Elenda, the Dusk Rose


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Rivals of Ixalan (RIX) Mythic Rare

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Elenda, the Dusk Rose

Legendary Creature — Vampire Knight


Whenever another creature dies, put a +1/+1 counter on Elenda, the Dusk Rose.

When Elenda dies, create X 1/1 white Vampire creature tokens with lifelink, where X is Elenda's power.

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Elenda, the Dusk Rose Discussion

triproberts12 on Elenda, Dusk Rose. Orzhov Vampires.

8 hours ago

Props for not going easy mode with Edgar Markov .

As for suggestions, the best thing I think you could do to improve this deck is to make it more explosive. The way to do that would be to add free sacrifice outlets, along with creatures that provide you multiple bodies.

For bodies, I would add Hallowed Spiritkeeper , Lightning Coils , Belfry Spirit , Promise of Bunrei , Teysa, Orzhov Scion , Sorin, Lord of Innistrad , Sorin, Solemn Visitor , and Pawn of Ulamog .

For sac outlets, Viscera Seer , Indulgent Aristocrat , Bloodthrone Vampire , Bloodflow Connoisseur , Cartel Aristocrat , Blood Bairn , Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter , Vampire Aristocrat , and Yahenni, Undying Partisan are good vampire options. Sadistic Hypnotist , Dimir House Guard , Spawning Pit , Hidden Stockpile , Mind Slash are also good. What's important is that you can go off all at once. You want to sac a bunch of creatures to grow Elenda and sac her the same turn.

The other challenge you'll want to keep in mind is that Elenda, the Dusk Rose must go to your graveyard to get the trigger. That means If you want to recast her, you'll have to reanimate her or exile her from your graveyard. Bojuka Bog , Relic of Progenitus , Angel of Finality , God-Pharaoh's Gift (and Gate to the Afterlife !), Skeletal Scrying , Rescue from the Underworld , Necromancer's Covenant , Cremate , Seance , Planar Void , Goryo's Vengeance , Postmortem Lunge , Purgatory . Despoiler of Souls , Mistmoon Griffin , Purify the Grave , Offalsnout , Coffin Purge , Drudge Spell , Cryptwailing , Treacherous Vampire , and Consecrate / Consume , Angelic Renewal , Karmic Guide , Reveillark (the prior two being an infinite loop combo), Dread Return , Nim Deathmantle (there are combos with it and Ashnod's Altar , which you also want), Palace Siege , Bloodline Necromancer , Profane Command , Unburial Rites , Faith's Reward , Ever After , Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants , Hell's Caretaker . Apprentice Necromancer , Wake the Dead , Second Sunrise , Infernal Offering , Corpse Dance , Zombify , Resurrection , No Rest for the Wicked , and Footsteps of the Goryo , are all good options.

The final piece of the puzzle is making your sacrifices devastating. Dictate of Erebos , Butcher of Malakir , Grave Pact , Black Market , Harvester of Souls , Midnight Reaper , Grim Haruspex , Zulaport Cutthroat , Open the Graves , Blade of the Bloodchief , Ogre Slumlord , Athreos, God of Passage , and Dark Prophecy will help with that.

Teysa Karlov could also be very good in this deck with all the death triggers. Nothing wrong with good old value creatures like Solemn Simulacrum , either.

You could also use a few tribal things like Kindred Dominance , Konda's Banner , Cover of Darkness , Vampire Nocturnus , Vanquisher's Banner , Path of Ancestry , and Metallic Mimic .

the__odysseus on Teysa's Deadly Rewards! *Primer*

1 day ago

Altagrave, I think Poison-Tip Archer is a strict downgrade from Elenda, the Dusk Rose . Archer is a little slow but Elenda's board of tokens just wins

LandoLRodriguez on B/W Tokens

1 day ago

I like what you've done here, I'm making a very similar deck myself. The Teysa Karlov + Elenda, the Dusk Rose synergy is just too good to resist. I'm using Mentor of the Meek for draw rather than Costly Plunder though, and you might want to consider finding room for an Open the Graves . That plus Teysa allows for the possibility of exponential growth. Teysa + Open the Graves turns one Doomed Dissenter (which I see you're not running here, but replace with any death = token critter) into four 2/2 vigilant lifelinky zombies. That kind of production alone can win you a game, but then also combine with Divine Visitation and things just get silly. Orzhov is looking good here in Ravnica Allegiance! Please feel free to take a look at my deck and make suggestions.

