Creature — Fish
When Deepglow Skate enters the battlefield, double the number of each kind of counter on any number of target permanents.
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|Mystery Booster (MYS1)||Rare|
|Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2)||Rare|
|Commander 2016 (C16)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Deepglow Skate occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%
Deepglow Skate Discussion
1 week ago
Nice deck. I play a very similar and very mean Kumena deck. I also went back and forth on +1/+1 counters and ultimately did settle on it as I felt that combat damage was the most appropriate win con for merfolk (in part because I also play Legacy Fish). I don’t think assembling and executing your infinite mana combo is more efficient than winning with unblockable +100/+100 merfolk or generating so much card draw that you win with Thassa's Oracle. Both of my options also synergize directly with your commander. +1/+1 counters are accelerated by Doubling Season and Hardened Scales. You can flash in Simic Ascendancy on the end step just before your turn, and with a little finesse, win. With Doubling Season, either Kiora Planeswalker is a nasty surprise as well. Massive card draw comes not only from Seafloor Oracle, but from Bident of Thassa, Coastal Piracy, and now Reconnaissance Mission. My version of this deck replaces your standard countermagic and removal suite with Force of Will, Force of Negation, Mana Drain, and Cyclonic Rift but you probably don’t need to be told that these cards are very good. Gaea's Cradle and Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip are insanely good in merfolk aggro. The only non-merfolk creatures I include (aside from Seahunter) Are Deadeye Navigator, Deepglow Skate, Collector Ouphe, and Vigor. I should say, my merfolk deck is known to beat the seaweed out of many competitive decks. I hope this helps.
2 weeks ago
I used to play Ghave in a similar fashion but found myself being targeted nonstop thanks to Ghave's reputation. If that ever becomes a problem, consider Reyhan, Last of the Abzan + Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker at the helm instead to help float under the radar.
Reyhan's ability to save counters really ups the versatility of a counters deck. Blue also gives access to a few fun cards like Deepglow Skate, Atraxa, Praetors' Voice, Herald of Secret Streams, Sage of Hours, Bred for the Hunt, Master Biomancer, and Spark Double.
1 month ago
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2 months ago
If your looking for cuts then here's my 8 recommendations:
Capricopian Flavor win but it often won't hit the opponent you want to hit.
Deepglow Skate One shot effect you don't need.
Gargos, Vicious Watcher Great card. However, you running 9 other hydras (excluding your commander who doesn't really benefit). Also, you don't have many self-targeting effects. Not enough support to keep.
Manascape Refractor If you have more land tutors to copy nykthos or coffers maybe keep but otherwise cut. It also comes in tapped which hurts.
Vorel of the Hull Clade If you have infinite mana or just a ton of mana then his affect is nice but not needed.
Biomass Mutation If you get infinite mana then this is great. Yet, if you have infinite mana you should also be able to win with something else or just start making infinitely large Hydras.
Winding Constrictor Incrementally helps. This seems like a harder cut but your hydra's should be big enough on their own without the 1 extra counter.
Hope that helps. I get it with the tutors. I personally don't like running a bunch of tutors in EDH and even more so dislike the idea of spending a ton of cash on them. But, they do make things more consistent and faster (which I thought was more of a goal due to description) so I recommended them.
Cutting sucks, especially when your down to the last few cards. I don't know your play style or play group so take the cuts recs with a grain of salt.
Best of luck. I like the how the deck looks so far and it should be fun to play no matter what ends up being cut.
2 months ago
Your commander would make me want to play Deepglow Skate just so i can see his ultimate go off. It would require a lot of mana to get there though.