Sporogenesis

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Urza's Saga (USG) Rare

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Tokens

Sporogenesis

Enchantment

At the beginning of your upkeep, you may put a fungus counter on target nontoken creature.

Whenever a creature is put into a graveyard from play, put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play for each fungus counter on that creature.

When Sporogenesis leaves the battlefield, remove all fungus counters from all creatures.

Sporogenesis Discussion

KIRK77 on Cucked By A Mushroom

1 year ago

Pretty sweet fungus and saproling deck. I see you've got a couple good thallids and wondered if you had seen Thelon of Havenwood, Sporogenesis or maybe Verdant Embrace?

bushido_man96 on Trostani Spikes & Spores

1 year ago

Thank you for taking a look, Snacrifice. I had around 117 cards in the initial list, so I spent lots of time last night just trying to make cuts. The mana base is not set yet, though. I just listed the forests/plains to get the count in there. Now, on to the suggestions....

Spore Flower fits, but it doubles Spike Weaver. If I don't have a Weaver, though, I'll go with it as a budget option, for sure. I do like Mycologist, it must be the Timeshifted version of Elvish Farmer. I may have to squeeze it in somewhere. I like Sporogenesis, but the only bad thing is if it gets removed, all, ALL of the spore counters go away. Wait, I just read that, and it says "fungus counters," not "spore counters," so that may be playable. I'll consider it. I was not aware of Selesnya Evangel, and she is strictly better than the guildmage, so in she goes. I'll see if I can find a spot for Sprout Swarm, but I'm not sure on Seed Spark.

Thank you again for taking a look. I'm not sure how good this deck will be, but it should be fun if it gets going.

Snacrifice on Trostani Spikes & Spores

1 year ago

You might like Spore Flower, as it's a fungus that doubles as a fog-effect.(especially with Fungal Bloom and the rest). Also Mycologist is another white spore maker for you.

I'm suprised not to see Sporogenesis or the absolutely amazing Sprout Swarm(the latter of which is one of my favorite cards printed. I prefer Selesnya Evangel over the guildmage myself.

Seed Spark is a really decent mixed used card as well.

Conflykt on Rith Asks You for Another Playmat

2 years ago

Also didn't see Rhys the Redeemed ... If you're looking for strong board presence, that's a great one to go to for the last ability. With creature wide haste, or on battlefield abilities (Warstorm Surge), it usually becomes a game ender.

Because of Sporogenesis, I would also think of adding some sneaking saproling and card advantage creators to counter board wipes, allow card draw, life gain, sac outlets, etc:

Sporesower Thallid

Psychotrope Thallid

Pallid Mycoderm

Mycologist

Elvish Farmer

Fangorian on Fungi from Yuggoth

2 years ago

I took out Hazardous Conditions because it was just too problematic to use with Thelon on board.

Hazardous would work so much better if there only were more ways to get counters on Thelon, so he wouldn't die on it. Sporogenesis works alright, Grim Affliction and Incremental Blight are a bit counterproductive I'd say.

Sometimes it doesn't matter but sometimes you sweep out your enemies tokens just to realize that your thallid with 10 spore counters is only a 1/1 with Thelon gone. :(

[email protected]_only on The Cheating Green Monster

2 years ago

odd mechanics in green:

Bellowing Tanglewurm, Beacon Behemoth, Avoid Fate, Cream of the Crop, City of Solitude, Brooding Saurian, Heartwood Storyteller, Gurzigost, Genju of the Cedars, Gaea's Liege, Freyalise's Winds, Fertile Imagination, Eyes of the Wisent, Engulfing Slagwurm, Elven Warhounds, Elephant Grass, Hermit of the Natterknolls  Flip, Hidden Gibbons (and the other hidden creatures / enchantments), Dosan the Falling Leaf, Holistic Wisdom, Hornet Sting, Hunted Troll, Ichneumon Druid, Kashi-Tribe Reaver (and the rest of kashi-tri, if only for the lockdown mechanic), Lifeforce, Lignify, Lost in the Woods, Mammoth Harness, Meandering Towershell, Midsummer Revel, Mindbender Spores, Mortal Wound, Multani, Maro-Sorcerer, Nacatl War-Pride, Nature's Wrath, Night Soil (okay, this one is odd - because the colon is after the removal of creatures, it happens faster than players can respond or trigger to - it happens at the "cost" step of activating the ability), Noxious Revival, Panglacial Wurm, Permeating Mass, Planeswalker's Favor, Protean Hydra, Quirion Druid, Recycle, Revelation, Riftsweeper, Rite of Passage, Root Maze, Rootrunner, Rust, Scarwood Bandits, Sprouting Phytohydra, Sporogenesis, Spike Tiller, Sheltering Ancient, Selvala's Charge, Sekki, Seasons' Guide, Wave of Vitriol, Wonderlust, Vernal Equinox, Unyaro Bees, Typhoon, Tropical Storm, Tornado, Tempting Wurm, Tempting Licid, Symbiotic Deployment, Superior Numbers, Stunted Growth, Wild Mammoth, Wolfcaller's Howl, Worldspine Wurm, Xantid Swarm, and Yavimaya Dryad

RazortoothMtg on Big creatures into little creatures

2 years ago

Mitotic Slime comes to mind. Reef Worm is sorta like that, but in the wrong colors. Abzan Ascendancy/Golgari Germination/Gutter Grime/Requiem Angel are sorta close, Belfry Spirit turns the creature it haunts into a card like that, Brindle Shoat, Tuktuk the Explorer and Doomed Dissenter just get bigger. Liege of the Hollows gives everyone squirrels when it dies. Symbiotic Elf, Symbiotic Beast, and Symbiotic Wurm turn into insects. Chasm Skulker explodes into a pile of squid (wrong colors again tho). Maalfeld Twins breaks apart into 2 zombies, and Mausoleum Guard into 2 spirits. Promise of Bunrei makes one of your dudes explode into spirits. Sporogenesis is kind of a cool card that makes your guys explode into saprolings on death. Sprouting Thrinax is good. Wurmcoil Engine is a popular one.Goblin Marshal/Mogg War Marshal makes goblins when he ETBs and dies. Hallowed Spiritkeeper, Hangarback Walker, and Hooded Hydra all work. Jotun Owl Keeper in blue again. Mongrel Pack is another one, as is Murder Investigation. Theres a whole bunch of "Penumbra" cards from odyssey that all make a black clone of themselves when they die (e.g Penumbra Wurm). Ulvenwald Mysteries turns each dead guy into a clue that it then turns into a soldier.

If I were to make a commander deck around this idea, I would go with a Jund, not Abzan, sacrifice deck led by Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper, or perhaps Shattergang Brothers. In addition to these you have a ton of guys that just make 1 token on death- Seed Guardian, Sifter of Skulls, Pawn of Ulamog, Tukatongue Thallid, Blisterpod, Myr Sire, etc.

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