Survival of the Fittest


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

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Set Rarity
Tempest Remastered Mythic Rare
Vintage Masters Rare
Exodus Rare
Promo Set Rare

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Survival of the Fittest


, Discard a creature card: Search your library for a creature card, reveal that card, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

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Survival of the Fittest Discussion

MEAT_TORNADO on No. [[Gaddock Teeg/Hatebear Primer]]

2 days ago

3InchMeatMonster Yes you can! If you look in the previous comments, someone asks me something similar. Also, you can cut Gaea's Cradle, the expeditions/foils for the regular versions, there are cheaper versions of Land Tax and Linvala, Keeper of Silence, put in Fauna Shaman for Survival of the Fittest, cut Serra's Sanctum, etc. There are other cards to consider if you look at my list of cuts in the primer

SufferFromEDHD on Got Gods?

2 days ago

Cut Eladamri's Call and Cromat. Definetly add one of the following as they are overpowered with indestructible on your side: Survival of the Fittest, Heat Stroke, Lethal Vapors, Obliterate.

Godspeedly on Theomok the token eater *need help*

3 days ago

Feed the Pack is already in the maybe board it was one of the interactions, also Survival of the Fittest would help me get the creature that i need when i need it. Any other big token cards or maybe tutors for the Doubling Season? Being able to get that on a constantly would be very helpfull. Also draw is a big problem for this deck any suggestions on that problem?

Scorprix on IPlayASadSongOnTheWorld'sSmallestViolin

4 days ago

Play all of them, trust me. When I played Selvala I kid you not that I won more games off of the back of Praetor's Counsel than any other card in my deck.

Primal Command is pretty bad in EDH. It's a fine card overall, but is just generally used for decks on a budget because they can't afford a $50 Survival of the Fittest. I would also cut down on lands and up the ramp count, whether that's with creatures or extra land effects like Exploration and Burgeoning, and that should also allow you to add in Garruk Wildspeaker and Fauna Shaman, in addition to the EDH staple Vedalken Orrery. The card is good, but it is easily best in Blue and Green decks, and your deck happens to be one of those two colors. Genesis Wave is also pretty spicy, but your deck doesn't include filthy amounts of ramp yet so that inclusion is up to you. Staff of Domination also seems pretty weak, as your deck might make mana, but it doesn't make THAT much mana. Staff+Yissan is a 10 mana combo, and overall just isn't worth it imo. Thragtusk is more of a std/mdn/lgc card than an EDH one, and seems pretty underwhelming overall.

Cool deck, just needs some fine tuning.

LTmiller on cj96.calimlim

5 days ago

Hey man, I'm really looking for a Survival of the Fittest. I would trade for the other stuff though if we can drop the Chrome Mox.

Godspeedly on Theomok the token eater *need help*

5 days ago

Thank you all for the suggestions, now my question is, is it worth it to have cards like Survival of the Fittest in there? Or just fill it with tokens with cards like, Eldrazi Monument, Akroma's Memorial and Beastmaster Ascension and my commander?

AstroAA on [EDH][PRIMER] Karametra's Garden of Eden

1 week ago

skoobysnackz yeah, one of the main problems I've been running into is lack of big impactful creatures to tutor with cards like Fauna Shaman and Survival of the Fittest. As for the choice between the mana doublers, I much prefer Mana Reflection due to it affecting creatures and rocks as well, both of which I run quite alot of in the deck and they go infinite with Paradox Engine quite a bit. Thank you very much!

flapjackwars on A Song of Loyalty and Betrayal

1 week ago

I still feel like it's not worth it to build Marchesa as a Twin deck when decks with more colors can play the Twin plan faster and more consistently. The commander really supports an all-in build-around plan. Something like Mindslicer or Apocalypse will usually win you the game as long as you get your value engine online, and cutting slow duds like Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed lets your deck be mostly cantrips and value creatures which can quickly find your 1-card wincons.

Anyway, tappedout pinged me, so i'm back again to plead and beg you to at least play Dark Confidant, Trinket Mage, Phyrexian Altar, Ashnod's Altar, Phyrexian Metamorph, Mindslicer, and Bribery. They're all, in my humble opinion, far too good to pass up on in any Marchesa deck. Trinket Mage getting Mana Crypt or Sol Ring is a thousand times better than a 2 mana rock (that you're playing instead of curving out with creatures) and Mindslicer is a pretty easy way to beat Bojuka Bog and other reactive nonsense, and before I start ranting again, I'll suggest cutting Olivia, Yahenni, Grimgrin, Treasonous Ogre, Blood Artist, Martyr of Frost, and River Kelpie, which I consider your worst 7 non-combo cards, but also consider dropping all the combos and just going with the "I win" spells.

It's also possible that I place too much emphasis on Marchesa in my playstyle, and I've certainly played games where the table made me their enemy and shut down my value engine, so maybe playing a combo backup plan is worth it. It just feels to me like if you're playing creature combo you should be playing some sort of green deck for Birthing Pod or Survival of the Fittest or Food Chain etc etc

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