Pattern of Rebirth


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

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Set Rarity
Urza's Destiny Rare

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Pattern of Rebirth

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

When enchanted creature is put into a graveyard, that creature's controller may search his or her library for a creature card and put that card into play. If that player does, he or she then shuffles his or her library.

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Pattern of Rebirth Discussion

n0bunga on Skankles

4 days ago

I'd cut the forbidden orchard for something like Tarnished Citadel. That's typically more for like an aggressive deck where you don't normally care if you're giving an opponent a token.

As for the creatures I feel like we can make this a good ol' fashioned hatebear deck, especially with Alesha as the Lieutenant. Dudes like Phyrexian Revoker, Aven Mindcensor, Leonin Arbiter, Mentor of the Meek, Gonti, Lord of Luxury, Avalanche Riders etc.

We could even get spicy with a Boonweaver Giant and Pattern of Rebirth combo to essentially play out your deck.

PookandPie on Anti Azami lady of scrolls

2 weeks ago

Just listen to TheDevicer. Pithing Needle and Cursed Totem are pretty great vs Azami as they come down early enough that Azami may have a hard time countering them (even assuming a tutor, that's still only 2-4 mana to get these out), and then they stop Azami's major gameplan until he bounces them (which isn't a permanent solution, so Azami has to spend extra mana to go off, which gives you more time to prevent it from going off). Phyrexian Revoker naming Azami isn't a bad call either.

I say go for Saffi Eriksdotter and combo all over the dude's face. The colors give you access to the above artifacts, plus Grand Abolisher, Spirit of the Labyrinth, City of Solitude, Defense Grid, and more. Saffi also doesn't care if her creatures get countered as you can pull them out of the graveyard later with little effort (Birthing Pod up to Reveillark or Karmic Guide is always fun with Saffi, plus there's also Renegade Rallier to bring back Saffi to continue abusing ETB/LTBs ad infinitum). I'm mostly saying Saffi for the colors, but it's also a fairly cheap deck to make given it's only two colors and generates crazy value with uncommons and rares alike (don't forget your Fiend Hunters, Boonweaver Giants, and Pattern of Rebirths!).

Seriously, go full-on, "Don't mess with my stuff" package and run WG Hatebears with a Saffi Combo Flourish. Seems fun to me.

bushido_man96 on Mamma Said Knock you out

2 weeks 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!

BlackWyvern on Atarka, World Render: Double Dragon

3 weeks ago


I've since updated my own Atarka deck with Harmonize as well as things like Bequeathal and Pattern of Rebirth. They work really well if you can slap them on something like Burnished Hart then sac it for two lands, two cards, and a fatty. Also Zendikar Resurgent is another possible source of card draw and directly replaces Mana Reflection in my deck. (I have no tap-mana, everything I run is for land ramp.)

n0bunga on

3 weeks ago

acefalo HaH! Cauldron sounds great for a one-time use. Give Child, and any of my dudes persist and commence the saltening.

I thought of Snapcaster for sure. It'd be great to recur the silly sac cards.

You're probably right, the more the merrier. I'm leaning towards Academy Rector in that regard, since I've recently added a sub-strategy of Pattern of Rebirth into Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre. The Annihilator works so well here.

-Logician on Gaddock Teeg Competitive Hatebear Combo

3 weeks ago

Emzed smh not sure how I made that mistake with Worldly Tutor. Definitely unlike me to mistake the rules text of a card I commonly play with, and I am very embarrassed about that. :P

I think I would not be interested in adding Natural Order. If I were interested in adding another poop card that I can't cast with teeg out, I'd be looking at Chord of Calling before Natural Order due to its ability to really just get whatever. Living Plane and Birthing Pod is already feeling clunky enough, let alone the occasional awkward Pattern of Rebirth draw here and there.

I really don't have time to be aiming for Mentor of the Meek. On turn 1, I need a dork or Sylvan Safekeeper / Mother of Runes, sometimes Land Tax. I just cast Gaddock Teeg indisputably on turn 2 to cut of Chord of Calling, Green Sun's Zenith, fast mana into a four-drop+ noncreature spell etc. To give you some idea. I once played against a Daretti, Scrap Savant deck. You're probably thinking, "Wow. He can't even cast his commander... LOL." I underestimated his hand when he went turn 1 mountain pass. I declined to throw teeg out there immediately, and I payed the price because he sandbagged the Mana Vault and slammed a turn 2 Daretti. Rip. I lost that game really hard. Anyway, from now on, I just cast teeg on turn 2 because it's necessary in my meta. On turn 3, I need to cast a hatebear. Beit Thalia, Mindcensor, or Linvala, doesn't matter. I just need to keep cutting my opponents' lines of play off as much as possible or else I can be sure that they'll squeeze their way out from under me. To toss a Mentor of the Meek out there on turn 3 is asking for trouble. If I'm not going to cast it on turn 3, then when? It's not getting any better. In the first 5 turns of the game, every single mana is precious. I'm not going to drag this out. I'm prepared to invest every last mana I have in this early-mid game on hate. I simply just can't play Mentor.

