Spreading Algae

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

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Spreading Algae Discussion

hungry000 on Build around cards

4 months ago

eyes2sky has a billion pauper decks you could look at. One of the more interesting ones I've seen is built around Spreading Algae, Contaminated Ground and other land tax cards.

Snowmen1 on Help finding interesting cards to …

4 months ago

Here's some stuff that caught my attention over the past few sets. Dreadhorde Arcanist, Wishclaw Talisman (looks like you can activate, hold priority, and sac it. May be something for a new eggs combo deck idk) , Charming Prince (saw brief play, but Im thinking maybe use it in a taxes shell to get an Akroma, Angel of Fury out on turn 3 using vial), theres a cycle of cards like The Cauldron of Eternity (of which this one seems like a great card to get a Metalwork Colossus out with), Fae of Wishes (which saw brief play in places but may be cool in a control shell), theres Elvish Reclaimer (which could go in a variety of shells, especially a Spreading Algae deck that I really want to see made).

I would also suggest trying to take a look at the changes that have been seen by modern such as the mox ban. Maybe something you could look at is making an affinity deck with Arcbound Ravager among other classic cards that no longer have a home.

Some decks that Im working on right now that you may also like to work on are BG Undying (which has been a lot of fun and felt very good), and Stompy (which is not the most compelling, but is very underrated, and got some new toys.)

Other cards I know have interested people I know would be: Brought Back, Resplendent Angel, Goblin Engineer, Astral Drift, and Echo of Eons (pretty much just look at modern horizons).

Hope some of this is of interest for you.

TheLordStormCrow on Karma

6 months ago

Mother of Runes and Stern Judge are not modern legal.

Giver of Runes is a close second to Mother of Runes which is modern legal, so that's a fairly easy swap if you like her in the deck.

Devout Lightcaster doesn't seem very good. I'm assuming you think that it can exile the opponent's lands when it enters, but lands are colorless, so Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth doesn't make them black.

If you're going hard on the plan of Karma + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , you may want to consider Expedition Map as a way to more consistently find your Urborg .

Your mana base is pretty bad for modern, if you're not on a budget, then Temple Garden will be a good include, as green mana for Spreading Algae that also helps cast the rest of your deck, if you want more than 8 green sources, then something like Canopy Vista is fetchable, or Razorverge Thicket is a better one, but isn't fetchable.

Your gameplan needs some streamlining too, are you killing your opponent with Karma ? If so, destroying their lands with Spreading Algae seems pretty bad. This deck seems to play similarly to a hatebears/death and taxes deck, so you may want to take a look at some of those to see if you want any pieces from there (mana denial etc.)

Magnanimous on What Are Some Of Your …

7 months ago

In rough order of how much I like them:

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Spreading Algae

Flagstones of Trokair and any sacrifice effect, like Smallpox , Elvish Reclaimer , and Crop Rotation .

In a similar vein, Brought Back and evoke spells like Shriekmaw and Mulldrifter .

Sundial of the Infinite + Glorious End or Pact of Negation effects. The Sundial can end the turn and counter the ability that would make you lose the game.

I recently saw a deck based around Haunted Dead that played Prized Amalgam + other graveyard shenanigans, Fiery Temper , and Elder Deep-Fiend in Pioneer, so that was pretty cool and synergistic although not a standard two card combo.

Young Pyromancer / Monastery Mentor / Goblinslide + Blood Funnel .

Kjartan on Muldrotha, Queen of the Dead

1 year ago

Brain Maggot and Duress are perfectly fine. They are not great, but they are fine.

Spreading Algae + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is cute, but I can't say it's great. It's not good against fast decks because they don't require that much mana, and while it is really good against slow decks, (when you get it to work), it's pretty inconsistent.

But it could be a really good sideboard card. When you play against black control/midrange decks.

Toxicnerve on Muldrotha, Queen of the Dead

1 year ago

Kjartan okay. I see your point. My deck isn't inherently bad, but it doesn't have the right tools to make the game be where I want it to be successful with a slower play style. So I have Fatal Push but Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize I don't really have and if I remember correctly, they're not exactly cheap. For the time being, would something like Brain Maggot or Spreading Algae be a good middle ground until I acquire some of those cards? I figured algae would be a good card since I already have Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth in the deck and it can be reused with its ability and if its removed with a destroy spell or through control bouncing shenanigans, I can still reuse it through my graveyard retrieval. I feel like it could be a good card, but I'm curious to your thoughts since you have a better understanding than I. I also have Duress but that I feel would fit better in sideboard as it is selective. Am I going in the right direction with those thoughts? Also, I understand Praetor's Counsel . During my play testing I never had an opportunity that i could use it and it just seemed kinda clunky in the first place. I have already removed it from the actual deck as it turns out. Thank you

mrmearll on Bant Chant

1 year ago

Darth_Savage I did play test using Herald of the Pantheon. I found thatUtopia Sprawland Arbor Elf worked better because you are able to fix your mana. Although I did like the Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Spreading Algae synergy. I think I might try it out. Thanks for the sug

Darth_Savage on Bant Chant

1 year ago

This look interesting, would Herald of the Pantheon, Semblance Anvil (cost reduction) or Genju of the Cedars (alternative beater) be worth considering here? Or the combo of Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth with Spreading Algae?

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