Lurking Predators

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Vintage Legal

Lurking Predators


Whenever an opponent casts a spell, reveal the top card of your library. If it's a creature card, put it onto the battlefield. Otherwise, you may put that card on the bottom of your library.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Her Royal Fluffness

3 days ago

ILuvMtg: The first two point make sense to me. And I wurm "it" would be fine for wurm ;)

I have a copy of Lurking Predators in my giant tribal list, where it's pretty powerful. If Iwere to switch it around, is there anything you'd suggest cutting here?

ILuvMtg on Her Royal Fluffness

3 days ago

seshiro_of_the_orochi, Yep!

Battle Mammoth could be used as a sideboard card also, you don't have to keep it in there all the time. (Not legal in tournaments but who cares). Would be exellent against control decks or builds with a lot of removal.

I will admit I was hesitant to suggest removing wurmy, but I did anyways. He (she?) didn't work that well in my Jodah, Archmage Eternal Big Spells deck, but your deck is clearly different so you're probably right.

One card I completely forgot about was Lurking Predators! It would be PERFECT for this deck! (I think). It's also a sneaky way of selecting your top-deck, even if there's not a creature on top.

Housegheist on Miirym job!

1 week ago

hi magwaaf

what i still notice is the low interaction with the boardstate of your opponent, either target or mass. Is this intended? I would swap Disaster Radius for Blasphemous Act and would make another cut for Chain Reaction. If you do want (target/mass) removal you should add some protection like Heroic Intervention or Asceticism. The latter is always a good choice.

I can't believe that especially i would swap the following (very flavourful!) Dragonlord's Prerogative against Rishkar's Expertise. IMO Rishkar provides a lot more value. I like the idea of Lurking Predators as it will trigger at least once (of Opponent tries to remove it immediately)... i added it into my Maybeboard :)

Beside the lack of interaction with your opponents board i still like your list. It's very different from mine and i'm curious how it plays on the table :)

Hexapod on

1 week ago

Nice list!

I feel like you could draw a lot of value from Lurking Predators.

ILuvMtg on Woah, where did THAT come from???

1 week ago

Thank you for the suggestions!

They all look like great cards for this deck, but I'm kind of working on a budget, so Collective Restraint and Scroll Rack are a bit to expensive for me.

Twilight Prophet is also a tad expensive, but I'll test it out and see if it works. Lurking Predators would be more effective in a more creature-based deck, but one of this deck's main problems is running out of steam in the mid-game if I don't get good draws or get mana-flooded, so maybe it could help with that.

Hexapod on Woah, where did THAT come from???

1 week ago

This deck is begging for a Twilight Prophet.

Lurking Predators looks like it is only designed to put creatures into play, but it also doubles as a cleverly deceptive way of selecting your topdeck. Maybe worth a try, if not a Scroll Rack may be of some help here.

Instead of grabbing Ghostly Prison from your Maybe, I would use Collective Restraint.

Hope this helps!

Hexapod on Pet Card Database

1 week ago

This is a cool list idea!

The one card that keeps coming back for me and that my playgroup is cruelly aware of due to my obsession with it is Lurking Predators; definitely my first choice of pet cards, but is it too obviously good for this list?

Another favorite of mine is Teferi's Puzzle Box, I just find the effect incredibly powerful both mechanically and over the game's atmosphere. It leaves no one indifferent.

bushido_man96 on Help with Ziatora

2 weeks ago

There are few enchantments you can consider that will help you get more fat creatures into play: Sunbird's Invocation for when you cast your big spells, and Lurking Predators for when your opponents cast spells. Elvish Piper and Quicksilver Amulet are a few other options for cutting some mana value down, and they give you the flexibility to put creatures into play at instant speed. This can ensure you get some attacks out of your creatures if you want before flinging one of them at the end of your turn.

A Strionic Resonator will let you double up on damage for sacrificing one creature.

Lifeline is a fun card, but it works for the whole table. With your build here, though, you'll usually be taking for more advantage of it than anyone else.

I'd also recommend cards like Warstorm Surge and Where Ancients Tread to help speed up the damage clock, since your commander only gives you one activation per turn cycle.

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