Kelpie for death/ETB based draw.

I feel like if I run Jokulhaups my playgroup will disown me. At some point Last One Standing will probably replace Killing Wave .

Thanks again for the suggestions, I really appreciate the feedback, and I definitely up-voted your Marchesa deck!

DubbaDub on Muldrotha, the „Fun“ in „Funeral“ *Primer*

3 months ago

ToolisMaynard I know of Expropriate very well. So well, in fact, that my playgroup house-banned it for obvious reasons, if you've ever played with it. In regards to Laboratory Maniac and Nexus, they aren't supposed to work together. I essentially built Muldrotha as a combo deck using Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + River Kelpie +sac outlet to draw my deck, play LabMan, and win. However, if LabMan gets exiled from my graveyard or permanently removed some other way, the deck folds quick, especially if removed in response to the draw. Nexus of Fate is supposed to counteract that, because you can't disrupt it unless you have an exiling counterspell.

While I do own most of the deck, my playgroup has opted to allow proxies due to financial imbalances :)

multimedia on Commander 2019...

3 months ago

I'm disappointed in Jeskai Mystic Intellect(scroll down). It honestly looks like a complete mess :( It lacks any real strategy or reason for having certain cards? It's like a completely different team made this precon than Faceless Menace. Wizards really has zero idea of how to build a noncreature centric Commander precon.

Nothing in Mystic Intellect comes close to Scroll of Fate and Seedborn Muse 's power level in Faceless Menace and the rest of the value in precon is sparse:

I was holding out hope that the secondary Commanders in the Jeskai deck would be good and thankfully one of them is. My only reason to get this precon is Elsha of the Infinite as she's an actual General that makes sense for Jeskai since her prowess ability is powered by her other other abilities. She's a threat to do Commander damage with prowess, card advantage using the top of my library, infinite combos, flash for sorceries/artifacts/enchantments.

Mono red is getting some goodies in the precon. Dockside Extortionist is a good blink target and can potentially make a lot of ramp the turn it's played which is good for a two drop. He could become a red Commander staple depending on what price he levels at. I like that he's a Pirate since Pirates need more good cards. Treasure strategies needed a low mana cost efficient way to make treasures to go with Smothering Tithe which by the way is good upgrade for this precon especially if against Faceless Menace.

Backdraft Hellkite looks powerful, Past in Flames on a stick, more repeatable card advantage in mono red. Seems excellent with powerful burn Price of Progress . Flying of Hellkite is helpful to be able to potentially attack again with it, but it needs haste.

Ignite the Future is a super charged Light Up the Stage , but it has too high of a flashback cost which is unfortunately ruining the theme in the entire precon. It's good in the precon with Backdraft Hellkite . With Kess, Dissident Mage as General since can get the bonus of potentially playing three free spells with it for only four mana.

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River Kelpie occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%