Pollywog Symbiote

Pollywog Symbiote

Creature — Frog

Each creature spell you cast costs less to cast if it has mutate.

Whenever you cast a creature spell, if it has mutate, draw a card, then discard a card.

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Pollywog Symbiote Discussion

Minousmancer on

4 months ago

Glowstone Recluse + Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider = is insane.

Maybe replace Mysterious Egg With Pollywog Symbiote .

Maybe add a Hall of Oracles or two to help with protection from Heartless Act .

Maybe a couple Parcelbeast to help speed up your deck. Trade out 2x Gemrazer .

Good luck with whatever you decide to play with, and those were just my first thoughts looking at the deck. I love Auspicious Starrix !!! So powerful and so reasonable to cast.

Sorin_Markov_1947 on TOO MANY TOKENS [Fun Standard Synergy]

5 months ago

Why Witching Well and Light of Hope ? Both seem underpowered to me.

Vulpikeet can easily be replaced by Essence Symbiote or Mysterious Egg . They're cheaper, at a small downside of not being able to go on an existing stack. Pollywog Symbiote is also work considering instead of some lands, as it'll help filter and make it easier to go off. 27 lands seems like too many, but Pollywog will help make up for those missing lands anyway.

ImaginitiveRascal on Jegantha, 5C Mutate

8 months ago

Why are Essence Symbiote and Pollywog Symbiote not here? They are basically staples of a mutate deck. I would also add Invisible Stalker, Glowstone Recluse, and Snapdax, Apex of the Hunt.

Kodiak1137 on Brokkos of the Bog (Mutate EDH)

1 year ago

Unlife Hey thanks for taking the time to comment, I appreciate that. The ramp is okay, i know it looks a little dry but you'd be surprised how smoothly it runs (most of the time). So in addition to the lands: Hadana's Climb  Flip & Journey to Eternity  Flip turn into good lands, albeit later. Titans' Nest really helps out as well with an Animar-esque effect. Leyline Prowler, and the two rocks make 41- which is the minimum actual sources I would run.

The rest of the deck works well with keeping your opponents slow with mutate attrition effects- and can pick up the slack with Migratory Greathorn (often every turn) Migration Path, Mythos of Brokkos can fetch any land if needed- Pollywog Symbiote helps early on too. Not to mention the card draw effects are decent and mostly repeatable. Parcelbeast has become one of my pet cards in the deck.

And it's not a very mana costly strategy, especially since Brokkos effectively avoids taxes.

I might try Etrata- looking for effective win cons once I have Brokkos out. Usually making him hexproof/indestructible is good enough for my meta.

multimedia on

1 year ago

Hey, looks like you opened an Ikoria booster box and got some nice rares/mythics. I'm jealous of the alt art/foil Raugrin Triome :)

I'm confused about your deck. The entire deck is all Ikoria cards except 1x Temple of Enlightenment which is in Theros Return. The Temple tells me that you can play other Standard legal cards in the format you're playing. Can you play other Standard legal cards? There's other legal sets besides Ikoria in Standard.

Budget cards from Ikoria to consider adding:

  • Pollywog Symbiote: reducing the mana cost of mutate and draw/discard a card is very good value with Vadrok for a two drop.
  • Cathartic Reunion: discard cards for Vadrok and then draw cards.
  • Sea-Dasher Octopus: flash makes this one of the better mutate creatures since can mutate at instant speed for two mana.
  • Snapdax, Apex of the Hunt: can cast it for it's mutate cost without needing black mana and double strike is good with flying.
  • Jubilant Skybonder: three drop 2/2 flying creature who makes it harder to kill Vadrok/mutated creature since it will have flying.

These are just cards from Ikoria. There's many budget cards that could be good with Vadrok in other Standard legal sets. Would you like me to suggest them?

Daedalus19876 on Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Vadrok EDH [PRIMER]

1 year ago

Brefin: I've been finding that there's two kinds of mutations -- the ones that help Vadrok, and the ones that Vadrok helps.

Surrakar Spellblade, Cephalid Constable, and Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion are all in the second category, because they benefit from Vadrok's inherent evasion to become threatening, despite their low power.

I'm happy to work with a smaller commander who draws me 3+ cards per turn -- in that case, I lean towards a combo victory, using the constant stream of card draw to throw out answers for opponents' threats. Plus, it keeps the deck from getting into the monotonous rut of "big commander, swing" -- the deck plays completely differently depending on whether the first host for Vadrok is Surrakar Spellblade or Markov Blademaster, for example.

Pollywog Symbiote is definitely a thing I want to add, though. Thada Adel, Acquisitor isn't a bad idea either. Hrm. Too many lines, too little time.

sam171z: It's not BAD, but it's not amazing either. Basically, it gives you extremely strong protection against one player, but leaves Vadrok vulnerable to the other players and without a power boost.

Brefin on Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Vadrok EDH [PRIMER]

1 year ago

In the quick summary, I don't like Surrakar Spellblade. No innate evasion or protection, and casting the spells only lets it draw more spells, doesn't make bigger. Keeping with legends to mutate upon to there's Thada Adel, Acquisitor. Or the Pollywog Symbiote to give access to more looting and

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