Lurking Predators


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
2010 Core Set (M10) Rare

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Lurking Predators


Whenever an opponent casts a spell, reveal the top card of your library. If it's a creature card, put it onto the battlefield. Otherwise, you may put that card on the bottom of your library.

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Lurking Predators Discussion

BabyK on SoraCaelum

20 hours ago

For some reason, my comments won't go through on deck pages. In regards to your ur dragon deck, Lurking Predators has put in work for me. When I get a bit, I'll take a closer look at the creatures list. I know the dragon lords are good. Cuts are the hardest part. I know I didn't really like Savage Ventmaw or broodmate dragon. Those could two cuts you could make? It's always a hard decision

NV_1980 on Xenagos go big or go home

1 week ago


Personally I love using Burgeoning and Exploration whenever my deck contains green. In your deck, Xenagos, the Reveler would also be exceptionally strong (and in theme with your commander).

Other great ways to cheat stuff on the field would be Quicksilver Amulet and especially Lurking Predators. Elemental Bond and Soul of the Harvest are both great ways to get some additional draw with a deck like this.

In case you're curious, have a look at my Mayael deck. Lots of its elements could also be used in this deck. Happy gaming!

NV_1980 on It's stompin' time!

1 week ago

Hi FancyLadies,

Thanks for checking out my deck and your feedback! I think Lurking Predators is an excellent idea. I've decided to replace Rings of Brighthearth with this card. The Rings are awesome, but they add to Mayael's ability cost which is already quite significant. I'll let you know if this change has a positive effect.

See the Unwritten is nice too, but I have no recursion in place should anything cool end up in the GY because of it. Garruk, Caller of Beasts' primary ability does something I do not want in this deck, it puts creatures in my hand. That does not help Mayael very much. As for Cryptolith Rite, I think it's a great card, but only in a deck that has access to lots of creatures early on. As this deck won't have (m)any creatures in the field before turn 4, Birds seem the better choice.

FancyLadies on It's stompin' time!

1 week ago

Hey, so you pretty much have included everything I would to cheat creatures onto the battlefield! Some cards did come to mind, I don't know if you've considered See the Unwritten. If you don't mind putting cards in your graveyard. With Ferocious, you can get two creatures onto the battlefield essentially for the price of one. Also, if Garruk, Caller of Beasts survives long enough, his ultimate may be able to dump an additional creature for the price of one each time you cast a creature. Lurking Predators is a great cheater card I think. I might consider that one before anything else.

As for mana fixing or ramp, Cryptolith Rite turns all your creatures into mana dorks. Maybe swap Birds of Paradise out for it?

All in all this looks like a fun deck. Will be playtesting against some of mine. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

DiabeticFire on Zacama's Cacophony of Catastrophe

1 week ago

Thanks so much for the advice!

In my meta, I am spend significantly more money than the other three members combined. As a way to try and keep my decks from trampling them, I decided to run very little removal, and instead run things to protect my stuff. For sure a removal package would increase the power level of the deck, and the cards you suggested are great, but I will probably not include them. Also of note, Zacama, Primal Calamity can destroy creatures, artifacts, and enchantments, so removal that exiles, bounces, or forces sacrifice are preferred.

Creatures that can search for lands are good because our commander, mana doublers, and land untappers all care about lands. Also, cards like Lurking Predators and Genesis Wave care about creatures. Unfortunately, I want my ramp to get at least two lands because the deck is so expensive (5.08 Avg. CMC). If you know of anything that fits that bill would love to hear about it, otherwise I think I'll have to stay away.

The enrage creatures is a good idea that I hadn't looked into. After a quick scryfall search I found that the only one that really stands out is Silverclad Ferocidons. Any ideas on what I should cut for it?

Giving Zacama, Primal Calamity deathtouch is very appealing, and no doubt powerful, but I think I devoted enough of the deck to mana production to where it is not useful enough to cut something else.

Cloudstone Curio and Temur Sabertooth are great. I would add them but don't know what to cut. Any ideas?

Condenserhead on RAWRMAGEDDON! feat. Gishath (EDH)

1 month ago

Starsky2814 I like Lurking Predators, generally, but by the time I could pay its CMC, I want to have my game plan in gear. This doesnt run quite as many creatures as some Dino decks, either, and I dont want to run the risk of cycling an important draw to the bottom of my library. If this deck was aggro-creature beatdown, though, I would have definitely put it in there. Thanks for looking, and dont forget to upvote!

Starsky2814 on RAWRMAGEDDON! feat. Gishath (EDH)

1 month ago

Lurking Predators seems like it would be a good fit here.

ddunph31 on Jurassic Stomp

1 month ago

Possible includes: Domri Rade Wildfire Lurking Predators

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