Xenograft

Xenograft

Enchantment

As Xenograft enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.

Each creature you control is the chosen type in addition to its other types.

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New Phyrexia (NPH) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Highlander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal

Xenograft occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Xenograft Discussion

plakjekaas on What is your favorite combo ...

5 days ago

My first infinite in commander:

Xenograft + Turntimber Ranger

jakeelephant006 on its too late they are already under your bed

1 week ago

This deck performs very well with some decently large deficiencies. I think you need to cut some weaker cards (sorceries and creatures mostly) and add in more Ninjas and ninja synergies.

Cards to Cut: Creatures: Definite cuts are Jeskai Infiltrator, but I'd also heavily consider trimming Dark Impostor, Deathcult Rogue, Etrata, the Silencer, and Nezumi Cutthroat.

Sorceries: Definitely cut Hour of Eternity, Kefnet's Last Word, Paranoid Delusions and consider trimming Ghostform, Slip Through Space, or Stealth Mission.

Artifacts, Enchantments, Instants, Planeswalkers, and Lands: I would definitely cut Briber's Purse, Fatal Push, and Vraska, Scheming Gorgon while also giving thought to the merits of including Skygames, Bontu's Monument, Forge of Heroes, Unclaimed Territory, and of, or at least the Amonkhet, cycling lands.

The cards I have recommended are either slow, have low to zero synergy with the rest of the deck, or are typically weak in commander.

Cards to Add Creatures: Ninjas, ninjas, and more ninjas (plus some cheaper unblockables for good measure). There are 19 Ninjas in mtg history (excluding changelings). You have 11 in this deck. I think you ought to have more. The cheapest are Mistblade Shinobi, Okiba-Gang Shinobi, Skullsnatcher, Throat Slitter, and Walker of Secret Ways. Higure, the Still Wind and Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni are both reasonable splurges in terms of powerful Ninjas to acquire. Now for other creatures to enable Ninjitsu. First off, I could have included Changeling Outcast in the last section since it is also a Ninja and you should absolutely be running it in here. Other small unblockables for you to Ninjitsu into are Gudul Lurker, Slither Blade, Tormented Soul, Faerie Seer, Mothdust Changeling, Gingerbrute, Dimir Infiltrator, Baleful Strix, Invisible Stalker, Augury Owl, Sage Owl, Spire Owl, and Cloud of Faeries. All of these cards are less than 3 cmc, and are either entirely unblockable or have good etb/ltb or dealing combat damage synergy (and are mostly pretty cheap too). I'd recommend adding at least 3 or 4 of them in addition to the above ninjas.

Other cards: This section is mostly for general things that you could do to make this deck more consistent and enjoyable to pilot, but there are a couple specific synergies I think you're missing out on. They're both pretty intertwined so I'll just address them together. I think you could be putting in a few more cards that are good to reveal off of Yuriko's trigger and ways to manipulate the top of your library so you get those card when they are most impactful. I am referring to cards like Treasure Cruise, Sibsig Muckdraggers, Temporal Trespass, Dig Through Time, Draco, Consign / Oblivion, Murderous Cut, Far / Away, Curtains' Call, Into the Story, Submerge, Commandeer, Commit / Memory, Discovery / Dispersal, Rags / Riches, In Garruk's Wake, and any other high cost card that has an alternate mana cost, mana reducing ability, split card, or is a high impact card. Then you could also throw in a few ways to manipulate the top of your library like Brainstorm, Ponder, Serum Visions, Tamiyo's Epiphany, and Crystal Ball. The only other synegystic thing you could put in here is making your other creatures Ninjas as well with Conspiracy, Xenograft, Arcane Adaptation, and Amorphous Axe.

Otherwise, you could probably add in some more ramp (Sol Ring, Mind Stone, Star Compass, etc.), card draw (see cantrips above and Last Thoughts), board wipes (could probably replace Bontu's Last Reckoning with some of the ones from the last section or just add those ones or some other good boardwipes) and spot removal or counterspells (I don't see a lot of good ways to deal w/ non-creature permanents in here).

TypicalTimmy on oppinions on a shapeshifter token ...

1 month ago

Although you do have access to Conspiracy, Xenograft and Arcane Adaptation as long as Dimir is within your color pallet.

It's not the best, but it's something.

Yesterday on Power Matters (5 colours)

2 months ago

If you like Zada, Mirrorwing, Feather, then maybe you'll also like the more hostile options of Ink-Treader Nephilim and Precursor Golem. The Golem one could also give some extra use in case you run into a second Conspiracy effect.

Speaking of which, the slightly worse Xenograft also exists.

triproberts12 on Oops all Angels!

4 months ago

Rith probably isn't the best saproling commander. I think you just lose too much value being unable to play AEther Mutation, Ghave, Guru of Spores, Slimefoot, the Stowaway, Sprouting Thrinax, and Supply / Demand. Lifegain always seems like a good idea, but it just adds in the extra step of having to find a way to win the game. If you load up on Blood Artist effects in black and WB, that gives you a better way to affect opponents than hitting a critical mass of creatures to deal 120 combat damage. You also miss Arcane Adaptation, Xenograft, and Conspiracy by not playing black and blue, which seem good.

Personally, I would either go with Karona, False God or Tana, the Bloodsower+Tymna the Weaver.

