Tide Drifter


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Limited Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Uncommon

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Tide Drifter

Creature — Eldrazi Drone

Devoid (This card has no color.)

Other colorless creatures you control get +0/+1.

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Tide Drifter Discussion

Winterierthree2 on newbie Eldrazi

2 months ago

I like the deck! A couple of things, you have too many two ofs and three ofs. If you chop out cards that just seem to clutter up the deck and act as filler, and make more four ofs and three ofs, the deck will become much more consistent and more powerful.About half of the deck seems to be a really defensive creatures (Tide Drifter, Fathom Seer, etc.), and half of it seems to be really offensive creatures(Forerunner of Slaughter, Vile Aggregate). Maybe sticking with one of these plans over the other could help. I brewed up a BR list really quick Budget B/R Eldrazi. It is about ten dollars more and I don't have a working sideboard, but it's pretty competitive. Anyways, +1 from me

TheRiddler on The Best Offense...

4 months ago

I'm actually finding splashing blue for Tide Drifter and Benthic Infiltrator to be quite fun, but won't know how good for sure until next Saturday. On top of boosting Collected Company and giving inevitability, the splash opens up blue sideboard cards like Countersquall. Tapping lands for Spellskite's ability can't be overlooked.

TheRiddler on Backwards Assault

5 months ago

In my list (which is here:Blue Doran, by the way in case you're curious), I don't run any Harbingers, so the 4th Doran as insurance feels like a must.

Oh the early game swing for 8 with Skinshifter does feel great; then there's the feel bad games where you can't get off 2 or 3 lands and are unable to advance the board. He's good when he's a 4/4 or a 0/8, but really bad when it's either make him bigger to block something or have him chump so you can get an extra creature on board. I liked him too until recently when looking at the likes of Benthic Infiltrator and Tide Drifter and how much better their worst-case-scenarios are.

Behind the Scenes is not worth it in modern; all it does is take up space. Doran decks play much bigger creatures than other creature decks, so powering through for the win is more a matter of turns and combat steps rather than needing to get damage through.

Hand disruption is a personal choice. I run a little in the side for combo decks, but otherwise I choose 8 pieces of removal in the main and a highish creature density for Collected Company.

Fairmount on Assaulting the Frontier

9 months ago

I like it, ran something similar but in sultan colors for Kin-Tree Invocation. Maybe drop the Consulate Skygate for more Benthic Infiltrators and Tide Drifters

karadi on He Waits

9 months ago


I think that is totally pointless have Tide Drifter. You doesn't need +0/+1 for your colorless creature. If you need a Wall or something to block a huge number of creatures, try Fog Bank.

justavictim82 on Big Booty Frontier Fatties

10 months ago

I am playing a similar deck but in Sultai http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/sultai-devoid-assault-formation-1/. In testing I will tell you that Shape the Sands is mediocre. I find it sticking in my hand constantly and not being cast wasting space. It does nothing for you if you do not have Assault Formation on board and even then it is not guarantee unless you have Benthic Infiltrator in play. I am replacing mine as soon as I figure out what I want to put in its place. Likely more removal.

Tide Drifter is bad here because it is the only creature you are main decking that is colorless.

You need more draw ability as well. You have 1 spell that will help you ensure you hit Assault Formation and even then it is 4 CMC and draws only one card. A lot of decks will be packing enchantment hate in at the very least the SB and if Formation gets removed, you are in for a very bad time. I would suggest an alternate win condition in the event you cannot find Formation or it gets removed.

iglesia777 on

10 months ago

For Manic Scribe, I think you need a way to achieve delirium. Right now I don't see how you actively get lands or enchantments in the graveyard. Plus you have no instants and only 4 sorceries.

I get that Geist of the Lonely Vigil has flying, but with only 3 toughness it's really not going to block much and survive. Other ideas could be Tide Drifter which also pumps your skygate and scarecrow, or Silent Observer which is a little expensive but 5 toughness handles a lot of the 4 power fliers in the format.

You might also want to consider sweepers like Fumigate or Engulf the Shore. Then add 4x Prairie Stream which helps the engulf, and I think is better than port town.

Weird_Frisbee on U/R Eldrazi Aggro

11 months ago

Yeah a counter-magic war can and has happened before (although it is fun, lol) so i'll definetly consider Tide Drifter for the sideboard. My only qualm on that is that he doesn't really do much once he's on the field but it is a huge butt early so now I just gotta figure out what to take out.

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