Parallel Lives

Parallel Lives

Enchantment

If an effect would put one or more tokens onto the battlefield under your control, it puts twice that many tokens onto the battlefield instead.

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Parallel Lives Discussion

karkin_98 on Zaxara - Sultai X / Hydra

13 hours ago

hey DemMeowsephs!

Thanks for dropping by! sorry have been preoccupied. Always good to see fellow Zaxara players! Here are my thoughts on some of the cards:

Parallel Lives and Primal Vigor: I love these cards! But I think they fit better on big hydra beatdown type decks. (which are fun in their own!) Because my deck is more so focused on 1 card to finish someone off, the tokens and counters are more of a bonus. Doubling Season is the only one I made an exception for. But definitely these cards could fit in Zaxara.

Vorel of the Hull Clade and The Ozolith are kinda the same explanation. In creature based Zaxara, these should be included.

I like the ramp cards you listed. Three Visits I wanted to include but didn't have it. I am seriously considering Arcane Signet and Sylvan Caryatid

Drawing cards has always been a problem for this deck. Perhaps I will consider Dark Confidant and Sylvan Library.

Thanks for the tips!

Cmi1103 on Rhys, the Redeemed

1 week ago

Champion of Lambholt goes great here, making your creatures pretty much unblockable. I would also consider adding Parallel Lives, Primal Vigor, and Anointed Procession to the deck as backups if your doubling season gets removed, because it will be targeted frequently in a more competitive deck. I would also throw in a few tutors such as Enlightened Tutor, Idyllic Tutor, and Eladamri's Call to help find your pieces quicker. I have a Rhys deck I run and personally consider to lean towards the competitive side if you want to check it out for any other ideas. 0-60 in 3.5! (Rhys tokens) I personally love all of the X costing token generator cards to help speed up and fill up the board really quickly.

Peoni on Catrunner

1 week ago

Here are some cards you might like: Beast Whisperer, Broodhatch Nantuko, Colossal Majesty, Deep Forest Hermit, Druid's Deliverance, Evolution Sage, Explore, Full Flowering, Gaea's Blessing, Garruk, Primal Hunter, Generous Stray, Giant Adephage, Gilt-Leaf Archdruid (pushing the budget, I know. Just thought I'd throw it out there),Hunter's Insight, Paragon of Eternal Wilds, Rampaging Baloths, Runic Armasaur, Sandwurm Convergence, Second Harvest, Selesnya Eulogist, Seton, Krosan Protector, Shapers' Sanctuary, Snake Umbra, Temur Sabertooth, Verdant Rebirth, Voice of Many.

Figured I'd give you a lot of different choices and you can pick through them for the ones you like.

What I would recommend you do with this deck is turn its focus into a cat and druid tribal deck that incorporates a lot of card draw and token generators along with populate effects. I feel it would bring a lot more synergy to your deck without increasing the price.

IF you ever wanted to break budget a little bit for this deck, I'd suggest maintaining the whole cat/druid/token themes and incorporating a little more of an enchantment focus with cards like Argothian Enchantress, Verduran Enchantress, Yavimaya Enchantress, Eidolon of Blossoms, and Setessan Champion. This would both boost your druid count a bit and your card draw significantly. These combined with enchantments like Beastmaster Ascension, Parallel Lives, Season of Growth and auras such as Keen Sense, and Sixth Sense, would net you a lot of value and power.

You might also consider cutting some of your lands like Blighted Woodland, Desert of the Indomitable, Slippery Karst, and maybe 1 or 2 forests, and adding in more ramp cards. I'd suggest maybe a Kodama's Reach and some artifact ramp like a Mind Stone, but I think you should focus most of your ramp on land auras like Wild Growth, Fertile Ground, Wolfwillow Haven, and Overgrowth. They'd be really nice if you ever decided to go down the Enchantress route.

I knooow this is long I'm sorry but I just see a lot of cool fun and potential in this deck of yours. :^) I tried to keep my recommendations budget but a few pricier choices might've slipped through. I hope this helps!

liamk585-mtg on rin and seri

2 weeks ago

Animal Sanctuary Would be very good. Also, I recommend mainboarding Titanic Ultimatum, Immolating Souleater, Regal Leosaur, Temur Sabertooth, and some creatures with changeling. I would take out Ainok Bond-Kin, Encampment Keeper, and Two-Headed Cerberus, if I were you. I also recommend Anointed Procession, Parallel Lives, and Prowling Serpopard. This should also give you some ideas: https://edhrec.com/commanders/rin-and-seri-inseparable

TheEmgee on [[Primer v3.5]] - OM_RATH!!! (M21 Update!!!)

3 weeks ago

VexenX _Arra_ Guerte Savage1988 CrasherDasher

Hey y'all! I agree and disagree with you : ) .

Ancient Greenwarden

I'm in love with this card. We can fetch Crucible of Worlds and Doubling Season/Parallel Lives effects in one creature card?! This card is gas. It literally gives Omnath token fuel to burn. Plus, it gives us redundancy effects.

Moraug, Fury of Akoum

Spicy card. Moraug is fun when have enough bodies (without summoning sickness) and landfall triggers to abuse Maraug's extra combat steps. This can be another wincon but honestly I've found Omnath's lightning/token effects and Craterhoof Behemoth's ETB efficient enough to win most games. I prefer to add redundancy effects like Terror of the Peaks and Ancient Greenwarden instead. If you want to spice up the deck by adding different wincons like Moraug or Triumph of the Hordes, by all means try it out.

