Unnatural Selection

Unnatural Selection


(1): Choose a creature type other than Wall. Target creature becomes that type until end of turn.

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Unnatural Selection Discussion

1empyrean on Working Around Volo

1 month ago

Xenograft doesn't work because it just adds a creature type on top of what your creatures normally have. Unnatural Selection works fine, but a card you might look at is Mistform Wakecaster .

GrimlockVIII on Working Around Volo

1 month ago

Aight, so I was thinking, what if you used cards like Xenograft and Unnatural Selection to turn your creatures into obscure, rare types for Simic (e.g. Vampire since you never really see that type in Green, Blue, or Colorless) so that way the next creature spell you cast is guaranteed to get copied by Volo, Guide to Monsters ?

Daltooine on Slivers

2 months ago

All this needs is Amoeboid Changeling and Unnatural Selection

Doombeard1984 on Slivers of God

4 months ago

OK, that's cool. So yes Sliver Hivelord is 100% legal. Very helpful card.

Now, for the steal effects, you use things like Amoeboid Changeling , Artificial Evolution , Unnatural Selection , Imagecrafter etc. You will also want lots of mana generation. You will also need to be careful with some slivers, especially Crystalline Sliver , as this will make it impossible to steal your opponents stuff

Doombeard1984 on All hail...The Overlord

4 months ago

Thanks for the upvote and comments KITTYMANHunkGTI. Much appreciated.

And yes, Amoeboid Changeling can help me steal my opponents creatures and even commanders. Not so great when Crystalline Sliver totally NONbo's it for me hahaha. You can also use Unnatural Selection as an enchantment version of this, or Artificial Evolution . I like The Blue Blob though.

Do you have a Sliver Hive of your own, or considering building one?

azja on Yuriko (Optimized) Primer

4 months ago

Hey Snake57, good to hear from you again!

So far, I haven't seen many possible additions from strixhaven. I think Baleful Mastery is awesome if you can get a small favour from the opponent who draws the card. But my playgroup is all too familiar with my shenanigans, so they don't make deals with me anymore :')

Lotus Petal seems like a good addition! Even with 33 lands, sometimes find myself with too many, so it's probably reasonable for me to cut a land for it too.

I've been pretty satisfied with Spell Pierce , but you're right about it being narrow. If your opponents are playing a lot of ramp, or tend to pass with mana up, then Spell Pierce might be too weak. I don't think I'd play Pact of Negation because the upkeep cost is too much of a downside (if you can't win the turn you cast it). I think Pact of Negation is best suited for combo decks that can win right away if their spell resolves.

As for the cycling cards, I really like Street Wraith and want to find room for it. I'm not totally sure about Boon of the Wish-Giver , but it seems promising enough to try out!

I haven't been able to play much commander lately, but I feel pretty confident about my most recent changes, so I'll try to add them to the primer soon! I do miss playing Commit / Memory since it was a key target for Personal Tutor and Mystical Tutor , but I just don't think it's strong enough.

Speaking of Personal Tutor , I've been considering cutting it since it can't grab Draco or Blinkmoth Infusion . Another potential cut I've been considering is Unnatural Selection , it's felt kind of weak recently.

A couple of additions I'm thinking about are Street Wraith , like you mentioned, and Run Away Together since it can bounce two of my opponents' creatures, helping Yuriko connect on the following turn.


klaudiohmm on Akatsuki, the Horizon's Shadow

4 months ago

Hey! I have a Yuriko list on my tappedout, hope it helps too: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/sneaky-fairinjas/ . About your list, I have some tips that may help you.

First, I think that Draco, despite having a mana value of 16, is pretty bad in this deck. You won't be able to cast it in most situations and, if you cast it, it is very weak. I think that cards that doesn't have that mana value, but you can cast and they may actually be useful, works better than it. Maybe a card with this function is Commit / Memory or, if your budget allows for it, Emrakul, the Promised End .

I don't think that you will take benefit from K'rrik as you want to. This deck deals damage to all opponents and can struggle with life because it attracts a lot of hate from your opponents, so using K'rrik to cast spells paying life won't be good (don't know / think that its lifelink helps that much). Also, K'rrik doesn't have an ETB or evasion to help your ninjutsu.

If Shapesharer doesn't work that well, maybe a card like Unnatural Selection may be stronger.

Maybe cast Wound Reflection is hard and attract a lot of hate to you, so maybe is better to swap it for some cheap creature with evasion, a Ninja with Ninjutsu or something like it.

Other inclusions are (depending on your budget): Zendikar Rising mythic-DFC, split-cards (e.g. Discovery / Dispersal ) and free spells (e.g. Snuff Out , Deadly Rollick ), board wipes (e.g. Devastation Tide ), cards with Delve (e.g. Treasure Cruise ), etc. Cards that have a high mana value but can be cheaper (or even free) works very well in this deck.

Martianno on Slivers of Velis Vel

5 months ago

Hi! Thank you very much for the comment and the suggestions!

I have to confess, I didnt know Unnatural Selection until now. It is definetly a great card in this deck! I should consider to add it. However I would not replace Wings of Velis Vel in spite of the fact that it looks to be quite weak. The changelling instants are essential during the gameplay. Let me explain why:

  • It is every creature type so Sliver Overlord is able to find it directly. He can tutor a "sliver card", not a "sliver permanent", what means a great flexibility for all of the changelling instants.

  • It is every creature type so with Morophon, the Boundless on board you can actually cast it just for

  • It is every creature type so you can easily reanimate these instants via Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero . She is able to put a "Rebel card" not a "Rebel permanent" on the bottom of your library. That is how you can play it repeatedly.

  • The Wings of Velis Vel is quite versatile as well. Many times I have used the card as sort of "removal" of an opponent's dirty flyer when I have created my own surprising 4/4 flying blocker.

  • Last but not least: I dont want to fully optimize the deck. I would like to keep a bit of its sense of "lore". Therefore I want to play the tribal lands as Ancient Amphitheater , Gilt-Leaf Palace or Murmuring Bosk . For this reason I need a number of changelling cards to keep them functional (to reveal a Giant, Elf, Treefolk etc and to play them untapped)

Sure it is possible to replace Tendo Ice Bridge by Mana Confluence . In this case I just worry a bit to play too many pain lands, because the deck is not extremly fast and it doesnt have any easy way how to gain life.

You are right about the bordwipe as well. I used to play the Whelming Wave as a cheap and lore variant of Cyclonic Rift . Later, I beleave, I have replaced it with a counterspell, because I havent used it much. Anyway.. it is still in my mind.

Thank you once more for the comment and for discovering Unnatural Selection for me ;)

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