Essence of the Wild


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
Innistrad (ISD) Mythic Rare

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Essence of the Wild

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Creatures you control enter the battlefield as a copy of Essence of the Wild.

Essence of the Wild Discussion

thijmnesoy on

7 months ago

okay, here are some "win-cons" I found. you could just go for a big creature like Trench Gorger , Stormtide Leviathan , Aggressive Mammoth , Aurochs Herd , Carnage Tyrant , Child of Gaea , Cloudthresher , Essence of the Wild could be fun, Force of Nature is really big, Frost Titan , Grunn, the Lonely King , Guile , Hydra Broodmaster (this is one of my all time favorites since it was one of my first cards), Nessian Wilds Ravager , Sagu Mauler (a card I wanted to play for a long time but didn't have the right deck for it, but this seems a perfect fit), Terra Stomper (of course, a classic), Gigantosaurus , Primeval Force , Thornling or maybe Vorapede

yes, I went through almost every 5 and 6 cost minion in green and blue. I'm sure there are other cards that could win you the game out there. but this is what I found

you could also use something that is very evasive ofcourse. like Sun Quan, Lord of Wu or Archetype of Imagination . or something different like a combo with Deadeye Navigator , or counter things and make Draining Whelk really big.

Spook9MM on Aluren with an emerald medallion, ...

9 months ago

Since the medallion drops the cost by 1, bringing it to cc3, then in turn, using Goreclaw's ability, drop things such as Thunderfoot Baloth or Essence of the Wild for free??

Gidgetimer on What happens if Yore-Tiller Nephilim ...

11 months ago

Xantcha’s ability is a replacement effect that changes the control of Xancha. It indeed is not the same as Reanimate since there is no continuous effect associated with Reanimate. However; it is exactly entering the battlefield under an opponent's control since it replaces her entering under your control with entering under an opponent's control. if your opponent controls Aura Shards they will get a trigger and if you control Blood Seeker you will get a trigger. Any further replacement effects that may apply to creatures entering under their control (like if they control Essence of the Wild or Infinite Reflection) will also apply.

Neotrup on Gods of Theros. Did I ...

1 year ago

Having a devotion of 5 means that it will look like a creature to replacement effects, so the Essence of the Wild I'm using in my example will see it as a creature and cause it to enter as a copy of Essence of the Wild rather than entering as it's own godly self.

Neotrup on Gods of Theros. Did I ...

1 year ago

For replacement effects. For triggers (such as Soul of the Harvest) it will check after it enters. If you have a Soul of the Harvest and an Essence of the Wild with devotion to red of exactly 4, Purphoros, God of the Forge will enter as itself, being a creature, drawing you a card. If your devotion is lower, you won't draw a card, and if it is higher you will just get another Essence of the Wild (while drawing a card).

Neotrup on Gods of Theros. Did I ...

1 year ago

Purphoros, God of the Forge has a static ability that modifies his card types and has no relation to state based actions. If you control Essence of the Wild and have a devotion to red of 4 or less, Purphoros, God of the Forge will enter as itself, rather than entering as a copy of Essence of the Wild. If your devotion raises to 5 or more, he will be a creature, but as he's not entering the battlefield again, he will remain himself, only now a creature. Whether or not Purphoros, God of the Forge is a creature at any moment depends only on your current devotion to red.

Darth_Savage on Budget Tokens (Turn 3 Darksteel Colossus) Mono Red

1 year ago

Hi OwlGamer16

I've been messing around with something similar for casual play using Essence of the Wild to make any of my tokens into 6/6's. As for your deck, what about Worldspine Wurm, its budget friendly and replaces itself?

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