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

Kamerot on Doran And His Squad of Big Booty Bros.

1 week ago

I appreciate the suggestions, this deck will get some love very soon and I will take all the suggestions into consideration. I think Skinshifter is my favorite suggestion, I totally forgot this card existed.

PartyJ on Doran And His Squad of Big Booty Bros.

1 week ago

Without looking at what should be cut, depending on the course you wish to take, I would suggest these Doran assets:

Options, options.... :)


lagotripha on Izzet Wizards Aggro (Budget)

2 months ago

Modern has a lot of options for budget decks- combo, aggro or tempo. Cards like Skinshifter or Keldon Marauders which were powerhouses but faded out are usually very reasonably priced and effective enough to take FNMs- just look at old tournament winners and see what is cheap.

Combo cards like Spellweaver Helix that never made the cut thanks to artifact hate are also very reasonably priced.

There are some really fun interactions out there- look around and have fun, because modern is a wide open format- there are always new interactions and meta-decks that can work well.

Control gets expensive because the most versatile answers and card advantage engines are expensive- the difference between Wrath of God and Fumigate is too marked in the format for a reasonable budget control setup that doesn't face glaring problems, and thats before how mandotory the jace/snapcaster interaction is there. That said gimicks like mana rocks into Wildfire is traditional and effective, if not tournament playable.

If you aren't worried about format, then I really reccomend playing 'Eternal standard'. Rules are simple- if a deck was legal in standard, its legal in eternal standard. That means that you can just browse through the archives for previous stanbdards and pick out something in-budget and fun. That and variants on the duel decks which have been put out everywhere by folk are very playable- just be careful because its really easy to build an unfair matchup, so a variety of decks is important. Some decks get expensive because the cards are favoured by commander, but there is still plenty out there.

If you're looking at zombies and playing eternal standard, I really reccomend a classic Rooftop Storm list- its a lot of fun.

sj007 on Om nom Trample

5 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

5 months ago

Skinshifter Here, sorry for the typo

NV_1980 on Doran and his T H I C C companions

10 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

1 year 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.

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