Lifecrafter's Bestiary


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena 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.

Lifecrafter's Bestiary Discussion

Cloudius on Bombin' Shaman

1 week ago

I'd recommend the following:

Lifecrafter's Bestiary - The free Scry is awesome and card draw is a much needed effect in mono green.

Champion of Lambholt - An awesome card in a creature based deck as it makes your creatures unblockable.

Birthing Pod - I hope this is still within your budget. It is a very strong tutor and if left unchecked, allows you to spin into your big monsters.

Defense of the Heart - Am pushing it, budget wise but this is an awesome card, especially if you're playing in a creature heavy meta. It is basically a cheaper Tooth and Nail .

Quicksilver Amulet - The CMC for your deck is high, this may help you power out some of your big monsters earlier!

Triumph of the Hordes - This card will single-handedly win you games out of nowhere! Strongly recommended for the deck, as long as "Infect" is not frowned upon by your play group.

Hope you find these suggestions useful! Cheers.

AKBZ on The Great Radhaggro

1 week ago

Lol. I’m not sure I made any good points. The Beast Whisperer is only suggested over Lifecrafter's Bestiary because it synergies with the commander strategy. With decent stats, I can see him attacking to get mana, but it could easily replace the weaker draw pieces. As for Experimental Frenzy , if it is something worth considering, you would probably have to make changes like adding Exploration to get the most out of it. Lastly, I agree with the land destruction argument, except in the niche case of Titania, Protector of Argoth . If you can land her and land destruction, she does all the setup for ending the game fast. She also makes cards like Orcish Lumberjack and Crop Rotation so much better. But, the deck would be different and would have to be geared towards her, which means cuts that I don’t think can be made. Great deck, good luck. P.S Time of Need might not be bad. Finds a couple silver bullets when needed, might be worth including.

mmcgeach on The Great Radhaggro

1 week ago

@AKBZ you bring up some great points. I'm pretty sure I like Lifecrafter's Bestiary over beast whisperer since the scry-1 is really good. Also it's pretty great to have some card draw on a permanent that's not a creature since the big problem with these kinds of decks is that you get all your creatures killed and it's hard to recover from the wipe. On the other hand, Beast Whisperer isn't a bad card. It's worth a try after all the good card draw (bestiary, mirri's guile, sylvan library, grenzo), could be about as good as runic armasaur or mask of memory.

You've got a strong point with Experimental Frenzy , which I think is also worth a try. Vizier is probably less good, but ... man, I've been looking for random card draw stuff to try, I think I'll give some of these a shot.

Stardragon on Why is Library of Alexandria ...

2 weeks ago

IAmTheWraith Okay it can be the comboed fine, but there are faster and better infinite draw combos without having the whole needing exactly seven cards in hand tacked on and none of those are banned. As for the mana acceleration what acceleration? It enters untapped and taps for one colorless. So does Archaeological Dig , Cascading Cataracts , Eldrazi Temple , Gods' Eye, Gate to the Reikai , and basic Wastes and with the exception of Archaeological Dig they have more utility tack to them. And I don't think it would be in every deck if it was unbanned that what everyone says about any banned card. I don't see Protean Hulk in every green deck even though he was unbanned and everyone said he would be. And a free card advantage in every deck really thats just wrong. I have at least 6 decks alone that wouldn't get the free draw unless it was in my opening hand and unless you stack or cheat it not possible to get in every opening hand. Plus not every deck will have it, and even your combo needed blue and green to make it work. What about a mono white deck or a abzan or jund deck they can't make that combo work. And as stated above unless you have blue or to a lesser extant black, drawing is limited (though every color has a some draw true) so keeping 7 cards in hand would unrealistic. And even though they have a price they are plenty of better draw cards, Pull from Tomorrow , Lifecrafter's Bestiary , Horn of Plenty , Horn of Greed , Ponder and Opt just to name a few.

Gadianten on G/W Survey Corps

3 weeks ago

I would change out Heron's Grace Champion and Banisher Priest as they don't search or seem as critical as some of the others. Mikaeus, the Lunarch is kinda slow I would consider Ulvenwald Tracker as for its cost its kinda mean. You seems to have alot of + power/Toughness effects and without a reliable sacrifice outlet you may not get much use out of Mirror Entity , although Saffi Eriksdotter I think is still a VERY good add with Angel of Glory's Rise or Sun Titan and more so if you add Altar of Dementia for unlimited mill. Don't know how I missed this but Serra Ascendant , its on theme with the angels and is a scary one drop I would replace Hamlet Captain for it.

I do not know your meta but I think a better swap for Spear of Heliod is Lifecrafter's Bestiary as it helps you power through rough games by helping to keep your hand full and filtering your draws.

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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%