Food Chain

Food Chain

Enchantment

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

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Food Chain Discussion

smilodex on Best Commanders in EDH [Tier List]

1 month ago

@Nonary27: Runo has quite some hoops to jump through, to use him effective. But when you achieve to flip him, I think he's a 'high' mid Tier commander. He only cost 3 mana for a 1/4, is quite decent because he's immune to Pyroclasm/Abrade type effects. Like you already mentioned, the lack of green is a big downside, because the deck is lacking ramp, the green creature topdeck-tutors and all the good green/blue sea creatures.

Aesi is in casual EDH, the better Tatyova. But in cEDH the difference between 5 and 6 mana is huge, since the games don't last as long in battlecruiser. Still, Aesi isn't two ranks below Tatyova.

@Sephyrias: If wizards would print more broken cards like Griselbrand/Asmodeus the Archfiend or Time Vault, Mairsil could reach a higher tier, but currently there are a lot better grixis commanders. Also the deck runs a lot of "bad" cards, which are only good with Mairsil and when you remove/counter Mairsil you're stuck with a lot of mediocre cards in your hand.

@Nonary27: like enpc already mentioned, Omnath can be abused with Food Chain + Squee, the Immortal so cast Omnath infinitely. In casual EDH you can build him as an Elemental tribe-commander or as landfall commander, but in my opinion I wouldn't build him that way, because there are a lot of better choices to build a landfall commander.

@Hydragal: Vega can win with Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal + Thassa's Oracle and Ranar has also some infinte combos to close out the game like: Rest in Peace + Altar of Dementia etc.

Commander_JAR on Tiamat Food Chain

2 months ago

@kaigen based off your scenario...if Dragonstorm was in my hand while Tiamat and Food Chain are on the field....I can potentially cast the spell. It involves getting a few dragons through a second Tiamat cast but it's entirely possible. This commander is AWESOME!

Commander_JAR on Tiamat Food Chain

2 months ago

@kaigen

okay....if I were to continue and feed Prossh, Skyraider of Kher and the tokens to Food Chain I MIGHT have enough mana to either cast Tiamat or whatever dragon in my hand like Beledros Witherbloom or Morophon, the Boundless or Ramos, Dragon Engine. So ramp leading to more ramp leading to tutoring leading to searching for ways to MAYBE close the game...

It's funny considering I was considering trading away Food Chain before Tiamat came out.

Commander_JAR on Tiamat Food Chain

2 months ago

@kaigen

still tooling things around but what I discovered from another decklist is having Tiamat search for Hellkite Courser and feed Tiamat to Food Chain for red mana, cast Hellkite Courser, bring Tiamat back on the field, feed them both to Food Chain. So more mana.....there's a payoff here but again I am still tooling.

The original deck I read had a combo with Prossh, Skyraider of Kher; essentially the mana you get between Tiamat and Hellkite Courser results in red black and green mana that's enough to cast Prossh, Skyraider of Kher. So you get a dragon and kobold tokens to throw to Food Chain.....I think I should add Prossh, Skyraider of Kher to this deck....

enpc on Best Commanders in EDH [Tier List]

2 months ago

Nonary27: Omnath, Locus of the Roil is both a card advantage source (in landfall effects) and can run either Food Chain lines or Peregrine Drake + Deadeye Navigator to abuse Omnath's ETB infinitely and just end the game.

As for Katilda, Dawnhart Prime, she makes other humans into mana dorks, but running a deck full of elf mana dorks does the same thing. Additionally you have to run huamns to get the effect, so chances are you're running a bunch of 1/2 mana humans so your can ramp with them but the majority of 1/2 mana human cards aren't good in commander. And there's not a huge number of good human token generators (there are some, but not like soldier tokens or saprolings) and at the end of the day there are plenty of other ways you can turn creatures into mana dorks without locking into a tribal strategy. Not to mention if she gets removed, all of your creatures revert back into not being mana dorks.

And then on top of all this, while she can pump your creatures, it a slow process and can't take advantage of untapping cards like Umbral Mantle the same way running a bunch of elf dorks like Priest of Titania can, where you cna actually combo off with them.

kaigen on Tiamat Food Chain

2 months ago

I've been playtesting this deck for an hour or something, super strong and hard to race with a decent hand. When you just have Food Chain and enough mana to cast Tiamat, what are some good plays?

Thanks for your compliments on Scion Storm Resurgence I hope you'll go over to Scion Storm as well and read the full deck tech and tell me what you think.

Commander_JAR on Scion Storm Resurgence

2 months ago

And here I thought my Tiamat Food Chain deck with Dragonstorm in the 99 was the best you can do with WUBRG-Dragonstorm.

Well done!

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