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- Can bioshift shift counters to a creature while it is on the stack?
- Do creatures that ETB with +1/+1 counters count as having increased power and toughness for the use of Evolve?
- How evolve works with massive blink?
- How exactly does evolve work?
- What happens when a creature with evolve enters the battlefield at the same time as another creature?
Creature — Bird Mutant
Evolve (Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, if that creature has greater power or toughness than this creature, put a +1/+1 counter on this creature.)
Cloudfin Raptor Discussion
1 month ago
I’d just go simic-counters. Hardened Scales lets you dump down a load of counters if you have a load of creatures, and stuff like Cloudfin Raptor , Thrummingbird , Experiment One and Avatar of the Resolute can function well in this world.
Rishkar, Peema Renegade also helps get your gearhulk down in a more practical timeframe.
6 months ago
If you desperately need lifegain, specific sideboard options should be more reliable- Fountain of Renewal is decent.
I'd look at alternative counter sources for Thoughtbound Phantasm and try to back it up with other efficient 1 and 2 drop threats. Blue actually has a few of these which are pretty decent- Cloudfin Raptor , Benthic Biomancer , Cosi's Trickster , Dimir Spybug , Nivmagus Elemental and Thrummingbird are all worth testing. Backing them up with some Tezzeret's Gambit can push through a lot of damage when backed by your current disruption.
6 months ago
Nimbus Swimmer always feels a little weak to me. I always assess by looking at how a card feels to draw in the first three turns. Drawing a low cost spell later in the game is usually ok, but making sure those first few turns put you in a good spot is essential.
I'm just flicking through the simic stuff since I've tended to only do stuff like Cloudfin Raptor / Experiment One with it. Hydroid Krasis looks promising when the set rotates and it gets cheap, which will let you replace glimmer of genius.
Right now, think what I'd do would be add three Gyre Sage and two thrummingbird, cutting a climb, a hungering, two forests and a swamp. I'd also consider cutting Go for the Throat and running Beast Within instead, since I like the extra versatility with my 2 drop slot already taken/ ramping me to play it.
I'd also look at Everflowing Chalice and Astral Cornucopia while upping the proliferate count- Tezzeret's Gambit does a reasonable impression of Glimmer of Genius in most cases, and getting lots of mana to pump into hydras is good feeling.
Thats my thoughts though, and my deckbuilding is far from perfect. Testing is the most important thing. Hit playtest, draw a few hands, change some things then try again. Its how you get a deck that feels good to play.
7 months ago
9 months ago
Cloudfin Raptor essentially does the same thing as Pteramander, but I suspect the Raptor may do it more efficiently, since it grows without the need of spending mana. On a similar vein Siren Stormtamer, is ok, but the effect has to be targeted, this is actually more restrictive than just instant/sorcery, so Judge's Familiar , might be a better choice as it is a tempo play, it forces your opponent to wait a turn. Neither creature is as good as simply having the mana open to play a counter spell, since the information isn't hidden from your opponent. Hope this helps, good luck with your brew.
9 months ago
This is pretty sweet, I never thought of playing Nykthos in a Quest for Ula's Temple deck before! Sage of Epityr is great at setting up your library for the Quest, and Wistful Selkie helps dig for the Quest if you don't have it and gives +3 devotion for Nykthos. Cloudfin Raptor doesn't fit in this deck at all; coincidentally, Sage of Epityr fits perfectly, so there you go ;D
Other than that, I think you need some removal-creatures that give more devotion than what you have currently. Harbinger of the Tides is a pretty useful one, and Merfolk Trickster can fog a creature for a turn. For some disruption against noncreature decks you could also consider playing Judge's Familiar or Mausoleum Wanderer instead of Kraken Hatchling; while it's a Kraken and fits in the theme of the deck, there really isn't much point in cheating out a 1 mana 0/4 with your Quest. I do suppose it can block, though.
Also, I recommend replacing Tromokratis and Shipbreaker Kraken (and maybe 1 Lorthos) with some combination of Stormtide Leviathan and Inkwell Leviathan. They're less easy to hard-cast, but Tromokratis is mostly worse than Inkwell Leviathan in my opinion, and while Kraken's ability is okay, Stormtide Leviathan is even better at keeping your opponent's creatures at bay. (that rhymed) From my experience playing Whale tribal, Stormtide Leviathan and Scourge of Fleets can completely take control of games when used together.
9 months ago
Hey dude, sorry if i'm sending you too much spam - just had a gander at your two other decks, and based on seeing those thought i'd throw another idea in the mix: using Bioshift but without infect.
You keep Invisible Stalker cause he just seems great with counters on him. Early game you drop nonsense like Hardened Scales, Cloudfin Raptor, Thrummingbird, Plaxcaster Frogling, Birds of Paradise, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, and maybe a few Master Biomancer (you probs want 22-23 lands). This gives you a good group of evasive flyers that'll start getting swole. Something like Thrive can help get the Thrummingbird distributing more counters (though not sure this is the ideal spell), while Llanowar Reborn is probably a must-include land.
9 months ago
To make this deck work you need a high density of creatures in your graveyard, to that end I'd suggest you have a look at cards like Shinen of Life's Roar, Shinen of Flight's Wings, Mulldrifter, Briarhorn Wasteland Viper and Slaughterhorn. Essentially you play these creatures like spells, but they have the added bonus of putting more bodies in your graveyard.
Your payoff cards; Splinterfright and Boneyard Wurm are ok, but with the available graveyard hate in modern they could easily end up 0/0 creatures, that was always one of the big powers of Tarmogoyf being at least 0/1 no mater the graveyard state. To that end I'd suggest a backup plan of Scavenging Ooze, Cloudfin Raptor, Renegade Krasis and maybe Fathom Mage or Simic Manipulator. I'd also suggest Magus of the Bazaar over Merfolk Looter.
Hope this is of some help, have fun brewing your deck.
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