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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Modern Horizons (MH1) Rare

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

Unsettled Mariner Discussion

RNR_Gaming on Harvesting Time - infinite persist

2 months ago

improvements to the mana base will help this be more competitive. However, lowering the curve would also do wonders. Have you considered using changelings? They still count as scarecrows but they're no where near as cool. Taurean Mauler, Unsettled Mariner, Mirror Entity, Changeling Outcast are all fairly useful and become a 3 mana Vindicate with your commander out.

Coward_Token on The Ur-Companion

2 months ago

Maybe Chainer, Nightmare Adept/Domri, Chaos Bringer for more haste

Unsettled Mariner? cheap dragon for Ur-triggers and some resilience for your bigger stuff

Dragonspeaker Shaman and/or Urza's Incubator for that high average cmc

Mudslide is a funny hipster card, esp. vs elves

ninetoe on Allies mill

3 months ago

Edit:

I listed some cards that are not Modern legal in the comment above.

Here's the deck made modern legal:

ninetoe on Allies mill

3 months ago

Hey. Thanks for putting this together. I play-tested it quite a bit and have some recommended improvements:

I dropped all the Stolen Identity because it is slow. You have to pay 6, then cipher it. To get your value out of it, you then have to have a creature connect in combat. I found that the deck works best to simply never attack anyway.

I also dropped all Clones: Clone Legion, Cackling Counterpart, Jwari Shapeshifter. If your gameplan is to hit with Rite of Replication for win, having more clones doesn't really benefit much and those slots can be used to speed up your game or offer defenses for yourself and your creatures.

I found that my creatures were dying too quickly as chump blockers or to red spell damage/black destruction.

For this, I added 2 copies of Steely Resolve. And to protect myself, 4 copies of Ghostly Prison

Ondu Cleric can generate a ton of life for you and buy you the time you need for your combos. Especially when you chump block with him, then use flicker him off and on the field with Ephemerate or Cloudshift. But I wanted Allies that boost the P/T of other allies so I could take out some attackers with my blockers and not have to rely on flicker gimmicks. Enter Adaptive Automaton.

I won't bore you with all of the changes I made and my reasons for each change. Here's the updated 60 card list. I appreciate the deck you posted. It lent me some great inspiration and I hope you enjoy what I've done with it:

PS: Halimar Excavator + Rite of Replication hits for 180 milled cards (assuming there are no other allies present when the combo goes off).

If you are interested in what I've done with the decklist, let me know and I'll be happy to share my reasons for some of the changes.

Cheers!

car on Blue Polar Bears(with a stoneblade twist)

3 months ago

ToolmasterOfBrainerdwhat do you think about adding Unsettled Mariner and what would you take out if you like it.

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

4 months ago

@Mortlocke - I suppose it's a matter of differing opinions. Were the deck more geared towards the pure aggro route, sure, you might be better served with other slivers in place of something like Diffusion Sliver and/or Unsettled Mariner. If your route is for combo, you being able to protect your pieces is paramount. Until they print a Hexproof granting sliver, you have things like Diffusion, Crypt, Unsettled, Crystalline, Hibernation and Hivelord. The built in tax effect or innate protection offered by the slivers mentioned extend to the rest of the board. Suddenly, your opponent has to pay well beyond what they'll ever have with X spells to target more than one of your slivers. Suddenly they have to devote their entire turn to taking one of your pieces out instead of advancing their boardstate at the same time. That's not even to mention other options like Heroic Intervention that can add additional protection to your strategy.

If your intent is to combo off and win by turn 4-6 under ideal circumstances, only super solid starts with fast mana will even let your opponents get to the point of being able to pay for the tax.

Additionally, each of them, being a sliver, counts for combo related pieces like Mana Echoes, Intruder Alarm, etc. Tax effects can warp games - suddenly something like a Rhystic Study or Blind Obedience suddenly makes opponent's play more awkward and forces them to play around it. Unsettled Mariner suddenly forces additional resources to be spent on forced discard, sacrifice or burn effects targeting you, nevermind spot removal for your board.

You're not always going to have Sliver Hivelord or Crystalline Sliver out, and you need to be able to make sure that you can make it to where you get them on board. I would argue that a single counter spell in hand vs a table of 3+ opponents with potential spot removal isn't going to pan out any better than taxing them 2 with something like Diffusion Sliver in the early game.

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

4 months ago

CrimsonWings3689 - I maintain that Diffusion Sliver is not a good sliver in a Singleton format. If an opponent really needed to get rid of a Gemhide Sliver or something essential for you to combo off, then the extra is a paltry price to pay in addition to the for Swords to Plowshares, or the for Beast Within, or even the for Terminate. Alot of instant removal in EDH is fairly low cost to begin with. Sure, there's a chance that an opponent wouldn't be able to pay - but three? The odds aren't in your favor if you're relying solely on Diffusion.

The previously mentioned Sliver was designed for a format where you can have more than one in your deck. Paying an extra isn't so bad, but ? ? Not feasible. I think you're wasting a slot by including this Sliver - put in some interaction in it's place - Forbid, Arcane Denial, Unwind, Heroic Intervention, Teferi's Protection - something. You need a hard answer for a hard question - not a Hopefully or maybe they can't pay the . Including Unsettled Mariner is an okay step up - but the lack of consistency (how often are you going to get both on the field) and cost (are you seriously going to tutor for both?) to get each Sliver on the field just isn't worth it. The cost seriously outweighs the benefits. You're better off having some interaction in this slot.

hkhssweiss on Fiesty Peckers

4 months ago

Yo DanTheBear, have you ever consider using these cards?

Aside from that direct straight upgrades for the rocks will definitely help Kangee out, as he is pretty mana hungry. So the fast acceleration rocks like Fellwar Stone, Talisman of Progress, Azorius Signet, Arcane Signet, and Coalition Relic really helps to bring him out faster with the feather counters. Hope that helps!

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