The Battle of Bywater

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

The Battle of Bywater


Destroy all creatures with power 3 or greater. Then create a Food token for each creature you control. (It's a colourless artifact with ", , Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")

Quazer on Rocco's Menu

2 months ago

Thanks for the comment! Rebound is great but its only problem is if you don't cast it from your hand you don't get the effect and full value of the card. Which is why I only have the one rebound card in there.

After playing this deck a bit I will probably be adding Academy Manufactor but I'll most likely replace The Battle of Bywater as creatures tend to get bigger then 3 power really quickly. Urza's Ruinous Blast wipes out your foods which is really bad so I'm probably gonna replace that with Farewell so I can get rid of whatever I need to while keeping my foods.

butcher234 on Power ≤ 2 Tribal

3 months ago

I decided to give The Battle of Bywater a go. I ran into a tricky game recently featuring a souped up Crystalline Giant with Phyresis, and I kept wishing I had put it in the deck.

I've also added in Welcoming Vampire and Knight of Dawn's Light to help keep me in the game. I cut Mentor of the Meek got cut because it's just too mana-intensive, Ornithopter of Paradise because of its nombo with Collector Ouphe and Tymna the Weaver, and Stronghold Arena since its effect is largely replaced by Welcoming Vampire but with fewer hoops to jump through. I wonder how much I'll notice the decrease in card advantage, so we shall see how these swaps play out!

K4m4r0 on Nobody has the intention of building a Wall

4 months ago

A bit torn on The Battle of Bywater. If I'd run Retribution of the Meek this would be an easy swap, but is it better than Wave of Reckoning or Fell the Mighty? Way cheaper yes, but also as powerful? Would be really good for the cmc, but Food won't do much for us in this deck.

Also Shire Scarecrow can be good for mana fixing, but I have no clue what to take out :D

butcher234 on Power ≤ 2 Tribal

4 months ago

Thanks for the comment! I used to run Dusk / Dawn, but it wound up getting cut for more protection. Might be meta-specific for me, but I found myself casting Dusk for little value just to get my hands on Dawn, hence the need for more protection instead. I've had my eye on The Battle of Bywater. I'm on the fence! Most of the time, I'm able to slide under the big stuff, so we shall see if it gets a slot. For whatever reason, I'm unreasonably attached to my high creature density and Bob curve.

mlequesne on Power ≤ 2 Tribal

4 months ago

I love your deck, the idea is great. In my opinion you lack some control, so I would suggest some one sided board wipes like Retribution of the Meek and the new The Battle of Bywater. There are other options like Crackdown, Elspeth, Sun's Champion or Dusk / Dawn

see you friend :)

kouzios on Token Time

4 months ago

Going to list a bunch of cards you probably don't want in your deck for fun

Shalai, Voice of Plenty, decent protection and mana sink

Gwenna, Eyes of Gaea, you only have like 3-4 hits for the untap so meh

Akroma's Will killer card, and it's instant speed

The Weatherseed Treaty is... cute? one less land than kodama's reach, but it then makes a token, then it gives a creature like +2/+2... Ok not amazing, but it does give trample too?

Congregation at Dawn cute tutor

Angel of Grace is a lot of mana to hold up when your opponent will likely just combo for an alt win con but it's also based

Rosie Cotton of South Lane doesn't do a ton for you but it's cute. And it combos with Herd Baloth or Scurry Oak if you're into that.

Farmer Cotton not flash unfortunately, but it is an X token creator and it makes food too which is cute?

The Battle of Bywater is also cute, although you don't care about food, and your alternatives give you other benefit like having a side castable in the graveyard

Broodhatch Nantuko cute blocker, otherwise trash. Same with similar card Druid's Call

Mosswort Bridge feels decent when you know for sure your commander has that 10 power condition satisfied.

Traverse the Outlands based card, can be sad when your big creature is removed in response, but it's based so...

Strionic Resonator is honestly decent, you have a decent number of triggered abilities. I guess Lithoform Engine is also valid there

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