Foreboding Fruit

Foreboding Fruit

Sorcery

Target player draws two cards and loses 2 life.

Adamant — If at least three black mana was spent to cast this spell, create a Food token. (It's an artifact with ", , Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")

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Throne of Eldraine (ELD) Common

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Historic Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Pauper Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Foreboding Fruit Discussion

DarkRequiem on Greven

1 week ago

Vorrac Battlehorns >>> Loxodon Warhammer

Treacherous Blessing >>> Foreboding Fruit if no Phyrexian Arena is available.

K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth maybe instead of Bolas's Citadel?

MilkmanMatty on Mono-Black Vampire Aggro

2 weeks ago

I've been scrimming against this deck a bunch to better understand it. It is insanely fast, but it burns through cards like a motherlicker.

I was bored and the deck is fun to play so I crunched some numbers on it. The biggest downside is that on a good hand it will average 10.1 cards played by turn 4.

Note that by a "good hand" I mean one that has at least 2 land, 1 Dark ritual and a 3CMC card on the play.

It should be noted that by the end of Turn 4 the player generally has 1 or 0 cards left in hand. From this it is clear that turn 4 is where this deck starts to run out of gas. This is fine in 1v1s because by this point you've hit them so hard you'll definitely have the advantage regardless (unless they board wipe).

2v2 generally drags on a bit longer; to keep the deck from running out of gas extra card draw must be generated by turn 4 (prefereably Turn 3). I've changed Black Deathtouch Assister to contain both Foreboding Fruit and Howling Mine. This gives a 48.8% chance that Howling mine will be out by the start of turn 3 and a 79% that I'll be able to generate 1 or more cards drawn by turn 3 by this deck.

Due to high card play this deck does get hurt by exiles, direct damage and creature destruction. The constant extra card draw doubles up as a recovery from removal.

I'm still looking for more ways pump card draw in while still providing utility. I'll let you know if I find any better ways.

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Mono-Black Aggro

5 months ago

I disagree. Witch's cottage messes up your curve more often than not, because it enters tapped more often than not. Its reanimation is not particularly good because it eats up one of your draws rather than placing the card into your hand. It's worth noting that Castle Locthwain does not count as a swamp, so when you play it you have to wait until turn 4 to play Witch's Cottage untapped.

I agree with you about Foreboding Fruit , it's decent. The standard blue "draw card" spell is three mana for two cards. This is that, but with the loss of two life and creation of a food. The food is next to useless, since the only use you have for food is returning Cauldron Familiar , and returning it only once is a relatively minor benefit compared to the value you could be getting by replacing that card with another card better suited to the task. I think Bankrupt in Blood is good here, as you have several creatures suited to sacrifice work, and it helps fill that two-drop slot (although not actually on turn two). Priest of Forgotten Gods would also work, as it has a similar effect, but you can play it on turn two.

I can see winning against Simic Flash, with enough cheap creatures and kill spells (the deck certainly has that) and overwhelming with the sheer number of spells you can play. Jund Sacrifice though? It seems like you play into their hands. They have 3-4 turns to set up value engines (that's all the time they need), you put creatures into their graveyard, and you can't do a thing about cat/oven or instant-speed activations besides kill spells, and they don't care a bit about those.

I maintain that you lack meaningful interaction with it and several other tier 1 decks. Covetous Urge gives you that. I agree you don't need boardwipes, but that's not what I said. I said graveyard-hate is what you need.

11th in the state indicates a good performance, but calling it "literal perfection" is too much for any deck. All decks can be improved, all decks have weaknesses, and all deck creators need to take advice without insulting the people that are trying to help them.

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Mono-Black Aggro

5 months ago

Not bad, although I think it can be improved. Turn 6-7 seems to be the average win with no opponent, which isn't fantastic but it's good. You lack interaction with pretty much any tier 1 deck in the format, since all you have are killspells. Also, you have some pretty under-powered cards ( Foreboding Fruit , Witch's Cottage ). To fix this, maindeck Covetous Urge , take out Foreboding Fruit , Witch's Cottage , and maybe Cavalier of Night , find some graveyard hate that works with your deck (I'd recommend Cry of the Carnarium , but it hurts you pretty bad too), and put something in your two-drop slot, since most of the time you don't have anything to do with that turn. You might consider adding some Blood Crypt s just for when you maindeck Bedeck / Bedazzle and want to cast the other half.