As for general card replacements, the ramp package is where I see the most room for improvement that is easy on the budget. I highly recommend taking your cues from Dana Roach's EDHREC article on green land ramp.

In general, I would lean away from auras, with the possible exception of Verdant Embrace- there are a few cards like that missing, so I'd check out the saproling cards on Scryfall. That would also be the place to look for tribal cards, although you can also see the most popular ones on the general tribal page and saproling tribal page at EDHREC.

TypicalTimmy on Let's talk Dragons, forgetting symbol:R.

4 months ago

Okay, sorry for the super late reply. I had it all typed out and the damn site bugged out on me and I lost everything.


Silumgar's Horde

Commander / EDH TypicalTimmy

SCORE: 1 | 154 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


So this deck is like a year old. I need to update about 1/3rd of the non-land cards in it.

The original concept was as follows:

The issue is that it's slow. It needs more Dragons and protection. I plan on dropping the majority of the token generators, along with the last bullet point to simply add in more natural Dragons. Some I can think of off the top of my head are Venomous Changeling and Shimmer Dragon, as well as Birthing Boughs.

I'd like to keep Thopter Spy Network as the card advantage is very powerful.

I need to add in counter spells to protect me against wrath effects, as well as some light recursion tricks to help bring back anything that is picked off.

I also need to rework my draw potential, to keep pressure on the boardstate.

It's effectively a Dimir Aggro, which is hard to pull off. I do have this current deck in real life, so changing 15 - 20 cards isn't that big of a deal.

Anyway, the deck works under a three-pronged approach, which is how I build the vast majority of my EDH decks:

  • Ramp / Reduction
  • Play Dragons and attack
  • Protect Dragons at all costs

Because of how Silumgar, the Drifting Death works, each combat step is effectively going to be a wrath. This means I don't need to add removal in here, because Silumgar himself does it for me. While Silumgar does have Hexproof, keeping him back on the sidelines is an easier way to ensure he stays safe.

Because I need to attack each and every single turn, I am constantly open to assaults. However, if played right the majority if not all creatures should be wiped off the board. In my experience, once a wrath settles into play, it is nearly impossible for any opponent to recover from, because at this point anything they play dies before they get a chance to use it. It becomes sort of a soft lock on the game, with the only way out being to remove my boardstate via wrath - which is why counter spells are important.

So I have a bit of work to do, but this is the older version.

It is a slower deck, so faster decks can generally out-pace it. In a 1v1, this spells the death of the deck. But in a 4-player pod, most of the time faster decks play slower as nobody wants to instigate the first move. In my experience, this gives me ample time to build a small army and swing for attacks.

Silumgar doesn't need to attack, which means once you drop the mana to bring him out, you generally wrath from that point forward.

SideBae on Yuriko’s Ninja Tricks

4 months ago

So this deck is marked under 'help,' so I'll list my recommendations. Feel free to ignore any/all of them:

  1. Some of your choices of countermagic seem questionable. Is there a reason you're running Withering Boon over something like Remove Soul or Essence Scatter? I guess the blue spells can be Pyroblast-ed, but I feel like not having to bolt yourself is worth it for the marginal added risk.

  2. You may wish to consider running Preordain in addition to your Brainstorm and Ponder. Like in Legacy Delver decks, it isn't as good since you'd need to top both cards with the scry to guarantee a high CMC flip off Yuriko, but I feel like one-mana cantrips are likely good enough to run regardless.

  3. There are some evasive creatures worth running in Yuriko because their ETB effects are good and ninjutsu bounces the creatures. I'm thinking of things like Baleful Strix, Snapcaster Mage (if you want to invest money), Trinket Mage (which can fetch Sensei's Divining Top, Sol Ring and any other 1-cmc artifacts you want to run), Spellseeker... If you want to go deep, Thalakos Seer works well with Ninjutsu, too...

  4. You might also consider running Conspiracy or Arcane Adaptation. I like Arcane Adaptation a lot more (it costs less mana) but both are good, and if you need a third version Xenograft works. They'll make things like Gingerbrute trigger your Yuriko.

  5. Some 4-cmc instant-speed card-draw seems alright; you leave up mana for a counter, and if you don't need it you get a draw. Consider things like Fact or Fiction, Chemister's Insight, Glimmer of Genius, Frantic Search, Gush, Thirst for Knowledge, Inspiration... They'll ding your opponents off a Yuriko flip and give you something to do with mana you don't need on their end steps.

  6. Idk how competitive your meta is, but consider running Narset, Parter of Veils and/or Ashiok, Dream Render. These two hose card-draw and fetches/tutors, which are all very common as you go higher in deck power level. I especially like Narset, Parter of Veils with Windfall or Timetwister, but that'll depend on your particular moral compass.

  7. Lastly, if you up the amount of artifact ramp in here you can lower the land count and make flipping a land off Yuriko less common. While it may be dangerous to go lower than 30 lands if you're not running things like Mana Crypt, Mox Diamond or Mox Opal (which you should run if your groups allows proxies), you may have luck running things like Talisman of Dominance, Arcane Signet or Fellwar Stone. If you don't land a turn-two general, these'll ramp you for the later game; and even if you do, flipping them off Yuriko's trigger is better than flipping a land.

Right. That's all I got -- let me know if you have any questions.

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