Lifecrafter's Bestiary


Format Legality
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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Set Rarity
Aether Revolt (AER) Rare

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Lifecrafter's Bestiary


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

kaos429 on Jimmy's Kumena l Game Knights #14

1 day ago

Jimmy, i think you should consider adding Tangleroot to this. combined with Lifecrafter's Bestiary is very good synergy.

kamelyan on Helps with elbes

1 day ago

Lifecrafter's Bestiary is great in an elf deck.

Then once you get an army of elves, you'll need a game finisher like Triumph of the Hordes and Garruk Wildspeaker.

kamelyan on Dorian's Animar Deck 5/24/2018

1 day ago

Zendikar Resurgent gets you cards on cast; Lifecrafter's Bestiary is nice, as well.

Stazeeee on "Green" Stompy

1 day ago

Looks pretty good, and congrats on your wins. I have a few suggestions though. I would probably not run Rishkar's Expertise main board or would drop it for Lifecrafter's Bestiary. I've played against a few decks that have lifecrafter's in sideboard and that card really is a powerhouse against control or if you want card advantage in general. Just the scrying on it and the low mana cost make it far better than rishkar's. That being said, I'm not sure if you want to worry about card draw game 1 and just focus on an aggressive plan that wins game 1 against the greatest number of decks. For your sideboard I would drop Plummet. Instead you can just run more Cast Out or Ixalan's Binding as those cards are less situational. 1 more Broken Bond may or may not be worth it since you're down to 2 Thrashing Brontodon. That really depends more on your meta.

All in all, I really like the mainboard now. If you don't want to change too much of the deck at least run Lifecrafter's Bestiary instead of Rishkar's Expertise mainboard. Trust me you won't regret it. The rest of my suggestions take with a grain of salt, and keep your sideboard pertinent to your local meta.

ZorrosRage on Mayael, Queen of the Dinosaurs

2 days ago

Phone bugged out and posted before finished suggestions Karametra's Acolyte some more needed ramp

Lifecrafter's Bestiary More needed draw

Instill Energy Put on Mayael

Lurking Predators Possible swarm

Nylea, God of the Hunt Buff fatties + trample

DrumhunterRamp+Draw in 1 card

Mosswort Bridge good land for a deck with fatties

Garruk, Caller of Beasts and Garruk, Primal Hunter Great PW for what your trying to do

Rwhr2d2 on Angels Delight

3 days ago

This looks like it should just be a standard deck, as out of the 75 only 7 aren't standard legal. Cloudshift could be replaced with Blossoming Defense, Artic Flats could be replaced with Tranquil Expanse, and Archangel of Tithes could be replaced with more Lyras or Angel of Sanctions/Angel of Invention.
If you want to keep it as a modern deck, better lands Sunpetal Grove Stirring Wildwood Shambling Vent Caves of Koilos, along with better discard Inquisition of Kozilek, and some Baneslayer Angels.
Overall, Oketra's Monument and Lifecrafter's Bestiary seem too slow for modern and do little in the deck in standard. Cutting them to go up some lands and removal/discard seems correct.

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