Unsettled Mariner

Unsettled Mariner

Creature — Shapeshifter

Changeling (This card is every creature type.)

Whenever you or a permanent you control becomes the target of a spell or ability an opponent controls, counter that spell or ability unless its controller pays .

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Unsettled Mariner Discussion

zapyourtumor on Shaman-Pain Champagne

3 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions!

I've definitely been considering Unclaimed Territory , but I haven't found that I need it.

Aether Vial I have already tested extensively and cut.

Unsettled Mariner is great and I would really like to play it, but its in the two colors that this deck doesn't run. I only have 4 Cavern of Souls to let me cast it. I could consider adding the 4x Unclaimed Territory, but even then, 8 mana sources to pay WU is still really risky in my opinion. Normally while playing this deck I just power through any spot removal with more shamans. The main problem is boardwipes.

Mutavault is definitely worth trying, I completely forgot about it. Not sure how useful colorless mana is though, especially with an Anarchomancer down. Activating it as a Rage Forger goes down and then swinging for extra damage could definitely be nice, since I sometimes find that I have extra mana left over.

Lhurgyof on Reaper King Scarecrow Tribal

5 months ago

Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain helps keep your hand from emptying out.

As far as changelings go, I find Unsettled Mariner and Changeling Outcast pull a lot of weight.

If you're running Pili-Pala, you might as well run Grand Architect for the combo.

+1 from me, check out my reaper king deck:

The Children of the Corn

Commander / EDH Lhurgyof


hubatish on Tribal Tribal

6 months ago

Ok I'm pitching Ramosian Sergeant again - you have 11 changelings this can fetch (& 12 with the Guardian Gladewalker ), so for a reasonable portion of the game this will be a cheaper Birthing Boughs that gets some additional utility with fetching actually good changelings like Masked Vandal or Unsettled Mariner .

And IMO Necrotic Sliver / General Kudro of Drannith / Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves are the worst lords atm, since they're gonna get some of your changelings killed, which is at odds with all the "get as many changelings in play as possible" cards. Your recursion is not amazing either.

I_Want_To_PlayAllTheDecks on It'll be hatebears. Eventually

10 months ago

I don't love the Unsettled Mariner cuz you aren't tribal so it doesn't help there, and its ability isn't that good unless you're against jund or something. Its more of a sideboard card. Maybe cut all three go up a land and the archons?

The_Munchkin on Deck does not contain a lapdance *ding* Sliver EDH

11 months ago

CrimsonWings3689 I don't really see the comparison between Unsettled Mariner and Smothering Tithe. The Tithe and study taxes happen on basically every players turn, and if they don't pay the tax you get value. They warp games because, unlike the targeted removal that would trigger Unsettled Mariner, they will always happen, and, when at some point someone doesn't pay it, you get a huge payoff.

Maybe you face a lot more targeted removal in your games, but for me, being able to counter a wrath effect or combo piece has been far more useful for me that any tax effects that will probably only hit 2-3 targeted removal spells a game.

CrimsonWings3689 on Deck does not contain a lapdance *ding* Sliver EDH

11 months ago

I suppose it depends on how often your opponents ramp out quickly vs when you as the combo player do. Think of it like Smothering Tithe. Do you really think people pay it the majority of the time? If you do, you likely haven't seen enough games with it because it warps games. Even Rhystic Study can warp a game in stealing mana from your opponents in a "pay the 1 or I get card advantage" extortion.

It's been a very rare thing where those pieces are a hindrance when drawn. People get caught up not being able to pay the 1 to target you or your things with Unsettled Mariner, or the 2 with Diffusion Sliver. There are also times where players might run out of removal from other threats or might rely on others to assist. Whether they can or not is a different story, but the opponents also have to weigh their tempo loss when fighting a tax effect if it hinders them and the others advance their board states free and clear without the obstacle... no one wants to be the one to get rid of a Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger for the same reason.

Your own experience may vary, and that's also fine. Sticking a tax effect on my board for removal has proven more useful to fight 3+ people than a single counterspell could.

ellie-is on Ellie's Elementals

1 year ago

The_Legionarre: After giving it some thought I think I'm going to try and include Voice of Resurgence after all. Just gotta figure out how many to run.

I think I might also be able to get some two color painlands, since they're affordable and better than basic mountains. When people run two-color lands in 5c elementals it's usually U/R so they can cast Phantasmal Image and all the red creatures, but since I don't have that and I'll still have some mountains, maybe I can get Yavimaya Coast, which lets me cast Risen Reef, Omnath, Locus of the Roil and helps with one of the colors of both Unsettled Mariner and Voice of Resurgence.

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