Evolutionary Leap


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic Origins Rare

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Evolutionary Leap


, Sacrifice a creature: Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a creature card. Put that card into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Evolutionary Leap Discussion

Pargphee on zuberazuberazuberazuberazubera

4 days ago

Funkydiscogod I do quite like the idea of Evolutionary Leap, though not being able to board wipe with it like Spawning Pit is too bad. However, if I have Cryptolith Rite out, I can just tap the creature I'm sacrificing for the mana to sacrifice it lol

The removal ideas are great, especially Flesh Allergy because of that second effect of dealing absurd extra damage after I already board wipe myself.

One weakness of this deck I need to address is how to get zuberas back out of the graveyard once they're in there. With all these extra cards, Bloodbond March may very well get cut and then I'm only left with 3 copies of Immortal Servitude in the entire deck to get things back out of the graveyard. That may cause some problems for the deck. Evolutionary Leap and Bloodbond March might actually work quite well together though. Any other thoughts there? I also need to address protecting Shirei once he's on the field too.

Funkydiscogod on zuberazuberazuberazuberazubera

4 days ago

Ok, I think I have found the perfect sacrifice outlet for this deck: Evolutionary Leap. When powered by the green Zubera, you could pull out every creature in your library. The green one replaces every Zubera sacrificed that turn with a token critter who can also be sacrificed to get more Zubera. When powered by the blue one, you'll draw a card to replace every Zubera sacrificed, in addition to getting a guaranteed Zubera to replace it.

Imagine one of each Green and Blue, and sacrificing the tokens made by the green one. You'd draw 2 random cards, and put the next 4 Zubera from your library into your hand.

It occurs to me that your deck is missing any kind of removal. You could either put in any of the gold standards of removal (this would be my recommendation for a non-budget build), especially since you are mostly in those colors. Or, you could go with something themed more around your deck like Collateral Damage, Bone Splinters, Flesh Allergy, Angelic Purge, or Dusk / Dawn.

Starsky2814 on The Gruul-Aid Man of Zendikar

4 days ago

If you are ever worried about your sorcery spells such as Boundless Realms being countered, add Boseiju, Who Shelters All to protect them. Since you did add Ghost Town, I think you should add Burgeoning so you never miss an opponent land drop too. As for either Fires of Yavimaya or Fervor, I'd say cut Sword of the Animist rather than Evolutionary Leap. I already feel like you are light on sac outlets as is.

multimedia on mein commander

1 week ago

Hey, consider expanding on the theme of creatures who can sacrifice themselves; they don't require other cards to sac them. These creatures also have an ability after they're sacrificed. My suggestions are Sakura-Tribe Elder, Fleshbag Marauder, Merciless Executioner and Caustic Caterpillar.

My other suggestions are Fauna Shaman as a discard outlet who's also a creature tutor. Evolutionary Leap as a sac outlet that can also help to find creatures. Disciple of Bolas as way to get a creature in the grave while also drawing cards and gaining life.

Good luck with your deck.

vinipc on Hulk Danger Noodles

1 week ago

From what you've said, it seems your problem is card draw, so I'll suggest some cards to remedy that. Phyrexian Arena is a black staple for a very good reason. If Hapatra's making enough tokens, Fecundity and Evolutionary Leap can help you cash them in for better cards. Since you're running 29 creatures, a Lifecrafter's Bestiary may also help a lot. Adding in a Meren of Clan Nel Toth can also give you indirect card advantage by getting back dead stuff.

Besides card draw stuff, I'd also suggest ou put Decimator Beetle in there. Note that you don't HAVE to remove a counter from one of your creatures for his seconds ability to put a counter on another creature. And Putrefy is a good versatile removal.

KingMathoro on On a Pale Horse

2 weeks ago

Hello there as a fellow Meren enthusiast I feel I may have some advice for you. You certainly have a lot of creatures and while Momma Meren loves her some creatures I feel as though you have a few too many. Verdant Force is a prime example of a card of which there are better options in the form of enchantments like how you have From Beyond in your maybeboard. It is much better because it m=has more survivability and it costs less. Another card that plays off of that is Awakening Zone. Both create tokens that Meren can sac. A few other creatures that are in my experience under performers are Great Oak Guardian, Vulturous Zombie, Centaur Vinecrasher, Cloudthresher, Kessig Cagebreakers terastadonBlood Bairn, Apocalypse Demon, Sifter Wurm, Hooded Assassin. They have a high cmc and/ or don't really do all that much. A few options for replacements would be things like Dictate of Erebos, Black Market, Diabolic Tutor, Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, Reclamation Sage, Beseech the Queen, Animate Dead, Strionic Resonator, Spore Frog(a champion of a Meren deck is this frog let me tell you), Viscera Seer, Merciless Executioner, Fleshbag Marauder, Buried Alive, Eldritch Evolution, Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat, Beast Within, Pawn of Ulamog, Sifter of Skulls, Evolutionary Leap, Gonti, Lord of Luxury, Smothering Abomination, Living Death. They offer Meren much more support and help you get the most value out of what you got going on. Because when you have too many creatures the lack of support spells like the ones mentioned above can really slow you down and make you more vulnerable to board wipes and the like and limit your potential wincons. I would also heavily consider Dictate of Erebos over some of the curses because it can just do a lot of work for you. Another thing I noticed is you have Dredge listed in your tag list and I don't really see that much of a Dredge-y presence in the deck. Those are just some thoughts I have after playing both Budget and Much more Expensive versions of Meren for quite a while. But if you don't like what I have to say that's cool. I don't mean to offend at all. And ultimately the choices are your's anyways. So please tell me your thoughts on what I brought up!

Also here is my take on budget Meren that I mentioned earlier. Who Needs $200+ Dollar Decks???

Moby_Copperfield on Welcome to Jundland

2 weeks ago

And there is also digging cards such as Commune with the Gods, Commune with Nature, Benefaction of Rhonas, Enshrined Memories, Gather the Pack, Grapple with the Past, Pulse of Murasa, Read the Bones, Seek the Wilds and Evolutionary Leap. Not optimal, but maybe more in budget?

Commune with the Gods and Benefaction of Rhonas also find enchantments (e.g Manabond)

There is also the token generator Crawling Sensation. The dredge land Dakmor Salvage for filling the graveyard.

Too many options!

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