Costly Plunder

Legality

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

Instant

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

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Costly Plunder Discussion

Shliken on Immortality at a price

1 day ago

I use Kari Zev's Expertise a lot and I've been told the trigger needs to be immediate, but I'm certainly no judge. One card I'd recommend would be Fling, just in case you don't have any Costly Plunder in hand or if you're looking for more damage! Either way, I love the deck, great job!

Gattison on eyes2sky

1 week ago

Horrifying Revelations, Adventurous Impulse, Costly Plunder, please. 4-8 of each if you can

maybe Bioshift & Commune with Nature also, if you see any.

Augustisthebest on flinging famine

1 week ago

If you are going to use Fungal Infection then you should probably use it to replace Festering Mummy instead, I use Festering Mummy because the creature can come out before the -1/-1 counter and I can kill it and put on a creature at any moment with Costly Plunder, but you could use Fungal Infection if you want

ZorrosRage on BW Aristocrats

3 weeks ago

Makes sense. What about Costly Plunder for flavor and draw?

polity4life on Artifact Midrange

3 weeks ago

I have a similar deck. I found Costly Plunder to be really helpful, especially with Scrap Trawler out.

I wasn't really enamored with Metallic Mimic. It felt really bad to draw and play too often in my experience. I decided to give Heart of Kiran and Herald of Anguish main-board play.

As an aside, where is Inventors' Fair?

WargRave on Rats all the way down

4 weeks ago

Needs more Rat Colony

With only 6 Relentless Rats you need half of your total number on the battlefield to even make them 4/4s. Most of the time they will be 3 mana 2/2s. You need a critical mass of Relentless Rats--at least 20. If you want to dedicate only a small portion of your deck to the Relentless effect, then Rat Colony is much better; unlike Relentless Rats it benefits from any rat you control, including Marrow-Gnawer's tokens. Pack Rat is also superior if you have many non-Relentless Rats.

Rat Colony is strictly better than Swarm of Rats. It's also generally better than Bog Rats, Carrion Rats, Muck Rats, Nezumi Cutthroat (fear isn't worth a large power loss and "can't block", especially when Marrow-Gnawer provides fear), Pestilence Rats (Rat Colony gets +2/-2 under most conditions and costs 1 less), and Earsplitting Rats (not enough graveyard/discard synergies).

Other suggestions

Tormod's Crypt -> Nihil Spellbomb, Bojuka Bog. You can run Crypt in addition if needed, but I would use these first.

Kitesail -> Bladed Pinions, Fleetfeather Sandals.

Geth's Grimoire -> remove. Only four or so cards in this deck actually cause an opponent to discard. Since you're running Ancient Craving, might as well slot in Ambition's Cost as well.

Nightmare Lash -> Lashwrithe. Or just run both, but Lashwrithe first.

Sword of the Paruns -> Bad Moon, Adaptive Automaton, Hall of Triumph, Vanquisher's Banner, and Obelisk of Urd are all more mana efficient and consistent ways to pump your rats.

Altar's Reap -> Costly Plunder, Night's Whisper, Sign in Blood.

I'm not sure how Shriveling Rot serves the deck.

There are two Cabal Strongholds, so one needs to come out. Cycling lands--Barren Moor, Polluted Mire, and Desert of the Glorified--hedge against land-heavy draws. Some cheap utility/value lands like Zhalfirin Void, Encroaching Wastes, Mystifying Maze, or Temple of the False God might be good over some number of Swamps too.

Phyrexian Tribute -> Scour from Existence, Unstable Obelisk. I know black is bad with artifacts, but there is a reason Phyrexian Tribute is in 55 edh decks, and the other two are in over 5000 each, and it isn't just color restriction. They cover all five permanent types instead of just one, including the equally hard-for-black enchantments. Requiring two creatures to sacrifice, Phyrexian Tribute isn't even always easier to cast, and it's effect is far less flexible.

Speaking of Unstable Obelisk, more mana ramp would be prudent, like Wayfarer's Bauble, Mind Stone, and Commander's Sphere. Bontu's Monument isn't Jet Medallion, but is still worthwhile with 27 creatures.

I don't think there are enough graveyard synergies to make Living Death appropriate.

Night Dealings is slow, does nothing if the battlefield isn't somewhat favorable, can potentially get removed, makes you reveal, and can't get lands. Razaketh's Rite and Mastermind's Acquisition tutor with no fuss. If you want slow, multi-card tutoring, Diabolic Revelation, Demonic Collusion, and Increasing Ambition are reliable options. Although none feature Nezumi in their art.

Curse of Death's Hold is a bit narrow for multiplayer; I'd prefer Ascendant Evincar which will hit more enemy creatures overall while buffing your own and being a 3/3 flier.

EDedan on Pauper Cards in Dominaria

4 weeks ago

Snogglesworth Maybe a sacrifice Artifact themed deck with...

Ichor Wellspring, Defiant Salvager, Disciple of the Vault, Costly Plunder

or maybe "play many Artifacts" and use...

Golem Foundry, Bleak Coven Vampires Glaze Fiend

maybe this could work with Cabal Paladin

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