Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare

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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

sj007 on Om nom Trample

2 months ago

Skinshifter is a nice mutable swiss army knife for being a blocker or an attacker. Its done alot of work for me in my tiny leaders. (I admit its cuz i abuse the plant mode.)

MelpomeneZammarco on Budget Junk Defender

2 months ago

Skinshifter Here, sorry for the typo

NV_1980 on Doran and his T H I C C companions

7 months ago


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

9 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

10 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:

ReVelation1279 on Toughness Deck

11 months ago

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

greyninja on Doran and the tough guys

1 year 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!

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