Scavenging Ooze


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

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Set Rarity
Commander (2016 Edition) Rare
Magic 2014 Rare
MTG: Commander Rare
Promo set for Gatherer Rare

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Scavenging Ooze

Creature — Ooze

: Exile target card from a graveyard. If it was a creature card, put a +1/+1 counter on Scavenging Ooze and you gain 1 life.

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Scavenging Ooze Discussion

Zinrius on Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury

18 hours ago

Personally, i'd replace Exploration for Gaea's Touch even though i'm a fan of neither; but a T2 Gaea's Touch can easily summon Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury - Some answer cards are great, such as Scavenging Ooze against Dredge/reanimator, Bane of Progress against Enchantment/Artifact decks, Dosan the Falling Leaf against pesky instants/counters and Green Sun's Zenith to help you fetch those answers. - Hall of Gemstone counters multicolored decks

Also, I see little to no point in having Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse in a monocolored Deck but to thin your deck out. You can add Doubling Season if your budget allows it to, too. I see that you are fond of Wolves, so maybe Master of the Wild Hunt suits your tastes.

As for what to Replace, i'd say Whirlwind as it is too situational, as is Predator, Flagship and Spidersilk Net

cplvela0811 on Sultai Synergy

1 day ago

Omeros that is interesting. Abzan is more of a deck than Jund is and I do ok against it.

That Mardu shell is nice. I have a Mean Mardu build.

Bringers of Chaos

Modern cplvela0811


. I have been away for a bit, testing out the waters of what have to offer.

For me Thought Scour draws me a card, so that alone gives me a better probability of drawing into lands than just drawing per turn. But I do see what you mean. Sometimes it does not do that. Good old Cryptic Command has done me well, but maybe, for more competitive play you are right. It is too slow and constricting on the base at times. Perhaps Countersquall or something else may fill that role. Perhaps Scavenging Ooze.

Against 4 cmc planeswalkers, The deck has has ways around them. Counterspells, Pulse, Snapcaster, Jace. Also, every deck looses and no deck is unbeatable. That is what happens in Magic--I would be a fool to argue otherwise.

Zargast on Myrly a Zoo Deck

2 days ago

Fantastic brew you have, and as an aggro player in modern I find my biggest issues are things like lightning bolt, path to exile, and vapor snag, so I'd recommend cutting the keen sense for something like Vines of Vastwood or a finisher like Revenge of the Hunted since keen sense is easy for a lot of decks in the format to deal with by just removing the one creature before it has an impact. Scavenging Ooze is also a good inclusion for games you don't win as fast or vs burn decks. Finally with only 3 CoCo's you should be okay cutting a land for something else like a 4th rancor. If you really want draw though and who doesn't? Harmonize is sadly your best bet in green still in terms of consistency.

deaddrift on Golgari Eldrazi

5 days ago

Cool idea, nice synergies between Scavenging Ooze and Relic of Progenitus plus Wasteland Strangler and Eternal Scourge! Watch out for matches where Relic is dead, though; it will be hard to side them out if you can't make up for that lack of exiling in other ways.

Twenty three lands may prove too few to reliably cast Seer and Smasher on-curve; my midrange Eldrazi build relies on 24 lands plus two Mind Stone to get there on time. But I don't have Ancient Stirrings to dig for me when needed, either, so YMMV of course.

Dennis14 on Eldrazi Rock

6 days ago

I'm working on a similar deck idea but am trying to maximize the value of Ancient Stirrings by playing as much colorless cards and also playing mostly Eldrazi creature to work with Eldrazi Temple.
The only non-Eldrazi I use is Scavenging Ooze (another option is Dryad Militant) because it is not only a good value creature that gets bigger, gains life and eats GY but also fuels Wasteland Strangler (which I'm surprised not to see in your list).
I also have Eternal Scourge and Relic of Progenitus which works with both E.Scourge and W.Strangler.

Here is my version:

JumboCommander on Omnath is Disgruntled

6 days ago

Hey WhisperingBlade, I like Regal Force and I remember considering him but I just decided to go in a different direction for my card draw (not necessarily a better direction). Steely Resolve is pretty great. I have had some trouble with removal so I usually save up some landfall to get instant value out of my commander. Then he is easy to recast because of all the ramp. Scavenging Ooze is just a great card. I should pack more graveyard hate but there is not much abuse in my meta so it gets pushed to the back of my mind. Thanks for the great suggestions.

WhisperingBlade on Omnath is Disgruntled

6 days ago

What do you think of Regal Force in this deck? It seems like a great source of card advantage, but maybe it competes with your wheel effects for your card advantage too much? Also, how often does the deck struggle with Omnath getting removed? In your video, you mention that you can run Asceticism, but have you also considered Steely Resolve? It acts as a similar effect for your elementals, but I wanted your opinion on the card. In addition, I think Scavenging Ooze can be a really cool card for the deck. With your wheel effects placing potentially problematic cards into your opponents' graveyards, a little gravehate can't hurt, and Scooze can do gravehate, lifegain, and at as a mana sink all at once.

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