Ancient Craving

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt (DDK) Rare
Starter 1999 (S99) Rare
Portal Second Age (P02) Rare

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Ancient Craving

Sorcery

You draw three cards and you lose 3 life.

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Ancient Craving Discussion

Pieguy396 on The Power Of Mardu

1 week ago

Hello there, and welcome to the wonderful world of Commander! This looks like a solid start to a deck, but I have a few suggestions that might help take you to the next level:

In any case, good luck with your deck! If you want help on another deck, or if you'd like me to justify some of my suggestions, feel free to leave another comment on my profile!

ShinakoX2 on Karlov Kommander

3 weeks ago

General thoughts:

You're going to want to speed up the deck a little bit by removing 2 or 3 lands, and adding in a few more mana rocks as replacements. With 39 lands, you're probably going to feel mana flooded. Mind Stone, Fellwar Stone, Star Compass, Thought Vessel are good 2 cmc mana rocks, Commander's Sphere, Orzhov Cluestone are color fixing/cantrips later on in the game.

You probably want about 8 sources of card draw, currently you only have 3. Consider Sign in Blood, Night's Whisper, Read the Bones, Ancient Craving, Ambition's Cost, Promise of Power, Dark Tutelage, Necropotence. Cheap card draw will also help smooth out your land drops during the early game, and give you more gas later on in the game. Personally, I found Well of Lost Dreams to be too slow. Grave yard recursion is also card advantage: Phyrexian Reclamation, Chainer, Dementia Master

As for the deck itself:

What do you consider to be the main win condition? It looks like you're trying to go for a pillowfort strategy with life gain/drain, so you probably want some cards like Ghostly Prison, Windborn Muse, Sphere of Safety, Righteous Aura, Thaumatic Compass  Flip to protect yourself even more. Lifegain still loses against commander damage, so you might also want some more spot removal: Royal Assassin, Dark Impostor

sylvannos on want advice for angel reanimator ...

4 weeks ago

@Morbid_Empress: You can still play red, but only if it's in your budget. If budget is an issue, you can cut the red draw spells, use black discard outlets, then use black for Night's Whisper/Ancient Craving/Sign in Blood/Necropotence/Cruel Bargain/Phyrexian Arena/Griselbrand/Infernal Contract.

Griselbrand + Resolute Archangel is especially dirty, but that may be too tryhard if you're just playing casually with people at school who use 92 card decks.

TheWallinator74 on The Lords of Endless Strife

1 month ago

There's any number of ways to resolve the issue of drawing cards issue since you have access to Golgari colors. A few examples that come to mind:

Ambition's Cost/Ancient Craving

Elemental Bond

Garruk's Packleader

Harmonize

Night's Whisper

Promise of Power

Sign in Blood

Soul of the Harvest

Zendikar Resurgent

I can also think of a few more useful protection tools you can employ to keep your Commander safe:

Canopy Cover

Hammer of Nazahn

Privileged Position

Swiftfoot Boots

Whispersilk Cloak

Blue, however, is a dilemma with little to no straightforward answers. Eliminate those players first!

fierce3302 on Kiki-Kaalia

3 months ago

As your deck list is pretty big so I thought I would give you some ideas for cards to cut.

Akroma, Angel of Fury: good, but does not have a big enough effect for commander

Anger: you're only running 2 mountains

Dragon Whelp, Serra Angel, Orzhov Guildmage, Ichor Wellspring: not large enough effect

Dread Cacodemon, Reiver Demon I'm not sure about this but I don't think Kaalia's ability qualifies as casting it

Duergar Hedge-Mage good card but again, you are only running 4 mountains and 6 plains

Fallen Angel: you don't really have a use for a sac engine.

Jayemdae Tome: Just not great

Wrecking Ball no need for land destruction and there is better creature removal

Soul Snare: better options, ie Swords to Plowshares

Ghostly Prison:fine cared but has no real reason to be in this deck

Vow of Duty: just run a removal spell

Earthquake, Evincar's Justice, Pyrohemia, Sulfurous Blast: The mardu colors are the king of board wipes, run something better. ie. Damnation, Toxic Deluge, Wrath of God, Chain Reaction, Phyrexian Rebirth, and Decree of Pain to name a few

Congregate: don't need the life gain. Unless of course you play lots of token decks

Liliana of the Dark Realms: you have 3 swamps

you have a good amount of good creature but because your commander relies on your hand here are some more card draw ideas:Ambition's Cost, Ancient Craving, Bloodgift Demon, Damnable Pact, Dragon Mage, Erebos, God of the Dead, Harvester of Souls, Necrologia, Night's Whisper, Ob Nixilis Reignited, Painful Truths, Sign in Blood, Skeletal Scrying, Underworld Connections, Wretched Confluence, and Read the Bones.

More additional combat phase spell would also greatly benefit you. World at War, Aurelia, the Warleader, Fury of the Horde, Hellkite Charger, Relentless Assault, Savage Beating, Scourge of the Throne, Seize the Day, Waves of Aggression

in case you haven't already you may want to check out https://edhrec.com/commanders/kaalia-of-the-vast for more card ideas.

Looks like a great start, hope my comments were helpful

htfilm on Help with my first ever ...

3 months ago

Overall, I like the deck. Blood Baron of Vizkopa is one card you can take out. It seems a bit situational and in EDH it's unlikely that it will have the buff for long, if at all. Fate Forgotten is just a worse Forsake the Worldly, so that's an easy replacement. One problem I see in most first-time EDH lists is that people think "Oh, it's EDH so I can just shovel high manacost cards in the deck like Iv'e never heard of a curve!" You, thankfully, did not make that mistake. One thing I would add is more card draw. You could try Land Tax and Scroll Rack, or Wheel of Fortune but that's not very budget. Ambition's Cost and Ancient Craving are budget alternatives that work, and so are EDH staples Phyrexian Arena and Underworld Connections. Magus of the Wheel and Reforge the Soul are budget options for the wheel. To fit these in, try taking out Kindred Boon. Six mana to make one thing indestructible is not so good.

Yen24 on Edgar Markov and the vein drainers

4 months ago

Painful Truths and Ancient Craving are more efficient than Damnable Pact.

Enlightened Tutor can find Sol Ring, Skullclamp, and both halves of the Exquisite Blood/Sanguine Bond combo.

Shared Triumph is a 2-mana anthem for vampires only. I think Adaptive Automaton is also very good.

I also think Teferi's Protection is a bad card. Like so bad that Lapse of Certainty might even be better, and that's a pretty bad card too.

LukeEsperAckermans on Stopping Power!

4 months ago

Hey NV_1980.First of all, thank you for commenting on my deck. I really appreciate the feedback.Secondly, this looks like an AWESOME deck. When I started in commander my first deck was a Daxos the Returned deck and I loved it but unfortunately couldn't stick with it.I do have a few suggestion, however. Looking over your list I noticed that you didn't have any board wipes. I don't know what your playgroup is like but I know in mine it's essential to run at least a few. A great one I found for a deck like this is Extinguish All Hope. The amount of card draw in the deck also seems a bit scarce. In my experience you should be aiming for about 5-10 cards that can draw you cards, so maybe adding some cards like Ancient Craving, Greed or Necropotence may help. Also, if you are going heavy on the stax theme, you might like to consider painful quandry and maybe even Nevermore. I hope that this helps. :D

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