Beast Within

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2019 (C19) Uncommon
Battlebond (BBD) Uncommon
Planechase Anthology (PCA) Uncommon
Commander 2016 (C16) Uncommon
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Heroes vs. Monsters (DDL) Uncommon
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Uncommon
New Phyrexia (NPH) Uncommon

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Tokens

Beast Within

Instant

Destroy target permanent. Its controller creates a 3/3 green Beast creature token.

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Beast Within Discussion

multimedia on The People's Champion

1 day ago

Hey, good version of Rafiq.

Consider expanding on the enchantment theme? Adding more enchantresses and more enchantments? I suggest this because I see Sovereigns of Lost Alara and it's good with auras with Raqif.

Cards within the budget to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Temple of the False God
  • Blossoming Sands
  • Tranquil Cove
  • Treva's Ruins
  • Cultivate
  • Frontline Sage
  • Battlegrace Angel
  • Grunn, the Lonely King
  • Angelic Benediction
  • Behemoth Sledge
  • Asceticism
  • Medomai the Ageless
  • Hydra Omnivore
  • Cold-Eyed Selkie
  • Infiltration Lens
  • Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist
  • Stonehewer Giant

multimedia on Chulane, teller of tales

1 day ago

Hey, well made for your first Commander deck. Nice Aluren :)

You forgot Plains in the manabase? I suggest cutting 3x Forest and 2x Island for 5x Plains. This will give you 15 white sources in the manabase which is my opinion the lowest amount of sources to have for a color. Another option is to add more lands that can Fetch or make white mana: Bant Panorama , Ash Barrens , Prairie Stream are other budget playable lands. Whatever you decide my advice is play at least 2x basic Plains.

Whitemane Lion is excellent with Chulane since it can bounce itself back to your hand. It has flash which lets you trigger Chulane on an your opponents turns. Cast Whitemane with Aluren for infinite creature casts which with Chulane results in infinite draw/putting all lands from your hand onto the battlefield.

Eladamri's Call is an excellent creature tutor, among the best in Commander. Neoform is another great tutor, sac a creature you control to tutor for another and put it onto the battlefield. Swords to Plowshares and Beast Within are staple instant removal spells in Commander. Exiling any creature for one mana is very good. Destroying any permanent, includes a land, is versatile in Commander.

Eternal Witness is a staple green card for recursion in Commander because it can recur any one card includes a land. Guardian Project and Beast Whisperer are other sources of repeatable draw with creatures. On cast with Whisperer and ETB with Project. These can be backup repeatable draw sources if Chulane gets disrupted.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Overbeing of Myth
  • Karametra, God of Harvests
  • Kruphix, God of Horizons
  • Agent of Treachery
  • Tishana, Voice of Thunder
  • Avatar of Growth
  • Angel of the Dire Hour
  • Hour of Eternity
  • Forgotten Creation
  • Primordial Hydra

The majority of these suggested cuts are high CMC creatures who don't interact with Aluren and some of them are five drops. My advice is not to play a lot of five drops because you already have the four five drops you want to play more than others: Chulane, Tatyova, Crawler, Muse. These five drops are also better than all the six drops therefore you could, cut all the six drops too.

I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.

Ripperon on Korvold Eggs?

1 day ago

@BolasFucks This deck is a solid OK. The meta this deck is played in allows proxies and plays at between 7-8/10. I was testing to see how an effectively budgetless version would function. The answer is... not great, but not bad either.

Jund Eggs is a terrible idea as running without Second Sunrise , Faith's Reward , or any real stack interaction is kind of rough. I chose Korvold, Fae-Cursed King as a commander because I really like him in concept. I chose eggs as a "win-con" because I like the challenge of eggs in Jund. The deck functions.

Win Conditions require performing some variation of Eggs combo (replacing the aforementioned white cards with Scrap Mastery for a similar effect when possible) with Disciple of the Vault , Reckless Fireweaver , or Korvold, Fae-Cursed King out. If I'm able to go effectively infinite, I either ping the board down with the first two or draw my deck with my commander. With the big Dragon I can Chandra's Ignition for well above lethal. Beating face with him is a last resort, but a valuable one.

I run a variety of interaction:

To beat top-of-deck tutors, Codex Shredder . For meager stack interaction and protection of combo pieces, Guttural Response / Pyroblast / Red Elemental Blast / Veil of Summer .

Pia's Revolution does a surprisingly good job for pseudo recursion against low life targets, especially with how often artifacts go to the graveyard from play with this deck.

Noxious Revival hits key graveyard based combo pieces when we need it, or saves some of our own.

Nature's Claim , Assassin's Trophy , Chaos Warp , Beast Within , and Krosan Grip to deal with problem pieces.

I think that just about covers all the odd parts, the rest are either Eggs, ways to get key parts, or more common pieces of interaction.

multimedia on Meren Graveyard Reanimator

4 days ago

Hey, good budget version of Meren.

