Birthing Pod

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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New Phyrexia (NPH) Rare

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

Birthing Pod occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

Golgari: 0.36%

BUG (Sultai): 0.7%

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Birthing Pod Discussion

Strangelove on The Pack Summons the Alpha

4 days ago

Yo I really like that Ooze Garden tech! +1!

Yours is a better version of the Grothama, All-Devouring gimmick deck I built that does the similar things.

Thoughts on Outland Colossus, Wolfir Silverheart, Fungal Sprouting, Miming Slime, Traverse the Outlands, Cream of the Crop... maybe Ravenous Slime for graveyards?

Also random stuff like Werebear?

I like that Phytotitan might be pretty good here.

And Birthing Pod might be pretty strong with other costs less cards like Ancient Stone Idol, Primeval Protector, etc.

fmastrome2008 on Yarok's Wake

1 week ago
  1. Ob Nixilis, the Fallen and Sire of Stagnation are great psuedo landfall cards. 6 damage and 6 +1 counters, drawing 8 per opposing fetchland is just straight gas!

  2. Shriekmaw is a great utility spell. It also triggers Risen Reef.

  3. If you're looking for an alternative Birthing Pod, Prime Speaker Vannifar is fantastic

fmastrome2008 on Yarok

1 week ago

Before I make card suggestions, bounce lands require 2 lands return to hand with Yarok. They don't belong in this deck. Get them out!

  1. Command Tower and Bojuka Bog would significantly upgrade the manabase without breaking the bank.

  2. Farseek, Rampant Growth, and Kodama's Reach in favor of Circuitous Route, Explosive Vegetation, and Grow from the Ashes would speed your land acceleration up by 2 turns and giving you more early turn stuff to do, which is always relevant.

  3. Woodland Bellower combos nicely with Fierce Empath, netting 6 cards off 1 creature. That's value!

  4. I see a lack of tutors. Some cheap options are Rune-Scarred Demon, Prime Speaker Vannifar, and Birthing Pod.

fmastrome2008 on Who You Callin' Desecrated

1 week ago
  1. Bojuka Bog provides great graveyard interaction without affecting consistency, especially in multiplayer. Switch it with a swamp and you won't notice a difference.

  2. Since most casual groups outlaw mass land destruction, artifacts are more prone to interaction, and I see a decent chunk of landfall cards in this deck, cards such as Farseek, Cultivate, Nature's Lore, etc.. will get you more lands in play.

  3. Reclamation Sage belongs in this deck.

  4. Sire of Stagnation and Tatyova, Benthic Druid are straight gas. They end up drawing so many cards per game. I end up discarding to hand size sometimes, which is a good problem to have!

  5. I see Neoform and Eldritch Evolution. I prefer to use Birthing Pod and Prime Speaker Vannifar since they're more permanent effects.

EdgeyAce on Yarok, the Desecrated( the good good )

1 week ago

I kinda like Temur Sabertooth instead of Bramble Sovereign just to save its self and other creature you could also switch Strionic Resonator with Birthing Pod. I didn't think about it but it's a good include. Ravenous Chupacabra I like more then Shriekmaw cause it costs less for the body and hits any target but you can switch it out for preference. Bojuka Bog is good too

fmastrome2008 on Yarok, the Desecrated( the good good )

1 week ago
  1. First and foremost, get the bounce lands out of this deck. They are terrible. You have to return 2 lands to your hand thanks to Yarok.

  2. A good graveyard interaction land is Bojuka Bog. It doesn't mess with consistency or anything.

  3. Shriekmaw is a great utility spell for this deck. It also triggers Risen Reef.

  4. If you're looking for more tutors, Birthing Pod and Prime Speaker Vannifar have been all-stars for me.

  5. I'd recommend adding Sire of Stagnation to the maindeck. It's straight gas drawing 8 cards off 1 opposing fetchland.

I'm also curious. How has Bramble Sovereign worked for you?

fmastrome2008 on Yarok

1 week ago

You have some landfall cards in this deck (or similar effects) like Tatyova, Benthic Druid, Rampaging Baloths, etc... I'd recommend switching the signets for things like Farseek, Kodama's Reach, etc... more landfall triggers. Plus, lands are harder to interact with than artifacts.

Some other really good cards for this deck are Thassa, Deep-Dwelling, Sire of Stagnation, Birthing Pod, and Avenger of Zendikar. They might be a tad pricy, but they really make the deck churn.

balu-86 on Marath EDH

2 weeks ago

In my oppinion, if you wish to increase the token focus, I'd cut the following cards: Collector Ouphe, Felidar Guardian, Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Omnath, Locus of Rage, Village Bell-Ringer, Yisan, the Wanderer Bard, Birthing Pod, Red Elemental Blast, evtl. Fauna Shaman

=> Remainders of the Kiki-Combo Package and anti-Control

I'd add the following cards

Doubling Season, Veil of Summer, Parallel Lives, Hour of Reckoning, (Grand Warlord Radha), Shalai, Voice of Plenty, Ohran Frostfang, Hellrider, Sylvan Reclamation, Enlightened Tutor

I also think you should add the following lands: Kessig Wolf Run, Contested Cliffs.

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