Beast Within


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
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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Beast Within


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

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Beast Within Discussion

Leptys on Gitrog Dredge Combo [Primer]

1 day ago


Nope, it's out as you can also win at instant-speed by looping Beast Within or Assassin's Trophy to destroy opponents' permanents, then swinging for lethal next turn with infinite beast tokens or infinitely pumped discard outlet creatures.

While I aim to update the core primer on the most critical changes, the "Latest Changes" tab explains all the discrepancies between the primer and the most up-to-date list, so be sure to check that out.

Thurbajen on Dinotopia

3 days ago

Hi! Great deck. May I suggest a few changes? Cut Savage Stomp and Pounce for any more versatile removal spell such as Beast Within or Krosan Grip . Check out my version of Gishath, it may give you a few ideas and you might be able to give me some too. Cheers!

Thurbajen on Jurassic Park

3 days ago

Hi! Great deck. May I suggest a few changes? Cut Savage Stomp for any more versatile removal spell such as Beast Within or Krosan Grip . They are straight up better in most situations and the little extra cost isn’t much to ask. Check out my version of Gishath, it may give you a few ideas and you might be able to give me some too. Cheers!

Thurbajen on The Empire's Ire

3 days ago

Hello! Great Deck. I enjoy the addition of some lesser played cards in the archetype like Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma , Harbinger of the Hunt and Shaman of Forgotten Ways . A few suggestions: I think you should cut Thunderherd Migration for a Rampant Growth as it is just strictly better. Cut Savage Stomp for removal like Beast Within or Krosan Grip as they are less conditional and generally do a lot more for little extra cost. I think you should play Urza's Incubator instead of Semblance Anvil and generally Signets are better than Lockets unless you're really lacking in that card draw, but even then just run a Harmonize or something. Have a look at my decklist, you may get some ideas. Hope this helps!

Rick_HD12 on Dragon Assault

3 days ago

Thanks for the advice. I do plan on adding some more dual colored lands, as well as more land searches such as Ash Barrens , Terramorphic Expanse , Evolving Wilds , and Myriad Landscape , but hadn't been able to get any of them yet. I do like the Aggravated Assault combo with Savage Ventmaw and Grand Warlord Radha . I also like the idea of swapping out Demolish for Beast Within and/or Hull Breach . Decimate seems a little less useful due to requiring the opponent to have all 4 types of cards on the battlefield.

Thurbajen on Gishath, Sun's Avatar

3 days ago

Hello! Great deck. A few suggestions: Cut Dinosaur Stampede for something like Overwhelming Stampede , just ends games better. Cut Colossal Majesty for Elemental Bond , the card is just strictly better. Cut Savage Stomp and Pounce for some other removal that covers more bases and is less conditional ( Beast Within or Krosan Grip ?), the extra cost means little. Cut Pillar of Origins as it only helps you to cast 33% of your deck. I like Xenagos, God of Revels is this deck, a good inclusion, might have to put it in my list! Have a look at my Gishath and tell me if you have any suggestions, you may get some ideas there also. Another great inclusion is Regal Behemoth as it has been errated to a Dinosaur! Cheers!

TheMillKid on Dragon Assault

4 days ago

First and foremost, here are some suggestions for improving your manabase: Rootbound Crag , Blighted Woodland , Kazandu Refuge , Haven of the Spirit Dragon , Gruul Guildgate , Rugged Highlands , Command Tower , Temple of Abandon , Sheltered Thicket , Cinder Glade , Game Trail , and Kessig Wolf Run . I know that's a lot of cards just dedicated to mana, but I think the Haven and Kessig will pull both surely pull their weight.

Rishkar's Expertise generates great card advantage while you control a big dragon. Harmonize is another strong draw spell in green. Cultivate and Kodama's Reach are cards just like Nissa's Pilgrimage , and they help you accelerate your game.

I'm not sure how you feel about infinite combos, but Aggravated Assault and Savage Ventmaw is an option. Grand Warlord Radha has the potential to achieve the same.

I'd definitely recommend cutting Demolish (although that gremlin is quite cute). You could replace it with cards such as Beast Within , Aftershock , Hull Breach , and/or Decimate .

Finally, Dragonstorm is a fun card that allows you to find whatever dragon you might want/need. It's nowhere near as good as Tooth and Nail , but it is a fun and more budget-friendly option for the time being.

Happy Brewing!

Cuickbrownfox1 on Marwyn, the Elven Mother

4 days ago

Love elves, especially Marwyn. It might be good to add in a couple more draw engines like Soul of the Harvest or Guardian Project . I would probably take out Ring of Three Wishes for one of these due to its high costs and the fact that you can typically only use it once per turn. Beast Within is also a great removal card that can hit any permanent.

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Beast Within occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0,04%

Green: 0,16%

Selesnya: 0,06%

Gruul: 0,18%

Simic: 0,09%

Jund: 0,2%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0,17%

Green: 0,83%

Gruul: 0,46%

Simic: 0,56%

Golgari: 0,5%

Selesnya: 0,38%

Temur: 0,34%

Naya: 0,35%

Sultai: 0,33%

Bant: 0,25%

Abzan: 0,24%

Jund: 0,35%

Witch: 0,1%

Dune: 0,14%

Ink-Treader: 0,46%

Glint-Eye: 0,22%

Rainbow/All: 0,08%