Life from the Loam

Life from the Loam


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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Set Rarity
Secret Lair (SLD) Rare
Ultimate Masters Promo (UMAP) Mythic Rare
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Rare
Modern Masters (MMA) Rare
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ) Rare
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Life from the Loam occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.37%


All decks: 0.09%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

Golgari: 0.37%

BUG (Sultai): 1.18%

BRG (Jund): 1.02%

Life from the Loam Discussion

Epicurus on My Graveyard, My Hand

2 days ago

+1 for Glacial Chasm alone. Damn, that's a throwback.

I think the deck needs Life from the Loam and Crucible of Worlds. I Also think that Viridian Zealot would be better for the deck than Seal of Primordium, because it's a creature, and most of your recurrence is for creatures.

It's a good deck. Cheers!

9-lives on Card creation challenge

3 days ago

Ahh okay Epicurus. I had no clue that cards like Life from the Loam even existed! Very nice combo! But sacrificing lands will keep you at a loss to cast anything else, which is a huge drawback. I would rather have a unblockable mechanic on it, and reduce annihiator to 2. Small creatures to feed him in his upkeep sacrifice mechanic would be good. A fitting name of him would be 'Hungering Void'!

Epicurus on Card creation challenge

3 days ago


The annihilator 4 part is what makes it brutal. If you can get something out turn 5 (or faster, if you build around it with a lot of land fetch) that makes the defender lose 4 permanents every time it attacks - especially on such a big body - it ultimately gives you a really good board state advantage.

Certainly is a build around creature. Hence why I mentioned Life from the Loam.

jaymc1130 on Sultai Bloom combo in competitive ...

1 week ago

I did actually run Life from the Loam in the initial incarnations of the concept but ultimately found it wasn’t necessary. It was best in Tasigur, by far, and is a card I already tended to run in Tasigur builds, so I enjoyed the enhanced performance of it there.

When the Covid-19 stuff first started happening I got on an Oathbreaker kick and binged brewing up Wrenn and Six and Lord Windgrace decks which got me into land.dec strategies which ultimately our group decided to try and implement in cEDH to see the impact on that format. So lately I’ve been brewing with a lot of lands, a lot a lot of them. I’ve also been playing a fair amount of Emry in Vintage (and Modern pre Mox Opal axing), and ultimately this lead to a major Emry cEDH project that I’ve enjoyed a lot in the last month.

dingusdingo on Sultai Bloom combo in competitive ...

1 week ago

Have you considered Life from the Loam? Works well with the Horizon lands and Strip Mine/Wasteland and any of the Exploration style effects. Filling the graveyard is something most Sultai decks like too, especially Tasigur and Muldrotha.

Curious to know what other cards you've been brewing with and around.

Epicurus on Nethroi Hulkweaver

1 week ago

You see? I did get around to looking at your deck!

Pretty sweet build. Now that I see your fill package, I feel like I need to see about putting Life from the Loam into my own deck.

Also, Beast Whisperer!!!! Why didn't you recommend that to me? Why didn't I think of that my own damn self?! I'm running more creatures than you, and I never thought of him. He, and Runic Armasaur, will find a way into my deck.

I second the above suggestion of running Blood Artist or, as I do in my deck, Cruel Celebrant. Or, better yet (albeit, for more mana), Syr Konrad, the Grim. Image pulling off the Karmic Guide + Reveillark combo with Grumpy Grim on the field. But it would work with just his little sister.

All in all, you've given me a wealth of ideas. Cheers!

MindAblaze on it's a bad necromancer baby

2 weeks ago

How do you find this deck so far? IMO lots of your cards are good when you play them, and then they just sit there. There are lots of tools here that are food, it’s just the cards with a self-mill etb feel lacklustre to me.

I find my Sidisi deck plays best when I have my engines going so I can get consistent dredges off cheap and consistent draw engines.

Cards like Shambling Shell, Stinkweed Imp, Life from the Loam (this one especially,) and Dakmor Salvage do work when you’ve got things that draw you lots of extra cards like Forgotten Creation, Beast Whisperer or The Gitrog Monster. Undead Augur is a great example of this, if you have a sac outlet.

My deck has a few win cons, but tokens are my favourite, and least anticlimactic one. Centre for Disease Control is my deck if you want to have a look for inspiration.

pokey on Spirited Rage

2 weeks ago

king-saprolingSuper spicy suggestions. I'd runPhyrexian Arena if I could

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