Valakut Exploration & Nahiri's Lithoforming

I like Valakut card more than Nahiri's Lithoforming. Lands are a finite resource in the deck. Nahiri's Litho's draw effect is cool but its effect to destroy and replace lands seems more like a finisher move for me in order pump up Omnath's token production to trigger ETB burn effects or Omnath's lightning effect via sac outlet. Then again, Valakut is perceptible to removal so you'll lose your casting ability of exiled cards. Tough cookie.

Ashaya, Soul of the Wild

I'm not too thrilled with the abilities. It is just a beater. I see little benefit from making my nontoken creatures into Forests. I'm careful which creatures I cast to the field. My EDH Group uses a lot of removal so I hardly have too many nontoken creatures on the field unless I absolutely need their abilities. I doubt I'll see too many landfall triggers caused by my creatures ETBing as Forests.

_Arra_ on [[Primer v3.5]] - OM_RATH!!! (M21 Update!!!)

3 weeks ago

I would push back against the 'devil's advocate' comment as Ancient Greenwarden's body is really useful being a 5/7 with Reach. We have little to no way of dealing with flyers. It isn't much but it helps. The crucible effect is huge but we also in essence getting a 3rd Doubling Season effect most of the time. I know technically it isn't but it would act the same way. 6CMC for 5/7 Reach, Crucible of Worlds and Parallel Lives/Doubling Season seem like a good deal. Lotus Cobra becomes a powerhouse too with this in play.

DemMeowsephs on Zaxara - Sultai X / Hydra

3 weeks ago

Hey there! As a fellow Zaxara player, I have some suggestions you might want to consider!

Check out my Hydra deck here!

VexenX on [[Primer v3.5]] - OM_RATH!!! (M21 Update!!!)

3 weeks ago

BenWin: Sorry for the delayed response! I think there it is important to note that including worse versions of a card in a deck is alright while the "better card" is in the list as well. Evolving Wilds and Fabled Passage are perfect examples. Why not run both if you can? Hitting landfall at least twice a turn is a key feature of this deck. That is why we run 42 lands to begin with. I don't blame anyone for omitting Wilds, I just don't see the need to do so at this point.

The key reason I swapped in World Shaper is the crazy amount of creature ramp this deck runs now. I slotted in Dryad Arbor which turned Green Sun's Zenith and Finale of Devastation into great ramp spells early game. This increase in tutors paved the way for the Shaper change.

When it comes to my thoughts on Doubling Season, yes it is just a worse Parallel Lives, but that's ok. Just like the Wilds example above, and like DasTree and Rasaru said, redundant effects are great for us. You have no idea how happy I am that Terror of the Peaks is a card now! I will take all of these effects I can get. In fact, I find myself winning off non-combat damage A LOT more now!

My Om_rath deck is sitting at 10 draw spells, Return of the Wildspeaker being the weakest one. That being said, it is on the short list to be cut from the deck if a better draw ability is released. I do however think it is better for us then Life's Legacy and Momentous Fall do to its flexibility and also being instant speed.

Personally, I have won way to many games with Genesis Wave to cut it. Hitting even a bunch of lands is a great thing in this deck. I would also say the same thing about Command Beacon, it has to be my favorite land in the deck. Being able to skip commander tax for a commander as feared as Om_rath is amazing!

I hope you don't feel like am knocking back your ideas. The great thing about this commander is the vast amount of card options that are out there for us to pull from. I don't think a single card to added is without merit, I just like the way my deck is functioning right now. Thank you for the feedback!

Guerte: That win is exactly why I love Genesis Wave! If you somehow didn't win off of damage upon resolution you had way to much value not to win after that anyway! haha

Savag3B3ast: I think the deck is at a critical mass when it comes to wincons and sac-outlets so that is the only reason why those two cards are not in my list. They are great for sure, and can see why you would run them!

Savage1988: Congrats on upgrading the list! I am also a bigger fan of Life from the Loam however, Exploration is at a very low price right now do to the recent reprint, so it might be wise to get that now. Nevertheless, that effect exists on many cards, although not 1cmc, so there are many ways to fill in that gap at a budget. I would as strongly suggest grabbing an Azusa, Lost but Seeking right now! It nuts how cheap she is right now! OH, and you won't have to wait long for Lotus Cobra to be really cheap!!! (I will definitly be getting the new fancy one in foil!)

Also, if your going the Snow-land route, I can see Into the North being a good include for sure!

We got a couple spicy spoilers from the new Zendikar set for sure. Valakut Exploration seems cool, but putting a deadline on the cards drawn makes me unsure. Roiling Regrowth is a worse Harrow that might be worth looking at though!

AND just in case anyone doubted, I am for sure making a Omnath, Locus of Creation deck! To make it different then my other three Omnath decks, I am building him as a "multi-color creature tribal" deck, focusing on the second landfall trigger to get big splashy creatures out. I am also making a sideboard of any cool gold framed creatures I get hands on, sorted by cmc. Before a game I will pick randomly set amount from each cmc and fill out the deck. It seems like a fun new way to add some variety to games!

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