Verdant Succession

Verdant Succession


Whenever a green nontoken creature is put into a graveyard from play, that creature's controller may search his or her library for a card with the same name as that creature and put it into play. If that player does, he or she then shuffles his or her library.

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Set Rarity
Odyssey (ODY) Rare

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

Verdant Succession Discussion

seshiro_of_the_orochi on My snake deck (that title took me two weeks...)

1 month ago

HortonIsTired: Thanks dude. I'll definitely have a look at your deck. Kaseto is actually a commander card, but he's just too good to not include him.

Verdant Succession is an interesting card, haven't heard of it before.

HortonIsTired on My snake deck (that title took me two weeks...)

1 month ago

Cool deck man, ive never seen Kaseto, Orochi Archmage before, makes me want to put blue in my snake deck. I recently dusted off a old box and it had my old snake deck in it and decided to do a re vamp, if you're curious or want to offer some suggestions its called Serpentor copy. Have you considered Verdant Succession as a backup for removal? Nice deck.

akki007 on Elemental madness

1 year ago

So the Combo I see is Incandescent Soulstoke + Verdant Succession . Activate Incandescent Soulstoke 's ability to put an elemental onto the battlefield with haste and Verdant Succession in play. Attack with it. Deal some damage. Then, when it dies at the end step, Verdant Succession triggers and searches out a new copy of that elemental, essentially giving you fake-vigilance!

The one thing to keep in mind with the upcoming tourney is the non-tribal limit. You only get 10 non-tribal cards, but with 2 Azusa, Lost but Seeking , 4 Elvish Mystic , 8 enchantments, and 6 Instant/Sorcery cards, you're looking at 20 non-elemental cards - unless you and your team have a defensible reason for including them as elemental cards...

SentientRhombus on Secret Agent Jodah

1 year ago

Didn't mean to get on your case about the mana base - I've just seen people dump a lot of money into mana trying to "fix" underoptimized decks and it makes me cringe. Sorry if I came across as rude.

I found a few relevant cards you might've missed. In particular: Dichotomancy is an even bigger bomb than Eradicate , since it can steal all the creatures from an opponent's deck instead of exiling them. Mimeofacture is similar, but requires an investment of 4 mana per creature. Splinter is an Eradicate that requires an artifact creature. And Verdant Succession works like Remembrance for green creatures, except it brings stuff directly onto the battlefield.

Other (less powerful) options: Bazaar of Wonders , Eye of Singularity , Echoing Truth , Sever the Bloodline , Declaration in Stone , Retraced Image , Bubbling Cauldron , Pack Hunt , and Reflector Mage . If you have some way to copy Spy Kit , Biovisionary and Doubling Chant could also work.

In general, I think the biggest challenge you'll face is that effects synergizing with Spy Kit are kind of all over the place. There's board wipes, removal, staxxy control, creature tutoring... but not a lot of actual finishers. You've got to make room not only for precursors to Spy Kit (draw, ramp, tutors, etc.), but stuff that can win the game.

Maybe focus on one or two archetypes for the cards enabled by Spy Kit, then pick an unrelated win con? Or fill up on stealing/copying effects that can help set up Spy Kit combos but also be used offensively? I don't know... interesting dilemma.

Bulwer on Spy Cat (with Primer!)

1 year ago

Whym_: That actually doesn't work-- Wheel of Sun and Moon is a replacement effect, so Verdant Succession never triggers.

Whym_ on Spy Cat (with Primer!)

1 year ago

Love the deck. Have you considered the classic Verdant Succession partner that is Wheel of Sun and Moon?

Atroxreaper on The Bones To Build Your Tribal Deck

2 years ago

Elvish Soultiller + Verdant Succession + a sacrifice outlet is loads of fun. Just mind the shuffles lol.

BonesawMcGraw13 on Ghave Combo

2 years ago

I'm guessing the idea is to attach Spy Kit to a creature. Sac the creature with Ghave, Guru of Spores then use Verdant Succession to search for any other creature in the library because technically the sacrificed creature would have the same name as every other creature in the deck except for the other three legendary creatures besides Ghave. It would cost 3 mana for each consecutive use of this combo in a single turn. Verdant succession seems pretty useless in an EDH deck to me unless you have spy kit as well. Maybe I'm missing something though.