Debtors' Knell


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


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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

Lenax on Reworking my creature stealing tactics

1 month ago

Those are good suggestions. I played tonight with my group and definitely by just swapping out some of the block and some suggestions to have I believe 35 lands (will update when I wake) I stayed in the game and played well. No wins tonight, but I was able to do more of what I intended. I kept in Yahenni, Undying Partisan but never drew him unfortunately, but was able to get a couple recursions of Karmic Guide with Debtors' Knell to bring a couple creatures back at a time and renuke everything as needed. Died from and Atraxa, Praetors' Voice proliferating poison counters on me unfortunately =(

But already getting more lands has helped! I'm wondering what I can add in and remove, maybe focus on creatures to do effects as the ETB or die than spells.

DarkStarStorm on Teysa Karlov

1 month ago

Whenever I feel like one of my decks is slow or clunky, I go through this mental process.

Firstly, how is your mana cost? 3.1 isn't bad, but there are a few high mana cost cards that aren't impactful enough. Debtors' Knell is a seven drop that demands a full turn cycle before it does the same job as Animate Dead . Why not Rally the Ancestors or Return to the Ranks ? Even Whip of Erebos or Seance would be good here.

Too costly for their impact:

I will type the other process in another comment. Give me but a moment.

CRKFIEND on Creamy Cheese

2 months 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 months 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 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

3 months ago

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

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