( 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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Birthing Pod occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.06%
BUG (Sultai): 0.7%
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Birthing Pod Discussion
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Austin_Smith_of_Cards nyxbloom seems to me worth the try: it is a very good target for Natural Order and it will be less likely to be removed with respect to Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger . I think I will try it instead of Regal Behemoth . Furthermore, Nylea's Intervention is another card worth trying. For 4 mana it let's you get Gaea's Cradle and Deserted Temple . I still haven't decided yet whether it is better to take out Traverse the Ulvenwald or Worldly Tutor .
FYI, I am currently playing The Great Henge instead of Woodfall Primus and Collector Ouphe instead of Bramble Sovereign . The first swap is due to the fact that woodfall is very heavy on our curve and it doesn't provide much value for that cost. Speaking of the other swap, Bramble is good but it was actually the only flex slot I could think of. The choice was between it or Titania, Protector of Argoth , and the latter provides us more value. Ouphe is a nonbo with our mana rocks and with Birthing Pod , but it is far more troublesome for a lot of other decks so this is why I am currently trying it. I will let you know :)
2 weeks ago
Biomancer's Accidental Pet
Creature - Goat Snake Thrull
When Biomancer's Accidental Pet becomes sacrificed to a spell or ability you control, return it from your graveyard to your hand at the end of your turn.
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Do the challenge posted above
2 weeks ago
GrizzlyAtom: Just wanted to say that I absolutely loved the list! Safe to say you hit the nail on the head on almost all of your choices. However, I do highly recommend you make a couple of changes for the general consistency of the deck.
Seeker of Skybreak : Same thing as before, though considerably weaker since you NEED the dork to be out, so this is a potential dead draw or another 2 drop 1 mana dork.
Krosan Restorer : I get the need to overload the deck with repetitive effects, but this can over saturate your deck with non impactful creatures.
Greenweaver Druid : This is just bad, even with the cost reduction.
Elvish Piper : With the lack of high cmc creatures, this is just a gimmicky card we wish can always run.
Elvish Harbinger : Though being a two thanks to Nylea, top of the deck tutors aren't too great.
Sword of the Paruns ; As you said, 7 mana is too much.
Elvish Guidance / Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip: I get why you want to run this, but it ain't worth it to run both. I'd drop the Rites over the Guidance, since you can use Arbor Elf on a forest with guidance.
Leyline of Lifeforce : You have enough of this effect, even if this would be super awesome turn 0.
Once Upon a Time : Doesn't scale too well in EDH.
These won't be direct swaps to the cuts and more of a series of cards that you should highly consider as I don't want to cramp your style.
Emergence Zone : Adds the ability to set up OR win on someone elses' turn for a land swap.
Oakhame Adversary : Draw to get your combo pieces and an elf for your count. More often or not a 2 drop in most cEDH metas and a 1 drop in some cases for you.
Runic Armasaur : More draw, draw from fetches and creature based combos.
Seedborn Muse : I know what you're thinking, "I barely have instants". Your commander is an indestructible digger, every turn you'd get to refill your hand.
The Stax pieces: Go for them, you have the outlet in the command zone and you break parity with mana dorks and a cost reducer at the helm. Tangle Wire , Trinisphere . Root Maze , Manglehorn , Collector Ouphe , Null Rod , Winter Orb , Thorn of Amethyst , Sphere of Resistance and maybe Defense Grid are worth it. Hall of Gemstone :Not good because it can lock out interaction that could be needed to stop another player.
Great Oak Guardian : Recognize that your wins are generated by untaps, and an instant speed board untapper is a recipe for success. It can also save your field from damage wipes and goes infinite with Temur Sabertooth . Also makes Tooth and Nail better.
Carpet of Flowers : Ridiculous ramp, 100% must.
Beast Within : Catch-all removal in monogreen. Definitely a staple.
I hope this helps, I love the deck, will be keeping up with it. Final recommendation would be to use a similar categorization that I used in Yeva for your list as it helps you visualize your deck based off function and see where it is lacking.
3 weeks ago
I would cut the single-use pump spells like Giant Growth in order to fit more ramp. Farseek or Nature's Lore for Stomping Ground is a powerful turn 2 play. Cultivate , Kodama's Reach , and Nissa's Pilgrimage are also very strong. I think your deck could also do with some 1cmc dorks like Birds of Paradise and Elvish Mystic .
I think your deck lacks spell that generate card advantage. Birthing Pod , Lifecrafter's Bestiary , Guardian Project , Sylvan Library , Shamanic Revelation , Harmonize , Return of the Wildspeaker , Momentous Fall , and Life's Legacy are all examples of what I think your deck could benefit from.
3 weeks ago
Hey, I'm intrigued by the build but there's definitely some adjustments to make.
Elvish mystic => Orcish Lumberjack - mtg's greatest mana dork.
Harmonize => Compost - meta dependent but FAR greater reward.
Game trail => Gaea's Cradle . (This should be obvious)
Forest => Birthing Pod (35 lands is excessive in cedh unless you have a real reason)
Mountain => Sylvan Tutor (see above)
Mountain => Barbarian Ring (you otherwise have 0 ways to stop a grand abolisher or similar, so flash hulk bodies grumgully)
Reflecting pool => Mana Confluence (pool can't tap without another land)
Soul of the harvest => Yisan, the Wanderer Bard (getting up to six mana to play a dude that doesn't immediately do something is risky, at least yisan has application to find your entire combo, or disruption if needed)
Also what's the deal with genesis chamber?
3 weeks ago
Yasova Dragonclaw is one of my favourite commanders and I have always been interested in Birthing Pod . I just love the idea of the deck, stealing opposing creatures to then sac them to get your own out. I really want to try out this deck! Though this might be budget, might I suggest Food Chain ? I think it can be great though I know it might be a little expensive.