Shipbreaker Kraken

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
MTGO 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
Theros (THS) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Shipbreaker Kraken

Creature — Kraken

: Monstrosity 4. (If this creature isn't monstrous, put four +1/+1 counters on it and it becomes monstrous.)

When Shipbreaker Kraken becomes monstrous, tap up to four target creatures. Those creatures don't untap during their controllers' untap steps for as long as you control Shipbreaker Kraken.

Shipbreaker Kraken Discussion

hungry000 on Big Blue Jerks

10 months ago

This is pretty sweet, I never thought of playing Nykthos in a Quest for Ula's Temple deck before! Sage of Epityr is great at setting up your library for the Quest, and Wistful Selkie helps dig for the Quest if you don't have it and gives +3 devotion for Nykthos. Cloudfin Raptor doesn't fit in this deck at all; coincidentally, Sage of Epityr fits perfectly, so there you go ;D

Other than that, I think you need some removal-creatures that give more devotion than what you have currently. Harbinger of the Tides is a pretty useful one, and Merfolk Trickster can fog a creature for a turn. For some disruption against noncreature decks you could also consider playing Judge's Familiar or Mausoleum Wanderer instead of Kraken Hatchling; while it's a Kraken and fits in the theme of the deck, there really isn't much point in cheating out a 1 mana 0/4 with your Quest. I do suppose it can block, though.

Also, I recommend replacing Tromokratis and Shipbreaker Kraken (and maybe 1 Lorthos) with some combination of Stormtide Leviathan and Inkwell Leviathan. They're less easy to hard-cast, but Tromokratis is mostly worse than Inkwell Leviathan in my opinion, and while Kraken's ability is okay, Stormtide Leviathan is even better at keeping your opponent's creatures at bay. (that rhymed) From my experience playing Whale tribal, Stormtide Leviathan and Scourge of Fleets can completely take control of games when used together.

patrickd117 on Artifactually Magnificent Future

10 months ago

I'd cut: Colossal Whale, Geode Golem, Inkwell Leviathan (I think this card is pretty mediocre at this point), Shipbreaker Kraken (you can't use Saheeli's cost reduction on the ability, so that's not gonna be active a lot of games and even if you do, it isn't great.) Vedalken Humiliator (This doesn't seem like it does a lot in your deck.) Void Snare (this would be the weakest card run in any deck in the entire playgroup by a decent margin.)

landofMordor on K.E.S.S|Kess EDH-Grixis Wizards #1

1 year ago

Lol it will be my pleasure, friend.

So Kess says only during your turns, and also an instant/sorcery. Automatically, that means I wanna move away from tons counterspells and more towards a value-based shell. Instants are still fine, since sometimes you'll need to respond, but you won't be able to flash back a counterspell very often, probably. Looks like you've already anticipated that, though, with some solid top-end value.

I'd prioritize focusing on a) your low-curve, and b) your threats.

For goal a) look at Ponder, Preordain, Anticipate, Minds Aglow, Diabolic Tutor, etc. Maybe some limited non-basic LD like Molten Rain (but not too much bc ppl will h8 u). Mass discard like Delirium Skeins will hurt your opponent more than you, probably. Artifact hate like Shatterstorm or Shattering Spree or Vandalblast will kill opponents' mana rocks. Graveyard hate like Learn from the Past and Commit / Memory. In general, you wanna pick spells that will help you survive into the late game, when Kess will shine. Card draw, cycling, and scry will help smooth your mana, too, and keep your hand/graveyard full of value. Oh, and stuff like Goblin Electromancer, Jace's Sanctum, Arcane Melee, and Curious Homunculus  Flip will be good.

Goal b) is up to you. Wanna cast Leviathans like Shipbreaker Kraken or Stormtide Leviathan? Wanna put in tons of cycling-themed finishers like Archfiend of Ifnir, Shadowstorm Vizier, and Drake Haven? Or just go straight value with Melek, Izzet Paragon and Talrand, Sky Summoner? Personally, I'd try to pick a neat theme, since Kess is fairly value-oriented by herself. I would be afraid of making it a "goodstuff" build, because those get boring to me after a couple of rounds.

Great start! Best of luck.

Toadsly on Mono-Blue Big Fish

1 year ago

And would replacing Shipbreaker Kraken with Grozoth, and Inkwell Leviathan be a good idea for what I'm going for.

RazortoothMtg on Looking for pirate themed cards

2 years ago

Piracy is a good one. Coastal Piracy and Piracy Charm are good too.

Gild and King Macar, the Gold-Cursed because more Gold!!!!

Dreadship Reef, the new Drowned Catacomb, and a few other lands are pretty on theme. Make sure to use this Island in your deck. It's out treasure island!!

Merchant Ship??? for our pirates to rob

We need some sea monsters. The new Fleet Swallower, Shipbreaker Kraken, Scourge of Fleets

Any of the new pirate ship vehicles

And don't forget to add our previous pirate friends, Ramirez DePietro, Kari Zev, Skyship Raider/Skyship Plunderer, Talas Air Ship, Talas Merchant and the rest of the Talas errata'd to pirates. Skeleton Ship, Pirate Ship, Rishadan Footpad, Rishadan Brigand, Rishadan Cutpurse.

NV_1980 on Teferi Big Blue Stasis

2 years ago

I completely overlooked Elder Deep-Fiend; seems better than Shipbreaker Kraken :) I added Trophy Mage as a tutor, because mono-blue often has a hard time ramping as it is. Since you're not using expensive ramp options (and I applaud you for that, because I HATE those :)), I thought this might help you out some what. Anyways, hope you enjoy your deck!

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