Creature — Elemental Shapeshifter

{{G}}: Thornling gains haste until end of turn.

{{G}}: Thornling gains trample until end of turn.

{{G}}: Thornling is indestructible this turn.

{{1}}: Thornling gets +1/-1 until end of turn.

{{1}}: Thornling gets -1/+1 until end of turn.

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Set Rarity
Conflux (CON) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Thornling Discussion

Boza on Riku's Reflection and Riku's Replicant

2 months ago

Spitting Image , Bramble Sovereign , Dual Nature and Caller of the Untamed specifically say "token copy", which is distinct from entering the battlefield as a copy of a permanent. There are no monogreen Shapeshifters, except Thornling , which is a shapeshifter, because all the -ling creatures are Shapeshifters.

TolarianScientist on Kenrith Wheels and Bears [Primer]

3 months ago

@cPute: thanks, this is the 2HG version but also in solo mode the "control+wheels payoffs" is quite strong in my testing, I'll have a tourney next Saturday and use it, let's see how it goes! So far I really like it runs very few slots dedicated to the kill.

The Intuition targets most of the time are chosen like a pseudo-tutor, because it's first a control deck, but if you miss one part of the combo:

if you miss 2 pieces of the combo, with Kenrith out to reanimate:

I've been tempted by Dread Return to make more powerful piles.. when missing 2 pieces you could go:

regardless of their choice with other 2 creatures out you can have the Ooze in play (notice that we use Kenrith for haste, no Torch Courier or Thornling ). But it's basically an expensive Animate Dead outside of Intuition .

What do you think? Do you have suggestions?

poorpinkus on Infinite Combos in EDH - Experiment Kraj Budget

4 months ago

Wizkalifa Forgotten Ancient is a great card! I probably won't put it in this deck because I'm purely tunnel-visioning in on the infinite combos, but it would probably make the deck a lot better by giving some alternate ways to win!

Krazydude123 Hmm, haste trample from Shifting Ceratops is very tempting (similarly for Zegana, Utopian Speaker ), however usually I like my haste/unblockable enablers to have some way to protect Kraj as well. For example, Thornling can also give itself indestructible and Morphling can give itself shroud.

Gyre Engineer and Incubation Druid would be AMAZING in the deck though! I think in paper I actually have a gyre engineer in the deck, and I did NOT realize that Incubation Druid gave mana of any colour! That's amazing since it's so hard to find mana dorks that make blue. Definitely putting both of those in, thanks!

Thank you both for the suggestions!

ZendikariWol on Huatli Infect (Oathbreaker)

5 months ago

That being said, solid includes in general include Abbey Matron , Brightling , Ensouled Scimitar (probably too slow but hey, +5/5 is wicked), if you're up against someone going wide, Give No Ground could be good, Honor Guard is really not bad, Might of Oaks is wicked, Ornamental Courage is Giant Growth with a free untap, Shape the Sands is super Giant Growth, Shield Mate is a solid bluff, Steady Aim is super Titanic Growth , Thornling , and Abzan Beastmaster ?

legendofa on Card creation challenge

8 months ago


Creature - Shapeshifter

: Riftling phases out. When Riftling phases in, draw a card.

: Riftling phases out. When Riftling phases in, target creature phases out.

: Put a +1/+1 counter on Riftling.

: Riftling gets +1/-1 until end of turn.

: Riftling gets -1/+1 until end of turn.


Morphling , Torchling , Thornling , AEtherling , and now Endling . Create a -ling.

Boza on Card creation challenge

9 months ago

This is a strictly better Needle Drop , which is already a decent card.


Bestow (If you cast this card for its bestow cost, it’s an Aura spell with enchant creature. It becomes a creature again if it’s not attached to a creature.)

Enchanted creature gets +2/+2.
A deck can have any number of cards named ~.


If this is not a card in the next un-set, I will eat my hat.

Lets think of other sets that are incomplete. Make the BlackLing in the vein of Thornling , Torchling , Brightling and Morphling .

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