Essence of the Wild

Essence of the Wild

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

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Innistrad (ISD) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
2019-10-04 Legal

Essence of the Wild Discussion

SirQuixano on Card creation challenge

3 months ago

Indi, Merchant of Monopolies

Legendary Creature - Human

Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, create a treasure token

At the beginning of your end step, if you own the most artifacts out of any player, draw a card.


How about an Essence of the Wild style effect for white and/or red, to help boost the weenie strength of those colors, perhaps in the flavor of mentoring things to become better.

thijmnesoy on

1 year 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, …

1 year 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 …

1 year 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 …

2 years 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 …

2 years 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 …

2 years 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.

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