Wistful Selkie


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 (C15) Uncommon
Eventide (EVE) Uncommon

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Wistful Selkie

Creature — Merfolk Wizard

When Wistful Selkie enters the battlefield, draw a card.

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Wistful Selkie Discussion

xyr0s on Explosive Mono-Green Ramp

1 week ago

Isn't Garruk Wildspeaker missing? Untaps lands like a baws, and if you don't draw much other than small creatures, he's good for an Overrun every now and then.

Wistful Selkie is a decent enabler for this type of deck - carddraw and 3 devotion, that's not bad.

Xica on Strongest HUB

1 month ago

Deathgorge Scavenger is not a worse Scavenging Ooze.
The only similarity between the two is that both grow, and gain life from consuming cards in graveyard.
The dino doesn't require any additional mana investment, to grow, and to heal you, instead it needs to survive attacking.
It really depends on what you play - if you can pay on turn 3 without causing any setback to your game, then go play ooze - otherwise the dino is superior, especially if your deck is packed full of removal like jund.

Ashes of the Abhorrent is of course no Rest in Peace - and for some decks like Living End, that is a enormous bonus.This card basically hoses other grave decks, while provides a large life swing against creature decks when Living End resolves - which can be crucial, if there are hasty flyers like - Mantis Rider, or pseudo hasty flyers, like a Restoration Angel cast at the end step - on the field that could kill you on the next turn.

Bant flicker has been a thing for some time - and if you only take a superficial glance at the list it looks like a bunch of crap cards put together.
But when your overcosted creatures like Elvish Visionary, Wistful Selkie (or rogue refiner) draw your deck in response to mass flicker, and you can recur said flickering card via Eternal Witness things get very crazy very fast.
Not to mention that most traditional & popular deck tend to have hard time interacting with a board that Eerie Interlude/Ghostway in response.
(of course it doesn't have meta share so it's "unplayable shit")

ouPotato on God Tribal {Updated 9/22}

2 months ago

Thanks for the suggestion Thorbogl, I have not considered Wistful Selkie but now that you mention it I think it would fit perfectly into this deck, giving me 3 devotion for each color on a 3 drop. I am a bit confused though, are you suggesting that I drop Kefnet the Mindful for the Selkies? I can see the appeal to do this, more devotion for only one of the gods, but Kefnet will be really easy to active with this deck and his ability to bring back a land can be crazy good with Arbor Elf + Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx . I will definitely consider putting Wistful Selkie in this deck, probably as a replacement for Void Grafter.

Blue_Flame, I really appreciate the offer for my sideboard, I could actually use some tips from someone more experienced. I am still pretty new to modern and don't know what I should but in my sideboard for different match ups. I was probably thinking more counter spells like Spell Snare and Negate or Mana Leak for the side board. I'm not that worried about creature removal, because gods are indestructible and can chump really easily, but there could be a deck that i'm not thinking about that could bypass this in some way.

Thanks again everyone for all of the tips and suggestions!

Thorbogl on God Tribal {Updated 9/22}

2 months ago

Hey there, ever considered Wistful Selkies?

They work perfectly well with devotion themes, replace themselves for kefnet and can be cast turn 2 if you miss the 4 mana on turn 2.

wolfhead on Garruk Green Devotion (w/ Combo)

2 months ago

i really dig the garruk + curio
if i played this i think id take out the creatures you cant abuse with it like hornet queen and bellower,
and probably switch caryatid with Wistful Selkie to turn nykthos on quicker
how often do you even see bolts nowadays

rhejinald on Peas

3 months ago

Regal Force looks awesome and much more fit for purpose.

I'm not sure going down the path of Voyaging Satyr is the best one; once the devotion to green is high enough that the payoffs become worth it, you're probably winning with the Primalcrux anyway. The flip side is if more Walking Ballistas were on the upper end of the curve, as you noted, which could be insta-kill payoff.

Wistful Selkie looks good for the 3-drop slot, maybe in place of the Predator Ooze, which has less synergy than the other beatdown cards in that slot. Maybe that also goes for the Unyaro Bees - though I have concern about no answers to fliers other than Cloudthresher.

Thanks again for the suggestions!

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