Shrewd Hatchling

Shrewd Hatchling

Creature — Elemental

Shrewd Hatchling enters the battlefield with four -1/-1 counters on it.

: Target creature can't block Shrewd Hatchling this turn.

Whenever you cast a blue spell, remove a -1/-1 counter from Shrewd Hatchling.

Whenever you cast a red spell, remove a -1/-1 counter from Shrewd Hatchling.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Uncommon
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ) Uncommon
Eventide (EVE) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal

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Shrewd Hatchling Discussion

Icbrgr on Im having trouble defining my …

2 years ago

i see what your saying with your explanation Xica and can get behind the "Devotion" clause... only its not really permanent based to wake up something like Keranos, God of Storms but more so just a "cast-devotion" requirement for Riverfall Mimic/Shrewd Hatchling..... i think it makes sense to deem it "Devotion".... same with prison because i dont really tap out their resources/mana but more so try to make them a lot harder to use to slow them down/lock them out altogether with mana transormation... the deck generally win with tempo, and often trade card advantage to gain it... so i think that works too.... like a Tempo/Prison/Devotion?

in regards to Gigadrowse... i dont see anything wrong with it TBH... would probably be viable to replace Teleportal with. Ill playtest it; seems like it could be an upgrade thanks!

Icbrgr on

2 years ago

Stormchaser Mage is basically a variation of Frostburn Weird for what it is both having pros and cons imo... What do you think of this xyr0s? -1 each of Izzet Charm,Leap of Flame, Clout of the Dominus, Electrolyze and -2 Shrewd Hatchling and ditching Crackleburr altogether in favor of 4x ea. of Lightning Bolt and Spreading Seas/Serum Visions?

xyr0s on

2 years ago

Shrewd Hatchling could have reduced its numbers a bit. It's a 4-mana creature in a 20-land deck, which is quite expensive, and its not really good until you've played even more spells. Not something you like to draw more than 1 of during a single game, so having 2 in the deck should probably do fine. So that's space for 2 Lightning Bolts.

The problem with shroud is, that you can't even target a shroud'ed creature. So if you go for a Leap of Flame with many copies, all to be eaten by Nivmagus Elemental, there's no copying it on a creature with shroud (illegal target).

Have you seen Stormchaser Mage? I think that one would do quite a bit better than Crackleburr (which could then go to the sideboard and wait for a matchup with very few removal spells).

Icbrgr on

2 years ago

@xyr0s yeah there is a lot of investment to make Crackleburr go off but so satisfying when it does. 9/10 times he is just a trigger for Riverfall Mimic/Shrewd Hatchling... If I put more land in here that's probably where id start.... I'll definitely consider reducing some other spells for Serum Visions...Clout of the Dominus does seem nonbo with some of the instant/scorcery spells in here but the shroud doesn't interfere too badly, often just target another creature or have Nivmagus Elemental eat it.

@antacidbrn yeah I hear you about Nivmagus Elemental... Sometimes he works awesome and other times not so much but he is my personal favorite option of the one-drops currently available... Lightning Bolt has been right there with Serum Visions for me because I know I need them but haven't quite found a spot for them...the struggle of building a 60 card deck.

Icbrgr on Blue Moon

2 years ago

i also had a tough time with deciding on a wincon in my blue moon brew and went the UBER budget rout and went with hybrid mana spells like Clout of the Dominus abusing Riverfall Mimic and Shrewd Hatchling... but more pricey (but effective wincons ive seen is Through the Breach and cheating out something crazy like Emrakul, the Aeons Torn (get your graveyard back too) or the Madcap Experiment with Platinum Emperion/Platinum Angel

Icbrgr on

2 years ago

I actually Just purchased the version revolving around Riverfall Mimic and Shrewd Hatchling... I've had this deck for awhile now and it's been a house favorite so I am hoping that his brother is able to please. If all works out like I hope I might try to do the whole cycle eventually.

Icbrgr on Shrewd Hatchling

2 years ago

I made a deck and for some reason Shrewd Hatchling refuses to appear in the playtester or in any kind of tag.... all my other cards appear just fine... when i actually click on the card to visit its page it doesnt "Show" there either in any type of visual display.

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