Skyship Plunderer


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Aether Revolt (AER) Uncommon

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Skyship Plunderer

Creature — Human Pirate


When Skyship Plunderer deals combat damage to a player, for each kind of counter on target permanent or player, give that permanent or player another counter of that kind.

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Skyship Plunderer Discussion

lagotripha on

1 month ago

Aight, the big question- are you an aggro deck that combos out ral zarek? Are you U/R midrange? Are you a control deck that just repeat ults ral and hits with an Invisible Stalker?

At the moment you've got the kind of low cost instants and sorceries that speak to a Stormchaser Mage tribal deck, but the components can be swapped around in that to do a lot of cool things.

You can put together a proleferate list with Thrummingbird/Tezzeret's Gambit/Skyship Plunderer with Cloudfin Raptor,Astral Cornucopia,Braid of Fire and other shenanigans. Ulting planeswalkers every turn is a good way to win.

You could even build a true Fiery Gambit deck where you just pray and flip coins.

Ther big thing is to look at the restof the deck that isn't Ral and decide what the plan to support him is. Is it all counterspells? Multiple mana generating artifacts that abuse his +1? Burn that threatens his -2?

MrLizard on Artificial Cube

2 months ago

This looks like my jam. I read your blog post about having a hard time finding an archetype for UW and UG.

Turns out in Core2019 UW has an artifacts draft theme, also worth noting, Dominaria’s “historic” draft archetype was also UW. Maybe there’s something to that, since all artifacts are historic spells.

Have you considered counters to be a UG thing? Between energy, charge counters, proliferate, and fabricate there might be a definite deck here. Maulfist Revolutionary and Skyship Plunderer would be really cool here.

andriygoblin on Dominaria Favorable Winds

3 months ago

Hope of Ghirapur gets wiped easily by the Goblin Chainwhirler, just like Skyship Plunderer. Much better option is putting in Ornithopter since it is free cast on turn 1 and also triggers Zahid, Djinn of the Lamp.

FastIsFaster on UW Jace's Procession

3 months ago

I would recommend using Skyship Plunderer in place of Slither Blade. a T2 SP followed by T3 Jace, Cunning Castaway means you can make your Jace tokens as early as T4, since most decks will not have a flying blocker that early on.

FastIsFaster on CORE UPDATE: Mono Blue — Counter/Copy

3 months ago

Have you considered Heart of Kiran, perhaps in place of Siren Lookout ?

Heart of Kiran, Jace, Cunning Castaway, and Skyship Plunderer all work very nicely together.

T2: Drop Skyship Plunderer T3: Drop Jace, Cunning Castaway, +1, swing with Skyship Plunderer put another loyalty counter so now he is at 5. T4: Swing with Skyship Plunderer, add a counter, he is at 6. Main Phase 2, -5 Jace, Cunning Castaway and get two more copies of Jace.

Now you have three copies of Jace, Cunning Castaway to work with, so as soon as you drop Heart of Kiran you can crew it using one copy, all while continuing to tick up loyalty on the other copy/copies. By the time you use all the loyalty counters from the crew copy, you will have generated more copies and can just continue the cycle.

FastIsFaster on Find a home/Island for Crappy Jace

3 months ago

I built something very similar around Jace, Cunning Castaway early in Ixalan. Have you thought about Lookout's Dispersal and Heart of Kiran? Lookout's Dispersal is pretty easy to cast for 1B, as you have 8 pirates (and with Arcane Adaptation you could turn your whole creature set into pirates pretty easily. With Skyship Plunderer you can get Jace to 5 loyalty on T3, and on T4 you have 2 Jace to work with, one you can keep building up to 5 and splitting, and the other can crew Heart of Kiran until it runs out of counters, by which point you move on to a new Jace and start all over again.

DeviousPenguin666 on Magic: The RPG (Level Up/Proliferate)

3 months ago

Sweet deck! I might consider taking out one or two of the Hallowed Fountains and maybe adding in a couple more basic lands for Blood Moon protection. Also, isn't Thrummingbird strictly better than Skyship Plunderer? While it does have one less power, it can add level counters to all of your creatures, instead of just the one and it dies to all of the same stuff anyway. +1!

5hadao on Muldrotha, the RED-tide

4 months ago

Some more changes here for this deck to give me a little more threat and survival:)

Out Silumgar's Command Myriad Landscape Horizon Chimera Icefeather Aven

In Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon Strip Mine Torrent Elemental Skyship Plunderer

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