Benevolent Offering

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare

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Tokens

Benevolent Offering

Instant

Choose an opponent. You and that player each put three 1/1 white Spirit creature tokens with flying onto the battlefield.

Choose an opponent. You gain 2 life for each creature you control and that player gains 2 life for each creature he or she controls.

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Benevolent Offering Discussion

ZendikariWol on I sold my soul to the devil...

1 month ago

Oh? Then if you want to make it a life deck, I'd encourage you to take a look at Karlov of the Pings. It's a life gain deck of mine, has a lot of great stuff. However it should be noted that to truly break Krav's ability there should be some token producers too.

Benevolent Offering can win you some friends on the table. Brimaz, King of Oreskos is a powerhouse. Captain's Claws can be equipped to Regna. Cenn's Enlistment can get rid of garbage lands. Doomed Traveler is a generally great card. Entreat the Angels is awesome. Ghoulcaller Gisa is oddly both a sac outlet AND token producer. Hero of Bladehold is a legend. Hidden Stockpile is honestly pretty good. Hoofprints of the Stag and Krav work great together. Hunted Witness is a slightly worse Doomed Traveler, Icatian Crier is a great way to pitch lands. Legion's Landing  Flip is a nice one-drop and a permanent source in the late game. Leonin Warleader is nice. Lingering Souls is a classic. Militia's Pride, along with all these other cards, makes me wonder if attack-based tokens is a viable modern strategy. Mobilization is great if the game gets stagnant. Monastery Mentor is soooo good. Necromancer's Covenant is insane against aristocrats. Ogre Slumlord is a great rattlesnake and honestly the freaking best. Ophiomancer isn't quite as good, but still nice. Patrol Signaler- again with the attackers! Pawn of Ulamog could also be a great mana source, in the same vein as Sifter of Skulls. Promise of Bunrei seems really good. Quest for the Gravelord is a good thicc boi. Raise the Alarm is actually pretty underrated. Regal Bloodlord is great here. Sacred Mesa is great, and very repeatable. Smothering Abomination would be devastating here. Sengir Autocrat is 4 sac targets. Skirsdag High Priest can make some thicc bois. Sorin, Lord of Innistrad and Sorin, Grim Nemesis are both perfect for this deck. Twilight Drover is also freaking amazing. Wingmate Roc is, once again, practically designed to be played here!

stellarstormtrooper66 on Tey is cray

1 month 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.

ManaChrome on List of EDH Group Hug Cards

5 months ago

A favorite cycle of mine is the group-hug "Offering" cycle! They're the cards Benevolent Offering, Intellectual Offering, Infernal Offering, Volcanic Offering, and Sylvan Offering!

ShreddedByCrows on Firesong and Sunspeaker

6 months ago

My bad, I misread Assemble the Legion. But you can run, in the same idea, Alliance of Arms (which would be tons of fun ) and Benevolent Offering. It synergizes well with Past in Flames.

The last cool card I forgot is Mana Flare. It will bait your opponent's tread (if they don't already know what kind of deckbuilding you're into) and gives you a pretty damn effective ramp effect!

Angel_Zero on I am the Senate

7 months ago

I would recommend Death or Glory, Diabolic Tutor for the art and flavor, same for Dark Tutelage. maybe these could be fun politics in multiplayer: Intellectual Offering, Benevolent Offering, Infernal Offering. Head Games and Jester's Mask make for great political cards as they can help or hinder. Choice of Damnations could be fun even if it isn't that strong.

Tardigrade_Cain on

7 months ago

Scion_of_Darkness Thank you for that, will make sure to correct it immediately!

Problem is we have relatively few creatures on our side of the board, so Congregate is strictly bad in many mashups such as storm. However it is a good sideboard card against 8-whack and any other aggro decks, so that is an instant include in the sideboard.

Wall of Limbs problem with this is that if we ever end up gaining life, it is only to stall until the late game, which we dont usually want due to the lack of card draw, not to mention our turn three is almost always going to be Tainted Remedy

I like Benevolent Offering and I'll put it in the maybeboard for kitchen table players, considering I'm still kind of one of them.

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