You'll still be weak against flash, but that's the best I have. It's a good deck, just not in this meta.

ShadowAblaze on Fixed Income Meal Prep

7 months ago

Whoops to my last comment about Blood for Bones . It is a great card.

Foreboding Fruit is simply another option for card draw.

Also, while I am at it, another 4 drop to consider that would fit the curve, could be Wicked Wolf which I believe has a fair and cheap price with good utility.

Lastly you could think about using Bog Naughty as another way to get damage through the air and kill your opponents creatures by throwing your food.

Sorry about the mix up with last comment. I hope you have fun with the deck! +1

ShadowAblaze on Fixed Income Meal Prep

7 months ago

Have you considered putting in a few Bake into a Pie s for removal that is on curve, makes food, and is great for low income ;)

Also, as an alternate for Blood for Bones you could play Foreboding Fruit which is somewhat painful but also could get you the food token if you can get the adamant.

TitaniumTP on K'rrick Kobain and his Monster Mash

7 months ago

Let's get down to business, shall we?

DELETE THIS

Venser's Journal , Mindcrank , Armillary Sphere , Dash Hopes , Doomblade, Street Wraith , Leshrac's Sigil ,

QUESTIONABLE

Noosegraf Mob , Phyrexian Reclamation , Kaya's Ghostform , Blood Tribute , Whip of Erebos , Armillary Sphere , Reiver Demon , Pestilence Demon , Magus of the Mirror , Endling , Bloodthirsty Aerialist

At first glance these are what I think you should delete and think about deleting.


COMBO TIME

I notice that you have combo potential with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed . The only 2 card combo with him is Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Triskelion . All other combos with him require 4 pieces.

  1. The man (zombie?) himself: Mikaeus, the Unhallowed

  2. Sac outlet - Viscera Seer , - Ashnod's Altar , - Carrion Feeder ,

  3. The Sacrifice (something with persist, or that can somehow remove the +1/+1 counter from Mikaeus, the Unhallowed ) - Lesser Masticore , - Putrid Goblin , - Skinrender if you put the 3 -1/-1 counters on itself each time it enters, - Puppeteer Clique , - Lingering Tormentor ,

  4. ALL THESE TRIGGERS - Bitter Ordeal for infinite exiling of decks, - Falkenrath Noble for infinite damage, - Vindictive Vampire for infinite damage, - Zulaport Cutthroat for infinite damage, - Vengeful Dead for infinite damage, only if sacrificed creature is a zombie, - Blood Artist for infinite damage, - Pitiless Plunderer for infinite mana, - Pawn of Ulamog for infinite colorless mana, - Deathgreeter for infinite life, - Smothering Abomination for infinite card draw,

MORE COMBO

You also have the 3 piece combo of

  1. Sanguine Bond
  2. Exquisite Blood
  3. Anything that either causes you to gain life, or an opponent to lose life - Leechridden Swamp , - Ebony Charm , - Death Cultist , - Nightmare's Thirst

I recommend using instant speed interaction for the 3rd piece of the combo, so you can respond to removal by winning

If you decide to follow The Way of The Combo, you should also add library searching effectz to help make sure you always find your pieces.


LIBRARY SEARCHIN EFFECTZ

Expedition Map for finding lands for ramp, or combo pieces if you go for the aforementioned Leechridden Swamp combo Scheming Symmetry , Behold the Beyond , Demonic Collusion , Diabolic Tutor , Final Parting , Mastermind's Acquisition , Doomsday , Demonic Collusion , Dark Petition

The more combo and storm heavy your deck is, the more search library cards you will want to add.

EXTORT OP

Basilica Screecher , Thrull Parasite , Syndicate Enforcer

Nothing much to add here, but extort is so broken in this deck. Extort will be extra powerful in storm builds.


