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.

austintayshus on Card creation challenge

3 months ago

The Storm King

Legendary Creature - Elemental Bird Wizard


Other creatures you control have haste.

Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, you create a 1/2 blue bird creature token with Flying named Storm Crow for each instant or sorcery spell you have cast this turn.


Seems like a more fair version of Storm.

Make a Birthing Pod or Yisan, the Wanderer Bard card that lets you skip cmc's

For example, if you sac a 3 cmc creature or have 3 verse counters, this card should be able to get a 5 or 6 cmc creature. Doesn't have to be that kind of jump in cmc specifically, but make it make sense for the card.

UltimateRoxas40 on Glissa, Traitor of Mirrodin [Artifact Primer]

5 months ago


I should probably slot in Heroic Intervention. The nice thing about this deck is that even if a combo piece is destroyed, it's fairly easy to recur it thanks to Glissa, the Traitor. And I'm running Foundry Inspector as my primary cost reduction. I could probably add in Cloud Key for some redundancy. I've actually tried Semblance Anvil before, and I just wasn't as big a fan of it.

Deathsprout I can cut. Probably to add in some more reliable ramp or removal.

Phyrexian Fleshgorger is a remnant of when I was running a Birthing Pod/Dross Scorpion combo chain in the deck, since I needed a good seven drop that could either be a threat or fodder. With cards like Cranial Plating or Tarrian's Soulcleaver, it can get stupid big and really hard to interact with short of a boardwipe.

Portal to Phyrexia is a pet/favorite card of mine in this deck. It's a splashy finish, and has some thematic/lore wins attached. If you read some of my other deck primers, you'll see that I'm a follower of the Vorthos/lore playstyle, so I sometimes end up playing some cards that might be better thematically rather than actually effective haha.

baddabiiing on Prossh's Dastardly Bastard Children - Group Slug

7 months ago

Sweet deck! I like the mass drain strat, seems like it would be very effective if the table lets you live past turn 5. I know mine wouldn't! I highly recommend Furystoke Giant, Birthing Pod, and Phyrexian Altar, the first of which especially for your style of deck, the amount of damage you can get off that giant is pretty unreal especially if you're not pumping tokens to attack, which seems accurate for this deck. I also think you underrated Vicious Shadows, though it might be more redundant in your deck it can push out tons of damage and is great for taking out those pesky blue players. Orcish Bowmasters and Cryptolith Rite have also been all stars in my deck, I'd highly recommend at least testing them out. Hatred could also be a super fun way to get a surprise win off something like Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord. Thanks again for your comment on my deck, Prossh EDH Tokens/Sac, and I hope you like the suggestions!

baddabiiing on Prossh EDH Tokens/Sac

7 months ago

Last Laugh Thanks for the suggestions! All those cards have great effects, but generally I prefer to play my effects on creatures in this deck so I can cast them off Food Chain, find them with my creature tutors, and cheat them in with things like Birthing Pod and Defense of the Heart.

Impact Tremors was cut from this deck for Zulaport Cutthroat when it was first printed for this reason, much more synergistic as a creature and generally paints a much smaller target on your head. I'll likely cut either artist or cutthroat once I finally pickup a copy of The Meathook Massacre. Similar story with Bastion of Remembrance, plus making off-color tokens is a pet peeve of mine.

Scepter of Celebration is new to me but seems like a great card, I certainly wouldn't cut Avenger of Zendikar from this deck for almost any reason but it could be a good budget replacement for something like Awakening Zone or a token doubler, but I don't know it makes the cut because I almost never have 3 extra mana after casting prossh to equip and it doesn't do much equipped anywhere else. Plus off color tokens again, silly citizens.

Thanks again, I'll give your deck a look!

nbarry223 on Dec 4th 2023 Ban announcement

7 months ago

I second that free mana like SSG is deserving of its ban.

I’d like to see some further unbans as well, but only the “safe” ones. Honestly a lot of the dominating cards previously wouldn’t be nearly as problematic in today’s modern, due to how efficient removal has become. A card like Splinter Twin would probably be safe to unban in today’s format, but I am not expecting to see it unbanned because of how dominant it once was (I don’t think its counterpart, Birthing Pod is safe to unban yet, since there’s not enough crazy powerful artifact hate).

Cards I would be happy to see unbanned are:

All the artifact lands
Deathrite Shaman
Punishing Fire
Umezawa's Jitte

nbarry223 on Colorshift Land Control

9 months 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 …

1 year 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.

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