Costly Plunder

Costly Plunder

Instant

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

Draw two cards.

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Set Rarity
Double Masters (2XM) Common
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Common
Ixalan (XLN) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Limited Legal
Arena Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Pauper Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal
Custom Legal
Legacy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Pioneer Legal

Costly Plunder occurrence in decks from the last year

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Costly Plunder Discussion

AzulTennin on Budget Treasure go wide

20 hours ago

Feed the Swarm is pretty cheap and versatile removal to consider. Fact or Fiction or Read the Bones or even Altar's Reap might also be nice as it seems card draw might be a bit weak Thoughtcast is even better I bet with the Treasure synergies. Murder or Doom Blade or Tragic Slip or Price of Fame or Defile or Cast Down or Drag to the Underworld might also be nice to deal with enemy threats or blockers. Force of Despair is another good cheap effect that can help push through for attacks. Costly Plunder turns a treasure into cards which is nice and on theme. Profane Command is also surprisingly cheap for the versatility. Damnable Pact is neat as you can target an opponent to deal lethal or yourself to draw. Cranial Plating is a pretty awesome equipment with treasure too. Armix, Filigree Thrasher although not a pirate, has a cool synergy with treasures. AEtherize is a neat wrath effect that is cheap. Memory Lapse and Unsubstantiate is a counterspell that feels less controlling since they keep the card. Tolarian Winds is a one sided Windfall which is interesting. Thassa's Intervention is another potential counterspell that doesn't feel so controlling. Distant Melody is also probably a great card given all the Pirates. Merchant's Dockhand interacts nicely with Treasures.

hmhlund on Keskit and Toggo

1 week ago

After looking again - drain with Nadier's Nightblade, and draw Cards with Costly Plunder, Reprocess, and God-Eternal Bontu!

owenger on Blood Death Knight

3 weeks ago

Spark Harvest makes a bit more sense than Bone Splinters, as does Village Rites instead of Costly Plunder you don't have any artifacts anyways. Or am I missing something?

Gattison on Bender Bending Rodriguez (Sr.)

1 month ago

Magmastorm: Nice, thanks! Your assessment of Bloodbriar's weakness are pretty spot on, in addition to the fact that "Brian" (as our little playgroup refers to him) can't actually win a game on his own. He needs trample, or pro-color, or unblockable, or Fling or something else in combination with it to actually close out a game. Regardless, I enjoy building around and playing the card, so I keep doing it.

It honestly comes down to the fact that we liked sacrifice themed decks, and Bloodbriar inspired us to build a whole crapload of them. I feel like in a lot of my Brian decks, he could be taken out, replaced with something more synergetic with everything else and the deck could be made better... but that's not the point. The point is I want to play this weird-ass, off-color, "sacrifice-tribal" enabler card and see how big I get it and how fast. XP :D

But an Atog and Brian deck sounds cool. Maybe Fling em both? If you do make it, definitely let me see it. =D

I just swapped Hunger of the Howlpack out for Burst of Strength, actually. However I've now realized that Costly Plunder is the only way I can crack Ichor Wellspring for that second card, so... looks like I found a spot for Hunger, again! Thanks a lot!

mobizque on Artificial Dark Chocolate

1 month ago

How about Village Rites over Costly Plunder? Save a Mana.

Apollo_Paladin on

2 months ago

In response to your question about card draws:

Night's Whisper is probably the best card draw option you can get for a dual-color deck with Black. There's Sign in Blood as well, but that requires 2 Black to cast.

If you don't mind (or want to work in synergy with) a sacrifice mechanic, there's other options there as well including (not limited to): Altar's Reap, Bankrupt in Blood, Costly Plunder

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