Survival of the Fittest

Survival of the Fittest


, Discard a creature card: Search your library for a creature card, reveal that card, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

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Survival of the Fittest Discussion

AstroAA on [EDH][Primer] Sythis Enchantress Prison

1 week ago

KyleWynne22 if that's the case, you could probably get away just fine with cutting the Survival of the Fittest for Sylvan Library. Of the others you mentioned, the only one of them that I'd say is most needed is the Serra's Sanctum, but then again it's price alone is more than the other three combined. Wheel of Sun and Moon is super nice, but something like Library of Leng is a really budget substitute; only real reason we run Wheel over it is because Wheel is an enchantment. Greater Auramancy just provides additional redundancy that Sterling Grove provides, and you're probably fine with most cards in the maybeboard as a substitute. Deserted Temple you could probably just throw in another basic land. Really it's only purpose is to untap Serra's Sanctum and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx.

I know I already said you could replace the Survival of the Fittest with Sylvan Library, but another option is Congregation at Dawn, as it's a more direct tutor.

1empyrean on Tayam's Constellation EDH

2 months ago

Fauna Shaman lost out to Fiend Artisan and I never went back and changed things up to try and fit it in. Its worth a reevaluation, for sure.

Survival of the Fittest is a card I regret not picking up a long time ago. My Earthcraft and Serra's Sanctum were cards I got when they were much less expensive. But yeah, it would be great.

Martyr's Cause and Attrition were considered but I wanted to make as much room for various other things as I could and, when I broke it down, neither of these cards fit into my game plan the way I envisioned the deck playing out. As far as single target removal goes, I know I don't have all that much, but the protection aspect of the deck has been fairly reliable and I haven't felt the need for more. I'm really liking Out of Time for both removal and protection because Tayam is sneaky.

Daedalus19876 on Tayam's Constellation EDH

2 months ago

Have you considered Fauna Shaman to search for your enchantment creatures, then reanimate the thing you discarded? Or Survival of the Fittest , if you own one, but it's unreasonably pricy now...

Attrition and Martyr's Cause are two more fantastic enchantments which might work well in a grindy deck like this :)

Spirits on OMG Kitties Tribal!

2 months ago

Hey hirurux,

Fellow Arahbo, Roar of the World since the pre-con Arahbo, Xenagos... for Cats

I found having too many cats wasn't very useful, I went a bit extreme, down to 14 cats, but 28 is a lot. Arahbo, Roar of the World only Eminence triggers one cat, and unless you're in a state with a ton of mana to activate the ability for multiple cats, not really needed.

How I solved this problem, was more creature tutor cards (instead of more cats), so Sylvan Tutor , Time of Need , I got a Survival of the Fittest for xmas one year which was cool. Chord of Calling , Eldritch Evolution even Congregation at Dawn are all viable to. The right cat at the right time vs. drawing more cats. Initiate's Companion , Leonin Skyhunter , Steppe Lynx feel like some easy cuts.

Three Visits was reprinted in a current set, gives you another Nature's Lore .

Are you primarily trying to kill everyone with combat damage? Beastmaster Ascension maybe?

I would get some trample in there Shadowspear and Rancor perhaps, that way 1/1 tokens don't become a nuisance to you.

Fumigate seems wrong.

Might reduce in lands, do you find yourself flooded, eliminate anything that comes into play tapped with no strong ability. Your not running toward a Tooth and Nail or anything so likely can miss a T4-6 land drop and still be in good shape, can also Land Tax or Archaeomancer's Map or Kodama's Reach to get more lands in hand. Evolving Wilds , Krosan Verge , Path of Ancestry could be some easy. If you're worried about mana fixing, fetch lands are great Windswept Heath but also the off-color ones like Wooded Foothills , Flooded Strand , etc.

Teferi's Protection to dodge board wipes?

I might add an alt win-con, Triumph of the Hordes might be one, but having a backup plan, maybe Grafted Exoskeleton or perhaps Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants to bring back Lost Leonin . Bala Ged Recovery  Flip for Triumph of the Hordes , I dunno something?

The Great Henge !

Hope you find something useful here. +1

alexjustdoit on Muldrotha, the „Fun“ in „Funeral“ *Primer*

4 months ago

Actually, reviewing the differences between our lists (few), I'm curious why you aren't playing Survival of the Fittest anymore? I thought you used to.