Some budget cards ($2 or less each) to consider adding:


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Golgari Guildgate <-- Llanowar Wastes
  • Jungle Hollow <-- Ash Barrens
  • Foul Orchard <-- Jund Panorama
  • Korozda Guildmage <-- Apprentice Necromancer
  • Syr Konrad, the Grim <-- Phyrexian Delver
  • Glowspore Shaman <-- Satyr Wayfinder
  • Altar's Reap <-- Grisly Salvage
  • Murder <-- Beast Within
  • From Beyond <-- Pattern of Rebirth
  • Izoni, Thousand-Eyed <-- Dark Ritual: reduces the avg. CMC.
  • Mycoloth <-- Blood Pet: reduces the avg. CMC.
  • Moldervine Reclamation <-- Mausoleum Secrets: reduces the avg. CMC.

Good luck with your deck.

antacidbrn on Going all in with kiora ...

2 weeks ago

First of all, I want to say I love the on point theme! The best magic decks for me are the one'e that tell a story, and not just a pile of good cards.

My fear is that this deck has a lot of moving parts to resolve Kiora. I wish she was a 3 mana planeswalker like Oko, because then I know for sure it can be done. Two cards that have not been suggested but are Modern speed and may help with removal are:

  1. Echoing Truth , which bounces any Permanent back to hand for a tempo win and also has added bonus of sweeping tokens when you face Goblins, Lingering Souls and/or Young Pyromancers.

  2. Rapid Hybridization , a great removal spell which, even though they get a 3/3, will be swept away in the Whelming Wave or just eaten by your bigger sea monster token. Similar to Beast Within .

Hope these suggestions help amd keep the dream alive.

Osbert on Yarok Control

2 weeks ago

DarthDC the different ping equipment serve different purposes so it's really want you want out of it.

Viridian Longbow has the lowest casting but a higher equip cost. It only allows for a single ping as well however when combines with Thornbite staff you get unlimited deathtouch pings and your opponents wont be able to keep a non hexproof/shroud creature on the table.

Thornbite Staff has the highest costs but represents a reusable "Pay 2: Kill a creature, gain a life" so if mana isn't a concern it is the way to go.

Heartpiercer Bow has the lowest costs but has more hoops to jump through and can only be used once. If you are super tight on mana then this is the optimal card.

If money is of no concern I suggest including Thornbite staff and Viridian Longbow for the above interactions described.

As far as your 5 drops are concerned, Cavalier of Thorns is a really weak option. In general you don't need to have powerful 5 drops because at 5 mana you want to play your commander. Muldrifter is a 3 drop most of the time and then you abuse the body via Mimic Vat , bounce, or other recursion methods so only in the instance where you have spare mana or you need a flying body would you pay 5 for it.

For a way to remove the anti-ETB pieces I wouldn't suggest something as slow as Nev's disk because you can't garuntee you will be able to untap it. It is PARAMOUNT that you can stop these cards so versatile removal like Abrupt Decay or Beast Within that can remove creatures or artifacts is highly recommended.

bushido_man96 on Love Thy Plainswalker

2 weeks ago

Nice tech using Honor-Worn Shaku . I don't know if you picked up any of the Brawl precons, but if you did, this deck would like Arcane Signet , for sure.

I like cards like Swords to Plowshares and Path to Exile , especially for their mana cost, but I've found cards like Generous Gift and Beast Within to be tons more flexible. I'd also second Evolution Sage , and probably Karn's Bastion .

Your land count looks really low, too, especially without running any of the zero-drop mana artifacts to make up for it. If it were me, I'd probably run no less than 37 lands, especially in a 4 color deck, but that's just me.

Osbert on Yarok Control

2 weeks ago

You need more reliable ways to deal with Torpor Orb , Hushwing Gryff , and Hushbringer because if they land they will make your deck quite useless. That Reclamation Sage in your hand would love to blow up Torpor Orb... too bad it doesn't work anymore. Good spot removal like Abrupt Decay , Beast Within , Return to Nature , Assassin's Trophy , etc. These are ESSENTIAL for a Yarok deck because the above cards really do wreck you.

Yarok has deathtouch so abuse it. Viridian Longbow , Thornbite Staff , and Heart-Piercer Bow let Yarok take out creatures on board easily.

You might want to invest in some lower cost mana ramp options like 1 CmC mana dorks and some more of the 2 CmC draw creatures. This ism aninly to lower your mana curve and let you go off a bit faster.

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Beast Within occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.05%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.2%

Green: 1.23%

GU (Simic): 1.69%

Golgari: 0.72%

GW (Selesnya): 1.56%

RG (Gruul): 1.8%

RUG (Temur): 2.19%

BRG (Jund): 1.4%

RGW (Naya): 2.08%

GWU (Bant): 0.87%

BUG (Sultai): 0.91%