Child of Alara


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
From the Vault: Annihilation (V14) Mythic Rare
Conflux (CON) Mythic Rare

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Child of Alara

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When Child of Alara dies, destroy all nonland permanents. They can't be regenerated.

Child of Alara Discussion

Rambolicious_0 on (help please!) I'm Not Good At Naming Decks #1

4 days ago

pdharr Child of Alara is just a placeholder for a commander. Kaervek the Merciless is one I considered, as well as Xantcha, Sleeper Agent .

DrkNinja on Five Color Gates

3 weeks ago

Well first lets start with a 5c Commander...

You could do Child of Alara , Progenitus , The Ur-Dragon , Najeela, the Blade-Blossom , or my personal favorite Jodah, Archmage Eternal that way you can play silly big stuff for 5c.

Next we need some mana fixing on your part so you're going to need Chromatic Lantern , Coalition Relic , and Commander's Sphere for sure. I'd suggest a Cultivate , Kodama's Reach , Sylvan Scrying , Tempt with Discovery , Crop Rotation , Hour of Promise , Scapeshift , and Expedition Map these will help you fetch gates and basics to get your lands right.

Next I think you have a few cards in here that just aren't good enough, sure they have interations with gates, but... Garrison Seargant is really bad when compared to something like Azusa, Lost but Seeking or Oracle of Mul Daya . Your goal should be to draw cards and get as many land plays as this game will allow you! So I'd make some cuts to some of the low value cards.

This is the last thing for this comment at least, you need EDH staples! Rhystic Study , Teferi's Protection , Vandalblast , Vedalken Orrery , Cyclonic Rift , Eternal Witness , Merciless Eviction , Anguished Unmaking , Demonic Tutor , Toxic Deluge , and Beast Within ! Oh and Lightning Greaves for that sneaky ram!

I don't want to tell you how to build your deck so I'm just giving you cards to consider and kinda helping you get your gameplan together. But you're always free to ask for more help or cut suggestions or whatever. Your game plan should be as I said earlier, draw cards and get as many land plays as this game will allow you! Also Lord Windgrace .

FadingReality on God Engine

1 month ago

You are probably aware, but Child of Alara is an amazing commander for use with the gods. Since the majority of the gods are indestructible, Child essentially allows for repeated, one-sided board wipes. Cool deck to be sure tho. +1 from me.

The_Fallen_Duke on Thopter Bitch

1 month ago

It seems rather tricky to make work a deck with quite high average CMC and a manabase of mostly EtBT lands, but if you're managing that, chapeau for pulling that off.

As for the reliance on Child of Alara 's triggered ability, my own experience (I also have a deck running it as commander) is that opponents are often able to take care of it without having it hit the graveyard (bounced back, exiled, turned into a land/insect/frog or neutralized via other enchantment, stifled after being killed, etc.), so our relatively hard to cast friend ends up being less of a threat than what we hoped for.

But there are definitely some big, flashy, fun creatures in the deck, this for sure cannot be denied!

triproberts12 on Help Me Find A Fit

1 month ago

I think you should try out either Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind or Niv-Mizzet, Parun . Both tend to control the board until they can win with either Curiosity or Ophidian Eye . OG Niv is easier on a budget mana base, but paying more for new miv might be preferable for you if you're okay not turbo'ing him out and playing a slower game. Mizzix of the Izmagnus is also very combo-y if you're into Izzet. If you want to go Temur, Animar, Soul of Elements is typically build as a combo deck using Ancestral Statue to go infinite, and the popular Animorphs build is very budget friendly and lends itself well to the Pickles Lock combo of Brine Elemental + Vesuvan Shapeshifter . The Gates deck is a control deck that wins with your favorite one-card combo, Scapeshift . It's a one-trick pony, but if you're into it, I would build it with Child of Alara at the helm. Riku of Two Reflections might be for you if you just want all the value until you can find whatever wincon you like. Finally, if it's the rampy, storm bit you like about Nic Fit and Scapeshift, I love my Tatyova, Benthic Druid druid tribal deck. Chaining land ramp and drawing cards feels very stormy, even more so when going off with Gilt-Leaf Archdruid , Guardian Project , or Beast Whisperer with Seton, Krosan Protector , Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx , Stone-Seeder Hierophant , or Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip.

DrukenReaps on Looking at doing 5-color aristocrats

1 month ago

Thanks for your thoughts guys. I know 2 or 3 colors is easier to do but I like weird and have a hard time settling on stuff.

I'm going to go ahead with the Child of Alara idea.

DerektheRed on Looking at doing 5-color aristocrats

1 month ago

I'm intrigued by the Child of Alara build. Mass destruction in a deck where most permanents have a death trigger; then pull everything back into play! In addition to Dark Realms, there's Cauldron of Souls , Faith's Reward , and tons of targeted spells that do "when this creature dies, return it to play/hand"

IDK if there are actually enough of those type of cards to make it work, but it'd be awesome if you pulled it off.

(even just as a 'normal' aristocrats deck, it'd be fun to have all 5 colors and the threat of blowing up everything)

DrukenReaps on Looking at doing 5-color aristocrats

1 month ago

And I think I'm looking at Atogatog , Child of Alara , Horde of Notions , or Reaper King . I know Orzhov or Golgari would be more streamlined but I'm doing all colors so that people can taste the pain-bow :P

Horde of Notions is somewhat limited being so focused on elementals. That is however a creature type that comes out in almost every set. This is an example of how that deck might look Endless Notions. Being able to instantly have some of those ETBs could make for some interesting plays.

Reaper King seems like the most restrictive to build around as I would be trying to abuse his interaction with scarecrows. Sadly most of those creatures are mediocre... It is being considered only because I like how he looks.

Atogatog comes with about 10 atogs that all act as sac outlets allowing the rest of the deck to be aristocrat value stuff. Might be the oddest choice as aristocrats is really creatures that die for value and this would be everything dies for value.

Child of Alara is an interesting thought... She acts as a mass sac outlet and kills my opponents stuff off at the same time. A little hard to abuse in this kind of deck but sac her with Viscera Seer let everything die triggering Zulaport Cutthroat and then bring it all back with Rise of the Dark Realms . Also this is the one that allows the most freedom in design.

Any thoughts or suggestions for 5-color aristocrats from y'all?

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