Life from the Loam

Legality

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

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters Promo (UMAP) Mythic Rare
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Rare
Modern Masters (MMA) Rare
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ) Rare
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Rare

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Life from the Loam

Sorcery

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.)

Life from the Loam Discussion

Vash13 on Meren Aristocrat/Combo

1 week ago

Hey, good looking deck, ive been enjoying tuning up meren as well, feel free to take this with a grain of salt but here are a couple things i notice that i would suggest changing

-first i notice a strong discard theme, which i can understand the temtation to just get to dip cards into the grave, unfortunatly with some of these you might be unintentionally giving your opponent card advantage with cards like Dark Deal . I prefer Fauna Shaman to get cards from hand to grave yard, cause then you can find the other half of a combo, for ex. Fauna Shaman >discard Phyrexian Devourer search for Triskelion discard Triskelion search for Necrotic Ooze play it, win on the spot, or if there is a counter just bring him back at the end of turn and do it again. Another great option is Buried Alive when i play meren against another graveyard deck it is pretty much a race to get this because many times it can cause a graveyard deck to win on the spot. Also Phyrexian Reclamation and Tortured Existence can have some awsome graveyard interactions depending on your need -next is recurgence you have some great card effects that cant really be recurged like you can with creatures so cards like Nihil Spellbomb while a good effect maybe something like Agent of Erebos could give you much more value, in a deck like this seeking out creatures to do the job of spells can be very powerfull. Another card that does a lot of work for me is Life from the Loam getting lands and filling your grave yard is great ive played it turn two with no target to value drege on t3. -lastley im glad your running Necropotence many overlook this card for some crazy reason, but i would recomend running Reliquary Tower or Thought Vessel to get some crazy value out of it, my personal favorite is Venser's Journal but some ppl think its to costy, i understand that. -Well if you read all that thanks for listening to my rant, i enjoy playing meren a lot and have tested her in a pretty competetive environment extensivly, so i have lots of opinions on her lol. Some last thoughts would be to drop: Bloodghast , Priest of Forgotten Gods , Shriekmaw and add somthing like : Viscera Seer , Phyrexian Delver , and Fauna Shaman . Any questions or anything just let me know, i like talking about meren, good luck buddy

lagotripha on Replacement for Hydroid Krasis

1 week ago

Standard doesn't have a 'straight swap' for Hydroid Krasis, which is why its so expensive. It also looks fairly unique in modern, which is why you should keep an eye on it when the set rotates.

For modern I'd look at Genesis Wave combo to find replacements. Alternatively,a Nissa, Steward of Elements creatures deck offers tools.

Cards like Fathom Mage , Beck , Elvish Visionary Gilt-Leaf Archdruid , Inspiring Call Kiora, the Crashing Wave Life from the Loam engines etc etc all could have a place, the question is exactly what you'd want to build in modern to meet your local metagame.

epicrean on Help with old Ausus, lost ...

1 week ago

This mono green EDH deck is well out of date and I could use some help updating it to not only be legal but competitive

I feel like the base of the deck is still pretty strong and it only needs a few minor updates here and there, so any and all inputs would be greatly appreciate.

Asus, lost but seeking

lagotripha on Need help on budget land ...

1 week ago

By far the most effective budget green ramp tools are Arbor Elf / Utopia Sprawl . If you aren't going that route, Elvish Mystic / Llanowar Elves (get the older, cheaper, versions) does a lot. If you need these to be spells Edge of Autumn 's cycling makes it superior to all your listed options.

Next up its weird options. Sakura-Tribe Elder can work in 'death matters' lists, especially alongside Caravan Vigil , but its neiche.

Arboreal Grazer / Elvish Pioneer can sortof work when you draw enough cards, but getting that many lands to hand normally means its a Life from the Loam list, which is anything but budget.

Glyphia on Elementribal Horde of Notions

2 weeks ago

Wedjat Since Rest in Peace is quite popular in my playgroup dredge would be risky, but I'm sure Life from the Loam could do some work still. With only 3 landfall creatures Scapeshift often won't do enough, I'd rather have Perilous Forays as the most synergistic card.

majorappliance I've tried Goblin Bombardment and it's a bit clunky. Besides Avenger of Zendikar there are no mass token producers. Phyrexian Altar allows stronger plays with the Horde and only costs 1 more. The tapping ponies are interesting but they also tap your other creatures, leaving you vulnerable to the next opponent when you flash one out with the Horde.

CMaz That's true, one of the reasons I included Phyrexian Altar . By itself the combo also produces infinite plant tokens, and with Omnath, Locus of Rage infinite lightning bolts. I'll update the description thanks!

Gidgetimer on Multiple instances of Dredge with ...

2 weeks ago

Using the same logic you can also use dredge cards that you dredge into the graveyard from the first draw replacement to replace later draws in the same spell's resolution.

I realize that the way I worded that may be a little weird. So lets give an example. You cast Brainstorm and the only dredge card in your graveyard is Life from the Loam you dredge it back to replace the first draw and one of the three cards milled is Golgari Grave-Troll . You can then use the Grave-Troll to dredge the second draw.

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Life from the Loam occurrence in decks from the last year

Legacy:

All decks: 0.37%

Modern:

All decks: 0.09%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

Golgari: 0.37%

BUG (Sultai): 1.18%

BRG (Jund): 1.02%