Experiment One


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 Uncommon
Gatecrash Uncommon
Promo Set Uncommon

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Experiment One

Creature — Human Ooze

Evolve (Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, if that creature has greater power or toughness than this creature, put a +1/+1 counter on this creature.)

Remove two +1/+1 counters from Experiment One: Regenerate Experiment One.

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Experiment One Discussion

IlGuale on Gruul Ambush

6 hours ago

In my humble opinion a good, old Reckless Bushwhacker can help the aggro game. And since you have a predominance of creatures over non-creature spells, i would suggest Experiment One instead of Monastery Swiftspear.

Epochalyptik on Is it an infinite combo?

1 day ago

Note that "if" is not an indicator of a replacement effect (there are triggered abilities with intervening if clauses, such as the evolve ability on Experiment One).

"Instead" is used to denote a replacement effect, with one event happening instead of another.

Note also that replacement effects do not trigger; they're static abilities, not triggered abilities. They don't use the stack, and they can't be responded to. Replacement effects only apply once to a given event. Because they're not triggered, they don't stack or invoke themselves repeatedly.

JRaynor on Abzan Modern

1 day ago

That leaves me 2 cards high still. And what about Anafenza, the Foremost ? Just sideboard for additional graveyard hate?

I went ahead and pulled all my Paths out of commander for now, but I'll still need to borrow Experiment One and Loxodon Smiter as well as buy 1 Scavenging Ooze, 1 Voice of Resurgence, 4 Wilt-Leaf Liege and another Inquisition of Kozilek and Abrupt Decay.

I ended up with a lot of 3-ofs after our box openings.

IlGuale on MG Counters 2017

4 days ago

Why not Experiment One? It's fast, grows bigger and can be regenerated.

xyr0s on Stomping the ground

5 days ago

No, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx doesn't fit particularly well with this deck. Demonstration:

turn 1: land, Experiment One

turn 2: land Kalonian Tusker, opponent: Lightning Bolt/Fatal Push/ at Kalonian Tusker

turn 3: Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx... not worth activating. can't play Leatherback Baloth, trouble playing most 1 drop + 2 drops.

Is it maybe better later on? Perhaps... but this is not really a deck that goes for a lategame with a huge threat, as far as I can tell. While it might yield a pile of mana in turn 5 or so, it's not really that interesting, when all you have in hand by turn 5 is a Vines of Vastwood for which you need 2 mana.

Naksu on ALL the green!

2 weeks ago

Oh snap didn't notice the maybeboard. I see you point. I don't run dorks, but got Experiment Ones and Prey Upons as 1-drops, it's a fun build too. And if some of your casual buddies are running blue heavy decks, I suggest getting some Guttural Responses to swap in :)

lithium142 on Welcome Back

4 weeks ago

so im coming into this a little late. sorry for the delay, i meant to comment a lot earlier. The problem this deck has is a little deeper than just using sub-optimal cards. a deck like bogles doesn't need to play tier one to be able to perform. that said, you deck does have a "competitive" tag on it, but that's a different discussion entirely.

anyway, your real problem is that the deck currently doesn't have a real identity. You are playing aggressive cards outside of an aggressive deck, and control cards outside of a control deck. the result is that your deck plays very clunky. based on your description and a few of your card choices, i feel like what you are trying to build is a midrange tempo deck. so incremental advantage is the name of the game.

you already have some good things going on. for example Familiar's Ruse with Coiling Oracle is excellent. that's the kind of synergy we want to replicate. more etb effects on creatures, and more ways of recurring them. Kitchen Finks, Eternal Witness, Vendilion Clique, that sort of thing. this route would also give you a lot of options for sideboarding, but i digress.

as some raw value, Glen Elendra Archmage, Primeval Titan, Remand, Treetop Village, Scavenging Ooze, Courser of Kruphix.

and some better options for early cards Experiment One, Dryad Militant, Serum Visions.

here's where the weakness of your color choice comes in. removal. green has none that's worth taking. there's Beast Within, but ive built decks where i've splashed white just to avoid having to use it. unfortunately blue doesn't fare much better. it has bounce spells like Vapor Snag, and you've also got janky removal like Rapid Hybridization and Reality Shift. sadly, there really isnt a good option here. white adds a lot to your deck in terms of creatures, and it would give you Path to Exile, so maybe consider it down the road.

On another note, Chord of Calling and potentially Collected Company are 100% dependent on how you build your deck, but could be worth the effort of building around.

I hope this is helpful to you. My hope is that this will give you a bit of card knowledge, and hopefully you can make changes while still keeping the deck what you want it to be. let me know if you need any help. im always a message away.

Ihazadeck on Selesnya alliance - the protectors of Amonkhet !

4 weeks ago

i noticed you have a lot of one of's and also that this could possibly be a deck built on a budget. what i recommend is investing in some g.w. duals, but you dont need to get the expensive ones yet. start off with canopy vista and/or sunpetal grove. then i would round off the number of some of your cards like Experiment One, that should be a 4 of. same with Loxodon Smiter and Soldier of the Pantheon. also i would look into getting Dryad Militant and Fleecemane Lion. there are some better cards i can tell you about, but they are a little bit more expensive. all cards i told you to get should be budget. hope this was good help.

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