Waste Not

Waste Not


Whenever an opponent discards a creature card, create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token.

Whenever an opponent discards a land card, add to your mana pool.

Whenever an opponent discards a noncreature, nonland card, draw a card.

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

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Waste Not Discussion

philosopher on Discard Monoblack Pioneer

1 week ago

Hello DemonDante,

Oh my, I did not realize how expensive Waste Not became.

In that case, Tergrid is cheaper and provides you with more value.



DemonDante on Discard Monoblack Pioneer

1 week ago

philosopher, thank you for the tips! I'm Trying to get a budget list, and Waste Not is kinda expensive... But I really Liked Tergrid, God of Fright  Flip. Didn't know it, and I will try to get it As soon as possible. TY!

philosopher on Discard Monoblack Pioneer

1 week ago

Hello DemonDante,

Waste Not is an excellent card to include in your deck because you benefit every time your opponent discards a card.

Tergrid, God of Fright  Flip lets you steal your opponent's cards when they discard cards.



Caerwyn on Fan-created cards printed by WOTC

2 months ago

Just doing a quick look at the MTG Wiki:

The mechanic Overload arose out of a mechanic designed by Ken Nagle in the first round of the Great Designer Search 1.

Ethan Fleischer's Evolve Mechanic from the Great Designer Search 2 found its way into the game.

Shawn Main created a mechanic in the Great Designer Search 2 that would be renamed and placed in the game as Battalion )

Looting becoming part of Red's Color Identity has its birth in the Great Designer Search 2.

You Make the Creature contest resulted in the creation of Spiritmonger .

You Make the Card contests resulted in the creation of: Forgotten Ancient , Crucible of Worlds , Vanish into Memory , and Waste Not .

The Winners of the Magic Invitational were allowed to design a card that would feature their likeness. From that, we got:

  1. Olle Råde's Sylvan Safekeeper ;
  2. Darwin Kastle's Avalanche Riders ;
  3. Mike Long's Rootwater Thief ;
  4. Chris Pikula's Meddling Mage ;
  5. Jon Finkel's Shadowmage Infiltrator ;
  6. Kai Budde's Voidmage Prodigy ;
  7. Jens Thoren's Solemn Simulacrum ;
  8. Bob Maher's Dark Confidant ;
  9. Terry Soh's Rakdos Augermage ;
  10. Antoine Ruel's Ranger of Eos ; and
  11. Tiago Chan's Snapcaster Mage .

The 2005 Magic Invitational had a vote for a fan-submitted card. Tsuyoshi Fujita's winning entry would eventually become Gemstone Caverns .

Magic 2015 had a number of cards created by famous Magic fans. These cards are:

  1. George Fan's (Plants vs. Zombies) Genesis Hydra ;
  2. Penny Arcade's (of the Penny Arcade webcomic and creator of PAX) Avarice Amulet ;
  3. Markus Persson's (creator of Minecraft) Aggressive Mining ;
  4. Richard Garriot's (creator of Ultimata) Shield of the Avatar ;
  5. David Sirlin's (designer on Street Fighter II) Master of Predicaments ;
  6. Rob Pardo's (lead designer for WoW) Xathrid Slyblade ;
  7. Isaiah Cartwright's (lead designer for Guild Wars 2) Warden of the Beyond ;
  8. Justin Gary's (winner 2003's National Team Championship in Worlds) Spirit Bonds ;
  9. Stone Librande's (lead designer Diablo III) Goblin Kaboomist ;
  10. Brian Fargo's (Founder of Interplay Entertainment, which made the original Fallout games) Yisan, the Wanderer Bard ;
  11. Mike Neumann's (creative director for Borderlands) Chasm Skulker ;
  12. James Ernest's (creator of Cheapass Games) Hot Soup ;
  13. Edmund McMillen's (indie game designer) Cruel Sadist ; and
  14. Brad Muir's (game designer of Double Fine, which made Psychonauts) Ob Nixilis, Unshackled .

I think that should answer your question. There also have been a number of players who were hired directly as a result of their play in tournaments or performances in things like the Great Designer Search, so, in a sense, could be considered fans turned card creators. However, once they become part of the design team, they are no longer merely fan creators, so I am not sure they would be responsive to your question.

zAzen7977 on TINY PUNISHER - Discard/Stax (cEDH Primer)

2 months ago

theindigoeffect and MrNoodlesworth, thanks for your suggestions!!

The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale is a great anti-creature card that snuck by me. I may try to squeeze it in somehow, but I can’t lose any more mana-generating lands because my mana base is already so tight, and I’m not sure what else to cut for it.

MrNoodlesworth, I think you’re right about Gibbering Descent . It’s tough losing a discard outlet, but this is the best card to cut for Tergrid. I think I’ve only triggered madness once with it, and it usually comes around when I have already achieved a good board state, and by then it is not as helpful as I would like it to be. So I’m going to cut it for Tergrid for now.

I’m not cutting Planar Void because it is a great early game neutralizer. Once Tergrid hits the board the Void isn’t as useful, but by that point the Void has screwed up a lot of my opponent’s plans. Plus if Tergrid is removed I can fall back on Void.

Waste Not is very useful for its low mana cost and I definitely wouldn’t cut it.

theindigoeffect on TINY PUNISHER - Discard/Stax (cEDH Primer)

2 months ago

MrNoodlesworth, in your opinion, what would be the best card in this deck to replace with Tergrid, God of Fright  Flip? The closest thing I can think of is Waste Not , (discard pay-off that sometimes draws cards), but it is only 2 cmc, in addition to being an enchantment. Gibbering Fiend is a bit expensive for a discard engine, but their aren't that many enchantment-based discard engines out there, and the deck needs a high density of discard options. The only other option is to remove a land, but that's a risky proposition, too.

Massacar on Tergrid Question

2 months ago

UsagiRaindrop yeah you'll want to run rocks ranging from Charcoal Diamond to Arcane Signet , cantrips like Dark Ritual , and if you can afford it you should use Cabal Coffers .

Also if you don't already have it lined up Waste Not is an absolute MUST in this sort of deck.

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