Scavenging Ooze

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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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Rare
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Rare
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Magic 2014 (M14) Rare
MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare
Promo set for Gatherer (PSG) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Scavenging Ooze occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.38%

Golgari: 3.24%


All decks: 0.51%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

Green: 0.38%

Golgari: 0.15%

GU (Simic): 0.45%

Scavenging Ooze Discussion

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on the Never Ending Story...

1 week ago

Hello there!

I have a couple suggestions for your consideration.

Equilibrium, Thassa, Deep-Dwelling, and Erratic Portal will allow you to re-buy some of your bounce creatures.

Thassa's Oracle provides an additional Lab Man effect that you can bounce back to hand when you are ready to win. It is also hard to interact with outside of counter magic. And if you want to get really competitive you could include Protean Hulk and Flash alongside it.

God-Eternal Oketra may be too slow, but she does offer a different avenue of attack (no pun intended :) ) for the deck.

Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath provides lifegain, ramp, card draw and can come back over and over again

Lastly, you might consider a bit of graveyard hate since you are attempting to mill people out. Remorseful Cleric (already in your sideboard) and Scavenging Ooze are great creature options while Soul-Guide Lantern is a new great option from Theros.

wallisface on I am tired of losing ...

2 weeks ago

I’d sideboard Leyline of Sanctity, and Kor Firewalker. Having either of those in your opening hand should let you beat burn comfortably unless they can deal with it fast.

For additional mainboard hate, maybe a few Scavenging Ooze. Helps to apply some pressure while also keeping you healthy.

Grubbernaut on Has Using the Graveyard as ...

2 weeks ago

Short answer: Yes.

However, as usual, there's more to it. Delve is too good overall; Escape isn't explicitly too good, but Uro definitely is. I think the focus should be more incidental; things like Scavenging Ooze and things that put cards from your yard on top (except maybe Mystic Sanctuary) are cool interactions that aren't broken. However, turning cards into free cards or free mana is problematic.

I think there's a way to make delve, flashback, and most things appropriately-powered... but it's too tempting for WotC to not make pushed graveyard cards. Think Twice is probably what the power level should've been for flashback but Faithless Looting is the menace everyone will remember.

Uro is the most egregious graveyard card in a little while, though, especially as it relates to Pioneer. If it's better than Gurmag Angler, Houston, we have a problem.

gato91 on Zombie Company

3 weeks ago

Hi, I recommend you that take out Binding Mummy and Dreg Mangler, it's better to use the Dread Wanderer because recursion and Lord of the Accursed because pump you zombies and give them evasion. Another thing it's take out Corpse Knight and try Relentless Dead because can return itself and sometimes another threat.

For you mana base try the Kaladesh fastlands Blooming Marsh x4 + Concealed Courtyard x1 because your principal color is black, green and white are more like splash, and also your curve is low. Another land you must use it's Castle Locthwain x2, give you the black you need and if needed card draw. If you can use Mutavault x2 its another that also benefits of your Zombie Lords.

In your sideboard you can take out Disposal Mummy for Scavenging Ooze because potentially can remove more cards and also grow. Another big threat you can add it's Kaya, Orzhov Usurper and replace Storrev, Devkarin Lich, the reason are that it's more difficult to kill a planeswalker than a creature in the format, can giveyou sustain exiling cards, kill a threat from aggro decks with low curve like mono red, and eventually with Kaya's ultimate win matches.

Tata on Oakenshield Pod.

1 month ago

I appreciate the fairness and honesty.

I would put in Thrill of Possibility over Tormenting Voice and cut Dark Confidant for Phyrexian Arena.

I think you should find space for Buried Alive, Assassin's Trophy, Sheoldred, Whispering One, Disciple of Bolas, Nature's Lore, Farseek, and Skyshroud Claim. Those are the cards that I think your deck would benefit the most from having.

I also think your deck is a little light on interaction. Scavenging Ooze, Krosan Grip, Return to Nature, Shriekmaw, Snuff Out, Toxic Deluge, Blasphemous Act, Damnation, etc, are all decent choices.

OP_Sigma on Ctrl-G (The Art of Mono Green Control)

1 month ago

Hey Ender666666, I might sound like an heretic but I'd play Destiny Spinner over Nyxbloom Ancient or Rude Awakening

In a competitive format I'd 100% keep my Scavenging Ooze in case of any graveyard related combo.

I'm more of a defensive player though!

Have a good day.

Ender666666 on Ctrl-G (The Art of Mono Green Control)

1 month ago

So here's my current dilemma... I want to add Destiny Spinner. The only thing that stands out to me to cut is Scavenging Ooze. But Scooze is a great piece of Graveyard Hate... What should I do?

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