Beast Within

Beast Within

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Destroy target permanent. Its controller creates a 3/3 green Beast creature token.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2020 (C20) Uncommon
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Uncommon
Commander 2019 (C19) Uncommon
Battlebond (BBD) Uncommon
Planechase Anthology (PCA) Uncommon
Commander 2016 (C16) Uncommon
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Heroes vs. Monsters (DDL) Uncommon
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Uncommon
New Phyrexia (NPH) Uncommon

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

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Beast Within Discussion

SirHerpaderp on Meren The Undying

21 hours ago

Hey man! so far I really dig your list and it's already looking pretty good. Some suggestions I`d make are:

Adding more low CMC creatures who can sac themselves especially activated for no mana cost are good with Meren to get experience counters faster without needing a sac outlet. Especially Dawntreader Elk and Diligent Farmhand are more optimal than Yavimaya Elder or Viridian Emissary. Other options are Blood Pet or Apprentice Necromancer.

I see you're running the Mike + Trike combo, so I'd add some protection like Sylvan Safekeeper, Heroic Intervention or Veil of Summer to prevent interuption. If you're going for a more controlly attempt I'd further more add some instant speed interaction like Krosan Grip, Beast Within or Assassin's Trophy.

All in all I'd try to lower the average cmc a bit, by cutting some of the high cost cards like Butcher of Malakir to speed up overall game play.

Good luck and stay safe!

DemonDragonJ on Are These Cards Color Pie …

2 days ago

VampDemigod, please remember that green, also, is not supposed to be able to destroy creatures unconditionally, which is what makes Beast Within a color pie break.

CJH123 on Uril, The Miststalker Competitive/Cedh?

2 days ago

Voltron isn't really a thing in cEDH, largely because it's too slow. The closest thing would probably be Godo, like this list.

To get to "Cedh standards" I'd start by being able to consistently win before T5 through disruption. I'd be drastically overhauling your Lands and Ramp suite as per this list of cEDH staples.

In terms on non-cEDH advice, Siona goes infinite with Shielded by Faith and Bear Umbra with Aggravated Assault - I'd be finding space for both. I'd rather Beast Within and Generous Gift than O Ring and Stasis Snare. Destiny Spinner, Tajuru Preserver and Sigarda, Host of Herons help beat disruption. To find spaces, I'd be cutting all Aura's that don't offer evasion, like Spirit Loop and Ancestral Mask, and any enchantments with a CMC of 5 or more, plus Plea for Guidance.

Sultai_Sir on Ink-Treader Nephilim EDH

1 week ago

Hey,Sully13! I love this deck! Ink-Treader Nephilim is a crazy general, like a Zada on steroids. Here are some recommendations:

Willbreaker: Yoink!

Word of Seizing: Do you want an uncounterable, instant-speed Insurrection? Of course you do!

Pongify, Crib Swap, Beast Within, and friends: While Ink-Treader Nephilim makes all removal targeting it a board wipe, we want creatures on the board to get that crazy value, so these give everyone some dinky monkeys or lizards to draw 20 cards off of with a Stun after a board wipe!

Verdant Confluence: Get all those pesky lands out of your deck, cards out of your graveyard, and permanently pump up your army! Choose the counter mode once, and the land or recursion mode once or twice, depending on how much you need them. Plus the art is amazing.

Splicer's Skill: For just 5-7 mana, create an exponentially growing army! Splice this doozy of a card onto one of your cantrips, and create a golem for each creature on the battlefield.

Hope this helps, and happy tapping!

Sultai_Sir on Ink Treader Nephilim

1 week ago

Hey,Sully13! I love this deck! Ink-Treader Nephilim is a crazy general, like a Zada on steroids. Here are some recommendations:

Debt of Loyalty: Yoink!

Word of Seizing: Do you want an uncounterable, instant-speed Insurrection? Of course you do!

Pongify, Crib Swap, Beast Within, and friends: While Ink-Treader Nephilim makes all removal targeting it a board wipe, we want creatures on the board to get that crazy value, so these give everyone some dinky monkeys or lizards to draw 20 cards off of with a Cerulean Wisps after a board wipe!

Verdant Confluence: Get all those pesky lands out of your deck, cards out of your graveyard, and permanently pump up your army! Choose the counter mode once, and the land or recursion mode once or twice, depending on how much you need them. Plus the art is amazing.

Splicer's Skill: For just 5-7 mana, create an exponentially growing army! Splice this doozy of a card onto one of your cantrips, and create a golem for each creature on the battlefield.

Hope this helps, and happy tapping!

MTGMad2 on Elves of Rivendell

2 weeks ago

why not run Beast Within rather than Desert Twister

jaymc1130 on Kinnan the Incredibly Frightening

2 weeks ago

From a competitive standpoint the deck is running so little interaction and protection as it stands that it won't ever be able to hold up in competitive settings.

You'll definitely want each of these pieces of interaction in a Kinnan helmed deck at a minimum:

xCounterspell xMental Misstep xDispel xFlusterstorm xMuddle the Mixture xCyclonic Rift xChain of Vapor xNature's Claim xFierce Guardianship xVeil of Summer xPongify/Rapid Hybridization

As it stands that won't be quite enough pieces to consistently have the access to permission and protection elements to remain in a competitive position in most game states and these pieces are worth running much of the time:

xNegate xDelay xInto the Roil/2cmc bounce spells (UG has very limited access to tools that can remove hate pieces from the board that prevent a win like Grafdigger's Cage, Notion Thief, or Narset, Parter of Veils.) xBeast Within

As an additional note about competitive Kinnan builds, you can lose the Dramatic Scepter stuff entirely. There's no need in a Kinnan deck. The most effective and efficient method of generating the infinite combo needed to win is any dork that can produce U and G mana combined with Freed from the Real and Pemmin's Aura. Basalt Monolith is worth running in Kinnan decks because it generates infinite colorless with just Kinnan out on the field also, so you can usually get a couple of Kinnan activations off to dig for Thrasios. For the mana dork complement it's best to stick with BoP, all the 1 cmc tap for G elf dorks, and then a handful of 2 cmc "tap for any color" dorks. The most effective back up infinite mana engines for a Kinnan deck are typically Simic Ragworm or Horseshoe Crab paired with Paradise Mantle and the Monolith (which is often why the deck runs Staff of Domination as an additional outlet that's easy to tutor for in the colors) rather than Dramatic Scepter combo as the Scepter combo relies on density of dorks and rocks to be engaged and this can be more difficult than a less card intensive engine (Crab, Mantle, Kinnan is 3 cards with one from the command zone compared to Kinnan, Dramatic Reversal, Isochron Scepter, 2 mana rocks/dorks at 5 cards to engage) and thus less reliable for the game play patterns Kinnan wants to ideally play from. Shapers of Nature and Thrasios, Triton Hero are the standard outlets that will eventually be found from Kinnan activations that allow you to draw the whole deck. From there winning is easy, so stick to win conditions that are more live than things like Blue Sun's Zenith and run Thassa's Oracle plus a looping mechanism (such as Narset's Reversal and Timetwister or Elixir of Immortality) to use the interaction pieces like Swan Song and Pongify as the win conditions (this helps to avoid other issues too, like not being able to win with Oracle due to Angel's Grace, etc, in addition to improving card slot efficiency). Green Sun's Zenith and Drift of Phantasms are generally considered must runs as tutor options for competitive Kinnan lists, but a good number of quality tutor options are available to provide consistency. Incubation Druid+Vigean Graftmage is somewhat popular as another back up 3 card game winning infinite combo line.

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