Lifecrafter's Bestiary

Lifecrafter's Bestiary

Artifact

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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Aether Revolt (AER) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Lifecrafter's Bestiary occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

Green: 0.65%

Golgari: 0.13%

Lifecrafter's Bestiary Discussion

Joe_Ken_ on Emmara Jank

3 days ago

You can always add in the good old looter scooter to help you draw cards Smuggler's Copter

Also a card like Harmonize is good for a burst card draw.

Lifecrafter's Bestiary is a good artifact to help you fix draws and get some extra draws off creatures.

Mentor of the Meek is alright since he will let you pay a mana even if you are just making a token.

Guardian Project is pretty much draw a card whenever you cast a creature in Commander.

Shamanic Revelation will get you a card for each creature you have and if some creatures on your board are big then you can also gain a good amount of life.

Profet93 on Xenagos: Party in a Can

4 days ago

Please let me know what you think of each suggestion. Some are better than others, some are personal preference, but most are just gas. With Xenagos, everyone will be afraid because you can one-shot them pretty easily. So you need a way to fight past removal and ensure you don't get 2 for 1ed when using a burst draw spells.

So you have a lot of cheap mana which helped lower the curve to 4 which is pretty good for a Xenagos deck. I see that you only have 3 sources of draw. How exactly do you maintain gas once you dump your hand out given your ramp and then they just destroy your beater?

As someone said before, Decimate is great.

Voracious Hydra acts as a removal and a beater (or just a big beater).

Bolt Bend redirects targeted removal, targetted draw, targetted extra turns, and counters counterspells all for . It's unexpected and when they do expect it, you can bluff. Such an underrated card in Xenagos!

Ilharg, the Raze-Boar - Helps you cheat fatties and is always there for you.

Berserk - Super fun on Malignus or any fatty. Don't forget, you can use on opponents creatures too (have done so on multiple occasions)

Rancor - That 1/1 turns into a 6/1 trample pretty quickly. I like to use it on Selvala personally.

Lurking Predators - Value value value

Etali - You took him out, not sure why? Such a great value engine.

Cut temple of the false for Yavimaya Hollow.

Beast Whisperer

Harmonize

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth - B/c who doesn't love a 24/24 hasty Annhilator 4 that draw you cards and shuffles back in?

Lifeblood Hydra - Fun with berserk!

Lifecrafter's Bestiary

Life's Legacy

Momentous Fall - In response to removal

Return of the Wildspeaker - In response to removal

Skullclamp - Make your mid-late game dorks useful. Can give you upside if beaters get killed

The Great Henge - Reads pay , get an amazing artifact that draws and buffs you. Lifegain is nice too

Tireless Tracker

Feel free to check out my Deck

muffpuncher on Eladamri Cheep Elf bitches

1 week ago

Here's the format for my suggestions: Remove - > Add

Winter Orb - > Emerald Medallion

Blanchwood Armor - > Triumph of the Hordes

Leyline of Vitality - > Guardian Project

Leyline of Lifeforce - > Leyline of Abundance

Obelisk of Urd - > Coat of Arms

Elvish Eulogist - > Nature's Lore

Elvish Scrapper - > Nature's Claim

Elvish Lyrist - > Natural State

Nettle Sentinel - > Primordial Sage

Talara's Battlion - > Ezuri, Renegade Leader

Pennon Blade - > Door of Destinies

Pendelhaven Elder - > Marwyn, the Nurturer

Bramblewood Paragon - > Green Sun's Zenith

Elvish Branchbender - > Skullclamp

Gempalm strider - > Lifecrafter's Bestiary

Elvish soultiller - > Elvish Mystic

Fyndhorn Elder - > Fyndhorn Elves

Frontier Guide - > Zendikar Resurgent

Might of the masses - > Lead the Stampede

Stampede - > Beast Within

Strength in numbers - > Heroic Intervention, but (Wrap in Vigor is the budget alternative)

Strata Scythe -> Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip

I highly dislike overrun, because I think you can run Ezuri instead, but I will admit that +3/+3 can sometimes be the difference between winning or losing.

