Call of the Wild

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eighth Edition (8ED) Rare
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Rare
Weatherlight (WTH) Rare

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Call of the Wild

Enchantment

(2)(Green)(Green): Reveal the top card of your library. If it's a creature card, put it into play. Otherwise, put it into your graveyard.

Call of the Wild Discussion

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Omlette du Fromage

2 months ago

Thanks bushido_man96 and lifemtg.

Mayael the Anima was included as an homage to my original deck and I thought she might be a decent back up plan if Atla Palani, Nest Tender was shut down. However, I agree that her activation cost is probably too costly, and I haven't built the deck with enough 5+ power creatures to make her hit consistently.

Call of the Wild is an interesting card, but I think it runs into consistency issues without the addition of more top deck manipulation. Plus I've been noticing with some early testing that I don't need much more than Atla to get things going.

I'd love to add Sylvan Library into the deck, but alas, I only own one copy and that is already being put to use in my Lord Windgrace deck.

Evolutionary Leap and High Market are definitely solid suggestions that I'll have to consider for this deck. Right now I think I'll replace Mayael with one of Selfless Spirit , Riftsweeper , or Remorseful Cleric . They are all good early creatures with powerful utility abilities.

Defense of the Heart is something else that I am considering since I own a copy and it can go find the 2 raptors, or Avacyn, Angel of Hope + Archetype of Endurance .

lifemtg on Omlette du Fromage

2 months ago

bushido_man96 yet Mayael has more of a chance of hitting a creature, kinda a scry. Call of the Wild has one chance of hitting a creature, and if it isn't one, then dump it in your graveyard. I feel like if you want a fast game, you should probably take Mayael out, but definitely is not worth switching it out with Call of the Wild . Just my opinion, others opinions may vary

bushido_man96 on Omlette du Fromage

2 months ago

I'd cut Mayael the Anima and consider running Call of the Wild . Mayael is too Mana intensive for a chance at missing. A sac outlet to go along with this deck would be Evolutionary Leap and/or Birthing Pod .

For more library manipulation, Sylvan Library and Scroll Rack , if you can afford them.

+1 my friend!

bushido_man96 on Mayael, the Power of 5

3 months ago

Stacking the top of your library with Mayael is great. Sylvan Library , Mirri's Guile , and Sensei's Divining Top are great for this. Illusionist's Bracers is a solid piece of equipment for Mayael, allowing you to perhaps get two creatures out. She's mana-intensive, too, so you need ramp: Mirari's Wake and Zendikar Resurgent are worth considering.

I see the appeal of playing with Mayael, but I've found her to be way to slow and too mana-intensive to be worth playing. A great card that fits the same theme is Call of the Wild , which has a cheaper activation that is repeatable. Zoologist is better, than Mayeal, even though she has to tap, too. Both are great to run for some redundancy.

Stalkton on The Wolf Pack Awakens

4 months ago

Hey! I love werewolves. I converted my deck into an EDH deck but it still slays. In my experience, Immerwolf and Moonmist are key - and your opponent knows it. Protect immerwolf with something like Lightning Greaves and play your moonmist sparingly. Also, I use Elvish Piper , Call of the Wild , and Cryptic Gateway to cheat my dogs out without "playing a spell". Good luck!

bushido_man96 on Slumbering Isles, Vacation Destination

8 months ago

Some options for getting some of the fatties into play you could look into could be Call of the Wild and Zoologist , or the fan-favorite Elvish Piper . The first two can be good options if you use some top-deck manipulation, such as Soothsaying , Sylvan Library , Mirri's Guile , and Sensei's Divining Top and even Scroll Rack . If you've got some fun creatures like Peregrine Drake or his big brother, Palinchron or Great Whale , you can really dump some fatties off the top of the library.

Xica on Is there a card that ...

9 months ago

SynergyBuild
Scroll Rack is not modern legal, just like Ponder or Preordain.

TypicalTimmy has some wisdom...
You can easily choose to build RG dragons, with descendant's path & some mana dorks - and if you go the Descendants' Path route, then the "shitty dragons" like Slumbering Dragon will be pretty viable for you. (and on the top end you can cheat in all kind of nonsense with your Guild Feud)

However if you want to build around this due to the playstyle (and not as a deckbuilding challenge), then i would encourage you to foresake it.
And play UG instead.
It has pretty much the same effect, and it has redundant copies of the effect in multiple modern legal cards.
Reason / Believe being one - that even has enabler attached to it. Of course there is also Impromptu Raid (extra value with cards like Woodfall Primus), or Call of the Wild if you want to keep the creature.
Both effects are enchantments - hence expecting them to survive is reasonable.
You have support cards like Summoning Trap, See the Unwritten, Sifter Wurm and the like that can be upside in certain situations. And of course you must play the mandatory U(g) scry effects like Serum Visions, Mystic Speculation, Nissa, Steward of Elements...etc.
If you add some mana dorks you have a deck.

Osbert on Maelstrom Wanderer Aggro

9 months ago

A way to reuse Maelstrom wanderer might be a good idea. Words of Wind, Crystal Shard, Erratic Portal all let you pick your commander up for the cheap and abuse cascade.

A more reliable way of setting the top of your deck up for cascading might be worth a look: Cream of the Crop, Brainstorm, Scroll Rack, Sylvan Library, or Mirri's Guile. If you use many of these might as well abuse similar powerful effects like Lurking Predators, Call of the Wild, or Impromptu Raid.

With the low-ish creature count Oath of Druids can drop some scary threats very early.

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