Food Chain

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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Set Rarity
Mercadian Masques (MMQ) Rare
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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Food Chain occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Food Chain Discussion

solidsyco on Food Chain Tazri

4 hours ago

I recommend adding a Lion's Eye Diamond to the deck.

There's a god hand T1 win with Food Chain but it requires 6 specific cards.
-Food Chain
-Ancient Tomb
-Squee, the Immortal
-Mox Diamond
-Any other land to discard to Mox Diamond
-Lion's Eye Diamond

1)Play Ancient Tomb and Mox Diamond discarding any other land.
2)Tap for three mana to play Food Chain
3)Cast Lion's Eye Diamond discarding Squee and any other card.
4)Make three red mana from L.E.D and cast Squee from the graveyard to make infinite coloured mana off of FC.
5)Cast the commander, fetch the wincon, play it and proceed to win the game by casting the commander infinitely to FC.

Weefy117 on Ghalta, Primal Hunger (Combo Green)

4 days ago

Mooncalf1988 i realized very quickly after i started playing. My dumbass was thinking that Food Chain would only add 3 mana. Its easy to forget hes 12 mana, not 2 mana lmfao. This is one of my favorite decks, so thanks alot!

Jhackysack420 on Korvold's Kingdom. Korvold, Fae-Cursed King Primer

1 week ago

Wouldn't Food Chain + Squee, the Immortal not trigger Korvold though, because of Food Chain exiling Squee, the Immortal as opposed to sacrificing him?

oo7x7oo on Ultimate FC combo cEDH - The First Sliver

1 week ago

Entomb target is usually Squee, the Immortal , or Food Chain if Noxious Revival , Reap , Sevinne's Reclamation or Yawgmoth's Will is in hand. Occasionally I will entomb Memory's Journey to disrupt someone's graveyard if win con is in there (e.g. flash-hulk combo generally interacts with the graveyard)

Plunge into Darkness is to dig deep to find combo piece, best scenario is to find Food Chain or card that tutors for it and exile CFE creatures.

Mortlocke on Ultimate FC combo cEDH - The First Sliver

1 week ago

+1 For Slivers - even only one. I find The First Sliver + Food Chain a fascinating combo that is probably the only high tier cEDH "Sliver" build. Nice deck - and deck description.

Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

3 weeks ago


Sorry for taking so long to respond, but as for your question - "Should First Sliver be the commander instead of sliver overlord?" - First things first (pun intended) - if you ever see a Sliver Overlord as an opponent, your commander will likely get stolen without a Crystalline Sliver or something there to prevent it. First has two strategies - sliver tribal where you just rely on cascade triggers and dump out all your permanents as fast as possible, and as a cEDH Food Chain commander - I highly recommend ShaperSavant's Food Chain Sliver as a good point of reference. Both strategies are totally viable, but are meant for very different metas.

But to answer your question directly - First should absolutely be your commander if your play style and personal preference is geared more toward it. Your only real worry in a tribal meta is Sliver Overlord , but if you have the right tools you can stop your commander from getting stolen.

SeniorEdificer on Landlord Korvold [Primer]

3 weeks ago

sam171z Thanks for the upvote!

The deck won't really work because Food Chain is banned in Duel Commander, and this deck is categorized as a Korvold Food Chain deck, even though there are other ways to win.

You can still pull off many of the combos using Dockside Extortionist + Temur Sabertooth or Cloudstone Curio + Dockside Extortionist + a creature card, but those don't win on the spot unless your opponent has at least 5 enchantments/artifacts. Seeing as many of the mana rocks are banned, I don't know how often that happens in Duel Commander.

As Gaea's Cradle is banned, the Titania, Protector of Argoth win condition is also more difficult to pull off.

Without knowing more of the Duel Commander meta, I'd say that none of the The Korvold Food Chain decks, including this Lands-matter version, will work in Duel Commander.

CherryGerry on Yasova Theft Pod Updated

3 weeks ago

Hey Labrodor64, Food Chain is a nice idea but too expensiv and there are other ways of ramping and sacrificeing. But when you try the deck feel free to add it and do further adjustments.

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