Quote from cyberium_neo »Awesome flavor, it's palpable. Thank you for this deck.
Quote from DementedKirby »If you're worried about lands in the graveyard just use Splendid Reclamation or World Shaper - both are technically on theme; World Shaper is a river herald (merfolk - which is on theme) from Ixalan (which are all about rivers and jungles and exploring) and Splendid Reclamation is on theme (how many times have you heard the expression "reclaimed by the sea"?). It would be useful to consider those options since land destruction is a thing in commander - whether targeted or en mass.
I like the flavor. I think you could wedge in Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix on the notion of knowledge coming from exploring. Your partners would basically be exploration and knowledge. Also, both are legends from Theros. I would also include all three leviathans. Resetting the board is a powerful strategy in commander. You may fill the board but compare it to a monoR goblins deck or a GW tokens deck. The sky leviathans are just that: leviathans. Leviathans are chocked full of flavor so I say go for it. Having a huge blocker/threat in the sky is no joke.
Quote from Rosy Dumplings »I'm surprised that Spiny Starfish, Wall of Kelp, and Giant Whale were given even less consideration than Giant Octopus (this first two buy time while you ramp and the last works well with high tide)
You usually see all three of those cards in thematic sea decks like this.
Quote from Rosy Dumplings »I'm afraid that you may have missed my question.
I was questioning why you see Giant Octopus (a vanilla 3/3 for 4) as being seen as actively better than one of the other, equally flavorful sea creature spells that actually have useful effects. As far as gameplay is concerned, having kelp or an additional starfish appears to have equal flavor and greater utility than something like Coral Barrier, Griptide, or Giant Octopus (at least from where I am standing).
Am I missing some level of flavor here? Are you just after the quote from 20,000 leagues under the sea? If so, you are going deep on that flavor (pun intended).
Quote from Rosy Dumplings »Oh, okay.
If I could ask one last question, why Gelatinous Genesis? It doesn't show water, isn't related to sea or travel, and its flavor text refers to eldrazi of all things. I could call it a concession to mechanical strength but there are much better X-spell cards that could've done the same thing in that situation.
Is this meant to represent the sort of danger that results from breaking into the wrong tomb?
Is this supposed to somehow represent sea foam (real stretch here)?
If it is one of those options, something like Exploration would really be a lot more transparent in theme to most viewers. Likewise, you could probably push the theme further by replacing cards like Archaeomancer, Nature's Spiral, Primal Command, and Summoning Trap with cards like Path of Discovery, Enter the Unknown, Tempt With Discovery, Journey of Discovery, and Veteran Explorer.
Go all the way! Embrace the flavor!
Quote from DraxA MAN CAN DREAM AND GET HIS SIMPLE MATHEMATICS WRONG.
Quote from jonnybgood23Pillarfield Ox? The legend returns.
Quote from TheWardenYou had me at "Camel Shaman."
Quote from Creedmoor »Just came to check out your deck... I like it! Strong theme and flavor here. People keep raving about that Oathbreaker format... I was going to make a sea-themed deck with Kiora at the helm.
Quote from m_pathogen »Does everything in the deck need to be 100% sea-themed?
Because this is the type of deck that could actually run cards like Unexpected Results and Mind’s Desire to decent effect.
While neither is specifically aquatic, the themes are general enough to fit in your deck with a bit of handwaving.