Waste Not


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Frontier Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 Rare
Magic 2015 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.

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Waste Not Discussion

Vaxfantomen on Burning Experiement

3 hours ago

I like it, I went the Smallpox route with waste myself.

Expertice / As Fortold cards and Wheel of Fate seems fun enough with Waste Not.

solarPULSAR on Trying out Black devotion

11 hours ago

With all the discard, you could try Waste Not or something similar. Another great creature you can add is Vampire Nighthawk. I've never experimented with mono-b decks outside 8rack so its an interesting idea. What is the goal of the deck exactly tho? It seems all-around without too much of a specific focus.

Btw, you have the best username ever. cheers.

floose on 8-Rack Budget - Updated for Meta 2017

11 hours ago

Thanks for the answer geojedi. I only have one Waste Not, but it is definetely worth the shot. If I decided to go that path, I would probably take out the Pack Rats.

BathWithAToaster on Nihil dismember

15 hours ago

You could try Waste Not and get some value from your opponent discarding cards and try cards like Damnation and Languish to keep fields manageable.

geojedi on 8-Rack Budget - Updated for Meta 2017

22 hours ago

Have you considered running Waste Not with the deck? Capitalizes on the discard engine as a means of card draw and creature generation.

holybreep on Draw till you die!

3 days ago

Sup, here are my initial thoughts:

Lands:Surprised you're not running Mikokoro, Center of the Sea. You can prob come down to 37 lands too.

Creatures:I'd prob cut:

  1. Nin, the Pain Artist
  2. Magus of the Will
  3. Magus of the Wheel
  4. Magus of the Jar
  5. Jace's Archivist

I'd prob bring in:

  1. Clever Impersonator
  2. Sakashima the Impostor
  3. Archfiend of Ifnir - spicy board wipe synergy - breaks through indestructible too :D
  4. Seizan, Perverter of Truth
  5. Consecrated Sphinx
  6. Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind
  7. Sire Of Insanity


Keep these:

  1. Bloodchief Ascension
  2. Dictate of Kruphix
  3. Waste Not

I think these would be pretty sick in place of all the other enchantments:

  1. Liliana's Caress
  2. Phyresis
  3. Fevered Visions
  4. Megrim
  5. Underworld Dreams
  6. Breathstealer's Crypt
  7. Helm of the Ghastlord
  8. Leyline of Anticipation
  9. Leyline of the Void
  10. Hive Mind = EPIC!
  11. Well of Ideas

Artifacts:No Temple Bell and Elixir of Immortality!?!

Could prob add more rocks too.

Instants:I think these are the only instants you really need:

  1. Cyclonic Rift
  2. Shadow of the Grave - new tech!
  3. Wheel and Deal
  4. Sunder
  5. Commit / Memory - more new tech!


These are prob the only ones I'd run:

  1. Reforge the Soul
  2. Whispering Madness
  3. Incendiary Command
  4. Windfall
  5. Wheel of Fortune
  6. Molten Psyche
  7. Dark Deal


Polupus on Weenie_Roaster9000

5 days ago

thank you for the Waste Not suggestion!

I finally tried it out in my pox deck and it changes everything! The trigger happens after Smallpox resolves, so it totally changes the math, going from a 3 for 2/3 exchange into 3 for 1/2. So good! I want to run multiples!

Weenie_Roaster9000 on Liliana's Torture Dungeon

1 week ago

Polupus Awesome suggestions.

First, no, the zombies don't protect from creatures that well, they're more of a finisher after their hand has been emptied. It's true this deck is paper against scissors when it comes to aggro, so if that's the case I usually side out Waste Not and Dark Deal in favor of Dismember, Ensnaring Bridge, as well as Funeral Charm and it works fairly well.

Dark Deal can dry up often, maybe it's a good idea to try 3 instead of 4. too bad it doesn't have cycling, that'd be a dream.

Lantern of Insight looks so fun. it doesn't matter if they see what I have, they know it's just going to be discard. Keeping an eye on their deck would be cool.

21 lands works perfectly when it works, but more would be consistent, especially with Raven's Crime. I'll add some more. Dakmor Salvage works well in a pinch.

Empty the Pits looks fun, but more like a luxury than a necessity, Would still be fun to try out, though! Thanks for the critic! I've made changed to the deck :-)

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