Waste Not


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Magic 2015 (M15) Rare

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Waste Not


Whenever an opponent discards a creature card, create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token.

Whenever an opponent discards a land card, add to your mana pool.

Whenever an opponent discards a noncreature, nonland card, draw a card.

Waste Not Discussion

BMHKain on Chainer's Codex of Oneirokinetic Neruotic Murder

1 day ago

UPDATE: Still trying to cut a deck w/ Reanimator, Discard, & Sacrifice elements; a 3 for 1 if need be.

Right now, I dunno how to try & find what cuts to put in/what to replace; & a lot of good cards are currently in the Maybeboard. I do want this to be Reanimator based, Animate Dead + Worldgorger Dragon (Worldgorge Win.) Hell's Caretaker , Everyone Discard like mad Waste Not , Bone Miser , among other effects, & Sacrifice for effects more beneficial to you, than your foes; likely resulting to benefitting from your other cards in exchange for Sidisi, Undead Vizier , Razaketh, the Foulblooded , even Doomed Necromancer ! Some are hybrids of 2/3 of these effects; Maybe all 3!

So I'll ask again. What would you cut, and what to replace? Saying "Add" doesn't seem to be necessary anymore.

Yep, I'm on a status where I do want help again. I'll see what else to do about my CHAOS deck, but this is also important currently.

Thank you for responding (If so...)! :D

djvogel87 on The Beast Below

2 weeks ago

This deck needs some things. Might I suggest: Necropotence , Night's Whisper , Sign in Blood , Gamble , Azra Oddsmaker , Dangerous Wager , Waste Not , and probably 5 more ramp cards.

xaarvaxus on Liliana Heretical discard

3 weeks ago

Some cards that I run in my The Haunt of Hightower deck that may be of use:

Reanimate or Animate Dead , depending on budget and collection; with so much discard you'll likely find some juicy targets in someone's yard. Same goes for Beacon of Unrest .

Liliana's Specter , hits the table with the discard, flying body just a bonus. I'd use this rather than some of your more expensive single target discard spells as this is multiplayer and its hard enough to punish the table playing discard.

Tasigur's Cruelty again, hits the table and you're not likely to be paying retail on this.

Geth's Grimoire Good way to refuel as you strip peoples' hands.

Bolas's Citadel better with Haunt as the lifelink there keeps this going but this is still an obscene card.

Rankle, Master of Pranks the haste, evasion and multiple modes are all good.

Waste Not More resources for you as opponents lose theirs.

More ramp is never bad; Charcoal Diamond / Wayfarer's Bauble plus since you've got Tomb/Coffers, Expedition Map sees that combo come together more frequently.

Not sure about Dismember , Hero's Downfall or Vraska's Contempt would probably be useful more often in this spot. Though I suppose if your meta plays a lot of indestructibles, then Dismember may be the answer.

Memphismaymagic5 on

1 month ago

Waste Not can be useful in your deck!

Magnanimous on Ponza Pox

1 month ago

I feel Waste Not is too much of a win more card. Every spell needs to efficiently put on pressure or mess with the opponent and Waste Not doesn't really do either.

Shrieking Affliction is a great suggestion and I think it is probably a better win con than my current Cryptbreaker and Vampire Nighthawk . I am slightly sad to see those two go though, as they are two of my favorites.

ControlFreak1 on Ponza Pox

1 month ago

With all the discard have you considered Waste Not ? Also Shrieking Affliction might go well as a sideboard card if your opponent is picking off creatures or countering too heavily.

BMHKain on Help Wanted for Chainer #2 ...

1 month ago

Chainer's Codex of Oneirokinetic Neruotic Murder

Commander / EDH* BMHKain


(Lucidity won't help us now...)

NOTICE BEFORE QUESTION: Caerwyn might be right on my cons. Do I give up? Not really. I really don't want the attention focus entirely on me after all this. I'll see who warrants some help also, but I'm unsure if the help I suggest to those would either have the Playgroup GROAN, or worse. Not making any promises about my advice; simply take it w/ a grain of salt. or rather, one part of its molecular structure.

Q1: 16 Cards Over, & some are very useful in Discard Decks to a fault where a Waste Not + Bone Miser combo is insane. While this does have a minor Madness Package, is it really worth it?

Q2: The Instants of this deck are only in minor power. What cards would you suggest to improve on this?

Q3: It's not incorrect to say that this might also count as a Discard-Themed Hatebear Deck w/ Chainer, Nightmare Adept & Anje Falkenrath teaming up despite Ol' Chainer being the CMDR in question. What do you think may improve on this idea if need be?

Q4 FINAL: With all that said, after all suggestions, what exactly to cut to 100 cards after this?

LAST REGRET: Someone suggested to use MetaMox to help on what decks that have Delay to replace the latter. However, Since I'm doing this on a Laptop, I ponder for any ideas here.

Thank you for the help; & yes, I will help somebody, but don't expect me to suggest something that might have your playgroup Groaning, even as they're practicing not to get Gotcha'd (A 4th UnSet? I just hope their status in CMDR is permanent this time...)...

Well, I gotta go. I'll deal w/ the Help later...

BMHKain on A CHAOS Theorum that Kills ALL Mental Concept.

1 month ago

Hold it, I changed my mind about Karona, False God . I'll try & revise this Yidris CHAOS Deck the way I intended it to be. Rules?

  1. Keep the Land Base as it is.

  2. Keep the Talismans, Rings, & Crypt for decent measure. I'll let you decide the fate of the rest of the Rocks.

  3. Aggravated Assault + Bear Umbra are in as they not only allow extra Combat, but this Bear, unlike the entire Bear Creature Type, untaps all your lands for additional Cascades.

  4. Same for Erebos, God of the Dead ; Havoc Festival might be too risky; but I got to gain life too you know.

  5. Hmmm... It seems this deck has a potential Draw Engine. I benefit from opponents discarding while I Draw, hell, Waste Not is awesome here too; likewise for Bone Miser .

  6. Chance Encounter + Frenetic Efreet WILL be a Wincon here, though I'd like several others; including a combo that for CHAOS terms, It's kinda GG if in my favor, but can cost me SEVERELY; almost to the point of a Loss; A True Battle of CHAOTICA.

  7. What Other Coin Flip Effects and/or Random effects would you put in? What other misc. CHAOS Effects would be good also?

  8. On theme w/ Cascade, what cards in Yidris' Colors might be good here, & has Cascade? ( Throes of Chaos , Kathari Remnant , Bloodbraid Elf , Deny Reality , Etherium-Horn Sorcerer & Maelstrom Wanderer are prime, but I dunno about Demonic Dread , Violent Outburst , Shardless Agent , & Bituminous Blast ... your thoughts would be good though...)

I'm at 100. This means I'll have to replace ALOT of stuff. I hope you're ready. I'll put some stuff back in, but I might need some help yet again; at least for the Wincons I described them as such...

Thank you for helping me out. :)

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Waste Not occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.03%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Black: 0.22%

Rakdos: 0.16%

UBR (Grixis): 0.66%