Biomancer's Familiar

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Rare

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Biomancer's Familiar

Creature — Mutant

Activated abilities of creatures you control cost less to activate. This effect can't reduce the amount of mana an ability costs to activate to less than one mana.

: The next time target creature adapts this turn, it adapts as though it had no +1/+1 counters on it.

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Biomancer's Familiar Discussion

Murphy77 on Simic Climb

2 days ago

I have found the quickest way to get +1/+1 counters on your creatures is to play Biomancer's Familiar with Growth-Chamber Guardian and Incubation Druid . This means almost instant flipping of Hadana's Climb  Flip. Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter and Simic Ascendancy then help to create back-up win conditions, while Nissa, Who Shapes the World gives you all the mana you could want.

I would keep Pelt Collector and Roalesk, Apex Hybrid , but Siren Stormtamer is so much easier to cast and almost as effective as Frilled Mystic and the explore package (12 cards) may actually slow you down.

My recommendations for this deck would be:

-2 Nissa, Who Shakes the World , +2 Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter

-4 Frilled Mystic , +3 Siren Stormtamer , +1 Stony Strength

-4 Jadelight Ranger , +4 Biomancer's Familiar

-4 Merfolk Branchwalker , +4 Simic Ascendancy

-4 Wildgrowth Walker , +3 Evolution Sage , +1 Stony Strength

This combination should give you super-rapid growth of your creatures power with +1/+1 counters and an alternative win-con with the effect of Simic Ascendancy . I would look to have Sylvan Awakening in the side-board to be able to swing with an army of 2/2's after using Nissa's ultimate effect.

I suppose that we could design the sideboard so that we could swap out the adapt and the explore themes, but I would prefer some control options.

sonnet666 on H:Leyline of the void, Ensnaring ...

1 week ago

Hi, long post. I'm looking to get a lot of trading done hopefully.


I'm putting together a Estrid, the Masked Oathbreaker deck. I need to trade for Estrid obviously, and I also need some specific cards to to complete the deck. Here's a list:

1x Estrid, the Masked 1x Breeding Pool 1x Estrid's Invocation 1x Gift of Paradise 1x Imprisoned in the Moon 1x Mystic Remora 1x Weirding Wood 1x Swan Song 1x Swords to Plowshares 1x Kiora's Follower 1x Bramble Sovereign 2x Stasis 1x Hokori, Dust Drinker 1x Linvala, Keeper of Silence 1x Chain of Vapor 1x Spellseeker AnyX Forge of Heroes

I also have some specific wants from recent sets that I would be interested in trading for:

1x Phyrexian Altar (EMA) 2x Generous Gift 1x Gamble 1x Sulfur Falls 1x Finale of Revelation 1x Evolution Sage 1x Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin 1x Karn's Bastion 1x Flux Channeler 1x Bolas's Citadel 1x Karn, the Great Creator 2x Runic Armasaur 1x Biomancer's Familiar 1x Dark-Dweller Oracle 1x Immolation Shaman 1x Rhythm of the Wild 1x Emmara, Soul of the Accord 1x Teysa Karlov 1x Ugin, the Ineffable 1x God-Eternal Oketra 1x Teferi, Time Raveler 1x Saheeli, Sublime Artificer 1x Tithe Taker 1x Light Up the Stage 1x Priest of Forgotten Gods 1x Beast Whisperer 1x Cruel Celebrant 2x Dovin's Veto 1x Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion 1x Primal Amulet  Flip 1x Neheb, the Eternal 1x Deep Forest Hermit 17x Snow-Covered Mountain 1x Goblin Engineer 1x Yawgmoth, Thran Physician 1x Cabal Therapist 1x Mirrodin Besieged 1x Hall of Heliod's Generosity 1x Talisman of Hierarchy 1x Talisman of Creativity

And I was also thinking about making a Feather EDH deck, so I would be interested in trading for these cards as well:

1x Feather, the Redeemed 1x Seize the Day 1x Impact Resonance 1x Defiant Strike 1x Inspiring Vantage 1x Aurelia's Fury 1x Rugged Prairie 1x Sunforger

I also have a bunch of commander staples in my binder wants. I'll obviously trade for them for the right offer, but if I haven't listed them here then they're not a priority for me right now.


You can find my Binder here: Link. It should be about 95% up to date. I recommend sorting by price, since there's a lot on there.

Here's a list of some of my notable haves that I'm looking to trade:

1x Leyline of the Void 1x Ensnaring Bridge (STH) 1x Sakashima the Impostor 1x The Chain Veil 1x Purphoros, God of the Forge 2x Vedalken Orrery 1x Scourge of the Throne 1x Life from the Loam 1x Tainted Pact 1x Nature's Will 1x Opalescence 1x Isochron Scepter 1x Master Transmuter 2x Sterling Grove 1x Karador, Ghost Chieftain 3x Nim Deathmantle 1x Lotus Bloom 4x Puresteel Paladin

...and others not mentioned.

