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- - - Version 1.1 - - - 4/22/20


Seamonster tribal! I used to have a seamonster deck, Coral Capers -- (Budget Seamonsters), but I thought Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle would be a bit more appropriate than Thassa, God of the Sea so I am converting . The added utility of Green should help a lot. I loved my Thassa deck but I'm switching it up--I can always revert if I don't like this new iteration.

I'm trying to say on-theme for sea stuff but not going 100% Vorthos here. I'd like the deck to win at least occasionally. I'm trying to minimize the number of Merfolk I use too.


I feel like having a Simic ramp deck would be better suited playing all the awesome under-costed Green creatures that are out there but flavor takes priority in this deck. Compare Terra Stomper to Benthic Behemoth, for instance. I know all about the color pie--I'm just pointing it out. As such, this deck definitely isn't as powerful as it could be. I tried to include some more high-powered utility cards from my collection to help offset this, such as the more powerful cards from the original deck list--like Cyclonic Rift.

I have a good number of cantrips and low-cost removal to get my commander online and some tricks to make creatures unblockable. I figure that's a good path for the Arixmethes.

I am leery of including Pemmin's Aura and Freed from the Real because I feel like Arixmethes gets blown-out every time he becomes a creature regardless, so the combo seems flimsy. I also don't want to include a ton of off-theme payoffs, i.e. Stroke of Genius or Laboratory Maniac, though playing out my hand is always good. I could include counterspells to protect the combo but that's another 5-10 card investment I don't want to make. I also dislike including counterspells in decks that don't utilize instant spells generally, as it can be hard to hold up the mana. With the ramp focus perhaps a few silver-bullet counterspells wouldn't be so bad.

So in the end, I just want to see huge seamonsters turned sideways. I believe my current card selection can do so at a casual table without completely sacrificing playability.

I hope WotC keeps printing decent seamonsters, as they were very conservative with big Blue creatures in Magic's early days. It has certainly gotten better in modern times.

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Cards with an SL are cards I own. Cards with an MP are potential cuts.

Needs clear inner sleeves

Audited 4/10/19

"Fish Food Frenzy"

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Added Quicksilver Amulet, Shared Summons, Nadir Kraken, Overwhelming Stampede, Colossal Majesty, Rishkar's Expertise, Serpent of Yawning Depths, and Return of the Wildspeaker.

Still couldn't find room for the Sharktocrab and Oneirophage I bought! Couldn't find a spot for Lightning Greaves either. Replacing the Whispersilk Cloak would be okay, but the Unblockable has come in handy more often than I thought it would.

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Date added 1 year
Last updated 2 months
Legality

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

3 - 0 Mythic Rares

37 - 0 Rares

20 - 0 Uncommons

15 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 4.30
Tokens 6/6 Whale, 1/1 Squid, 0/1 Plant Wall, 0/1 Starfish, 8/8 Octopus, 3/3 Frog Lizard, 2/2 Boar, 3/3 Fish, 1/1 Tentacle, 3/3 Ape, 9/9 Kraken, 3/3 Beast
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