Eldritch Evolution


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander 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.

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Eldritch Evolution Discussion

Hermit_Nihilist on Najeela, the Blade Mistress

15 hours ago

Great build! On your manabase, I would like to suggest Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth instead of that swamp. Have you considered Eldritch Evolution ? It can have good targets (combo, draw engines or stax/disruption pieces) from a dork. Also, maybe Dark Confidant could be good. Would take out Darksteel Mutation , which is a bit slow and can be easily removed, so Sword of Feast and Famine , maybe don't really need a fourth combo piece.

Xica on Mono-White Angels - Help My ...

2 days ago

Well this will be an unpopular opinion...

Don't try to build Angels & Taxes (aka. Death & Taxes - Now with angels! edition).
The Death and Taxes - as much as people don't like to admit it - is DEAD. Humans are basically an improved version, and there is very little reason to go back to the classic mono white build other than emotional attachment.

If you want to build an angel deck, then build a deck around angels.

Angels (at least ones worth playing) do cost LARGE amounts of mana. So you either must ramp (either with Llanowar Elves style, or Desperate Ritual style) or cheat them (i mean the real big ones like Iona, Shield of Emeria - cards like Through the Breach & Eldritch Evolution jump to mind as wayto do so) into play, if you want them early.
You can also try to build a control/tempo/midrange-ish deck, that keeps things in check with interaction, like Path to Exile early game, until it can play it 4-5 mana angels. If you want to go this rout, i would liketo point out Chained to the Rocks , as a particularly promising candidate for Path to Exile 4-8.
Naturally such deck will need to be able to interact with all kinds of decks, including spell based ones, and combo eck - which will certainly prove to be a challange.
(Even more so in the current meta that fields not 1 but 2! viable tempo decks in spirits and the UR phoenix decks (which is secretly the best delver deck of all time))

Reanimator strategies using cards like Defy Death are great, but you need some reliably way to get those cards into your graveyerd, which will likely necessitate splashing some color other than white.

RecklessN7 on Ultra Instinct Jodah (Migatte No Gokui)

3 days ago

First of all I have to say I love your list. Been trying to find inspiration for a Jodah build myself and this has really got me stoked for him!

Only suggestion I can offer is maybe Deepglow Skate ? If you were to Eldritch Evolution your Arena Rector you can use his trigger to grab Tamiyo, Field Researcher and the skate in one go to make her capable of using her ultimate the turn she hits. Pseudo omniscience.

Darth_Savage on Modern Slivers

3 days ago

The two that stand out to me as missing are Two-Headed Sliver (menace) and Sedge Sliver (+1/+1 if you have a swamp), of the two Two-Headed is the more important to add, since if you wanted more, unconditional pumping you could use Metallic Mimic .

Eldritch Evolution could get you to the mana cost for Sliver Hivelord or Sliver Legion , which are modern legal, but are probably overkill. A more interesting plan would be Throne of the God-Pharaoh , you would need to cut Sentinel Sliver for it to make sense though...

Hope this was of help, have fun brewing your deck.

Darth_Savage on Abzan Sacrifice

3 days ago

Odd ass this may sound, you might have too many creatures and the creatures you have may also need minor adjustment. Renegade Rallier , Wall of Omens , Strangleroot Geist or Selfless Spirit seem like they would be ideal as does Eldritch Evolution in a sacrifice deck. I wouldn't play a graveyard strategy here, one, decks are running graveyard hate in the main-board and two, you won't do it as well as a deck dedicated to it.

Siege Rhino and Restoration Angel would be viable with Eldritch, Qasali Ambusher would already be good in your deck, but it's even better if you can cast it for free then flip it over to a Thragtusk or Sigarda, Host of Herons . You also want a basic Plains in your deck, heck you might want to go to 20 land.

I guess what I'd do as a starter is:

-2 Birds of Paradise -2 Blood Artist -1 Collected Company -1 Rally the Ancestors -2 Cartel Aristocrat

+2 Land (1 a Plains) +1 Siege Rhino +1 Renegade Rallier +1 Restoration Angel +3 Eldritch Evolution

As an aside, the single best card to use with Varolz, the Scar-Striped is Death's Shadow ... I hope this is of some help, good luck with your brew.

Winterblast on Najeela's Hulk Pod Project (cEDH Primer)

5 days ago

rgwenceslao I think I have explained somewhere why I didn't play grand abolisher. It's because the most problematic part is getting hulk to die and afterwards there's a lot less interaction in my experience. If you started the hulk lines by fetching stuff with Razaketh, you have a counterspell anyway. If you start with body double you get the sac outlet in play and then you can keep priority and get the 2nd hulk trigger. People might remove the sac outlet in response to make the 2nd fetch a value fetch (I cut the 2nd sac outlet because in all the games I had played this basically never happened). The worst case scenario is that I get Derevi and maybe Edric then. If Najeela is already in play with one or two tokens it's still a winning threat and otherwise Edric just refills the hand quickly for another kill attempt. It might also be Derevi and a hatebear if it's post-combat or another player's turn, to prevent losing and try to kill in the following turn. If someone tries to interact later in the hulk lines it's often too late because I can either play around it or the board is already set in a way that enables another kill attempt without having to cast anything...however, people will always try to prevent that hulk dies in the first place, especially people who don't know the deck, because there might be a grand abolisher or sylvan safekeeper showing up and then it would be too late.

As for GSZ > pact, I don't play pact at all at the moment. This deck is a zero risk hulk, which means that you never put yourself into a position in which you would die to your own setup (or have to take action to prevent that) if you fail to win. GSZ isn't strong here because it's expensive to get actually relevant creatures with it (Derevi for example) and that is cheaper done with Eldritch Evolution . As SynergyBuild correctly said, it also won't search for a hulk.

I might play pact and also lotus petal to push the speed a little bit more, but it also makes me take a risk that is currently not even there. It probably depends on what you expect from your opponents. I usually assume that people try to counter my first kill attempt but do so at the cost of not being able to win themselves (which is in line with my testing experience so far), so I built the deck in a way that makes it easy to throw out possible kills each or every 2nd turn, once it is set up and not to go all in with the first attempt. It's an option though and I might just test it sometimes and see how it goes. I will also try to find a slot for the new Lavinia when the new set is released.

TheSimikBOat on Advertise your MODERN deck!

5 days ago

Hey guys, today I make a new deck:

This deck is basically a kiki evolution deck that chances Eldritch Evolution for Prime Speaker Vannifar . Also it have another chances on the maindeck. It's not very originally, but have some new ideas.

hkhssweiss on Tenebu's Gravedigging Tendencies | Primer

6 days ago


I used to run Eldritch Evolution, but after several test runs with it, it was deemed too slow for me. The only actual win con is with Teneb, my 1 CMC to 3 CMC was mostly to grab Grand Abolisher, or Renegade Rallier to ramp more. Very rarely do I get my 2 CMC to Academy Rector. It was cut out and I haven't missed it since, although I do like it a lot.

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