Lurking Predators

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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

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

mmcgeach on Radha Aggro

4 days ago

@ARAMbo, p0megranates, deakmana: I think what I don't like about stuff like Orcish Lumberjack and Root Maze and Dryad Arbor is the inconsistency. Sure, they're ok sometimes, but sometimes when you draw them later they're actually terrible.

I actually had Dryad Arbor (of course, right?) but I got so mad at how it was basically a mulligan everytime it was in my opening hand I dropped it. I think it events out. If it is in your opening hand, you've mulliganed; if GSZ is in your opening hand (and dryad arbor is in the library), then you don't have to mulligan. I think on balance you can just cut it. Then I traded Green Sun's Zenith for Natural Order, since the only targets for either are Manglehorn, Ruric Thar, the Unbowed, and Kamahl, Fist of Krosa. So Natural Order is cheaper, generally.

Going to try Lodestone Golem as another hate bear / sphere effect. Dropped Knollspine Dragon since it has decreasing synergy with the stax plan and was becoming a win-more card. I feel like I need more stuff that can possibly interact with combos (such as The Gitrog Monster), so I'm swapping Shamanic Revelation for Lurking Predators in an effort to just flip Ruric Thar if someone starts to go off with Dramatic Scepter or something. Also should have strong value as a Green Mystic Remora. :)

onehitterquiter on Dire Straits

5 days ago

Mimic Vat seems like it'd be fun here. Also Hua Tuo, Honored Physician. And Lurking Predators. Dang new Vaevictis is really neato!

Kjartan on Reflected Ceiling Plan

6 days ago

I'll give you props for trying to pull off a unique combo, but I can't say I find the combo to be any good.

It takes 4 cards to go off. Two of those cards, (Amulet of Vigor and Perilous Forays), does nothing on their own, and a do nothing 5-drop is really bad. In addtion you also need an 8-drop, (Omnath, Locus of Rage), and a land drop to go off with the combo.

Still, I'll give you a like for making a very unique combo deck.

I've got a bit of advice for you, though.

Lurking Predators Is really, really, bad in this deck. You only have 7 creature's in the entire deck, and 3 of those are 1-drops. I guess being able to scry is nice, but it's not even close to being worth 6 mana.

Zendikar Resurgent Is actually even worse than Lurking Predators. You don't need to double your mana when you can cast it, so that ability is worthless, and you, again, only have 7 creatures so it's second ability is probably only going to draw you are single card throughout a game.

You absolutely don't need 40 lands. 25-ish should be perfectly fine.

If you want to make a "playable" deck that supports this combo, I suggest getting Thragtusk / Obstinate Baloth as a midrage way to survive the earlygame. More ramp / mana dork cards that you currently do, I would suggest Birds of Paradise and Khalni Heart Expedition. Courser of Kruphix, and Tireless Tracker as they're basically the reason you would even want to play this type of deck to begin with. Lands like Gruul Turf to make better use of Amulet of Vigor, and Wooded Foothills to thing your deck, shuffle your deck, and get more triggers.

If you want a good R/G deck in modern that's based on lands. I suggest R/G Scapeshift. I think it's a super boring deck, but it's good.

R/G Scapeshift

Torekai92 on The Ur-Dragon, Progenitor of Fire

1 week ago

Ravenrose, thanks for the suggestions. At one point I had quicksilver, but I took it out for more dragons. I still have some cheaty cards in, but sometimes playing a dragon straight up is just as useful instead of the investment into a card like quicksilver imo. Wild Pair acts kind of like Lurking Predators and Favorable Winds I could see as useful. Where Ancients Tread looks fun for some good removal/burn along with most of the dragons.

K4m4r0 on Nobody has the intention of building a Wall

3 weeks ago

AlphaAuthority Thank you for your suggestions. Isochron Scepter would be a good addition. I have yet to playtest more and see what to take out for it. I mentioned Aura Shards in the "Other Cards" Tab as a good addition. I have to see how my meta evolves and if I will finally add it to the deck. Hornet Nest and Kaijin of the Vanishing Touch are too slow in my opinion and I would rather attack than block and would not get that much value/ it's very situational in my opinion. Shield Sphere and Stalwart Shield-Bearers are already in the deck. I think Thing in the Ice  Flip is a great card but you can't control the flip very well. If I'd be in a situation to decide wether or not to counter a spell that's threatening the boardstate just because I would transform Thing in the Ice  Flip that would be awful. 1W for Wall of Hope is not bad but I have better 1-drops with better effects than getting a bit life. Lurking Predators is too expensive cmc-wise and Mother of Runes can be good but I don't know yet what to scrap for her.

Zacheria10 You don't need the ability, Wall of Forgotten Pharaohs is a "4/4" for two colorless mana and you don't need mana-fix and can play it very early.

KongMing on Strate-G spot

3 weeks ago

How about Lurking Predators? Synergizes with Arcades' draw power effect, and puts creatures on the board for free, usually on opponents' turns. And since a full third of your deck is creatures, it will likely pay off by your next turn. It also lets you filter through non-answers until you find the card you need.

rockleemyhero on BigGameHunter12

1 month ago

Here’s my real wants list copy pasted from my binder: 1x Abrade

1x Abrupt Decay

1x Azra Oddsmaker

1x Bountiful Promenade

1x Chaos Warp

1x Counterbalance

1x Diabolic Intent

1x Dismember

1x Engineered Explosives

1x Forest

1x Gemstone Mine

1x Greater Good

1x Huatli, Radiant Champion 1x Imperial Recruiter 4x Island 1x Krav, the Unredeemed 1x Lurking Predators 2x Mind's Eye 1x Mindblade Render 1x Monastery Mentor 1x Mycosynth Lattice 1x Mystic Confluence 1x Pathbreaker Ibex 1x Pir's Whim 1x Plains 3x Portent 2x Predict 1x Red Elemental Blast 1x Relic of Progenitus 3x Scalding Tarn 1x Sea of Clouds 1x Search for Azcanta  Flip 1x Seedborn Muse 1x Selvala's Stampede 1x Skyshroud Claim 1x Slayers' Stronghold 1x Snapcaster Mage 1x Sower of Temptation

1x Stolen Strategy 1x Surgical Extraction 3x Terminus 1x Vesuva 1x Volcanic Island 1x Walking Ballista Entreat the Angels

Sorry for the terrible formatting. Biggest wants are volcanic island, snapcaster mage, search for azcanta, walking ballista, engineered explosives, vesuva, and imperial recruiter. Rest of the stuff is 2nd tier wants. Let me know if you have any :)

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