Snivy__ on For Victory, There Must Be Sacrifice [Primer]

1 day ago

FastIsFaster the only reason of why I cut Plaguecrafter from the original build is because I personally believe that Priest of Forgotten Gods is better, and it is already a game-winner against decks running Carnage Tyrant . Priest, being a 2-drop, comes down early right after a common turn 1 Gutterbones , and followed by a turn 3 Ministrant of Obligation . I'm not saying that Plaguecrafter is a bad choice for the deck, but I couldn't see anything being cut to make room for it in the MB or SB. I could do some more testing with it, but my 3-drop slot is already packed with Judith, Ministrant, Midnight Reaper, and Journey.

Speaking of Journey to Eternity  Flip, Deruvid I have done a lot of testing with the green splash for just two copies of the Journey, and I believe that it very much worth it. I usually throw it on Ministrant of Obligation , a Spirit token, or Gutterbones to get the maximum reanimation effect value that it gives me. It can be hard to cast sometimes, but that will slowly get fixed as I continue to work on the manabase and the individual card selection. I haven't updated the description yet without Elenda, the Dusk Rose , because I am still testing without it. Both Teysa Karlov and Seraph of the Scales are much better 4-drops than it due to their better stats and overall effect of the game. Elenda was a trap to put in, always eating removal, getting exiled, and not being able to overpower the common 2/2s, 2/3s, and so on. I actually didn't know that my list was 61 cards; I think I put in 1 more land by accident and there are supposed to be only 23 lands, not 24.

Thank you for your suggestions!

niconacid on Aristocrats™

2 days ago

Hey man i am working on this deck too, maybe we can help each other, here's my list for now. 10 Plains 9 Swamp 1 Godless Shrine 3 Isolated Chapel 3 Memorial to Glory 2 Tithe Taker 3 Ministrant of Obligation 2 Teysa Karlov 2 Seraph of the Scales 1 Kaya's Wrath 3 Conclave Tribunal 3 Hunted Witness 2 Demon of Catastrophes this dude save my ass sometimes. 1 Elenda, the Dusk Rose when it works well, damn shes amazing. 4 Mentor of the Meek the champion of the day, feels really good with all the card and token. 3 Doomed Dissenter 3 History of Benalia trying this one, had good presence 1 Militia Bugler trying one to see whats up. doing his job. 2 Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants ajani felt really good all the times she came. 2 Gutterbones trying this dude to see, deck kinda aggro lots of early, can land some extra damage.

I cuted Vindictive Vampire too slow Orzhov Enforcer too weak Priest of Forgotten Gods always felt wrong when i had her in play. Imperious Oligarch out

i didnt try Pitiless Pontiff how is he feeling.

So give me feebacks about how the deck is going for you.

LandoLRodriguez on Afterlife Visitation

3 days ago

I'm trying out a very similar deck. Elenda, the Dusk Rose seems like a must-play, she synergizes so nicely with Teysa Karlov

willwrdn on Mardu Aggro Sac

5 days ago

Something else for consideration: Elenda, the Dusk Rose . It's easy to get her big when you sacrifice your own guys, and then you can sacrifice her for a nice payoff as well. I'm running her as a 4x in my Mardu Aristocrats deck on arena (which admittedly is less aggro than your version), and she is absolutely stellar.

Also might I recommend Mortify at least as a sideboard option? With Search for Azcanta  Flip and Experimental Frenzy still very relevant, Wilderness Reclamation and Rhythm of the Wild promising to be very big threats, and Theater of Horrors also showing some promise, enchantment removal will be a very useful thing to have handy

the__odysseus on dance till you die (and then some)

6 days ago

I would add Revival / Revenge , but looks like a cool deck. I feel like Mardu gives you Seraph of the Scales , Teysa Karlov , and Elenda, the Dusk Rose to name a few, but it's totally cool if you want to stay rakdos

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