Tidal Bore


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

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Set Rarity
Mercadian Masques (MMQ) Common

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Tidal Bore


You may return an Island you control to its owner's hand rather than pay Tidal Bore's mana cost.

You may tap or untap target creature.

Tidal Bore Discussion

Raphstow on Chain Hulk - Vannifar Flash Hulk

8 months ago

False, you never know how each game will go, and they're a lot of ways to stop Vannifar or Hulk with Counterspells and Stifle effect, even Stax can slow you down. You could have the mana to cast a "free" Time Spiral since it will untap lands. In my different play-testing I've found Time Spiral a good utility cards and a good replacement for budget purpose.

And quick question Soren841: did you taught about the card Tidal Bore instead of Vitalize ? I've found it more useful since it can be cast for "free" and I sometimes only need to untap Vannifar, not every other creatures.

Dete on BIRDS

9 months ago

first thing Creeping Chill is not pauper legal and it can be used in this deck since its black, Expel from Orazca is not legal either.

good card for them to replace are :High Tide, Distant Melody, Airborne Aid, Shared Discovery, Mizzium Skin, Gigadrowse, Sage's Row Denizen, Rhystic Study, any of the cantrips. theres a bit of protection, control and card draw. but i suggest you take out Sudden Storm, Aerial Formation, Piracy Charm, Hubris, Jace's Scrutiny, Refocus, Reach Through Mists, Tidal Bore. for more useful cards like Gush, Hoodwink, Man-o'-War, Snap, Volrath's Curse, Relic of Progenitus and more counters like Dream Fracture, Faerie Trickery, Arcane Denial, Logic Knot oh and See Beyond seems like a good enough hand filter.

Suns_Champion on Chiberia (retired)

1 year ago

Very nice! And nice background work too :)

You seem to have most of what you need. Tight list. Most of the stuff I initially thought of are already here.

One thought I have for you though would be some untap instants. Djeru's Resolve, Act of Heroism, Refocus, and Tidal Bore. These will basically serve as counters spells and combat tricks with some added utility, like buffing and drawing a card. Something to test perhaps.

Otherwise, very nice look. Reminds me of my friend's first commander deck :)


wonderboyrox on Most Annoying Deck in Playgroup

2 years ago

Solid deck. +1 from me. I'd make a couple of slight changes if it were mine, though. Here is what I would do:

-4 Gitaxian Probe

+4 Tidal Bore could also be substituted for Refocus, it's slower.. but gives you the same card advantage as the Probe would.

-4 Brainstorm

+4 Ponder

I think the reasons for the changes I am suggesting are pretty obvious, but in case they aren't I'll go into more detail. Gitaxian Probe is always nice for the slight edge of seeing your opponents hand, and possibly having that counterspell answer in hand for things you might see. However, the counterspells you run are limited to 'target' effects anyway, so seeing their hand isn't as helpful in your situation. Then of course, there is the card draw advantage.. But with other card draw spells in the deck, not always necessary. So the replacements I mentioned give you something the deck could really use, imo. Giving you an occasional surprise defender, or, in the best situations.. being able to untap your Combat Celebrant after exerting him for that finishing combat blow.

As for swapping out Brainstorm for Ponder, I have always been more biased toward Ponder simply because being able to ditch bad cards that you might not need in certain situations is far more useful than just throwing said cards back on top of your deck and running into them next turn.

All in all, I feel like this could ever-so-slightly help speed up your win, by giving you some occasional extra damage, and more consistently helping you find the answers you are looking for.

Let me know what you think!

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