Leave a comment or message me if you're interested :)

Poly_raptor on Modern horizons infinite mana

2 weeks ago

A bit janky but this is funny...

Hivestone + Scuttling Sliver + Gemhide Sliver + Biomancer's Familiar (or something similar) + Emmara, Soul of the Accord + Blur Sliver

You tap Emmara, because she’s a sliver, for , this creates a sliver token with haste, you use the she created to Untap her and repeat.

Infinite slivers tokens with life link, that all have haste and can all tap for

Impact Tremors

Purphoros, God of the Forge

Kindred Discovery

SideBae on Tasigur Control

3 weeks ago

My first suggestion is adding Whir of Invention and/or Reshape . You seem to be trying to win off a Bolas's Citadel / Aetherflux Reservoir combo, and the suggested cards act to tutor out the pieces.

Fyndhorn Elves and Elves of Deep Shadow may be useful dorks. You might also like Wild Growth with the Arbor Elf .

I’m currently experimenting with the Counterbalance / Sensei's Divining Top combo in my Tasigur deck, with mixed results. You may want to experiment with it too.

I’ve found running either Treasure Cruise or Dig Through Time to be helpful when I have a graveyard full of spells I don’t want back.

I’ve had good experience with Green Sun's Zenith . Running Reclamation Sage or Biomancer's Familiar make it good, and tutoring for Seedborn Muse is great.

Life from the Loam is a great card I see in your list. Have you considered abusing it with mass discard? Liliana of the Veil is good for this (while expensive), and Delirium Skeins is another way.

lagotripha on Paradise Merrow

3 weeks ago

A green splash for Cryptolith Rite and Ancient Stirrings offers a lot, and allows you to play a backup combo with similar pieces- Training Grounds / Biomancer's Familiar with Umbral Mantle /manland and similar 'untap for effect' cards mean you can run a lot of redundant pieces- Gilder Bairn /any counter, Pili-Pala for infinite mana, etc.

You basically have two ways to make it happen-

Counterspells/protection so you can untap with puresight merrow (where I'd consider Lightning Greaves worth testing). I'd look at Gemstone Caverns and ornithopter for mantle, since going off a turn earlier will let you dodge a lot of removal, then counter backup- spell pierces and negates primarily.

The other option so many redundant combo pieces that your opponent runs out of answers. This will likely call for your interaction to be able to stop them winning- so mana leak and friends, backed by lots of cheap 'I might win with this next turn' cards.

The best deck likely sits somewhere between both extremes, so use judgement and have fun.

Luteuel on Simic Proliferate

1 month ago

So I have been messing around with something similar in arena.

Simic Ascendancy is a more-win and tends to be a dead card on the board but Biomancer's Familiar is a strong card that synergizes with your adapt creatures. Turn 2 Biomancer, Turn 3 growth-chamber guardian and then immediately adapt because of the 2 less to activated abilities is a pretty good feeling. Then you can adapt again on turn 4 and attack with a 6/6 growth-chamber guardian because of Biomancer's tap ability.

This is my list so far. As I said before, I feel like simic ascendancy is a dead card so i'm exploring other options right now.

4 Biomancer's Familiar (RNA) 158 9 Forest (RIX) 196 8 Island (RIX) 193 4 Growth-Chamber Guardian (RNA) 128 3 Simic Ascendancy (RNA) 207 3 Contentious Plan (WAR) 46 4 Pelt Collector (GRN) 141 3 Hydroid Krasis (RNA) 183 3 Roalesk, Apex Hybrid (WAR) 213 3 Merfolk Skydiver (WAR) 205 3 Karn's Bastion (WAR) 248 3 Incubation Druid (RNA) 131 3 Curious Obsession (RIX) 35 3 Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter (WAR) 164 4 Breeding Pool (RNA) 246

lagotripha on Advertise your MODERN deck!

1 month ago

KaiyanK Hi, I've played mono-black a whole bunch. Zombies is an interesting tribe with some cool options.

Right now you are setup as a slow aggro deck- the traditional fix to that is to become a fast aggro deck. You can pack a decent disruption package and zombie making enchantments to become more midrange so long as you pack card advantage tools. The important part is looking over your options and picking cards that work well together. I have a big list of mono black stuff I've made work in modern. Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox

Key options are;

Stitcher's Supplier +Graveyard shenanigans ( Haunted Dead etc)

Zombie Infestation +discard/graveyard shenanigans

Geralf's Messenger / Gray Merchant of Asphodel

Gurmag Angler best zombie in the format

Korlash, Heir to Blackblade powerful ramp w/ Lashwrithe

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed easy combo fuel, if you can reach six mana

Haakon, Stromgald Scourge & Bridge from Below powerful shenanigans.

Languish Budget damnation dodged by big creatures.

I'm testing a combo list Familiar Ground at the moment- its a hybrid umbral mantle izzet guildmage combo deck making use of Biomancer's Familiar as extra Training Grounds .

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Biomancer's Familiar occurrence in decks from the last year

Standard:

All decks: 0.09%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%