Life from the Loam


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

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters Rare
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari Rare
Ravnica: City of Guilds Rare

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Life from the Loam


Return up to three target land cards from your graveyard to your hand.

Dredge 3 (If you would draw a card, instead you may put exactly three cards from the top of your library into your graveyard. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, draw a card.)

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Life from the Loam Discussion

HussyBawk on Borborygmos Landfall

7 hours ago

If you're looking for ways of cycling through your deck with big hitters then you can potentially run 3-4 Combustible Gearhulk or 4 Primeval Titan

I'd do this imo if ya wanted to go the land route

-1 Borborygmos

+1 Borborygmos Enraged

If he's a win condition you really want to hit run more than 1. Because he's a legendary creature and high cost, running 4 of these would be to hard and hurt your early game. Running 2 of them is just right.

take out the rest of these

4x Civic Wayfinder4x Dragonmaster Outcast4x Endless One4x Primal Druid4x Scute Mob2x Ulvenwald Hydra4x Splendid Reclamation4x Slab Hammer4x Cinder Glade

They are okay, but you need ways of getting the land out asap and those are too slow.

  • 4x Sakura-Tribe Elder These guys let you sneak in damage or chump block an attack for free and still get his sacrifice effect because of the way sacrifice and something being blocked works.

  • 4x Birds of Paradise These guys mana ramp and mana fix for the two colours well and also let you block a nasty flyer or hit for lethal if you can buff them and the opponent has no flyers/reach.

  • 4x Primeval Titan Big hitters and more land, not to mention any land. So you can search for the non-basic lands!

  • 2x Xenagos, the Reveler Gives you LOTS of mana if you have the creatures and helps get creatures via the haste tokens and has an awesome ult!

  • 2x Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip Gives you land grab for potential land bombs and a 2/2 and potential planeswalker if you have enough lands. Her flip is good as well.

  • 4x Atarka's Command An extremely versatile card! this lets you play an extra land and burn for 3 for only 2 mana, so good!

  • 4x Life from the Loam This is a must for your style of using land as burn spells. Only issue is the cost. I'd use proxies for these perhaps till they get reprints and come down in price maybe xD

  • 1x Overwhelming Stampede This is another win condition for green decks as they tend to have big hitters!

  • 4x Lightning Bolt This is more a maybe if you want to deal with any early creatures or just enough damage to finish your opponent off. Best 1 drop burn spell there is!

With mana fixing creatures and planeswalkers you can afford to run 22 lands easily with a r/g deck without getting mana screwed from my experience. Hell some run 18-20 I play and do fantastic!

Jhed1 on Junding them in Sultai

8 hours ago

I agree with Xanimus about cutting the baubles - You could put in 2xScavenging Ooze and maybe move 1 maelstrom pulse to the sideboard so you could run 3 snaps. Since it's really just your catch-all card, drawing more than 1 a game can be a real drag against cheap threats from your opponent, or be downright useless in certain matchups.

Here are some sideboard cards I'd consider for your colors:

Pulse of Murasa


Pithing Needle

Nihil Spellbomb

Thrun, the Last Troll

Pharika, God of Affliction

Life from the Loam // Ghost Quarter

AndersRumpf on Self-Mill mid-range/aggro?

8 hours ago

When I run Life from the Loam, I make sure I have cycling in there so I can send a land to the graveyard to dredge to bring back the land and repeat it. I use Barren Moor

GabeCubed on Self-Mill mid-range/aggro?

21 hours ago

Here's what I got for condensing:

Lands, keep them the same.

Sorceries, cut everything but Commune with the Gods and Life from the Loam. These do the most, and are pretty decent.

Enchantments, keep a copy of Rancor, get rid of the rest. These spells don't do much for the deck, but having a copy that can be gotten from Commune with the Gods isn't terrible.

Instants, cut them all except Thought Scour. It's the most efficient, and replaces itself.

Creatures, these can stay the same. I would think Hooting Mandrills could have a place, replacing some of the higher CMC creatures.

That should bring you to 60 cards.

Hope that helps!

joshuaizac on Partners Landfall

2 days ago

Thrasios, Triton Hero + Vial Smasher the Fierce could be fun.

Omnath, Locus of Rage, The Gitrog Monster and Ob Nixilis, the Fallen as you said + Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest, Ashnod's Altar, Amulet of Vigor, Patron of the Moon, Meloku the Clouded Mirror, Trade Routes, Splendid Reclamation, possibly Worm Harvest definitely a few lands higher than a normal deck with some extra ramp of course, and some fetch lands even if it's just Evolving Wilds / Terramorphic Expanse and a few Panoramas for a budget build, and a few cycling lands like Lonely Sandbar or whatever. Possibly Crucible of Worlds and/or Life from the Loam for less budget builds.

That would be my take on where to start & hf

Bluefire016 on Burning Jab

2 days ago

jchudz, I hadn't thought of that. I am able to fairly consistently retrace with Life from the Loam but throwing in Dakmor Salvage as a one-of couldn't hurt. Has good synergy with The Gitrog Monster as well.

Thanks for the suggestion.

Dorotheus on Parable of the Bird and the Frog (Swan Assault)

2 days ago

@Happymaster19, yea the deck is actually weak to control, but pretty strong against most aggro decks for obvious SB choices. I've added a Cavern of Souls, and the Life from the Loam I had in another deck in the sideboards, but my generally Worm Harvest SHOULD be a cleanser to control.

@Kul4s, Thanks a lot! I'm glad you enjoyed it! I hope it's not too philisophical for some to understand.
But my prediction is that Simian Spirit Guide will be banned by the end of the year, and there is a potential for Mox Opal, which is still not conclusive, but if they both do, Swans might come out to be the replacement deck for Ad Naus in modern meta, it's durable enough.

Happymaster19 on Parable of the Bird and the Frog (Swan Assault)

3 days ago

Life from the Loam is a great way to keep your hand stocked with lands. Good for control.

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