Tidal Kraken

Tidal Kraken

Creature — Kraken

Tidal Kraken is unblockable.

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Set Rarity
Ninth Edition (9ED) Rare
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Rare
Eighth Edition (8ED) Rare
Mercadian Masques (MMQ) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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

Tidal Kraken Discussion

JoosetheMuice on Janky Leviathans

1 month ago

I would cut Nimbus Swimmer Pearl Lake Ancient Tidal Kraken Naturalize (but for something better in the same roll), even Reclamation Sage Acidic Slime or Relic Crush. Aqueous Form can also go.

Funkydiscogod on Simic can't be blocked!

2 months ago

That gives me an idea: unblockable creatures can create some nice fast ramp with that dagger and Mark of Sakiko as daggers 5-8.

Then, maybe add a few Tidal Kraken or Deep-Sea Kraken as top end threats to ramp into? Would that even work?

hydrothermia on Pattern Recognition #134 - Mercadian ...

2 months ago

I may be one of the few that actually remember playing Mercadian Masque in the Type 2 (Standard for you whippersnappers.) format. My favorite card of the set, outside of Counterspell was Tidal Kraken . It was only a 6/6 unblockable for eight mana, which is way overpriced by today's current Standards. A little surprised you didn't mention Conspiracy the card. It was the first of it's kind with the most recent "reprint" being Arcane Adaptation . Or my favorite/annoying combo consisting of Cho-Manno, Revolutionary and Pariah .

There were five artifacts, one land and a handful of white rebels that created lore of a creature that would eventually end up being printed for Commander 2017, Ramos, Dragon Engine . The first iterations of the artifact dragon came from Henge of Ramos , Eye of Ramos , Heart of Ramos , Horn of Ramos , Skull of Ramos and Tooth of Ramos .

stevo_bo_bevo on

2 years 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.

Attack_of_Mogis on Pacific Rim Duel Decks: Jaegers

2 years 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)

The Kaiju deck also did its fair share, using Inkwell Leviathan, Tromokratis and Tidal Kraken to bash face in if I ever got bad draws with the Jaeger deck, or even if I got not-so-bad ones.

I love the decks, and their price! I might pick them up in paper.

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