Svella, Ice Shaper

Svella, Ice Shaper

Legendary Snow Creature — Troll Warrior

, : Create a colorless snow artifact token named Icy Manalith with ": Gain one mana of any color."

, : Look at the top four cards of your library. You may cast a spell from among them without paying its mana cost. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

Svella, Ice Shaper Discussion


8 months ago

Yeah it's a shame Svella, Ice Shaper gets a cool ramp ability except it's overcosted as heck. Take it from a snow tribal player.


8 months ago

1empyrean I wanted so bad for Svella, Ice Shaper to be a playable upgrade to Roshi, the art even looks like if our girl hadn't stood up for a while. I love her flavor wise but hate that she doesn't just go off.

I hadn't even seen Quakebringer before you mentioned it and it's going in. That's hilarious.


8 months ago

Every time I see the name of this deck, I think of Svella, Ice Shaper.

Anyways, Quakebringer could be fun, just because your commander is a giant.

Femme_Fatale on List of Bugs and Feature …

11 months ago

wilie345: It would be Svella, Ice Shaper that's causing the issue, due to a change to how subtypes for tokens work.

Squirrel_of_War on Ruric Thar Primal Stax

1 year ago

Thanks for the response Profet93. I'll explain some of my choices here.

My idea with Svella, Ice Shaper was a way to dig for Primal Surge and play it for less than 10 mana. She might not be the best but I figured she would draw less removal than most other threats in the deck. I would much rather have a card that can just tutor for Surge but I can't find one that is a permanent in G or R. Svella is definitely a flex spot, meaning I can remove her for a better option but I do like being able to tutor it out with Woodland Bellower and Imperial Recruiter

Tajuru Preserver is in here mainly as defense against the Tergrid, God of Fright  Flip deck in my playgroup but also useful against a lot of other common removal in my meta. I would like to keep this card in the deck and the fact I can tutor it out with Woodland Bellower and Imperial Recruiter make it better.

For Goblin Bombardment I was just looking for a free sac outlet that can be out when Primal Surge resolves. I need a sac outlet because once primal surge finishes resolving the Azami, Lady of Scrolls player will just make me draw a card and lose the game. I know I don't have to cast the whole deck but the Azami player would likely be able to make me draw a bunch of cards anyway. My plan would be to sacrifice a bunch of creatures in response to the draw to kill the player with Stalking Vengeance 's ability. I'm not opposed to cutting the card but I would need another sac outlet that does not draw me cards to take its place. I considered Greater Good but it doesn't help me after Surge resolves.

Klothys, God of Destiny is a bit slow, I see your point. Most cards in the damage category I am trying to have them do double or triple damage each time and she can also ramp me if I need to get that primal surge out faster. I do like to have some form of graveyard hate in every deck and being able to tutor for with Woodland Bellower is a nice benefit. I would consider removal for something better.

Shivan Gorge is only in the deck for 1 reason, Bring players to an even life total when I need them to die from a double damage Heartless Hidetsugu . I would consider replacing it but I prefer to have at least one card to be able to hit everyone for 1 damage and at least one way to tutor for it.

My optimal primal surge scenario would be one where lets say it resolves and I play my entire deck but opponents have such high totals I can't kill them all from the triggers or maybe they were in an order which doesn't allow me to do so. I would be able to attack a player or two with a bunch of hasty, trample, deathtouchers that give poison counters so only 5 creatures would need to get through per player. if that wouldn't work or if a Fog happened I could sac a bunch of stuff and kill off everyone with Stalking Vengeance and if for some reason someone survived I could sac Rooting Kavu and shuffle them all back in. I don't have him in the deck yet because I can't figure out a way for people to do a whole lot with only a bunch of mountains because of the Blood Moon and/or Magus of the Moon that would also be out.

I moved my maybeboard to be viewable so take a look at it and let me know what you think would be best to go in place of these cards. I appreciate your input.

Squirrel_of_War on Ruric Thar Primal Stax

1 year ago

Thanks Profet93! I took out Stoneshaker and I replaced her with Svella, Ice Shaper to help me rank into Primal Surge faster. I'm still contemplating Cavern but I have a few I'm not using so I'll probably put it in, not sure if I'm going to replace the suggested card or a basic land though. I only have 1 copy of Survival of the Fittest and it's in my Meren deck but I do have a proxy I may toss in here. It's a great card I'm just not sure what to take out. I honestly haven't even considered Skullclamp it does seem like a good payoff to get rid of a dork and draw 2. I have one I can put in just not sure what to take out. Would love your input.

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