Now Earthcraft is a pretty good idea. I happen to have given one away to a good friend of mine as a birthday gift... gotta find another one. I wish Earthcraft was all fuzzy rainbows and christmas fun, but alas, I only have 12 basics and that number isn't rising. There's a solid chance, from my experience, that I play through the first few turns and not even see basic lands. That would be pretty shitty. This is one I'll have to think about for a little while.

Let's say I was using Grafted Wargear and I draw into it as well as Academy Rector. Sweet, so let's combo off. I equip it to my rector, then equip it to another creature. When it becomes unattached, I sacrifice rector and put pattern on the newly equipped creature. I transfer the wargear to another creature, and the patterned creature dies. Now the sac-fodder count = 1. I get boonweaver, which gets back the pattern. I move the wargear to him, which sacs whatever was equipped. Sac-fodder count = 2. Move the wargear off the boonweaver to another creature to sac the boonweaver. Pattern gets me a karmic guide, which gets back boonweaver. I move the wargear to boonweaver. Sac-fodder count = 3. Move the wargear to karmic guide. Pattern gets Reveillark. Move Wargear to reveillark saccing karmic guide. Move the wargear off of Reveillark to sac it. Gets back Karmic Guide and Boonweaver. Equip to boonweaver and now we're up to a sac fodder count of 4. Move the wargear to karmic guide. Pattern gets saffi. Move to saffi, hold priority on the sac trigger and sac saffi to karmic guide. Karmic GUide comes back in and reanimates Reveillark. Move to Reveillark saccing karmic guide, then move the wargear off Reveillark to a FIFTH sac fodder creature to get back karmic guide and saffi... this is getting crazy. To get to this point I need five random creatures to sacrifice. Seems not good enough. Not to mention this is all sorcery speed sacing. :/ Demonmail Hauberk isn't much better, and it's a 4-drop noncreature spell, so definitely no.

I've tried playing stoneforge mystic before. I was using jitte, sofi, soff, and skullclamp. The whole package as a whole just wasn't an effective gameplan. I found the strategy to be slow and didn't put a harness on the game-state like most other strategies did.

PookandPie on Ghave: Baby Makin' and Alimony

3 weeks ago

I have always liked Sigil Captain even after I removed him a couple years ago, and I'm not sure I have any room in the deck for him now. Champion of Lambholt is just a cheaper option for what usually works out as the same ability plus some added benefits, while Juniper Order Ranger lets me go infinite with Persist creatures, which Sigil Cap would not do. If I ever want to squeeze in that effect again, I'll probably go with Ivy Lane just because it allows an infinite with Finks and Primus, though I'm not sure I could fit it in right now, lol.

I've never actually tried Crystalline Crawler. It can go infinite with Cathar's Crusade, Ghave, and itself, which isn't bad. I may look into that one some more.

Martyr's Bond is unfortunately too costly for the effect as my meta finishes games around turns 4-6, so I wouldn't have a lot of room to use it. Grabbing it via Academy Rector sounds hilarious, but grabbing Pattern of Rebirth and just winning seems a better option right now.

I'll check out your deck in a moment, thank you for the suggestions! I'll keep Ivy Lane Denizen and Crystalline Crawler in mind.

Homer127112 on The Ghostly Hooves of Karador

1 month ago

A lot of Karador players usually build the deck to combo off with graveyard loops, formerly carried out by Boonweaver Giant fetching Pattern of Rebirth combined with a free sac outlet. That would allow you to get Karmic Guide, bringing back the Boonweaver Giant and Pattern, then sacking the Boonweaver Giant again for Saffi Eriksdotter, which sacs to target the Karmic Guide, then sac the Karmic Guide, which, due to Saffi, comes back and brings back the Boonweaver Giant, which, when sacrificed, can get you a Reveillark, which can get back Safi and Guide. At this point, you can generate and infinite graveyard loop and with a card like Blood Artist, you can drain everyone at the table.

With the recent unbanning of Protean Hulk, however, you no longer need to use Boonweaver Giant or a permanent Sac outlet, as a 1 time sac outlet can kill the Protean Hulk, allowing you to get a 1 cmc sac outlet and Karmic Guide, thus allowing you to go off with less, and much faster.

If you would like any card ideas, I have recently uploaded my version of Karador here on TappedOut, and will be providing a link to the decklist below.

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