Creature — Ooze
Predator Ooze is indestructible.
Whenever Predator Ooze attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
Whenever a creature dealt damage by Predator Ooze this turn dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield), put a +1/+1 counter on Predator Ooze.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Predator Ooze Discussion
1 month ago
Those are some good suggestions and my group does play Planechase and Archenemy regularly to spice things up, they can be great fun. I've debated making this into a Commander deck because my group likes it allot and I only have two decks for it. But I'm not a huge fan of the format myself which is where the black and golgari colored maybes came from, So I don't think I'll ever pull that trigger.
Predator Ooze is in because it usually lasts until mid game and works as a really good early game shield (plus it's one of my cards because of the art work) but I agree about the other smaller ones. I think I agree with your assessment of Aeve, Progenitor Ooze and swapping it for another Consuming Blob would probably be the best move. Parallel Lives does allot of good work for this deck, especially with Ochre Jelly. Even more so if I slot in a Biogenic Ooze.
The rest are some real food for thought and I'll be considering them if I ever decide to do a shake up this old deck. As an aside I've also considered discussing using proxies with my group because there are some cards I'd love to try out but definitely can't afford, such as Gaea's Cradle, Cavern of Souls and Vampiric Tutor. I was looking at some from Taurus Proxies but they're currently taking a break of some sort.
1 month ago
Well, since you didn't hate what I said, I'm goona talk about some of the creatures now. But before that I just wanted to say I completely understand that you don't want to optmize this deck to the maximum, that's why I mostly suggested budget cards and avoid some bullshitly expensive cards such as Gaea's Cradle or Cavern of Souls. I'm trying my best to focus exclusively on your tribe. With that out of the way, let me proceed.
There a few less expensive, manawise, Oozes but you seem to be going for the heavier and more resilient ones. So there's quite a few that could be a blast.
Since your deck seems to want to play a longer game, I'd disconsider the smaller Oozes like Corrosive Ooze, Inexorable Blob and Predator Ooze. Since most of your creatures are big mana sinks, having smaller ones that want to attack doesn't seem like a good ideia (but if your experience says otherwise feel free to correct me)
I'd cut one Aeve, Progenitor Ooze because, even though it kinda cares about Oozes, it's more of a Storm card. However, I'd still keep one because I think it's pretty neat.
I think maxing out on Mitotic Slime and Consuming Blob would be hilarious. Imagine the amount of tokens that there would be on the battlefield. Additionally, Biogenic Ooze would crank your token production to eleven.
Gelatinous Cube is a card I really, really love. The only problem is how to make space for it in the deck. Since you already have kind of a snow theme, maybe including Woodland Chasm + Into the North should make things easier to cast.
Again, I'm gonna say things little by little to make things easier to digest. Let me know what you think. I love casual thematic decks. If you want to have extra fun with your friends, try playing planechase and use this deck. I promise you it's gonna be ridiculously fun for everyone.
1 month ago
You have a lot of token support in Parallel Lives and Growing Ranks and Second Harvest. I think you should trim some of that and add more actual ooze creatures. Another reason I think you should trim the tokens theme is because there just aren't many oozes that make tokens.
Splitting Slime isn't legal, but the card isn't that good anyways. Consuming Blob is another fun ooze that makes copies of itself. You could also add Inexorable Blob, but this would require more of a graveyard build around. Some good oozes that aren't token themed are Predator Ooze (3-drop indestructible threat??) and Scavenging Ooze (grave hate on a stick that grows).
For the ramp package, Wild Growth isn't legal. I recommend adding 4x Utopia Sprawl and 4x Arbor Elf. I'd cut Llanowar Tribe. It isn't really helping much if you drop it on t3, and then use it on t4 to play a 5 drop. Might as well just run 1-drop mana dorks instead.
4 months ago
Wulfgar of Icewind Dale's ability is a replacement effect, not a triggered ability. Wulfgar only increases the number of triggered abilities; it does not increase the rate of replacement effects.
