Winding Constrictor

Winding Constrictor

Creature — Snake

If one or more counters would be placed on an artifact or creature you control, that many counters plus one are placed that permanent instead.

If you would get one or more counters you get that many of those counters plus one instead.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Uncommon
Aether Revolt (AER) Uncommon

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Legality

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

Winding Constrictor Discussion

tacolover25 on Cold-Blooded (Snake Tribal)

1 day ago

Theros2014, I have off and on had Coiling Oracle in the main deck, however he just feels lackluster most of the time. I have considered running him again as a one or two of as a consistency enabler, but for now he stays in the maybeboard.

As for the splash for black, I gotta respectfully decline. Winding Constrictor is a cool card that I have considered building around with Corpsejack Menace and Bloodhall Ooze in some kind of janky Jund build.

Don't forget to upvote the deck if you like it! Thanks

Theros2014 on Cold-Blooded (Snake Tribal)

1 day ago

Ramp snake that I was not sure if worth mentioning was Coiling Oracle

Also if you want to splash black then you could add Pharika, God of Affliction (which sadly has not seem play outside its standard block. Also another really good golgari snake is Winding Constrictor but...its needs a complete diff win condition:(

SwiftDeath on The Village

1 week ago

Been trying to think of a list for this commander. I usually build one around every Abzan commander as it is my favorite Wedge in Magic. I like the list you have here. I was experimenting with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Devoted Druid in mine. Can be used for Infinite mana with a haste enabler. The haste was the hard part so it ultimately didn't take off from there. Maybe in Jund. A card I would include 100% is Winding Constrictor Double up on the vigilance counters and makes it easier to use Tayam's ability.

zapyourtumor on Archbound Scales

3 weeks ago

Why do you have Heliod, Sun-Crowned? In my opinion, not worth it. If you want, you can go into GB instead for Winding Constrictor (additional hardened scales) although it sucks against infect.

Also Scrapyard Recombiner?

multimedia on Kathril

4 weeks ago

Hey, nice budget version of Kathril.

You don't want to have to cast more than 50% of creatures you're playing. You just want them into your graveyard for Kathril. Consider adding more ways to get creatures into your graveyard for value and some repeatable discard outlets for creatures?

Buried is one of the best setups for Kathril. Tutor for Zetalpa, Primal Dawn, Vampire Nighthawk and Slippery Bogbonder put them into your graveyard for 8 keywords.

Winding Constrictor and Pir, Imaginative Rascal have effects that are unique because they care about any counter that's put on a creature not just a +1/+1 counter. The way these cards work with Kathril puts a lot more +1/+1 counters on her because each time you put a keyword counter on her that's one instance of putting a single counter on a creature thus you put two of each keyword counter onto her. Kathril sees the additional keyword counters that are put on her and will put that many +1/+1 counters onto herself plus one additional +1/+1 counter. The last part of her ability is another instance of putting a counter on a creature except it puts many counters not just one thus only one additional counter is added.

For instance lets say you have Winding Constrictor on the battlefield and there's 10 keywords in your graveyard. Double the number of keyword counters + 1, puts 21 +1/+1 counters on Kathril which gives her more than 21 power to attack for lethal Commander damage.

Corpsejack Menace doesn't interact with keyword counters that are put on Kathril, but what it does is it doubles the amount of +1/+1 counters that are put on her for the last part of her ability. Without Constrictor or Pir, but control Corpsejack and having 10 keywords in your graveyard puts 20 +1/+1 counters on Kathril. The amount of +1/+1 counters that are put on Kathril gets crazy when you control both Constrictor and Corpsejack.

Exotic Orchard, Llanowar Wastes, Caves of Koilos, Murmuring Bosk, High Market, Tainted Field, Tainted Wood are budget land upgrades to consider.

Good luck with your deck.

MTGBurgeoning on Zaxara: Built by the MTG Burgeoning Community

4 weeks ago

Wow! You put some work into those suggestions!! Excellent! Here are the nonland cards that leapt off of the screen and right into my heart...and then the deck list:

  1. Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip

  2. Rhystic Study

  3. Cyclonic Rift

  4. Assassin's Trophy

  5. Demonic Tutor

  6. Lightning Greaves

  7. The Ozolith

  8. Sol Ring

  9. Arcane Signet

  10. Chromatic Lantern

  11. Thran Dynamo

Two other spells will be included, as suggested by MTG Burgeoning YouTube subscriber Me Geal:

  1. Garruk's Uprising

  2. Farseek

I prefer Garruk's Uprising over Nylea, God of the Hunt. Both spells provide trample to our creatures, but Garruk's Uprising is more favorable due to its card-draw ability. Nearly all of our creatures will have power four or greater, and as a bonus, Garruk's Uprising is triggered by creature tokens as well. Each time Zaxara, the Exemplary creates a hydra creature token with power four or greater, we will draw a card if Garruk's Uprising is under our control. Drawing cards is more beneficial to us than Nylea, God of the Hunt's ability to give target creature +2 +2 until end of turn.

