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Creature — Kraken
Tidal Kraken is unblockable.
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Tidal Kraken Discussion
7 months ago
The flying kraken theme is sick!!
First of all, I just discovered that Standard is not the format we normally play. Vintage is our format, so you'll want to change that to get an accurate list of illegal cards that you might have in the deck.
Consider finding blue cards to replace the green & white ones. The non-basic lands were a clever choice, but I don't think they give you good enough odds.
Your average creature cost is still pretty high. Even if you started the game with 7 lands, you would only be able to play one creature per turn...once you're 7 turns into the game. Consider EITHER finding a wider variety of low cost sea monsters -- Reef Worm is awesome! -- OR adding spells that let you search your library for lands.
Deep-Sea Kraken & Tidal Kraken seem repetitive. Also remember that Flying creatures can only be blocked by other Flying creatures or creatures w/ Reach, so it will usually be unnecessary for your krakens to be unblockable + flying (using Aerial Formation, Aboshan's Desire, etc).
Decide what goal you want your Instants & Sorceries to accomplish. Should they let you accumulate land by drawing cards? Should they buff your creatures? Should there be such a strong focus on defensive, counter spells? If you only have one card for each of these goals, you probably won't be able to pull it off.
Even though it seems cool to have a deck with one of every Kraken, you could build a much more powerful deck using specific strategies of just a few Krakens. Thing in the Ice Flip seems awesome! Defensive strategy in early game, then transition to huge offensive mid-game. Perhaps you could have 4 of those by getting rid of the Kraken Hatchlings.
For collector value and cool purposes, you could still order one of each Kraken to put in a binder LOL. Most of the cards are cheap, you can see their prices by clicking the orange shopping cart icons on the right site of the screen in this site.
10 months ago
I love these decks. I did a bit of playtesting, and I have to say, they seem fairly evenly matched. (And nothing gives me more pleasure than bashing in with a 27/16 Metalwork Colossus with flying, first strike, and trample)
I love the decks, and their price! I might pick them up in paper.
1 year ago
+1 Tidal Kraken
1 year ago
-1 Tidal Kraken
2 years ago
Maybe something big to finish off your opponents such as Tidal Kraken?
2 years ago
Thank you Hc_Clan. I do have both of those cards in another Thassa deck I have. The reason I left them out this time is because less than a third of creatures in this one fit the criteria for Quest for Ula's Temple unlike the other one which is over 50% or creatures fit it. In play test, I am only fielding one or at max two sea monsters so the temple does not really help. I also feel a modern deck built around Stormtide Leviathan and Tidal Kraken in it uses its power much more effectively than a Commander Deck could. Unless you fit a Conspiracy in it, then it can get real nasty. But I cannot in this monoblue deck.
2 years ago
Also if you run Spreading Seas then you should definitely run Sea Monster. Also for some good board control you could maybe run Crush of Tentacles. May not be great but just some help. Some other good cards for this deck would bee, Lorthos, the Tidemaker, Deep-Sea Kraken, Tidal Kraken, and Harbor Serpent. These are all suggestions of coarse, you don't need to accept them, just thought I should tell you. Remember if you use all of these suggestions (not that you have to) it will definitely change your whole deck.