Skinshifter

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Skinshifter

Creature — Human Shaman

{G}: Choose one - Until end of turn, Skinshifter becomes a 4/4 Rhino and gains trample; or until end of turn, Skinshifter becomes a 2/2 Bird and gains flying; or until end of turn, Skinshifter becomes a 0/8 Plant. Activate this ability only once each turn.

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Skinshifter Discussion

NV_1980 on Doran and his T H I C C companions

4 months ago

Hi,

Looks pretty spiffy :) There's a just a few cards I would recommend:

  • Skinshifter; great value considering its ridiculously low casting cost.
  • Abzan Beastmaster; in this deck nigh guarantee to draw an extra card during your upkeep.
  • Disowned Ancestor; again, great value for next to nothing.
  • Fendeep Summoner; two trees for the price of one :)
  • Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper; high toughness + life-gain when your creatures damage opponents.
  • Behind the Scenes; wonderful way to make all your creatures unblockable to things that can hurt them.
  • Meekstone; a great way to disable lots of opposition (works especially well if you can manage to give all your stuff vigilance).

Hope you have fun with this. I would appreciate some feedback on one of my decks if you have the time. Happy gaming!

stevend11 on Doran's Demolition Derby

6 months ago

Good luck running this sort of deck at FNM. Hope my suggestions will help. Leyline of Vitality, I ran this in a gruul varient of this deck from awhile ago, helps offset aggro life loss especially if its in your opening hand. Lumithread Field not anything special for your deck, however just a consideration. Shape the Sands tower defense is strictly better, but this is a single target, single mana +5 Tower Defense all +5 however 2 mana Slagwurm Armor this was a fun way to up the pressure in mine, however 3 to equip can be detrimental to your mana curve. Skinshifter while its ability costs one mana each turn, a 0/8 is awsome turn 3 when Assault Formation is out.

SlushyCard on Ow Ouch My Bones Ow

7 months ago

I've had good success with Skinshifter. In the rare events you can't find or a Doran/assault formation are getting removed, a 4/4 trample can still put in work.

Disowned Ancestor is something i've been testing. Mixed success but it's not a bad 1-drop if you feel you want to speed things up a bit.

Thought I've probably stolen more games with Lingering Souls + Tower Defense than should be allowed.

Best of luck, such a fun deck to play albeit sometimes inconsistent. Here is my list that is ever changing: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/backwards-assault/

ReVelation1279 on Toughness Deck

8 months ago

Given your mana curve, you can afford to lose the Skinshifter.

greyninja on Doran and the tough guys

9 months ago

Looks fun, +1 from me

I've been building a doran deck for my fiance and I keep forgetting about Skinshifter and Behind the Scenes; two cards I keep meaning to pick up

I went with less of a treefolk theme, and more so just good-stuff midrange. I just recently added Sunblast Angel and Avenger of Zendikar for more beats

I'm hoping you'll swing by my deck and give it a look. (LINK) Cheers!

AwesomeName on Doran's Army

9 months ago

You should definitely be running Assault Formation, as it gives you the Doran effect but is much easier to cast and much harder to remove.

Tower Defense would be great in here, giving your whole team +5+5 at instant speed for only 2 mana. Shape the Sands does a similar effect as well, but only to a single target.

I am confused why Winding Constrictor is in the deck, I don't see any synergies with the counter ability.

Disowned Ancestor as another 1 drop 4/4 to fill out the bottom of your curve even more.

Kin-Tree Invocation could be good in here, as it provides you a way to get a big creature even if you don't have Doran/Assault Formation online.

Skinshifter's ability to become a 0/8 plant is great for it's mana cost, and it has other modes as well if you don't have Doran out.

NV_1980 on

10 months ago

For some Doran-redundancy, I'd suggest adding Assault Formation. Skinshifter is a great creature to add in this deck. Bar the Door could be nice too for some sudden bonuses. Last but not least, Abzan Beastmaster and Phyrexian Arena could provide you with some card-draw.

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