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

Pakinlead on The Aristocrats are Back!

1 week ago

Hi Natalbee! Thanks for the suggestions.

Citywide Bust seems like a great sideboard option, especially against the Golgari Explore decks, the multiple Izzet flyers and the giant angels running around Standard.

Thallid Soothsayer was on my radar, but I think it is too low-impact with an extremely costly ability. I could be wrong, though. Do you think it's worth a second look?

I forgot about Costly Plunder! It's fairly good. I don't know if I would put it in, namely because I don't like Altar's Reap-types that need another component to be usable, but I could easily see it in a similar deck.

stellarstormtrooper66 on Tey is cray

3 weeks ago

I can tell just by looking at this briefly that this build has been improved over time as it looks very refined. As I am not experienced with this commander, take my comments with a grain of salt as you are more of the expert here.

I wonder if you could make use of more token producers - specifically ones that make at least 3 1/1 creatures at a time in order to use Teysa's first ability on demand if she's the only creature in play. Cards that come to mind include: Sengir Autocrat, Benevolent Offering, Increasing Devotion, Entrapment Maneuver, Spectral Procession, Martial Coup.

I think you could explore morbid a little more, some cool ones include Skirsdag High Priest, Reaper from the Abyss, Tragic Slip. Tragic Slip could improve your mana curve by replacing Murder.

I think more card draw effects would be nice. I'm very surprised to not see Mentor of the Meek in here. I would argue that Read the Bones is strictly better than Painful Lesson. But overall I would consider adding a few more, some that come to mind that play well are: Damnable Pact, Skeletal Scrying, Blood Divination, Altar's Reap, Ancient Craving.

I think you could use more mana ramp. Besides mana rocks, you could take advantage of treasures with cards like Pitiless Plunderer.

Not sure if you've thought about focusing on strong cards that care about low CMC. Besides Mentor of the Meek, other cool cards could be added (some would even interact with Teysa): Unearth, Sun Titan, Reveillark, Citywide Bust.

Fun cards that come to mind that you could add:

Lastly, a few cards I think could possibility be cut for any of the above (I am often eager to cut high CMC cards btw):

  • Treasury Thrull - a good effect I'll admit, but I'm just not thrilled with the 6 CMC. If reviving creatures is your main goal, something like a Hell's Caretaker's effect for less mana might be better.
  • Voldaren Pariah  Flip - at her cmc with that effect, I think I'd rather run a board wipe instead
  • Vizkopa Confessor - looks like a fun card, but I don't like the CMC.
  • Profane Command - I don't know that this should be cut, but I'd encourage you to really ask yourself which modes you typically use because you might be able to get a card with the desired mode for less mana. If X spells are a way for you close out the game, you could consider Exsanguinate or Torment of Hailfire.
  • Tamiyo's Journal - looks like a fun card, but idk about the cmc, requires a long game before providing lots of value.
  • Tainted Sigil - I've never seen this card before, does it pay off well? I just don't like that people can see it on the board.

Overall, very impression decklist - glad you rebuilt it. Eager to face it next week.

Kjartan on AMC's The Walking Dead

3 weeks ago

I think you are too reliant of saccing your creatures.

If you Have Gravecrawler both Bone Splinters and Altar's Reap are decent, not amazing, but pretty alright. But without Gravecrawler, both of them are bad.

You will often have to sac something you didn't want to, or worse, be unable to play those cards when you are top-decking.

Angry_Potatoes on Izoni, Golgari Aristocrat

4 weeks ago

Costly Plunder and Altar's Reap fit the theme, but still seem quite weak. If you need the extra card draw, I would swap them out for Phyrexian Arena and Deathreap Ritual, which are more consistent and will draw you more cards over time.

I would also try to find room for Grave Pact and/or Dictate of Erebos, which are staples in any self-sac strategy.

BlackoutX on Grixis Gods

4 weeks ago

Also since you are running tokens you might want something like Altar's Reap or Vampiric Rites for some card draw ten you could remove Tormenting Voice

eatmygender on Sacred OrzhovoCats

1 month ago

Love the deck! Although I get the synergy with the Sac stuff, why use Altar's Reap over Night's Whisper? I think the Cyclers could get cut, they slow you down quite a bit with no real benefit, unlike Scoured Barrens. What are the justifications for the sideboard choices? I'm considering building this in paper, fyi.

Jessiquinha on Golgari Dredge

1 month ago

Daarkest, thank you for advice! It is very welcome! I thought about Commune because It can dig deeper, but i chose Grapple instead because Im afraid of a possible accidentaly mill by Satyr Wayfinder. And is instant speed. But I'll give it a shot!

About the Draws, i was thinking about Elvish Visionary in place of 2 Fume Spitter and 2 Leeches. What do you think? I will have a 4/4 body already with Werebear without having to pay 2 life.

Altar's Reap is definitely an interesting card!! I didn't know that card and its instant speed!!

Daarkest on Golgari Dredge

1 month ago

Jessiquinha Commune with the Gods is great because it can grab a Rhizome Lurcher (my favorite Guilds of Ravnica card btw) and throw some other creatures into the yard to use to bulk him up. I'd try Altar's Reap instead of Night's Whisper because once again, it can put creatures in the graveyard. Test out the suggestions and see how you fell with them. Great deck too! +1

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