Xantid Swarm


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters (EMA) Rare
Scourge (SCG) Rare

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Xantid Swarm

Creature — Insect


Whenever Xantid Swarm attacks, defending player can't play spells this turn.

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Xantid Swarm Discussion

Homelessguy on

1 month ago

As for how to make a mat I have no idea I've always just got mine from Ink gaming.

As for cuts I should just getting rid of Xantid Swarm more often than not it's just going to force them to cast in response to attackers being declared.

I don't think Assault Formationis necessary if I'm reading the deck list right it only helps gorm.

That's really all I got. The only thing that I can really suggest is your deck does probably a bit too much, got some recursion some graveyard hate, card draw (which I think you could definitely cut back on seeing how you're running tutors)

but that's just my opinion.

Kamerot on Budget Kamahl, Fist of Krosa

11 months ago

Hey there fellow Kamahl player! A few suggestions for your deck to help out.

Wild Beastmaster and/or Cultivator of Blades - These 2 let you essentially double whatever you do with kamahl for no mana, leaving some extra mana open for instants, or to use during your second mainphase

Xantid Swarm and Nature's Will - These help lock out opponents, especially during your second mainphase and leaves you free to cast whatever you want.

Rishkar's Expertise - Upgraded version of Soul's Majesty. Casting things for free is always fun.

If your budget allows for it, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is a HUGE mana boost.

Soul of the Harvest, Primordial Sage, and Garruk's Packleader - All of these give you card advantage while you giving you decent bodies to trample with.

Nacatl War-Pride - This is personally one of my favorite cards and is amazing with Kamahl. You can turn their lands into creatures and they either have to block and lose lands, or you get a bunch of unblockable 3/3's that you can pump up with kamahl for ridiculous damage.

Another budget pending card would be Garruk, Primal Hunter - He's the best planeswalker to pair with kamahl in my opinion. pumps out 3/3's for his +1, gets you card advantage, and makes 6/6's for his ultimate.

It's looking great for an awesome budget, If you ever want to chat Kamahl, hit me up. Here's a link to my deck for more inspiration: Om nom Trample. Good luck!

[email protected]_only on The Cheating Green Monster

11 months ago

odd mechanics in green:

Bellowing Tanglewurm, Beacon Behemoth, Avoid Fate, Cream of the Crop, City of Solitude, Brooding Saurian, Heartwood Storyteller, Gurzigost, Genju of the Cedars, Gaea's Liege, Freyalise's Winds, Fertile Imagination, Eyes of the Wisent, Engulfing Slagwurm, Elven Warhounds, Elephant Grass, Hermit of the Natterknolls  Flip, Hidden Gibbons (and the other hidden creatures / enchantments), Dosan the Falling Leaf, Holistic Wisdom, Hornet Sting, Hunted Troll, Ichneumon Druid, Kashi-Tribe Reaver (and the rest of kashi-tri, if only for the lockdown mechanic), Lifeforce, Lignify, Lost in the Woods, Mammoth Harness, Meandering Towershell, Midsummer Revel, Mindbender Spores, Mortal Wound, Multani, Maro-Sorcerer, Nacatl War-Pride, Nature's Wrath, Night Soil (okay, this one is odd - because the colon is after the removal of creatures, it happens faster than players can respond or trigger to - it happens at the "cost" step of activating the ability), Noxious Revival, Panglacial Wurm, Permeating Mass, Planeswalker's Favor, Protean Hydra, Quirion Druid, Recycle, Revelation, Riftsweeper, Rite of Passage, Root Maze, Rootrunner, Rust, Scarwood Bandits, Sprouting Phytohydra, Sporogenesis, Spike Tiller, Sheltering Ancient, Selvala's Charge, Sekki, Seasons' Guide, Wave of Vitriol, Wonderlust, Vernal Equinox, Unyaro Bees, Typhoon, Tropical Storm, Tornado, Tempting Wurm, Tempting Licid, Symbiotic Deployment, Superior Numbers, Stunted Growth, Wild Mammoth, Wolfcaller's Howl, Worldspine Wurm, Xantid Swarm, and Yavimaya Dryad

abby315 on LF: Aluren EDH pieces H: ...

11 months ago

Building another EDH deck, this time it's Elves PLUS Prossh, put together! (Quiet list plug: do you like FREE STUFF?) Need help with some of the missing cards.

Tymna the Weaver
Demonic Tutor
Vampiric Tutor

I am especially anxious to get the two partner commanders!

Here's my binder. There's only a few things in there I'd be reluctant to trade for the above pieces. There's value up and down in there, I promise!

Comments below or on my binder please!

TY in advance!

sickrobot on Varolz Hulk

1 year ago

Hey artichoker! I actually haven't really done much theorywork with Xantid Swarm or Hope of Ghirapur, althought I do have a reason for that. Generally, you are going to go turn 1 dork, turn 2 Varolz, turn 3 attempt a win. Trying to fit a 1 mana creature in on turns 1-2 can really hurt, and there's no way to give either haste in the deck, so they end up feeling very slow. Generally, the same spot that is filled by those can be filled by Autumn's Veil instead, which, while not a creature, has effective haste, as well as flash, so you can surprise blue players better. Thanks for the suggestion! They are definitely great cards, and have a spot in testing, they just don't make it into the deck right now.

artichoker on Varolz Hulk

1 year ago

Have you considered running Xantid Swarm for extra protection?

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