Stormsurge Kraken

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare

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Stormsurge Kraken

Creature — Kraken

Hexproof

*Lieutenant — As Long as you control your commander, Stormsurge Kraken gets 2/+2 and has "Whenever Stormsurge Kraken becomes blocked, you may draw two cards."

Stormsurge Kraken Discussion

Liscom on Red/Blue/Green (1.Entwurf)

1 month ago

Du hattest Tyrant's Familiar ja schon genannt, aber es gibt da noch andere, die dich vielleicht interessieren: Loyal Guardian , Loyal Drake , Stormsurge Kraken , Thunderfoot Baloth

destindigi on Jalira's Tokens & Fatties

3 months ago

EDIT - added links

Some Maybeboard cards I think should be in the main deck: Benthicore , Inspired Sphinx , Kederekt Leviathan , Pentavus , Intruder Alarm , and Soothsaying . Myr Turbine and Heartstone are kind of meh, I'd replace with Genesis Chamber and Unstable Obelisk . I'd also swap some counterspells - Geist Snatch , Summoner's Bane and Lazotep Plating in for Cancel , Dissipate and Rewind .

Cards I'd cut: Sage of Epityr , Talrand, Sky Summoner , Bane of Bala Ged , Polymorphous Rush .

Cards I'm not really impressed by: Stormsurge Kraken , Tidespout Tyrant , Windreader Sphinx (depends how much flying you end up with), Sphinx Ambassador , Darksteel Colossus , Pathrazer of Ulamog , It That Betrays . I think it's better to focus on big guys that also have ETB effects than use these.

Some other cards to consider (plus the ones I sent you): Erratic Mutation , Synthetic Destiny , Evacuation , Aether Gale , AEtherize , Crystal Ball , Interpret the Signs , Precognitive Perception , Seer's Lantern , Ugin's Insight , Treasure Map  Flip, Zhalfirin Void .

Pal00ka on

8 months ago

Quicksilver Fountain is another way to turn on islandwalk and slow down opponents' at the same time.

Being able to connect consistently with combat damage opens up some fun avenues to explore. Coastal Piracy and Bident of Thassa for card advantage; equipment like Sword of the Animist, Quietus Spike, Bloodforged Battle-Axe, Dowsing Dagger  Flip, Mask of Memory, Prying Blade, Rogue's Gloves, Specter's Shroud, and Spellbinder all give different options depending on what you feel you need more of; and for redundancy Thassa, God of the Sea is clutch.

I cannot imagine merfolk do not engage with sea monsters and they would definitely give you some late-game push. Ones that spring to mind are Scourge of Fleets, Stormsurge Kraken, Slinn Voda, the Rising Deep, and Stormtide Leviathan.

In addition to your pillowfort pieces I would also consider AEtherize to bounce an attack and Equilibrium to bounce threats as you play your merfolk.

Throne of the God-Pharaoh could be potent with all of your sideways turning. To complement this fact and reinforce merfolk's weaknesses (aka aerial anything) vehicles could work. Smuggler's Copter comes readily to mind.

Boza on ::Budget:: Trying to Keep Up with Tuned Decks!

1 year ago

I feel you need a couple more big things. A Stormsurge Kraken is cheap and effective and works great with zegana, drawing a bunch of cards on curve. Stormtide Leviathan is big and scary and cheap and counters ground creatures. In terms of no max hand size Praetor's Counsel is your go-to card - not only do you rebuy your counters, you do not have to discard them. Also there is a colorless mana rock that gave you no max hand size, but the name eludes me.

A big upgrade would be something to allow you to flash in stuff, at least creatures. Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir, Leyline of Anticipation, etc.

You can easily cut unimpactful stuff like high tide and paradoxical outcome.

Arby_Q on Making her more degenerate

1 year ago

Deadeye Navigator is great with Zegana. Stormsurge Kraken and Gigapede are nice too, because they come out a turn before Zegana, give a lot of cards with her, and are hard to remove. Adding Great Whale and Palinchron gives you a way to make infinite mana and draw your deck with Deadeye as well.

Big, high CMC creatures are totally unnecessary. Zegana works much better with bounce/blink effects to draw more cards for less mana, through spells like Ghostly Flicker, Displace, and Illusionist's Stratagem. Since you want to win through combo anyway, there's no reason to have Eldrazi titans, Ghalta, or Myojin in the deck. Those flicker spells also combo with Great Whale/Palinchron and Eternal Witness/Archaeomancer to make infinite mana.

Your countermagic has really high mana costs. In my opinion, Miscalculation, Mana Leak, Spell Pierce, Arcane Denial, and Memory Lapse should all be used before any 3 mana counterspells. That being said, Forbid is super gross with Zegana as your commander. Also, Scour from Existence is terrible.

Chord of Calling, Worldly Tutor, and Green Sun's Zenith would all improve consistency. Woodland Bellower and Fierce Empath can help get you to your first big creature.

beemeejoe on Whale D*ck

1 year ago

Here's a way to win that's kind of funny. Infinite Reflection + Stormsurge Kraken. Every time you cast a creature, you bounce all creatures your opponents control and get a six, six instead.

WizardOfTheNorthernCoast on Rashmi's Surge

1 year ago

Enral, it took me a while to write down all the description, you might as well take a moment to read it if you want to have a better understanding of the idea behind the deck ;)

Bxbx I'll get rid of Stormsurge Kraken for Mulldrifter. Kraken will go in my Keranos deck (much stronger in there). Next card I'm not happy with will be swapped with Voidmage Husher but for now Mulldrifter seems way more valuable :)

Edit : I'll switch Voidmage for Swallower

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