Birthing Pod

Birthing Pod

Artifact

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

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

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Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Casual Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Custom Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Vintage Legal

Birthing Pod occurrence in decks from the last year

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Birthing Pod Discussion

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Throw it in the Fire

1 week ago

Love the idea (+1) here, gives me Birthing Pod vibes =). Wonder if this can be even more abused in Modern/Pioneer with Manifold Key.

0rc on Nice Guy Derevi

1 week ago

Consider Birthing Pod, and tweak your build around it.

Jack32226 on Rot and Ruin (Muldrotha EDH)

1 week ago

Thank you for the suggestion ruben5000!

I really love Pattern of Rebirth, especially in my Meren of Clan Nel Toth deck. I would say in most Muldrotha lists, it's almost always going to overperform, just maybe not in this one. The only creature worth cheating out from the library for the 4 mana investment is probably Nyxbloom Ancient (the only creature above 5 mana). Given that, Pattern isn't particularly good if Nyxbloom is drawn or milled, and it's particularly good if I don't have a way of sacrificing a creature. In most Muldrotha decks, saccing a creature is pretty easy, but in mine there aren't actually a whole lot of ways of doing it. So because of that, I've decided not to run it. It is a powerful tutor effect though, and could easily be a good budget alternative to cards like Demonic Tutor if you don't have them.

A card I would argue that might be better is Birthing Pod, because saccing Muldrotha for Nyxbloom will usually net you enough mana to recast Muldrotha easily, and Birthing Pod leaves you with a repeatable 1 mana creature tutor-to-field, allowing you access to many of your toolbox creatures without as much mana investment as Pattern would require. Birthing Pod also doesn't require a sac outlet, which is a convenient bonus.

Azielle on Mana flooding is a good thing?!?!

2 weeks ago

A couple of additions from recent releases you might want to look at are Scute Swarm and Ashaya, Soul of the Wild.

The swarm might seem small and meme on the surface, but it gets out of hand really fast in a landfall deck. It's like a mini Baloth that goes off exponentially instead of linear.

Ashaya is ramp, albeit mid-game, makes landfall critters trigger themselves, and also serves as team protection from nonland-permanent removal.

I auditioned both in my Tatyova list, . My list is just a giant Birthing Pod combo pile, so these cards were too clean and fair to contribute to my game plan. They did accomplish what your list appears to be doing; hopefully they do something great for you that they couldn't for me :)

DarthSygg on Pod Ratio

1 month ago

I was suppost to build a big mana deck but instead I found Anafenza, the Foremost and I liked the card so I decided to build her with Birthing Pod.

Is there a basic cmc creature ratio like 4 1cmc creatures, 5 2cmc creatures etc... or is it just up to me?

Coward_Token on Kaldheim official spoilers

1 month ago

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The prediction/speculation thread got kind of long so I thought I'd start things over fresh. We got some early previews this week + Christmas Eve before January kicks things off in a more normal fashion.

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smilodex on Ishkanah, Grafwidow Commander COMBO Deck

1 month ago

Thanks for your comment. I am very happy about such comments, as it is difficult to keep an eye on every possible combination with over a thousand commanders, especially with such a commander like Ishkanah, which you don't meet in your LGS every day. Thanks to your comment, I can see more of the potential of Ishkanah. I you want to tune up your deck, I have some recommendations for that:

I would exchange:

I would play as many cool utility lands with a sacrifice effect and as many fetch lands as possible because they're needed for Delirium and have also great potential with the MVP in every graveyard deck Life from the Loam:

Carddraw or Cardadvantage:

Other good finishers/ combo pieces:

Well, I'm sure that you already know what other options there are to tune up the deck. If you want to win consitenly I would add more ways to produce infinte mana like Nim Deathmantle + Priest of Gix + Ashnod's Altar or Magus of the Coffers + Staff of Domination OR another unigue and complicated way to filter infinite colorless mana with Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth is together with Mirage Mirror and a Swamp...

To make the whole thing more consistent you have play all green and black tutors, play fast mana like the Moxes, Mana Crypt/-Vault, Manadorks (Elvish Mystic/Elves of Deep Shadow/Llanowar Elves etc. and pack some premium removal in the deck to raise the power level. If you're interested we can brew a fringe competetive list together.

JacobAGrossman on Glittering Company

2 months ago

Hey, Ursaromg! I can definitely do that :D. What I've begun to notice in the deck, is it can be helpful to have a baddie on the board every now and again, because sometimes the combo does end up getting broken up too much by control, especially in game 1. Steel Leaf Champion is super annoying to deal with, and is well worth it's mana cost for how much of a threat it is the moment it lands. Gives me enough of a reprieve to get to the combo, or can just win on it's own sometimes.

Same with Polukranos, Unchained. Sometimes, by the time I get a Glittering Wish, I have nothing going on the board. Being able to reach for a big bad with a Wish has become a move I realize I need, and Treasured Find wasn't really the power bomb that I thought it was. I changed that slot from passive to aggressive, and it has been awesome. Polukranos, Unchained can exist as a giant body on the board not once but twice. But also, if I've gotten behind in creature power, it can sweep the whole board, not one but twice.

Skyclave Apparition is the card I've always been looking for in this deck. I have tried so many less versions of what this can can do, with things like Leonin Relic-Warder, Kitesail Freebooter, Tidehollow Sculler, and Fairgrounds Warden. None of them end up being that particularly effective, because the opponent gets their card right back most of the time. Skyclave Apparition doesn't give them their stuff back ever, and is more like Spell Queller or Thought-Knot Seer, which are amazing. Skyclave is so good it is being used across all formats. It can get rid of any threat on the board, from creature, to artifact, to planeswalker, or enchantment. That token isn't much to worry about either with the amount of creatures I play throughout the game. Plus, it's only 4/4 at the most.

Fiend Artisan is an all-star. Just like Ggoyf, I wait until I have 3 creatures in the graveyard until I first play him, so he can survive the initial Bolt. Its ability reigns supreme as Birthing Pod on a stick, which is incredibly useful after it survives its summoning sickness. Plus, the passive ability triggers Rhonas the Indomitable, it can be tapped for Chord of Calling, it's never not useful.

I've always had an eye on Voice of Resurgence, since it was first printed. But it seems better as a set of 4, and I don't have room for that at this point. Plus, just a little bit underpowered compared to cards like Kambal, Consul of Allocation, Vexing Shusher, and Grand Abolisher, which tingle my giblets just a bit more.

Thanks for asking! I really appreciate you and others having kept up with and encouraged me over all this years, it's definitely what helps keep this deck firmly my favorite deck in all of Magic.

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