Pongify

Pongify

Instant

Destroy target creature. It can't be regenerated. That creature's controller creates a 3/3 green Ape creature token.

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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

Pongify occurrence in decks from the last year

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Pongify Discussion

MagicMarc on Does WotC Even Care About …

23 hours ago

Blue is the transformative color. Given the Clone family of cards and things like Unstable Mutation . Polymorph is one of the most powerful transformation cards you can play. Blue is also, mostly, the only color that can easily change creature types of unwilling targets.

I agree about these cards being closer to Simic than mono Blue nowadays but Pongify and Rapid Hybridization are perfect examples of how a Blue mage could negate or remove a threat that has legs.

Maybe they should have been 2 color spells in line with things like Abrupt Decay and Anguished Unmaking ?

Dromar39 on Does WotC Even Care About …

1 day ago

Pongify and Rapid Hybridization seem more simic than white. If you're thinking about Swords to Plowshares and Path to Exile take a closer look. First two destroy and replace with a creature. Second two exile and replace with life and a basic land. I feel like this is comparing apples to frog lizards.

RNR_Gaming on Does WotC Even Care About …

1 day ago

So, cards like Pongify and Ravenform aren't eliminating a threat entirely - its usually making them smaller and the person on the receiving end still has a clock. These cards still feel very blue - at least to me.

DemonDragonJ on Does WotC Even Care About …

1 day ago

The color pie is one of the central elements of this game, or, at least, that is what WotC has stated on multiple occasions, but I cannot help but wonder if they truly care about that, given some of the cards that they have been printing, in recent years.

Cards such as Pongify , Rapid Hybridization , Curse of the Swine , and, most recently, Ravenform , Resculpt , and Oversimplify all are blue cards that destroy or exile creatures, which is supposed to be blue’s major weakness; that it can delay threats, but not stop them entirely. If those cars returned the creatures to their owners’ hands, shuffled them into their owners’ libraries, or temporarily transformed them, as does Ovinize , they would be acceptable, but, in their current form, they go against the philosophy of blue being the least aggressive and combative color; blue is the best color for countering spells, so its deliberate weakness is that it has trouble dealing with permanents that have successfully entered the battlefield.

I feel that I should also mention Beast Within , in this thread, because one of green’s major weaknesses is that it is not supposed to be able to unconditionally destroy creatures, being the most creature-centric color of the game. WotC eventually did print Generous Gift , a white version of that card, which is not a break, since white is allowed to destroy any type of permanent due it having the least emphasis on card advantage of all the colors, but that card has been reprinted only once, whereas WotC has reprinted Beast Within numerous times, including in the most recent Commander set.

Even worse, all of these breaks are examples of green and blue intruding into white’s territory, yet, WotC has not printed any white counterspells in years and has been very slow in providing white with methods of card advantage that work within that color’s philosophy.

I am sorry if I am ranting, but this is severely frustrating, to me, especially since white is my favorite color in the game, and I also worry that newer players to the game will think that it is acceptable for blue to have such efficient creature removal, since those cards have existed since they began playing the game. Hopefully, if a sufficient number of players complain, WotC shall realize that they are undermining a central aspect of the game, and stop doing it.

What does everyone else here have to say about this? Does WotC care about the color pie, at all, anymore?

Coward_Token on Strixhaven spoiler season

1 week ago

The thing is I have hated Pongify , Rapid Hybridization , and Reality Shift for quite some time since they basically make blue the second best color at single-target creature removal in EDH, it's perverse. Giving it Abrade on steroids isn't exactly moving things in a desirable direction for me

Mcat1999 on Strixhaven spoiler season

1 week ago

I agree. Look at Beast Within and Generous Gift . Three mana for a 3/3. Granted you can also hit lands, enchantments and planeswalkers.

However in terms of blue there are things such as Pongify , Curse of the Swine and Turn to Frog . Also there is Angelic Ascension .

But yes it's annoying that anytime another color gets something for their toolbox, blue had to get it as well.

TriusMalarky on Dime-store Derevi (Competitive, Budget $100)

4 weeks ago

You have 11 taplands. 11. When playing cEDH, the most you have is 1. Ever. Yavimaya Coast , Botanical Sanctum , Exotic Orchard , Sungrass Prairie , Skycloud Expanse , Sunpetal Grove , Glacial Fortress , Hinterland Harbor , Razorverge Thicket , Seachrome Coast , Spire of Industry . You'll have to spend a little more, but it's only like $30. And without that, you're never gonna win at a cEDH table.

Also, Edric, Spymaster of Trest , Triton Shorestalker , Mist-Cloaked Herald , Slither Blade , Gudul Lurker .

You're also not running Spell Pierce , Autumn's Veil , Dovin's Veto , Swords to Plowshares , Pongify , Rapid Hybridization , Path to Exile , Dispel , Mystical Dispute , Delay . Those are pretty much necessary. Also, Neoform , Eldritch Evolution , Eladamri's Call .

Most of your combos are . . . not cEDH viable. They require you to run taplands AND bad ramp cards and they require you to have several pieces on top of just needing several cards that aren't good outside the combo.

Now, is this a solid deck that will do well in moderately tuned games? Definitely. But it isn't competitive. And it is totally possible to make a competitive deck without going over $200, you just lose some of the speed and have to build your deck a bit differently to stay in the game.

Hardhitta7 on Oops, I forgot my tokens

1 month ago

Alright I think I’ll go with Pongify .

Do you think I should throw in a Snapcaster Mage ? I have 2 of them leftover from my Modern deck and I got one in my Adeliz deck.

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