Spreading Algae


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eighth Edition (8ED) Uncommon
Urza's Saga (USG) Uncommon

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Spreading Algae

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant Swamp

When enchanted land becomes tapped, destroy it.

When Spreading Algae is put into a graveyard from play, return Spreading Algae to its owner's hand.

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Spreading Algae Discussion

hungry000 on For Assholes Only 2: Forever Alone

2 months ago

I like this version better than the other one, not quite sure why though. Do you only play one Urborg because you can fetch it with Sylvan Scrying? It might be good to play more in case of Ghost Quarter and Field of Ruin, which would make Spreading Algae super dead in hand (unless you're playing against black).

MonsterHatchGames on For Assholes Only 2: Forever Alone

2 months ago

Spawning Grounds? Don't think that's modern legal.

Also, I already made this deck a few months back, but you are welcome to take anything you need from it.

I see you went with a lot of creature-based hate and I'm not to say whether that's the best version.

However, I decided to go with a Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Spreading Algae, Icy Manipulator combo, while also employing the tap-enchantments.

I do think my deck works in that I can hide behind Bridge and wipe for creatures, which is more effective on a per-card basis.

Finally, I think red and Stoneshaker Shaman really make the deck. Basically, opponent will either tap all their lands and lose 4-6 life a turn, or sac a land per turn. Brutal stuff, and it gets around problem of trying not to tap their penalized lands.

Darth_Savage on Mana Love

3 months ago

Hi Xeb (star wars rebels reference?)

You really want more forests so you can fully leverage Arbor Elf alongside 2x Voyaging Satyr replacing the Viridian Emissary. The reason for that is Utopia Sprawl or if budget is a concern Fertile Ground and maybe Trace of Abundance note the shroud though, so you can't untap it.

Next Blood Sun it isn't Blood Moon, but you aren't using fetches and it can be a menace to those that are... You also possibly want 2x of Koth of the Hammer in your sideboard as an alternative wincon or maybe the Spreading Algae Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth combo, though not if you decide to run Blood Sun.

Funkydiscogod on For Assholes Only

4 months ago

What about making it three colors so you can add Spreading Algae? Combine with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth for hilarity.

colton815 on [Modern] Spreading Obliterator

4 months ago

Chasmolinker & scrotality: Spreading Algae + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is neat and all, but only really works if you have multiple Spreading Algae out, and have a way to search for both cards. otherwise your opponent probably doesn't care if they're only down 1 mana. they just wont tap that land unless they can win that turn.

Chasmolinker on [Modern] Spreading Obliterator

4 months ago

I love this deck. I think Spreading Algae + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is hilarious. Might just have to add it to myJund Landslide deck. +1

Calliber on M.O.L.D.

10 months ago

Tectonic Instability-It affects all and is easily worked around by tapping lands for mana and then having your land drop. In the end all it does is cause lands to enter tapped for everyone. Plus, has no effect on mana rocks/dorks.

Spreading Algae- Situational on the land being a swamp (I see Urborg) and easily countered by just not tapping the land which would combo well with Tectonic Instability I understand, but more often than not you won't have the combination out.

Goblin Assault- I see you have several other cards that work off of sac'ing a creature, it makes up a small part of the cards and maybe think about eliminating this group. Perilous Forays, Earthblighter...

As for other cuts, consider the ones that affect you as well in terms of land sac's, why sac a land if you don't need to.

TMBRLZ on Algae Casual

10 months ago

I actually think this deck is pretty sweet. Competitive even. Extra hateful to your opponent and the Spreading Algae is a fascinating touch. Well done.

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