Pongify

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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 Uncommon
Planar Chaos Uncommon

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Pongify

Instant

Destroy target creature. It can't be regenerated. That creature's controller puts a 3/3 green Ape creature token into play.

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Pongify Discussion

Firebones675 on Kaho, Minamo [Witty Joke]

4 days ago

i'd run a lot more in the way of counter spells. Being able to cast Counterspell, Cryptic Command, Exclude etc every turn is powerful.

I think you have way too many ways to shuffle your graveyard into your library. I'd run 1-2 at most. Memory Erosion also seems suspect as you will likely be winning via combo or damage rather than mill. I'd keep Sphinx's Tutelage in only if you plan on drawing your deck to mill everyone (i explain how to to this in a sec)

Also you should probably get your hands on a Paradox Engine. Its a good card in general but can also go infinite.

if you imprint kaho with a 1 mana cantrip like Ponder, Preordain, Brainstorm, Serum Visions etc...

Paradox Engine+Kaho, Minamo Historian+mana rock= infinite draws. Eventually you can draw into and play a second mana rock and then every time you do the loop you gain 1 mana. Keep doing this until you draw your entire deck. At that you can switch over to a different spell with cmc less than the amount of mana you are producing(might mean targeting a token from Pongify with another copy of pongify) each untap to generate infinite mana. With the ability to draw infinite cards and infinite mana, you can cast a Blue Sun's Zenith on each opponent where x=1000 to kill everyone else at the table.

Casting infinite copies of Reality Shift exiles their libraries too.

Also copying a Dramatic Reversal with enough mana rocks out can also generate infinite mana.

Once you have infinite mana if you have something you can tap to draw cards like Arcanis the Omnipotent you can do this to draw your deck, use brainstorm to put a Reality Shift in the deck, play Deadeye Navigator to reset kaho getting your copy of shift you can win that way.

For what it's worth the Deadeye Navigator in your deck generates infinite mana with Peregrine Drake or Palinchron

As you can see there are several ways to to draw your deck so even somethink like Laboratory Maniac is viable.

Sorry if that was a bit long bit here are the cards i think you need: counterspells, Paradox Engine, a few more mana rocks

metalevolence on Curse of the Swamp Witch

1 week ago

This is really cool!

I feel like Sudden Spoiling is usually overrated but I think it would be on point here. Other polymorph-removal spells seem flavorful too and are really good in EDH anyway, like Pongify/Rapid Hybridization

Is Corpse Augur too far from being a witch? He seems flavorful and potentially really good with the cauldrons, deathmantle etc. I'd look for other creatures that give good value on ETB and/or death that you think are on theme.

Any interest in treefolk like Woodfall Primus?

Or should it be kept strictly witches and slimy creatures?

There are potentially other creature options like birds/owls/crows: Murder of Crows, Baleful Strix, Fable of Wolf and Owl

Overall I just love this theme and the deck seems solid enough too.

MesmericOrb on Simic Evolution

1 week ago

Young Wolf + Pongify + Experiment One = A 3/3 + 3/3 + 2/2

Young Wolf + Bioshift is also a nice cantrip.

TheHelvault on Help beating walking ballista!!

1 week ago

Fatal Push will kill it every time. Also, Abrupt Decay will get rid of it. Silkwrap, Journey to Nowhere, Doom Blade, good old Murder, Surgical Extraction to rip it out of his deck once it's in the graveyard, Nevermore, Pongify, Beast Within, Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile, Condemn, hell, even Jester's Cap will get rid of 3 of them, or you can use it to grab one, Surgical Extraction that copy for the other 3, then grab 2 other cards from his deck and possibly ruin his backup plans with yet another Surgical Extraction or simply by removing his alternate win-cons. If you want to be ridiculous, which I highly encourage, flash in Ambush Viper to kill it.

Basically, if his deck revolves around Walking Ballista, kill all of them. That's how you get around it

Entrei on Undying Sword of Justice

2 weeks ago

Ok so you are running brago? So a few things I know about brago is that he works great with Strionic Resonator, the ability to produce 3 mana from artifacts (Gilded Lotus is probably the best one for brago) and a mana sink I.E. Staff of Domination or a spell that forces a player to draw and force them to deck themselves. Second off, seeing as brago benefits greatly from artifacts, stuff like Enlightened Tutor are good for consistency (seeing as there is a budget Fabricate and Trophy Mage should work too)

Next there is removal. For creatures you are all right, although Pongify and Rapid Hybridization work well) you are a little light on long lasting enchantment and artifact removal. Again, budget saves the day, as Fate Forgotten and Erase are both cheap cards.

