Birthing Pod

Legality

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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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

10roofrusted on Thrasios/Tymna

6 hours ago

Overall I like the deck, but I'm wondering about a few of your card choices. I expect many of them are driven by local meta, but I'm still curious.

Aven Mindcensor - obviously a good card in Stax but doesn't really advance your strategy.

Kiora's Follower and Voltaic Key - Nice for Thrasios // Kydele, but seems fairly innocuous here.

Paradox Engine - Obviously can be a good mana engine, but you already have much better in Bomberman and Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal.

Birthing Pod - I saw your explanation above but this seems fairly inefficient compared to other cards you could have in its place.

I notice you seem very short on black tutor cards. I understand Imperial Seal and Grim Tutor are prohibitively expensive, but there are Diabolic Intent, Diabolic Tutor and Dark Petition.

I'm also surprised there is no Sylvan Library. It's a fantastic draw engine, low CMC and fairly inexpensive.

Lastly, Tendrils of Agony is a great win con. Between the potential to cast Lion's Eye Diamond or Dramatic Reversal an unlimited number of times, Storm is a mechanism to brilliant to ignore IMO.

Thanks for the deck!

the_monogreen_h3dr0n_c0llector on Explorey-Os! Selvala Combo/Stax

1 day ago

have u thought about Natural Order or Birthing Pod. they would act as tutors or they would just get you monster cards

Reverie42 on UR- DARGONZ

4 days ago

Neat list. Birthing Pod is an interesting addition that I'd never considered for Ur-Dragon.

Given that you have Survival, Pod, Greater Good and Bazaar, have you considered running Unburial Rites? It does a decent impression of a D Tutor that puts the card directly in to play here. But you have enough ways to dig and tutor that maybe it's not good enough.

Steelspike on i have no clue what im doing dragons

4 days ago

Wow... I was right. Your average cmc is off the charts without cheat-out cards Planar Bridge Elvish Piper Cryptic Gateway Dragon Arch Birthing Pod etc..

Ramp is very important, with instants, sorceries or enchantments. Jund is one of the more powerful shards for ramp and tutors. Diabolic Revelation Behold the Beyond are just a couple that some folks might forget or overlook.

There's also the Awakening Zone From Beyond. Pair those tokens with Skullclamp for some extra draw, since there's not a ton of draw effects in Jund colors.

I gotta make dinner for my kids. I'll revisit this later and see if anything else strikes me. In the meantime, you can check out my Kresh the Bloodbraided deck for some ideas.


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skochems on karador - i need help :(

1 week ago

Stronghold Assassin and Attrition seem like natural fits here. Likewise for Birthing Pod

goblinguiderevealpls on conspiracy: token swarm/spells HYBRID goblin combo

1 week ago

thanks for the comment and advice!

i had Brightstone Ritual and Shared Animosity in krenko, but ive found that ritual isnt as good since half my creatures arent goblins, animosity definitely has potential still, and i will re add it since its a good card. Marton is mainly for the 3rd 6 cmc slot for Birthing Pod curve, but animosity does wear it better

i literally just took out Chancellor of the Forge in favor of Protean Hulk, Avenger of Zendikar usually always spawns more tokes if i pod or chord for 7, but having all 3 isnt a bad idea

urabrask and banner are both things I own that arent in use, they do seem good here for card advantage but im not sure what to cut for them, i definitely will playtest with them a bit

Triumph of the Hordes is nasty, im not a huge fan of infect in edh but ill definitely pick one up for my high end playgroup

also, I havent got any good usage out of the hideaway lands as i would have liked, and gorge does enter tapped a lot of the time, so i will cut those in favor of basic lands until i can acquire a Gaea's Cradle and Taiga xD

thanks again for the input

may your goblin tokens be plentiful

enpc on Thrasios and Tymna: Podcast

1 week ago

Have had conversations with Lilbrudder about artifact heavy Thrasios/Tymna builds. Birthing Pod + Trinket Mage is a solid inclusion - it pods from Trinket Mage (who fetches LED) into Auriok Salvagers. if you include Kiora's Follower you can play pod, sac Thrasios to get mage and then untap pod with follower all in one turn.

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