Altar's Reap

Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal
Pauper Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis Common
Conspiracy: Take the Crown Common
Commander 2015 Common
Battle for Zendikar Common
Conspiracy Common
Magic 2014 Common
Innistrad Common

Combos Browse all

Altar's Reap

Instant

As an additional cost to cast Alter's Reap, sacrifice a creature.

Draw two cards.

View at Gatherer Browse Alters

Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts

Cardhoarder (MTGO)

0.01 TIX $0.02 Foil

Ebay

Recent Decks

Load more

Altar's Reap Discussion

Tyrant-Thanatos on Kicking Orim's Chant w/ Isochron ...

4 days ago

Short Answer: Yes.

Gatherer ruling for Isochron Scepter says "You can pay additional costs, such as kicker costs. If the card has any mandatory additional costs, you must pay those." So you can kick Orim's Chant, and, for instance, you would have to sac a creature to Altar's Reap with Isochron Scepter

Zuljin on Vampires Reborn

5 days ago

Removed 1 Geth's Verdict Removed 1 Vampire Nighthawk Added 2 Altar's Reap

mattuch on Mono black discard 8 rack

6 days ago

How about some synergy with Necrogen Mists and Collective Brutality? Madness will be useful in here, e.g. Dark Withering. Also, in my opinion 11 enchantemnts might be too many. Maybe some draw source instaed? There's plenty: Altar's Reap, Sign in Blood, Read the Bones. And I thnik that with those card cost, you could easily drop to 18 swamps.

2gherkins on Seven by Nine with Meren

1 week ago

Perusing the internet this morning, I came across the "seven by nine" rule. If your not familiar with it, you can check it out here, under note three - http://www.quietspeculation.com/2011/05/building-depietro-depauper/

Anyways, I found it quite brilliant. I broke out my EDH deck (The Cairn Nel Toth) and decided that it needed a serious overhaul.

I decided that my nine "slots," if you will would be the following:

Removal

Tutor

Sacrifice Fodder (CMC 1 or less)

Sacrifice Fodder (CMC 2)

Sacrifice Fodder (CMC 3 or greater)

Finishers

Self-mill

Sacrifice outlets

Utility/assorted random cards

So i started sorting the piles, and quickly realized I had too many cards for some slots, and not enough for others. I started the long, laborious, and painful process of cutting cards. I couldn't quite cut enough cards from the utility pile, so I decided I would have nine utility cards, and only six distinctly self-mill and CMC three or greater sacrifice fodder cards, because a lot of other cards can do those things in addition to doing their main purpose (if that makes any sense).

Anyways, I'll list the cards I have for each slot (its quite different than the original deck). Also, many cards serve multiple purposes, so I'm putting them in the category of their MAIN purpose.

Removal - Black Sun's Zenith, Toxic Deluge, Havoc Demon, Noxious Gearhulk, Malicious Affliction, Shriekmaw, Darkblast

Tutor - Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Birthing Pod, Corpse Connoisseur, Fauna Shaman, Jarad's Orders, Buried Alive, Entomb

CMC 1 or less sacrifice-ers - Hangarback Walker, Spore Frog, the "Fog Frog," Krosan Wayfarer, Caustic Caterpillar, Bloodsoaked Champion. I need two more cards in this slot.

CMC 2 sacrifice-ers - Vampire Hexmage, Satyr Wayfinder, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Dawntreader Elk, Winding Constrictor. I need two more cards in this pile.

CMC 3 or greater sacrifice-ers - Yavimaya Elder, Shambling Shell, Fleshbag Marauder, [[eternal witness] "EWIT," Solemn Simulacrum, Reclamation Sage

Finishers - Gray Merchant of Asphodel "Gary," Demon of Dark Schemes, Phyrexian Plaguelord, Eater of Hope, Savra, Queen of the Golgari, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Hell's Caretaker

Self-mill - Golgari Grave-Troll, Life from the Loam, Altar of Dementia (The best card in the whole deck, hands down. Not even kidding. Every Meren deck should run this card), Mesmeric Orb, Grapple with the Past. I need one more card for this slot (Stinkweed Imp?).

Sacrifice Outlets - Ashnod's Altar, Skullclamp, Attrition, Mind Slash, Evolutionary Leap. I don't love one-off sacrifice spells, but I have the slot for one. I've been debating between Altar's Reap, Morbid Curiosity and Eldritch Evolution.

Utility/Random - Grim Haruspex, Horobi, Death's Wail, Loaming Shaman, Lightning Greaves, Dictate of Erebos, Sol Ring, Sifter of Skulls, Dread Return

Thoughts? What cards should fill my unfilled slots? Any cards I should replace?

archfield1 on Kari Zev's Thievery

2 weeks ago

After playing it for three weeks now, I've had a couple realizations:

1) 4x Wrangle and 4x Kari Zev's Expertise sounds fun, but's it's just too many creature-stealing spells. I've had too many hands with 2-3 of them and not enough creatures to steal.

