Lurking Predators

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal

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Commander 2016 Rare
2010 Core Set Rare

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Lurking Predators

Enchantment

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

kryptobrodie on [[Primer]] Selvala, Heart of Timmy Eldrazi Smash

2 days ago

Thanks for the input I really like Lurking Predators. I will test this out. Genesis Wave was in this deck but every time I got a chance to play in it seemed like it flopped. I believe I changed it out with more card draw. Also Akroma's Memorial was amazing in this deck Just think of anything with annihilator having all of those key words added to them. It was stupid I took it out just because it makes me the biggest target but I might add it back in.

Thank you again for the update.

Teal_Fox on [[Primer]] Selvala, Heart of Timmy Eldrazi Smash

3 days ago

You can do some really disgusting things in this deck by including a Genesis Wave and Akroma's Memorial. Even without drawing your entire deck with infinite mana, you only have 8 misses in the deck so you can easily get a ton of value off of the former, while the latter just makes your creatures so much better on its own. Together though, you can outright win by drawing most of your deck and swinging at everybody with your giant creatures.

And in the same vein, 36 creatures is a pretty good number for Lurking Predators to be viable for the deck, with one-to-three odds of ripping out a big fatty from the top of your deck.

Lucky_Dutch on Sweet and Low (Sliver EDH)

5 days ago

Hi there.. our deck are allot different, i see you use some land tutors so i might suggest you could also add Crop Rotation because you dont have to choose a basic land but any land you want..

there are many different ways to go with a deck like this.

The base tactic always is to get the best sliver out asap en win the game.

But in the case that it doesnt work its best to have backup plan like Patriarch's Bidding or Living Death. so when your slivers end up in the graveyard you can get them back.

you might read in my discription that for axample Patriarch's Bidding + Tunnel Vision is a great way to go.

Winged Sliver is a must have in the mainbord.If you want to play Descendants' Path you should play it in combo with Sensei's Divining Top or Mirri's Guile for example, or you might end up putting cards you need on the bottom.Or you could replace it with Lurking Predators so you ''may'' put them on the bottem.

There are also af few instants an sorcery's i would replace like Muddle the Mixture and Brainstorm add Rhystic Study instead..

I dont know if you are on a budget, but this is a deck you should definitely should continue to build on.. yeah... SLivers are king.You could go more controll or destruction or what have you..

My deck also isn't finnished yet. i want to improve the mana base like with more fetch.I still have allot more suggestions for you but its a matter of taste how you like to play your deck..I'll follow the progress of this deck if you dont mind and if you got some suggestions for me dont be shy:)

Lhanues on Selvala, friend to elves and beasts

6 days ago

Rzepkanut Awesome suggestions! Thanks man those are all great. Gonna check out your decklist and make some changes, I'm pretty sure I own most of them.

tnt_nathan Good call on Vitu-Ghazi, the City-Tree. After thinking on it I don't think I've ever used the ability. Yeah Concordant Crossroads is on my list of cards to add. I'll throw a Paradox Engine in the place of Descendants' Path since Lurking Predators is just better. I'm trying to find a place for that card, I love the art.

bushido_man96 on Mamma Said Knock you out

1 week ago

I don't know if you can get one or not, but as for lands, a Gaea's Cradle should definitely have a home in this deck, especially since you've got opportunities to abuse Palinchron and Great Whale with Sakashima the Impostor.

You've got some nice cards that take advantage of creatures being the top card of your library, so some library manipulation would be good. I think you might benefit from Sylvan Library, Mirri's Guile, and Soothsaying.

Anger might work better for you than Concordant Crossroads, but either way, to make room for it, I think I'd cut Hardened Scales. Yeah, you've got some creatures that do some nice things with counters, but I'm not sure its going to do that much more for you.

I really like cards like Lurking Predators, and other options like it are Call of the Wild, Zoologist, and to a lesser extent, Game Preserve. If you really wanted to stomp some heads, you'd use the Gaea's Cradle to activate Soothsaying's second ability, get some fatties on the top of your library, and then start bouncing your Palinchron to untap the Cradle to pay for Call of the Wild's ability, and pretty soon, you'll be drawing out the fatties in your library and really messing stuff up.

