Food Chain


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Mercadian Masques (MMQ) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Food Chain


Exile a creature you control: Add X mana of any one color to your mana pool, where X is the exiled creature's converted mana cost plus one. Spend this mana only to cast creature spells.

Food Chain Discussion

oo7x7oo on Niv-Mizzet Reborn cEDH

1 week ago

Sawtooth Loon does exactly the same as Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain ; you bounce it back, draw two and put itself plus one card back, recast commander until you find Sawtooth Loon again, you net one card at this point. Repeat to draw your entire deck.

enpc is correct, not only Jace is mana intesive I can't use Food Chain mana to cast it. Sorry if I forgot to mention last time.

enpc on Niv-Mizzet Reborn cEDH

1 week ago

WalbenQuakeblade: You can't use Food Chain mana to cast Jace.

WalbenQuakeblade on Niv-Mizzet Reborn cEDH

1 week ago

Can I ask why the include of Sawtooth Loon ? I get it cycles you through your deck but other than that what does it do? I figure I'm missing something there

Also in a previous comment you said that Jace, Wielder of Mysteries was to color intensive. Is it though when it's just another piece to the Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain combo when you're going off with Food Chain ?

TPC on Thrasios and Tymna Competitive [EDH]

1 week ago

GhostChieftain Too many tutors and combo pieces to get it online, it requires mana rocks producing at least 3 mana, to get infinite mana going, and you'll have to have 2 mana to start the combo, which typically delays it a turn. I found that Basalt Monolith or Grim Monolith plus Power Artifact or Mana Reflection can happen immediately, and consistently on turns 3-4, which allows me to Thrasios, Triton Hero into Prismite for infinite all-colors. Just as consistently I can Food Chain plus Eternal Scourge or Misthollow Griffin plus Aetherflux Reservoir by turn 4 and simply win. Freeing up those 4-5 needed Isochron spots allowed me to insert Ambassador Laquatus and Bloodrite Invoker to improve the consistency of my T4 wins; once they hit the board, I win.

TLDR: I have better/faster/easier ways to assemble infinite mana by T3-4, taking out Isochoron mana combo allowed me to put in more win-cons, which improved the consistency of my deck.

Fenryr on S.o.s Generals!!!

2 weeks ago

I think it also depends on how competitive you want to be. Niv Reborn can easily be a top tier cEDH deck but pretty much only if you play Food Chain , like Tazri or Prossh. Bolas is high tier but certainly not competitive, as is the case with Kozilek. If you don't play Food Chain, Niv isn't as great and you'd have better luck with him, for example, in the 99 of a Scion deck IMO.

Struyk on Food Chain Niv

2 weeks ago

What about Zur the Enchanter to play Food Chain ?

Trying to make this into a $100 deck with a lot more double color spells for Niv-Mizzet and spells like Teferi's Time Twist to protect and recast him for another huge draw.

And cards like Evolving Wilds to mill lands from deck for more chance of drawing cards with Niv-Mizzet

Hissp on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

2 weeks ago

Niv-Mizzet Reborn isn't a backup plan. It's an outlet for the infinite mana generated by Food Chain .

SynergyBuild on S.o.s Generals!!!

2 weeks ago

Kozilek is colorless control, Niv-Mizzet is Food Chain , and Nicol-Bolas is Midrange/Discard.

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Food Chain occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%