Food Chain

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Premodern Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Food Chain


Exile a creature you control: Add X mana of any one colour, where X is the exiled creature's converted mana cost/mana value plus one. Spend this mana only to cast creature spells.

Azoth2099 on Shadow of the Dragon Queen

2 weeks ago

Consider Food Chain as a wincon here!

joaka on Can you activate abilities before …

2 months ago
  1. Cast Twinflame targeting Etali, Primal Conqueror  Flip.
  2. Make token copy of Etali, trigger Etali ETB.

Q: Can I sac one of the Etali's with Food Chain before game state action makes me remove one.

  1. Put -1/-1 counter on Devoted Druid to untap itself.
  2. Tap for Green mana, repeat step 1.

Q: Can I activate Tayam, Luminous Enigma's ability and remove Devoted Druid's 2 -1/-1 counters before it dies to game state action?

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!

jarncards on Stardew

1 year ago

It looks fun. I dont necessarily know if it needs any changes. If nothing else, I would strongly recommend you consider Wood Elemental and Alabaster Leech, since I will be playing against this deck.

Akroma's Will or Garruk's Uprising are good options to make sure damage gets through for mass trample/protection. Run Rancor, you get it back for multiple plays every time its enchanted creature dies

You dont have much to interact with opponent's boards. Or to protect your own outside of avacyn. given the snowball you have where each card you play will draw you 1-5 more, you might be ok without interraction since you might just overwhelm everyone if you want to play it that way, but white gives a lot of the best options for removal.

Archon of Sun's Grace is almost a direct upgrade to Ajani's Chosen. Honestly i think they are both great to run, I would reconsider using them, Avenger of Zendikar, and maybe something like Eldrazi Monument. If you intend to keep it so that you primarilly win through attacking with a couple super beefy guys, Lightmine Field is silly

Food Chain will be REALLY helpful when youve drawn too many cards. both to give mana to play them, and to kill off your card advantage engines before they get you killed. Most enchantress effects are not "may" abilities.

As usual, I consider Reliquary Tower to be a bad card. Since you are going to have even more draw than mana in this deck, personally I would ditch it so I could discard to hand size and take advantage of the mass reanimate cards for enchantments like Brilliant Restoration, Resurgent Belief, Open the Vaults, Triumphant Reckoning, and the Replenish you already run.

They are very expensive mana-wise, but Legion Loyalty and True Conviction would do silly things as wincons in this deck. legion loyalty will give you an obscene number of creatures, enchantment creature ETB triggers, and bonuses to the cards that care about the number you have like all that glitters, and

Gidgetimer on Salty Commanders!

1 year ago

My issue with using metashare as a metric is that the "metashare" Commander Spellbook uses is how many commander decks on EDHRec it is in, and most decks on there are not intended to be optimized. It also skews the weighting unduly toward colorless or mono-color combos. I hate to keep referring to my deck, but I find examples useful. To illustrate the mono-color bias Food Chain+Eternal Scourge is weighted at almost twice Food Chain+Misthollow Griffin. In a deck that includes both colors and has a functional mana base the combos are functionally identical except for the Griffin costing an extra mana. I could see knocking off 10-20% of the points for the one extra mana, but a full 50% seems... excessive.

To get a truly accurate picture of combo power one would need to take a percentage of the non-land cards that are involved in combos. Then weight it with average combo size (excluding the commander); result of the combo; both number and efficiency of tutors that find combo pieces; and total MV of all combo pieces.

This would be incredibly hard to automate though. So, to hit the high points and only use data that is already in your analytics I would probably go with combo pieces with a weighting value for tutors and a small one for size of combos. Once you set up a way to get the results of the combo you could add in a weighing value for game winning combos.

Gidgetimer on Salty Commanders!

1 year ago

I was using Chrome and I checked it on Edge too. I have to take the browser out of full screen and make it a narrow window to be able to see everything.

Those are the all-in combo decks that I uploaded and think that the combo scores are low on. Additionally I'm really not sure what significance meta share has on weighing the salt of combos. To my mind Eternal Scourge+Food Chain (with a not included in the list Chulane) at adding 5 points would be the same level of salt from people as Chulane, Teller of Tales + Overburden + Shrieking Drake which is only adding 0.6. Both are infinite draw into a Thoracle. If anything an Overburden out for a turn cycle makes people saltier about the game when you spread the combo pieces over two turns.

Is the one that was including the non-existent Passionate Archaeologist in the Aggravated Assault combos. Though now the Aggravated Assault combos aren't showing at all. I looked at the combos on this non-combo deck since it was displaying as higher than the Chulane deck.

Coward_Token on March of the Machine

1 year ago

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