Introduction

Why saprolings? Because they are first tribal deck I fell in love with when I started to play MTG on arena 2018 closed beta. Also saprolings reminds me of flood from Halo 3 which is one of my favorite games ever. So let's get into the combos that this deck uses to make opponents to suffocate in spores.

Combo #1 Ashnod's Altar + Parallel Lives + Slimefoot, the Stowaway + 2 things to sacrifice or mana open = infinite damage. Sacrifice 2 things to generate mana or tap your lands and then make a saproling with Slimefoot, the Stowaway s ability and thanks to Parallel Lives you get 2 saprolings that you can sacrifice to generate mana and continue with the loop to kill your opponents.

Combo #2 Sacrifice outlet + Zulaport Cutthroat / Slimefoot, the Stowaway + Sporemound + Life and Limb + play any land or get saproling token into play = infinite damage. Thanks to life and limb making saprolings become lands and creatures at same time we get to trigger Sporemound landfall trigger to get new saproling that trigger Sporemound again and again... Basically you get infinite tokens to sacrifice. You can actually use this loop with just Sporemound and Life and Limb to force draw a game because the triggers are never ending and if no one has removal to either of the pieces the game can't continue.

Combo #3 Ashnod's Altar + Zulaport Cutthroat / Slimefoot, the Stowaway + Jade Mage + Pitiless Plunderer + or 1 thing to sacrifice = infinite damage. Similiar to combo #1 combination of Ashnod's Altar and Pitiless Plunderer lets us gain for each things we sacrifice and use that mana to make saproling with Jade Mage to create infinite loop.

Combo #4 Slimefoot, the Stowaway + Any sacrifice outlet with 0 mana cost or that can sacrifice multiple things at once + Parallel Lives + Pitiless Plunderer = dying saprolings generates 2 treasure tokens and saproling tokens comes in as doubles so 4 mana to create 2 saprolings to generate 4 treasures and loop away.

4th combo I realised lately only when I read Parallel Lives properly. I thought it only work with creature tokens and nothing else. ACTUALLY it work with any kind of tokens so it's bonkers with Pitiless Plunderer .

Card draw combo Slimefoot, the Stowaway + Keen Sense / Snake Umbra + dead saproling = you get to draw card for each opponent you have because Slimefoot, the Stowaway triggers deals damage to each opponent instead of causing life loss like Zulaport Cutthroat which triggers those auras for each individual damage. (ex. 1 saproling in 4 player game would mean you get to draw 1 cards!!!)

You can also use some combinations of Slimefoot, the Stowaway or Jade Mage abilities, Pitiless Plunderer , Utopia Mycon , Ashnod's Altar or Phyrexian Altar to generate diminishing loops to deal alots of damage. For example with just Slimefoot, the Stowaway and Ashnod's Altar you can get half of the mana back you use in sacrifing your saprolings to get almost twice the amount of damage of your starting saprolings. More in next section.

S=number of saprolings to start diminishing loops

Slimefoot, the Stowaway + Ashnod's Altar or Utopia Mycon / Phyrexian Altar + Pitiless Plunderer = 2*S-1 damage (ex. your 10 saprolings would generate 19 damage with this setup).

Slimefoot, the Stowaway + Phyrexian Altar / Utopia Mycon = 1.25*S --> always round down to nearest whole number (ex. 10 saprolings would mean 12.5 which is 12 damage) (couldn't come up with nice and simple function that grows by 2 every 4 saprolings :/ math is hard).

Slimefoot, the Stowaway + Pitiless Plunderer + Ashnod's Altar = 4*S-3 damage (ex. 10 saprolings would deal 37 damage).

Slimefoot, the Stowaway / Zulaport Cutthroat + Jade Mage + Pitiless Plunderer + Phyrexian Altar / Utopia Mycon = 3*S-2 damage (ex. 10 saprolings would deal 28 damage). If you have Zulaport Cutthroat on board with Slimefoot, the Stowaway you can just double the end results.

Pitiless Plunderer is also great with cards like Evolutionary Leap or Krav, the Unredeemed to get activation costs back. On same note Fungal Plots can be used with some of these sacrifice outlet and mana pay offs to exile your graveyard from creatures to sacrifice for value.

Take out Jade Mage and add in Doubling Season which would make deck more consistent as it would work as 2nd copy of Parallel Lives . I don't personally like Primal Vigor as its effect is symmetrical to other players as well but if you have one go ahead and use it.

Any basic forest to Gaea's Cradle but this is out of most peoples budget but you could proxy it if your gaming group allows it. Also because this kind of effect is huge in deck like this we use flip card Itlimoc, Cradle of the Sun as a budget version.

Add Gaea's Blessing to your deck if you meta has a lot of wheel or mill decks. This allows you to avoid situations where all your combo pieces are in graveyard. Also nice addition to save combo pieces from graveyard would be Noxious Revival but I don't own one. Karn, the Great Creator is also nice addition if you find you Ashnod's Altar in exile a lot of times. Commander 2019 also introduces new sweet looking Road of Return .

Add Torment of Hailfire as finisher for situations where you can generate big mana for the .

Obviously if you have Cabal Coffers then add it to combo with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth .

Seedborn Muse would work wonders with Slimefoot, the Stowaway and Sprout Swarm and other instant speed spells in the deck.

Replacing Cryptolith Rite with Earthcraft to not care about summoning sickness.

Chord of Calling in place of Shared Summons .

Imperial Seal and Vampiric Tutor for expensive consistency.

Any of the fancy and expensive fast mana artifacts like Mox Diamond , Chrome Mox , Mana Crypt . Arcane Signet when it actually comes out.

Fyndhorn Elves and Birds of Paradise to add more mana dorks to do their things

I've also heard Sylvan Library is also a nice card.

Spontaneous Generation would be great addition to generate massive amount of saprolings. Casting this would be great when ever it's able to generate at least 3 saprolings similiar to Spore Swarm but it can be even better if you can trigger Slimefoot, the Stowaway few times while he has Keen Sense or Snake Umbra

Thanks for having interest in this deck and please leave comments if you have questions or suggestions.

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Legality

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.52
Tokens 3/3 Beast, None Treasure, 1/1 City's Blessing, 1/1 Saproling
Folders nice deck, EDH, Mushy
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