Birthing Pod


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander 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

ersatz_olorin on The Gall Ta Play Artifacts in Green!

1 day ago

Birthing Pod is the best green artifact, and could have some use tutoring up bigger and bigger creatures to reduce Ghalta's cost

Doubling Cube might also be good on the ramping side of things

Planar Bridge is an artifact that gets other big things onto the board (or its little sibling Planar Portal)

Super cool deck idea, good luck :)

Cmasa435 on Marath, Will of the Weebs (Primer)

4 days ago

One card I love with Marath is Nightshade Peddler, as giving Marath deathtouch turns his ability into "Remove one counter from Marath, Destroy target creature" (as you no doubt know given Basilisk Collar's inclusion). I also like to run the Birthing Pod line with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker to make infinite tokens, but as you mentioned preferring to play a bit more casually that infinite combo may be a bit much for your playgroup (depending). Ranging Raptors is another card I like with Marath, ping it and ramp into next week. Stoneforge Mystic can be good to fetch up you equipment cards.

Cyberseb on Eldrazi in edh

4 days ago

Here's 5 commanders that would be great I just can't pick one so I'm gonna ask one more time for your help

Rakdos, Lord of RiotsLike everyone said he's amazing can cast you your eldrazi for free if you can deal the damage and he let me run my favorite card Sorin Markov with his -3 as a second win con with all the life burning spell and abilities and get red and black eldrazi.

Jhoira of the GhituCasting eldrazi foris so great I know 4 turns must past first but I was told there's cards that can remove counters so they could be cast faster and they also gain hasteAnd I saw a little card I liked Wonder flying eldrazi is just crazy to think.

Kruphix, God of HorizonsNot much to tell but from what i unserstand as long as he's on he field you never lose your manaSo i guess i could tap all my lands at the end of my opponent turn then get them back on my turm and have more mana to cast my eldrazi earl and again Wonder but this time i could also get Birthing Pod and some green and blue eldrazi in the mix.

Saskia the UnyieldingI usually end up playing in a group where nobody gives a damn about me till at least 1 player is dead and I was thinking that I could probably end up killing 2 players at once with her abilityMaking an eldrazi 20/20 unblockable is fairly easy with ramp and with 1 or 2 equipments and in mid to late game when lifes are low or just a little bit higher than half is just easy to finish off in red.

Kynaios and Tiro of MeletisGets you lands gets you draws And people think you're playing group hug and then bam big creatures and big slaps and you can back up your stuff with negation blue and did i mention Wonder?.

So what do you guys think ?

sylvannos on Jace & Bloodbraid Unbanned

1 week ago

Incoming Jace, the Mind Sculptor vs. Jace, the Mind Sculptor mirrors all day, erry day. I'm not worried about Miracles because the deck still doesn't have Brainstorm or Sensei's Divining Top. I'm worried about the already good Grixis Control and Lantern decks being pushed over the top.

Jace, the Mind Sculptor isn't something you just jam into play on turn 4 by tapping out. You want him to come down on an empty board or with some type of backup in your hand to protect him.

I'm not sure Bloodbraid Elf should have been banned to begin with. Nice to see it coming off.

I would have liked to see some other cards unbanned. I think the format has sped up so much that unbanning Birthing Pod or artifact lands would have been reasonable. I'm glad they didn't add anything to the list, though.

Suns_Champion on Tales from the Yawning Portal: Yisans Story

1 week ago

Hi friend! Looking good so far! Some thoughts:

Add Gaea's Cradle to go along Growing Rites of Itlimoc. You don't need to be told why lol. If you do throw in Voyaging Satyr, who also just goes well with Nykthos and Rites.

Throw in Birthing Pod from the maybeboard. Seems like a good way to mimic your commander in a way.

No Swiftfoot Boots?

Rings of Brighthearth and Magewright's Stone were suggested for my Brion deck a lot and they seem to work here.

Concordant Crossroads is an interesting one. Now you can grab all the creatures turn of and start attacking, and all the creatures you cast have haste. Little risky but may pay off for you.

Finally, some proliferate effects like Core Prowler, Contagion Engine, and Contagion Clasp might be good if you want to ramp into the bigger things faster. Maybe you want to curve up though so I don't know.

Possible cuts: Temur Sabertooth, Ramunap Excavator, Vitalize, Triumph of the Hordes, Bow of Nylea.

Good luck! Can't wait to play against it!

hapE on Devour the Strong

1 week ago

So after a quick look at the deck here are a few suggestions I have (a grain of salt with the size of your choosing.)

Eternal Witness is generally better than Skullwinder

Since you care about sacing creatures and possibly bringing them back, creatures with ETB ramp triggers might be better than the ramp spells. For example Sakura-Tribe Elder, Farhaven Elf, Burnished Hart, Solemn Simulacrum, Yavimaya Elder,...ect. If you need a ton of ramp mid game you could always run Selvala, Heart of the Wilds.

If you end up liking Eldritch Evolution you might try Birthing Pod.

Some card advantage type cards that might be sweet Fauna Shaman, Genesis Hydra, Hunter's Insight, and Lurking Predators.

Suns_Champion on Necromunching

1 week ago

Sheoldred, Whispering One, Karmic Guide, Animate Dead, for some reanimation, Utter End for a catch-all removal spell, Selesnya Signet, Chromatic Lantern to round out your mana base, sac outlets like Birthing Pod for some sweet combos, and Ashnod's Altar for mana, Skullclamp to draw cards when using the sac outlets, Whispersilk Cloak to help protect your commander and make him unblockable.

Hope some of this helps!

Z4k16 on Big Boi Tribal

1 week ago

I would also add in Primeval Titan although I can't remember if that is legal or not. Also maybe consider adding Eldritch Evolution or Birthing Pod and maybe a card I recently discovered to run is Moldgraf Monstrosity

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