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
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Life from the Loam Discussion

Robobro72 on Sythis, should've been a Demigod

1 week ago

I would also recommend Knight of the Reliquary as it's quite consistent to activate in a draw-heavy GW only deck, worst case functions as a dork and has a huge ceiling in grabbing hall of heliod's generosity and nykthos. Having a card like her filling the grave with lands does also make Life from the Loam better (though as you can prob tell by now I am biased towards that card).

I also think Divine Visitation, while a really solid win condition, might be somewhat inconsistent. By my count you have 5 sources of tokens that are smaller than the angels (Heliod, Siona, Arasta, Archon, and Dawn of Hope), most of which are quite mana intensive. With the relatively small amount of ramp it just appears somewhat inconsistent. I would HIGHLY recommend playing God-Eternal Oketra if you pivot away from Visitation as you do have a surprising amount of cheap creatures, on top of being easy to draw back into with so many draw engines.

Another small thing is potentially cutting some of the less-than stellar draw engines given what your commander gives you, like femeref enchantress, nylea 2.0, and vivien. There is a certain point where I feel some of these synergistic cards are still just worse than some staples, though that isn't necessarily me recommending you play them as they're likely less fun.

If you agree with any of these I'd fill some holes with land ramp as with an enchantress commander, mana will be your limiting factor way more often than cards in hand. I feel my suggestions may make your deck more generic for what its worth. Also I'd personally play Stony Silence but I am mean like that.

Robobro72 on Sythis, should've been a Demigod

1 week ago

For what it's worth, there are only 3 aura's in the list, which I feel hurt's Siona as a card outside of the combo. She'll only have a ~25% success rate best case late-game scenario (all 3 left in a deck of 75 left). I would trim some chunky/less synergistic cards like heliod or nylea's colossus for some more aura removal. Or Overwhelming Splendor if you still want haymakers.

Also given the colors you're in an the quality of the land base, I think something like a Life from the Loam package with the GW bicycle land + monocolor cycling lands could give an alternative draw engine that is less vulnerable to removal and fills the graveyard for resurgent belief.

To that end I also think you don't really need arcane signet or archaeomancer's map with your land base and the colors you're in. An enchantment deck is already pretty blown out by a destroy all nonland permanents wipe so maybe just land ramp would be better. Alternatively, aura ramp like Wild Growth also alleviates the Siona problem.

Exoflo on Archelos - The Durdle Turtle

1 week ago

Hi NetholonTheArchmage !

I will always be surprised how qualitative your decks are. Nice commander design, uncommon game plan, ... Everything made yours deck original and attractive. But that's all for the fan boy moment.

This deck is really interesting cause your game plan is basically doing ... nothing. You ramp to get a ton of mana, then, rather that playing huge creatures, you try to slow the game while drawing your library to win. In fact, I don't get what's the winning plan. Is it only with Helix Pinnacle ?

Also, while reading the decklist, I were surprised to see you don't run Life from the Loam . With the ton of effect like Llanowar Scout , it could be very effective. I'm also surprised you don't run some counter spell cards, or the great Cyclonic Rift , but being totally reactive don't seem to be the purpose of the deck.

I would also advice you to run Laboratory Maniac or Jace, Wielder of Mysteries , which combo off with Tunnel Vision , but I know it's not the way you win a game.

In a nutshell, I really like this deck, even if it's not the kind I would play (I'm not a swamp addict). Keep on to build those incredible and well constructed deck, and long life to our MotherGoat... Ho ! Turtle I mean

nathanielhebert on The Wanderlust of young Hans

1 month ago

I love the folksy flavour of this deck — I have the sitting version of Folk of An-Havva and an An-Havva Inn on hand, so tried this out, and actually won a few games! It was perilous, and it came down to setting up a wall of defenders, and slowly through attrition, Wanderlust saved the day.

As far as tweaking the deck, I was trying to think of similar ways to set up a solid defence, that would also work with the overall theme and fair-tale aesthetics — had me looking up cards by Rebecca Guay, and various artists instead of the usual methods.

I was saved a few times by the flashback on Moment's Peace , and it made me wish I always had a "fog" on hand to slow down my enemies. One idea was to run Constant Mists , prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn, and to counter the buyback effect of sacrificing a land, recruit the help of Groundskeeper . (Preferably with the older artwork by Alan Rabinowitz) He's a 1/1 green druid, which will take advantage of the Pendelhaven Elder ability and the artwork is painterly in execution. This way you could perpetually keep the attacking creatures stuck in Constant Mists loop while Wanderlust drives your enemy crazy.