Cuts: Woodland Bellower - it seems and expensive critter to tutor for a mana-dork or Man-o'-War or something like that. Draining Whelk - not sure it fits well here. I can see how it could be useful, but if there are other options more useful for what you want the deck to do, it could be cut. Maybe that's the spot for Deadeye Navigator. Decimator of the Provinces - I like him, but I'm not sure he's necessary.

These are just my thoughts, so take them for what they are worth there. Remember, I'm recently back into Magic, so I'm relearning a lot, and there's a lot I still don't know about that I missed out on.

One more thing I'll add; with here, you've got access to the best creature tutors available: Worldly Tutor, Natural Order, Defense of the Heart, Survival of the Fittest, Pattern of Rebirth, etc. If you can find some slots to fit tutors into, it can really help to speed you up if you find the deck needing it.

I really like the build here. If I had access to all those sweet Eldrazi, I'd consider it. +1, and let me know how this plays out for you.

I hope all this helped!

Pheardemons on As I drew my last breath, they took it from me.

2 weeks ago

Thanks Lucky_Dutch!

I saw Paradox Engine in your build and it did intrigue me. I am willing to try it, as it is similar to the combo with Dormant Sliver, but redundancy isn't always a bad thing.

I use Steely Resolve as redundancy with Crystalline Sliver and same goes for Unnatural Selection with Amoeboid Changeling. Enchantments are harder to destroy. Also, when people see slivers they want to search or hold their board wipes until I star tto get a board. The Enchantments allow me to keep important effects even after a Supreme Verdict or Merciless Eviction naming creatures.

I've actually never been the biggest fan of Lurking Predators even though I totally acknowledge the usefullness in here. While six mana is a lot, Descendants' Path combos EXTREMELY well with Mirri's Guile. I guess Lurking Predators could also be there, but that one is situational past the first couple of spells. I will definitely consider it though.

I knew of the Ghostflame Sliver and All Is Dust combo but I forget why I took it out. Either way, I will definitely consider about putting it back in.

As far as Living Death goes I prefer Patriarch's Bidding since it has to name a creature type. Instead of my opponents getting all of their creatures back, they only get a couple (unless I am playing against another tribal). It may be worth playing as a redundancy piece. Thanks for bringing that back to my attention.

Thanks for the comment man!

Lucky_Dutch on As I drew my last breath, they took it from me.

2 weeks ago

hey.. here i am:)..

I think you have a sollid deck here, but i would recommand to add a Paradox Engine for this reason:you got a couple of sliver on the BF including Gemhide Sliver/Manaweft Sliver or both, tap them for mana, play spell.. untap all slivers, tap them for mana them play a spell and untapp all again etc etc.

Same counts for all non-land permanents.

How doe you use Steely Resolve? for your own creatures or do u use it for your opponent?

How about Unnatural Selection does it the same as Amoeboid Changeling does ?

Instead ofDescendants' Path would Lurking Predators ba a good alternative? dispite its higher mana cost?

Also Living Death may also be a good addon.

All Is Dust in combo with Ghostflame Sliver would be nice ;)

Like i said you got a solid deck!!

ThatEDMguy on Red/Green EDH

2 weeks ago

I like where this deck is going. I am a huge Gruul fan and I very much enjoy Xenagos, God of Revels as a commander. I would recommend Conduit of Ruin and Brutalizer Exarch to search out for big beaters. Void Winnower, Bane of Bala Ged, Artisan of Kozilek, Pathrazer of Ulamog, and any of the Eldrazi Titans all make for amazing finishers in a 1v1 setting and are also back breaking with the Annihilator ability. Hellkite Charger + Savage Ventmaw can give you a lot of extra combats to beat your opponent with. I like using Ulvenwald Tracker, Steel Hellkite, and Terastodon as ways of removing problem cards that stand in your way. Lurking Predators is an insane card once it get rolling and is one I really enjoy in my Xenagos deck. Warstorm Surge and Berserkers' Onslaught are just silly cards that really bring the hurt. I hope this has been somewhat helpful to you and good luck! :)

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