Lorthos, the Tidemaker

Lorthos, the Tidemaker

Legendary Creature — Octopus

Whenever Lorthos, the Tidemaker attacks, you may pay {{8}}. If you do, tap up to eight target permanents. Those permanents don't untap during their controllers' next untap steps.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 (C14) Mythic Rare
Zendikar (ZEN) Mythic Rare

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Legality

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

Lorthos, the Tidemaker occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Lorthos, the Tidemaker Discussion

Boza on The little Timmy wants to ...

1 month ago

The most timmy feels in EDH in blue would be connected to the Sphinxes - large overcosted beasts of flight that generated card advantage.

Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign - for that sweet tribal.
Atemsis, All-Seeing - built-in alt win-con is more Johnny than Timmy, but it can be good.

Non-sphinx Timmy commanders:

Tromokratis, Lorthos, the Tidemaker, Stitcher Geralf, or if you just want to be mean -Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur.

Joker4242 on Water One

1 month ago

As a fan of Blue-counter decks I like the cards you are putting in there. I am wondering what the win conditions are (obviously besides Jace's last ability). Some of your creatures require a lot of mana for blue control (such as: Aberrant Researcher  Flip, Advanced Hoverguard, Aeon Chronicler, Aquamorph Entity, Aven Surveyor, and Lorthos, the Tidemaker). The problem with having high mana cost is that when you play them, you will be tapped out of mana and you will have no protection whatsoever.

Brazen Borrower is a favorite of mine. As is Augury Owl. Both can be played early on. The scry 3 ability is great if you can flicker or bounce the owl.

I like Blink of an Eye. I think it is a very versatile card in both the early game and late game. Honestly, bouncing your own creatures is just as useful sometimes, as you can then reuse a creature ability.

With so many creatures I recommend having more creatures with triggering abilities for when they come into play, and then maybe add more bouncing and flickering spells. I would recommend Ghostly Flicker, my favorite flicker card. It is amazing with cards like Archeomancer (you can flicker Archeomancer and when when he comes back, you can return Ghostly Flicker back from the graveyard back to your hand. Un-killable blocker plus the flickering of another creature with triggering ability. Works on a similar level with Mystic Sanctuary.

Cards I would recommend: Ghostly Flicker Archeomancer Cryptic Command Mystic Sanctuary Cackling Counterpart Peel from Reality

playing more Augury Owl and Blink of an Eye might be good as well.

I'm not sure if you realize, but many of your non-creature spells are not modern legal. Just wanted to make sure you knew.

Either way, I like where your head is at. Good start. I always appreciate when someone decides to make a blue deck. It's hard to make a creature heavy blue deck based on dealing damage. This is because blue is the color that is more focused on non-creature spells. Blue also doesn't have much in the way of kill spell and destruction. So bounce and counter are really only the ways to keep threats off the board. Blue invokes a challenge in the players capabilities to think about the long term plan. I am always happy to suggest cards and/or combos, although ultimately the decisions are up to you as it is your deck. Good luck with your deck.

CastleSiege on You're Kraken Me Up

1 month ago

FreedFox, no he means Vorthos. A Vorthos is another name along with Timmy, Johnny, and Spike. Where Timmy likes big dumb spells and creatures, Johnny likes crazy combos, and Spike only wants to win; a Vorthos builds their deck with strong themes or flavor. A Vorthos player will forego playing stronger cards in favor of worse cards that are on theme or flavor. The Lorthos, the Tidemaker you mentioned is absolutely a Vorthos card in a sea creature flavor build :)

FreedFox on You're Kraken Me Up

1 month ago

Paeldroth, I just wrote up my Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle deck:

https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/unleash-the-whatever/?cb=1581451485

Hopefully there's some cool stuff in there you can use! And did you mean Lorthos, the Tidemaker?

apowers77 on The God of Mysterious Monsters

1 month ago

Going to see how the deck runs with some of the big mean guys I added but if the deck has a hard time I'll be looking at taking out Lorthos, the Tidemaker and Colossus of Akros for 2 mana dorks, something that brings lands out, or a mana dork and possibly Elemental Bond.

dogeconomics on Deck Quality Control

5 months ago

Hello friends,

(Disclaimer: My first post, so let me know if I need to make edits.)

Could anyone provide some feedback on my two decks? I’m getting back into this after 15 years. Yay. For now this is just for casual play. I don’t mind spending a few dollars, just not many dollars. Thanks for stopping by and for any and all help!

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carpecanum on cephaild tribal!!!!!!!

1 year ago

Octopus Umbra, Lorthos, the Tidemaker and Sealock Monster for flavor and some brute force.

Thada Adel, Acquisitor is about the best ramp mono blue has. So many Sol Rings...

Boza on It seems crazy, but I ...

1 year ago

1/ Mono U artifacts with Muzzio, Visionary Architect or big dudes with Lorthos, the Tidemaker?

2/ Gyrus, Waker of Corpses reanimator?

3/ Good idea.

4/ wait till GRN is fully spoiled.

5/ Mayel and ultra cutthroat does not seem right.

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