Essence Depleter


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW) Uncommon

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Essence Depleter

Creature — Eldrazi Drone

Devoid (This card has no colour.)

: Target opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life. ( represents colourless mana.)

Essence Depleter Discussion

seshiro_of_the_orochi on The Ebon Legion GET-BUFF-QUIK Training Program™

1 month ago

It's all fun and games until the vampire starts flexing ;D

You've been asking for creatures with lifegain abilities. Many creatures with such an ability want you to sacrifice other creatures. What I found were these:

Essence Depleter , River Hoopoe , Swarm Guildmage , Urborg Syphon-Mage and Vampire Neonate .

I hope this helps.

KylerStar on Esper Bloodbending

2 years ago

With only 3 lands that can even provide the correct mana to activate Essence Depleter. I would have to suggest swapping it for Underworld Coinsmith if you want to keep the same effect. Otherwise remove it all together.

hienisms on

2 years ago

Drogskol Cavalry to turn Infinite mana into Infinite life and tokens. Bloodrite Invoker, Essence Depleter, Nightfire Giant, Orzhov Guildmage, Rix Maadi Guildmage, Scalding Devil, Scholar of Athreos, Soul of Shandalar, and Sunhome Guildmage also work.

Also, lands that kill: Piranha Marsh and Sunscorched Desert. (But throw in Seraph Sanctuary, too.)

Nephylos on Passive Aggressive Vampires ($20)

2 years ago

Unmask_Art, I have been playtesting this deck primarily against aggro decks and ran into the same problem: Trying to hold on until I draw a Dusk, then regroup with Dawn next turn.

I have also found that winning without Panharmonicon is quite easy, so in many games it was just a dead card as whatever else I had in my hand was better at the moment. In addition, I have found that Ondu Cleric is the least useful creature in the deck, and isn't good for much except chump blocking if you don't have a Cliffhaven Vampire in play. I dropped one of those for an additional Dusk. I have been running a pair of Altar's Reap instead of Live Fast and I am quite pleased with the result. I can block, then sac the creature before damage to cast Reap. Alternatively, I have had one or two Zulaport Cutthroat on the field with a Cliffhaven Vampire and cast Reap, which creates a gain of 4 life, a loss of 6 life to my opponent, and two cards in my hand.Lastly, I decided that a pair of Shambling Vent were good as backup creatures with lifelink for Cliffhaven Vampire triggers.

On a side note, I'm also toying with the idea of incorporating Essence Depleter and possibly Dominator Drone, but that may be another deck entirely. =P

Pieguy396 on Eldrazi deck beta

2 years ago

Hey! Looks like a cool deck! I have a few pieces of advice for you:

Eldrazi Displacer + Emrakul, the Aeons Torn doesn't get you infinite turns, as Emrakul's "take an extra turn" clause only triggers when you cast it, not whenever it enters the battlefield.

In addition, your deck is currently 108 cards, so I'd take out the following:

That should take you down to 60 cards, at which point you might want to consider taking out a few other things and adding some of the Eldrazi Drones from Rise of the Eldrazi to give you some more Eldrazi Spawn / ramp.

Enjoy your holidays!

Ammo37 on Phenax Mill Testing

3 years ago

Skullclamp should be mainboarded in pretty much every EDH deck. With Oona's tokens skullclamp is a 1 mana draw 2 card.

Run Counterspell over Hinder

GraveTitan is a very good card in general, will put pressure on the board, and give more tokens.

Phenax, God of Deception will help burst down a single targer.

Glen Elendra Liege will anthem your creatures. It is a non-bo with skullclamp, but it makes Everything beefier.

Disciple of Bolas is a great way to draw cards and gain life, especially if you can recur it.

Wrexial, the Risen Deep is highly synergistic with milling as you get to cast their instants and sorceries.

Diluvian Primordial. Same as Wrexial.

Sepulchral Primordial. Ditto again.

Remove Think Tank

Remove (Artifact) Show

For lands and ramp, go to:

Teknetic on Life Gain And Drain!

3 years ago

Gaea's Revenge doesn't really seem feasible to cast considering that the land count is rather low. I agree with Seasons Past being a good option, maybe a 1- or 2-of. Someone at my LGS has been slowly convincing me that Essence Depleter is a decent card in a deck like this, and I'm at the point where I agree. It lets you get extra drains off with any mana you don't need. I'm not sure this is a Languish deck honestly. It seems like that card is pretty good against you considering the creature count and size of the creatures. I might drop it for just Grasp of Darkness or similar spot removal. A 1- or 2-of The Gitrog Monster seems pretty good here, as does Ob Nixilis Reignited. For the mana base, adding some Blighted lands seems good, be it Blighted Woodland or Blighted Fen.

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