Debt to the Deathless


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

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Dragon's Maze 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

ccmaci on Enchantment Crazy Daxos

2 days ago

Thank you NV_1980, because you made me realize my deck is very weird on how it wants to win.

Considering that, I did take some cards out, such as Debtors' Knell and Grave Betrayal (Keeping Animate Dead because it combos with Sidisi, Undead Vizier and Silent Sentinel)

And then I realized that when I played with my deck, I never really won with it with tokens, I usually only used those for blockers. You know what did win me games though? Debt to the Deathless and Exsanguinate. So I started looking up combos for instant wins, and boy did I find a lot xD

I put them all in the description of the deck, but to shorten the way to win it's just locking down the board and then winning with a combo like Near-Death Experience with Plunge into Darkness.

So thank you again NV_1980 for telling me Rest in Peace ruins some of my deck, because if you didn't it wouldn't have all these combos in it now xD

DoctorMckay on infinate sacking

6 days ago

I've got some new ideas, tell me what you think about them:

1- Nasty AF combo:

Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond = GG

2- Cards that work very well with Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim

Vizkopa Guildmage

Kambal, Consul of Allocation

Debt to the Deathless

Tree of Perdition

3- Removal and boardwipes:

Merciless Eviction

Return to Dust

Utter End


Austere Command

4- Maybe it could help you go off faster with some combos

Enlightened Tutor

KALE434 on

1 week ago

I would suggest instead of Debt to the Deathless try Exsanguinate for the less colour intensive effect.

lilgiantrobot on Oloro, Ageless Ascetic: Life+++

2 weeks ago

Sunscorch Regent fits well here, and can become quite a big beater.

I think Exsanguinate or Debt to the Deathless are better than your Tempt spell.

You can use some graveyard hate. Bojuka Bog is the easiest, and Agent of Erebos has chances to hit multiple times with your enchantments. For gy hate that gains life:Crypt Incursion/Honor the Fallen/Suffer the Past

I'd also look at one more token generator. Sacred Mesa is good, and if you can hit the lifegain enough there is Angelic Accord.

HunterClaise on Karlov the Undying (Life Gain Deck)

3 weeks ago

I added Solemnity into the deck to combo with Celestial Convergence It doesn't remove the counters from Karlov if he has any when it ETBs. Plus it shuts down other people's decks more than it would this one. I wouldn't play Solemnity unless I knew I had Celestial Convergence. If you play Solemnity then Celestial Convergence it'll enter with zero counters, instantly winning you the game.

I had Angelic Accord in the deck before I made the major update to it. It was removed because it honestly never helped me much. The deck isn't focused around creatures like that, so I figured removing it for a card like Path to Exile would be more beneficial.

Erebos and Athreos both don't fit well in the deck in my opinion as well. I love Athreos, but I felt like there were better choices so he was never put into the deck in the final product. Erebos doesn't do me any good because ideally I'll win by Test of Endurance, Felidar Sovereign, Celestial Convergence, or the Exquisite Blood x Sanguine Bond combo. Usually the only time I win by reducing opponents to zero life is when they've all been hitting each other and ignoring me. Then I just swoop in with a hefty Debt to the Deathless or Exsanguinate. Then it's game over, so his "Opponents can't gain life" doesn't do much for me.

I also thought about putting Toxic Deluge into the deck, but when the final touches were being put onto it I decided one more board wipe wouldn't do me much good. Plus I couldn't afford the cut. I liked how the deck was shaping up, and Toxic Deluge just didn't seem to fit in that final image. Plus I'm greedy and like keeping all my life haha.

I really appreciate the feed back though! Thank you :) I love getting comments and discussing decks and strategies.

Perpetual on How do control decks win?

3 weeks ago

First off, not being agro does not automatically mean you are playing control. You could do group hug, pillow fort, or combo....or anything in between.

Second, given your budget you want some cheap win cons. Something like assembling a mass of mana followed by a large x-spell that hits all opponents, such as Exsanguinate, Debt to the Deathless, or Mind Grind. Or a mass of creatures (probably tokens) with Triumph of the Hordes, Beastmaster Ascension, or Overrun effects. Maybe a cheap-ish combo like Deadeye Navigator plus Peregrine Drake, Halimar Excavator plus Rite of Replication, or Turntimber Ranger plus Inexorable Tide. Since you are not sure what your win cons will be, pick them first and build the deck around them.

Hybrow on Shadowborn Apostles and the demons who love them

3 weeks ago

I have used Gray Merchant of Asphodel to great effect in this deck. My group generally play 5 players, so when it hits, it is generally about 8 damage to each person and 32+ life to me.. Quite nice.

The one time that I can remember playing Debt to the Deathless, it was only for 6 mana, so in the end, it was X=2.. which still ended up being 4 damage to each person and 16+ to me. Not as good, and if I was to get rid of one, it would be that one. Honestly, I had more drain life effects in this deck and they have slowly been removed in favor of other cards. Debt might end up being the next cut. Will see what Hour of Devastation brings, Razaketh, the Foulblooded looks pretty tempting

TheCatHerder on Shadowborn Apostles and the demons who love them

3 weeks ago

I'm loving this deck! How often are Debt to the Deathless and Gray Merchant of Asphodel vital for a game you have played with this deck? Merchant i see the synergies but I'm not seeing where debt fits in.

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