Increasing Savagery

Increasing Savagery


Put five +1/+1 counters on target creature. If Increasing Savagery was cast from a graveyard, put ten +1/+1 counters on that creature instead.

Flashback (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Increasing Savagery Discussion

awmyers7216 on vorel hydras/+1/+1

2 months ago

Heyoo, hope you don't find this weird. I was bored and just looking through the decklist you sent me 5ever ago. I had some thoughts on cards you might want to consider, just food for thought.

Overwhelming Stampede - awesome sorc, and you normally have at least 1 stupidly massive creature. 3 to 4 dollars.

Zendikar Resurgent - double your mana, draw cards for playing creatures, 4 bucks.

Stonecoil Serpent - not a hydra, but an X spell for you to double counters on later with vorel. I have one of these that you can just have, its like 4 or 5 bucks.

Courage in Crisis - counter on a creature and a proliferate trigger for 3 mana, pretty solid. trash common card super cheap.

Invigorating Surge - another super cheap instant, doubles counters similar to vorel's ability.

Solidarity of Heroes - same effect, more double trouble ;).

Inexorable Tide - proliferate whenever you cast a spell... pretty OP. 5 bucks.

Increasing Savagery - wowsa, that's a lot of counters, and ONLY A DOLLAR. nasty.

Bred for the Hunt - Draw cards for creatures with counters dealing dmg, cheap too.

Rampant Growth - great counterspell in these colors, worth considering since you cast really expensive spells. 1 doll hair.

Lazotep Plating - you probably have 10 of these lying around. way to protect your shiz.

Beast Within - staple removal in green.

Zameck Guildmage card draw dawg, card draw for counters. tight tight tight.

Its practically hydra tribal, get yo'self a Coat of Arms , I think you already have one in your binder.

If you decide to shell out on some cards, I think a few more expensive cards worth your while would be: Primal Vigor Branching Evolution Cyclonic Rift Rampant Growth - I have this in my Kenrith deck, its pretty great. Double Vorel's effectiveness with an equipment.

Id also put in more common ramp spells than the "draw X cards, put an extra land into play". cards like Cultivate , Rampant Growth , etc.

Lands lands lands, need better lands. Get some stuff like Command Tower , Yavimaya Coast , Llanowar Reborn , Temple of Mystery , Oran-Rief, the Vastwood , Simic Growth Chamber .

Alrighty, my rant is over.

Strangelove on The Beast | Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider | [Primer]

5 months ago

+1 my dude! @your reddit post,

More lands imo. Also more big ramp... seems like Vorinclex is a big target for removal, so ramping up to 15+ mana a turn seems like the way to go.

I think the biggest problem is that you're splitting themes and trying to jam infect. A lot of seemingly powerful cards don't have synergy with the rest of the deck. Only ~12 cards directly create +1/+1 counters. So (eg.) Hardened Scales really does nothing.

...Cut incidental Infect:

-1Viridian Corrupter, -1Spinebiter

-1Phyrexian Swarmlord... I love this card but, even when you're all in on infect it isn't that good...

(I think the other infect cards with 5+ power as soft, 2-card combos with your commmander are viable).

...Cut fatties with no evasion:

-1Renata, Called to the Hunt... if you're interested in playing "go-wide + pump" this could be good, but not better than Bloodspore Thrinax

-1Rampaging Baloths... incidental 4/4s aren't worthwhile

-1Crowned Ceratok... +1Champion of Lambholt

-1Ulvenwald Hydra... no synergy

-1Primordial Hydra... +1Managorger Hydra

When choosing cards ask yourself: (1) Does it work with my commander? (2) Does it work with my theme? (3) Is it strong enough with no synergy to play 1v3? (eg. Rampant Growth, Sylvan Library, etc.)

Happy brewing!

Brews_Willis on Cazur, Ruthless Puncher

6 months ago

Hey Bobs_Army & Elasar99 (great name btw!), thanks a lot for your input! I really appreciate it.

As for The Great Henge, The Ozolith, Heroic Intervention, Hardened Scales, Doubling Season, Branching Evolution and so many other spicey - yet pricey - cards, please keep the description of the deck in mind. This deck is going to be a budget build to be an entry in a Secret Santa type thing. My playgroups' gentleman's agreement is ~30,00€/$40.00 maximum - plus cards that sit in our binders which we don't mind giving away.

Also, the deck's supposed to be played in a low powered pod, which we would score 3-4/10 by our metrics. The easiest way to do that is have most cards either fit the counters theme or one of the subthemes such as fighting instead of being generically good. Meaning, cards like Inspiring Call and Sporeback Troll fit a lot better than Heroic Intervention, Wrap in Vigor, Lightning Greaves, Swiftfoot Boots and the likes.

