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

Xenograft occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Xenograft Discussion

patrickd117 on Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow EDH

1 month ago

I'm not sure how I feel about Xenograft and Conspiracy . I think Arcane Adaptation slips in because it's cheap. But 5 is quite a bit. Maybe it's still worth it given how powerful having Yuriko's effect on everything is? Cunning Evasion doesn't seem great. I think I'd just prefer a powerful bounce effect to dodge removal.

Siren Stormtamer seems like one of the better evasive one drops. I've always thought Thalakos Seer was a cute ninja synergy card. Kindred Dominance as a sweeper? I generally think Bident of Thassa is better than Coastal Piracy, but the artifact-ness is a factor. Dowsing Dagger  Flip is pretty powerful ramp in this.

Poly_raptor on Aliens: Hive

1 month ago

Something interesting I think you can do with slivers, is turn things into slivers

Arcane Adaptation



Could be fun avenue if you want to run a couple other value bombs. Maybe Emrakul, the Promised End as no one will see it coming.

I’d also recommend running Exotic Orchard , it’s really cheap and you’re playing 5 colours so it’ll be online. And maybe a few other “tap for 1 of any colour” instead of maybe the filter lands, I like the filter lands but find that they’re good in 3 colour or 2 colour decks, if you need access to all 5 of say things like Reflecting Pool Mana Confluence City of Brass maybe even Forbidden Orchard would be better because they can give you what ever you need.

Just a thought.love a good sliver list +1 from me

Chrizz on yuriko

2 months ago

Je commander draait er natuurlijk om dat ninja's player damage doen. In de praktijk zullen dit vooral ninja's met ninjutsu zijn, dus ik vraag me af hoe nuttig het is om non-ninjutsu ninja's te maken met kaarten zoals Arcane Adaptation , Xenograft en Birthing Boughs Ook de andere kaarten in je deck die interactie hebben met ninja's zijn vooral goed voor ninja's met ninjutsu.

Je hebt heel veel kaarten die al van zichzelf unblockable of een andere vorm van evasion hebben, dus het is de vraag hoeveel impact Aqueous Form , Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive , Sun Quan, Lord of Wu en Whispersilk Cloak dan nog hebben. Vooral die laatste lijkt me niet zo nuttig.

Thalakos Seer zou ik eruit doen. Hij is duur vergeleken met andere 1/1 unblockables, en kan sterven op vervelende momenten waardoor de kaart die je bovenop je library had gelegd niet goed uitkomt.

Grixis Panorama zou ik niet spelen in een non-grixis deck.

Andere kaarten die ik zou overwegen eruit te halen, maar die ik lastig in te schatten vind zijn: Liliana, Death Wielder Counters passen niet echt bij dit deck Liliana's Influence Counters passen niet echt bij dit deck Dream Eater Hoge CMC, waarschijnlijk zal je hem nooit flashen en het is geen ninja Graveshifter Murderous Rider Wat removal hebben is nice, maar de creature kant heeft geen interactie met de rest van het deck, dus dan kan je net zo goed andere removal zoals Walk the Plank , Victim of Night of Doom Blade gebruiken. Spite / Malice kan ook nog leuk zijn vanwege de hoge CMC Smoke Shroud De +1/+1 is mooi, maar de flying zal niet zoveel doen, want als je ninja's ninjutsu'ed dan zijn ze toch al unblocked, dus dan maakt flying ook niet veel meer uit. Aan de andere kant, het is één keer 2 mana, en hij blijft voor de rest van de game nuttig, dus waarschijnlijk wel value. Umezawa's Jitte

Solelyselesnya on Yuriko Turn and Burn - cEDH

2 months ago

Thanks Pile-O-Homonculii. My first suggestion would be to check out the decklists on the dimir cedh Discord. People have posted budget lists that might give you inspiration. https://discordapp.com/invite/6Mb9p3q You could also consider a reanimator slanted Yuriko deck if budget prevents you from picking up the turn spells

In terms of my own recommendations on expensive cards you can live without, it does depend on what you already have in your collection. In a way, you're lucky because many of the cheap 1-drops and counterspells that make up the deck are relatively inexpensive. There are great aternatives like Delay and a slew of other cheap counters you can play instead of the more expensive ones, though being able to cast some them for free is a big benefit. Pricey cards you could cut without seeing huge drop in performance are things like Snapcaster Mage , Gilded Drake , and even Mana Crypt because this deck is very hungry for colored mana. Things like Mission Briefing will do a good job replacing snappy and can help if you don't end up running all the extra turn spells.

Don't skimp on the ninjas.

You can play a few more Xenograft effects if you aren't playing at 100% comp and that should help fill up some of the slots you will have emptied. The deck can definitely be built more budget friendly and still perform, so good luck in your crafting!

Demarge on Ally Strike

5 months ago

Honestly until they chained 3 really good 5 color commanders set after set Tazri was a top tier Food Chain combo commander, so technically an ally commander is still fairly good.

Now outside of the Food Chain and dramatic scepter combo's you can run in commander to go infinite mana then cast your commander over and over for Kalastria Healer triggers there are many ways to greately jump the power of this deck and become way more resilient to board wipes.

First is to cut a lot of the allies that are vastly weaker in commander where life totals are twice as big and decks are 39 cards taller. then using the new slots add in mana ramp and cards that interact with opponents (counters Abrupt Decay etc.).

Now you can be an ally deck but with much stronger creatures thanks to enchantments like Arcane Adaptation , Xenograft , or Conspiracy with any of those any of your creatures will trigger ally effects and Turntimber Ranger can go infinite with any of these enchants the moment he enters.

Now for simple addon to this pile that isn't just restructuring the deck Birthing Boughs is a really easy to get ally making engine.

Arcaneful on Reaper King Help (Budget)

5 months ago


Hey all.

So after some trading I finally got my favorite 5 Color EDH card: Reaper King .

I made a list out of what I had and was wondering a few things:

  1. Do I need less lands with all the mana rocks I run?

  2. What are some good sources of CA? Should I go for stuff like Soul of the Harvest and Guardian Project ?

  3. Do I need more creatures? I feel like my 22 is a bit low, especially since only around half are scarecrows without Xenograft / Arcane Adaptation .

Thanks for any suggestions in advanced!

magicfmuth on Arcades the Sliver

5 months ago

Hey Countryegg2,

Thanks for the comments! I will probably add Eladamri's Call . My expensive lands are in the deck just because I have them in my collection. If I already have the card is there any reason I shouldn't run it?

As for as making all creatures slivers I have Xenograft and Hivestone . Also won't ramp effects allow me to cast Dormant Sliver earlier than I normally would be able to?

Countryegg2 on Arcades the Sliver

5 months ago

If your ideal win condition is to get Dormant Sliver , you'll need more than just Worldly Tutor to be able to fetch it from your library. You could use Eladamri's Call and Sylvan Tutor But I think Dormant Sliver Is unnecessary, and by the time you are able to get it out, you will already have a huge sliver board state. Arcades and slivers just don't seem to work together.

Additionally, many of your lands are expensive and completely unnecessary, like Tropical Island , where you pay a $315 premium just so you don't need to wait a turn to tap that mana. Just use Thornwood Falls .

Also, Xenograft is a great way of making all of your creatures slivers, but it still needs more fetch cards like Enlightened Tutor , and Idyllic Tutor .

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