Eldritch Evolution


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

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Rare

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Eldritch Evolution


As an additional cost to cast Eldritch Evolution, sacrifice a creature.

Search your library for a creature card with converted mana cost X or less, where X is 2 plus the sacrificed creature's converted mana cost. Put that card onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library. Exile Eldritch Evolution.

Eldritch Evolution Discussion

SaberTech on Ancestral Animar

3 days ago

Something I hadn't really thought about until recent testing is how Animar is supposed to remove Beast Whisperer from the board if you have it in play before going off with Ancestral Statue . The Caller's trigger is mandatory, so if it is out before the Statue you would end up decking yourself long before you were able to put enough counters on Animar to kill all your opponents with Walking Ballista . My deck still has enough jank cards in it that dealing with the Caller was never a real issue for me, but it is something that I have been thinking about more now that people are talking about potentially cutting Kiri.

Neoform and Eldritch Evolution can both sac the Caller, Kiri can bounce it, and in your list you could also use Dark-Dweller Oracle to sac the Caller. In theory, if you are drawing your deck you should be able to draw enough free mana sources to be able to use any of those options to get rid of the Caller. However, not everyone runs the Oracle and if they cut Kiri all they would have left are two spells, with a good chance that they may have used one of them to get the Statue. Thankfully, since both those spells require them to sac a creature as part of their casting cost, having those spells countered doesn't prevent them from getting the Caller off the board. If people can't afford the moxes though, or someone has Null Rod out, being able to cast those spells is a real concern.

I guess my conclusion from all of that is that if people decide to remove Kiri they should really consider including the Oracle as you have, or have some other bounce creature like Shrieking Drake or Man-o'-War that is able to get rid of the Caller.

Xica on Eldritch StompoSaurus (V 3.0)

2 weeks ago


  • I don't care who says it, be it the allmighty, or channelfireball or whomever else. Terminus is not a bad card. Its brutal against phoenix & dredge, where you don't exactly want to see hardcast phoenixes, early(er than usual) drakes, fast flipping titi, open mana for counters, or a board flooded with hardcast creatures, hardcast creeping chills, and conflagrates, and we also have to acknowledge that it can be cast on turn 2 & 3 - its only competition is Settle the Wreckage , which can hurt you later game, can be slower and loose you the game, most other wrath are very lacking in the current meta. However for my deck it doesn't matter which one does my opponent use - i am somewhat fucked either way.

  • For control, i can present a pretty reasonable clock (swing for 3 on turn 2, swing for 8 on turn 3), and more importantly, noone expects magus of the moon out of an RW deck, and once its down, you cannot get any but red mana. Cards like gaddock teeg also help a LOT, not to mention that Life's Legacy allows me to rebuild my hand an board pretty reasonably. My problem with control is that i can only go with my beatdown plan, since my combo plan - unlike against other decks doesn't work.

  • Aegis of the Gods is in the sideboard to combat decks like ad nauseam, mill, present a must kill (cheap) target against targeted discard GB(x), 8-rack (which is relevant since my bro is an 8-rack fanatic), and its also a must kill creature for burn. Its also not my only viable cards in these matchups, as Eidolon of Rhetoric , Gaddock Teeg , also hinder the enemy.

  • THE POINT OF THIS DECK IS THAT EVERY CREATURE IN THE SIDEBOARD HAS 4 ADDITIONAL COPIES IN Eldritch Evolution . Thus to have the same chances of drawing the effect i have to play 4x Leyline of Sanctity and 1x Ivory Mask .

  • Have you seen the deck? the main combo is using Eldritch Evolution to get Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite (or Iona, Shield of Emeria ) ...yes, surprisingly it does that.

  • In previous iterations, i used to rely more heavily on lands, running 4 copies of Knight of the Reliquary in my 75 to enable this, i also played Sejiri Steppe in stead of Endless Sands , as it allowed knight to act as Mother of Runes - sadly it simply didn't work out. And i tend to have lots of creatures, since all my effects are attached to a body (and most of them come back from the grave), not to mention, my 4 of It of the Horrid Swarm creates plenty of tokens to be buffed. I would also like to point out that by the time i have 5 lands to enable activation of Gavony Township Strangleroot Geist tends to die at least once - so it already has a +1/+1 counter, meaning undying is already off the table

yumharu on Kreshing the party

2 weeks ago

Shriekmaw instead of Murder

other evoke creature are also really great like Spitebellows

Yavimaya Elder instead of Kodama's Reach

Malignus to have insane a creature with insane easily power.

Berserk is insane in this deck but it's a not a cheap card.

Vulturous Zombie i don't know if he will have enough time to be better than other t5, it might be complicated to help him survive with the few protection you have.

