Unnatural Selection

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Apocalypse (APC) Rare

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Unnatural Selection

Enchantment

(1): Choose a creature type other than Wall. Target creature becomes that type until end of turn.

Unnatural Selection Discussion

LVL_666 on The Queen's Egg

1 month ago

Hey all,

Glad to see that there are other players who also lament the rules committee's (poorly thought out - in my opinion) decision to ban Paradox Engine . If you agree, then why not sign the Change.org Petition to formally and respectfully voice your criticism?

  • Tecstasy: "I don't agree with the banning It sucks for slivers but practically neutered Karn. Well with paradox gone for now I went for the steal your stuff with Unnatural Selection" - Interesting...but which Karn are you referring to? Because if you're talking about Creator Karn , then I beg to differ. The Rules committee yet again missed another "ubiquitous" combo that in my opinion should fit within their new philosophy: Karn, the Great Creator + Mycosynth Lattice = None of your opponents can play magic anymore. This combo has circulated in multiple decks in my meta. The best part is that this combo really depends on who controls Creator Karn - so if an opponent drops a Lattice they could be unwittingly crippling the whole table and themselves. Again, I don't know which Karn you're speaking of, but at the very least one of them is still allowed to run around unchecked.

  • Doombeard1984: "Hi man. Just a wonder, with The First Sliver what about Congregation at Dawn could tutor up 3 creatures to cascade just an idea." - I like the idea of Congregation , unfortunately it has to be cast with First out on the battlefield already, and ideally a 5-drop on deck for casting in order to really take advantage of the 1-2-3 creature cascade drop.

  • Forkbeard: " For funsies I've decided to temporarily revert to my win-more sliver noob ways and am putting in Unnatural Selection for now." - I used to have Selection slotted in, but I found it to be useful in only maybe one scenario where Sliver Overlord isn't present, and that's against Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow . "Question for you regarding The First Sliver - In your experience have you cascaded into a fizzled removal/counterspell very often or do you find your topdeck manipulation suite to be sufficient in that regard?" Have I cascaded into a fizzled removal/counterspell? Well...yes. However there's a wonderful thing about Cascade - there's a may clause. That wording is: " You may cast that card without paying its mana cost. Then put all cards exiled this way that weren't cast on the bottom of your library in a random order." So while I have cascaded into fizzled spells, they haven't had any real negative impact outside of that spell being exiled. I'm satisfied with the amount of topdeck manipulation that's already in the deck. I took a quick look at your build, and I must recommend that you include some Fetchlands. They help when in a pinch if you find that your deck efforts aren't going to yield anything.

Forkbeard on The Queen's Egg

1 month ago

I was able to spit my entire sliver fleet out with Paradox Engine exactly once. A memorable, glorious way to win and I too lament the ban. I slotted Intruder Alarm in as a replacement, but your comment gave me pause and I agree with you - it's just too risky and relies too heavily on an established board state. For funsies I've decided to temporarily revert to my win-more sliver noob ways and am putting in Unnatural Selection for now.

Question for you regarding The First Sliver - In your experience have you cascaded into a fizzled removal/counterspell very often or do you find your topdeck manipulation suite to be sufficient in that regard? The reason I ask is because I have a similar (albeit much more budget) build to yours except for the topdeck stuff ( Sensei's Divining Top + Mirri's Guile et al). I'm wondering if I need to/should incorporate a few of those options in order to optimize those sweet, delicious cascades.

Tecstasy on The Queen's Egg

1 month ago

LVL_666 I'm with you I think I got to play paradox once and it got countered even brand new players would understand that paradox engine was a threat that can't stay ground. I don't agree with the banning It sucks for slivers but practically neutered Karn. Well with paradox gone for now I went for the steal your stuff with Unnatural Selection

_Delta_ on Paradox and Iona: In Memoriam

1 month ago

My favorite time was using my Sliver Overlord deck, I got my commander out on turn 4 and then the following turn proceeded to have a Manaweft Sliver + Heart Sliver in play alongside Galerider Sliver and a Paradox Engine . From there on turn 6, I played basically every sliver ( Sliver Legion and the like of course) in my deck and to add insult to injury stole one of my two opponent's commanders, in this case The Scarab God using my commander via Unnatural Selection and they just called it game there.

Tecstasy on Return of the Slivers

1 month ago

Still need to acquire Mana Drain would like to fit Unnatural Selection Debating on Ertai's Meddling to get around the prevelence of Supreme Verdict in my meta

TeLaSoul on ninjas

2 months ago

Currently building a Yuriko list myself. Depends on whether you want to go Ninja tribal, or more competitive. If you’re going to build a tribal/semi-tribal deck, just keep in mind a few things.

For starters, your unblock-able and evasive creatures eventually become better ninjas with a conspiracy effect, then the actual ninjitsu ninjas. So I wouldn’t run ALL of the ninjas, unless you really want to. I run like 9, and that is considered a high amount for the deck. Modern Horizons has added decent additions to the tribe. If it weren’t for that, I might run even less.

Conspiracy effects and top-deck manipulation are extremely important. A lot of lists have Xenograft but I actually think in a lot of cases, Standardize and Unnatural Selection are better. At the very least, don’t sleep on those, even if you include xenograft.

Far as top deck manipulation, this deck really wants Scroll Rack . It’s expensive, but it’s too good to not have. There are more reasonable cards like Crystal Ball and Future Sight you can use. Insidious Dreams can help you win on the spot, if enough ninjas get through. Make sure you have four or five cards, with a total CMC of 40+ in the deck, so when you use this card, you just murder everyone.

Lastly, this deck doesn’t too much care what other players are doing, so you can keep just a basic removal package. If you have counter-magic, generally you wanna only use it, to protect yourself when you’re going for the win. Or if you know an opponent is absolutely going to win right then, and there, Yuriko comes out of nowhere so you don’t really need to control the rest of the board.

If you end up running Doomsday you prob need a decent tutor package too. She will generate a lot of hate, once your pod is familiar with her, so protection will probably be important, but I haven’t figured out the best options for the deck, yet.

sternomastoideus on Sliver 2-Headed-Giant Team Deck

3 months ago

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