Children of Korlis


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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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Time Spiral (TSP) Common

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Children of Korlis

Creature — Human Rebel Cleric

Sacrifice Children of Korlis: You gain life equal to the life you've lost this turn. (Damage causes loss of life.)

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Children of Korlis Discussion

hyperlocke on Do Multiple Children of Korlis ...

1 month ago

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Children of Korlis

For many questions, it's worth looking at the Gatherer rulings for the cards, because your questions might have been already answered.

You can find them for example on the official Wizards Gatherer or on

9/25/2006: The life you gain is based on the total of all changes where your life total went down during the turn, not the net downward change. So if you lose 5 life, gain 3 life, and then lose 2 more life before activating this ability, the ability causes you gain 7 life, not 4.

So you're right, it's A.

LeaPlath on Tell me about legacy

1 month ago

So, right now the most dominant decks in Legacy are:

Grixis Delver/Grixis Control


Show and Tell

Eldrazi Stompy

Death and Taxes

UW Stoneblade

For reanimator there are like 3 varients of it that are any good.

You have UB Reanimator, which gets some nice stuff in counterspells, card selection to try and make a dude and protect it hard. It plays a tempo game I've seen described as similar to Giest decks. Out the side you also get Show and Tell.

BR Reanimator is the king at the moment. Forgoing the selection for better disruption (8 discard spells), better reanimator targets (sire of insanity) and faster mana Chrome Mox often gets a shout) it is a faster version of the deck, but it relies on Chancellor of the Annex to protect itself and its speed to win a lot more where UB can sculpt a hand then go off.

There is also TinFins, a Griselbrand reanimator deck that aims to make Griselbrand, attack once thanks you Goryo's Vengeance, then combo off with him and Children of Korlis to storm off and win on turn 1.

In that style of graveyard deck that is also Zombardment, a lower tier deck that uses recurring creatures and Goblin Bombardment in Mardu or Mardu-Blue colours. Show and Tell which does the "make a fatty" a little more efficiently than reanimator that can also be a mono-blue Omniscience version with a combo win.

Also the going past 5 turn thing isn't weird. Legacy is characterized as having lightning fast decks by people but often the combo decks will sit there sculpting a hand and protecting themselves by going for your hand before they go off, or having powerful grindy decks like Grixis or Czech Pile.

aaronichi on Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim of Healing Pain

2 months ago

Oooh... Genesis Chamber is nasty. I like that. I like it a lot. Step 1: Pump everyone's board up. Step 2: Get the Aristocrats style cards out. Step 3: Board wipe. Step 4: Profit!

Where has Unexpectedly Absent been all my life? Oh, right, I rarely play white... Next to exile, best single target removal effect, right here.

Children of Korlis could be a serious cherry on top of things. Love it.

I'm adding all of these. Thanks for the suggestions.

Emzed on Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim of Healing Pain

2 months ago

Quite a lot of cards in your deck synergize nicely with Genesis Chamber. I think it would make a great addition.
Unexpectedly Absent is one of the best removal spells in EDH - just wait until an opponent uses a search effect (Cultivate, Green Sun's Zenith, Demonic Tutor etc) and respond with that to get rid of whatever you want to remove. It's much better than Mortify.
Since you have a couple of cards that you can pay a lot of life to (Toxic Deluge, Phyrexian Processor), as well as life gain doubling effects (Rhox Faithmender), I believe Children of Korlis could be really powerful in your list.

lithium142 on Best Budget <50

2 months ago

I started a whole series on this. mono green is the easiest way to go. however there are several combo decks (see Children of Korlis combo, and Monastery Swiftspear suicide red) thatcan be built for cheap as well.

Myself and a couple others have put together control lists that can be good on a budget. I made a devastating u/w bounce list that my gf won fnm with; abusing Reflector Mage style abilities. There are also several ways you can play aggro. stompy is probably the most competitive you'll get without spending a lot, but you're likely looking at <100 rather than <50 for it. That said, there is an incredible W/B tokens deck on this site that can be built for pennies. I've seen some good mono blue illusions techs out there, and even some relatively cheap burn decks. I built a <$20 mono red deck for somebody about a year ago.


Korlis life drain combo

Swiftspear combo this is the best one I could find that is still legal. most of the techs for this have Gitaxian Probe which has since been banned.

U/W control (intro series) ~ this deck is brutal. if you're interested in blue control, this deck is an excellent place to start in modern.

B/W tokens: budget ~ this man is basically the modern tokens aficionado on this site. This one is a little out of budget for you, but it has links to a both his competitive version, and his hyper budget version. so i figured it'd be the most useful to you.

Mono-blue illusions

I hope this is helpful, and here's another thing you could check out: The Cheap Deck Club.

best of luck, and if there's a particular kind of deck you're interested in, id be more than happy to help you tech it

Homelessguy on stormy sELFvala on a budget

2 months ago

What about Children of Korlis nice interaction with Aetherflux Reservoir.

If you have the mana to cast Eternal Witness and play Children of Korlis again you can kill off at least 3 opponents.

You can also use Rhox Faithmender over Eternal Witness.

Tyrant-Thanatos on Breaking Necropotence

3 months ago

No, Paying life doesn't cause damage, but Children of Korlis doesn't say "you gain life equal to the damage dealt to you this turn" "Damage causes loss of life" is reminder text that damage also causes loss of life, among other things.

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