Okay, it's Mana Time

Caged Sun

COOL LANDS

Castle Locthwain , swamp with benefits, Thespian's Stage , can become a copy of other dank lands like Temple of the False God and Cabal Stronghold , Crystal Vein , pop it on the turn where you're going to try and win, Westvale Abbey  Flip, potential wincon, Leechridden Swamp , potential combo piece and also fun to use with leftover mana, Bottomless Vault , probably sucks but you could use it in a storm deck, Memorial to Folly , Mortuary Mire , Temple of the False God , Myriad Landscape , ramp that looks like a land

Mana Rocks

Cryptolith Fragment  Flip probably not good, Thran Dynamo , super epic, Hedron Archive , Prismatic Lens , Fractured Powerstone , you know you want this for the planeschase ability, Sisay's Ring , Ur-Golem's Eye , Liliana of the Dark Realms , Nirkana Revenant , Paradise Plume , Magus of the Coffers , Black Market

For mana rocks you want the best bang for your buck, since you can just pay life instead of {B}. I like the mana rocks that cost {4} but tap for {2}, and the ones that cost {2} and tap for {1}. The more control heavy your deck is, the more rocks you want.

Ramp

Wayfarer's Bauble , Burnished Hart

Lots of Mana Fast

Cabal Ritual , Bubbling Muck , Spoils of Evil , Culling the Weak , Sacrifice , Dark Ritual , Songs of the Damned

Getting giant bursts of mana is good in any mono Black deck, but you should invest more heavily the more combo and storm themed your deck is, since you want to pop off in a single turn and cast 1,000 spells.

Investments

Basal Sliver , Blood Pet , Bog Witch , Overeager Apprentice , Basal Thrull , Priest of Yawgmoth , Blood Vassal , Soldevi Adnate

A lot of these cards that are single time use mana sources would be great in a storm deck where you would just build up your load until you bust damage all over the faces of those unfortunate enough to be within 50m of you. They're also good in reanimation decks, which could utilize Phyrexian Reclamation to keep getting them back.

Summary:

The more control heavy your deck is, the more mana rocks you want. If you're going for combos then you want more quick mana. The only land I'm gonna have to 100% recommend is Thespian's Stage . Keep in mind that the more nonbasic lands you have in your deck, the less useful cards like Crypt Ghast and Cabal Stronghold will be.


TRIBAL

Zombie Tribal

Corpse Harvester , library search, Cemetery Reaper , lord, Undead Warchief , epic lord, Josu Vess, Lich Knight , wincon, Endless Ranks of the Dead , wincon, Death Baron , lord, Liliana's Mastery , lord, Graveborn Muse , card draw, Zombie Master , protection, Graf Harvest , team evasion, Fleshbag Marauder , saccy, Phyrexian Delver , recovery, Cryptbreaker , card draw, Lord of the Accursed , lord, Shepherd of Rot , hurty everyone, Stronghold Assassin , funny removal, Loyal Subordinate , Liliana, Death's Majesty , potential finisher, Grave Titan , Open the Graves , board wipe protection, especially good if you're going all in on creature aggro, Curse of Disturbance , Awaken the Erstwhile , once you're in an advantageous position just cast this and watch your opponents cry, Tombstone Stairwell , this would be especially epic if you have cards to buff your boys, Risen Executioner , lord

Some cards that could be spicy in zombie tribal. Epic combos would be lords such as Cemetery Reaper and Lord of the Accursed , and fatties such as Army of the Damned and Josu Vess, Lich Knight . Having tons of zombies also combos with Pontiff of Blight . I think that Eldrazi Monument in a zombie build is nightmare fuel.

Vampire Tribal

Sanctum Seeker , Kalastria Highborn , Blade of the Bloodchief , Bloodlord of Vaasgoth , Malakir Bloodwitch , Bloodline Keeper  Flip, Gatekeeper of Malakir , Nirkana Revenant , Drana, Liberator of Malakir , Sadistic Skymarcher , Defiant Bloodlord , Yahenni, Undying Partisan , Butcher of Malakir , Cordial Vampire , Bloodtracker ,

If you decide vampire tribal is better, here are some options. I would only play cards like Blood Tribute if you're going vampire tribal, I don't think it's worth to play unless you can get more value than just chopping 1 player's life in half.

To Go with Your Creature Spam, Sir...

