Evolutionary Leap


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic Origins (ORI) Rare

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Evolutionary Leap


, Sacrifice a creature: Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a creature card. Put that card into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

Evolutionary Leap Discussion

MountainDoozy on Horde of Notion EDH

5 days ago

Birthing Pod sac, get a creature, recur sac'd creature w. Horde Bloom Tender taps for 5 with Horde Faeburrow Elder Bloomtender #2 Crib Swap changeling=elemental=recurrable w. Horde Congregation at Dawn sets up Maelstrom Wanderer into Malingus and Torrent Elemental Evolutionary Leap sac, draw a creature, recur sac'd creature w. Horde

bushido_man96 on And The Wurms Ate Into His Brain (Atla)

3 weeks ago

I think you could cut Advent of the Wurm and Crush of Wurms . Yeah, they're on theme, and yeah, they make big tokens, but I think you've got more than enough wurms in the deck, and Atla can't get them out for you. I'd rather have two more removal spells in those slots, or in your case, Evolutionary Leap and Fanatical Devotion . If you don't want to run Ashnod's Altar because you don't want to go combo, then you may not want to run Thornbite Staff , either; that will save you about $13 right there. Combos can be a good time, but they aren't always welcome in some groups.

I'd cut Sakura-Tribe Scout for either another mana dork like Llanowar Elves , or a mana rock, or something like Zendikar Resurgent . I'm on the fence about Burnished Hart ; you might be able to do with cutting that one, too. If you think about it, it'll cost you 6 mana to two land cards; better off running something like Skyshroud Claim since you're in green. Or, plug in Mirror Entity there.

Now, I'm at a tough spot; the rest of what you got seems good to me; fresh eyes will help with this. But, I'm on the fence about Urza's Incubator . If you're deck is doing it's job right, you should be casting your wurms very often, and therefore, it could be dead card a lot of the time. But, if she get's blown out for a while, making fat wurms 2 cheaper is boon. Tough call on that one, but I thought I'd throw it out there for your consideration. Kind of the same with Elvish Piper , Quicksilver Amulet , and Belbe's Portal ; all good back-up plans, but how often will they be needed?

I hope this helped out some. I look forward to seeing the suggestions of others.

Mj3913 on And The Wurms Ate Into His Brain (Atla)

3 weeks ago

skoobysnackz - Thanks for the upvote, and for getting the reference.

TypicalTimmy, bushido_man96 & Poly_raptor - Thanks for the suggestions, I like them all, my wallet... not so much XD. That being said I'd like to keep it as budget as possible. It took me a long time to come to terms with adding Wurmcoil Engine because of the price tag... So the ones I'd like to see in the deck include: Mirror Entity , Nesting Dragon , Thornbite Staff , Birthing Boughs , Evolutionary Leap , Fanatical Devotion , Growing Ranks , Gruul Ragebeast , & Culling Dais . Ones I'm unsure of are: Second Harvest because I wonder if there'd be enough tokens to matter, Ashnod's Altar because not sure combo is something I want, Song of the Worldsoul because once we get eggs rolling we aren't exactly casting alot, & Helm of the Host for the investment. The others are pretty pricey or just seem off theme.

With all these new additions though comes subtractions... which I can never do easily so if anyone has any ideas in that department its appreciated.

Also... I'll likely be watching a Tremors marathon again now so... thanks for that. :P

bushido_man96 on And The Wurms Ate Into His Brain (Atla)

4 weeks ago

There's a combo going around with Mirror Entity as well.

I think the switch to Atla from Mayael is a great idea. I've found Mayael to be too slow to be very good.

You'd do well to add in some sac outlets to really make it go. The combo mentioned by TypicalTimmy is a great one, and should be considered. If your play group doesn't roll that way, or you don't like combos like that, there are other options. Evolutionary Leap would be solid, as it would net you two creatures when you sac an egg (one to your hand). Goblin Bombardment is solid, letting your eggs do damage and then become creatures. Other budget options include Spawning Pit , Altar of Dementia , Fanatical Devotion (which could serve double duty in regenerating a creature in a pinch), and the less-budget option of Birthing Pod . I'm sure there are others I'm missing, but I tried to offer more budget-friendly options.

