Food Chain


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Mercadian Masques (MMQ) 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.

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Food Chain Discussion

treesgobark on Food Chain Gonti

6 days ago

you steal someone's Food Chain then win ezpz

nyoumans on Did someone say Fungus?!?! Slimefoot cEDH

6 days ago

Two questions:

1.) Clearly there are better Food Chain decks, but do you think it would be worth fitting that in with an Eternal Scourge as your exile creature? Just to have another infinite mana combo to play with. In b/g you've got more than enough tutors to support it, I would think. This would also allow you to play more "tutors" that exile, such as Demonic Consultation and possibly Divining Witch.

2.) I know you want to have a low curve due to Ad Nauseam, but do you think it would worth putting Protean Hulk in, as well? If you get it into play (via reanimation, hard-caste, or Natural Order), then you could sacrifice it and get vital combo pieces onto the board.

I'm not sure that you need Asuza, Exploration, or Ramunap Excavator. Also, Thoughtseize and Inquisition? Not sure those are worth a card in cEDH.

Just some thoughts. I have considered toying with a similar build. Would be curious to hear your response. :-)

enpc on The General Idea

1 week ago

Thanks, it's nice to put my spin on FCT.

Shapesharer looks cool, I've added it to the maybeboard. I've also added Tainted Pact to the maybeabaord for now, however I was actually thinking of dropping Misthollow Griffin since I have a bunch of not Food Chain lines and Griffin is the most expensive to cast. It's the same reason I'm not running Hagra Diabolist. But again, I'd be keen to get your thoughts.

Daedalus19876 on Thousand Cuts: Tetsuko EDH | *PRIMER*

1 week ago

Yeesh, I've gotten behind on answering comments here!

Regoober and Doctorlobo89: Aww, I'm flattered :D You should try building this - it's pretty darn fun and strong!

jakethewhale007: Honestly, Raven Guild Master is there to mess with combo decks. I keep hitting people and exiling Food Chains :3 It is one of the weaker cards here, but people's reactions are too amusing for me to stop playing it.

ohmless: Sigil of Sleep is honestly amazing here, and Ovalchase Dragster is an unblockable 6 damage per turn. They've both proved to be pretty astonishing in this list. Imprisoned in the Moon does seem like a good addition, however.

alucardvanguard: I'm not confident in my ability to connect with Dowsing Dagger  Flip (given that it boosts their power AND toughness). Citanul Flute is actually pretty good, since I can sink mana into it in the late game if it turns out I didn't need to use a counterspell, and it always gets me the creature I need.

gdm1989: I'm afraid it can't be used :( its color identity is black.

FancyLadies on Locusts, Take the Wheel~

2 weeks ago

Dang! Food Chain is so good though! You must have a pretty competitive playgroup then, cuz the most I have to fear is an Edgar Markov or Saskia deck. Thanks for he upvote! Cheers!

PookandPie on Locusts, Take the Wheel~

2 weeks ago

They feel pretty fine about it, I imagine, because we play a lot of decks that win around the fourth or fifth turn if not interacted with, and this is fifth or sixth turn on average depending on how fast of hands I get. The only exception is if I assemble Dramatic Reveral + Isochron Scepter early, but it's not like that's bothering the guy casting Food Chain, you know?

But thanks a bunch for the comment. I forgot to upvote your deck too so I went back and did that, lol.

LilGuy on It's Just Ur-Dragon Now

2 weeks ago

I feel like Food Chain could be interesting in this deck if you added more mana dorks like Birds of Paradise or Lotus Cobra.

Also have you thought about adding Cavern of Souls it's pricey but very good in a deck like this.

Daedalus19876 on Prossh Blistering Combo

1 month ago

I'd go with City of Solitude, Defense Grid, and Tainted Pact over Autumn's Veil, Ricochet Trap, and Asceticism (though you'd have to change your Snow-Covered Forest to a regular Forest to make Tainted Pact work).

Preemptive protection and another tutor will help you more than conditional responses, in my experience - plus, Tainted Pacting for Food Chain often puts Squee or Eternal Scourge in exile automatically, making it "tutor" for both at once.

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