Coiling Oracle

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Coiling Oracle

Creature — Snake Elf Druid

When this enters the battlefield, reveal the top card of your library. If it's a land card, put it onto the battlefield. Otherwise, put that card into your hand.

Balaam__ on All Your Base

2 weeks ago

Nothing comes to mind except what IHATENAMES mentioned, specifically Coiling Oracle should probably go. Otherwise looks fun

xSpicyMeat on All Your Base

2 weeks ago

Thank you both for the suggestions!

Balaam__, could I perhaps replace Liquimetal Torque with Liquimetal Coating? Will forego a mana rock but allow for added targeted land repossession without the fragile body of the Myr Landshaper? Let me know what you think!

IHATENAMES, you are 100% right about the Coiling Oracle! I will also try and include a minimum of 2 Ugin, the Spirit Dragon. Acquire has been added to the sideboard. Could I potentially leverage more off Expedition Map or should I run Chromatic Star, e.t.c.?

wallisface on Simic Mutate Scute Swarm

3 weeks ago


The problem with Neoform here is the general lack of good 2cmc creatures to sacrifice. I would recommend against running either Lotus Cobra Tangled Florahedron  Flip, as while they accelerate mana, they don't accelerate your landbase, which is what you actually care about. While paying 4 mana to Summoner's Pact may seem daunting, it's actually not really an issue - as with sufficient ramp you'll easily be able to pay for it and the Swarm. Its a staple of Prime Titan decks for a good reason.

Never go over 60 cards. The current cards I think are questionable/droppable are:

  • Vastwood Surge, Eureka Moment, Migratory Greathorn and Quandrix Cultivator: 3-or-4 mana is a lot for this kind of effect, and generally quite slow. By the time you have the mana to cast these, you should be already at a point of not needing them. Aim for the cheaper ramp I'd suggested. In addition to what I'd suggest above, Sakura-Tribe Elder is stronger than all these cards, and a good potential replacement.

  • Prosperous Innkeeper, Lotus Cobra, Tangled Florahedron  Flip: Your goal should be putting a lot of lands into play quickly, not just making a lot of mana. Mana on its own doesn't actually help you get anywhere, as your Swarm needs land drops, and a lot of existing lands in play.

  • Mana Leak feels like a sideboard card at-best. I'm not sure it works particularly well here, especially as by the time your engine is running, your opponent might also have enough lands to pay the cost.

If I were building this list with budget in-mind, it'd probably look something like:

Kamashed on Simic Mutate Scute Swarm

3 weeks ago


Craterhoof Behemoth would be a crazy wincon, yet it is crazy expansive as well :D It is almost the same price as the whole deck rn, and I don't want to spend that amount of money since I'm playing ''just'' for fun with my friends.

Coiling Oracle looks cool, but I agree that Parcelbeast is better, given that I can use it's ability repeatedly (also I have decided to just buy both Parcelbeast and Migratory Greathorn, and see which one [or perhaps both?] works better).

I'll buy Dreamtail Heron as well, since it's very cheap, but it's 4 mana cost on mutate means that I would have to wait two more rounds to play Scute Swarm and Dreamtail Heron at the same time with a mana, so they can immediately copy. Or I could just play it after already copying with Migratory Greathorn or Parcelbeast, but in that case i think i could use that 4 mana better.

Thanks a lot for help, appreciate it!

InfiNecr01 on Simic Mutate Scute Swarm

3 weeks ago

Since your goal is lots of mana and creatures, I think that Craterhoof Behemoth would fit perfectly as a wincon. As an alternative to Parcelbeast, I have used Coiling Oracle before, but in your case Parcelbeast might be a better option with all the mutate targets, and being repeatable. I love the idea of a mutating Scute Swarm deck since you copy all of the mutations as well. Perhaps Dreamtail Heron could be a good mutate to copy since it gives flying and card draw.

wallisface on What Doesn't Mill You Makes You Stronger

1 month ago

Some thoughts:

  • your mana curve is very, very high. Modern decks typically struggle to justify running more than 3-4 cards costing cmc4, and often run nothing above this. You’ve got 14 cards costing 4-or-more, which is going to lead to very slow/clumsy hands. With all your card-draw, you can probably afford to run maybe 6 cards costing 4-5 mana, but I wouldn’t run any more than this.

  • I think you probably want to go up to 22 lands. As an example, Burn decks run 19 lands, and only play cmc1-2 spells.

  • I would recommend both Ice-Fang Coatl and Coiling Oracle, both are strong at providing draw.

Icbrgr on Control Scapeshift 2022

2 months ago

I have never played scapeshift personally but have always thought it looked fun. Would something like Coiling Oracle put in good work here being a means to play an extra land and be a chump blocker? Otherwise Dryad of the Ilysian Grove seems like it'd be fantastic as its Prismatic Omen for your Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle and more ramp put together.

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