River Serpent

River Serpent

Creature — Serpent

River Serpent can't attack unless there are five or more cards in your graveyard.

Cycling U (U, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Common
Amonkhet (AKH) Common

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Format Legality
Canadian Highlander Legal
Pioneer Legal
Modern Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Pauper Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal

River Serpent Discussion

faithfactor619 on Ninjas

2 weeks ago

Good morning Musasaki!

Here are some suggestions:

king-saproling on Atemsis, All-Seeing

7 months ago

Atemsis is very neat. I like the way you organized your list.

You might consider these cards: Coalition Relic (can get Atemsis out on turn 4), Urza's Incubator , Muddle the Mixture (finds either piece of dramatic scepter), Spellseeker (finds Muddle), Rush of Knowledge , Assert Authority , Thoughtcast , Concentrate , Vedalken Mastermind , AEthersnipe , River Serpent , Lay Claim , Striped Riverwinder , Floodwaters , Windcaller Aven , New Perspectives

gavriel1136 on ninja deck for brother

8 months ago

I can get more in depth 8f you like, but I've found really high CMC cards with cycling work very well, since you can easily get rid of them for other cards. Try Lay Claim , River Serpent and Absorb Vis as examples. I can show you my own yuriko deck too.

Gattison on

2 years ago

CursedxWolf: River Serpent was placeholding for Striped Riverwinder. =P

I agree about Divest, it doesn't further the deck's strategy at all. Removed. Thanks again. =)

eyes2sky: finished! I have no Drake Havens, got a spare?

Fylenos on UB Cycle Gift

2 years ago

Yeah, I like your deck idea, but I guess it's too slow. In order to achieve very good improvements, it will go out of the budget!

The Scarab God or Hostage Taker actually are really nice U/B Deck creatures in the current Standard Rotation.

First I would improve your Land Base: 4x Fetid Pools, 4x Drowned Catacomb and you should think about 2x Search for Azcanta  Flip, because the card quality and graveyard mill is really nice for your deck idea.

Creatures: 4x Curator of Mysteries should be a must have. Seekers' Squire, Dreamstealer, River Serpent or Lurching Rotbeast could be alternative creatures.

I would prefer 4x Gate to the Afterlife as a win condtion an would play more "good" milling spells like 4x Chart a Course.

Wish you success. :)

  • Fylenos

Helium on Breya, Etherium shaper

2 years ago

This is just a start FYI

Note: Add more lands as you should have at least 30+ and "Cycling" is not doing anything for this deck other than spending your manna and slowing you down, cards like Diabolic Tutor and Fabricate or Kuldotha Forgemaster will cost you close to the same and get you exactly what you want.

Backinthefrey on Nice deck you had there

3 years ago

Mandalorian, yeah i dropped River Serpent and two of the Cryptic Serpent. i thought i could utilize the cycling, and get the cryptics out for cheap pretty easy. however my graveyard tends to not build up fast enough, and i find myself in need of creatures more then the cycling from the River Serpent. i put in the Ghost Quarter and the Archive Trap, however i'm not really sure about the Mesmeric Orb, its good, but is only really effective if they have a lot of permanents. and i may add the Hedron Crab it seems decent for early game mill, and late game its a decent blocker.

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