Prey Upon

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Common
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Common
Explorers of Ixalan (EO2) None
Aether Revolt (AER) Common
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Common
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Common
Duel Decks: Heroes vs. Monsters (DDL) Common
Magic 2013 (M13) Common
Innistrad (ISD) Common

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Prey Upon

Sorcery

Target creature you control fights target creature you don't control. (Each deals damage equal to its power to the other.)

Prey Upon Discussion

rwking082 on [A] Gargos on These!

2 days ago

+1 for the name.

I'd add more lands. 36 minimum. And Omnath, Locus of Mana .

So, Gargos's second ability gives you some potential. You could add a suite of green spells that target your creatures to take advantage of his fight mechanic. For example, run Prey Upon , allowing Gargos and one of your hydras to remove two creatures for one green mana. Add in a Mirrorpool and you can get four fights for four mana. I'm sure there are other fun green cantrips that would make him scarier, too.

wallisface on Budget Mono-Green Hydra

2 days ago

I’d swap out Sedge Scorpion for Hexdrinker , as it can grow to be something useful (i’m not too sure why you’re running the scorpion to begin with?).

Other creatures I think you should ditch are Nylea's Disciple and Reverent Hunter - these would both be better served as land and/or ramp creatures (20 land is very low for what you’re trying to do, even with the ramp I think you need 24ish)

Solidarity of Heroes feels like too much of a “win more” card to be useful. I think you should drop it.

Time to Feed just feels like a bad Prey Upon ??

There’s two recent cards that might be of interest to you: Gargos, Vicious Watcher and Unbound Flourishing .

Gody322 on An-Ayula-tion

4 days ago

I don't know if this is a good suggestion but maybe Savage Swipe . You definitely have enough 2 power creatures. Although I wouldn't recommend just playing a Prey Upon so I don't know. I do think however that Temur Sabertooth would be good for sure. It's not a bear but it could let you easily bounce your cheap (2 mana) bears back to your hand to get extra ETB effects. Decoction Module , Roaring Primadox , Stampeding Serow , Stampeding Wildebeests and Ambush Krotiq all have a similar effect but I don't think they are all worth playing. I also think that maybe Conjurer's Closet or Mimic Vat could be good additions. I think since bears aren't a supper strong tribe by them self your best bet is to maximize the ETB effects. (Which seems to be what you're doing.) I would say you could take out a few of the 2 mana 2/2s just because they don't do too too much and you seem to have a lot of them but I don't know. Like you said there aren't too many bears. Anyways I hope this is helpful. :)

englishmuffin9 on The Foremost Ascendancy (Ghave EDH)

1 week ago

Looking good! There are a couple of suggestions I have though. Great to see Evolution Sage in there and I would consider putting in a few other spells with proliferate. It is a powerful effect. ( Grim Affliction , Planewide Celebration , Contagion Clasp , or Pollenbright Druid ). Also, Pir, Imaginative Rascal and Winding Constrictor would be great includes. Another thing to think about is the commander potential of Anafenza herself. Tbh, her effect is not very strong. Ghave, Guru of Spores or a partner combo with Ravos, Soultender and Reyhan, Last of the Abzan might be better I feel. Possible cards to cut would be Prey Upon , Ordeal of Heliod , Grim Flayer , Reverent Hunter )

Other possible includes: Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter , Hooded Hydra , Death's Presence , Bloodspore Thrinax , Collective Effort , Fertilid .

Dragaan on Modern Green Stompy (100% competitive under $100)

1 month ago

While you are right that Gut Shot is less impactful than most of the board, it's not strictly worse than Dismember since it allows you to curve out while still having some interaction vs opponents that are playing important utility creatures like mana dorks. Can make a world of difference in certain match-ups like elves or sometimes vs affinity. I was turned on to the card by someone else (some pro player/streamer back a year or two ago). I was never a big fan of the card prior to that. But, yea, cards that allow you to still use all your mana AND curve out while still disrupting the opponent work exceptionally well in decks like stompy or little zoo, etc. The random reach is just icing.

However, I do agree with you that it's probably the least impactful (certainly least sexy) of the cards in the board I used up above. I've noticed the meta (both local and online) is quite different than when I last played a lot back in 2016-ish and I haven't been getting as much use out of the card as I once did. I actually don't have it in my paper deck atm. It is replaced by a Prey Upon , but that is only because I do not have a 3rd Dismember. A lot of this is due to how often I run into UR Phoenix and specifically Thing in the Ice  Flip.

Thanks for the suggestions. I mentioned Garruk's Companion in the description. I see why some people run it in the super aggressive versions but I feel the extra health on Tusker, esp for evolving Experiment One's but also just for allowing me to attack into more creatures and working better when you have Rancor on the card just makes it a more effective creature overall. I do see why some people still like and run the card, though.

Although I have not mentioned much here, you will see that just the other day I discussed many of your points/suggestions on this deck's comments section - Lushy bushy (as well as a few other points). I also discussed some of these same points with this deck's author - Big Green Daddies.

The ones I don't mention, from Nettle Sentinel down, I believe are not impactful enough to be run in a competitive Stompy list atm. Similar cards would be Prowling Serpopard , Great Sable Stag , Witchstalker , etc. (although these are all 3-mana examples). I believe the modern green Stompy list is just too tight to include cards like that anymore, esp now that Dryad Militant is almost required and we're gonna want at least 2 (probably 3, or even 4 for some people) Collector Ouphe in the board.

Thank you for your comment!

Funkydiscogod on how to deal with people ...

1 month ago

Also, if you want to annoy your opponent:

Sandwurm Convergence has the amusing side-effect of shutting down Vampire Nocturnus .

Elegant Edgecrafters has the amusing effect that it can't be blocked by common deathtouching vampires.

Giant Adephage can also trample over deathtouching blockers, and creates a copy of itself, effectively surviving.

Precursor Golem is unusually punishing to non-targeted removal: a Murder will kill all of them, but a Cruel Edict only kills one. They also get really fun with the Prey Upon or Giant Growth you have in your deck.

I would also say you should replace Plummet with Stinging Shot , since it hates Vampire Nighthawk and can be cycled away if it's not needed.

Sillynx on Tolsimir Wolf Tribal

2 months ago

Here's some suggestions for some cuts or swaps.

Mayor of Avabruck  Flip is really not worth it imo, since its front side is basically useless in this deck and getting it to transform and stay transformed is way too much effort in a multiplayer commander game. You're also not getting that much out of him that you don't already get out of other cards in the deck.

Pledge of Unity and Common Bond also don't seem that great to me. I'd much rather add more anthems or stuff like Metallic Mimic than just one time counter distribution.

You can probably also cut Prey Upon , since your wolves will do enough fighting anyway.

You could consider cutting Growing Ranks . It's too slow of an enchantment imo.

Finally, here's some swaps I could recommend.

Avacyn's Pilgrim => Paradise Druid

It's 1 mana more but provides better fixing and is also an elf which you can champion with Wren's Run Packmaster

Emmara Tandris => Vigor

Why prevent damage when you can let your creatures take the damage and let them grow bigger from it?

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