Also, find room for an Eternal Witness in there, it's pretty good.

muffpuncher on Eladamri Cheep Elf bitches

1 week ago

Here's the format for my suggestions: Remove - > Add

Winter Orb - > Emerald Medallion Blanchwood Armor - > Triumph of the Hordes Leyline of Vitality - > Guardian Project Leyline of Lifeforce - > Leyline of Abundance Obelisk of Urd - > Coat of Arms Elvish Eulogist - > Nature's Lore Elvish Scrapper - > Nature's Claim Elvish Lyrist - > Natural State Nettle Sentinel - > Primordial Sage Talara's Battlion - > Ezuri, Renegade Leader Pennon Blade - > Door of Destinies Pendelhaven Elder - > Marwyn, the Nurturer Bramblewood Paragon - > Green Sun's Zenith Elvish Branchbender - > Skullclamp Gempalm strider - > Lifecrafter's Bestiary Elvish soultiller - > Elvish Mystic Fyndhorn Elder - > Fyndhorn Elves Frontier Guide - > Zendikar Resurgent Might of the masses - > Lead the Stampede Stampede - > Beast Within Strength in numbers - > Heroic Intervention, but (Wrap in Vigor is the budget alternative) Strata Scythe -> Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip

I highly dislike overrun, because I think you can run Ezuri instead, but I will admit that +3/+3 can sometimes be the difference between winning or losing.

Also, find room for an Eternal Witness in there, it's pretty good.

bushido_man96 on Ghired's Pound Town

1 week ago

Beast Whisperer, Guardian Project, and Lifecrafter's Bestiary are all solid options. Another option that isn't straight draw, but could provide value, is Evolutionary Leap. Sac a token that does anyway, and get a new creature in return.

Profet93 on Xenagos Command

1 week ago

Crucible seems clunky even with the fetchland and scapeshift.

Rishkar's Expertise - Draw

Momentous Fall - Draw in response to removal

Greater Good - Best card in Xenagos aside from Malignus which you need to add

Harmonize - Draw

Lifeblood Hydra - Draw, beater, lifegain

Lifecrafter's Bestiary - Draw

Life's Legacy - Draw

Skullclamp - Draw

Sylvan Library - Draw

Bolt Bend - Counter counterspells, redirect some removal, some card draw, some extra turns, etc.... very powerful and unexpected. Run it (especially given how your achilles heel is spot removal)

Myriad Landscape - Ramp

Ancient Tomb - Ramp

Castle Garenbrig - Ramp

Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma - Ramp, trample

Savage Ventmaw - Ramp, infinite with Aggravated Assault should you wish to go that route. Itself is just good for tempo. Always good to cast, attack, get mana, use rishkar's to draw 8 and cast a card. Seems very good

Selvala, Heart of the Wilds - Super ramp (and draw)

Shaman of Forgotten Ways - Ramp, wincon

Yavimaya Hollow - Protection

Heroic Intervention - Protection

Tectonic Edge > Field of Ruin

Reliquary Tower - Utility

x12721 on Big Fat Green Slappers 2

4 weeks ago

To respond to your post about anti-discard, Leyline of Sanctity turns off targeted discard. Yes, it is a white card, but ideally you're never casting it. Another excellent option is Nullhide Ferox. It's already an aggressive beater with the upside of getting to play it for free against discard. Finally, more card draw is a good counter as well. Lifecrafter's Bestiary is a strong sideboard card for you, along with The Great Henge.

Epicurus on Ajani's Reservoir

4 weeks ago

Good suggestions, thank you both!

Yes, card draw is something I feel like I need more of. I had already considered Dawn of Hope and Shamanic Revelation, but my experience with the former is that it is too slow, and as for the latter, I'm concerned that it would draw me too many cards. However, Mentor the meek and Lifecrafter's Bestiary are both worth a look.

I also had already considered Ajani, Mentor of Heroes, and while, yes, that ult is wildly tempting, it feels like I don't need it. On the other hand, Panharmonicon seems like it might be even more useful for the deck than Primal Vigor; it costs one less and only grants its ability to me. I know their effects are very different from each other, but do you think that I would benefit from swapping them?

Phyrexian Processor and True Conviction are both also definite maybes. I do already have somewhat of a mana curve issue, but had recently been suggested Endless Horizons, which will help a lot to deal with that. I'm sure that I can find a way to fit them both in here.

As for the commander, Shalai, Voice of Plenty is useful in more situations than Trostani, Selesnya's Voice. I think of Trostani more as just a redundancy of what many other cards in the deck do. Shalai is important for protecting the many planeswalkers, so I want to be sure to get her out every game.

Thanks again! Cheers!

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