Birthing Pod

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
New Phyrexia (NPH) Rare

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Birthing Pod

Artifact

( 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

ay.lobo on Dinosaur Rampage

1 day ago

Saw you on the help board. Some food for thought. Maybe more things to cheat stuff in like Birthing Pod, Survival of the Fittest, Descendants' Path (maybe) or Herald’s Horn .Mirari's Wake is a great late game mana booster that can help you with bringing out your commander sooner.Aura Shards or Glare of Subdual to control the board in your favor.Cavern of Souls to protect your creatures against blue.

joshua611 on Ghost Chieftain

3 days ago

If you think you might like playing this deck, I'm happy to offer some pointers.

So, Sun Titan + like Wasteland or Eternal Witness is bananas with Karador, Ghost Chieftain in play. Yes, I will cast titan, with his trigger target e-wit and bring back my Swords to Plowshares to negate your blocker for next turn when I swing with titan. I hope you have an answer!

Solemn Simulacrum with a sac trigger is fun. Summon solemn, go get a land. Cast Cartel Aristocrat or even better Yahenni, Undying Partisan for his haste and sac solemn...draw a card + yahenni's indestructible.

So far, everything in this deck has played magically. The ramp spells seem to be just enough without overloading with extra lands and not being able to draw relevant spells. The removal and board wipes are adequate and efficient. The 187 effects (Ravenous Chupacabra, Noxious Gearhulk, Shriekmaw) are amazing. Fleshbag Marauder also adds an element to search out with a Birthing Pod on the field.

An example for pod against a creature-based opponent would be to like pod an Elvish Visionary into Fleshbag Marauder, and cast visionary again off karador. Note to the wise, marauder can hit your own problem dudes too, with a lockdown effect or something that makes you lose life (Stab Wound is the only thing that comes to mind). Then you pod a 3 cmc into chupacabra, pod the chupacabra into Thragtusk, Shriekmaw, or even more fun into Karmic Guide (target your chupacabra back to 187 something else) and have your cake while eating your opponents board.

Ashen Rider with High Market is fun as well. Your opponents watch you get the rider into play...blow up a land or something of value. Then, if you have the market in play, NEVER EVER EVER use it unless your opponent is tapped out or if you have no other choice, because of the stack. If you choose to use the High Market to sac your dudes, they can exile in response and you lose your dude... no recast triggers for karador.

Stuff to look out for include Bojuka Bog or any graveyard exile effects. Though I haven't seen them played, Torpor Orb and Grafdigger's Cage both hose us. We still have ways around these types of cards, but you must be cognizant of the possibilities to always NOT overextend too far. Like your opponent has two lands in play and is needing to get to like 4 or 5 to be relevant. So, you go over the top summoning everything, your opponent hits a third land and hits you with Bontu's Last Reckoning and follows it up with a Bojuka Bog. Save a creature or two instead of putting your entire hand on the battlefield. Your opponent is on two lands. You don't have to summon everything and get it over in two turns.

Ok, ok, ok. So everyone HAS to have like an infinite combo or way of "going off", right? Well Karmic Guide with a Reveillark and a sac outlet means infinite ETB's and possibly infinite other things....like Acidic Slime. You cast Reveillark with guide in the graveyard and when Reveillark ETB's, you choose your targets and then sac Reveillark. With guide as one of your targets, you target the newly sac'ed Reveillark, rinse and repeat. With Acidic Slime, you blow up all of your opponents' artifacts, enchantments, and lands. With chupacabra, you board wipe. With Satyr Wayfinder you mill yourself out.

Reveillark is a real beauty I've missed for so long since pod was banned. He targets Ghave, Guru of Spores very nicely. The list goes on.

lillobby6 on Sliver Combo/Midrange Budgetless

6 days ago

enpc, I've considered dropping it, but it combos nicely with the commander allowing me to clear my opponants boardstate, removing threats, stopping combos, etc. If I were to replace it, it would either be with either Survival of the Fittest or Birthing Pod.

chadsansing on Teneb Commander

1 week ago

You have a lot of graveyard recursion, but not a lot of sac or discard effects or sac outlets. Is the idea just Abzan/Junk value here?

It might be helpful to test with more dredge and at least a few more sac or discard outlets. I'm wondering about:

And maybe a Whip of Erebos.

The value here looks good and this doesn't need to be a sac dec or anything, but I do think you need more enablers for Teneb and your recursion effects.

Have fun brewing!

darkone8 on Tana-Tymna $500 Blood Pod

2 weeks ago

to answer your question magicthegathering2, there are a number of land cards that could be substituted for basics or guildgate cards. Ob Nixilis, Unshackled could be replaced, Contamination is fairly expensive, although it is a very good stax piece, Bloom Tender is a very good mana dork, but is also replaceable with other mana dorks so long as you have dorks, you don't really need to purchase a sideboard until you go fully competitive, Felidar Guardian, Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, and Birthing Pod, are all completely necessary, and Wasteland is a card that is only in the deck because it is owned by the creator of the deck. Other cards that could probably be swapped include Aura Shards, Sensei's Divining Top, Strip Mine, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben. A budget list can be found here in the comment section: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/tana-and-tymna-blood-pod-primer/

Yen24 on Anafenza, Boonweaver Hulk!

2 weeks ago

Hello, thanks for the upvote and comment on my deck! Imperial Seal is not required at all, your deck will still function excellently without one. In fact, I don't find myself playing my deck very often because of how linear it is. That's my biggest complaint about the deck actually, although it's a complicated combo, it always wins in the same way (usually starting with Protean Hulk). It's sort of like playing Ad Nauseam in Modern. Oh well.

Anyways, here's my suggestions for your next upgrades: Eternal Witness, Birthing Pod, Dance of the Dead (I like the enchantment reanimate spells because of the interaction with Leonin Relic-Warder), Life/Death, and maybe a Journey to Eternity  Flip. If you get a Birthing Pod, Felidar Guardian becomes amazing, allowing you to turn any 3-drop into a 5-drop. Recruiter of the Guard is great at finding combo pieces and not too pricey. Altar of Bone and Eldritch Evolution are great ways to add consistency to your combo as well.

For cuts, I would suggest Will-o'-the-Wisp, Angel of Glory's Rise, and maybe Utopia Sprawl (looks like you sometimes won't have a forest when you want to cast this). I think Selvala and Yahenni are OK for now, but I like Caustic Caterpillar more than Qasali Pridemage. I also think some of the above suggestions are better than Breath of Life, Zombify and Reclaim.

One more thing, I like the idea of Entomb in this deck (yours and mine), mostly because having a Blood Artist in the 'yard is nearly always better than having it in the deck. I think I will add it to my list, so I appreciate that. I'll subscribe to your deck and try to keep up with any changes, and remember that my suggestions are just a quick takes and you always have the right idea for what will work best in your deck!

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