Elenda, the Dusk Rose


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Elenda, the Dusk Rose Discussion

Yesterday on Hallowed moonlight phyrexian arena

2 days ago

After you sacrifice * Elenda, the Dusk Rose , her ability triggers. Your opponent gets an opportunity to respond to this trigger before it resolves. You won't get the tokens until after her ability resolves. If this is the point when your opponent casts Hallowed Moonlight, then there won't be any tokens on the battlefield generated by Elendra for you to sacrifice in response to your opponent casting the spell.

On a note related to your question - Sacrificing creatures to Phyrexian Altar is a mana ability and therefore doesn't use the stack. Opponents don't get to respond to this sacrifice in the same way that they'd get to respond to an Altar of Dementia for example, but in your case can still respond to the trigger that the death itself puts on the stack.

Anubix on From Dusk till Pox

5 days ago

If you are going to use Hatred I would suggest that you add a Rogue's Passage then Sack Elenda, the Dusk Rose to help with the other players

tompadget on Elenda BW Tokens/Pox

1 week ago

Daedalus19876 Thank you very much for your feedback. The cards you mentioned from my maybes were pretty much the exact ones I've selected so that's very reassuring.

All the other suggestions are great, thank you. I was already swapping Luminarch Ascension for Bitterblossom so good to get your encouragement on that swap. I don't own Vampiric Tutor atm. My current budget substitute is Diabolic Intent which I could use for the same purpose. Any other card draw you could reccomend in place of Damnable Pact ? I just bought a copy of Tymna the Weaver so I guess I can swap in her for Pact. I think Altar's Reap is possibly weak too, but I do sorta like having a surprise instant speed sac effect.

I should have explained but I don't tend to run Toxic Deluge at the moment because there is one guy in our playgroup who always plays big mana big creature green based decks with commmanders including Arixmethes and xenagos. He also runs lots of cards that double creatures power and double +1+1 counters etc so the creatures often end up extremely big so Elenda, the Dusk Rose is often not the biggest creature and Toxic Deluge frustratingly is just not as good as usual against his decks as the amount of life you have to pay is sometimes huge and sometimes even unpayable. It's possible the card is still good enough tho and I should give it more of a try because maybe I've underestimated how I can gain that life back same turn or get to a life total where I can pay. I run Path to Exile over Swords to Plowshares for a similar reason but again I'm open to trying out Swords to Plowshares especially as this friend is moving this month so the meta is going to change.

This decklist is still in quite an experimental stage and The Elderspell is something I have been just trying, partly as an alt wincon with the new Liliana, Dreadhorde General . I agree that it seems loose and I should cut it for one of the ones you highly recommend like Reaper from the Abyss .

I have a copy of Bolas's Citadel and would never have thought of it for this deck so thanks so much for that idea. I'll def try it. I will add back Swiftfoot Boots too but I cut Lightning Greaves because it stops me targeting Elenda, the Dusk Rose with effects like Hatred and Shizo, Death's Storehouse . Do you def think Lightning Greaves is better given that drawback?

Do you think Cabal Conditioning could be worth trying as a late game finisher to tutor? Or does Sadistic Hypnotist fulfil that function well enough?

One new card I was extremely impressed with was God-Eternal Bontu I ended up 1v1 against my friend on a Ruric Thar deck and I was recurring Bontu and he was recurring Ilharg, the Raze-Boar and the card advantage from Bontu in a token deck won out.

Your deck was such a good staring point thank you. Certain synergies like Elspeth, Sun's Champion + Martyr's Cause are just so good!!

Kappalauzius on Black Judith

1 week ago

What about Elenda, the Dusk Rose and/or Teysa Karlov ? I would cut Massacre Girl in the mainboard, I don't really see their value in the mainboard.

borjaambroce on Daddy Markov's Vampires

2 weeks ago

LordBlackblade - Thanks man! I really do appreciate your insight on this deck.

What would be the best alternative card for Cruel Celebrant , Elenda, the Dusk Rose and Dictate of Erebos .

In regards with the under performer creatures, What creature should i replace them with?

I've realized that as well that Panharmonicon is quite meaningless in this deck, i just don't know any better cards to replace this.

My MTG card expertise is really that great since i just recently played MTG again after more than 5 years. :) :)

Once again i really do appreciate your insight on this.

LordBlackblade on Daddy Markov's Vampires

2 weeks ago

borjaambroce - It is most assuredly possible! With that focus in mind, I would cut all of the aristocrats cards you're currently running that wouldn't advance your new plan!

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There are also a fair number of cards in your list that I have personally tried that have under-performed.

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Finally, there are a handful of cards that don't fall into either previous category that I think warrant discussion.

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Ghostbreath77 on EDH: Krav & Regna tokens

2 weeks ago

Elenda, the Dusk Rose is one of my fave magic cards, i actually have an orzhov token reanimator deck with her as my commander, she is very fun

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Elenda, the Dusk Rose occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

W/B (Orzhov): 0.89%


All decks: 0.1%