Prey Upon


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Common
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Common
Explorers of Ixalan (EO2) None
Aether Revolt (AER) Common
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Common
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Common
Duel Decks: Heroes vs. Monsters (DDL) Common
Magic 2013 (M13) Common
Innistrad (ISD) Common

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Prey Upon


Target creature you control fights target creature you don't control. (Each deals damage equal to its power to the other.)

Prey Upon Discussion

kamarupa on Budget(ish) Modern Elemental Tribal

1 week ago

With 3 colors, it will be harder for you to decide what to cut than it will to find means of dealing with big creatures. I suggest you start adding responses to you sideboard for starters, and after a bit of testing, you can work an appropriate number of copies into your mainboard. 31 is a lot of creatures. You can probably afford to cut up to 6 and still be pretty creature heavy.

With blue, you can 1) counterspell threats with budget stuff like Mana Leak , Essence Scatter , etc. You should try to choose such a spell on effectiveness and versatility. 2) bounce threats back to opponent's hands after they lose summoning sickness with things like Vapor Snag , or Void Snare . These options are easier to cheaper to cast, but aren't as permanent. Similar and more fun, there's stuff like Turn to Frog and Polymorphist's Jest which can be very effective after opponent's Declare Attackers phase. 3) Fight their creatures with stuff like Prey Upon . This option is great if you have a creature with deathtouch. 4) Destroy their creature (or anything else) with Beast Within . There's also Pongify , but that's less useful and more pricey. 5) Enchant their creatures into non-threats with stuff like Lignify or Imprisoned in the Moon .

There's also always Fog , which can set you up for lethal backswing and shouldn't be underestimated.

So you have a lot of options.

lonesentinel on Plated Crusher

1 month ago
  • considering you're in green, you can afford to cut down to 35 lands.
  • Run more instant speed interaction and disruption like Naturalize and its many variants
  • Alternatively, run "fight" cards like Prey Upon since green doesnt have many direct removal, and your commander will probably be able to kill anything

Mj3913 on Gargos and Vicious Hydras

1 month ago

Nice Hydra Deck, +1. A few suggestions for you. Bow of Nylea gives your attackers deathtouch and a majority of your creatures have trample or can get it which is a great combination. Also things like Greater Good are nice to turn opponents targeted removal into profit. Removal in green is few and far between but there are a few fight cards you could utilize like Prey Upon and colorless has Scour from Existence which seems expensive but being gree shouldn't be too much trouble.

Sorry I can't offer what to remove as I suck at that. Nevertheless, hope it helps.

BioProfDude on B/G Deathtouch, part deux

1 month ago

BurfertTheSurly, I just reread your comment-- I'm a bit confused. Rabid Bite allows us to pick which of our creatures deals damage, and allows us to pick to which of their creatures we would like damage dealt, just like Prey Upon , except that the damage is only one way-- from our creature to theirs. Thus, Rabid Bite should be able to get rid of heavy hitters AND allow our creature to live (so we sacrifice nothing). Perhaps I'm misunderstanding you?

BioProfDude on B/G Deathtouch, part deux

1 month ago

BurfertTheSurly, Prey Upon is good, but it kills our creature as well. That's why I prefer Rabid Bite -- only their creature dies. Prey Upon is only , while Rabid Bite is a bit slower at , but our creature survives while theirs dies. As a result, I personally prefer Rabid Bite . However, I get that others will prefer the lower mana cost and I get why they prefer that.

Thanks for the comment!

ruy343 on BEARS!

2 months ago

$500 deck for "casual" play? yikes.

Cavern of Souls is useless because you don't include any other colors for creatures here. Nurturing Peatland / Windswept Heath is also unnecessary when you could just play the cycling lands from Amonkhet/ Tranquil Thicket (if that's what you're after). For a more casual deck, you can leave out Collected Company in favor of Winding Way . Vivien's Grizzly Also helps you get more creatures out.

You could do with some more removal effects than Ayula's fight ability. Prey Upon or Rabid Bite would serve you well.

demorome on Bear Force One

2 months ago

Looks good, though I'm not sure how much you need fight cards like Prey Upon and Clear Shot since your commander comes out early and gives you roughly the same effect for free whenever a bear comes out, which should happen fairly often. At least Savage Swipe gives a respectable buff, so that one's alright.

Might I also suggest to add Yeva, Nature's Herald ? Creature flash looks like it could be useful here, and it also helps that the card lends itself to bear flavor in the art. Vivien, Champion of the Wilds is a similar suggestion.

Other than that, Grizzly Fate seems like it would be an alright inclusion in the deck.

Demarge on UnBEARably Green

2 months ago

Life from the Loam with the green cycle lands would be a decent card advantage engine while also making your Ayula's Influence a more potent threat.

as for cuts Lightning Greaves actually shuts off your commander's ability to target the bear equipped with it ( Swiftfoot Boots does work though), now the Doubling Season type enchantments could all be cut, you may find yourself making a lot of tokens and doubling counters does sound nice, but honestly they could result in a lackluster result for their cost and card slot. Colossal Majesty and Primal Rage also both are likely too slow or too weak to really be as useful as you'd want.

Now for bear flavor I'm surprised you're not running Savage Swipe as it's just a straight upgrade to Prey Upon in function and bear art. (even if it's power isn't 2 when you cast the spell it will still fight, just not get the pump effect.

As for strengthening the deck I'd almost suggest looking at how Yisan, the Wanderer Bard decks run their toolbox of answers to things.

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Prey Upon occurrence in decks from the last year

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