The Birth of Meletis

The Birth of Meletis

Enchantment — Saga

— Search your library for a basic Plains card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

— Create a 0/4 colourless Wall artifact creature token with defender.

— You gain 2 life.

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Set Rarity
Theros Beyond Death (THB) Uncommon

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

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The Birth of Meletis Discussion


2 days ago

Maybe a bit more Scry/Surveil/Draw to speed up the process of finding your second Approach? Also maybe a bit ramp, e.g. The Birth of Meletis?

Destroyerbirb on Dragonstorm (Transformers)

1 week ago

Minousmancer the suggestions I gave earlier are standard rotation survivable, but here are some other suggestions.

Castle Ardenvale for making tokens. A little slow, but doesn't take up a spell slot.

Improbable Alliance is an ok card. If you have lots of card draw, you get lots of tokens.

The Birth of Meletis is too good to pass up.

Stolen by the Fae is an option.

Basri Ket is one to think about.

mjgilbert26 The token producers you recommended are ok, but are a bit too high mana. You want to be able to cast Transmogrify on turn four. Also, creatures that create tokens are unusable, as the only creature in the deck should be Terror of the Peaks so you have a 100% chance of hitting it.

crvo on My Arena Life Gain White Weenie Deck

1 month ago

Post rotation I'll add more removal, and a different curve through the low end. I might plan to ramp to 4 with The Birth of Meletis, which should fit my plans. On the way up, I can lay down the griffin generator, Griffin Aerie. At four there's that ridiculous life gain pegasus engine...Archon of Sun's Grace. I can try to hang on to the board a little on the way up by sipping a revitalize and maybe upping that one-drop 3-mode spell, Light of Hope. We'll see I guess!

Ebro on This Is America

1 month ago

I hadn’t actually thought of The Birth of Meletis that’s a really good idea. Question though involving Slaying Fire are their any other instant spells out there that do what Chandra's Outrage does but for a cheaper cmc? For the moment, at least until I can get my hands on more wild cards chandras outrage is kinda all I have of it’s kind. Ideally I’d kill a creature or better yet exile it, then deal damage with the same card

DanMcSharp on This Is America

2 months ago

The interaction with Dovin's Acuity is a good point for Chandra's Outrage, but then again I'm sure there would be better options, maybe Slaying Fire?

If you struggle with life-gain mostly for dealing with aggro decks, you should try The Birth of Meletis, it doesn't look like much but it's an incredibly useful card that actually sees a lot of play, and for good reasons. It would allow you to play more untapped lands as well as drawing your more lands, should be very beneficial.

McToters on Kwende and His Friends Get Swole

4 months ago

Nice brew! You may have thought of these, but I'll throw them out there in case you haven't.

Tithe or Gift of Estates

The Birth of Meletis

Terrain Generator

Winds of Abandon

Bonders' Enclave


abby315 on Umori, the Enchantress

4 months ago

Pretty cool idea! Shame you can't get Setessan Champion in with the Umori clause, I always hated that she's not an enchantment creature!

I wonder if Callaphe, Beloved of the Sea would be a decent beater and perhaps better protection than Alseid of Life's Bounty, since you don't need to hold up mana to get the benefit?

Also not sure if Omen of the Hunt is necessary/good; seems like you'll be tapping out most of the time to deal with opponent's threats on T3. Could be two more The Birth of Meletis to help against aggro, and maybe there are your two slots for Callaphe instead of Alseid.

Do love the idea so hope you find success with it!

Xenkay on Standard walls. yeah, tell yourself that.

4 months ago

I love players like you lot who plays heavily abroad the meta :D I am playing Azorius-Walls a while now and I cannot recommend The Birth of Meletis enough for this theme. Getting a fix to your maybe-damage Starthand, a 0/4 Wall and a bit life for sustenance for 2 mana and a bit time? Yes please! Also, while no wall, I am running 3-4 copies of Deputy of Detention for some protection against these pesky Superfriends, Monored and many swarmdecks.

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