Tend the Pests

Tend the Pests


As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice a creature.

Create X 1/1 black and green Pest creature tokens with "When this creature dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, tokens are put into the graveyard before they cease to exist), you gain 1 life," where X is the sacrificed creature's power.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Tend the Pests Discussion

Atomic_Spider on Daemogoth Titan Pest Deck

1 month ago

I'm trying to build as good of a standard deck as i can utilizing cards like Daemogoth Titan - cheap, overpowered card that makes a good target for my tend the pests Wurmcoil Engine - good board wipe, tons of damage, usually ends games Tend the Pests - My main/secondary win condition, sac my titan for 11 pests Serrated Scorpion -creatures that like to die Murder <- or other better removal

Could someone build me a good decklist with this main idea in mind? i'm not too up to date with the last 8 or 9 sets so i'm not sure what other cards are out there that can help me. as a bonus - if you could link a modern version of the deck as well that would be amazing to

Narkro555 on Dragon go Om Nom Nom

1 month ago

Removed Mudbutton Torchrunner and replaced with Pest Summoning for sac efficiency.

Removed Supernatural Stamina due to inability to persist Commander buildup, replaced with Tend the Pests as a good sac gen for large creatures about to die.

razelfark on Witherbloom Storm (Budget)

2 months ago

Hello Minousmancer,

Thanks for the suggestions. The deck list a was a quick idea I was testing based on cards I had on Arena and was meant to try and allow people to try and use cards that would be easy to acquire.

The reason for choosing Crawling Barrens over Faceless Haven was to make it so I could have a land that could build to be a larger threat that most control decks that really on Heartless Act would not be able to remove. Faceless Haven feels strong for decks that are trying to be as aggressive as possible, while this deck really tries to sit back and build up for combo. Another nice thing about the Barrens is that you can sacrifice it to a Tend the Pests if the opponent tries to direct remove it and gain a board (speaking from experience). The deck also only uses, 2 of these lands in the deck as we do not really want to draw it early or in every game as a lot of the decks costs do not really make it the best land to have in play. All in all, the deck would be fine cutting the man land in general as it was only added to help fight against control decks.

I did forget to update the deck list from what is is currently using for a side deck. The Fractal Summoning and 1 copy of Environmental Sciences was removed for Containment Breach and Necrotic Fumes .

As for why the deck is not using Sedgemoor Witch is this was to be a budget deck. I was trying to find areas to trim around to keep the costs lower and lower the number of rare cards needing to be used on the deck as it was meant to be budget friendly (1 copy of Professor Onyx permitted for flavor). To include Sedgemoor Witch the deck idea also would probably change to not rely on Tend the Pests + Daemogoth Woe-Eater combo to be making tokens and would be using more cards like Hunt for Specimens and similar spells to generate tokens to combo.

PS: Plumb the Forbidden was in the deck already and was written into the deck description on how to make use of it. The reason the deck was called "Storm" was because of this spell.

balangaz on Hogaak

2 months ago

Putrid Imp é um efeito que te interessa nesse deck?

Só pra eu saber, se a carta eventualmente vira rara, tá banida?

Spider Spawning e Worm Harvest (se legal), muito caros? Tem tbm Tend the Pests .

O combo de Witherbloom Apprentice e Chain of Smog é rareless.

Gingervitis on Gulgari Pests

3 months ago

Daemogoth Titan + Tend the Pests is an excellent combo that can give you a bunch of pests that work well with Plumb the Forbidden , drawing 11 cards while only losing 1 life.

Professor of Zoomancy and Lampad of Death's Vigil can most likely be taken out since they are on the weaker side of cards from this set plus there are better ways to use those sacrificial pests.

Tenured Inkcaster really only synergizes with Blood Researcher as those are your only +1/+1 counter sources.

I'd say take out those cards mentioned above and inserting more removal spells or the like to trigger Sedgemoor Witch and Witherbloom Apprentice . Affecting the opponent's board will help you reach that W.

Nice deck nonetheless!

amerika00 on

3 months ago

Yeah, I'm no master at deck-building, so play around with different versions until you get it right. This set has lots of good golgari/whitherbloom pieces so there's a lot of directions you could go in. Another variant would be a more aggro version with Bayou Groff and Lovestruck Beast and the usual top-end The Great Henge . Or alternatively, a jund variant with First Day of Class combined with Tend the Pests . Have fun with it.

Beebles on Mazirek's Mad Massacre | V-MH2

3 months ago

Thanks YourNeighborhoodGhost! I like the cards you mention. Especially Deadly Brew . I already tried to find a spot for it, but I couldn't really find a good card to cut. Do you have a suggestion maybe? Tend the Pests is another of those strixhaven uncies that could really fit here. Rushed Rebirth I decided not to include, because in this deck it's mostly tokens that get sacrificed, which don't have a very high cmc ;). Krav I've had in the deck, and it's a similar story as Deadly Brew . It fits the deck well, but I can't find a good spot for it... I'll reconsider your suggestions anyway and try again to find room.

Thanks for the comment and upvote!