Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
New Phyrexia (NPH) Rare

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As Xenograft enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.

Each creature you control is the chosen type in addition to its other types.

Xenograft Discussion

Demarge on Ally Strike

2 months ago

Honestly until they chained 3 really good 5 color commanders set after set Tazri was a top tier Food Chain combo commander, so technically an ally commander is still fairly good.

Now outside of the Food Chain and dramatic scepter combo's you can run in commander to go infinite mana then cast your commander over and over for Kalastria Healer triggers there are many ways to greately jump the power of this deck and become way more resilient to board wipes.

First is to cut a lot of the allies that are vastly weaker in commander where life totals are twice as big and decks are 39 cards taller. then using the new slots add in mana ramp and cards that interact with opponents (counters Abrupt Decay etc.).

Now you can be an ally deck but with much stronger creatures thanks to enchantments like Arcane Adaptation , Xenograft , or Conspiracy with any of those any of your creatures will trigger ally effects and Turntimber Ranger can go infinite with any of these enchants the moment he enters.

Now for simple addon to this pile that isn't just restructuring the deck Birthing Boughs is a really easy to get ally making engine.

Arcaneful on Reaper King Help (Budget)

2 months ago


Hey all.

So after some trading I finally got my favorite 5 Color EDH card: Reaper King .

I made a list out of what I had and was wondering a few things:

  1. Do I need less lands with all the mana rocks I run?

  2. What are some good sources of CA? Should I go for stuff like Soul of the Harvest and Guardian Project ?

  3. Do I need more creatures? I feel like my 22 is a bit low, especially since only around half are scarecrows without Xenograft / Arcane Adaptation .

Thanks for any suggestions in advanced!

magicfmuth on Arcades the Sliver

2 months ago

Hey Countryegg2,

Thanks for the comments! I will probably add Eladamri's Call . My expensive lands are in the deck just because I have them in my collection. If I already have the card is there any reason I shouldn't run it?

As for as making all creatures slivers I have Xenograft and Hivestone . Also won't ramp effects allow me to cast Dormant Sliver earlier than I normally would be able to?

Countryegg2 on Arcades the Sliver

2 months ago

If your ideal win condition is to get Dormant Sliver , you'll need more than just Worldly Tutor to be able to fetch it from your library. You could use Eladamri's Call and Sylvan Tutor But I think Dormant Sliver Is unnecessary, and by the time you are able to get it out, you will already have a huge sliver board state. Arcades and slivers just don't seem to work together.

Additionally, many of your lands are expensive and completely unnecessary, like Tropical Island , where you pay a $315 premium just so you don't need to wait a turn to tap that mana. Just use Thornwood Falls .

Also, Xenograft is a great way of making all of your creatures slivers, but it still needs more fetch cards like Enlightened Tutor , and Idyllic Tutor .

K1ngMars on Please choose a commander for ...

3 months ago

I must say that Sarkhan420X is right. Again, a little bit of a context on what kind of deck you wanted to play or your kind of playgroup/meta would have definitely been useful.

Given that, I have voted for Yuriko. Here are my reasons. She can get around commander tax, and this already makes her amazing. She focuses no particular player at a time, but everyone at the same time. She gives you card advantage. In dimir you have access to very interesting cards (e.g. Fallen Shinobi just to name one), but also all the tutors and a good choice of combos, if you're into that. Good battlefield and interaction control. This freedom of choice is what made me pick her among the others.

Personally, I'd build her as a ninja tribal (with the good ninjas), filling the remaining slots with goodstuff cards, plus Xenograft and Arcane Adaptation for the lols (so everything else is a ninja too, attack for the win).

Jaysands on Changeling Tribal

3 months ago

Urza's Incubator Arcane Adaptation Herald's Horn Vanquisher's Banner Pillar of Origins Kindred Discovery Kindred Charge Conspiracy Peer Pressure Xenograft

I know some of these get up to the $10-$15 mark but worth checking out. Also check out ixalan block or commander 17 has some more generic tribal things.

dbpunk on This is Halloween

3 months ago

Arcane Adaptation , Xenograft and Conspiracy because a) works well with Reaper King and b) you can say it's like putting on a costume.

He_Who_Hungers on It Doesn't Matter 'Cuz It's Ninjas

3 months ago

First of all, this isn't a Dimir deck. Dimir represents more than a combination of colours.

Secondly, in my personal opinion, in a tribal deck you get rid of Arcane Adaptation and Xenograft . To me, those are signs you don't know how to build a tribal deck, but it's up to you.

Thirdly (on to the actual stuff you're interested in), if you're looking for inspiration you could take a look at my Ninja EDH (though I still need to update the list with Modern Horizons cards): A song without music....

Notable cards from it I find very useful include:

  • Gonti, Lord of Luxury doesn't have an evasive ability, but his deathtouch might work just as well to get him through either way. In addition, you can also use it defensively, and he brings a very interesting ability when he comes into play, which is not limited by how many times you bring him back (you can cast the cards exiled with him for as long as they remain exiled, so you're free to bounce him in the meantime).
  • Neurok Invisimancer gets one of your ninjas through for free and then acts as a carrier, after which you can use it again. Cheap, does what your deck needs.
  • Higure, the Still Wind is about the only ninja lord out there. I don't think I need to explain how useful he can be to the deck.
  • Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir gives your creatures flash, which alleviates the cost of returning the creatures on your board to your hand and allows you to maintain some form of defense. It also prevents opponents from messing with your ninjas during combat.
  • I find Thalakos Seer about the best ninja carrier in the game. About as cheap as they come, practically unblockable and gives you a card when he jumps back into your hand. One of the most satisfying early drops.
  • Illusionist's Gambit is in my opinion one of the strongest blue defensive cards (especially in multiplayer). Considering how hyper-aggressive Ninjas are by design, I usually find it very useful to keep 4 mana open for this to deflect a potential counterattack.
  • Memory Plunder remains my favourite EDH card of all time. It gives you access to cards you'd never be able or want to run in your list, and may also serve very well to shrug off some of the counteraggression that's going to be coming your way.

Hope this helps!

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Xenograft occurrence in decks from the last year

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