Unnatural Selection

Unnatural Selection

Enchantment

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

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Apocalypse (APC) Rare

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Format Legality
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Custom Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Limited Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Unnatural Selection Discussion

Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

4 months ago

Yarok, you don't know what "Hit the Nail on the Head" means? Well, it means "you've found exactly the right answer." Basically I was saying that bigrigroy's analysis of Unnatural Selection as a "Win more" card is the right conclusion or analysis in the context of a Sliver Overlord EDH deck. Hope that clears up your confusion.

Doombeard1984, forgot to even mention the ol' non-bo of Crystalline Sliver and Unnatural Selection. Yeah, that definitely would be a less than ideal situation. BUT at the very least you can use Selection to deny an opponent the chance to target one of their own creatures for an equip with a Sword of Feast and Famine for example. But yeah...that's still less than ideal. Oh and to post your image, try using the "Direct Link" option in imgur. LOL

Doombeard1984 on The Queen's Egg

4 months ago

With you on that @Mortlocke. Also of course, if you are running Crystalline Sliver you won't be able to steal with Sliver Overlord, so again, in that respect, Unnatural Selection is wholly dead card, amoeboid changling is at least a bod that triggers abilities and can be more than just a 1/1.

Also, heres a picture of my custom Amoeboid Rockstar my friend did for me [ROCKER AND HIS CHICK] (http://Amoeboid Rockstar and his burb https://imgur.com/gallery/RGN1Hdi "enter image title here")

Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

4 months ago

bigrigroy, I think you should watch what you say about Amoeboid Changeling, he gets SUPER triggered real easy when you bring up Unnatural Selection...oh wait. Uh oh...I think he heard you!

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I couldn't help myself. So, let me bring up the simple pros and cons for each card.

Unnatural Selection

  • Pro: Is an Enchantment, and is harder to remove
  • Pro: Can fire off multiple times each turn for the low cost of per target
  • Con: Does literally nothing when Sliver Overlord is not on the battlefield. Additionally - can be considered a dead card when in an opening hand
  • Con: Cannot be tutored by Sliver Overlord. Would have to use a Demonic Tutor or Enlightened Tutor to fetch, instead of a game ending piece such as Mana Echoes, Sliver Queen, or any other mana rock that can advance your boardstate

Amoeboid Changeling

  • Pro: Can be tutored by Sliver Overlord, reserving other tutors in hand for more important pieces to fetch
  • Pro: Gains all benefits from other Slivers in play - possessing all the keywords and abilities, like a real sliver
  • Pro: In the rare edge cases where creature type matters for an ability to fire, Changeling can remove all creature types from a single target (e.g. - Shutting off Najeela, the Blade-Blossom's ability so that she can't fire off and create an infinite amount of Warrior tokens - yes, i've done this.)
  • Con: Has a puny weak 1/1 body, and can easily be removed.
  • Con: Has no real useful ability that makes it useful by itself.

To sum up my argument Selection is a gimmick that can't contribute outside of enabling Overlord to steal creatures. By itself, it just sits on the board taking up space not contributing. Worse yet, in hand it is a dead card that you don't want to cast unless you have Overlord on the field. Changeling is better because it's more than just a gimmick. Barely more, but it can contribute to your board in different ways by using the abilities of the other Slivers in play. Additionally, Overlord (OR Homing Sliver) can easily tutor it up - saving those valuable in hand tutors for other way more important spells.

Parry, reposte. - what say you now after reading that?

bigrigroy on The Queen's Egg

4 months ago

Unnatural Selection seems 9000x better than the changeling.

Change my mind

Kriathos on Sliver Lords + Jegantha, The Wellspring

5 months ago

Thanks for the comment DarkHero, I play Unnatural Selection to steal creatures, im thinking on changing it for Steely Resolve for some protection or Dregscape Sliver or Patriarch's Bidding for some recursion.

Ensnaring Bridge is in the deck to buy some time while get the combo pieces, other cards that can be good are Jokulhaups or go all in tutoring with a Diabolic Intent, what do you think?

Thanks

DarkHero on Sliver Lords + Jegantha, The Wellspring

5 months ago

Unnatural Selection feels out of place, the only non-Slivers are Biomancer's Familiar and Bloom Tender

I'm assuming that the intent is to steal creatures with Sliver Overlord's ability, but that will otherwise be a dead card.

Ensnaring Bridge also seems like it will eventually screw you, just simply with Sliver Legion.

Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

8 months ago

Wicker - with Crystalline Sliver out on the field there is no getting around shroud. Instead, what I opt to do is change strategy. The next sliver i'd want on the battlefield is Sliver Hivelord. I would shift to a more "swing wide" strategy. I would try and get some effective evasion, and ultimately get Sliver Legion out. Your work around is pretty clever though. I like it.

As for what to swap out for Unnatural Selection? Interaction. Assassin's Trophy, Abrupt Decay, Path of Exile, the list goes on. Really, it depends on what you want in the deck.

Wicker on The Queen's Egg

8 months ago

So I played this deck twice at about 78% completion and I'm loving it so far! The only thing I ran into is when using Sliver Overlord's ability after using Amoeboid Changeling with Crystalline Sliver in play, how are you getting around that? I've been trying to keep Quick Sliver and Hibernation Sliver so I can bounce Crystalline out for 2, and then flash it back in if I need to respond to a threat being cast. I was just curious whether there was a better way or not.

Also, is there a specific card you would recommend swapping out for Unnatural Selection?

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