Ember Swallower

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Theros (THS) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Ember Swallower

Creature — Elemental

: Monstrosity 3. (If this creature isn't monstrous, put three +1/+1 counters on it and it becomes monstrous.)

When Ember Swallower becomes monstrous, each player sacrifices three lands.

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Ember Swallower Discussion

TheMadRocketeer on Red / Green Weenie Roast

4 months ago

Still experimenting with the card list.

Tested against a deck that ran Dictate of Erebos with cards like Endless Cockroaches. Painful. Best answer was to try to wait and just use flyers when they came out, but he had sac outlets as well, so no-go.

First Cut:
Out:
1x Barbed Foliage (Didn't do much. Would work against endless 1/1 tokens, as in a Presence of Gond deck.),
1x Caltrops (Didn't do much. See comment just above.),
1x Flamewake Phoenix (nonbos with AEther Flash).
In:
1x Sylvan Primordial,
1x Polis Crusher (to help with enchantments),
1x Ember Swallower,
1x Chandra's Ignition.

Will Try Next:
Out:
1x Sylvan Primordial,
1x Polis Crusher (May keep after all.),
1x Ember Swallower.
In:
2x Natural End (Helps with non-creature problems. My ramp supports this over Naturalize.),
1x Fleetfeather Sandals (Very useful. Wanted another. Bladed Pinions would be good in this slot too.).

AEther Flash has been good, but it comes out late against some decks. If I drop them, I could add back in Flamewake Phoenix and Polis Crusher.

Leviath on Omnath, Locus of Roid Rage

5 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions! I actually really like the Ingot Chewer in combination with omnath being a 1 cost Lightning Bolt/Smelt. Taking a proper look at Ember Swallower, that would work pretty nicely in the deck too, and I think I have a Greenwarden of Murasa somewhere... Hull Breach is very good and deserves a spot. I really don't like Decimate as there need to be four different target types on the field in order to cast it (though I realize you can pick the same target twice if it contains two or more of the target types). I feel I have enough ramp in the deck without the need for Cultivate, Kodama's Reach or Wooded Foothills (unless I swapped out an Evolving Wilds or something).

clayperce on Rubblebelt Wrecking Crew

5 months ago

teslamon,
It's AWESOME to see Ember Swallower get some love! So does it work as well as hoped?

RyugaKuroyami62 on Melek Deck

7 months ago

Chandra's Phoenix can be removed. Thousand Winds can be replaced by Cyclonic Rift. Disciple of the Ring can be removed. Ember Swallower should certainly be removed.Kheru Spellsnatcher can be replaced by Counterspell. Opaline Unicorn can be removed. Tyrant of Discord isn't necessary to be played in the deck. Battlefield Thaumaturge isn't that great in the deck. Bloodfire would be better in a more creature based deck.Aggressive Mining should be removed. Conjured Currency can be removed.

Bengernaut on Raging Inferno

8 months ago

After taking a look at your deck and some others I changed mine around to mono-red.

The win-con with mine is simple: blow up opponent's land early with a Simian Spirit Guide, Darksteel Citadel, Boom/Bust combo and continue the land oppression going forward by using the plethora of copy spells I have through Dualcaster Mage and Pyromancer's Goggles while simultaneously building a strong board presence with Flame-Wreathed Phoenix and Shivan Wumpus.

I may remove Thermo-Alchemist for Ember Swallower or possible 2x Chandra, the Firebrand for more copy and 1x Koth of the Hammer.

hoardofnotions on Radha, Butcher of Keld

8 months ago

Mj3913 Thanks for the suggestions!

I'm thinking about taking out all the nonvital artifacts/enchantments so adding Fires of Yavimaya is iffy. Anger is surprisely expensive, and though i think it's better than Surrak, the Hunt Caller that's what i have for now.

The 7 mana removal options kinda don't do it for me. I think the idea that your removal should cost less than what you're removing sounds smart, especially when we're talking about a 7 mana kill one thing. That's not great in commander, I think at least.

bushido_man96 I like your ideas!

Do you think Desert Twister or Rain of Thorns is better removal?

Crater Hellion is interesting. It's going to kill radha, at the very least, and I think I'd need to retool the creatures at least a little to ensure i don't lose too much.

Groundskeeper is good after a land wipe, but only in certain situations. The land kill spell almost has to be Epicenter, all the others kill it if it's out. I think it might be too slow right now, but I'll need more playtesting to see.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor Thanks for explaining your reasoning about Crop Rotation! I agree it's a good card, but it's not very powerfull by itself and kinda expensive($) so i think i'll leave it out for now.

Growth Spasm could go in, it's basically a 2 land ramp that has a least a marginal upside late game. Thanks for suggesting this one!

Argothian Wurm seems like a trap. It's just a big dude, and it might time walk me. especially if people are spitefull after a land wipe haha.

Ember Swallower seems so lackluster, if only it was a mini wildfire on monstrosity!

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Radha, Butcher of Keld

8 months ago

My bad, I didn't see Splendid Reclamation in your list. In regards to Crop Rotation, while it's true you don't have a specific land to search for, it still helps out Centaur Vinecrasher and Terravore (if you run it). It will also trigger Omnath, Locus of Rage and Rampaging Baloths at instant speed which can't be overlooked. Also, Growth Spasm might be an option. It only finds one land, but the eldrazi scion can block and act as a pseudo-land.

On a side note, post land wrath, Argothian Wurm would be pretty good. It forces your opponents to decide to face down a 6/6 or further hurt their mana base. Ember Swallower might be another option.

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