I think the token doublers are nice cards, but I'm not sure how much you'd really need to run them in this build to really make it take off. $80 for three cards is way out of my budget range, but if you can afford it, go for it (or if you already have them).

Again, I think Atla will work great in this build; much better than Mayael.

riomhaire on Selvala's Reanimation Funhouse

4 weeks ago

Cards to consider:

  1. Saffi Eriksdotter - with a sac outlet, goes infinite
  2. Loyal Retainers - Pitch a legend to get this, reanimate, win?
  3. Bane of Progress - even tutorable with Recruiter!
  4. Evolutionary Leap - Sacrifice outlet for Larks, does a pretty good Fauna Shaman impression
  5. Ashnod's Altar / Phyrexian Altar - sacrifice outlet that generates mana

NV_1980 on Play It Again, Yisan!

4 weeks ago

Hello eerie343,

We gave your request a lot of thought. Our main objective was to keep the spirit of the deck the same. So we decided to try and find replacements for the more expensive cards while keeping the original thought of the replaced cards alive. Naturally this would mean we would end up with cards that are either slightly less effective at what the expensive cards do, or they have a higher CMC, or both.

Almost all replacements we have chosen cost below 1 dollar. Some of the replaced cards are cards we do not own, so we decided not to post a new deck as we only do so when we own all the cards in it. So, here is a list of the replacements we would make in order to turn this into a less expensive deck:

We were not able to find suitable replacements (i.e.: cards that would do the same thing but be slightly less effective at it) for the following cards:

So if you have any suggestions for these, please let us know. For now, we hope we helped you a bit to make a cheaper version of our deck. Have fun brewing it!

Kind regards,

Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

BMHKain on Time to Sever the Chain; ...

1 month ago


After hell on earth to think of a name for my Yarok, the Desecrated , I got one:


("The Elegy of the Finale (Or "Demise") of the Genocide.")

All Lament of Bala Ged stanzas included.

But, I still have some ideas for the Half Equip-GoLion, & Half Saprocide deck that is in dire need of such Ideas I chose; then I'll leave it there. I actually more recently than not, some that works really well, to just suckage. I posted this Caerwyn; I know I shouldn't be clingy at all, but here they are:

Phyrexian Soulgorger

Claws of Gix

Demonmail Hauberk

Lich's Tomb

Shivan Harvest

Perilous Forays

Martyr's Cause

Greater Good

Trading Post

Evolutionary Leap

These are the best I can find, but what to keep? I'll leave it to you.

As for the decks mentioned still, I'll simplify them if that's what is demanded. Xantcha needs 13 cuts, Neheb needs Artifact draw, & cuts not just from an incompleat Maybeboard I treat as a Hotseat section, but from you. Kadena has a Hot seat at 100 for a chance to stay in the deck, only to replace w/ whatever means. Same for Pirate Tribal with Brass. Is it worth being as simple as it gets? I just find those words as too compacted, & not for the better; not like this at least. What would you recommend for any of this? I just made a Micro-sized things I want for each deck, & I only confused it more that I would through thorough detail. Any suggestions? I'm literally about to make a Follow-up of this forum post if this Phails.

Monitor on Tana and Reyhan Partner Token Stuff

1 month ago

I agree completely on Evolutionary Leap , I hadn't though about that at all but especially as I trimmed Winding Constrictor and Corpsejack Menace in favor of enchantments, I could really screw up my own game plan there. My friend and I were also discussing the potentially excessive number of outlets, so I think that is accurate as well --

Blasting Station , I can only agree. I was simply going to use it to machine gun things down when Tana hits people, but its a needlessly complex interaction that would only serve to irritate/annoy the table when I have to explain it. I've had my eye on Viscera Seer as well, its a super solid card and easily an auto-include in most black decks.

I think its coming together though. I really appreciate your input!

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Evolutionary Leap occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Golgari: 0.28%