Biomancer's Familiar

Biomancer's Familiar

Creature — Mutant

Activated abilities of creatures you control cost less to activate. This effect can't reduce the amount of mana an ability costs to activate to less than one mana.

: The next time target creature adapts this turn, it adapts as though it had no +1/+1 counters on it.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

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Biomancer's Familiar Discussion

MAESTROJRmtg on Mitch's Kenrith | Extra Turns #04

1 week ago

I think that Resolute Archangel could have been dropped in favor of Composite Golem . With Kenrith, the Returned King , Biomancer's Familiar , and Composite Golem , you can instantly win the game by activating Composite Golem 's ability, paying WBR to return it to the battlefield with Kenrith's fifth, then paying UG to activate Kenrith's fourth ability.

By going through this loop millions of times, you can force all of your opponents to draw their libraries and lose the game.

libraryjoy on 100$ Roon EDH

3 weeks ago

Maybe Biomancer's Familiar to make all the exile effects cheaper?

Mtg_Mega_Nerds on Sliver Deck (Looking for help)

1 month ago

I like the deck. I might suggest removing Biomancer's Familiar for Sliver Hivelord . If that is too expensive, maybe remove Cyclonic Rift for Crippling Fear , or River's Rebuke .

divinagon on Crouching Kadena, Hidden Phage

1 month ago

Just a heads up, the Endless Whispers + Phage the Untouchable + sacrifice outlet doesn't work. According to rule 800.4, 800.4a. When a player leaves the game, all objects (see rule 109) owned by that player leave the game, any effects which give that player control of any objects or players end, and all spells and abilities controlled by that player on the stack cease to exist. Then, if there are any objects still controlled by that player, those objects are exiled. This is not a state-based action. It happens as soon as the player leaves the game. If the player who left the game had priority at the time he or she left, priority passes to the next player in turn order who’s still in the game. In short, this means Phage the Untouchable gets exiled rather than returning to your control. If u have ways to instantly bounce or regain control of it that would work, but the 3 cards themselves don't quite do the trick.

I'd also recommend Biomancer's Familiar and, if you're willing to spend the money, Training Grounds . These both make your morph activations cheaper. I was running both in my build and it helped a lot.

Mcat1999 on Kinnan, The Simic Domri

2 months ago

Interesting... Fierce Empath tutors a creature with CMC 6 or greater into my hand. Notable searches would be Brutalizer Exarch , Progenitor Mimic and Deadeye Navigator , although this is CMC 6 or greater so I could grab a Worldspine Wurm if I so chose. However what's very interesting is I can immediately grab Woodland Bellower who, upon ETB after being hardcast, tutors a creature with CMC 3 or less directly onto the battlefield. There aren't many options here; Predator Ooze whom honestly while I love, I can cut easily. There's Reclamation Sage , Biomancer's Familiar , but perhaps most importantly Selvala, Heart of the Wilds .

So now the question is do I cut Predator Ooze , It That Betrays and Spawnsire of Ulamog for Fierce Empath and Woodland Bellower ?

I'm thinking cut Predator Ooze for Fierce Empath and cut It That Betrays for Woodland Bellower . I think keeping Spawnsire of Ulamog is a good idea, as if boardstates begin getting out of control I can always get him into play and copy it for some Annihilator 6 or 9 or 12. Something really disgustingly brutal, especially if I already have out Archetype of Endurance for protection.

Mcat1999 on Omniscience_is_life

2 months ago

Okay that combo sounds spicy! I'd love to learn it so I can playtest against your deck sometime.

Combos in my Kinnan deck!

Firstly, it's very important to get an opening hand with multiple manarocks and one or two lands. You can usually drag out your turns and be unassuming if you even take a one-land hand, as all you need are 2 lands to win the game. Truth be told, you can win the game with 0 lands if you get a Mana Crypt or even if you junk a land for a Mox Diamond into a Sol Ring . Either way, your goal is to land Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy on turn 2 with lands, allowing you to tap your rock for 2x mana to play a second rock.

For example, I love opening with a fetch land into Rimewood Falls as it's the only land that is forced to enter tapped in my deck. Then I can play a basic, tutor out Breeding Pool and shock it, or tutor out a Tropical Island . Seriously, T1 Rimewood Falls is an amazing start for the deck.

But again, you can drag the deck out to turn 3, turn 5, even turn 7. If opponent's see you doing nothing and failing to produce anything, they generally lay off you. Either way, your goal is to get one or two rocks out before Kinnan.

For example, suppose you have a Forest and an Island in play and you were fortunate enough to land a turn 1 Sol Ring . Kinnan turns your Sol Ring into which you can now spend into a Simic Keyrune which now pays for an Arcane Signet with which you can now pass the turn. And now you've got 9 mana sitting on the field when you untap on turn 3. That's some serious power. That's how you ramp into the Skyclave Relic or The Great Henge or Thran Dynamo super quickly.

Regardless, onto combos!

Brutalizer Exarch is the unsung hero of the deck. He ETBs and tutors out to the top of the deck. You want to find Deadeye Navigator . Wheel Kinnan - more on that in a moment - and pop DN into play. Deadeye now Soulbonds with Brutalizer.

Blink Brutalizer. Tutor out Nyxbloom Ancient and wheel into play. You've now used 16 mana, but you can easily have 21+ mana in play so don't worry about this.

It is very, very important not to tap out. You never want to tap out with Kinnan. Only put 7 mana in at once. If you have 16 mana you can produce, only produce 7 of it.