Lastly, you could use some of the cheaper cantrips, such as Peek, Thought Scour and Brainstorm

Happy deckbuilding!

Firebones675 on evolve

2 weeks ago

Looks good! Id try to cut some cards. Generally speaking, you want to play with the minimum number of cards, 60. This gives you the best chance of drawing your best card or the card that you need in a given situation. I'd probably start by trimming a few lands as. Your deck is full of cards that cost 4 or less and as a result can get a way with less. I'd aim somewhere in the ballpark of 21ish lands for now (which would conviently bring you down to 60 cards in the deck).

Also a lot of the cards in the deck are 1-ofs. This means the deck might be a bit more unreliable. If you're just starting out and don't have as many cards dont worry about it but as you pick up more, ask yourself what cards you would want to have in your hand most often and add extra copies of them to the deck. (the one caveat to this is to be careful with legends, planeswalkers and high mana cost cards so they don't end up stranded in your hand).

One other thing i think that would improve the deck is a way to interact with the opponent. Other than the krasis snare, you can't do much at present if your opponent plays a creature that is problematic for you. Blue/green tend to struggle in this department meaning that a lot of the removal you could play is a bit situational. Most of your better options would be things like Beast Within, Reality Shift, Pongify or Rapid Hybridization which would turn it into something more manageable. Alternatively you could try "fight cards" like Ulvenwald Tracker, Mutant's Prey, or other similar effects like Clear Shot or Rabid Bite but these require you to already have a bigger creature in play.

Entrei on Screw you, Nekusar

3 weeks ago

yeah Debtors' Knell is not legal unless you are running orzhov. Aside from that, you are missing a couple key cards for nekusar, namely Bloodchief Ascension, Curiosity and Helm of the Ghastlord. you are also a little light on effective removal, for which Pongify, Rapid Hybridization, and to an extent, Reality Shift for creatures, and Smelt, Vandalblast and Rakdos Charm for artifacts. Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge doesnt really work in decks unless she is the commander, and honestly, Sword of War and Peace isnt too great in nekusar either. lastly, Treasure Hunt can kinda go for Brainstorm or even Gitaxian Probe or Serum Visions if you feel like spending some money.

Aside from the problems i know nekusar faces from experience, this is a pretty solid deck, especially seeing as it is budget and just put together.

Peanut3181 on Leovold's elf army

3 weeks ago

A Leovold Elf deck huh, not really the direction I would go with that crazy ability but I respect you going for what you want. You got some neat combos in here. My only issue with this deck is the lack of card draw. One board wipe will ruin all of your plans. Again you have some, but I would put in a lot more. Without cards in hand, you can't poop out elves like you want to. Shamanic Revelation, Recurring Insight, Edric, Spymaster of Trest gives massive card advantage to you, and only you. take out Time Reversall because it is a one time use, and Jace's Archivist becuase it's too slow. You are in blue, so I think Howling Mine is somewhat pointless in giving your opponents another card Cryptolith Rite is just sweet! and Kamahl, Fist of Krosa is another Ezuri, Renegade Leader

Glimpse of Nature is simply bonkers. Which is why it is so widely used in legacy. Since you have so many tutors why not play Natural Order instead of Diabolic Tutor. Nothing like crapping out a ton of elves and landing a hoof on turn 4. Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury seems ridiculous in value instead of Tezzeret.

For your removal I would take out Isochron Sceptor unless you plan on putting in Seedborn Muse and more 2 mana counterspells like Remand or Arcane Denial. Abrupt Decay is a good card, but not in this format. I would use Beast Within. and I agree with the comment above, Rapid Hybridization and Pongify give great value. or for protection why not use Propaganda or No Mercy

Overall, great deck man. the only thing I would do is maybe take out 1 or 2 of your combos and go for some more utility (card draw and removal specifically). The longer I play commander the more I realize how much utility I need in my decks to keep it chugging along.

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