Birthing Pod


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
New Phyrexia (NPH) Rare

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Birthing Pod


( may be paid for with either or 2 life.)

, , Sacrifice a creature: Search your library for a creature card with converted mana cost equal to 1 plus the sacrificed creature's converted mana cost, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.

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Birthing Pod Discussion

muse99 on Derevi Landfall Stax

6 days ago

Interesting list. Some notes:

I dislike the anti-synergy between Null Rod / Stony Silence on the one hand and Birthing Pod and your rocks on the other. I would consider doubling up on 1CMC dorks to break the symmetry - this list could use Avacyn's Pilgrim and Llanowar Elves (et al) and if you add them you can probably drop down to 31 or even 30 lands. I also think you should cut Nissa, Vital Force - it just isn't impactful enough for a 5CMC card. Missing some cheap interaction - would definitely add Mental Misstep, Swords to Plowshares and Nature's Claim. I think Rising Waters is too expensive for a Worb variant - at least you can justify Hokori since you can pod it and it gives Derevi driggers.

goblinguiderevealpls on card draw enchantment

1 week ago

Consecrated Sphinx is op af

also Words of Wind is funneh in draw heavy

simic usually is best at passive or creature-based draws, passive being Rhystic Study and Sylvan Library, and creature based theres a shitload, from Yavimaya Elder to Momir Vig, Simic Visionary all the way to Edric, Spymaster of Trest and Prime Speaker Zegana, simic is after all a creature focused guild/color combo so its most practical use is stuff like Elvish Visionary, Survival of the Fittest or Birthing Pod,

if you're running heavy tribal such as merfolk or elves, Slate of Ancestry will win you games with a single activation most of the time since simic is very good at shitting out creatures like Avenger of Zendikar very early in games

Kasethyr on Born to Be Wild (Primer)

1 week ago

I really love this deck concept and how you've put it together. The Wood Elves -> Solemn Simulacrum -> Karmic Guide -> Reveillark -> Sun Titan pod chain is magnificent. I have been developing a growing appreciation for decks that provide fun and meaningful combos that don't go infinite.

I have a few suggestions after playtesting and making a few modifications of my own. First, I removed Serra Ascendant as it generally only results in "less fun" for the table and is actually banned in many of the 1v1 formats (which I realize this deck is not designed for, but would like to create a variant that is). I also removed Chandra, Torch of Defiance as the overall functionality didn't fit my personal playstyle. I qualify that it isn't a bad choice.

After playing the deck a few times my feeling was that while I loved the Birthing Pod combination, I didn't feel like I could use it as much as I wanted to. So, I added a Voltaic Key for just this purpose. :) Secondly, I added Vedalken Orrery for fun and interesting synergy with the Anger -> Seedborn Muse transition.

I was wondering if the Goblin Sharpshooter + Basilisk Collar combo could be replaced with some additional board wipe options. Of the combos in the deck this one is the most oppressive/least interactive and is psuedo-infinite. Despite that, it is still so much fun (for the pilot) and isn't TOO difficult to deal with for the rest of the board. My concern really stems from the fact that I seem to rely on it for board control and end up tutoring the collar or podding into Sharpshooter. This isn't really a complaint, more of an inquiry into what alternatives you may have considered.

The last bit of commentary I would leave is that Marath, Will of the Wild doesn't seem to get as much use as a Commander generally should. It could be that I don't have the familiarity with the deck to understand all of the spots where she fits, but I can't help but thing that there is another Commander that could work better.

Overall, amazing deck, some truly excellent craftsmanship here. I would love to hear your thoughts about a 1v1 variant.

chadsansing on Marath edHelp me

1 week ago

It might be fun to go more creature-heavy and focus on an overwhelming board presence with a little bit of spot removal for different card types. Path to Exile, maybe? A Banishing Light and an Oblivion Ring for any permanents? Your board wipes seem too hard on your deck.

Avenger of Zendikar might complement Mycoloth and help with your enchantment triggers. Birthing Pod might be good to test over Evolutionary Leap. Pathbreaker Ibex would be a strong inclusion, as well. Perhaps Caustic Caterpillar.

I'm working on semi-green creature lists for Mazirek Counters and Prossh Mill; they might include some helpful cards.

Since you'll have a lot of tokens available for chump blocking, you might like Fecundity or Greater Good (i.e. block --> die --> draw or block --> sac --> draw --> draw). Doubling Season or Parallel Lives can help here, too.

Domri Rade, Garruk, Caller of Beasts, and Nissa, Voice of Zendikar might be good walkers for this deck.

Have fun playing!

greyninja on Most Flavorful Phyrexian Cards?

1 week ago

Definitely take the infect route for maximum flavor, especially since atraxa herself ticks up poison counters on your opponents. Triumph of the Hordes is one of my favorite cards as a surprise wincon in edh

Phyrexian Arena is an edh staple, and Birthing Pod is handy. Also the praetors are evil af (ie Sheoldred, Whispering One) but can get expensive

chadsansing on Xenagos (EDH) - Big Stupid Stuff

1 week ago

I like the creatures here a lot!

It might be fun to test with cards like Avenger of Zendikar, Birthing Pod, Gaea's Revenge, and Greater Good, as well.

Have fun brewing!

JohnnyCRO on Riku Wants a Trigger [WIP]

1 week ago

Glad to see it online and up to date. This will make it a lot easier to work on your deck.

Right off the bat, I think it needs a full top-down rework in one of the directions suggested by yourself with a backup plan in form of (another) combo. IMHO you should go with Kiki combo. All components save for Kiki and Splinter Twin are criminally cheap rn, and even those 2 are affordable. And the extra turn combo with Ewitness, Bounce and Time warp is a nice backup plan, since you'd probably play all of the components anyway. Time warp costs some money, but it's affordable atm.

Also, Birthing Pod is a very decent inclusion, even if only to maybeboard for the time being. You'd just have to increase your creature count and do some work with your creatures' cmc, but it could be quite rewarding, both in results and in the fun aspect.

I'm just letting you know that I'm closely watching the deck and in case you need my help, I'm at your service.

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