So this brings our total to 13 cards. Let's continue:

What if we add Diabolic Intent instead of Worldly Tutor?

Sacrificing a creature as an additional cost to cast Diabolic Intent should not be a burden in our deck, and we can put the card directly into our hand as opposed to on top of our library. Additionally, we can seek out any card in our library and not just a creature card and keep it a secret from our opponents by not being forced to reveal it. Diabolic Intent is, for all intents and purposes, Demonic Tutor #2.

What if we add Rampant Growth instead of Simic Signet?

By doing so, we dodge artifact removal, mass permanent removal and an overloaded Cyclonic Rift. The spells have equal converted mana cost and yield the same total amount of mana (if we include the land needed to activate Simic Signet to the basic land fetched-out by Rampant Growth).

What if we add Thought Vessel instead of Winding Constrictor?

The volume of cards and synergy among our +1 +1 counter spells are already strong in our deck. I sense that our ramp needs strengthening and with few deck slots remaining, necessity may outweigh desire. Thought Vessel helps us ramp and gives us no maximum hand size. We should be drawing a lot of cards, and we prefer keeping them in our hand over discarding down to seven.

What if we add Bloom Tender instead of Seedborn Muse?

I am unsure about Seedborn Muse. Currently we have eight instant spells officially in our deck list (including Cyclonic Rift and Assassin's Trophy) and without a flash theme and/or enabler, I wonder if the card slot dedicated to Seedborn Muse can be filled with a card more dedicated and/or focused to our theme. Bloom Tender ramps us and can help us cast bigger spells and seems like it's a better fit to the concentration of our deck.

What if we add Strionic Resonator instead of Hydra's Growth?

I am stubborn when it comes to auras. The threat of a 2-for-1 looms large whenever an aura is cast. Additionally, with respect to Hydra's Growth, we don't reap the major benefits of this spell until the beginning of our upkeep. This allows each opponent an opportunity to remove it with instant-speed and sorcery-speed spells before we can double the +1 +1 counters on our creature. For the sake of comparison, when we cast Pemmin's Aura targeting Zaxara, the Exemplary, the threat of a 2-for-1 exists at instant-speed only. If left unchecked, the payoff is enormous and most likely game-winning. I don't sense the same level of power from Hydra's Growth. Strionic Resonator interacts favorably with multiple spells in our deck and presents greater versatility than Hydra's Growth. As Hydra's Growth enchants one creature, Strionic Resonator synergizes powerfully with numerous cards in our deck.

What if we add Kalonian Hydra instead of Herald of Secret Streams?

Open Into Wonder is in our deck already and provides our creatures unblockability (owning it!) for a turn, and Herald of Secret Streams makes creatures we control with +1 +1 counters on them unblockable. This type of redundancy is favorable. However, if this is the last creature we're planning to add to our deck, I think perhaps we go in a different direction and add a previously suggested creature, like Kalonian Hydra. How about exchanging one potential win condition for another?

I do not have available copies of Nyxbloom Ancient or Mana Crypt. When copies become available they will be added to our deck. We'll find a way to make it work! These are powerful spells and would serve us well.

So that's 19 spells added to our deck list! Awesome!! There are, at most, five more spells we can include.

As for our lands, after we solidify and complete our list of spells, we'll check back and construct the land base.

Great suggestions! Thank you again and keep 'em comin;!!

zapyourtumor on Flesh and the Power it holds

1 month ago

Have you considered splashing black? Gives you access to good stuff like Winding Constrictor (2 mana 2/3 with hardened scales?? plus triggers on The Ozolith as well) and Corpsejack Menace, while giving you clean answers to threats like Fatal Push, Abrupt Decay, Assassin's Trophy, etc.

Poseidon31 on Abzan Counters

1 month ago

Nissa, Voice of Zendikar is the optimal counter planeswalker.

Hardened Scales and Winding Constrictor are necessary for high synergie and a fast scaling. Dreadhorde Invasion goes well with it, too. I run 4 copies of each and 2 of the Invasion.

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