Spiny Starfish

Spiny Starfish

Creature — Starfish

: Regenerate Spiny Starfish.

At end of turn, if Spiny Starfish regenerated this turn, put a 0/1 blue Starfish creature token into play for each time it regenerated this turn.

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Set Rarity
Masters Edition III (ME3) Uncommon
Alliances (ALL) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Spiny Starfish Discussion

Optimator on Quicksilver Kraken

4 months ago

I dunno, that Loyal Drake doesn't look much like a starfish or crab...

It may seem innocuous but Sand Squid has always overperformed in my seamonster decks. Coral Capers -- (Budget Seamonsters) was the original with Thassa (which you've seen) but I morphed the deck into Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle (Tidal Trouble).

I had AEtherplasm in my mono-blue deck and it was quite good. Looks a bit like a jellyfish so that's a plus.

I always ran into issues where I would finally have enough ramp or Quicksilver Amulet out to do stuff but because I was open all through the early game I wouldn't have the life to realize my kraken dreams. Fog Bank , Guard Gomazoa , Gomazoa , Spiny Starfish , Wall of Kelp , and Wall of Frost are all good and on-theme, as well as helpful for Thassa's devotion.

Endrobot on Starfish Tribal? How is that even possible?!?

8 months ago

I would suggest Skullclamp as an outlet to kill Spiny Starfish and draw cards while doing it. Not very budget, but whatcha gonna do?

cinereous on Card creation challenge

1 year ago

Briavan, Courage of the Legeion

Legendary Creature - Angel Dragon

When ~ attacks add to your mana pool for each attacking creature.

Battalion - When ~ attacks with at least two other creatures ~ gains lifelink until end of turn

: ~ gets +1/+1 until end of turn.


At first glance, you wouldn't think he was that fierce...until you saw him leading the legions into battle.

Starfish Lord, give my boys Spiny Starfish and Sigiled Starfish some love

pshawver on Mairsil, the Pretender l JLK

2 years ago

Civilized Scholar  Flip is very good in the deck. loots and untaps. Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip is very similar. lets you cage an extra card every time you loot, Plus if you gave haste on him, you can flip your whole deck provided you have 5 cards in your yard.

Also Spiny Starfish is a pet card of mine. regenerates in blue and can be really annoying as a chump blocker when not caged.

Giant Crab is a great way to protect against pesky removal spells. unless you want to bounce mairsil, in which case Skywing Aven is great.

finally im testing out Disruptive Pitmage it locks people out from casting spells if you have infinite flickers, but sometimes people forget that its out and tap out for a big x spell.

Wolfrage76 on And I Just Plunge

2 years ago

Lighthouse Chronologist - if you're mono blue then could be very useful as it gets you a lower CMC creature that you can easily pump up to level 7 quick lol.

Cultural Exchange is neat and fits with your Commander's theme. Not as useful since you have a bunch of high CMC creatures but... Maybe add in token generators to get yourself some smaller stuff you can spit out. For example Spiny Starfish can give you blockers.

Narwhal is kinda pointless really. Same with Killer Whale.

Cryptoplasm is a favorite of mine that would fit in - if you can't crush their creature, and you can't take their creature, copy it :D

Optimator on Thassa's Aquapark

3 years ago

Great stuff! I recently built a similar deck (Coral Capers -- (Budget Seamonsters)) and I adore it. I definitely feel ya on the nakedness!! I put in (gasp!) a few wall-like creatures, such as Gomazoa, Guard Gomazoa, Fog Bank, Wall of Frost, and Spiny Starfish. Walls are generally poo-poo'd in EDH for being one-dimensional and not actively helping one win but sometimes you just need a blocker or two. They help with devotion for Thassa too! So added functionality there. Wall of Tears is a good one as well.

I'm there with you on Ula's Temple. It'd be a great card if one was running 40+ creatures in a more low-to-the-ground aggro deck full of merfolk and wizards and the like, with the fatties as late-game bombs (and Quest targets) but getting the counters on is the hard part. When you do, though...

pshawver on The Paper Migraine

3 years ago
Sacred Mesa doesnt do enough and you have to keep investing mana just to keep it around.

Khalni Gem you can find a better rock i think. plus this doesnt ramp you. it leaves you at parity. id only play this if you were playing a landfall deck. besides 4 is a little late to be ramping.

Spiny Starfish? i love the flavor but not sure what its doing here.

Thassa, God of the Sea shes awsome but one scry a turn isnt really worth the slot and you dont have the devotion to make her a creature. plus you dont have anything worth making unblockable.

Mana Breach can be kind of a nonbo with the rest of the deck. if you are staxing their lands down, this lets them always have one to replay untapped.

Lim-Dul's Vault is meh. it lets you stack your deck but at the cost of life and you dont actually draw the card.

Words of Waste you dont really have enough draw to make this worth it.

Ivory Tower same as above.

Venser's Journal i dont know if this is good enough. its 5 mana and by the time you can cast it you are going to need to be casting wraths, maintaining stax or trying to combo off. plus the life gain doesnt happen immediately. and again, ou dont have enough draw

Felidar Sovereign too easy to destroy. you have no ways of flashing it in.

Sunder will bounce all your opponents lands

Frozen AEther dont let stuff be untapped ever

Reliquary Tower

you need more draw. the draw you have is explosive but you need to find it.

GobboE on dude wheres my fleet-swallowing leviathan

3 years ago

I would remove either Benthic Behemoth or one of the creatures that can't attack 'unless opponent has an island' and add: Spiny Starfish it is not only very funny, but also flavourful :)

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