Debt to the Deathless


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander 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

Sargeras on How To Be An MTG Mafioso (Budget Kambal EDH)

2 days ago

Exaggeration, cpu_10

Here are some upgrades that could be made,

Unbudgetizing the manabase, playing cards like Godless Shrine to help increase consistency in mana.

Karlov of the Ghost Council over Ajani's Pridemate.

Rhox Faithmender and/or Alhammarret's Archive should have a place somewhere, likely over Blood Tithe and/or Debt to the Deathless.

Athreos, God of Passage, likely over Souls of the Faultless.

Serra Ascendant can easily find a place in this build.

Other options that I don't know what to replace with are Ravos, Soultender, Sheoldred, Whispering One, Noxious Gearhulk, Enlightened Tutor, Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Debtors' Knell, Sorin Markov, and Liliana Vess.

Panas on Help generating infinite colored/red mana ...

1 week ago

I know of one in black mana, as I run it in my mono black.

Magus of the Coffers + Sword of the Paruns + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth + lands (5+) = Infinite black mana. I guess... filter with gemstone array here as well? :p

But is it really worth going through so many loops to cast Alesha a million times to kill people? If you are making infinite mana, why not just Exsanguinate or Debt to the Deathless or even Fireball the whole table?

UnleashedHavok on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

3 weeks ago

I had not thought about Exsanguinate, I like that card a lot more that Debt to the Deathless!

I do have a question about one of the cards on your Aikido win con list. How would you use Grenzo, Havoc Raiser in that role?

nyctophasm on I'm going to build a wall

3 weeks ago

Turn four put your library on the battlefield, draw a card with staff, win with the maniac... wow? This is getting a +1 for sure. I love it. Reminds me of the defender deck I made in INN-RTR standard where I had ramp similar to this type and used it in a simic shell to cast Debt to the Deathless for lethal to win. Ahh... good times. Well done here.

UnleashedHavok on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

3 weeks ago

Here I am again! lol. Anyway, I thought of two nice lifelink spells that could be finishers for this type of deck..... the only thing is I don't know that they fit your current build since you are trying to punish everyone for over-reaching with lands. Debt to the Deathless and Death Grasp

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Angels & Demons

1 month ago

Angels and Demons are always cool tribes, however I feel your deck needs more ways to accelerate getting these big fatties into play.

First, with the high CMC of most of your creatures, I would recommend mana rocks to help ramp: Orzhov Signet, Commander's Sphere, Darksteel Ingot, Expedition Map, and Mind Stone and Hedron Archive (which double as card draw) are all great options and relatively cheap money wise.

Ways to cheat your big guys into play are also nice: Quicksilver Amulet and Planar Bridge are options

Gaining a ton of life is great, but in EDH there are still many ways to lose even with 100 life. However, if you use your life total as a resource/win-con, your deck can be so much more powerful. The aforementioned Exsanguinate and Debt to the Deathless are great, but there is also Test of Endurance, Bond of Agony, and Hatred to outright win the game. I second the inclusion of Phyrexian Arena, but Greed and Phyrexian Reclamation are additional ways to gain advantage with your life total.

Lastly (sorry for the long post), Magister of Worth and Archangel of Tithes could also be great additions. Blood Speaker, though not a demon, can tutor for demons and Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath can add to the life gain plan while making more demons. Norn's Annex can provide another Ghostly Prison effect, or you could run the less budget friendly No Mercy.


Kr0v4x on Angels & Demons

1 month ago

I like the theme of your deck, but dependent on the meta of your playgroup I'm afraid your deck might be too slow to really compete. If you want to go the life gain route you could add cards like Venser's Journal, Congregate or Jasmine Seer.
Otherwise I would think about speeding your deck up with carddraw from e.g. Phyrexian Arena, Manarocks (Sol Ring, Coalition Relic, Chromatic Lantern, and so on) and shenanigans like Cabal Coffers, Expedition Map, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Thespian's Stage, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Solemn Simulacrum or Land Tax.
Exsanguinate and Debt to the Deathless also give a lot of life and are possible wincons with enough mana.

Eiti3 on If I'm Going to Win, It's Going to be Epic

1 month ago

Ah shucks. I also forgot saying you should run a few counterspell enchantments too.

1 or 2 of the following should save you from a combo deck or a general Debt to the Deathless: Gatherer list I searched up and realized there were far too many to type out. :D

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