Altar's Reap


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Block Constructed Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CM1) None
Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis (DDR) Common
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Common
Commander 2015 (C15) Common
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Common
Conspiracy (CNS) Common
Magic 2014 (M14) Common
Innistrad (ISD) Common

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Altar's Reap


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

Draw two cards.

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Altar's Reap Discussion

hungry000 on Gravecrawler

3 weeks ago

The only thing I see that could be a problem is that you might have trouble meeting Gravecrawler's requirements with only 8 total zombies in the deck. Dread Wanderer can help solve that problem. To tag onto the Stinkweed Imp idea, you could also play Prized Amalgam for some more things to sac and a way to activate Gravecrawler. If you go with Dredge you can also play some Claim or possibly Postmortem Lunge to get back sac outlets, sac payoffs, or a zombie you dumped in the graveyard.

Also, I question the need for Ensnaring Bridge; it's good, but it seems detrimental when Bloodthrone Vampire is your main sac outlet. You're also already making a bunch of chump blockers with Genesis Chamber, so I think you should try dropping it and an Altar's Reap for more zombies and more Viscera Seer.

poulak on ½ White ½ Black

1 month ago

Hey man, thanks a lot for the suggestions. As for Midnight Reaper and Kinsbaile Cavalier I feel like with 10 cards above CMC 2 that are all important to the deck (Haakon, Stromgald Scourge, Knight Exemplar, and Crib Swap), it wouldn't have room for more. It's kind of the same issue with Altar's Reap, there wasn't a ton of good CMC 1 cards for this list so it's got a lot of CMC 2 cards, and the value of those has to be really high to balance things out.

Ouroboros_47 on ½ White ½ Black

1 month ago

What about Midnight Reaper and Altar's Reap? Kinsbaile Cavalier might be nice as well. I really like the instant choices btw nice.

Gattison on

1 month ago

You're gonna want Epicure of Blood in there. It's literally the only thing in pauper that let's you win-by-lifegain. Also consider something like Tithe Drinker or Basilica Screecher. And also Dark Ritual, because you don't want to wait until T5 for your Epicure of Blood. Finally, I would also then go up to 4 or more Night's Whispers (meaning possibly use Sign in Blood or Altar's Reap in addition).

Hope some of that helps. =)

Saljen on U/B Zombie Bash

1 month ago

Yeah, those would be good changes. I'd try for a 2 / 3 split for Thoughtseize / Inquisition of Kozilek. Maybe drop a Graveyard Marshal, since you're no longer sac'ing creatures to Altar's Reap.

ShrimpImp on U/B Zombie Bash

1 month ago

Saljen thank you! you're right i'm definitely lacking hand disruption. would you suggest taking out both Altar's Reap and Sign in Blood altogether and add the other two Cryptbreaker and four Inquisition of Kozilek?

Ouroboros_47 on Souls of the Damned ($37 Budget Deck)

1 month ago

Galimao I had considered it but ultimately decided against it in favor of Isareth the Awakener. The mana cost on Immortal Servitude seemed too high for me as it would be a 6 cost spell to bring back Demonic Taskmaster or Bontu the Glorified. Isareth the Awakener on the other hand can bring them back the next time I attack if I want and she has a decent body with deaththouch to boot. Now don't get me wrong Immortal Servitude would be great to get the one costs back, but I'm unsure it would be good for much else. Another thing is that I'm not really all that interested in having the deck be a reanimated heavy deck, which I feel it would become with Immortal Servitude. Another issue I find with servitude is the lack of versatility it has. I could maybe swap it for Altar's Reap however as I'm unsure if the deck really requires card draw. Actually, now that I think about it I might like it in the sideboard for those long drawn out matches. What do you think about putting, oh I don't know 2 or 3 in the sideboard? Don't think I'll put it in the mainboard though.

AlexHeinrichs on Human Sacrifice (Need Help Improving!)

1 month ago

I remember playing something like this when I first got into magic back in Innistrad, so i think I can help you out.

I don't know how competitive you want to make this so i'll just try to improve the list based on your strategy and won't change the theme of the deck. First things first, let's trim your list a bit, you have a bunch of 2 and 3-ofs instead of playsets of the stuff you really want (4x Doomed Traveler, 4x Lingering Souls, 4x Demonic Taskmaster).

Second, I would cut the stuff that has synergy with the deck but don't really help you win the game (Unruly Mob, Thraben Doomsayer) and things that are way too expensive. Ravenous Demon  Flip is sweet but not so much when you have 3 of them in your hand along with some Reaper from the Abyss. So I would cut reaper completely, cut Ravenous Demon  Flip to 2 at most, and cut Increasing Devotion (5/10 mana is too much).

Now we start upgrading some things. For 1-drops, we just got a good one in guilds of ravnica for this style of deck in Hunted Witness, so I would definitely play that alongside Doomed Traveler. Demonlord of Ashmouth is really good in a deck like this, and he's the demon I would likely run instead of the 5 and 6 mana ones.

Lastly, we need interaction. Orzhov Charm is a good choice, you can use it as removal, to save one of your demons or bring back one of your 1-drops for extra fodder. Tragic Slip is a great removal option here, since you're saccing your own stuff all the time it's basically a 1 mana Murder. I probably wouldn't even play card draw in this deck, but if you want to play it go with Altar's Reap, its instant speed and can help trigger morbid for slip and high priest.

I know your manabase is super budget but i would highly recommend Caves of Koilos, it's dirt cheap and it's gonna help a ton.

I'd play something like this: 4 Hunted Witness, 4x Doomed Traveler, 3x Skirsdag High Priest, 4x Demonic Taskmaster, 2x Xathrid Necromancer, 4x Demonlord of Ashmouth 4x Gather the Townsfolk, 4x Lingering Souls, 4x Orzhov Charm, 4x Tragic Slip 7x Plains, 4x Scoured Barrens, 8x Swamp, 4x Caves of Koilos.

Combo: T1 Doomed Traveler (or Hunted Witness), T2 Skirsdag High Priest, T3 Demonic Taskmaster, T4 sac Doomed Traveler to Demonic Taskmaster to trigger morbid, tap the token, taskmaster and high priest to make a 5/5 demon!

That's it, i hope it helps!

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