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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|Masters Edition III (ME3)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Spiny Starfish Discussion
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.
8 months ago
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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...
3 years ago
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.