Life from the Loam


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
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


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

duff87 on Landsfall

6 days ago

Gottsplitter, you too!? thank you so much for the ideas, i think theyre all great! But about the panoranas you suggested; i dont know, i guess im just weird because even if it would help the deck and i would benefit from it because i would be getting more land drops, i wont use them simply because theyre off color.(you can say im a little OCD) Yavimaya Elder,Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip and Sylvan Advocate are all cards that ive considered but havent gotten my hands on yet. and im going to have to find a Scryb Ranger and see how it goes, i can see how it would be useful. i would definitely have Life from the Loam in here as well, but i havent gotten a copy yet.(youre right about it being a little pricey)Realms Uncharted is a good idea too because even with the lands that end up in my graveyard, it wont matter if i can just get them back with Ramunap Excavator on the field. very clever indeed good sir. ill try and pick one up. Definitely let me know when you have your deck posted, and ill try and return the favor. thanks again so much

Gottsplitter on Landsfall

6 days ago

Hi Duff 87!

One can see that you put a lot of thought into the deck!

I built and played a similar deck for a while now and have some suggestions for you to consider:

  • Additional land drops maybe by things like Naya Panorama, Jund Panorama which are very cheap.

  • Yavimaya Elder is also a good way to get more lands and is a common

  • Krosan Tusker is very versatile for a land-fetch

  • Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip works very well with the rest of your deck

  • I found Scryb Ranger extremly usefull for all its abilities. Most usefull in your deck is of cause the bounce-a-forest-ability. But an surprising blocker by flashing it in and untapping a creature can kill an attacking creature and the protection saved my life more than once with my Mina and Denn-Deck.

  • Also World Breaker proofed very useful as repeatable and colorless removal in some cases.

  • As you already play the two embodiments (of fury and insight) a Sylvan Advocate would be a nice addition

  • Realms Uncharted is a very good land fetch for nonbasic lands.

  • Although not cheap a Life from the Loam can be put to very good use in such a deck

  • Also on the higher price segment we have Lotus Cobra which is very good even in multiplayer as is fuels you with mana in your turns which I always could put to good use.

+1 for the well thought through deck of yours.

For further inspiration I will add the link to my decklist later, when I put it on tapped out.

Greetings form Gottsplitter

solrachet on Green means go!

3 weeks ago

jjp16, Splendid Reclamation is in the list already. Life from the Loam on the other hand seems out of character for this deck. I see fun interactions with the Eldrazi present in the list but I'd hate to toss something like Restock or Wildest Dreams while dredging. I'll mull on it more.

Jimmy_Chinchila, lots of GREAT suggestions, but I've vetted my existing land base down from your list and it was a hard thing to do. Running as many fetches as I do currently, I need the basic lands. I'd hate to pay one life to fail to find. When I originally built this list, I purposefully discounted Wasteland from the list, but after picking up the two $25+ fetches, I have reconsidered the position and will be risking dropping one more basic to run it, only because it's really great in this list. Courser of Kruphix was a card I missed and easily dropped Squirrel Wrangler for him. The other nonland suggestions are great, but again, are cards I sifted out of the list after doing some major vetting. Great suggestions, though! You gave my deck a nice power up in the two suggestions I did miss.

jjp16 on Green means go!

4 weeks ago

Life from the Loam, Splendid Reclamation could do work in this deck.

ScrOuch on Wrath of Nature - Infinite Combo Edition

1 month ago

hoardofnotions, this is great feedback! Thanks a lot. You gave me some great ideas here.

I hesitate with cutting World Breaker somehow since I can use it multiple times and not only once. Also it's effect is uncounterable and the boots are simple but good protection.

But as I take a more precise look at Nim Deathmantle, maybe I have a great idea, too: What do you think about cutting Swiftfoot Boots for Nim Deathmantle since it's also kinda able to protect Omnath ('cause I don't really have a mana problem in this deck). That again opens the doors for using Eternal Witness (which I would swap with Nissa, Vital Force) more than once (either with the deathmantle or Cloudstone Curio + elemental tokens) which also allows to use cards like Beast Within multiple times. This would make World Breaker unnecessary and I could swap it with Beast Within or Reclamation Sage (since the sage is tutorable). Good idea or rather too complicated?

Hanweir Battlements' haste effect doesn't sound bad, I will think about it! I will also add Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle and Stomping Ground as soon as I acquire them. Same goes for Life from the Loam.

I'm still not sure about Sylvan Scrying though. It's a choice between this and more utility which could make the game slower or Rampant Growth which speeds up the game a bit. And up til now I'm more on the faster side for this one

Last but not least, I'm not a huge fan of the cycle lands. I tried Sheltered Thicket for some time but it just didn't convince me.

hoardofnotions on Wrath of Nature - Infinite Combo Edition

1 month ago

Hey! I saw your update and thought I could add my two cents in. I really like the changes except for taking out your removal! I think Beast Within is better than World Breaker 'cause it's cheaper and instant speed.I'm not sure Swiftfoot Boots is nessary either, maybe cut that for Decimate?

You could add Flamekin Village and Hanweir Battlements for haste

Maybe adding Sylvan Scrying could be good?

Adding Stomping Ground, Forgotten Cave, Sheltered Thicket, Tranquil Thicket, Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle could add more utility. The cycling lands help enable titania and if you add life from the loam it's basically card draw that can help set up Splendid Reclamation as well.

I like adding Eternal Witness and Life from the Loam from your maybe board as well.

Is amulet of vigor good outside your combo with perilous forays? I kinda like adding Nim Deathmantle to go infinte with ashnod's/phyrexian altar and avenger/titania.

xyr0s on Nahiri's Wrath

1 month ago

Not viable. Sry about it, but:

You use a card, that requires you to have a pile of other cards in hand, just to discard them. If you chose cards with madness or flashback, you could play them even though they were discard. It does not seem like that's the cards you picked.

Second: spending 5 mana for an aura, plus Nahiri's Wrath, and a pile of cards, is vulnerable. A removal spell on the creature with the aura, and you end up perhaps sweeping the table, but certainly losing your hand. And you'll have to chose between table presence and cards to discard.

Even the usual discard spells aren't that great in this deck. If you spend your cards on fighting counterspells, you can't also spend them pumping up your Nahiri's Wrath.

All the red card draw doesn't really help either, as that is looting effects.

so, if it should be made to work, then I would guess that a rakdos midrangey madness deck would be the best home for your Nahiri's Wrath, and no need to bring any auras - just use it for removing several creatures with one card. Perhaps splash green for Life from the Loam to get some material for discarding.

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