Along a similar theme, Diligent Farmhand is another 1/1 druid, (Pendelhaven worthy) and fits in with the artwork aesthetics. For: 1Green, Sacrifice Diligent Farmhand: Search your library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle. A pretty straightforward Rampant Growth sacrifice effect, but the second part of his text got me thinking, "If Diligent Farmhand is in a graveyard, effects from spells named Muscle Burst count it as a card named Muscle Burst." Muscle Burst ? Never seen it before, but it's a 2 cast instant that has the potential to outdo Giant Growth , Target creature gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is 3 plus the number of cards named Muscle Burst in all graveyards. I can imagine if the graveyard is cluttered with Diligent Farmhand , it could start compounding, and possibly replace Evolutionary Escalation if looking for room in the deck.

If there's advantage to having cards in the graveyard with Muscle Burst , and we're pulling lands out of the graveyard for a constant mist around the An-Havva folk, there might be room in the deck for a Life from the Loam , (preferably with the crow artwork), Return up to three target land cards from your graveyard to your hand. and it's got, Dredge 3 (If you would draw a card, you may mill three cards instead. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand.) , which will pour that Muscle Burst into the dirt, and keep your mist fodder in hand.

I like the above idea of a potential Maddening Wind in addition to the Wanderlust — it synergizes with the Song of Serenity too, so you can put dangerous foes on ice.

Lastly, since you're running a land for flavour, something like Petrified Field could also help with the Constant Mists engine.

Anyhow, thanks for the flavourful deck idea, Kudos!

Absolumx on Muldrotha Control

1 month ago

Hello , i see that you are missing a lot of protection for Muldrotha and have a lot of ramp spell that will not be useful in your graveyard later on. Here some suggestions for you if you want to explore other avenue.

Protection: Command Beacon - It will ensure you can always cast muldrotha for cheap. Bojuka Bog - very important to interact with your opponent graveyards, if not needed cycle it and use it later if needed.

Lightning Greaves For me its a no brainer especially how much muldrotha cost to cast we need to help him..or her staying on the board.

Spore Frog is just amazing if you are in a playgroup that go to combat a lot your just dont care sac spore frog everytime and recast it on your next turn for a huge shield... if you playgroup dont use combat a lot leave it out.

Elephant Grass Is also very good to keep you safe while you are building up your board. Dont want to pay the cumulative upkeep, sac it and replay it again :)

Glen Elendra Archmage is also going to disturbed your opponent plans when its on the board and I pair her with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed so she always come back without me having to recast her, and Mikaeus is just awesome in this deck.

Im Testing and trying Lilting Refrain for counter spell which seemed a good deterrent like Glen Elendra and it can be reutilized.

Ramp You are using a lot of sorceries for this category, I was doing the same before and felt that these card had no value on the long run.

I now use a different approach on ramp. I use milling and I play cards like Ramunap Excavator , Dryad of the Ilysian Grove , Springbloom Druid (should replace cultivate), my favorite is World Shaper (instead of your splendid reclamation) and sac it for massive boost, same for The Mending of Dominaria it just feed your grave and have a massive outcome + they can be replayed later by your cmdr.

I would play 1 or 2 drop mana dorks over ramping sorceries for sure. The only sorcery I really suggest is Life from the Loam so good to feed your graveyard or get your land back if needed.

Self mill: Jace, Memory Adept will do better than Beleren , pair this with Syr Konrad, the Grim and other mill option ... let me know in your reply if you would like this avenue a have a few good cards that can help.

Tutor: You also want to replace your Beseech the Queen for Gravebreaker Lamia or Sidisi, Undead Vizier same thing it does the same and can be replayed over and over.

Card Draw: I would replace Lifecrafter's Bestiary for Secrets of the Dead which will make you draw like crazy when you cast back stuff from your grave.

Ohter: Fleshbag Marauder is a good effect, but you can have more versatile and mana efficient creatures which are also cheap: Demon's Disciple and Plaguecrafter both are an auto include when repeated over and over they are very nasty.

Hostage Taker is very very fun .

Steal Enchantment is a very good 2 mana value card which will make you live the dream of having a Smothering Tithe , Rhystic Study or any other broken enchantments.

I can go on an on on card that will benefit your deck , what I would say check to replace your instant and sorceries with permanents that will benefit you during the entire game.

Let me know what you think and what you will change I can then help you tweaking a few more things.

jaymc1130 on Need help focusing Sidisi, Mill …

1 month ago

I guess the question is: How many zombies do you want to make milling around with Sidisi?

The classic combo is Bone Miser + Sidisi + discard outlet ( Wild Mongrel / Putrid Imp , etc) + Darkblast / Life from the Loam . With Sidisi, Miser, and the discard outlet in play discard Loam or Darkblast, Miser triggers to draw a card. Replace the draw with dredge and return the discarded Loam or Darkblast. Mill. Repeat the process triggering Sidisi to make zombies for any creatures you mill. Eventually mill Kozilek, Butcher of Truth or another such Eldrazi shuffler. Resuffle the graveyard into the library. Repeat these steps to make an infinite army of zombies. What you choose to do with an infinite zombie token army at that point is up to you.

DevoMelvminster on The Panther King of Control

2 months 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

3 months 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.

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