Lurking Predators


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

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Set Rarity
Commander (2016 Edition) Rare
2010 Core Set 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

Kilrane on The Enabler MTGO

4 days ago

TheRedGoat Some great additions! I've picked a few and switched out some under performers. Mass Hysteria being one because it always seemed to only benefit the guy to my left. Hive Mind would shut down a storm deck because everyone would copy him as he combos off! It's mainly in there because it makes people consider very hard about using removal, tutors, and that sort of thing because it could be used against them. That and it's pretty hilarious to see someone counterspell a creature and forgetting everyone else has counters now too.

I don't want to take out Lurking Predators because it's a passive scry and helps me to get to my creatures faster. At first I was pretty excited about Ink-Treader Nephilim but then I remembered that some Jerkface McJerkerton may call the Fun Police and cast something like Swords to Plowshares on him and then it goes from hug to struggle-snuggle.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Mayeal The Elf Shaman

4 days ago

Angel of Serenity provides removal and recursion in a single flying package, plus it hits the 5-power quota, which means it can really surprise opponents out of nowhere if it's flipped.

Spearbreaker Behemoth gifts any of your gigantic creatures one of the best keywords in magic; no longer will you have to worry about boardwipes or annoying deathtouchy creatures.

Lurking Predators provides another way to constantly dump creatures on the board, or clears your topdeck so you have a better chance of hitting creatures with your commander. The sheer value is the true strength of this card.

Selvala's Stampede is at the very least a poor imitation of Tooth and Nail in a 1v1, but in groups of 4 or more players the additional votes really create a ton of value.

TheRedGoat on The Enabler MTGO

4 days ago

If it helps, I see your weakest cards/easiest cuts lie in Lurking Predators, Tempt with Glory, Words of Wisdom, Plea for Power, and maybe Rite of the Raging Storm. Any others seem to fit well enough for a generic group hug that they are not easily replaced without leaning into a certain playstyle or else beget wanting a personal win condition.

hoardofnotions on Angel Tribal

5 days ago

These are angels you could add

Angel of Finality

Emeria Angel

Gisela, the Broken Blade

Stoic Angel

Sublime Archangel

Voice of All

Archangel of Thune

Baneslayer Angel

Blinding Angel

Karmic Guide

Radiant, Archangel

Shattered Angel

Sigarda, Heron's Grace

Sigarda, Host of Herons

Admonition Angel

Pristine Angel

Angel of Serenity

Angel of the Dire Hour

Akroma, Angel of Wrath

Empyrial Archangel

Reya Dawnbringer

I think you could take out Emancipation Angel, Illusory Angel, Guardian Seraph, Indomitable Archangel, Lightkeeper of Emeria, Malach of the Dawn, Seraph of Dawn, Avenging Angel, Herald of the Host, Patron of the Valiant, Dawnbreak Reclaimer, Archangel, Angel of Salvation

I also think you could cut some lands, 38 is a good number. Bant Panorama, Seaside Citadel are good to add back in

Harsh Mercy seems good as well

you have very little enter the battlefield effects, maybe add Torpor Orb or Hushwing Gryff

It seems like your heavy hitters are 4 mana and up, so i think your ramp should cost less than 4. This way you're not decieding betweenn casting an angel or ramping for other angels. Maybe cut Explosive Vegetation for Rampant Growth. you could cut Belbe's Portal and Quicksilver Amulet for that same reasoning. You could add Simic Signet, Selesnya Signet and Azorius Signet for more ramp as well

Maybe cut Caged Sun for Mirari's Wake.

I think you need some card draw as well. maybe Rhystic Study or Distant Melody, Zendikar Resurgent

You could run some anthems to pump your team as well, I think Door of Destinies could be really good in this type of deck

Lurking Predators is the Quicksilver Amulet type effect you want i think. maybe take out Selvala's Stampede for it?

sarkhanisverybroken on Elfish Nissa Concept

2 weeks ago

Hey, cool deck. Might need a little tuning but looks fun, I first off think this is a little low to the ground and you may want to add an some Lurking Predators or Call of the Wild, over some other mana sinks since these seem much better in a permanent based deck such as this as they can grind out lots of value over time, more than a single Collected Company or a Genesis Wave since over a few turns they can generate similar value, and are less of a blowout if countered. they seem a little better than Elvish Archdruid, who is much easier to kill with spells than enchanments. Another consideration would be to add Gaea's Herald, so your value dudes don't get countered, and you can power out more lords, especially with the aforementioned enchantments. They seem especially good against control decks since if you can slip it in they wont be able to counter your things. Also Emrakul, the Promised End seems a little expensive and you dont have enough graveyard fuel to be worth it.

PartyJ on Work in progress Mayael

2 weeks ago

First I would like to welcome you on T/O!

Perhaps you have seen it already; this place is a great community where great decks and ideas come to life. If you ever need help with any deck, then there are usually several people willing to help you. Just ask :)

While I am here, let me give you a few budget Angel of Serenitysuggestions for your deck:

If you would like to see other EDH decks, you can always check the ones I play which are present on my profile page. I like to play with this deck the most of the time. An upvote is always appreciated :)

Have fun on T/O!


joshuaizac on Mayael of the Angels

2 weeks ago

I dig the Angel flavored Mayael idea...there's been some good advise above, if you do stick with Mayael be prepared for it to be shot off the board repeatedly some games, Tooth and Nail, Sevala's Stampede and quite a bit of ramp as you've stated are a good alternatives when this happens.

I don't really think you need much in the way of Anthems in a big stompy deck like this....using a couple of these would be as close as I'd get to that: Titanic Ultimatum, Overwhelming Stampede, Akroma's Memorial. Side note, Chandra's Ignition can be pretty devastating too...

Depending on how competitive you want your deck to be I'd consider a few more "cheap it in" cards Lurking Predators is pretty good especially when paired with Cream of the Crop, Hunting Grounds is pretty stupid midgame, Defense of the Heart and Quicksilver Amulet are pretty damn strong, I also run Descendants' Path in my Mayaelist (Beast Tribal) but it's usually crap without Cream of the Crop. I'd recommend looking at this decklist even though it's tribal Beast, and not that competitive.... It does outline a really good balance of Mayael targets vs non-targets, a few advantage cards, ramp ect....

anyways, GL & HF...

Eiti3 on Please help: Mana sinks for ...

3 weeks ago

Crown of Convergence is a good sink. Don't know if you want to clean your dishes in it, but hey, with cards like Oracle of Mul Daya and/or Lurking Predators, it could work out great. Plus an anthem!

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