2) I'm struggling to find a good 4-drop finisher in red and black right now. Fleetwheel Cruiser is nice the turn it comes down, but after that you have to give up another attaching creature just to swing with it. Tried Skyship Stalker as well but it's just too expensive at 5 mana for a 3/3 flying haste.

Updates:

-4 Wrangle, +4 Unlicensed Disintegration

-2 Fleetwheel Cruiser, +4 Skysovereign, Consul Flagship

-3 Altar's Reap, +3 Bomat Courier (still gives me card draw, but also adds more damage and helps fuel Disintegration.

isaelis on Mazirek, Shaman of the Swarm ($60 budget)

2 weeks ago

Alright here is a ton of cards that seems to fit the theme. Some are definitely better then others I'm just giving a list of cards. Some of these cards are not budget

Sorceries

Victimize

Vicious Betrayal

Tormented Thoughts

Tendrils of Despair

Skulltap

Simplify

Scapeshift

Ritual of the Machine

Reprocess

Primal Growth

Natural Balance

Life's Legacy

Killing Wave

Innocent Blood

Exhume <-- That is nice with Fleshbag Marauder

Eliminate the Competition

Eldritch Evolution

Edge of Autumn

Dread Return

Diabolic Intent

Dead Drop

Curse of the Cabal

Cruel Edict

Consuming Vapors

Choice of Damnations

Chainer's Edict

Caravan Vigil

Bone Splinters

Bog Down

Barter in Blood

Instants

Altar's Reap

Carrion

Constant Mists

Crop Rotation

Culling the Weak

Harrow

Merciless Resolve

Momentous Fall

Plunge into Darkness

Rescue from the Underworld

Tragic Slip

Tribute to the Wild

Urborg Justice

Enchantments

Attrition

Bitterblossom

Black Market

Call to the Grave

Dark Prophecy

Death's Presence

Desolation

Dictate of Erebos

Fecundity

Gate to Phyrexia

Grave Pact

Greater Good

Hecatomb

Infernal Tribute

Lethal Vapors

Lifeforce

Mind Slash

Necrogenesis

Recurring Nightmare

Squandered Resources

Tainted AEther

Lands

Diamond Valley

Dust Bowl

High Market

Lake of the Dead

Miren, the Moaning Well

Phyrexian Tower

Artifacts

Zuran

Trading Post

Phyrexian Soulgorger

Phyrexian Altar

Mortarpod

Jinxed Idol

Helm of Possession

Eldrazi Monument

Demonmail Hauberk

Damping Engine

Claws of Gix

Burnished Hart

Ashnod's Altar

Altar of Dementia

Creatures

Slum Reaper

Shriekmaw

Sadistic Hypnotist

Phyrexian Obliterator

Ghoulcaller Gisa

Dawntreader Elk

Champion of Stray Souls

Bloodbriar

Anowon, the Ruin Sage

Savra, Queen of the Golgari

Hope you find something useful within all these!

Workman4137 on The Apocalypse is Upon Us

2 weeks ago

Well what's wrong with one cabal coffers when you can have Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx for an asston of mana! Some awesome card advantage would be Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip or basically any of the Lilliana cards! But since you run so few creatures, my suggestion would be to take out some one time card things like Altar's Reap and Dark Dabbling for something like a Grave Titan and a Rakshasa Gravecaller for more zombie token spam!

Of course, no true overwhelming zombie deck would be complete without a Sidisi, Undead Vizier because that's a tutor on a body!

Of course since you're on a budget below 200 bucks these are the best I can offer you without you potentially going over budget.

Triforce-Finder on [Community Discussion]: What makes a ...

3 weeks ago

The quality of a card is quite hard to judge in a vacuum. Even the cost/impact factor is far from universally applicable.

Even the most atrocious costs and drawbacks can be turned into an advantage, that's the beauty of Magic. Just one example, Altar's Reap would be inferior to most blue draw spells, but in a deck that runs undying creatures like Young Wolf, you get 2 cards, a +1/+1 counter, and some combat trickery at the cost of 2 mana, suddenly outclassing the very same blue draw spells.

What makes this important is that everyone tries to maximize the efficiency of their respective deck. A card doesn't have to be good for everyone and all decks, it only has to be good for me and the deck I am building. Universal value is always beaten by specific value.

Now what if you just love building decks and churn out several prototypes and variants every month? A universally good card can be reused in many different decks, so it's most probably a good investment. On the other hand, if you can get two, three or even ten specialized synergistic playsets at the cost of one universally good playset which you then have to proxy or shift around all the time, that's a different case.

To sum it up, Cards are never played in a vacuum, therefore their quality can't be measured in a vacuum either.


@ Snap157 + lithium142

I think Leatherback Baloth, a 4/5 for 3, hardly counts as a vanilla creature, so it's probably not a very good example anyway.

Load more