Debt to the Deathless


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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

Cloudius on Ramos' Cloven Casting

4 days ago

+1 for the refreshing deck idea.

Besides Debt to the Deathless, you may wish to consider Exsanguinate and Cut / Ribbons as redundancy and added wincons. Torment of Hailfire is also a fun card that can be deadly when you've sufficient mana to repeat the process many times over.

Primal Amulet  Flip and Mirari are possible candidates if you wish to up the number of spell doublers in the deck.

I've a Spellslinger based Ramos deck that focuses on doubling spells, churning loads of mana and draining all opponents for the win.

Only One May Stand!

Commander / EDH Cloudius


Leaving the deck list here, hopefully you can draw some inspirations from my build. Feel free to leave comments, feedback, suggestions and/or a +1 (if you like the deck) there too! Cheers!

palindromedoe on ameno aminatou!

1 week ago

I think the main theme would be Pillow fort : enchantments like, Humility, Sphere of Safety, Propaganda are meant to slow down opponents while i'm diggin for a win con. Solemnity + Phyrexian Unlife or Decree of Silence can soft lock the game. Felidar Guardian works with aminatou and Extractor Demon to mill opponents out. Altar of the Brood would probably be better, but I don't have one yet. Finally, blink shenaningans are there as a finishers : Felidar Guardian + aminatou + Oath of Teferi + some mana rocks = infinite mana for a big splashy Debt to the Deathless or Torment of Hailfire. Also, there's Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal does as well infinite mana.

Gadianten on ✨ $8 Lifegain ✨

1 month ago

I like the deck and I agree with many here that Lingering Souls is a great addition and in my opinion the flying and flashback have more use then the fateful hour in most games. An addition that might be useful is Dawn of Hope as it rewards you for lifegain with cards and provides a mana dump in the form of 1/1 lifelink soldiers, at the least its a good multiplayer sideboard. A good finisher is Debt to the Deathless but I would only run that in multiplayer.

EchoSpice on Vampire for fun

1 month ago

Vein Drinker, Debt to the Deathless, Consuming Vapors, and Door of Destinies were all cards that did pretty well in my vamp tribal deck, also Lightning Helix and Swords to Plowshares/Path to Exile are good removal spells.

Nirkana Revenant is a good way to gen a ton of black mana and swarm a bunch of vamps onto the board, and you can dump whatever mana you don't use back into her and swing heavy

Greed is arguably the best card draw black has.

Hope this helped! heres the decklist I made if you see anything in it you like :)

Flooremoji on Wincons for Quirky Creatureless Yennett ...

1 month ago

I haven't looked at the list yet, but Debt to the Deathless and the cheeper one + Liliana of the Dark Realms works pretty well.

helixplays on Esper superfriends

1 month ago

Demarge Thanks for the suggestions! I removed Oath of Gideon, Gideon Jura and Debt to the Deathless in favor for Isochron Scepter, Dramatic Reversal and Gilded Lotus. I also want to add Portcullis, but I'm unsure on what to cut for it. And when it comes to the basics I was just being lazy and added a bunch of swamps intending to change it later, so thanks for the heads up on that one haha!

AwesomeOctopus on

2 months ago

Ok to start off, you can't run Bringer of the Blue Dawn or Bringer of the Black Dawn because of color identity, which considers mana symbols anywhere on rules text, not just casting cost.

I think you did a pretty good job for a first deck.

You seem to be running a combination of really good cards and out of place shitty cards. Unless there is some combo or synergy you have with them that I'm missing I think the following cards are garbage and should be cut:

Colfenor's Plans Binding Grasp Transcendence Etherwrought Page Celestial Dawn Words of Wind Reap Intellect Necrologia

is Darksteel Forge just to protect the commander? run Lightning Greaves instead, it's waaaaay cheaper to play.

because it's a sorcery and it goes to top of library rather than hand Cruel Tutor is almost strictly worse than Diabolic Tutor

If your opponents are going off way faster than you then you need to think about how to upset their early game with hate pieces. In combo heavy metas cards like Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Vryn Wingmare and Glowrider slow your opponents down enough to let you gain control of the situation Kambal, Consul of Allocation also gains you life to stick around as they cast themselves to death. for creature heavy metas cards like Archfiend of Depravity, Ophiomancer, forced sac like Butcher of Malakir Dictate of Erebos and Magus of the Tabernacle can really fuck over a lot of decks. For pure control, stax is usually the best option in competitive EDH since relying on counterspells and spot removal to keep 3 other players in check isn't feasible. I also always recommend some graveyard hate in any deck Nihil Spellbomb Relic of Progenitus Grafdigger's Cage Rest in Peace Tormod's Crypt Crypt Incursion Silent Gravestone are all good and cheap to play. I also personally put Necropotence in every black deck, It's so good it honestly should be banned. other good general control cards are Force of Will Pact of Negation Mystic Confluence and Cryptic Command.

I'm not really clear on the win con. Something like a Blightsteel Colossus, any of the preators, or a x mana life drain like Debt to the Deathless, Exsanguinate, or Torment of Hailfire could kill of opponents once you've stabilized the game.

Metachemist on Blood for Sword 2: Teysa's Takeover

2 months ago

Ashnod's Altar and Debt to the Deathless would also make for another go infinite combo. Keep sacking the tokens to make a billion mana and then dump it into DttD and wipe out the whole table.

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