Waste Not

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander 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

Enchantment

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.

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Waste Not Discussion

hellhole3927 on Church of The Operating Room

5 days ago

I'm not sure it deserves a main board slot, but something else to consider is Waste Not . Against creature decks it could simply act as a wincon.

mrdehring on Its a Graveyard Smash

3 weeks ago

Looks like fun. Just wanted to put my comments in a place you can find them easier.

Not a fan of Ill-Gotten Gains , it allows your opponents to get back the good cards you forced them to discard earlier in the game.

Strongarm Tactics and Smallpox are card disadvantage for you. You lose two cards and your opponents each lose one.

Tree of Perdition seems bad, but might be pretty good with negative power creatures like Death's Shadow .

Adds? Necrotic Ooze , because activated abilities happen Angrath, the Flame-Chained , Burglar Rat , and Arterial Flow make your opponents' discards happen Sire Of Insanity and Mindslicer are pretty mean, but at least everyone is stuck in topdeck mode. If you want to be "fair" you could play Awaken the Erstwhile so at least people get some creatures when they discard.

Malfegor , enables your discard and kills stuff.

Liliana's Caress , and the more expensive Megrim , Waste Not , and Geth's Grimoire , since you are making people discard you should trigger something in the process.

Torment of Hailfire .... Oh, I made you discard your hand and you have no permanents left? I guess this is a Fireball .

CyborgAeon on RazaBridge Reanimator

3 weeks ago

MediSyntax you know the judge promo is only like $150 at most?

I've been testing and I've managed to some conclusions. Firstly: walking ballista is turned off entirely by both Null Rod & Stony Silence . Crypt Ghast is a much more efficient win condition (extort triggers via excess mana & casts w/ Gravecrawler ) as it condenses the win condition to being part of cards which are useful in of themselves.

Some dead cards: Mindslicer & Dark Deal - unless you have a Waste Not out, these cards do next to nothing - there are a few great replacement options which will help to steer this deck in the right direction:

Diregraf Colossus is a 3 mana zombie who functions as an alternative to bridge from below, while keeping most of the combos still working - I've often found that I am left just needing BFB in my yard, or worried that an opponent will sacrifice / Flash a creature to exile it.

Mausoleum Secrets is a fantastic tutor which I've been caught with in hand only once when I was unable to use it. More often than not it's an instant-speed Demonic Tutor , though it'll mostly never fetch Razaketh, the Foulblooded .

Thornbite Staff lines are... weak. But they do function! The difficulty faced is that you end up paying 8 mana for TBS & to equip it to a 2 mana Priest of Forgotten Gods or Soldevi Adnate - at the huge mana expenditure it's wholely useless otherwise.

Pitiless Plunderer is quite possibly a must-have include for the deck - the number of times I've been able to reanimate it more cheaply than it would be to cast phyrexian altar is nuts & it's all too often that there's a sac' outlet in play.

Liliana, Untouched By Death is bad. I often times end up discarding it, due to greater options being available, but it does make for another win condition in the case that GC gets exiled, so a maybe in more reactive metas.

Midnight Reaper is a zombie who draws every time something dies; while it deals damage to you is unnecessary (since you could run a non-zombie variant of this card at the same mana cost & stats) I find that it puts in enough work to be considered worthwhile.

The following cards feel like they're left over from the fun deck that this may have used to be: Rings of Brighthearth , Basalt Monolith , Smallpox , Pox ; Some of the current options I'm running are found above, along with Imperial Seal , Grim Tutor , Rain of Filth & Priest of Gix .

In a real game this list seems to want to beat the creature meta. Goldfishing, Lili puts out consistent turn 6 or sooner wins. But in cEDH pods up against the likes of flash-hulk najeela & Tazri food chain the deck doesn't often get a chance to shine. It feels often that instead of speeding up, maybe this should look more like a stax deck when it's finalised.

Culling the Weak is a fantastic idea! I'll try that out too!

hkhssweiss on

3 weeks ago

Those are some great cards suggested DrkNinja!

I agree with adding in Megrim and Waste Not . Maybe Pestilence as well for a variable board wipe to consistently keep the board clear.

DrkNinja on

3 weeks ago

Where's the Megrim , Raiders' Wake , Waste Not , and Fell Specter ?

I also think Bloodchief Ascension , Quest for the Nihil Stone , Shrieking Affliction , and Library of Leng have major places in this deck.

Also have you considered Archfiend of Ifnir ? You do have a cards that make you discard as well.

There's a few others I'd suggest but instead I'll leave a link to my discard deck with Nath, it has some things I think you might like. Thought Scour Nath!

Matt_The_OGRE on EDH tutor commander

1 month ago

I feel like people would run this and say Sol Ring or Mana Crypt more often then not. Personally I would name Waste Not .

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Waste Not occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.03%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Black: 0.22%

Rakdos: 0.16%

U/B/R (Grixis): 0.66%