Insatiable Hemophage

Insatiable Hemophage

Creature — Nightmare

Mutate (If you cast this spell for its mutate cost, put it ontop or underneath target non-Human creature you own. They mutate into the creature that is on top and that creature has all the abilities of every card that is underneath it.)


Whenever this creature mutates, each opponent loses X life and you gain X life, where X is the number of times this creature has mutated.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Insatiable Hemophage Discussion

Sorin_Markov_1947 on 40 clicks to get through the Victory screen

2 months ago

I don't think you understand the deck. This isn't a generic mutate value deck, it's all-in on the combo of Vadrok and Open the Omenpaths . There's no room for cards that don't help that combo like Zagoth Mamba , Glimmerbell , or the off-color Double Major . The idea is to use creatures to mutate onto Vadrok, who then lets you recast Omenpaths, which gives you four mana to cast another mutate creature. Dreamtail Heron and Cloudpiercer let you keep drawing mutate creatures to fuel the combo. All this is explained in the deck description.

Shredded Sails and Frantic Inventory don't mutate. They're also not creatures and so can't be cast off of Open the Omenpaths .

"Or better/stronger yet is focusing on two colors with adding in just a little bit of a third color to compliment your main colors." Well, I have two main colors and just a little bit of two more. And as I said in the deck description, colors are rarely a concern as you'll almost always be casting Vadrok and Insatiable Hemophage , the only white and black cards in the deck, off of Open the Omenpaths which does a ton of mana fixing.

Neotrup on Scourge of the Skylaves and …

7 months ago

To clarify, while the top card is used for most characteristics (Because Insatiable Hemophage is on top, it will be named Insatiable Hemophage, have a mana cost of , and be black), because it inherits abilities from the card(s) below it, any characteristic defining abilities will still overwrite those characteristics. With Scourge of the Skyclaves under it, it will still have power and toughness equal to the highest life total among players. If instead it had Changeling Outcast under it, it would still have all creature types, and if it had Wasteland Strangler under it, it would still be colorless.

Moghedien123 on Scourge of the Skylaves and …

7 months ago

So my question relates to Scourge of the Skyclaves and how it would Interact with being mutated on top of ( e.g. Insatiable Hemophage. So Scourge of the Skyclaves ability states the following

"Kicker 4Black When you cast this spell, if it was kicked, each player loses half their life, rounded up.

"Scourge of the Skyclavess power and toughness are each equal to 20 minus the highest life total among players."

Now my question is as follows , If I mutate Insatiable Hemophage on-top of Scourge of the Skyclaves, what exactly be the power/ toughness value of the mutated creature?

Would it be 3/3 + ability modification from Scourge of the Skyclaves (i.e. a potential of 23)


Would Scourge of the Skyclaves ability overwrite the base power of Insatiable Hemophage (top creature card,3 /3) to be 20/20 minus Highest Life total( i.e. potential of 20 minus life)

I have developed a modern deck Mutation Deck and I just picked up Scourge of the Skyclaves I just wanted to checkout this complex interaction.

Any help appreciated :D

Thanks for your time

Kind regards


Snake_Oil on Going about building a RE …

10 months ago

Black also has a lot of disease/plague effects, so along with Zombies you're solid.

Adding Blue opens you up to Laboratory style cards like Arcane Laboratory, Laboratory Maniac and Laboratory Brute.

Blue/Black gives you a few good commander options too, the best to my mind being Gisa and Geralf -- You can cast a zombie from the grave each of your turns and you could say they're like The Ashford Twins (minus the weirdness and plus the good-natured antagonism). Grimgrin, Corpse-Born is also a good card just in the deck, a big Tyrant style zombie albeit with a setback.

You could add mutate creatures in like Dirge Bat and Insatiable Hemophage but it's a really shallow pool and mechanic, you're better off focusing on zombie synergies.

