Kraken of the Straits

Kraken of the Straits

Creature — Kraken

Creatures with power less than the number of Islands you control can't block Kraken of the Straits.

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Set Rarity
Born of the Gods (BNG) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
MTGO Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Kraken of the Straits occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Kraken of the Straits Discussion

MRDOOM3 on Quest For Ula's Temple

2 years ago

I would probably take out Wrexial and Sky Swallower, since, from the looks of it, you're mainly relying on Quest for Ula's Temple to cast them. Maybe you can consider Kraken of the Straits, Lorthos, the Tidemaker, and Crush of Tentacles as replacements?

Chopwood on Release The Kraken

2 years ago

Not really a kraken, but Crush of Tentacles is pretty close. Some other nice biggies are Stormtide Leviathan, Lorthos, the Tidemaker, Kraken of the Straits, Inkwell Leviathan and Colossal Whale. Maybe you should throw in a couple of Harrow and maybe Arbor Elf to give you some ramp so you can play your big bigges.

A friend of mine has this mono-blue stompy deck, where he mana screws the opponent instead of ramping his own mana. He uses Spreading Seas and Boomerang or the mana screw, and Cyclonic Rift no deny the opponent any board presence. Boomerang imprinted om Isochron Scepter can be pretty devastating.

marlonmikami on

3 years ago

Thanks lursthegreat! Inkwell Leviathan is a pretty powerful creature that isn't on the deck just because of it's mana cost. But it could substitute Kraken of the Straits or something on the sideboard no problem. : )

Thanks to you too The7thBobba! Not sure if I would use Cryptic Gateway just because one copy here in Brazil cost over one third of the price of the rest of the deck. But thanks for the suggestion!

FeralKitten on Thassa,God of the Giant Sea Creatures

4 years ago

Your list seems solid. I'm not sure what direction you want to take it, but I have some suggestions for swaps of current cards.

Brine Elemental seems ok but really overcosted for a one-time effect. If you want to keep it and make the "pickles lock" you can swap your Clone for Vesuvan Shapeshifter which allows you to repeat the elemental's ability on each of your turns.

I used to run the big dumb beaters like Kraken of the Straits and Sealock Monster, but I found even in more casual games they either don't get cast or don't do anything useful. Maybe run another clone effect or two, like Clever Impersonator or Phyrexian Metamorph? Those are very flexible and very awesome cards.

Piracy seems not that great unless you're trying to get your opponents to tap out before a step/phase change. I suppose it could also be decent in 2-headed giant. Maybe this just become another counterspell, like Arcane Denial?

Zoetic Cavern seems odd, Island seems better.

Quest for Ula's Temple was very underwhelming for me when I ran it in my Thassa deck. It's a card that you either a) need to get lucky with, even with scrying, b) have top deck manipulation for or c) have to build around by having 20+ creatures of those types. I'd rather have Mystic Remora in a 1-drop enchantment spot.

I would also suggest adding Blue Sun's Zenith and/or Stroke of Genius, since you have the ability to create infinite mana and that can finish off one person on its own. Leyline of Anticipation has also been an all-star for me. Being able to leave all your mana open on everyone else's turn is so powerful in a control deck.

Overall I like where it's going!

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