Evolutionary Leap

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

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.

lhetrick13 on Sucks to Suck (Damage Themed)

2 months ago

Drestlin - Good to hear! I am actually transitioning to playing paper from MTGO. Convinced a couple of my friends to pick it back up so hoping we can create some regular game nights. It is a lot more enjoyable in person but man...the cost!!!

This deck is pretty fun. I do not believe it is my best work but first take at vampires. Your mentioning of Evolutionary Leap is intriguing...not so much for this deck but its sister deck Sucks to Suck (Aristocrat) or my resurrection knight themed deck Beyond the Grave (Abzan). For the vampire deck I am envisioning sacrificing a vampire I can recast potentially for free to fetch me another vampire...for the knight deck, it would be a way to either look for Haakon, Stromgald Scourge if I need him or if he is in play, to search for a knight I need...Good stuff!

JamJars on The most annoying Atla Palani deck ever

2 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.

Kret on Muldrotha: Budget Elemental Tribe!

2 months ago

Soul of the Harvest, Fertilid, Mulldrifter and Shriekmaw are good budget elementals.
Wolfbriar Elemental is a nice mana sink in the late game.
Consider adding backgrounds like Master Chef or Scion of Halaster.
You are running Joint Exploration. Consider similar cards like Explore or Growth Spiral. They can let your deck gain some early velocity.
If you play multiple elementals with evoke then a card like Village Rites becomes useful because you can cast it in response to the evoke trigger and draw 2. Card like Evolutionary Leap could also be used in response to evoke trigger to draw a fresh elemental
Zendikar's Roil can let you go wide with elementals.
Tatyova, Steward of Tides makes your lands into 3/3/ elementals
Kenrith's Transformation is a great removal spell that replaces itself and can be recurred.
Tezzeret's Gambit draws 2 cards and proliferates.
Nissa, Voice of Zendikar puts counters on each creature for just 3 mana

Cards I would replace:
- cards with kicker and Vine Gecko (they are generally worse cards than regular budget ramp spells like Rampant Growth or Cultivate)
- 6 forests because you have low mana curve (I would cut the land count to something like 36 lands, but you could also swap them for dual lands with basic land types from Kaldheim - Woodland Chasm, Dominaria United - Haunted Mire, Temple cycle - Temple of Malady or bounce lands - Golgari Rot Farm
- Titania, Protector of Argoth because there is only one card -> Harrow that can proc her ability to make elementals
I would also cut some of the elementals that don't have any useful abilties like Jaddi Lifestrider, Healer of the Glade, Glade Watcher, Floodhound, Offalsnout, Smolder Initiate and Slitherwisp.

Hope you find some of the suggestions helpful.

girlfag on May I Borrow Your Creatures? [~$15 EDH]

2 months ago

omg yes i did not know Dark-Dweller Oracle was a thing! that works really well, and Evolutionary Leap sounds really good, especially since its a good payoff for all the mana I'm generating!! as i've played this deck online and run out of gas sometimes, seems like the perfect fit! ty :3 (also yea those genju ones seem good, also dodges boardwipes which is nice)

meecht on May I Borrow Your Creatures? [~$15 EDH]

2 months ago

I suggest putting in repeatable ways of sacrificing creatures. Would Goblin Bombardment be within the budget? If not, maybe Barrage of Expendables, Dark-Dweller Oracle, Evolutionary Leap, or Falkenrath Aristocrat?

Also, instead of Crackling Emergence and Harmonious Emergence, you may way to run the Genju variants from the original Kamigawa block because they return to hand if the creature dies which lets you animate a land, sacrifice it, then cast Genju on another land. The land doesn't get haste, but in many cases it would be better to preserve the enchantment than the land.

Slashdance on Forest Tribal, LoL

4 months ago

Thanks for the comment, SmirkyDog593. =)

For Mortarpod to work, it seems we'd need to also add haste. In order to equip it to a land, it would have to be a creature, in order to sacrifice it, it needs to be a creature, and in order for our commander to bring it back, the land has to be a creature. So, if we have a continuous effect that turns our lands into creatures to do all that, then come back into play with summoning sickness. Thus, we are unable to tap the new lands for mana to continue to equip Mortarpod and going near-infinite enough to kill everybody. Unless, of course, we initiate an infinite mana effect prior to do doing so, so there's a lot more moving pieces to get that concept working. Unless I'm wrong, lol.

Spitting Spider honestly doesn't excite me for the cost, and it absolutely requires our basic commander/enchantment combo in play in order for it to work. That's not necessarily bad, but if I were that concerned about flyers I'd rather the removal not be as conditional. I think I'd prefer a good old fashioned Hurricane or maybe Arashi, the Sky Asunder that's the same cost as the spider. Silklash Spider is pretty efficient, too.

I do like your suggestion of Perilous Forays, thank you!

I also like Nemata, Grove Guardian, but the cost is high. I know we can get a ton of mana, but it's at the expense of maybe not doing something else. I'll have to think on it, but I like it!

Evolutionary Leap is pretty great, yeah! Thanks!

Altar of Dementia was already in the Maybe pile, so I agree. ;)

SmirkyDog593 on Forest Tribal, LoL

4 months ago

I cannot express how much I LOVE this concept. As soon as I played the first test and got the infinite combo I was estatic about it. I do have some suggestions.

Mortarpod would be good if you had a way to sack one of the two lands tapped to equip it. Insta kill all players. Sustenance is another Insta kill method as well.

Spitting Spider is a good flying removal creature Perilous Forays will let you draw out every forest in your deck.

Nemata, Grove Guardian creates saporlings and works in conjunction with the treefolks and Life and Limb cards.

Evolutionary Leap lets you get all your creature cards out if you wanted.

I would also suggest you put in Altar of Dementia as another way to win.

Triton on Mister Pickles

5 months ago

Grind thank you! I will definitely consider the sword. My only issue with Evolutionary Leap is I don't create too many tokens- worth testing though!

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