Debtors' Knell

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance: Guild Kits (GK2) Rare
Guildpact (GPT) Rare

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Debtors' Knell

Enchantment

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At the beginning of your upkeep, put target creature card in a graveyard into play under your control.

Debtors' Knell Discussion

CRKFIEND on Creamy Cheese

1 week ago

I've run a Queen Marchesa deck since it's realease, and it has a couple stand out cards that I think you'd appreciate. First of all, since monarch is not a permanent, one of the greatest value engines you can do is to play Marchesa then run a complete wrath package with Planar Cleansing then take advantage of the monarch while everybody rebuilds. Kaya, Ghost Assassin is pretty cheeky in the deck as you can wrath and save your commander, or Kaya. Gift of Immortality can be paired with a wrath, or a sacrifice outlet in order to get queenie back, and to ensure you keep monarch. Also Solitary Confinement can be a pretty big lockdown with this deck, it's not exactly cheap, but it is crazy good. Something like Debtors' Knell is great for rebuilding afterwards, too!

Hesher on Teysa Aristocrats

2 weeks ago

I was thinking Crested Sunmare for Massacre Girl , and I'm kind of on the same page with Debtors' Knell though I've won multiple times because of Debtors' recurring important creatures.

Dbiggs on Teysa Aristocrats

2 weeks ago

While I'm not certain it is the right move, I think Debtors' Knell while powerful is slow, and I think the Nim Deathmantle will serve itself better in that slot. As for what to cut for Massacre Girl , that is a far more difficult cut in my mind. I would probably argue that Sifter of Skulls is the cut though.

Stardragon on

3 weeks ago

Yes i want to stay Mardu as everyone eles is either doing Neheb commander (at least in area) or angrath oathbreaker. And i fully admit that red and black are needed but even if you don add the white minotaurs having the boros combat tricks and support does alot of work and while not need having reusable grave recursion with Athreos, God of Passage , Sword of Light and Shadow , Debtors' Knell , and Alesha, Who Smiles at Death (though she only hits 7 of my creatures). and maybe Haunted Crossroads means you can attack without worrying about removal other than exile. and i guess this deck is less aggro and more mid to late game combat and kill

TheAmazingSteve on

3 weeks ago

You seem to have a lot of high drops for an aggro deck. Some cards that I would cut would be Debtors' Knell ; it is just too slow for an aggro deck (especially since you have alesha), along with a lot of the other recursion cards. They work well in slower matches, but aggro is not the place for them. In addition, you will want to play as few tap lands as possible. Cut the bounce lands especially for fast lands like Concealed Courtyard . A lot of the minotaurs do nothing other than be minotaurs. I would cut those.

As for replacements, lower drop ramp spells to get your threats out faster (signets, Coldsteel Heart , Sol Ring , Mana Crypt if you have the money), cheap, fast card draw like Night's Whisper and Sign in Blood (NO Phyrexian Arena ), speedier removal (think Disenchant , not Return to Dust ). Depending on meta speed, you may want a Gorilla Shaman for 0 drop artifacts.

Hope this helps a bit.

schulle on Sliver mind

1 month ago

Oh and if you want to invest a Little more Patriarch's Bidding would be way better then Debtors' Knell

Gadianten on Orhzov's Necromonicon

2 months ago

Dark Ritual , Culling the Weak and Debtors' Knell seem in flavor and are useful. Abhorrent Overlord could also be a useful token maker.

LandoLRodriguez on Elenda Likes to Watch Things Die

2 months ago

frosthammer_eden You are absolutely right, correction made, tyvm.

lorenzo712 I've got Kaya's Wrath in the sideboard, and I am considering mainboarding it in lieu of Unbreakable Formation . I've definitely run into more situations where wiping the board is the more useful thing to do. While Debtors' Knell would be exceptionally useful, I was trying to play this deck with some other expensive enchantments like Open the Graves and Ethereal Absolution and found it just wasn't working. With the way Pitiless Pontiff winds up carrying things while ramping up, I always want to leave 1 mana open to keep her a threat during my opponent's turn, and this considerably slows things down. Essentially playing one turn behind curve, starting turn 3. Spending 5 or more mana on an enchantment that doesn't immediately effect the board state just isn't worth it. I'm making an exception for 2x Divine Visitation s but I don't want anything else at this point that costs more than 4. Thanks for the suggestions!

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Debtors' Knell occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%