Debtors' Knell


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Guildpact (GPT) Rare

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Debtors' Knell


((W/B) can be paid with either (White) or (Black).)

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

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Debtors' Knell Discussion

IAMtheBW on Taigam and the living death

12 hours ago

Hey bud, love the decklist! Unfortunately, Debtors' Knell is both white and black color identity, and not legal in a U/B deck. You could consider putting in the other half of the Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood combo, or a Sol Ring (which should be in every deck ever). Hope this helps!

Jagd_Tallgeese on Elenda combo

1 day ago

By the sounds of it, you want some pure reanimation to get the most out of your commander. Victimize, Rise from the Grave, Necromantic Summons, and Debtors' Knell would help fit the bill.

guardianhunter19 on From One to Many

1 week ago


First off I want to say that I greatly appreciate the time you took to make such an in-depth comment and make suggestions; so thank you!

Im glad to hear that you like the concept, it's been difficult to decide how to try and make Ms. Elenda, the Dusk Rose since she seems so non-commander focused with that death clause. But regardless...

Thank you for the heads up on those cards (Debtors' Knell, Reya Dawnbringer ect.) It's nice to get info before getting the cards and from someone who's used them, especially if they don't seem to pull their weight. And the catch for Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker, you're totally right, i didnt even think about that.

I'm going to add most of what you suggested to the deck list, (some of these cards I've never even seen) since they all look really good.

Thank you again!

schmandarinorange on From One to Many

1 week ago

Hi, first off I'd like to say that I love the concept of this deck and many of the choices in it. I do have a few suggestions that I feel would make this list a bit stronger.

Firstly, I have a few suggestions for your reanimation package. While Debtors' Knell, Reya Dawnbringer, and Sheoldred, Whispering One are objectively strong cards, in my experience I've found them lacking. Your mileage may vary but for me they often eat removal before they can really get to work, thus not making them worth the mana investment in my eyes. I'm also not entirely sure if Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker works with Elenda or not. I think her power needs to be 1 or less as she's leaving and if she's buffed with a bunch of counters I don't think she'll get the reanimation trigger.

All of those previous cards I mentioned I would suggest cutting. Luckily this color pairing offers a myriad of quality replacements that are efficient and affordable. Animate Dead is a classic choice for graveyard recursion and is quite versatile as it hits every graveyard. Victimize might be up your alley as it can double as a sacrifice outlet, only not for Elenda. Unburial Rites is another quality recursion spell since it has flashback, so you can get Elenda back twice with the same card, or hold it up in your graveyard for another creature. There are also a few good single-use spells in both colors, namely Zombify, Resurrection, Breath of Life, False Defeat and Miraculous Recovery (this last one might be of particular interest due to its instant speed and +1/+1 counter synergy). Depending on your budget I would also suggest Necromancy.

Your card draw seems a bit lacking with just four outlets, and I think it would benefit from at least a Phyrexian Arena or an Erebos, God of the Dead.

May I also recommend Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter over Curse of the Cabal? Both seem to serve a similar purpose, but I think Vish Kal fits your strategy better. He gets +1/+1 counters from being a sacrifice outlet, and can use those counters as removal.

I like your wincons, but I believe a Nim Deathmantle wouldn't be out of place, as I've heard that Elenda, Ashnod's Altar, and the Deathmantle can create an infinite loop of ETB/LTB triggers.

I hope this was of some help. I really like this deck's concept and these are just my suggestions for it. Happy brewing!

jpsuchecki on From One to Many

1 week ago

Have you thought about Sanguine Bond to compliment cards like Exquisite Blood?

Or someone more versatile like Mirage Mirror which could copy Exquisite Blood or other useful cards like Debtors' Knell, Cathars' Crusade, Hidden Stockpile, Necropolis Regent or others I haven't mentioned.

Razulghul on Kaalia Heaven & Hell Rev 1

1 month ago

A couple things I'd like to add:

Reanimate/Animate Dead/Necromancy - are all better than Debtors' Knell and good ways to get around commander tax. 7 mana and waiting for your next upkeep isn't great (without Academy Rector anyway).

I'm not a kaalia player but I have played against it a bit. I wonder if you really want to take the deck all the way is it necessary include all these high CMC creatures? It might be worth trying to cut the deck down to 15-20 demons, dragons and/or angels that win the game if unanswered. The other 15 or so creatures could be value or hatebears like Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Aven Mindcensor, etc. Realisticly I think getting one or two attacks out of Kaalia is likely all you will get/need to have a huge advantage and win.

NyxDragon on Saskia of Quadruple-strike, Saprolings and Taxes

1 month ago

Debtors' Knell for a little recursion and maybe Privileged Position for a little hexproof.

Im sorry for all these cards. I want to make a Saskia the Unyielding deck and just running though cards that I may add.I look forward to seeing the new mods youre doing to it.

andi999 on Panphodel

1 month ago

May consider Debtors' Knell.

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