Elixir of Immortality

Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2014 Uncommon
Magic 2013 Uncommon
2012 Core Set Uncommon
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Tezzeret Uncommon
2011 Core Set Uncommon

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Elixir of Immortality

Artifact

2, T: You gain 5 life, Shuffle Elixir of Immortality and your graveyard into their owner's library.

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Elixir of Immortality Discussion

EternalBrewmaster on Hazezon, House Atreides: Dune-Inspired EDH

8 hours ago

Yeah I'm slotting it into my Kiki-Jiki deck because Kiki can easily control the number of permanents in play by making tokens. Elixir of Immortality would be a cool facsimile for the Water of Life too!

TheMadRocketeer on That's a Nice Hand ... Shame if You Lost It

2 days ago

I like this deck a lot.

Ways to capitalize on their discards: The best ones I know of are already in your list: Megrim, Liliana's Caress, and Underworld Dreams.

Ways to not suffer from one's own milling:
-- Feldon's Cane - When your library is getting thin, just plow those used cards right back in.
-- Elixir of Immortality - Same deal, and you already include it. I see we think alike.
Playing so many symmetrical draw effects, like Font of Mythos and Howling Mine, means you will be doing some discarding of your own, due to hand size limits. You're including 2, which is about right.

Ways to make sure your deck plan gets to play:
-- Again, you've hit the nail on the head with Diabolic Tutor. Demonic Tutor, which is in your Maybeboard, is even better, if you can get them. Four is definitely not too many.

I'd be tempted to consider mono-black, given the mana production of your key card Waste Not, but your use of red looks good. Half of your red cards are color intensive, needing RR as part of the cost. That could be an issue sometimes.

With this much drawing and discarding, you may get some wins on milling alone. On that note, and as another way to get damage in, you could consider Book Burning, though the main theme here is discarding.

I think it's better to not to give the opponent a larger / unlimited hand size. If they're drawing more cards than they can cast, you're causing what you want, discards. No need to save their cards in hand for your other discard cards when you can get them based on hand size limits. No point in letting them hold onto more potential ways to break up your combo either.

In a deck like this, you need a way to last until your combo starts working, especially against aggro matchups, so a little life gain and creature removal can help. You already have Elixir of Immortality, which gives a little life, but you may want the life sooner than you want to rebuild your library. Vampire Nighthawk is an incredible value, which can block and kill a threat and can get damage in while gaining you life. Consume Spirit, Drain Life and their cousins are great for removal and life gain, so a couple of those might help, at least in the sideboard.

As I say, loving this deck idea. I've done something like it in mono-black, but yours may be better for the red element.

dpop91 on Daretti's Scrap Mastery

4 days ago

Card draw is always great, but this deck thrives on looting. Get huge things in your graveyard, and then get em on the battlefield for free via Daretti, Scrap Savant or Goblin Welder. I would drop Skullclamp or Elixir of Immortality for Perpetual Timepiece, put some more ramp in instead of small creatures like Tuktuk the Explorer, and put Kozilek, the Great Distortion for Tyrant's Familiar. Those swaps will let you fill the graveyard with goodies and draw tons of cards.

Phaetion on Dreaming on a Budget-<$50 Intet

6 days ago

Araganor: Oh my, that is quite a list. Here's my breakdown:

Those above $3 are too difficult to add for right now, as much as I want to add Maelstrom Wanderer and Indomitable Creativity.

Ancestral Knowledge: The card is even better than I gave it credit for. I'll add it.

Crystal Ball: I'd be more than happy to reuse an old EDH staple of mine (Elixir of Immortality was another one).

Soothsaying: It's good but the price tag means that it's not likely to make it. I'll try but I have no guarantees.

Darksteel Pendant: You're the first person to heap praises on the card. I'll add it.

Orcish Librarian: No thanks.

Sigiled Starfish: Sure.

Insidious Will: This is a sweet counterspell. I might replace Plasm Capture due to its intensive mana cost.

See the Unwritten: Budget Tooth and Nail is nice.

Temporal Aperture: I'll try it out.

Dragon Mage: Sure, this seems good but it might get ugly with Atarka, World Render out. Possible but that's an ugly play that I might run into.

Djinn of Wishes: Always welcome.

Riptide Shapeshifter: This seems a bit slow but I like its implications.

Thank you for all of these suggestions. Any advice on what to remove?

bookemdann0 on Summons in the Gutter

1 week ago

Hexcimal

Thanks for the advice,

Good call on switching out Searing Spear for Skullcrack, the added anti life gain will help out a lot more.

I'll try out Nivix Cyclops for a bit, but I see how the cheaper other choices could play better.

I was unsure of what I needed to cover different scenarios in the sideboard but Elixir of Immortality would help in the ways you suggested.

Thanks again, cheers

Hexcimal on Summons in the Gutter

1 week ago

Hello! I happened upon this deck while brainstorming for a deck of my own. Figured I could add my two cents to the mix and see if you like anything I have to say. :)

Firstly, I'm not a huge fan of Nivix Cyclops. On the surface, it looks like it would be a promising card (hence why I used to run him in my decks). However, I've discovered that for the same kind of card, running Kiln Fiend, Elusive Spellfist, or even Monastery Swiftspear are more beneficial and play better.

It looks like the arsenal of instants/sorceries are decent. I've never tried of played against Galvanic Bombardment yet but flavor-wise it looks like a fun card. I would consider taking out Searing Spear however, as it's just another overpriced Lightning Bolt and can be taken up by something more useful. Skullcrack and Flames of the Blood Hand may be useful instead, especially if you plan on going against any decks with considerable lifegain.

If you had to choose between them, I would say Echoing Truth over Homing Lightning any day. Homing Lightning costs twice as much as Echoing Truth to play, and Echoing Truth can still get rid of any creature tokens that have 5+ toughness, in addition to artifacts and enchantments (albeit temporarily for those). Also, perhaps consider Elixir of Immortality for your sideboard, for long games/mill? (And just going to put it out there, I love Keranos, God of Storms.)

Cheers!

MsSysbit on Lin sivvi rebal

1 week ago

I just wanted to condense my thoughts of who to add and what to cut and why. Add: Jhovall Queen and Cho-Arrim Bruiser. These are big bodies you can tutor and abuse that fir your anthems. Cho-Manno, Revolutionary as can you say instant speed tutoring this to stop any hint of combat? Whils on that note I'd go Sphere of Safety to discourage anymore attacks at you and running so many enchantments as is. I love the Revivalist and think you could use more so let's try adding: Breath of Life, Resurrection, etc as more ways to preserve these locks and Elixir of Immortality both as a life bastion, thwarter of grave hate, and essentially lets you get back all your guys to reuse yet again! As for drop Zealots en Dal, Citadel Siege, Changeling Hero, Aven Rift watcher, Task Force, Ranmossian Commander(you have enough of these and he is the weakest link imo as 2/4 for 4), etc. Make some room for more focus, preservation, and bombs and you ahould have a blast winning man!

ginko2580 on Rakdos Discard

1 week ago

LOL. Demigod of Revenge? you only need to cast 1 once.... I think I count 4 spells and 1 creature that you will be also discarding 1 or more cards.....???

Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded.... does it work for you.... LMAO

Molten Psyche? just the draws really.... unless you had some artifacts in mind?

Deathrite Shaman? I think you should really think about this guy.....

Elixir of Immortality? especially if you were crazy enough to like the Tibalt... LOL

Past in Flames?

Slag Fiend for a sideboard?

just some thoughts and ideas for you...

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