Survival of the Fittest


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

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Set Rarity
Tempest Remastered (TPR) Mythic Rare
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
Exodus (EXO) Rare
Promo Set (000) 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

Daedalus19876 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH | *PRIMER*

1 day ago

goldlion: Honestly, the most likely cuts for Cryptolith Rite, Driven / Despair, and Glistening Oil are Necroskitter, Midnight Banshee, and Exotic Orchard. But that drives my creature count even lower, making Survival of the Fittest a less and less good card... It’s hard to balance things.

Daedalus19876 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH | *PRIMER*

3 days ago

gdm1989: Honestly, it's just not worth the 9 mana to me; one copy of Hapatra is enough to go infinite ;)

goldlion: Thank you for the comment! I'm glad the deck seems interesting :D

In answer to your questions: Cryptolith Rite is one of the many cards on the maybeboard at the moment...I own a foil copy, and I know it would be fantastic in the deck, but I'm not sure what to cut for it...Any ideas? ;)

Pitiless Plunderer is an interesting thought, I hadn't considered that previously. I'll think on it! Black Market is probably too slow, I'm afraid, and honestly this deck doesn't have many good mana sinks for it (very low CMC curve overall, since I have ways to cheat in high-cost things like Craterhoof). Archfiend of Ifnir has proven to be pretty good, albeit somewhat conditional. Luckily, I can cycle him away if I don't have Survival of the Fittest or Generous Patron, so he never hangs out in my hand being useless. Thanks for your thoughts!

OptimalGreen: Full disclosure - while Exotic Orchard IS a good card, and fantastic-looking in foil, I accidentally forgot to order my fourth fetch. It's on its way now >.< and Ifnir Deadlands, in my testing so far. The issue is that many times I want a basic Swamp for Earthcraft, and the 5 mana to get the 2 counters is pretty rough. Though, to be fair, I do like the cute synergy with Scavenger Grounds :3

caantpayrent on Captain of Timmy's Table - (with small write up)

1 week ago

Yeah I was looking over the deck list and didn't like Survival of the Fittest now that the creature count is so low and our goals being more sorcery based. so Show and Tell is back in.

hkhssweiss on Muldrotha, The Storm Tide

1 week ago

No worries GaymerMaid! Ah it totally slipped my mind that Ornithopter was used as one of your combo lines :P

Here are the pricey cards that you can definitely work your way into:

Those are the cards that I can think of off the top of my head, so I may have forgotten about some haha. Instead of Butcher of Malakir, doesn't gravepact do the same thing? As it would a lot lower in cmc wise as well as being a bit harder to remove due to being an enchantment as opposed to a creature. That also means you have to have an efficient way of getting Omni on field. However as long as you are fine with the deck that is what matters :P

I play in a hyper competitive meta so all decks that I make are kept with that in mind, cuz my friends are a degenerate group of trash (in terms of competitiveness LOL!), I'm not sure what your meta level is at, but I'm always down to help xD

Feel free to check out my decks in my profile to see, my Teneb deck is similar to your Muldrotha :3

smashadams83 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH | *PRIMER*

2 weeks ago

Daedalus19876 - necropotence is a non-bo with Survival of the Fittest and the Archfiend of Ifnir since you’ll be exiling cards you discard, but it could be explosive. I chose not to run it since I’m running alot of discard effects to trigger archfiend. Maybe it can work for you though

hkhssweiss on Muldrotha Sultai Reanimation

2 weeks ago


Here might be some recommendations that you might find useful.

Underrealm Lich, Doom Whisperer, Caustic Caterpillar, Survival of the Fittest, Lotus Petal, Sidisi, Undead Vizier

Hmm taking another look at your list, you are also running L.E.D., have you thought about running the Razaketh, the Foulblooded/Yawgmoth's Will infinite combo line?

Hope that helps!

SynergyBuild on Tenebu's Gravedigging Tendencies (Primer)

2 weeks ago

I am surprised you don't run Apprentice Necromancer, a way to bring a discarded Academy Rector or Protean Hulk out, and sacrifice it for like 3 mana. With Survival of the Fittest and any random creature in hand, you could discard it for a Hulk, discard the Hulk for the Necromancer, and then bring back the hulk+sacrifice it with the Necromancer. One card combo (2 if you include the discarded creature card.)

Fauna Shaman also can do this, albeit a fair amount slower. Additionally, I think Boreal Druid and Avacyn's Pilgrim would be good for the deck.

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