Lifecrafter's Bestiary


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

musicman3310 on RG Sanctuary

3 days ago

Lifecrafter's Bestiary would with Sanctuary would be so much card draw power.

Sendaran on Elf Advantage

4 days ago

If you want to go blue try this: swap Mul Daya Channelers and Distant Melody to Lifecrafter's Bestiary and Intruder Alarm. If you get both on the field, you can just pretty much cast through your whole deck in a single turn with a couple of mana dorks. Intruder Alarm might be pushing your budget, but you could find cheap copies somewhere. It's considerably cheaper on the European market than on TCG or CK, so your location is a factor. Anyway, the symmetrical effect on it makes it a fun casual environment card. It can create ludicrous wins just as well as massive backfires.

djnewellmit on Oracle's Paradox

5 days ago

Echoing the comments above, this deck can't do anything until you have 3 lands on the battlefied, which means you'll want to play ~20 lands, even with all your mana rocks.

If you are worried about lands clogging up your hand, you could try Search for Azcanta  Flip to toss lands into the graveyard, or Lifecrafter's Bestiary to scry them away.

nesnaj93 on Is It Wrong to Flash Miners?

1 week ago


Lifecrafter's Bestiary feels like it fits well. I'm going to try this.


Ovalchase Dragster is interesting. I don't know what I would take out for it though. I also feel like Walking Ballista is a better creature to fill up with counters as it doesn't have to deal its damage through combat.

Shyvana_ on Hour of Cat-astrophe

1 week ago

First of all Pieguy396, thanks for the formatting help. Second of all, thank you for the suggestions! As I had said, majority of these cards were got in a trade, and I'll be buying the other 10 (Which is growing) soon enough. That's the reason that there aren't any dual lands in there, but they will be added. I had really liked Lifecrafter's Bestiary, but it never fit any deck I really played. Though, is Vanquisher's Banner really any good? I know it's like the second or third best selling card, but is it really great as a 5-drop?

IzzetMtG on Is It Wrong to Flash Miners?

1 week ago

Lifecrafter's Bestiary can be a decent way to draw cards and filter draws, which you mentioned is something you're looking for.

Pieguy396 on Hour of Cat-astrophe

1 week ago

Hey there! Have you considered Vanquisher's Banner and Lifecrafter's Bestiary at all? I hear both of them are great in Cat tribal. I'd also recommend looking at some dual lands, like Sunpetal Grove.

ThallionDarkshine on Sinister Simic

1 week ago

I really like Whirler Rogue as a token generator and something to make your buffed up stuff unblockable. Cultivator of Blades is a great elf that makes tokens and pumps your team for massive swings. I'm not a huge fan of one-off effects like Strength in Numbers in edh, Dragon Throne of Tarkir is a great repeatable version of the effect that goes much better with Ezuri's ability. Lys Alana Huntmaster and Wirewood Hivemaster both generate tokens off of each elf you play. Gyre Sage and Viridian Joiner are some great mana dorks that can generate huge amounts of mana once pumped up with Ezuri. I don't really like Lightning Greaves in Ezuri because it turns off your ability to buff the creature it's attached to, but it's probably just good enough for letting your mana dorks tap for mana on the turn you play them. Lifecrafter's Bestiary is a great way to draw cards off of all the cheap elves in your deck. If you don't mind infect, Viridian Corrupter is basically a strictly better version of Viridian Shaman, and doubles as a win condition. Your deck feels a bit light on draw. Some great tribal draw engines are Kindred Discovery and Distant Melody. In addition, Fathom Mage is a great draw engine with Ezuri.

Sorry if this was a bit of an incoherent ramble. If you'd like, check out my Ezuri list (We're Gonna Need a LOT of Dice) for more inspiration. In addition, I'm working on an elfball Ezuri list. Once it's done I'll post it here so you can check out a deck more like this one.

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