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.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on The woods is dead people

1 week 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, …

2 weeks 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

2 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

2 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.

Crow-Umbra on Toolbox Timmy

2 months ago

Henzie is such a cool commander. One of my good friends put together a Henzie deck, and it has so much value that he manages to find some new value lines every time.

Something that his deck makes good use of are a variety of ETB destruction effects. I'd recommend checking out:

NensouHiebara on Halvar, Divine Voltron

3 months ago


What new Birthing Pod for artifacts? I'm having difficulty finding it.

JamJars on The most annoying Atla Palani deck ever

4 months ago

A couple of good sac cards come to mind: Birthing Pod, Evolutionary Leap, Ashnod's Altar, Phyrexian Altar

Skullclamp could be nice for some card draw and Summoner's Egg might be nice if you draw a bomb.

JacobAGrossman on Glittering Company

4 months ago

Thanks, Batman18 for the kind words! Much appreciated :D. This deck has been the main one I've piloted since Collected Company first came out, and I knew I had my solution to the Birthing Pod ban. Glittering Wish just makes it all the sweeter

And nice deck there, yourself! I've always loved Solemnity, and have always wanted to find it a home. I love that you've combined both the Persist combo and the Prison combo into one deck, that's the way to do it! I've only ever seen them in independent decks, never really feeling like they're getting the utmost use out of the card like you are here :D

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