Flesh is good flexible card that will help you finish the game.

Evolutionary Leap and Eldritch Evolution are really greath in green sacrifice deck.

I think that you have enough draw and i don't think that a counter based theme is great in the for the deck, card that double the number of counter are really good but card that only put 1 additonnal counter are not powerful enough.

It could be useful to run Pyroblast or Red Elemental Blast to protect kresh when you are about to finish the game.

Good luck !

JoshFox on Gruul Cragganwick

3 weeks ago

stensiagamekeeper--wow. Best deck comments ever!

One, math is hard. Agreed. I've run 8 dorks before and it feels ALL IN on the combo. No plan B. I'll stick to 6 for now, but run 4 Birds of Paradise and 2 Noble Hierarch s (the original list was 2 Birds and 4 Nobles which felt wrong for color fixing).

Two, agreed. I'll probably run Nullhide Ferox the first night, but I think Obstinate Baloth is where it is at. 2 less fling damage for 4 maindeck life gain seems correct.

Three, the deck originally called for a maindeck Cavern of Souls but I agree it doesn't need it. I will keep an eye on the mana and consider adjusting my dork split. I hadn't thought of the Raging Ravine angle. I'll add it to the Maybeboard.

Four, ah! It didn't occur to me Linvala, Keeper of Silence was for that match up. I suppose that works for Whir Prison, too. Thanks!

The creator of the deck has top 8'ed with and without Ghalta, Primal Hunger . I'll keep it on my radar. Surrak, the Hunt Caller is faster than he looks because if you evolve Strangleroot Geist his undying trigger gives you 8 power and haste. I'm staying away from enchantments, planeswalkers, and 5 drops for now because they don't combo well with Strangleroot Geist plus Eldritch Evolution . Otherwise the boar or some of the new god-eternals would be sweet!

Thanks for your help and let me know if you think of anything else, or if you have any Modern lists you need a second set of eyes on!

jazzarazza on Everything Dies, Meren of clan Nel Toth

3 weeks ago

i don't know the meta in your playgroup/ how prevalent board wipes are but having little boys to ramp early game, and sac to power up meren (and return to the battlefield more easily) is genereally quite powerful. if your mana dorks have been subject to targeted removal in the past, then think of it as an investment, when they run out of removal for your bombs. Survival of the fittest might also be a good addition seeing as you're running fauna shaman anyway. also tutors like Demonic Tutor Eldritch Evolution Diabolic Intent and Worldly Tutor could be useful

lifemtg on Oloro, Annoying Ascetic.(Budget Control Life Gain)

3 weeks ago

Thx for the suggestions FrantaFire. I will definitely add Fierce Empath . I don’t know about Eldritch Evolution , because I am trying to keep a lot of cards under 2 bucks. (Btw I didn’t buy this deck, yet.. I just came here for suggestions before buying it)Also I may not update this deck with new suggestions for a while cause I am busy. But I will add it eventually. Thx for suggetions.

FrantaFire on Oloro, Annoying Ascetic.(Budget Control Life Gain)

3 weeks ago


In terms of commenting and using tapped out, look here. It's a basic understanding of commenting and at the bottom there are ways to tag either decks or other users.

For Oloro, you seem to have only so many cards that really say "I'm going to win if you don't get rid of this" such as, Felidar Sovereign , Serra Avatar , and Sanguine Bond (amongst others), so I would recommended some possible creature tutors like Eldritch Evolution or Fierce Empath .

The former, Eldritch Evolution , puts it right on the battlefield but you don't have any creatures you want to sacrifice other than some chump Spirit tokens you may have created; and the latter, Fierce Empath , is really cheap and is able to search for two of the previously mentioned threats - can also find Sphinx of the Steel Wind , Magister Sphinx and a couple others.

Saljen on Modern Infinite Persist Combo

1 month ago

What's Glittering Wish grabbing? You don't have a sideboard.

With 4 colors, there's no way you can just run basics and still be able to cast what you need to. Even just running 4x Evolving Wilds and 4x Terramorphic Expanse will give you more consistent games. You'd think it would slow you down, but if you can't play what's in your hand then you're already much slower than just lands that etb tapped.

I can see what you're trying to do with this deck. Rather than giving you individual suggestions, I'm just going to point you toward the budget version of a similar deck that I run. It's technically 2 colors (Green/White) but still runs Viscera Seer and Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker as combo pieces. By running just one of each (they're involved in different combos) I can use Chord of Calling and Eldritch Evolution to search them out and put them into play when I'm ready to combo out.

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Eldritch Evolution occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.09%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Green: 0.22%

Golgari: 0.23%