When your Predator Ooze attacks, both Wulfgars replacement effects are implicated and increase the number of triggered abilities so you will get three triggers, not just the one. Neither Wulfgar's ability has any effect on the other Wulfgar's ability as they are not triggered abilities.
4 months ago
If I pair Wulfgar of Icewind Dale with Helm of the Host I get the non-legendary token copy of him at the beginning of combat so lets pretend I have just one token copy and the normal Wulfgar. If I then attack with Predator Ooze, it's ability would only trigger one additional time so it would get three +1/+1 counters, right? Or does Wulfgar of Icewind Dale's ability also affect copies of himself?
5 months ago
Recently I've been interested in putting creatures in my EDH decks that are solely dedicated to playing defense, blocking big creatures in combat. On gatherer its easy to type up "Defender" to find a large selection of creatures that do just that, but not every highly defensive creature has that keyword and I wanted to make a post sharing creature cards with great defensive capabilities in any color. (Preferably with cheap CMC's.)
Some great defensive creatures I've found are:
Beloved Chaplain , Commander Eesha , Crypt Sliver , Darksteel Myr , Dawn Elemental , Deepwood Ghoul , Degavolver , Dragon's Eye Savants , Dream Fighter , Everdawn Champion , Giant Ox , Mischievous Poltergeist , Mistmeadow Skulk , Mother of Runes , Phantom Nantuko , Predator Ooze , Seraph of the Sword , Serendib Sorcerer , Serene Master , Sorceress Queen .
Does anyone know some others I could add to this list?
6 months ago
Necrotic Ooze doesn't fit here as you barely have any activated abilities on your creatures, and no real way to get them into your graveyard either.
You're never going to get delirium for Inexorable Blob with no fetchlands, 3 artifacts, 3 enchantments, and zero sorceries.
Simic Initiate is just a bad one drop, and not even an ooze. If you don't mind running non-ooze 1-drops, then run Pelt Collector. Probably better off running none because 4x Experiment One + 3x Hardened Scales + 3x Ozolith is enough in my opinion, could be useful if you want to lower your curve.
Acidic Slime is another good ooze.
Agree with Corrosive Ooze for hammertime but that's only if you actually decide to make a sideboard -- I don't think this is needed since this is clearly a casual deck.
I assume you didn't add expensive lands due to budget constraints. Some cheaper lands are MDFC lands Darkbore Pathway Flip, check lands Woodland Cemetery, scry lands Temple of Malady, pain lands Llanowar Wastes.
6 months ago
Looks fun! here are some ideas I have, take and leave them as you wish (especially if its out of budget):
since there isn't really any in tribal synergy (compared to another tribe like elves or spirits), it looks like you are going for a 1/1 counter subtheme. In that case I feel Hardened Scales could easily take the place of Forced Adaptation
I would probably remove the Slime Molding (probably for lands, 20 is really low, especially with no dorks) if you are trying to use it to add storm for Aeve. more lands that produce dual colors in general might help, consider pauper all star Golgari Rot Farm the bounce land perhaps?
I would remove Necrotic Ooze for something else (perhaps The Ozolith to continue the counter theme). right now its basically impossible (unless you draw into two jungle hollows and play behind two mana) to cast Predator Ooze on turn 3 and Necrotic Ooze on turn 4
every time ive played with Bioshift its felt a bit underwhelming, but I definitly encourage you to try it out and decide for yourself.
delirium might be really hard to trigger (if you do remove the sorcery it might be nearly impossible). my last recommendation would be the following oozes: Gluttonous Slime , if your opponent tries to kill one of your creatures, flash it in to make it whiff AND get a bigger creature. Oran-Rief Ooze , this card just looks SO good, and Mitotic Slime is basically un-killable. replacing Predator Ooze with one of these may also allow you to play Necrotic Ooze without suffering. Feel free to experiment!
( Corrosive Ooze for sideboard.)
Hope this helped in some way or another.
Oran-Rief Ooze makes me want to make a competitive version of this deck :p