Scavenging Ooze

Scavenging Ooze

Creature — Ooze

: Exile target card from a graveyard. If it was a creature card, put a +1/+1 counter on Scavenging Ooze and you gain 1 life.

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Scavenging Ooze Discussion

Arturotat on Land Tribal? (Experimental)

2 months ago

TheoryCrafter First of all, I have no idea how I forgot awaken. Zendikar is the block I started playing in, so I feel kind of dumb there and thanks so much for bringing it up. Emergent sequence is great and a card I shouldn't have forgotten as well. As I do play my fair share of Arena. Considering the amount of Nissa's I have, I'll probably just swap one out for Nissa, Steward of Elements as she is fantastic. I was definitely looking for some instants to add, and Decisive Denial and Voidslime really caught my eye. I can probably budget in some more stuff so all of your land suggestions will go to use too. I'll throw in a Scavenging Ooze to use as a mana dump if need be too. Thank you for commenting! I'm kind of a beginner to commander so having a comment on my deck really made my day

TheoryCrafter on Land Tribal? (Experimental)

2 months ago

Have you considered spells with the Awaken ability? All you'd have to do is pay a little extra mana and they become land creatures with +1/+1 counters on them, Spells with Awaken include, but are not limited to, Earthen Arms, Rush of Ice and Scatter to the Winds.

One card you may want to consider is Emergent Sequence. It's essentially a more powerful Rampant Growth.

Also, May I also suggest adding in Nissa, Steward of Elements? Not only can you scry with it, but if you already know what card is on top you may be able to use the second ability to put it straight onto the battlefield.

For targeted Removal, I think a proactive approach is what you should work with. Spells to accomplish this with include, but are not limited to, Counterspell, Decisive Denial, Dissolve, and Voidslime.

As for lands, you may want to consider lands that allow you to search your library. These include, but are not limited to, Bant Panorama, Fabled Passage and Terramorphic Expanse. This, combined with Ramunap Excavator, will give you a basic land card search every turn. They will also feed the landfall abilities. Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth will give Nissa, Who Shakes the World some mana support. It is a tad expensive so make sure you add it to your to buy list for a later date.

For Metagame the only thing I can think of at this point you need is graveyard hate. Such cards you may want to consider for that include, but are not limited to, Scavenging Ooze and Tormod's Crypt.

Thank You for reading me out. I hope all this helps.

Happy Hunting!

GrimlockVIII on Goreclaw's Wild Kingdom

2 months ago

I'd replace Bristling Hydra with something else since you don't seem to have any other energy counter synergies.

Universal creature buffs like Return of the Wildspeaker and Overrun will help you feel more confident about swinging in with all your creatures.

Fog will always be a great for saving your ass in a pinch.

I'd focus a bit more on land ramp like Cultivate , Sakura-Tribe Elder and Kodama's Reach since relying on mana dorks in a deck full of expensive CMC creatures might make it more difficult for you to recover in the event of a board wipe. Vastwood Surge is actually really good too in the late-game since you can kick it to buff all your creatures.

Scavenging Ooze and Deathgorge Scavenger are great options for graveyard hate.

I would add in a few cheap Eldrazi for their Annihilater abilities. Bane of Bala Ged and Ulamog's Crusher come to mind.

Display of Dominance and Wrap in Vigor are decent budget alternatives to Heroic Intervention .

Scytec on Chulane, Tale of Tokens

2 months ago

Your group may be cool with it, and you may know already, if so i am sorry. But Hullbreacher was actually banned. I honestly don't know what to replace it with either. Scavenging Ooze for value maybe if you have some graveyard decks in your meta? Just trying to let you know. Good luck!

dannecticut on Big Stompy

2 months ago

AttackDude

Yorvo feels pretty meh to me. No haste, no trample, no removal resistance. Just a big body that has to stick and then can still be chump blocked. Not a top tier 3-drop for us IMO.

Sylvan Anthem looks tempting, but it requires a bunch of other cards to be on the battlefield in order to be good. I think the question is: What is it better than that you would take out in order to include it? For me the answer is nothing.

I think I see your point about Lair of the Hydra , but I'm still not sold on it. I still bring this version of Stompy to my LGS: Hexdrinker Stompy, and I haven't run into much board-wipe there so on turns when I am attacking with Treetop Village I have found that I also want mana for Hexdrinker or Aspect of Hydra or Blossoming Defense or Scavenging Ooze or sideboard tech or something other than just one big mana sink. It's rare for me to have more than 4 or 5 lands out, so there's only so big I think I'd be able to make it anyway. But I could see the argument for Lair if I was running this version with mana dorks and an extra Forest, and if there was more control in my meta.

I'm definitely open to Oath not being the best choice. I do like how it smooths out draws though. This list seems more picky about what is in its opening hand than a more traditional list loaded with more or less interchangeable aggressive 1 and 2-drops would be. Here, any hand that doesn't have a mana dork, a 3-drop, and sufficient land feels bad. Oath can help with all of those pieces. Being able to dig a bit in grindy games seems useful too. I could see cutting down to 3 for a Dungrove Elder for sure though.

K0rt on Jundy boi test

2 months ago

This definitely looks like a Lurrus of the Dream-Den deck, you only have a single card that doesn't fit the requirements in Liliana of the Veil that can be easily cut and Lurrus is just so good in the midrange and control matchups that adding it seems like a no-brainer.

I have no idea what Manamorphose is doing in this deck. There are no cards that care about instant or sorceries in this list, meaning it's just going to be air most of the time. Even if you don't add Lurrus Mishra's Bauble can at least make Tarmogoyf better and fulfils the role of cheap cantrip better than Manamorphose in this current list.

Dreadhorde Arcanist is another weird inclusion. You only have 11 spells that it can successful flashback in the whole deck, meaning that it is going to be a two-mana 1/3 an awful lot, especially since your going to have graveyard hate boarded in against you already with your Kroxa and Fiend Artisan, maybe some more generic creatures would be better, like Scavenging Ooze or Grim Flayer .

4 Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger seems like way too many, especially since you have no dedicated mill effects or even an engine card like Dragon's Rage Channeler to put cards in the graveyard. If you want to go with a graveyard based strategy you should add some powerful enablers like Grisly Salvage as it makes both Fiend Artisan and Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger more powerful and consistent.

You might also want some Nurturing Peatland for Wrenn and Six to turn the +1 from it into spells. The 3 basic Forest in this list will almost certainly be awkward with Kroxa more times than you think it will, especially if you have two on the battlefield.

zapyourtumor on Oozing with Potential (?)

3 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.

Predator Ooze and Scavenging Ooze are like the only actually good and cheap oozes, and they synergize with the counter theme. I see no reason to run less than a playset.

Acidic Slime is another good ooze.

Corpsejack Menace feels too slow for me, if you really want more hardened scales effects run Winding Constrictor .

Fatal Push way better than Putrefy .

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 .

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