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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|Mystery Booster (MYS1)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
River Serpent Discussion
2 weeks ago
Good morning Musasaki!
Here are some suggestions:
- Remove Temple of the False God and add Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse (Brings card total to 101, we'll fix that!)
- Remove Dimir Keyrune (See? Fixed the card total!)
- Cut River Serpent, it doesn't seem too helpful in the deck except for may the cycling... but we can add Windfall, Phyrexian Arena, and Brainstorm for card draw. (Card Count 102..?)
- Striped Riverwinder can go away (101 Cards)
- Never / Return seems unnecessary... back to 100
- Treasure Cruise sound awfully expensive in the CMC to keep (99 cards)
- Telling Time can be removed because we added card draw elsewhere (98!)
- Adding an alternate way to win... Revel in Riches and Pitiless Plunderer get some treasure. (100!)
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
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.
2 years ago
I agree about Divest, it doesn't further the deck's strategy at all. Removed. Thanks again. =)
2 years ago
Add:Rabid Bite, Radha, Heir to Keld, Radiant Flames, Rageblood Shaman, Raging Kavu, Raging Regisaur, Rakka Mar, Ral Zarek, Rampaging Ferocidon, Ranging Raptors, Raptor Hatchling, Rapid Hybridization, Rattlechains, Ravenous Daggertooth, Ray of Command, Razorfin Hunter, Reach of Branches, Realms Uncharted, Ramunap Excavator, Reckless Bushwhacker, Reforge the Soul, Regisaur Alpha, Rekindled Flame, Repeating Barrage, Resilient Khenra, Rhonas's Monument, Riddleform, Ridgescale Tusker, Riding the Dilu Horse, Rings of Brighthearth, Ripjaw Raptor, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Roaring Primadox, Rush of Blood, Ryusei, the Falling Star.
Cuts:Rite of Passage, Rhystic Deluge, Root Elemental, River Serpent, Renegade Doppelganger, Reality Smasher, Ruination, Ring of Immortals, Rush of Ice, Rushing River, Rites of Refusal, Resuscitate, Reset, Read the Runes, Regenerate, Rampaging Hippo, Reach Through Mists, Relentless Assault, Remote Isle, Rhox, Riverwheel Aerialists, Reduce in Stature, Rakshasa's Disdain, Reality Spasm, Refocus, Repeal, Repopulate, Rescind, Rescue, Revolutionary Rebuff, Rewind, Rise of Eagles, Retribution, .
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!
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.
Wish you success. :)
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.
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.