I still have Tuskguard Captain and Bramblewood Paragon in a box somewhere. I might add them as extras. For the moment i think Champion of Lambholt, Gnarlid Colony and Pridemalkin should be plenty to enable hits.

I'm quite sure Longshot Squad is one of those boxes, too. It'll have to be an extra for now, since i won't know if the deck's even facing flyers until all Secret Santas are revealed. Nice catch though!

Hydra's Growth and Increasing Savagery have been on my mind as well, yet they fit Mowu, Loyal Companion so much better than the other interchangable commanders. Going wide and wild with counters is a lot more entertaining than just going big. Same goes for Managorger Hydra. Sure it's straight forward, but something like Forgotten Ancient can enable a variety of things - at half the price.

As for Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig, there are only so few creatures that would trigger his second ability reliably at the moment: Bloodspore Thrinax, Renata, Called to the Hunt, Verdurous Gearhulk and Vigor. If i would be looking for creatures that do something similar to his first ability i'd propably consider Ivy Lane Denizen for its flexibility instead.

Anyhow, thanks again for your kind words and suggestions!

ps. MapPsycho thanks for your flattering words as well! :)

Bobs_Army on Cazur, Ruthless Puncher

6 months ago

What if you were to add cards such as Curse of Predation. Overall Curse of Predation is actually better than your commander because you don't need to deal combat damage to the opponent.

I agree The Great Henge would be perfect for this deck so I recommend it.

Consider cards such as Lightning Greaves or Swiftfoot Boots would be great for this deck as they can give you haste and protect your creatures.

Increasing Savagery is an amazing card for green decks that focus on +1+1 counters. Really do add more trample into your deck so that you always get the +1+1 counters.

Anyway good luck. Your deck has a lot of great stuff going for it.

FormOverFunction on Hydra Deck Suggestions... Infinite?

7 months ago

I started to post about Gyre Sage and Increasing Savagery working together, but saw them both in there! I love it!

HoneydewHaiku on Animar, Soul of Elements Hydra Tribal

11 months ago

Prospekt that's amazing, those are some interesting commanders that I haven't really considered before! But I do think Animar has a slight advantage because it can be super fast. It also has access to a lot of good stuff, as you mentioned, and a few infinite combos to spice it up. This is actually the main deck I play at Commander League and I would say I have a high win rate (not too long ago I won a playmat, lol). And I would say my League is fairly competitive. Animar often takes people off guard and surprises them with how good it is. Usually I'll go off, someone will play a board wipe, and then a few turns later I'll go off again. If nobody has a board wipe or effective lock, the game is often over quite early. It's possible to win on turn 3 if something like this were to happen (it's oddly specific, but it's just one possible path):

  1. Play a forest, play Birds or Burgeoning or really any method to get 3 colored mana on turn 2.
  2. Play an island or mountain, cast Animar.
  3. Play a forest. Play Increasing Savagery. Play Ancestral Statue. Animar now has infinite counters. If you're playing 1v1 this is probably a win condition.

I've actually snagged MANY early game wins with Ancestral Statue (the kind of wins that leave people bitter that they didn't get to play the game). But more likely we're looking at turn 4-6 to really go off. You will, though. You should generally cast Animar as soon as you have three different colored mana, and in the best case that'll be on turn 2. Then you cast small creatures or hacks like Increasing Savagery or Give/Take to build up counters, and then you can cast big X-cost creatures and you can also cast stuff like Eldrazis for free if you have enough counters. The deck USUALLY is very timely, the biggest problem is Animar dying to removal (athough its protection from white and black does come in handy) and then you have to build up counters again and may have too few cards in hand. The Ozolith will probably help with that and I can tutor for it with Tezzeret the Seeker but I haven't had a chance to use it much yet because of the pandemic. Draw also helps with recovery, naturally. Animar can also play the long game, and I do win long games, but it shines as an aggro deck in the early game. It's a fun deck to cast big creatures.

lagotripha on literal cancer ($30 Modern Simic Infect)

11 months ago

I'd give more consideration to Scale Up and Become Immense as big p/t increases are the driving force in infect. Also Blight Mamba is fun sb texch. Proliferate and counters are a solid idea, but with green leaning into things like Increasing Savagery rather than the white counters on all creatures, I'd be trying to Proliferate Servant of the Scale or abuse Wildcall for surprise Glistener.

I've had some success with Biomass Mutation, but once more it's still pretty inefficient.

Good luck with the brew, budget infect is more scary for people facing it down in fnm cause its just as explosive but less predictable than regular infect.

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