Life from the Loam

Life from the Loam

Sorcery

Return up to three target land cards from your graveyard to your hand.

Dredge 3 (If you would draw a card, instead you may put exactly three cards from the top of your library into your graveyard. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, draw a card.)

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

Life from the Loam occurrence in decks from the last year

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Life from the Loam Discussion

DevoMelvminster on The Panther King of Control

3 weeks ago

Grind never really thought of adding Opposition Agent that is definitely a good idea. I have one lying around, and will test it.

Crucible of Worlds is an all star, but since Windgrace despises artifacts, I’ve chosen to not run any for flavor purposes. Luckily, 2 of those effects in Ancient Greenwarden and Ramunap Excavator plus Life from the Loam and Lord Windgrace himself seems sufficient.

I’m still fiddling with lands to see how much land destruction i can squeeze in without making colors too difficult to work with. Good suggestions though, for sure.

RA_HORAKHTE on Death's Legion of Legendary Cats

1 month ago

Hi,

Nice to see a cat tribal Nethroi deck!

I've played Arahbo, Roar of the World a lot, a when Ikoria was released, I pondered to make an abzan cat tribal with Nethroi. But I ended building it normal graveyard synergy as I wantet to keep my classic Arahbo constructed.

Anyway, I know the flavor is that all your cats are legendary, an I love that, but I think if you want to play the deck more efficient without losing cat theme, you can do some changes:

Falthis, Shadowcat Familiar in this particular deck is only a 2/2 vanilla, as your only commander Nethroi already has deathtouch. I love it, but in this particular case sadly doesn't do anything.

Cards you could add, knowing that aren't legendary, but they are cats that work very well with your deck:

Fleecemane Lion can became indestructible, and then you can mutate your commander on it, making a great indestructible menace and keeping that +1/+1 counter.
Fleetfoot Panther and Whitemane Lion can save one of your cats or can bounce your commander to keep doing his mutation and reanimating things. Bronzehide Lion also protects your creatures.
Qasali Pridemage you play it, control your opponent best artifacts or enchantments, dies and Nethroi will recover it later.
Necropanther to reanimate small cats or creatures, and can mutateo over your commander to repeat effects.
Feline Sovereign and Regal Caracal , if you go tribal, those are the best cats lords, in addition to Kaheera of course.
Rakshasa Debaser can be a wincon when you encore him.
Alms Collector for card draw and to control greedy card draws of enemies.
Phantom Nishoba and Phantom Tiger look scrapy, but they count 0 power when you reanimate them with Nethroi, and if you mutate Nethroi on them, you transform Nethroi into a crature that prevent all the damage that receibes, even if he loses all +1/+1 counters.

And playing something like Nethroi, believe me (I'm a Nethroi and a golgari player), you need graveyard synergy. If you don't, you'll find that you reached turn X, play Nethroi but you only can revive 1-2 sad creatures. You need to fill your graveyard before that.
Exmaples (of course there are much more):
Grisly Salvage
Satyr Wayfinder
Mulch
Buried Alive
Jarad's Orders
Entomb
Altar of Dementia
Life from the Loam

And last:
Eerie Ultimatum and Living Death you'll have much fun with those in this type of deck.

Hope that give you some ideas to improve the deck without changing its spirit.

Polaris on how does life from the …

2 months ago

There's a difference between a land and a land card. An effect looking for a land card (like Life from the Loam ) can only get a card that's a land on its front face. An effect that lets you play lands (like Ancient Greenwarden ) will let you play MDFCs that are lands on the back (play the land side, of course).

legendofa on how does life from the …

2 months ago

And I just re-read the title itself, so my assumption statement was unnecessary. Still, Life from the Loam won't get those cards.

legendofa on how does life from the …

2 months ago

I'm assuming you're asking about the Zendikar Rising double-faced cards, like Akoum Warrior  Flip. When these cards are in any zone other than the battlefield, they only have the characteristics of their front face, in this case the creature. Life from the Loam won't be able to target it in the graveyard, where it's only a creature, not a land. The same thing applies to the cards whose front face is a sorcery, instant, or anything else.

kpres on Rot and Ruin (Muldrotha EDH)

2 months ago

I really liked reading about your deck, and where you went with it. You go for big mana and then pump out an X spell. That's different from my build in a refreshing way.

My deck is called Tide Pod Breakfast, and I've found a few really valuable cards that would be good in yours. Keep in mind that mine is a creature-based deck, and the win con is extra turns, massive mill, and then Rise of the Dark Realms . I won't mention everything, because I've already written about it there, but here are the top 10:

  1. Kodama of the East Tree - Insane value with Muldrotha. Every time you cast something from the graveyard, you get to put something into play from your hand. This can replace one of your cards that lets you play extra lands. You'll be playing lands, spellbombs, Sakura-Tribe Elder s, etc. Kodama will be your number 1 asset.

  2. Second Chance - If you have a way to get your life total under 5, then you get extra turns forever. Usually the other players will take care of this for you, based on the fact that you're playing Muldrotha. Doom Whisperer makes it easy for you to find Second Chance and also get your life total down.

  3. Glacial Chasm - You don't have to pay the cumulative upkeep cost if you don't want to, or if you want to attack that turn, and it sets up a pretty strong wall. Then you just re-play it from the graveyard in your post-combat main. Most metagames I'm part of don't run land destruction, and since you're already running strip mine, you can use your strip mine on any wastelands or strip mines your opponents have, before you drop this card.

  4. Tormod, the Desecrator - He triggers every time one or more cards leaves your graveyard... which is about 5 separate instances every turn. He also triggers Kodama of the East Tree, which lets you put lands from your hand into play.

  5. Insidious Dreams is probably the best tutor available for Muldrotha. Those cards you discard are still available to you, and you can stack your search so that the first card you find is a Windfall or something that gives you the rest of them.

  6. Forgotten Creation is a handy little guy that fills your graveyard and brings you new cards every turn.

  7. Skull Prophet is a little rampy dude that also doubles as card draw in the form of mill.

  8. Night Incarnate is a great, repeatable board wipe.

  9. Tunnel Vision is a hilarious self-mill card, especially if you scry the card you need to the bottom. In my deck, I use it to search for Rise of the Dark Realms because mine is a creature-based version.

  10. Sewer Nemesis - If you are the named player, then every time you cast a spell you mill, and this guy gets pretty big.

And finally, since you run Life from the Loam , you might find some great value in Raven's Crime .

Check out my deck Tide Pod Breakfast and give it an upvote if you like these suggestions.

Happy deckbuilding!

Xianling69 on Blood Moon or Boil??

2 months ago

well i'm glad you understand now that fetch lands wouldn't hurt your combo. thats why other seismic assault decks use them. you're not the only one to play seismic assault, i've seen it before at fnm. the idea of using fetch lands though is directly relevant to your decision of using Blood Moon. you'll want to have those fetch lands available so you can grab basic islands before you drop the blood moon. or it might be worth it to splash green for Life from the Loam and drop some of the other less impactful spells you have.

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