Stonecoil Serpent

Stonecoil Serpent

Artifact Creature — Snake

Reach, trample, protection from multicoloured (This can't be damaged, enchanted, equipped, blocked or targeted by anything multicoloured. Anything multicoloured attached to this immediately falls off.)

This enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on this.

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Stonecoil Serpent Discussion

DrSnipy on Simic Wucherung

1 day ago

More stapels for proliferate: Hydroid Krasis (draws alot of cards), Stonecoil Serpent (flexible creature), The Ozolith ( to save the counters, when a creature dies)

Apollo_Paladin on The Stuff Legends Are Made Of

4 days ago

It sounds like you have a pretty good handle on things for only being a "casual" player (as you put it).

I actually have a whole writeup on some of my MTG Arena deck posts here on the glory of Blightbeetle. As a matter of fact I use him in two different builds in which I play ranked matches and do quite well (I, like you, don't do any kind of tournament play; ranked MTGA matches is as close as I get to anything resembling a Tournament).

There are a number of popularly-used creatures on Arena which Blightbeetle completely shuts down (as in - kills as they enter play) like Hydroid Krasis, Stonecoil Serpent, and Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig for example. It is incredibly satisfying to watch an opponent play something like that having not read the text on Blightbeetle and scan around in utter confusion as the big creature they just cast evaporates the second it hits the board. This happens somewhat frequently still too, so it is Recurring Joy (haha).

I'm really glad to see you've found this guy as well. Between Blightbeetle and "Big Teysa", you've hit 2 of easily my top 20 favorite magic cards of all time for general play.

And I really do hope you get to make use of all 3 of those Teysas in a build. The synergy there is just off-the-charts good in my opinion. Having Medium Teysa out and getting a double trigger off sacrificing 3 creatures to Little Teysa is just silly good.

MTG Arena is 100% free to try should you ever wish to give it a try (there is, of course, options to spend money, but one needn't do so and in fact in over 2 years of playing there I've spent a grand total of twenty dollars ever). The only downside to not spending ANY money initially is that it takes longer to build up your card selection. Also, there isn't a Commander Format option on Arena (yet) but should you ever feel the desire to give a different format a try you can add me there to play or discuss strategy or whatever: Apollo_Paladin#83413

I'm on most days at least for a little while, if only to earn some daily rewards for my free gold as it's how I accumulate wildcards w/o spending cash.

As for actual physical paper-card games, I myself never had enough people around who played Commander format so I grew up mostly around Legacy-style play.

I'll dig around at what you've posted here none the less. I'd say take a peek at some of my decks as well, but if you prefer Commander then I'm certainly not trying to talk you out of it either.


jacobpmesser on Budget Mirrodin Besieged

1 month ago


Have you seen the Protean Hulk combo? When it dies, you fetch 4 Hangarback Walker, 4 Walking Ballista, and/orStonecoil Serpent and 4 Disciple of the Vault. They all die for insta win.

Dray119 on Multicolor Protection Interaction with Jarad, …

2 months ago

I wanted to know how Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord and his 2nd ability worked with Multicolor protection creatures you control like Stonecoil Serpent.

Will I be able to sack the stonecoil serpent creature with Jarad and make opponents lose life since it says "sacrifice another creature" and not the word "target" at all during the 2nd ability. I think this would work and get around the protection, but I wanted to make sure this works since Jarad is a green/black multicolored creature.

wallisface on mono green beatdown

3 months ago

Some thoughts:

  • mono green stompy wants to come out fast, and come out swinging. My main concern is that your deck is quite slow & clumsy, with lots of mana dorks and lots of very-high-costing cards which are going to gum up your hand.

  • Some cards, like Colossal Dreadmaw, are just bad. Regardless of how casual you’re playing, this card is never worth it.

  • I would suggest ditching all 12 of your mana dorks, as well as Dreadmaw, to get some more aggressive low cmc creatures into the deck. I would also suggest dropping Stonecoil Serpent (it’s not great for stompy/aggro), and limit yourself to no-more than 2-copies each of Ghalta, Primal Hunger and Khalni Hydra (drawing multiple will make for bad, hard to play hands)

  • Creatures you should consider replacing the above with include: Avatar of the Resolute, Barkhide Troll, Experiment One, Pelt Collector, Steel Leaf Champion, Strangleroot Geist, and Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig

  • Overwhelming Stampede is too slow a card, and often overkill. I would suggest running Aspect of Hydra instead, as it can get you wins much, much faster, and more reliably. You should also consider Rancor as another noncreature option.

  • Stompy/aggro has no real reason to run Utopia Sprawl imo. Also, 24 lands feels very excessive. Most mono-green stompy decks are generally looking to run around 18 (maybe 20 at a push).

There are a lot of existing decks built in modern for mono-green-stompy, including budget-builds. Have a google of “modern mono green stompy” should yield a ton of results to help you with your brew

castoravio on Budget Mirrodin Besieged

4 months ago

Hi wallisface!

Thanks for your suggestions, I really appreciated them.

They gave me the opportunity to reflect on another possibility: what do you think about adding Grim Haruspex and creatures with mana cost (Stonecoil Serpent and Chamber Sentry)?

Let me know

Kofu on Green/black counter +1+1 modern

4 months ago

Thanks for the advices!

Stonecoil Serpent seems really flexible and hard to deal with, i will surely try it out. But I really like the value of Aquastrand Spider when it gives multiples counters on new creatures entering the field with scales and Constrictor serpent already on the board.

Aether Hub is a budget version of what I would like to have for manabase. If I catch up nice lands like Blooming Marsh I would definitively cut it.

I also really want to try out Mindless Automaton for cards draw, but I'm afraid it will be too slow in modern.

Same thing for Hangarback Walker, I really like this card but maybe too awkward in this decklist. My deck is not really an artifact synergiser

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