I honestly had no idea what I would be getting myself into when I put a poll on my Twitter about what Tribal deck my readers would like to see next.
Of all the creature types I posted…you wanted Crabs?
These crabs are very good defenders, with the exception of Shambleshark, each has great defense for their casting costs. With this defense cabaility, you can buy yourself time for the upcoming combo. Also included in the deck is…
I’ve used this enchantment in other decks, like my Spider Tribal deck. It allows even the lowly Hedron Crab attacking capability based on is defense total. In this deck, that can reach the 7’s which is great. The other upside to Assault Formation in this deck is that you can also use it to dump infinite mana you could potentially get. Increasing the defense of one of your crabs increases their attack power which can end the game on a attack.
Also included is this infinite mana combo courtesy of…
The combo is strangely easy to preform. Just simply target Horseshoe Crab with Illusionist’s Bracers and Multani’s Harmony and created extra mana between the Illusionist’s Bracers triggers. Use the mana to pump up your crabs with Assault Formation or target your opponent with Stroke of Genius and make them draw their entire deck.
This is a surprisingly easy deck to play. Even better, it will cost you just a measly $25 to make or 6 MTGO Tickets.