Debt to the Deathless


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragon's Maze (DGM) Uncommon

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Debt to the Deathless


Each opponent loses two times X life. You gain life equal to the life lost this way.

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Debt to the Deathless Discussion

Temur_Frontier on Licia, the Voltron Succubus

4 days ago

I second Debt to the Deathless as it pushes you way ahead of your opponents. Plus, it's my favorite art in the game tbh

Darkshadow327 on Licia, the Voltron Succubus

4 days ago

Debt to the Deathless is awesome in these kind of decks. It's like Exsanguinate but can drain for much more life.

Darkshadow327 on Degenerate Designs

1 week ago

I seriously have no idea what to suggest to make this deck better, it seems really good as it is. Maybe Debt to the Deathless as a alternate win con? I'm just grasping at straws here, you obviously don't need a guy who's only been playing MTG for 1 year to give you suggestions on this deck.

Best of luck! (Love the partner pair BTW)

superhuman21 on Oloro, Ageless Ascetic

1 week ago

Ok keithallenlaw I'll attempt to justify what I'd do.
Cards to Remove:
-Gray Merchant of Asphodel: This card is expensive and the ETB is the only highlight of it. Without reanimating it or cloning this isn't worth the slow IMO.
-Skirge Familiar: The ability of this card is counterproductive. You have a huge amount of mana stones, so 1 blk mana isn't ideal for the cost of a card which you don't want to discard.
-Thran Turbine: At the surface this looks ok, but there are alot of mana rocks already and you could be doing other things.
-Ajani's Pridemate:It sounds good but you're just not doing a lot of protection or focus on counters. There are better options for the slow.

-Psychosis Crawler: for 5 this is a gamble that you'll have cards in your hand to make it worth while. This is better in a blue deck with a large hand.

Cards to Consider Filling Space:
-Vampire Nighthawk: A staple in lifegain orzhova decks. a flying/deathtouch/lifelink for 3 is a steal.
-Test of Endurance or Felidar Sovereign: Obvious alt win-cons in a lifegain deck.
-Ivory Cup: This works with ANYONE playing a white spell. the 1life you gain for 1 can help you trigger lifegain combos which are important.
-Tablet of the Guilds: An overlooked 2 drop. You can easily start gaining life with this and use it to help activate/chain your lifegain combos.
-Debt to the Deathless: this can be very fatal if someone doesn't counter it.
-Lightning Greaves, Whispersilk Cloak, Swiftfoot Boots are all good to help protect your important creatures like drogskol and oloro, etc.
-Wrath of God, Nevinyrral's Disk, Planar Cleansing:Board wipes care great and can help you out in a pinch if you tutor for them.
-Kambal, Consul of Allocation: If you had to pick another commander for a deck it is this guy.
-Ephara, God of the Polis: This god is a great drop price. He also can allow you to get card draw. On top of this he is indestruct and has a decent strength/tough.
-Trigon of Mending: This isn't a superb card but it'll help you to keep gaining life which can combo with other cards for crazy effect.

Anyways those are some of my recommendations explained. Hope the explanation helps a bit where I'm coming from which what I play in Oloro.

PartyJ on Doran's Friends with Benefits

2 weeks ago

Hi chaosumbreon87, thank you for your indepth comment.

Today I made several changes, which were made based on recent games and some of your suggestions. But I think I am not there yet...

In a casually run deck we agreed not to play too many top notch tutors in our group. Casual means diverse play. My main objective was to give them a good old beating in the face with fat creatures.

Which cards would you cut to lower the curve?

Debt to the Deathless has been removed as it was indeed lacking for this build.

I removed most single target removal to make room for some nice troops.

Recovery has been added in the form of Reinforcements and Disturbed Burial

Do you still believe that my mana pie in this build is not optimal? I do not intend to buy the expensive cards, since this is a casual deck.

But I do like to improve on a budget where possible. Thanks for your help already!

brandonsperry25 on Honey, why is there a pot roast inside the candle?

2 weeks ago

Just to play devil's advocate: I think both Exsanguinate and Debt to the Deathless could be looked at in a negative light early game though. If you have six mana on the board you're talking about a minimum of 4 life lost and gained if its 1v1. While Blood Tribute can be 20 if there hasn't been any damage dealt out (possibly more or less depending on the situation of course).

It definitely depends on the situation and your meta. And, if you are not running the combo or you are playing multiple opponents, I think it makes more sense to go with your first two options.

Erich_Zann on Honey, why is there a pot roast inside the candle?

2 weeks ago

Really? What if I draw it late game and everyone's life total is lower than mine. There is a possibility it will be higher if I'm losing, but wouldn't that make the usefulness of the card situation in contrast to Exsanguinate and Debt to the Deathless?

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