Stratus Dancer

Stratus Dancer

Creature — Djinn Monk


Megamorph (You may cast this card face down as a 2/2 creature for . Turn it face up at any time for its megamorph cost and put a +1/+1 counter on it.)

When Stratus Dancer is turned face up, counter target instant or sorcery spell.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2019 (C19) Rare
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Rare

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Format Legality
Pioneer Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Legacy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Limited Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal

Stratus Dancer occurrence in decks from the last year

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Stratus Dancer Discussion

carpecanum on Look! Up in the sky! (learner's deck)

4 months ago

Bafanuga i don't have an extra Solemn Simulacrum or Thaumatic Compass  Flip. I have every card above sleeved, in a card case and ready to mail off Wednesday. There is also a theme for taking things out without killing them. Ice Floe is one of those. Hopefully dangerous creatures will be constantly tapped, goaded, returned to hand etc. Stratus Dancer is a good counter and its flyer. Everything in the deck can fly. Really wish I had another Gravitational Shift

Last_Laugh on Animar the Elemental Beast Bird Octopus Elk Spider

5 months ago

Animar's main thing is if you can get an ability on a creature, run it over the spell version so Animar gets a counter and provides a discount.

Stratus Dancer, Glen Elendra Archmage, Siren Stormtamer, and Draining Whelk over most counterspells (Stubborn Denial is a good spell version here).

Soul of the Harvest and Tishana, Voice of Thunder for card draw.

Sakura-Tribe Elder, Beastcaller Savant (immediately pays for itself due to haste), Wild Cantor (turn 2 Animar), and Cloud of Faeries type cards for ramp.

Red typically adds haste enablers. Ogre Battledriver, Urabrask the Hidden, and Maelstrom Wanderer are your best bets. The rest of what red offers ranges from Imperial Recruiter to Dockside Extortionist to Stalking Vengeance (a hilarious clone target... I've had 4 copies at once before)

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's more of a competitive combo list at this point but there's plenty of cards that translate to aggro. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

Last_Laugh on Animardrazi

6 months ago

Ok, I'm starting out with an 'I don't mean to be too critical so take this with a grain of salt'. I have suggestions for additions and cuts.

There's 2 main problems here. 1: Your mana cost is a bit high even for Animar (It's reasonable, I've seen MUCH worse but 3.5 avg. cmc or less is ideal) and 2: Your choice of/number of non-creature spells.

I'll address these out of order.

Cuts/Replacement Suggestion:

Cut: Fuel for the Cause, Mystic Confluence, and Ionize (over costed and no Animar discount) - Replacements: Stratus Dancer, Draining Whelk, and Stubborn Denial.

Cut: Mind Stone, Chromatic Lantern, Commander's Sphere, Kodama's Reach, Cultivate, and Rishkar's Expertise - Replacements: Beastcaller Savant, Rattleclaw Mystic, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Dryad of the Ilysian Grove, Cloud of Faeries, and Peregrine Drake.

Cut: Doubling Season, Jiang Yanguu, Path of Discovery, Guardian Project, - Replace: Soul of the Harvest, Primordial Sage, Tishana, Voice of Thunder, and Glimpse of Nature

I don't want to overwhelm you all at once, so let me know if you're picking up what I'm putting down. I can suggest some cuts/replacements from your creatures if you'd like. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Here's my list for ideas... Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

dragonstryke58 on I need help with a …

7 months ago


Like Tylord2894 mentioned, special actions do not use the stack.

The abilities of Voidmage Apprentice and Stratus Dancer that could enable you to counter Krosan Grip are triggered abilities which trigger when the morphed card is turned face up.

Kogarashi on I need help with a …

7 months ago

It should also be noted that special actions can still go on the stack with split second as well. This means if you had a face-down Voidmage Apprentice or Stratus Dancer, you could morph it to counter the Krosan Grip when a conventional counterspell wouldn't work.

Last_Laugh on Creature only Eldrazi tribal

11 months ago

Your avg. cmc is astronomically high my man. Even with a more casual Animar deck your avg. cmc should be about 3.8 TOPS. As the deck stands, your first few counters on Animar will be very slow and inconsistent.

Sorry if that comes off as overly critical. I have several suggestions for you and I'll try to break it down by category and keep things budget and casual friendly (mostly).

Ramp: Rattleclaw Mystic , Shaman of Forgotten Ways , Rishkar, Peema Renegade , Wood Elves and Wild Cantor are all good options. Cloud of Faeries and Peregrine Drake are also very good here.

Bounce: Equilibrium and Cloudstone Curio are your best options but are a bit more pricey. Shrieking Drake , Dream Stalker , and Man-o'-War are great options to reuse etb's also.

Morph/Free Cast: Den Protector , Ainok Survivalist , and Stratus Dancer .

Feel free to check out my list for inspiration. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

Last_Laugh on So you want to be …

11 months ago

My playgroup typically allows 1 small rewind per game (per player). If I'm playing in a competitive group, we don't even allow that. I.e. in a competitive game I countered an opponent's Enter the Infinite by morphing Stratus Dancer (Animar deck). Before thinking he slammed down Pact of Negation to counter my counter. He wasted Pact because Stratus Dancer isn't a spell and then lost to his mistake (his best friend/roommate destroyed his 2nd blue source).

Schadowpop on Animar, Eldrazi and Friends

1 year ago

Why not pick any of these:
Draining Whelk , Glen Elendra Archmage , Stratus Dancer or Willbender
Instead of Counterspell ?
The synergy of the list above will be higher with your commander than with counterspell.

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