Witch's Oven

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 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
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Witch's Oven


, Sacrifice a creature: Create a Food token. If the sacrificed creature's toughness was 4 or greater, create two Food tokens instead. (They're artifacts with ", , Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")

jaymc1130 on Jund Food/Sac EDH

2 months ago

Might be of interest to you.

Cauldron Familiar + Gilded Goose + Cloudstone Curio + Phyrexian Altar

Academy Manufacturer + Witch's Oven + Cauldron Familiar + Clock of Omens

Some game winning combos focused on Food, the second is pretty budget friendly too.

jaymc1130 on Convoluted Combos

2 months ago

Been messing around with Food token combos this week as it's an archetype I haven't tried to break yet and breaking Food Tokens seemed like it could be fun to try. Don't think I've managed to break Food in general, but there are some pretty stronk combos out there that employ Food as it turns out.

Cauldron Familiar + Gilded Goose + Cloudstone Curio + Phyrexian Altar was the first one that came to mind, taking the classic Standard combo of Familiar Oven and turning it up to 11 by making it an infinite loop. Curio and Altar in play, cast Familiar, sac Familiar to Altar for a , cast the Gilded Goose, make food, sac the food to bring back Familiar and bouncing Goose to hand. Rinse repeat to kill the table. Cool, but no where near awkward enough for the kinds of casual decks I like to make for games at the LGS. So I dug deeper looking for a sillier iteration of the line.

Academy Manufacturer + Witch's Oven + Cauldron Familiar + Clock of Omens was where I ended up next, still relatively card slot efficient but NOW we're using some much goofier cards and since the only requirement is Black as a color I can slap this combo into any old deck with Black as a color. Tap the Oven, sac the Familiar, make a Food, Treasure, and Clue, tap the Food and the Clue to untap the Oven, sac the food to bring back the Familiar. Rinse repeat to not only kill the table, but, just in case, also begin a loop that ultimately generates infinite mana and infinite card draw as that Treasure token is still lying around unused and it's possible to simply tap the Treasures to start using the Clues to draw out. Much more ridiculous due to the overkill factor of generating infinite damage, draw, and mana all at once.

Yeah, this is what I do in my spare time. Or while just driving down the highway mentally drifting off.

wallisface on Feline Feelings

3 months ago

lhetrick13 In response to “I do like your idea of lowering the creature count and just stalling until the pieces are in place… Would I almost play it more like a control deck at that point with a focus on disrupting and annoying opponent until I get the pieces I need in play to take an advantage?”

You play it like a midrange deck. Using “The Rock”, “Young Pyro”, or “Bloodbraid-Jund” decks as examples, none of these ran more than around 14-17 creatures, instead focusing heavily on killspells and disruption. The idea being that their creatures and top-decks should “out-value” whatever the opponent is up to, so the plan becomes to just grind-out the game until you win through incidental value gains.

So, your plan would be to have almost all of your non-creature cards disrupt and destroy/exile your opponents stuff, with your creatures then providing value over time. Your best 3 creatures for doing this are Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Leonin Warleader, and Qasali Ambusher (these are also generally the best cards you’re running), so you’d probably want playsets of them. I think you’d need to find another 3-5 “value-engine-creatures” from elsewhere though, as nothing else you’re running fits the bill. You could splash black for Cauldron Familiar and Witch's Oven to get you to 16 creatures - black also incidentally gives you a bunch more ways to mess with the opponent, both through killspells, and hand-disruption.

IHATENAMES on Sek'Kuar's Hasty Mob Ball of Death | V-SNC

3 months ago

About to build a aristocrats build if this commander with Cauldron Familiar Witch's Oven and a few other "sticky" things as a base. Is there any new cards you think would synergies with this commander?

wallisface on Orzhov Aristocrats return

5 months ago

Cards i’d recommend ditching:

If you’re running cat combo, i’d suggest running to full 4-of Witch's Oven.

You’re at 65 cards, so should remove the chaff to get back to 60.

You care about death triggers but have few sac-outlets. Consider Viscera Seer or Carrion Feeder.

Another good way to generate constant deaths is Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia.

FrozenRoseFour on Grixis Academy

6 months ago


The issue with Asmor is that the only discard outlet in my deck is the card she searches for, so I can't cast her unless I've already got The Underworld Cookbook out. At that point, I'm not really sure what she's doing for me.

Ovalchase Daredevil would probably be worth it if it went straight to the battlefield rather than the hand, but I feel like four mana is too steep of a cost for a 4/2.

I'm not sure how Raven's Crime helps my deck plan I'm afraid. The only card that really benefits from being in the graveyard is Cauldron Familiar, and that's only because of it's synergy with Witch's Oven.

wallisface on Trashy Roosting (Dimir Junk Winder) wip

6 months ago

An interesting interaction to include could be the Witch's Oven with Cauldron Familiar combo. While it won’t help hugely with getting Junk Winder online, it does provide a free token every turn, which can be good value.

I know the Simic version of Junk decks use Academy Manufactor to great effect, could be useful here if you end up being able to generate a lot of clues/food/treasure. The only other card i’d recommend considering is Hard Evidence, which is a great spell.

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