Blessing of Leeches

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH 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
Betrayers of Kamigawa (BOK) Common

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Blessing of Leeches

Enchantment — Aura

Flash

Enchant creature

At the beginning of your upkeep, you lose 1 life.

(0): Regenerate enchanted creature.

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Blessing of Leeches Discussion

carpecanum on The Ballad of Mad Cap'n Tom

1 week ago

Play Death's Shadow once you get your boss out. (It's like $10 though)

You have to protect your boss from removal if you want him to get counters from all the creatures that die. Aspect of Mongoose, Blessing of Leeches but mostly a Whispersilk Cloak will protect him and let him use those counters without being chump blocked.

Reign of the Pit would give you a huge creature and your boss gets all the counters as well

You don't seem to have any mana heavy cards so I'd go down to about 35 lands, let the cards you replace go for card draw

SlaveToPhage on Xantcha Sleeper Agent

1 month ago

Blessing of Leeches > Medicine Bag

With flash, its a nice trick. Bag is over costed and taps to use.

figtoy on Xantcha shenanigans

1 month ago

Thanks for the insight, I would like to keep both Ob Nixilis because I like the cards too much, I will probably cut Inner Demon and Blessing of Leeches for Maze of Ith and Koskun Falls. I might also keep Blessing of Leeches because it just allows Xantcha, Sleeper Agent to survive through so much, anyways I will consider those cuts!

Disjtujboxv on Xantcha shenanigans

1 month ago

Inner Demon, Blessing of Leeches, Ob Nixilis, Unshackled, and Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath all jump out to me as either too specific or not really adding to your game plan. I would then throw in Maze of Ith, Koskun Falls, and a couple of basic lands. I think ur artifact ramp amount is just right.

10_lands_in_a_row on Bad Froggy

4 months ago

Whispersilk Cloak & Bladed Pinions & Cranial Plating!!! & Executioner's Hood & Vorrac Battlehorns

Dece equips that boost power like Bonesplitter & Darksteel Axe & Vulshok Morningstar

Rite of Consumption DOME 'EM

Phyresis

Howl from Beyond & Shade's Form

Blessing of Leeches & Butcher's Glee & Skeletal Grimace & Unhallowed Pact & Supernatural Stamina (Regenerate is generally great, especially when repeatable)

Slagwurm Armor if you want Yargle to be a 9/9 for the memes

Something to consider might actually be mono-black control with Yargle as a finisher. Maybe I'm wrong and you could just outspeed people with Yargle's IMMENSE POWER but I think he's a bit too high cmc in colours that don't necessarily allow for much evasion/protection to just get in ASAP. Typical mono B control stuff looks like this:

Corrupt + Gray Merchant of Asphodel + Pestilence + Crypt Rats + Evincar's Justice

Feel free to disagree tho, 2 swings and Yargle kills someone without any buffs in PDH which is pretty DANK. Just going all in on evasion could probably just do it in some metas. Fear & Intimidate are available in black plentifully to boot. Sleeper's Guile & Traitor's Clutch.

Happy brewing, looking forward to see what you make of it!

Darthagnon on How does Horobi, Death's Wail ...

5 months ago

I was wondering, what happens in the following situations?

SaltySpecula on zur voltron

7 months ago

Not bad! May want to change to EDH type and you have to add your landbase. I'd suggest 36 lands, so you'll need to cut a few others.

I'd also suggest some extra support cards, specifically Retether and Three Dreams.

3 or less CMC value cards to consider ( not auto-includes, just value to consider )

Blessing of Leeches lose 1 life on your upkeep, unlimited regenerate creature. Too powerful not to include.

Asha's Favor Vigilance, First Strike

Aspect of Gorgon +1/+3 and Deathtouch

Cartouche of Ambition Lifelink and a -1/-1 counter on a creature of your choice.

Awesome Presence Offensive version of Propaganda.

Cho-Manno's Blessing Protection from colour of choice. Good for preventing damage and becoming unblockable.

Chromatic Armor Protection from colours of choice on the fly for mana.

Cloak of Mists Unblockable

Crab Umbra Pay 3 mana to untap Zur and it has totem armor.

Curiosity Draw cards when Zur deals any damage.

Daily Regimen 2 mana to put a permanent +1/+1 counter on creature as many times as you want.

Daybreak Coronet Bit more expensive, but 2 mana, +3/+3 first strike, vigilance and lifelink.

False Demise Cheat death once.

Glistening Oil infect for 2 mana.

Infinite Authority punishes opponents and rewards you with +1/+1 counters if they attack or block you.

Invisibility unblockable

Kithkin Armor 1 mana unblockable by power 3 or greater and sac the aura for prevention of damage to zur from one source

Pemmin's Aura On demand 1 mana shroud for turn and 1 mana to untap zur

Pretender's Claim tap down all lands defending player controlls

The 5 scarabs Red Scarab Blue Scarab Black Scarab Green Scarab White Scarab

Sadistic Glee +1/+1 counter every time any creature dies.

Shade's Form Pay 1 black as many times as you want to give creature +1/+1 until end of turn and when creature dies, return it to the battlefield under your control.

Skeletal Grimace +1/+1 and pay 1 black to regenerate this creature.

Sleeper's Robe Fear and draw a card when you deal combat damage

Strange Augmentation +1/+1 base, potentially +3/+3 for one mana if you have a few different types of cards in your graveyard.

Sultai Runemark +2/+2 deathtouch

Traveler's Cloak Draw a card and Zur gets landwalk for a land type of your choice.

Triclopean Sight Untaps Zur, gives him +1/+1 and vigilance.

Unholy Strength 1 mana +2/+1

auto-includes:Pariah Save's your ass. Pair with indestructability to ignore damage.

Auramancer's Guise +2/+2 for each enchantment. Very overpowered.

Entangler Zur can block all the creatures.

Righteous Authority Esper has +1/+1 buff problems. This will buff Zur significantly and give you additional card draw. With blue and black in your arsenal, card draw shouldn't be a problem.

Sage's Reverie Big +1/+1 buff and big card draw. Play late to mid game to turn Zur from a wimp into one shot killer.

Coward_Token on Grixis!Zedruu

7 months ago

(I would add a proper community card but that feature seems to be malfunctioning right now.)

Farly straightforward, this card would mostly be Zedruu the Greathearted (although a different character, not simply her gone evil or something) with a casting cost of and an activation cost of . In EDH, this could lead to some fun usage of cards like the following:

(I realize you can basically already do this with any Grixis commander + e.g. Bazaar Trader, but that's a bit less straightforward.)

I'm unsure what would be suitable for its upkeep ability. Just copying Zedruu's straight off isn't too inappropriate, as drawing is certainly associated with black and life gain isn't too far out either, but that's kinda boring. Replacing the life gain with something negative towards opponents like milling, discard or plain life loss proportional to the amount of gifted permanent could be one option that's more in line with the color change (thought the negative effects would probably targeted in order to preserve some political potential). Putting a +1/+1 counter per gift on Zedruu the Grixishearted to take advantage of commander damage could also work (especially when combined with auras like Herald of Torment), in which case you could also change power/toughness from the original's 2/4 to 4/2 to signal greater aggression.

For the sake of flavor its subtype would be Horse Djinn, with the artwork depicting a djinn with a mare's head, wearing a mouth-covering veil.

Feedback would be welcome, especially on ways to make Grixis!Zedruu more distinct from the original while still fulfilling the basic function of giving out torturous black cards, in addition to the blue and red ones they both share.

(A version containing green could also be made for the sake of giving that color a chance to show off its painful cards, in which case the creature in question should probably have monkey paws.)

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