Duskshell Crawler

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

Duskshell Crawler

Creature — Insect

When Duskshell Crawler enters the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.

Each creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it has trample.

Themysticbub on Green Stompy - Modern

6 months ago

I would recommend adding Counters to the hubs. You could use Wildwood Scourge since it can get counters pretty easily from your other creatures. Gala Greeters would also flow nicely with it's ability to gain you life, ramp with treasure tokens or put counters on itself. This is a maybe but you could use Duskshell Crawler or Gnarlid Colony for it's ability to make creatures with counters have trample. Also, with what Dead_Blue_ recommended, Old-Growth Troll it's pretty good value, ramping after death then the ability to come back as a token of itself. Last thing, I would recommend using Tribute to the World Tree but it's a little pricey for the budget. It can provide card draw from the bigger creatures and more counters from the smaller ones.

SufferFromEDHD on Eutropia’s enchantments

1 year ago

Duskshell Crawler > Nylea's Forerunner

Coiling Oracle > Urborg Elf

Growth Spiral just because it's pure value

lhetrick13 on Sucks to Suck (Damage Themed)

1 year ago

Yogei - Good stuff! Thanks for sharing your thoughts man!

I am a little hesitant about Tuskguard Captain as I do not want to lose the tribe for him. In case you have ever thought about running Tuskguard, Duskshell Crawler is similar but a little cheaper. I have never ran Rancor but do hate when an opponent uses it so that is a decent option. I also thought about Hagra Constrictor for mass-menace.

I originally did have Winding Constrictor in this deck and dropped it to keep the tribe pure but do not disagree with you that it would be nice to have to add a 2x multiplier on that counter production. Vampire Socialite has some merit as it does have a lot of synergy with the aggressive nature of the deck. I almost included it originally but decided against it last minute for some reason. Good suggestion! Hydra's Growth is sick but might be a little slow or easy to deal with as none of the vampires I am running have a natural evasion from removal.

I think you are right about Slaughter Specialist. I liked how it came in at a 3/3 compared to Cordial Vampire's only 1/1 but Cordial's ability effects all my vampires while Slaughter's is more selfish. Realmwalker I think I might try to add another copy of before I decide to drop. The idea with it was to give me the ability to play creatures from the top of my library giving me a hand advantage since I lack draw engines. It is a nice ability combined with a 2/3 body is pretty decent for 3 CMC.

Always good to get some fresh perspective on stuff...let me think on this a few days but this has potential to make the deck better for sure. Thanks for taking the time to take a look!

lhetrick13 on G/W +1/+1 counters

2 years ago

Drestlin - I see you have Champion of Lambholt on your maybe board. I recently picked up a few copies of her and was thinking of swapping her in for Duskshell Crawler. Her ability is not quite the same as trample but pretty close considering a few +1/+1 counters will make most creatures unable to block your creatures. I also like that she can trigger her ability to generate counters more than once unlike Duskshell Crawler. It was just an idea though...I have a bunch of stuff I am already experimenting with so added this idea to the list!

Drestlin on G/W +1/+1 counters exile

2 years ago

Chasmolinker the Panglacial Wurm seems great, since you don't even have to draw it, you'd need one or two at the most. i'll probably keep it in mind if i ever try to build this weird ramp counter deck we are discussing about now ahah

lhetrick13 what you found is what i suspected - unfortunately, cards should come next week so i won't be trying much apart from maybe very small changes - i don't want to print more proxies :D

i'll let you know as soon as i try out the new version.

or maybe i'll get around to print the few cards and will be able to try it tomorrow.

FYI, this is what i put together for next try:

Creatures - 4 Conclave Mentor - 3 Duskshell Crawler - 2 Hopeful Initiate - 2 Iron Apprentice - 2 Lion Sash - 2 Oran-Rief Ooze - 2 Savior of Ollenbock - 2 Scavenging Ooze - 4 Servant of the Scale - 3 Willow Geist

Lands - 4 Forest - 1 Karn's Bastion - 2 Llanowar Reborn - 3 Oran-Rief, the Vastwood - 3 Plains - 4 Razorverge Thicket - 2 Sunpetal Grove

//Enchants/Sorc/Instants - 2 Dromoka's Command - 3 Enter the Unknown - 4 Hardened Scales - 3 Swallow Whole - 3 Tezzeret's Gambit

//Sideboard - 2 Gaea's Blessing - 2 Gleeful Sabotage - 3 Mistcutter Hydra - 2 Predator Ooze - 4 Savage Summoning - 2 Wildwood Scourge

lmk if you have any comment on this one

lhetrick13 on I'll Raise you +1/+1...

2 years ago

Investing in the lands is expensive but does make every deck run so much smoother...

Chasmolinker, I have not forgot about adding and trying out Retribution of the Ancients. Just tweaking things here and there still. Came across Tireless Tracker today and thought he had some solid potential to help keep cards in my hand via the clue creation and meshes well with the deck due to getting a +1/+1 counter for each clue used. I also took a page out of Drestlin's book from his counter deck with Duskshell Crawler. I liked how they added a +1/+1 counter immediately in addition to granting trample. It felt better than the Abzan Falconer but is on thin ice. Lots of stuff I want to experiment with!

Drestlin on G/W +1/+1 counters exile

2 years ago

lhetrick13 Hei, thanks a lot.

Just to be clear, i haven't used Inspiring Call - but i don't usually have more than like 3 creatures on the board (if not less) so, as a drawing engine, it's not that great. On the other hand, it does provide with indestructible...

And yeah, i play paper, so everything is frigging stupidpriced :D

Regarding Bow of Nylea...you are right. It's nice, but it's not nice or impactful enough. Being legendary is also a downside, since it means 1 extra dead card. Avatar of the Resolute is basically the only card with reach - i don't know that it can be dropped that easily. i also really like it. I found that whenever it drops, it's usually already pretty big, at least a 5, more likely a 7-8 or more. Also agree on Willow Geist - 3 is enough, now that i have tried it around a bit. One Duskshell Crawler could also go, but wouldn't remove more.

6 down, another 4 to go...will think about it :D

Thanks a lot!

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