Costly Plunder


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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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

eyes2sky on Automatonic Galvotronic

6 days ago

Here's a few budget suggestions for you...Glassdust Hulk as an un-blockable beater. Chief of the Foundry and Foundry Inspector for reducing costs/pumping your artifacts. Costly Plunder for more draw and the artifact lands for more synergy: Ancient Den, Vault of Whispers and Seat of the Synod.

wombatman880 on Relentless Rats Pauper

6 days ago

Might be worth it to play Cabal Ritual, Unearth, Duress, and/or Altar's Reap/Costly Plunder for card draw or Devour Flesh for life and avoiding Echoing Truth issues. I've also seen the suggestion of Peat Bog which is great for the mono-color of this deck but it could be almost as good to just play a bounce land so that you don't lose it after two uses and splash a color with the slight disadvantage that it might be harder [but not much harder] to ensure you always have those two blacks for rats or gary.

Power-towershell on death by a thousand pinpricks

1 week ago

You could probably cut red and put in Costly Plunder for card draw and popping Servo Schematic and maybe some kill spells to replace the Abrade. I think that would keep the deck's theme a little bit more on target and help with the mana issues that might show up. Also Hidden Stockpile is a force to be reckoned with in B/W token decks for standard.

macthethird on B/W Zombie standard

1 week ago

I think the deck looks pretty good, I am just confused as to how you summon The Scarab God though, since I don't see any blue sources?

It is not necessarily a good idea to run a deck with only one blue manna symbol. It may not be a terrible idea to run more blue, playing esper instead of just black-white. Although running a second The Scarab God may be quite expensive, running a few blue creatures may not be a terrible idea, Spellweaver Eternal is a pretty good monster, and prowess is a fantastic mechanic.

Also, for what it does, Dark Nourishment is not really worth its high manna cost, it would almost be better to have a decent draw spell, either in black (Costly Plunder, which is also a great way to trigger Festering Mummy's effect); or in blue (Opt is a great/cheap draw spell, Hieroglyphic Illumination is a card that can be played early game for 1 or late game for four for the extra card draw).

For lands, to play esper, Drowned Catacomb is a good fit, especially for a blue splash, as you will almost always have a Swamp up.

I hope your deck building continues to go well, this is a pretty good list-- especially for your second deck!

Force_of_Willb on Black is the new Red

3 weeks ago

Like the deck Idea. Upvote from me.

How about Altar's Reap+Costly Plunder as a card draw instead of Night's Whisper or Sign in Blood.Upsides include instant speed, kills your death trigger creatures, no lose of life, and easier on manabase than double black.

Another good death trigger creature is Perilous Myr maybe instead of Pious Evangel (due to needing to flip) and is Athreos, God of Passage needed as a 4x of?

Alot of the manabase comes into play tapped, I would focus on dual lands that don't come into play tapped.

AUAIOMRN on Grixis Treasure Tokens

1 month ago

Fatal Push can kill Gleaming Barrier but also does a lot more. But if it's just about killing your own artifacts, these are some other options:
-Costly Plunder
- Makeshift Munitions
-Ravenous Intruder
-Syndicate Trafficker
-Defiant Salvager

Also a side note: Inspiring Statuary would effectively let you use treasures for mana without sacrificing them (so you can save them until Marionette Master comes out).

Limo on Thanks for the creatures!

1 month ago

Wow! Thank you for all of the advice! First of all I probably going to keep color scheme the same because Hidden Stockpile and start/finish work great. Yes I will put sweltering into the sideboard. I also Already with my deck in real life subbed in Costly Plunder instead of Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, So I'll make sure I change that here. I do like Dead Man's Chest though, It has proved very useful when my hand is running low. I don't have yahenni because he is expensive:( Im quite young and don't have much money. Ill probably get some soon though. same deal with Fatal Push. I'm trying to get more phoenix's as well. Sorry I'm not going to run energy. I have cast out in the sideboard for gods. Thank you for the advice I will always keep it in mind.

Gattison on Uncle Istvan | pEDH

1 month ago

KayneMarco: As a Pauper EDH deck, you can only use one uncommon creature as the Commander, and only commons in the 99. Unfortunately neither of those two cards were ever printed/released at common, so they wouldn't be legal. =)

As for the deck...

Echo Circlet & Vanguard's Shield for starters. Plus Cathar's Shield, Accorder's Shield also because you want to keep him untapped and able to block as well as attack. There're other vigilance enablers like True-Faith Censer, too.

Bone Saw & Bonesplitter because you don't really care about his Strength. Maybe even things like Unholy Strength and Predator's Gambit.

So I guess I'm thinking voltron. Which would include things like Bladed Pinions, maybe Flayer Husk and Sickleslicer.

Then of course Vault of Whispers and Darksteel Citadel to help justify that Cranial Plating you got there.

Costly Plunder + Ichor Wellspring / Mycosynth Wellspring.

Night's Whisper should be here. you might like Dash Hopes for late game security, but it's probably useless early on.

I'd also recommend a LOT of recursion/reanimation, that way you can just let your commander die, then get 'em back to avoid Commander-tax. Things like Macabre Waltz, Grim Discovery, etc.

Both Exalted creatures, too? Servant of Nefarox and Duty-Bound Dead.

I'm just tossing out ideas, so maybe something there can help get you started! =)

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