It is also incredibly important to never, under any circumstances, dump all mana into Kinnan at once. If you do, you'll fail. If I have 21 mana, that's 3x activations. If I announce I'm putting three activations on the stack and he's hit with a Path to Exile , I am absolutely screwed for the turn. However, if I announce I am putting 1x activation in, my opponent may still respond for the Path to Exile but I can now say "In response, taps rocks I activate Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy "

Now, even if Kinnan dies or is exiled, I at least got SOMETHING. In my example above, what happens if I do happen to get lucky and wheel into a Deadeye Navigator ?

Soulbond to Kinnan and pay and now he's no longer the original target of Path to Exile . ;)

Regardless, we aren't here to protect Kinnan! We are here to win! In the way Simic does best! CHEATING!!

Okay, so Brutalizer Exarch is in play. You tutored Deadeye Navigator to the top. You wheeled and blinked Brutalizer to find Nyxbloom Ancient and wheeled again. Jesus man. So that's like 23 mana. But like I said, you can produce mana exceedingly easily.

Hopefully you have at least some sources left open. If not, pass and hope your state remains in tact. Usually it will as most players typically need time to find answers and do not readily have them available at all times during the game.

Assuming you can go off, tap what you can and wheel again. Remember that Nyxbloom Ancient gives you 3x the mana, and Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy adds +1 of whatever type you produced to your pool. So if you tap a single Simic Cluestone for , you now produce 4x . So leaving open just 1 source of and one source of is usually enough for at least 1x wheel at this point. If you have several sources open, you're golden.

You need to stack your mana now. If you are tight on mana, wheel and prey to the Lords of Chaos that you get one of your 11 Clone creatures. Oh yes. Eleven. If not, blink Brutalizer Exarch and cheat one into play.

Progenitor Mimic is great and flashy, Mercurial Pretender is amazing to constantly blink in and out by himself, Vesuvan Shapeshifter is wonderful for upkeep changes, Vizier of Many Faces is perfect as he can be cast from the graveyard.

Copy Nyxbloom Ancient and enjoy adding 10x mana for each rock.

So where's this combo? Well this is the setup for the outrageous mana production you want to achieve. I try to get 3x Nyxbloom Ancient s in play, which yields 27x mana for lands and 28x mana for rocks thanks to Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy 's +1 ability. Oh, and a playset yields 81 - 82 mana ;) A single Mana Crypt gives you now 162 mana at this point... So yeah...

Most Nyxbloom Ancient s I've had in play at a single time were 5x. That's 243 on a land and 243 on a Simic Cluestone . Simic Signet is especially fun because it'll double both types of mana.

Okay, so where the hell is this combo??

Glad you asked.

Got your absurd mana production online? Good. Let's begin.

What if you have The Great Henge in hand, though? And you want to blow the boardstate up for free?

Alright alright, what about creatures though??

Ooh, spicy. Any more?

Yes.

Wait but they get 4/3 Sala---

Fine, but how do you plan on winning?

Alright but what if your creatures don't have haste so you can't swing in this turn?

  • Janky combo-mombo stuff
  • Blink Brutalizer and find yourself some clones, then start blinking the the clones or original copies of Craterhoof Behemoth and / or End-Raze Forerunners . They have haste, so they can swing the same turn. Be sure to choose who you are blinking and keep it steady. If you are blinking your Spark Double , keep doing so, so that your Craterhoof Behemoth doesn't reset after being an 168/168 or something. Make sure you have several copies in play that you are building up so you can take down all opponents in one swing.

It got a turn 2 win by getting Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy out super early thanks to a Mana Crypt and a Tropical Island which got me a Arcane Signet or something. Next turn I was able to pay for Basalt Monolith which goes infinite as it taps for but requires only to untap. So I am +1 each activation.

Spent 7x on a Chromatic Orrery which now means I produce infinite mana of any color, meaning I can wheel an infinite number of times. If I didn't like what I got (Such as a Craterhoof Behemoth too early), I can elect to not bring him out since it's a MAY ability.

And bingo-bango-bongo I won the game on turn 2.

As for Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy , his ability can be a bit costly. That's why we run Biomancer's Familiar to get his ability from down to down to down to and eventually down to just if you'd like, but I personally find this to be too much. Stopping at is wonderful as it saves a Clone and also gives you use for mana. Otherwise that mana is worthless.

Also Illusionist's Bracers , Lithoform Engine and Rings of Brighthearth are stupidly overpowered.

So yeah, that's the deck in a nutshell. :D!

And at no point do you even need Nyxbloom Ancient . It's more of a wincon if you want to go out flashy. Typically you win by good old-fashioned overrunning with trample and bodies.

It's surprisingly politics-heavy, as you can make deals to not blow their stuff up in exchange for protection from attacks or whatever. Like I can say that I'll take out a problematic Rhystic Study or Smothering Tithe by blinking or wheeling a Reclamation Sage , but I don't want to be attacked for a turn.

Stuff like that.

libraryjoy on Good King Kenrith

2 months ago

Kenrith is a power house just by himself. I use Biomancer's Familiar and Zirda, the Dawnwaker to reduce the cost of those abilities. It gets out of hand very quickly. I don't play the deck often because I pretty much always win. Mine just focuses on cycling creatures and pulling them back out of the graveyard with Kenrith. And somehow, I've never seen Whirlwind of Thought . I know I have some decks that could use it!

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