Lifecrafter's Bestiary

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Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Aether Revolt (AER) Rare

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Lifecrafter's Bestiary

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At the beginning of your upkeep, scry 1.

Whenever you cast a creature spell, you may pay . If you do, draw a card.

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Lifecrafter's Bestiary Discussion

SynergyBuild on Yisan is running slowly.

1 day ago

$20ish Budget way to make Yisan very fast:

Add in Arbor Elf , Fyndhorn Elves , Wirewood Symbiote , Seeker of Skybreak , Temur Sabertooth , Priest of Titania , Elvish Archdruid , Boreal Druid , Devoted Druid , Great Oak Guardian , Autumn's Veil , Nature's Claim , Natural State , Caustic Caterpillar , Reclamation Sage , Desert Twister , Copperhorn Scout , Wood Elves , Somberwald Stag , Manglehorn , Marwyn, the Nurturer , Rishkar, Peema Renegade , Leaf Gilder , Heart Warden , Fyndhorn Elder

Drop out Taunting Elf , Verdant Force , Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger , Wild Beastmaster , Worldspine Wurm , Pathbreaker Ibex , Mycoloth , Kamahl, Fist of Krosa , Gyre Sage , Giant Adephage , Elvish Piper , Cultivator of Blades , Bramble Elemental , Avenger of Zendikar , Tooth and Nail , See the Unwritten , Triumph of the Hordes , Overrun , Overwhelming Stampede , Overrun , Genesis Wave , Explosive Vegetation , Zendikar Resurgent , Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip, Umbral Mantle , Lifecrafter's Bestiary

Total of 26 swaps.

The switches lists speed the deck up and make it win through an easy and efficient combo, all fetchable by Yisan. The combo uses Great Oak Guardian , Temur Sabertooth , and Wirewood Symbiote . With these and enough mana producing creatures, you get infinitely large creatures or with 1 more mana, infinitely large creatures and infinite mana, and untaps which can be put into Yisan to fetch Caterhoof and give the team trample.

All together, the deck will also run enough early-game interaction like Caustic Caterpillar , Manglehorn , Reclamation Sage , Natural State , Nature's Claim , the already run Lignify and Acidic Slime , and catch-alls like Desert Twister and Yisan fetchables like Somberwald Stag .

With all of this in mind, it is a little weak to removal, but with Eternal Witness and Temur Sabertooth both fetchable with Yisan, I feel it can be okay.

How does this sound?

Patdypat on Let there be Light

4 days ago

That's also a nice addition. Temur is awesome ofc! You still want some redundancy so Fires and so on is decent too.

Angels on there own are not really synergistic that is true. You want to find a shell that you put around them. Frontline Medic is one thing you can do. What also works is graveyard recursion play style, white is decent at it.

Card draw engine is decent. Fathom Mage with Master Biomancer and then Atraxa, Preator's Voice is decent in drawing. The same goes for Kindred Discovery and Colossal Majesty . All those combos draw you steadily cards and if you need to dig deeper into your library Pull from Tomorrow and Fact or Fiction is decent. Soul's Majesty and Rishkar's Expertise synergies well with the +1/+1 counter shell and Atraxa's ability (cause everyone is getting big and on minimum you get 5 cards out of them). Cheating another Angel onto the battlefield with Risharks is just perfect and if you look at my curve, i got a lot of 5 drops. The other draw spells are early game digging like Painful Truths or just a nice to have Nissa, Vital Force or if you can ult Nissa, Voice of Zendikar , but the last two are mostly in there for the possibility to get a permanent back from the graveyard or just put counter on all my creatures, to enable Atraxa's ability and steadily get scarier. Mostly makes for a great finish either with Triumph of the Hordes or Overwhelming Stampede .

I am pretty sure that you have to see what you include into your deck, cause the draw engine with Fathom mage and Master Biomancer doesnt really make sense without Atraxa and a +1/+1 counter theme. You could try to include Herald's Horn with Lifecrafter's Bestiary as a draw engine, combine that with a Sensei's Divining Top and you got a decent draw engine going.

triproberts12 on Wolfen Horde

1 week ago

Also, sorry to post so much, and I should have collected my thoughts first, having thought about building a werewolf deck before. I would also put in some higher impact interaction than Destructive Revelry and Savage Twister . The former is great in 60-card formats for its efficiency, but you really want to be running something like Bane of Progress , especially with Ruric. Krosan Grip is also better, since the 2 life rarely matters, and Vandalblast and Blasphemous Act are both staples of the format. A lot of people also like Decimate and Hull Breach in GR. Finally, you'll want some card draw. Vanquisher's Banner , Herald's Horn , and Path of Ancestry are all good, but generic stuff like Beast Whisperer , Harmonize , Zendikar Resurgent , Rishkar's Expertise , Soul of the Harvest , Lifecrafter's Bestiary , Shamanic Revelation , Elemental Bond , Greater Good , Regal Force , Primordial Sage , Momentous Fall , Life's Legacy , and Soul's Majesty will all help.

bushido_man96 on Polishing Animar and Karador

1 week ago

For Karador: consider adding Fecundity, Viscera Seer, and Vampiric Rites for more card draw. I think Ramunap Excavator could go, because I don't see how it helps you all that much, but please explain to me if it does. I think you could cut Twilight Prophet, too. I can see how it would be useful, but all can see how it doesn't add much to what you want to do. You could maybe cut Animate Dead, Dread Return, and Unburial Rites as well. If you want to keep them, then I'd consider running more reanimate cards instead of just those three. Otherwise, just let Karador handle that part of the deck. Tortured Existence is another card to consider to help with Karador synergy.

For Animar: Consider more creature ramp, adding mana dorks like Llanowar Elves, Elvish Mystic, Fyndhorn Elves, etc to ramp out quicker. Zendikar Resurgent could be helpful, as well as Lifecrafter's Bestiary (for both decks). Also consider adding the Signets to help with mana ramp and fixing. I'd drop Hardened Scales. It would be a great card if you had a +1/+1 counter focus, but you don't appear to have that, so it must just be there for Animar, and you can't really tutor for it, and really isn't necessary for your deck to do what you want.

Hope that helps some.

KylerStar on Surrak, Flashing Goodstuff

2 weeks ago

Mormir does seem good. Suprised I let Seedborn Muse go unincluded. Oh, how I miss the days of Prophet of Kruphix. Have Temur Ascendancy already. Beast Whisperer is another good one. Personally keep going back and forth on Lifecrafter's Bestiary and Zendikar Resurgent.

Thanks for the input!!!

Osbert on Surrak, Flashing Goodstuff

2 weeks ago

Seedborn Muse and Momir Vig, Simic Visionary are easy includeds. Adding card draw on creature spells is really valuable in a deck like this:Temur Ascendancy, Beast Whisperer, Lifecrafter's Bestiary, and Zendikar Resurgent.

This deck reminds me of my old Momir Vig deck I played with Prophet of Kruphix when it wasn't banned. It was obnoxiously powerful as you essentially got an extra turn during everyone else's turn.

Osbert on Slimefoot

2 weeks ago

I love the theme and how potent this deck is!

I noticed you're running very little grave recursion so cards like Oversold Cemetery, Regrowth, Eternal Witness, Seasons Past, etc. would help the deck recover a post board wipe. Journey to Eternity  Flip is also a house and fairly cheap to buy.

Card draw also seems a little low so I would suggest adding in a Lifecrafter's Bestiary, Evolutionary Leap, and Beast Whisperer. None of those should break the bank (at least they don't come with Sylvan Library price tags...).

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