|Deck evolution |
DM-32 Evolution Saga
Rather than requiring a creature already on the field, when a creature that has Deck Evolution is played, you may reveal the top card of the deck. If its a creature, you may put the evolution creature into the battle zone over the revealed card. Otherwise, the summon fails, the Deck Evolution creature is returned to your hand, and the mana cost paid for it is not refunded.
This is usually quite useless due to the luck element involved to evolve the creature and should the player fail he will waste precious resources.
A variant of this mechanic is Mad Deck evolution, which lets you reveal the top 3 cards instead of just the top. If any one of those are creatures, you choose one of them to be used as for the evolution.
The latest reminder text for Deck evolution reads;
|Deck evolution—Reveal the top card of your deck. If that card's a creature, put this creature into the battle zone on top of the revealed creature. If the revealed card isn't a creature, return this creature to your hand.|
Cards with the Deck evolution ability
Deck evolution ● Mad Deck evolution
Graveyard evolution ● Graveyard Vortex evolution
Graveyard Galaxy Vortex evolution ● Galaxy Vortex evolution Omega
Hand evolution ● Hand Vortex evolution
Mana evolution ● Mana Vortex evolution
Mana Galaxy Vortex evolution ● Neo Evolution
Super Infinite evolution ● Super Infinite Graveyard evolution ● Super Infinite evolution Omega
Ultimate evolution ● Ultimate evolution MAX
Vortex evolution ● Galaxy Vortex evolution