Unnatural Selection

Discussion in 'Single Card Strategies' started by chocobo_cid, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. chocobo_cid Thyme Devourer

    I figure that Spirit Mirror is the best direct relation, but empress Galina and Brutal suppression are nice too.

    Any ideas?
  2. train The Wildcard!!!...

  3. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    Griffin Canyon and Verdant Touch...
  4. chocobo_cid Thyme Devourer

    Verdant Touch says nothing about creature types, and if the idea is to make a land a creature, then a spirit, there are better land destruction ideas out there.

    Griffing Canyon is OK in this instance, but not earth-shattering.
  5. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    I thought this was about Unnatural Selection though, which does say something about creature types...

    I guess I'm thinking of the wrong card...

    Because if I'm thinking of the right card then it is earth-shattering if pulled off or at least game-breaking...
  6. chocobo_cid Thyme Devourer

    Verdant Touch
    Buyback 3 (If you pay an additional 3 as you play this spell, put it into your hand instead of your graveyard as part of the spell’s resolution.) Target land becomes a 2/2 creature that still counts as a land. (It remains a creature until it leaves play.)

    Is that what you mean?
  7. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    Yes, and it is what I said...

    I do know what Verdant Touch does...

    And I just looked up Unnatural Selection. I was thinking of the right card. The combo does work, unless I'm missing something big...

    Use Verdant Touch to make Griffin Canyon into a creature. Use Unnatural Selection to change the creature type of Griffin Canyon to "Griffin." Tap Griffin Canyon to untap Griffin Canyon and give it +1/+1. Tap Griffin Canyon to...
  8. chocobo_cid Thyme Devourer

    Geez, sorry. :( I thought that those were two independent ideas when you wrote it up.

    While it's still a two-color three card combo, that's actually pretty good if one manages to get it out.

  9. train The Wildcard!!!...

    It's a popular cycle...

    add to it, the altar of dementia or fling, etc....
  10. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    Throw in Artificial Evolution if your using Spirit Mirror and your opponents using a one creature type deck (like elves, or beasts, or penguins for all I care)...

    With Unnatural Selection=
    "I'm going to tap out to kill that, that, that, and that... I'm outta mana, so I'll have to wait till next turn to kill the rest of your elf army."

    With Artificial Evolution=
    "I'll kill that, that, that... heck, kill them all and save me the trouble." *big grin*
  11. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    Have we said the Pure Reflection thing yet?
  12. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    Know what? I'd completely forgotten about Pure Reflection. Its a powerhouse for white if you know how to abuse it with one type of card... COPs.

    Circle of Protection: White would make this card complete in the sense that your opponent gets 1 creature, and its white. So what if you get one creature yourself? Throw together a bunch of wheenie critters and your opponent is pretty much screwed out of having any large armies, and every turn they'd better get another creature to put out or your little (hopefully) 2/2 will start wailing on them.
  13. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    Well, let me clarify...

    I was talking about Pure Reflection + Unnatural Selection + some gating creature who's name I don't remember...

    Hard for them to win if they have a creature-based kill...
  14. chocobo_cid Thyme Devourer

    Sparkcaster? Marsh Croc? Looking at the list of gating creatures, I'm not quite sure which one you're talking about.
  15. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    Doesn't matter so much...

    I think it was a kitty though... :p
  16. chocobo_cid Thyme Devourer

    Savanna Lion is the first kitty to come to mind, but it's not a gating creature.
  17. train The Wildcard!!!...

    fleetfoot was the kitty...;)
  18. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    That's the one! :D
  19. chocobo_cid Thyme Devourer

    Cool. Only problem is the WUG mana base... I love aluen, so that just might be added.


  20. Oversoul The Tentacled One


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