Costly Plunder


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Common

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Costly Plunder


As an additional cost to cast Costly Plunder, sacrifice an artifact or creature. Draw two cards.

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Costly Plunder Discussion

Christpunchers666 on I'll Teach Your Grandmother To SUCK EGGS!

6 days ago

multimedia Thanks bro I actually already have all of these cards and even had put a couple Costly Plunders and Vicious Offerings into the paper version of this deck. When I first made the deck I had Scrapheap Scrounger in it but decided to take it out but I'll give it a go and see how it does. I love that card, use it in many decks just don't like that it can't block. Thanks for your advice I feel like this deck just got even better.

multimedia on I'll Teach Your Grandmother To SUCK EGGS!

1 week ago

Hey, budget Scrapheap Scrounger and semi-budget Graveyard Marshal are two drops who have synergy with the strategy of sacrificing. Scrounger can be reanimated for the cost of exiling one other creature from your graveyard. Marshal can exile a creature from your graveyard to make a 2/2 Zombie.

Budget Vicious Offering and Costly Plunder are more two drops that are good with the sacrifice theme. Offering is a powerful instant removal spell with kicker. Draw two cards for two mana at instant speed for the cost of sacing one creature is also good. Supernatural Stamina is an instant speed effect to reanimate a creature and it also pumps the creature, good in combat as a trick. Great with Demon, reanimate it without having to sac a creature.

The best thing about all three of these cards: Offering, Stamina and Plunder is the instant speed. You can cast either of them and target any creature you control in response to your opponent killing that creature with removal or if the creature is dying in combat. When your opponent's removal spell goes on the stack targeting a creature you control you can response to it and cast any one of these spells. Sac the creature being targeted to be killed by your opponent, get value from that creature and then your opponent's removal spell fizzles from the stack.

Guero2017882 on Dimir Rat Colony

1 week ago

If your going to do blue. You should Try some draw power. Those rats will get wiped out by spot removal faster than you can draw into them. I like Opt you can also use, Chart a Course, Curious Obsession,which gives them a bit more on the defense plus draw. Daring Saboteur will already be unblockable due to the Tetsuko. Costly Plunder is good as a sac block draw. Infernal Scarring can help you beef up the rats and draw when they get killed off.Recover would be good for when they spot off your tetsuko....there's plenty of ways to do this but try these out and let me know how it goes!

DogKnight156 on

2 weeks ago

You have a LOT of copies of your legendaries. I wouldn't recommend that. 2 at most for each, especially because all of your creatures aside from Vona can be brought back with a bishop of rebirth. I'd also include some other kind of sacrifice outlet that you could find useful. As of now, Bontu is your only one. Vicious Offering is a super dope removal spell, you can sacrifice a creature to give a creature -5/-5.

If you use Tragic Poet in conjunction with Compulsory Rest then you have a reusable enchantment engine. Costly Plunder Gives you very good draw.

You COULD run History of Benalia, but in decks like these I typically prefer Rite of Belzenlok, because the final counter gives you a 6/6 sac outlet. And it's much cheaper ;).

Torgaar, Famine Incarnate is also a really sweet card to use.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on The Orc had Alchemist's Fire? Don't question loot!

2 weeks ago

This is hilarious. I really wanna come up with suggestions, but I have no ideas how to make it more fun. You could try some Costly Plunder, but besides, adding things here is hard. Definitely another awesome deck.

The_Cardinal on To sacrifice is to care

3 weeks ago

Hi ! I'm building a deck similar to this and I just wanted to mention that the Altar's Reap can now be replaced by Costly Plunder. Gl hf !

SynergyBuild on Athreos, and His Apostles

4 weeks ago

Hey, I will show you some lists that are considered competitive, like:

Food Chain Tazri

i hate all of you

Grixis Twin

Chain Veil Teferi

Walking Ball | Thrasios Ballista

Tana and Tymna Blood Pod - Primer

Melt Banana

Ad Nauseam Doomsday Zur

The above lists are all tier 1 lists, made by incredibly talented deckbuilders.

If you want this list to truely stand, up the ramp and card draw.

Examples of good ramp on no budget are like the following:

These cards can give incredible speed to a deck, and I am sure you can understand why. The below cards are still competitive, plenty run in addition to the above cards:

Onto card draw, with out a budget:

The above a powerful card draw, you can get a gold-bordered Scroll Rack copy for a lot cheaper. Below similarly will be budget varients, that still see competitive play:

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