Creature — Elemental
Morph *(You may cast this face down as a 2/2 creature for . Turn it face up at any time for its morph cost.) *
When Brine Elemental is turned face up, each opponent skips their next untap step.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Brine Elemental Discussion
1 month ago
Morph is a really cool mechanic which I haven't figured out how to make really 'kick' for competitive modern, but is still really fun in casual formats. Colourless, mana value 0 creatures that don't use the stack to become something else and have an activated ability in hand feels like something that should have a silly interaction that makes it great, but it just isn't there. Colourless interactions with eldrazi, artifact creatures & combos built on them crowd it out - people already pack hate because other setups have silly payoffs.
If I was trying to push it, I'd lean into Heartless Summoning and obscuring to try and cast a lot of morph cards, but without a second secret plans that feels awkward.
It is worth looking at Den Protector and Fathom Seer combo options- if you can loop a Time Warp you win the game, with some old Brine Elemental decks built around that, but looping morph effects is pretty tricky - it is usually easier to return to hand then recast since the usual suspects like Necrotic Ooze don't play nice. Have fun experimenting - there are a lot of cool interactions when you aren't using the stack, which will make it a blast to play.
3 months ago
4/24/2021 Update - completed the partner, Umori, the Collector (Mew). Like Mewtwo, I tried to replicate the original Mew pokemon card, except I reversed the direction Mew was facing. I figured it would look better if Mew and Mewtwo were facing each other in the command zone.
4 months ago
5 months ago
Yes, this will work. The rulings on Vesuvan Shapeshifter have this to say:
"... Similarly, any “[when/as] [this creature] is turned face up” abilities of the chosen creature will work if Vesuvan Shapeshifter is turned face up."
Vesuvan Shapeshifter changes as it's turned face-up, not when it's turned face-up (that is, it's a static s and not a triggered ability), so it turns face-up as a Brine Elemental and triggers its ability.
Be warned, though, that this combo is pretty hard to pull off when everyone is trying to kill you, and if you manage to pull it off anyway you might lose some friends.
5 months ago
Brine Elemental : Was part of a soft lock control combo in competitive play as part of a deck nicknamed "Pickles".
10 months ago
Pickles are tasty goodness you put on burgers and pastrami.
Here is a brief description of the pickles lock:
The pickles combo receives its name because of one of the key cards, Brine Elemental. This moniker was given as pickles are made from brine a combination of water, salt and vinegar. Place cucumbers in brine and you have pickles. Add Vesuvan Shapeshifter to Brine Elemental and the pickles lock is formed. Taken from here;
11 months ago
You might already know this, but since you didn't have it in the description: Brine Elemental and Vesuvan Shapeshifter also locks down your opponents. Voidmage Apprentice is a great addition to the deck as well. As for what to take out for it, Write into Being has always felt underwhelming for me unless I hit a morph creature, which isn't consistent enough to make me love the card.
1 year ago
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