Unnatural Predation

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Common
Mirrodin Besieged: Phyrexia (MBP) Common

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Unnatural Predation

Instant

Target creature gets +1/+1 and gains trample until end of turn.

Unnatural Predation Discussion

LVL_666 on The Song of Phyresis

2 months ago

bushido_man96, thank you so much for the feedback!

  1. I'm trying to figure out what shade of orange would be best, because the page's "theme color" is burnt orange, specifically hex #cc5500. It's a good color, but in my opinion it shouldn't be all over the page. I want to stick with white for the words - maybe make the letters "off" white? Specifically - White Smoke #f5f5f5 (slightly darker) or Gainsboro #dccdc (which is slightly brighter-ish). What do you think?

  2. I've considered Champion of Lambholt in the past, but my inner Vorthos just kept screaming "She doesn't fit the aesthetic of Phyrexia!". Which has been the primary limiting factor on all my decks. I do agree with you that it's a great card that does fit the Stax subtheme. I'll have to see if I can get ahold of one in a trade to give it a try. What would you cut for it?

  3. I was so excited that I actually pre-ordered one off of Card Kingdom for $5. Turns out there was a price drop down to about $3. But warning - there's a $3 Shipping and Handling fee.

MrXilas, thanks for the comment and +1, onward to your comments.

  1. Tainted Strike does seem a bit niche in it's use, but i've had better success with it by playing it on other players' creatures. Typically what would happen during a game is that my infect sources would get removed early on, and I won't be able to deal infect combat damage to the entire table (usually 1 or 2 players get infected before i'm stopped). But, when a player is swinging in with a 5/5 or more for a "harmless" bit of damage to get a trigger or a get a bargain on a deal that's when this little instant shines.

I do like the suggestion of Unnatural Predation especially though, as it pleases my inner Vorthos. I'll consider it, but for now Tainted Strike just gives me so much value.

  1. I've never heard of Elephant Grass - that's a really cool enchantment. Originally, this deck had a build that ran Propaganda , Norn's Annex , Crawlspace , and Ghostly Prison . But eventually I moved away from that position because Infect draws so much hate that players typically find a way to circumvent my pillow fort tactics.

You're right about Priests of Norn though, it's really just there as another decent infect source. Personally, i'd prefer just a better mono-white infect creature. Maybe one with evasion at a decent cost. Tine Shrike is just a piece of common hot garbage. Wish we could get a color shifted white Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon at a lower cost with only some evasion or something.

p.s. I also love Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker . Didn't know she existed either. She's very much in the same boat as the previously mentioned Champion of Lambholt - excellent card that I could use, but doesn't fit the aesthetic of Phyrexia. Still, if I see one for trade i'll definitely scoop it up. Thank you for the suggestions!

MrXilas on The Song of Phyresis

2 months ago

So lifemtg doesn't feel like they have to pick-up my slack, here is what I managed to come up with:

  1. Given the amount of infect creatures you have, wouldn't it make more sense to run something that gives trample instead of Tainted Strike ? Is it mostly there so Atraxa can swing in if she needs to? There are three one drop instants in green that grant trample that might push your infect creature through. I was thinking Berserk , Vigorous Charge , or Unnatural Predation . Ditto, but on white cantrips that grant flying.

  2. On the stax front, due to the amount of hate Atraxa Infect draws, you might want more things that deter your opponents' from going after you such as Elephant Grass or Propaganda . Another oddball choice to that effect would be Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker . I honestly don't see Priests of Norn doing much work other than being a deterrent, so maybe that is what can get the boot.

Hopefully I answered your plight this time. I'll be mindful in the future.

venomhydra on Pummeler butt

6 months ago

Unnatural Predation is way too underpowered for this deck. Vessel of Nascency is also too slow. Woodweaver's Puzzleknot is too slow. I would recommend Giant Growth for pumping speed, Servant of the Conduit for energy, and Blossoming Defense for protection.

Cereal_Killer on Golgari Flyers

1 year ago

Seems a nice deck, but I'd make some suggestions:

First of all I'd add Fatal Push. It's very usefull when you want to remove an annoying opponent's creature. Probably I'd put it instead of Reaper from the Abyss, since it's true that the reaper is a creature that does good things, but it costs really much.

I don't really like Bone Picker and Savra, Queen of the Golgari since you don't have so many chances to cast the picker in the first turns and you don't sacrifice creatures, which makes the queen useless

Cards you could consider are: Bitterblossom, Basilica Screecher, Beckon Apparition, Daggerdrome Imp, Gurmag Swiftwing, Kitesail Freebooter, Inquisition of Kozilek, Thoughtseize, Ravenous Chupacabra

I understand why Awaken the Bear and Unnatural Predation are there (you want trample creatures). But aren't better Rancor, Vines of Vastwood or Predator's Strike?

Last thing: I'd add more Overgrown Tomb (raising it up to 3x) and 4x of Verdant Catacombs

Catpocolypse on Ultimate Power - Turn Two Genesis Wave Combo

1 year ago

I would choose what you want this deck to be; a Spawnsire of Ulamog or a Genesis Wave deck. It is hard to keep it consistent as opposed to if you are focusing on just 1 wincon. So if you are going to focus on Genesis Wave, I don't have any advise, but if you are focused on Spawnsire of Ulamog I can help you there. Drop Eternal Witness. It is a purely Genesis Wave card and holds no value in a Spawnsire of Ulamog deck. Also drop Unbridled Growth no matter what wincon you use. It doesn't mana ramp, just allows the land to tap for 1 mana of any color and draws you a card. I would also drop Not of This World for maybe Heroic Intervention of Blossoming Defense. I would also drop Unnatural Predation for more mana ramp.

For more suggestions check out my own Spawnsire of Ulamog deck: All 3, Really? That's Overkill It is rather popular and has been given a lot of time by several member of the community.

Trizzo2 on A better budget Infect

1 year ago

Entomo Thanks for the great feedback. I like you're idea of adding in Llanowar Augur and Lotus Petal, and agree a few more creatures would be helpful. What would you think of replacing the Unnatural Predation with 2 Lotus petals and 2 Blight Mambas and Seal of Strength with Augur?

Pabs4444 I honestly forgot about a sideboard, what exactly would you recommend? My main concern is probably my Glistener Elf or Ichorclaw Myr getting killed before I can attack with them or my opponent getting a good blocker out turn 1/2. Any advice on how to prevent this? Thanks!

Gattison on Venus Fly Twap

1 year ago

I think Strength in Numbers may end up not work out well, because most of the time you'll sac' a lot before you swing. Maybe something like Unnatural Predation or Larger Than Life would work better. Plus you might need more than just 3 trample cards for it to be effective.

Also, consider my new friend Deathgreeter as an accomplice to Essence Warden (maybe call 'em the "Soul Siblings" ... even though have nothing to do with souls...). Gain life when a creature enters because of Essence Warden, and gain life when you sac' a creature due to Deathgreeter. You like lifegain.

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