I also removed Mana Crypt but thats more just a personal choice, might end up putting it back in. It's been in and out a few times. I don't really feel like my meta warrants it, it draws a lot of attention/aggro in an early hand, and the dice rolls are finicky to me (personal gripe).

Profet93 on Ruric Thar Primal Stax

4 months ago


Regarding Svella....Both activated abilities, while ramping towards and cheating primal surge, each are subpar abilities. Given such, IMO, it makes the card subpar. You view it as "not eating removal as a benefit." For me, I would want each card in my deck to be as threatening as possible (as a control player particularly but in general) that way the removal is on that card rather than another. Also nice to bait counterspells.

Goblin Bombardment and Tajuru are meta calls, got it. I was looking into player hexproof cards but aside from Witchbane orb, there isn't much in your colors. If Azami is really and issue, then have you considered swapping gobling bombardment with either Phyrexian Revoker (Tutorable through woodland bellower), or perhaps even a Damping Matrix . Damping matrix hits 9 of your creatures (10 if Svella stays) and 3 of your artifacts. I think that's a fair trade, although I prefer Phyrexian Revoker as you can name Azami. Note it says "As" it enters the battlefield so they can't respond, unless they respond to the cast, which won't do them much aside from putting permanents that would have been on the field to your hand. I know revoker is only specific to the Azami card and not the draw spell that player has in their hand at instant speed which can target any player, but stil, worth mentioning.

Regarding Klothys, God of Destiny, I can see that now that you mention it. Still, too slow for my tastes personally even with what you have described, but I love that cycle of G-d's so I love seeing them. Shivan and Heartless are cute, still not worth it IMO as bloodmoon/magus really make you be picky with your nonbasics (not to mention your dorks) but if it works, it works.

Regarding Maybeboard, I'm biased with my suggestions... Skullclamp for draw. You need to draw into primal surge, drawing a bunch of cards is the best way to do so. Sylvan Library for desperate draw but more importantly, topdeck manipulation to ensure you don't miss land drops. Not needed, but nice to have. Survival of the Fittest / Fauna Shaman - Tutoring for almost half your deck is so powerful, genesis synergy is nice to have. I see Zealous is in your mayeboard, can combo with Kiki Jiki mirror breaker to ensure a way to win through combat with primal surge? Not sure if you like combos, both are expensive CMC. While unlikely to be added, thought it was worth mentioning.

My meta is littered with land decks, so a Strip Mine goes a long way for me. Would you rather have a strip mine or shivan against the cradle, urborg, coffers, field or nytkhos you will inevitably be up against?

You seem to have A LOT of anti-blue already, is price of glory really needed when everyone but the green player is ramping through artifacts? I feel you already have so much anti-blue redundancy in the deck, that removing price of glory (for whatever) would behoove you. I would add in another ramp piece, whether thats another dork or artifact.

Profet93 on Ruric Thar Primal Stax

4 months ago

+1 Good work

Survival of the Fittest - Synergy with genesis, gets rid of late game dorks

Cavern of Souls > The land that can make ur commander indestructible. It seems like your deck is very anti-blue, having a land that can tap for a color and stop your commander from getting countered without anything else on board seems like a good payoff. I get the need for actual physical protection but I think this swap should be considered depending on your meta

Stoneshaker Shaman - Just seems weak for what it does. I know there is a red enchantment (can look up if needed) that does something similar for a similar cost. It would be a better fit than this card, surprised to see it. It seems like it's main purpose is anti-blue and interaction. But most non green players ramp with rocks and green ramps with dorks, so unless you get collect ouphe out with it simultaneously, I don't see how impactful this really is. How has your experience been with it? Are you choosing the creature version simply because of your commander?

Gratuitous Violence - Seems expensive for what it does, you already have various forms of redundancy. Is this needed? I could easily see Skullclamp in it's place to help you draw, get payoffs off of dorks, and deter your commmander's death or at the very least, give you some benefit from it.

Ilvise on Ghave That Bitch an Infinite Combo [Primer]

5 months ago


I cutted Survival of the Fittest due to its high price in last month for Grim Tutor but I don't really like it cause 3 life is too much. I think I'll bring Rushed Rebirth as soon as I can buy it!

Great deck btw, really enjoy!! Can't wait to try it in some events! Thanks

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