Birthing Pod

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Birthing Pod


( may be paid for with either or 2 life.)

, , Sacrifice a creature: Search your library for a creature card with converted mana cost/mana value equal to 1 plus the sacrificed creature's converted mana cost, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library. Activate this ability only at any time you could cast a sorcery.

nbarry223 on Colorshift Land Control

1 week ago

Yeah that alongside some effect that forces them to tap a land/permanent could be pretty disgusting. Would just be difficult to assemble all the pieces.

I’ve built the ramp into TopDecking lands strategy before, and it was surprisingly competitive, but that was back when Splinter Twin and Birthing Pod was most of the meta.

legendofa on Erebos, Bleak Hearted and Birthing …

4 months ago

While it's in your deck, Erebos, Bleak-Hearted is a creature and can be found with Birthing Pod. Once it's on the field, if you your devotion is below five, it will not be a creature.

K4nkato on Erebos, Bleak Hearted and Birthing …

4 months ago

If I’m using Birthing Pod to tutor for a four drop creature and my devotion to black is less than five, can I grab Erebos, Bleak-Hearted?

JacobAGrossman on Glittering Company

5 months ago

I don't even want to talk about it, ToxicMCTV, it's still a sensitive subject haha. But absolutely, yes. This deck has basically existed because of the banning of Birthing Pod and the printing of Collected Company. Always trying to capture that lightning in a bottle again :D

seshiro_of_the_orochi on The woods is dead people

6 months ago

This looks pretty fun. It seems you are running Yedora more or less as a "generic green stompy". This is fine, and if you want to keep it that way, have fun.

There are still some cards you might like for Yedora specifically:

Burnished Hart and Dawntreader Elk are cards similar to Sakura-Tribe Elder. They cost a little more mana to use, but the synergy with your commander seems super worth-it.

The synergy between such cards and your commander become even when you include ways to bounce your own lands. Here are the ones I found:

Khalni Gem and Kazandu Stomper have it as a cost, so you need to do it if you want to use them. They have a rather high MV. I'm not too sure about them, but still wanted you to see them.

Storm Cauldron is a stax piece, so your playgroup might not enjoy it. It'll still pretty powerful here.

Nissa's Zendikon and Vastwood Zendikon are a lot of fun. See this land that was a creature? Now it's a another creature. You want to kill it? Sure, but now I have my creature back.

Slab Hammer is a nice way to turn a land bounce into damage.

Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar is a gigantic beatstick with a recursion ability that, with Yedora, grants you value to grant you more value.

Guildless Commons is pretty self-explanatory.

As you're also playing Quirion Ranger, Scryb Ranger is basically a second copy of it.

Finally, have you considered some sacrifice outlets? This would allow you to save your creatures from spot removal that exiles them. Birthing Pod is expensive, but Momentous Fall, Greater Good and Evolutionary Leap provide some serious value.

Whatcha think?

legendofa on Best Phyrexian theme commander? Atraxa, …

6 months ago

What themes or mechanics are you looking for?

Infect/toxic is better with Atraxa, Praetors' Voice.

Assimilating with Enslave, Gix, Yawgmoth Praetor, and Praetor's Grasp would probably be better with Atraxa, Grand Unifier.

Conversion and recovery with Birthing Pod, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician, Phyrexian Missionary, and Phyrexian Reclamation would probably also be Great Unifier.

DarlekSec on Standard Sad-pod

7 months ago

Welcome to nostalgia.

Basic ramp with Avacyn's Pilgrim and Llanowar Elves, but should be replaced with Birds of Paradise. Objective to get Birthing Pod to get board presence advantage. Glissa, the Traitor and Solemn Simulacrum to get more value.

Side board it to slow down aggro and spell caster decks

Apollo_Paladin on This Land Was Your Land

8 months ago

Neat construction! +1

If you were to invest in 2 or 3 Crucible of Worlds then you could use 4x of your Raze and not worry about blowing up your own lands. Also Ghost Quarter and Field of Ruin become re-usable with the Crucible (Against non-basic heavy decks, you can even quickly run them out of basic land by re-using the Field)

Other possible picks along your lines:

  • Custody Battle gives you a form of Creature Control, but works best when you have a sacrifice outlet for them like Thud, Fiend Artisan, or Birthing Pod so that you don't have to give them back after attacking
  • Destructive Urge is a nice Land-related enchantment for one of your Trample creatures forcing your opponent to block every point of damage each turn
  • Shivan Wumpus is another nice Trample creature with great Power/Tough for his mana cost; opponents are very disinclined to pay his cost most of the time in a Land Destro build.
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