Dowsing Dagger  Flip, Mask of Memory , Necropolis Regent , Bloodforged Battle-Axe , Explorer's Scope , Throne of the God-Pharaoh , Whip of Erebos

Buff My Team!

Sword of the Paruns , Intimidation , Death Pit Offering , Eldrazi Monument , Obelisk of Urd

Summary:

The more of one tribe you have, the more synergy you have. Only include lords if you're all in on that tribe.


REMOVAL

Targeted Removal

Hero's Downfall , Vraska's Contempt , Murder , Murderous Rider , Noxious Gearhulk , Malicious Affliction , New Blood , Ruinous Path , Tendrils of Corruption , Bone Splinters , Liturgy of Blood

Epic Board Wipes

Decree of Pain , Crux of Fate , Kindred Dominance , Bontu's Last Reckoning , Do or Die , Hellfire , Necromantic Selection

Summary: Use more board wipes the more control heavy you want your deck to be. Try to choose targeted removal such that the end cost will only be {1} and some life, so that it will be as cheap as possible. This is especially important in storm builds. Since we play multiplayer quite a bit, you'll probably want to add extra board wipes, especially the ones that draw you cards or come bundled with reanimation.


Wow, I Hate Minorities

Wow, I hate tokens

Ritual of Soot , Force of Despair

Wow, Green is Cancer

Perish

Wow, I hate when other people play spells

Painful Quandary

Wow, I hate when other people attack me

No Mercy , Dread , Koskun Falls

Wow, I hate myself

Season of the Witch (okay, maybe not that much Revenge of Ravens )

Wow, I hate lifegain

Tainted Remedy , False Cure

Wow, I hate real board wipes

Sudden Spoiling , Mutilate , Languish , Massacre Girl , Golden Demise

Wow, I hate burst damage

Palace Siege , Polluted Bonds

Wow, I hate my opponents having creatures

Dictate of Erebos , Grave Pact , Butcher of Malakir

Wow, I hate this one person in particular

Curse of Vengeance , Trespasser's Curse , Curse of Fool's Wisdom


Lifegain

Profane Memento , Crypt Incursion , Vampiric Link , Loxodon Warhammer , Kokusho, the Evening Star , Cavalier of Night , Whip of Erebos

Protection

Rush of Vitality

Benefit from Death

Ogre Slumlord , Shadows of the Past

Cool Card Draw

Moonlight Bargain , Promise of Power , Succumb to Temptation , Ransack the Lab , Infernal Contract , Necrologia , Carnival of Souls , Grim Haruspex , Night's Whisper , Succumb to Temptation , Phyrexian Etchings , Cruel Bargain , Dark Deal , Foreboding Fruit , Live Fast , Painful Lesson , Necropotence

Add more card draw the more stormy you want your deck to be. Also try to add ones that will cost the least amount of mana if you take your commander's ability into account.

Card Draw Requiring Sacrifice

Altar's Reap , Costly Plunder , Morbid Curiosity , Bankrupt in Blood , Skulltap , Merciless Resolve

These will be better in decks where you're sure you'll have tons of creatures. So adding these into zombie tribal would probably be a good idea, since you have things like Army of the Damned and Josu Vess, Lich Knight that produce a million tokens.


Storm Build Cards

Aphotic Wisps , Cremate , Succumb to Temptation , Yawgmoth's Will , Ill-Gotten Gains , Priest of Forgotten Gods , Skirge Familiar , Rain of Filth , Dredge , Gravebind , Nighthaze , Street Wraith

The idea of a storm deck is to cast as many spells in one turn as possible, building up a fat storm counter to execute all who oppose us with our 3 finishers, which are Aetherflux Reservoir , Tendrils of Agony and perhaps Empty the Pits . You'll want lots of cheap spells that only cost {B} mana and replace themselves, such as Aphotic Wisps . One time use mana is also dank here, such as Dark Ritual and Cabal Ritual , and creatures like Basal Thrull and Soldevi Adnate .


Win Cons to think about

GerblinPiker on List of Bugs and Feature ...

7 months ago

Not sure if this is the right place for this, but Foreboding Fruit is not gold, and does not contain green.

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