Lifecrafter's Bestiary

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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

Artifact

At the beginning of your upkeep, scry 1.

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

Lifecrafter's Bestiary Discussion

Profet93 on Xenagos EDH

1 day ago

jozef

Your land count seems a bit too low for Azusa to be relevant and your CMC is high, even for a Xenagos deck. You have 3 mana dorks which are ok. I would cut some of your more expensive cards, add in a land or 2 to help ensure you make your land drops.

Personally, I don't like embercleave, but if you're going to run it, run Godo, Bandit Warlord , that way he can search up the equipment and put in some SERIOUS damage.

Cuts....

Emrakrul - It's cast trigger seems unlikely to be used in the deck, you can't get the benefit like piper.

Worldspire Wurm - Its just a big guy that creatures more big guys, WAYYY too expensive.

Impervious Wurm and Avenger of Zendikar - Both cards do nothing on their own and there isn't too great of a chance to get these together. Both overcosted (even with convoke) and don't seem to fit into the idea of Xenagos Smash

Possibly Swiftfoot boots - Xenagos provides haste and they can just kill in response to equip trigger. Might want to consider Asceticism , Veil of Summer , Heroic Intervention , (while im naming instants) and Berserk

Theres some more cuts to be made but I'll stop at here for now.

Add.....

Survival of the Fittest - Gets you whatever creature you need. Plus good synergy with Genesis. You should take genesis out if you're not putting this in. You rely on a fair amount of recursion, I used to do so in my original build as well. But recursion sucks if there isn't anything valuable to recur or if they exile your grave. As such, you should add more card draw.

Beast Whisperer - With 1/3 of ur deck as creatures, this maintain gas

Lifecrafter's Bestiary - Similar to above

Greater Good - Single BEST CARD YOU WILL EVER HAVE IN THIS DECK. IF YOU LISTEN TO ANY SUGGESTION, THIS IS 100% TOP PRIORITY!

Guardian Project - With all ur creatures, this can put in some work

Sylvan Library - Comes down early to lower ur CMC, helps top deck manipulation and card draw in a pinch

Lurking Predators - No explanation needed

What is your biggest issue when playing this deck? My meta is FILLED with spot removal so I opted for beaters with Hexproof when possible. Sucks having to pay 5+ mana for a creature just to have xenagos pump it and die to doom blade. Meanwhile the table is attacking you because you can pull out hasty threats.

Overall, I would cut more win-more cards for cards that accelerate and actually help your game plan. If you want more ideas, lmk.

Lastly, feel free to take a look at my Deck Xenabro! I arranged it through custom categories so you can see each card's function

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Puss in Boots & Cat Ladies

2 days ago

Have you considered Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist ? She works well with your Equipment and a lot of the cats in your deck.

Herald's Horn and Lifecrafter's Bestiary can add some draw power and filter the top of your deck.

Oketra the True (Cat god) and Oketra's Monument (Monument to Cat God) also fits the theme loosely and works with the lifegain in the deck. Considering the number of creatures in the deck, you should be able to utilize both.

Hope this helps.

catmaster0 on 1v1 Arahbo cat tribal

6 days ago

I do not like Pouncing Jaguar , the echo is just too annoying and plenty of 1 drop cats exist. Glittering Lynx , Charmed Stray , etc. Pendelhaven tends to be better than a forest for these cards as well.

Lost Leonin can result in earlier kills than any cat opening and dramatic boosts from Duelist's Heritage and Silverblade Paladin similarly speed up kills. Combined with Lost Leonin you can occasionally steal a turn 3 kill. You might find Rhonas the Indomitable

I'm also surprised at the lack of Rancor and Steelshaper's Gift . Darksteel Plate seems slow and does little and Ajani, the Greathearted doesn't look remarkable.

Life's Legacy and Hunter's Insight create a remarkable amount of advantage and Lifecrafter's Bestiary is surprisingly effective, the scry is surprisingly strong for the deck given its natural redundancy issues and the draws just build up advantage.

Krosan Vorine is nice creature removal that happens to be a cat. You seem to be avoiding creature-based spot removal, which I find surprising to the extent you aren't even running Swords to Plowshares , which I guess was an intentional meta call.

A higher-curved call like Regal Caracal seems a bit slow for cat plays, I'd prefer The Great Henge , where a 5 power cat, (original power of 2 with Arahbo boost), gets it to be a 5 drop, or even a 4 drop with 6 power from those 3 original powered cats, etc.

Wurmspiralmaschine14 on Call of the Wild

4 weeks ago

Okay. I'm the Reddit dude. Sorry for the wait. Life interfered and I didn’t have a great opportunity to write this, so my b. Here's what I'd try messing around with. I'll do my best to keep suggestions budget

Boardwipes Add Rout , End Hostilities , Cleansing Nova ... Three should be fine. When you need a boardwipe, it pays to have one. You will need a boardwipe at some point.

Removal Naya Charm is a fog, removal spell, mass unblockablility, and a Regrowth all at once. Worth it. Generous Gift and Beast Within are also solid open-ended removal spells. Oblation , Chaos Warp , and Swords to Plowshares should do the rest

Draw Add Beast Whisperer , Guardian Project , and some other spells that draw off creatures. Your deck has so many creatures - might as well turn them into cantrips. Primordial Sage and Lifecrafter's Bestiary also come to mind. Maybe a Vivien Reid as removal and draw all in one, if you feel like splurging a bit?

