Striped Riverwinder


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

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Set Rarity
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Common

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Striped Riverwinder

Creature — Serpent

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Striped Riverwinder Discussion

Senserazer on Dead Beginning

3 days ago

Architects of Will

Curator of Mysteries (link doesn't work for some reason)

Striped Riverwinder

Leaning towards blue seems to open up some pretty strong options.

cstick on MODERN SOULFLAYER! (opinions please)

1 month ago

I have a buddy that plays a more controlling Sultai Soulflayer list, and he uses Striped Riverwinder for hexproof because it bins itself. It might work for you, too.

Gattison on A Place Called Brawlgotha

1 month ago

CursedxWolf: River Serpent was placeholding for Striped Riverwinder. =P

I agree about Divest, it doesn't further the deck's strategy at all. Removed. Thanks again. =)

eyes2sky: finished! I have no Drake Havens, got a spare?

Gattison on eyes2sky

1 month ago

in addition to Striped Riverwinder & Horror of the Broken Lands (if you have any), I also need 1x Scribe of the Mindful, 1x Enter the Unknown and 1x Tomb Robber, please

WItC on Budget Beginner Teaching Decks (#5 Blue)

2 months ago

Changes in April 2018: finally took out Rise from the Tides as the alternative finisher. These decks are all meant to feel and play like a properly built deck, and having cards that work against each other makes the deck feel awkward and less fun (bad interaction with delve). The same problem would occur with Cryptic Serpent. One option is to ditch the Treasure Cruise, but delve is an important part of our hedron exile strategy, and losing it will cripple the deck.

If Rise is removed, that makes Quicken much less useful (Treasure Cruise can often be cast for one mana in the main phase).

So at this point we need a new finisher, and a new card that lets us do something on turn one.

I like the Curator of Mysteries for both. He introduces cycle, is a sphinx, and the deck could use a flier. He is very in theme for blue. He can be cycled on turn one if needed. He already has synergy with Jalum Tome.

Only having two Curator of Mysteries makes it nearly impossible to cycle him, there is too much lost by discarding half of your alternative win condition. Instead, I prefer 4 copies.

I considered only 2 copies and a replacement for Quicken. The Quicken replacement should either cycle or discard for synergy with the sphinx. A consideration was Striped Riverwinder; he adds another late game option with artwork people either love or hate (I like it). Opt, Peek and Twisted Image were all considerations, but they don't have synergy with the Curator. I like Hapless Researcher or Careful Study. They have synergy, help the early game, provide another discard option, and have good art on theme.

Ultimately, I did the following:

Playtesting is still in progress, but this worked OK so far against the other decks. (playtesting blue takes the longest, because of the character of the deck).

TheChaosVault on Blue Black Reanimator

3 months ago

If you're running blue, I'd recommend Striped Riverwinder.

Ogoki on Esper Cycling

3 months ago

Yeah Vile Manifestation and Key to the City worked well when the deck was all cyclers. Striped Riverwinder Curator of Mysteries Lurching Rotbeast at 4 each and then all the spells to go with it. This made it easy to hit enough creatures for God Pharoahs gift and then the vile manifestation was a beating. With all that stuff maybe hes just a decent blocker for 2 mana. Plus you can cycle at instant speed, or use the key, to mess with combat.

Firebird4Life on

3 months ago

Aquatic Incursion, Carnage Tyrant, Deeproot Waters, Jungleborn Pioneer, Scaled Behemoth, Soul of the Rapids, Striped Riverwinder...all cards that are or create something Hexproof in Standard right now

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