Child of Alara


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels 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 Mythic Rare
Conflux 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.

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Child of Alara Discussion

KeelHaul10 on Horde of Notions: Tribe of Elementals

8 hours ago

+1 From me, mate! This deck looks baller. Although, boardwipes look lacking. Does Child of Alara do anything for you? If you're looking for mana fixing, may I recommend Pulse of Llanowar and Joiner Adept? since you run 5 colors, maybe sunburst would appeal to you? Suncrusher (My personal favorite, but maybe not viable in this deck)?

To make room, may I suggest cutting Rhystic Study? Before everyone goes apesh!t let me reason: It draws a lot of hate, and since you're behind in terms of taplands, perhaps drawing attention to yourself while being behind aint a great thing, but the two could cancel out.

And finally, you just might need a good old wall. Wall of Fire, Wall of Ice, Moaning Wall. something to prevent you taking damage or making really unfavorable trades. Beautiful deck, may you acquire the shock lands easily and cheaply.

Or if you're playgroup/LGS is cool with it, just make foil alternate art proxies via printer and Scribus.

Kneyo on Om_nom_nath

4 days ago

Frank_Glascock: Here's the updated version of what I'm running right now. I really want to proxy a Sensei's Divining Top and a Phyrexian Altar and just see how well it works. The Constant Mists and Heroic Intervention are new and I haven't tested them yet. A guy in my group plays a Child of Alara edh deck and I find myself wishing I could protect Omnath for just one more turn until he can go off. Otherwise, the Arcane Lighthouse and Homeward Path are strictly for my meta. To answer your previous question about Shaman of Forgotten Ways, I've won using him more than I thought I would. Turns out it's really nice to drop him late game, Biorhythm, and just sack a couple elementals for the win. He fills the 4 quadrants nicely. But otherwise, I'm just slowly trying to buy the other pieces for this deck like Azusa, Lost but Seeking, Oracle of Mul Daya, Lotus Cobra, etc. Also, thanks for the +1!

TheRealAdam on Don't Make a God Angry

1 week ago

Consider having Child of Alara as your commander, then play cards that let you freely sacrifice it so that you can blow up the field while all your gods are indestructible.

creepingcosmos on Embalm eternalize modular gold

1 week ago

I feel like Gaea's Cradle would work well with Parallel Evolution and personally I like this deck but I'd run Child of Alara as commander.

PlattBonnay on Child's Eternal Garden

2 weeks ago

bipyridine - Because, like Burgeoning, it enables some explosive starts and becomes very difficult to maintain in the late game. I dont want too many cards like that.

SaifurCommander - I do have creature recursion in Volrath's Stronghold, and nondiscriminatory recursion in Regrowth and Eternal Witness. Since this is a Child of Alara deck, I have tried to limit the number of non-land permanents that need to stick around to get value. The edicts are pretty underwhelming in this deck, since when Child dies, it takes everything with it.

Buufreak on Korona's God Party

3 weeks ago

Likewise, I have a 5 color god deck, but it uses Child of Alara. Feel free to take inspiration!

JoeyShade on How to Lose Friends and Infuriate People.. for $70

1 month ago

I built this deck and it is sooo much fun to play! Completely dominates 1v1 and infuriates my friends when I recur Child of Alara from my graveyard and prevent the Commander recast penalty. I've played it 3 times and one once from Commander damage and twice from Maze's End. Great Build! Recommend this super budget friendly deck to anyone that needs to knock a player in your playgroup down a peg or two when they get too big for their britches

SaltySpecula on Brainstorming win cons for 5c ...

1 month ago

I actually made this deck before. Went pure land ramp Maze's End with Child of Alara and Door to Nothingness. It works surprisingly well. If you're doing Maze's End though, make sure you put in Diabolic Revelation and Tempt with Discovery. Mid game, it will let you tutor and potentially play all your remaining gates at once. Also, don't forget Amulet of Vigor! Maze's End and Guild Gates coming in untapped significantly speeds up your win con.

This is mine:

End of the Maze

I'm considering changing the Commander with the new upcoming 2017 Commander release to Ramos, Dragon Engine

He gives you the exact mana needed for Door to Nothingness. It was meant to be. ;)

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