Ramp Cultivate Kodama's Reach Farseek Rampant Growth Into the North + two of each basic snow land Burnished Hart Farhaven Elf Springbloom Druid

Boardwipes, removal, ramp, draw - That’s the general stuff that each deck needs simply to function

Here’s some more niche stuff I think your deck could use

Protection Kindred Boon and Eight-and-a-Half-Tails are good at protecting your creatures, and what makes them better is that the're activated abilities - to say, your werewolves won't flip but you’ll get to spend your mana

Overrun Beastmaster Ascension , Overwhelming Stampede , and Thunderfoot Baloth all do WORK! Swinging in with the team is your way to win the game. Make it more powerful

The Other Stuff I really like Cult of the Waxing Moon , Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves , Bow of Nylea , Mastery of the Unseen and Boros Charm . Bow synergises particularly well with your commander, making blocking a lose-lose situation. Mastery of the Unseen is a solid mana sink, so you’ll have something to do on the turns where you don’t want to flip your wolves. Boros Charm ’s just insanely more versatile than it appears

Ok. This comment’s long enough as is, so I’ll take my leave. If you want a hand making cuts, though, feel free to comment and I’ll try to get back to you quicker this time :)

Profet93 on Xenagos Party Animal

1 month ago

Where is your card draw?! With such few lands, and only 4 rocks, I find it impractical for your to get Xenagos out earlier than Turn 4. Yes, there are G-d hands with Sol ring and what not, but this deck looks like it will crumble if opponents run interaction. Idk what your meta consists of, but Garruk, Primal Hunter , Soul's Majesty , Lifeblood Hydra , Lifecrafter's Bestiary , Momentous Fall , Return of the Wildspeaker , Sylvan Library would all be good additions.

Your creature count seems low for a Xenagos deck. I would recomend...

Siege Behemoth and Carnage Tyrant for evasion, Atarka, World Render as a beater and Shaman of Forgotten Ways for ramp.

Helm of the host is Winmore 100%. Asceticism is cool, but paying for Xenagos T4, Asceticism T5 gets destroyed only for you to play a beater on T6 and have it removed sucks because you just lost a turn (tempo) to a piece of removal that usually costs less than 3. If anything, I would cut it for beaters with built in protection (like seige and carnage). The easiest way to kill a Xenagos deck is by murdering it creatures, thereby cutting all your sources of drawing and winning by beating them to death. If you want to still include protection spells in this slot, I would recommend Blossoming Defense or Heroic Intervention . While they are 1 time use, they are cheap to play so you can play a beater and hold up protection.

Questing Beast seems like a meta pick, if you have lots of walkers to deal with keep it, otherwise, seems weak.

Hydra Omnivore paints a target on your back. You can use politics to save your creature from the opponent who has removal by attacking a different opponent, but omnivore doesn't make that possible.

Worldspire wurm is 11 mana for a big beater than makes some dudes, should replace with something that comes down earlier or more impactful (Kozilek, terrastadon, etc...). I know you can cheat him in with amulet and piper but that always inst availble and even then that is weak.

I would cut every single Planeswalker you have, they are not impactful enough to justify their slots. Arlin and Samut might be good enough to keep, but the remaining definitely not. Domri is weak removal and weak card draw. Viven's flash is useless in Xenagos, and her other 2 abilities are weak as well. Xenagos reveler doesn't help much since you aren't going wide in this deck.

If you want more cuts or ideas, let me know. If your meta doesn't run interaction, then I am jealous.

multimedia on Elf/Druid tribal

1 month ago

Hey, nice start. Unfortunately you can't play Rhys the Redeemed with Marwyn as General because Rhys has white in it's color identity and Marwyn is only mono green. With Elves the more one drops you can add the better especially if they can make mana.

Elves have a real problem without a lot draw because you can run out of steam and when that happens having a lot of mana isn't doing much. Repeatable sources of draw that care about creatures are great with Elves. Draw that's not repeatable is fine too.

Temur Sabertooth is an excellent support creature with Elves as a mana sink. This guy makes creatures who have an ETB ability extra good.

Most tutors in green are expensive price, but there's a few that aren't.

Try to replace land ramp sorceries with Elves who land ramp.


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Rhys the Redeemed
  • Oath of Nissa
  • Mantle of Webs
  • Savage Silhouette
  • Tanglesap
  • Nissa, Worldwaker
  • Wild Instincts
  • Rampant Growth
  • Nissa's Pilgrimage
  • Panharmonicon
  • Kaysa
  • Turntimber Ranger
  • Joraga Bard
  • Vastwood Animist
  • Tajuru Archer
  • Ooze Garden
  • Lifespring Druid
  • Door of Destinies

Consider cutting the Ally theme? This theme is not needed with Elves and there's not enough Allies here to support it. Good luck with your deck.

Combat_Tortoise on Trostani Tokens

2 months ago

You might need more card advantage/draw. You have a good amount of search, but it is hard to rely only on Greater Good and Zendikar Resurgent for great card advantage. Probably only get to use those when you are already in a good position in a match.

Elemental Bond Beast Whisperer Lifecrafter's Bestiary Return of the Wildspeaker Even Elvish Visionary could do very well on mimic vat for temporary repeatable card draw.

If you include Archangel of Thune then think about Spike Feeder as well. Might as well go infinite.

For dech tech, I would suggest: Spore Frog Seht's Tiger Voice of Resurgence Noble Purpose Skullwinder Caustic Caterpillar Thrashing Brontodon Emergence Zone Thunderfoot Baloth Dosan the Falling Leaf

Joe_Ken_ on Mirri, the underrated voltron commander HELP

2 months ago

Probably Power Matrix and maybe Lifecrafter's Bestiary since you have a good amount of card draw in the deck.

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Lifecrafter's Bestiary occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

Green: 0.65%

Golgari: 0.13%