But, for some real fun, look to equipment with Living Weapon like Batterskull, Lashwrithe, Scytheclaw and Skinwing -- Equipments that have that bioweapon vibe on top of creating germ tokens to act as your T/G Virus!

Hope this gives you some ideas!

GoblinElectromancer on Slow Bleed Recursion

10 months ago

To improve the consistency of the deck you can play more 4 ofs and 3 ofs rather than a lot of 1 ofs and 2 ofs. If there's a card you want to see multiple copies of every game play 4. If you want to see it maybe once per game play 3.

I would play more targeted removal like: Eliminate, Heartless Act, Grasp of Darkness, and possiblely Drag to the Underworld and cut the Epic Downfalls and Eat to Extinctions.

Rotting Regisaur is pretty nice.

Wishclaw Talisman isn't very good unless you play combo because it allows your opponent to tutor for a card to so that should probably be cut.

Massacre Wurm can be a very powerful one sided board wipe that can win you the game.

Insatiable Hemophage has bad synergy with the rest of your deck because it's the only card that cares about mutate so that should go.

Good Luck and nice win rate!

Moghedien123 on Mutate interactions with Somberwald Sage …

11 months ago

So my first question relates to Somberwald Sage and if you can use its ability to pay for mutation cost (eg. Insatiable Hemophage mutate cost 3, Now i have read the EDh on gatherers website about Somberwald Sage and I am pretty sure I cant ,as mutate seems closer to an activated ability. But I just want clarification if I am right that I cant do this.

My second Question is that if Somberwald Sage doesnt work how does Sprite Dragon interact with mutate, (i.e. does Sprite Dragon count mutate as a Creature spell. Again I am inclined to say he does as only creature have the mutate ruling .

I know this seems a bit obvious but I am developing a mutate deck and wanted clarification on some of the interactions could work ,maybe ? (i.e. use Somberwald Sage ability to mutate Insatiable Hemophage onto Sprite Dragon etc.

Thanks for your Help

Kind Regards


StopShot on I want an enchantress commander …

1 year ago

I would personally run Nethroi, Apex of Death. Nethroi has lifelink which can be fun to pump up with auras, but Nethroi's reanimate ability can be seriously powerful at enchantment reanimation if you build your deck right.

Auramancer, Griffin Dreamfinder, Monk Idealist, Restoration Specialist, Trusty Retriever, Acolyte of Affliction, Golgari Findbroker, Lurrus of the Dream-Den, Eternal Witness, Felidar Guardian. These make excellent targets to recur enchantments and auras with as you could recur 4 to 5 enchantments every time Nethroi mutates.

Do keep in mind a few card draw enchantment creatures also have 0 power making them free to reanimate too. Creatures like: Argothian Enchantress, Mesa Enchantress, Verduran Enchantress, Kor Spiritdancer.

Since you're in black it should also be easy to recur creatures with cheap mutate costs such as: Vulpikeet, Migratory Greathorn, Insatiable Hemophage, Huntmaster Liger and Gemrazer.

So if you get creative with the deck building Nethroi, Apex of Death can practically be a Crystal Chimes on a stick.

Also if you run out of enchantments to recur I'd recommend running these enchantments as they're easy to both put into the graveyard and obtain value off of them which is what will make this strategy even stronger: Sinister Concoction, Seal of Primordium, Seal of Cleansing, Soul Snare, Weight of Conscience, Aura of Silence, Font of Fertility, Sterling Grove and Unbridled Growth. Sigil of the Nayan Gods and Cast Out also work if you only intend to cycle them.

Tarinith on [Upgraded][C20] Symbiotic Swarm - Ikoria Nightmare

1 year ago

Nice upgrades! Im thinking of something simaler but did not even think about hermit druid XD silly me. maybe replacing Avenging Huntbonder with Oketra the True and Insatiable Hemophage with Rhonas the Indomitable as i think those are probably some of the weaker cards. all in all great changes! +1 from me

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