Essence Extraction


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh (KLD) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Essence Extraction


Essence Extraction deals 3 damage to target creature and you gain 3 life.

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Essence Extraction Discussion

sceptikal on Gloria Gaynor's Golgari Graveyard

5 days ago

ceruleanplains, thanks for your suggestions! I dunno why I didn't consider Zombie Infestation!!! And I like Escaped Null a lot for some lifegain. I also added some Essence Extraction to add some more lifegain to the deck. Might consider throwing some Vraska's Contempt in to give even more sustain, but it's just such an expensive card. I like Whip of Erebos in theory, I just feel like I can't justify taking anything out for putting it back in, especially with the activated ability being not as good as permanent resurrection that comes from other cards/abilities.

I was thinking about Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip while building v01, and now that I'm reconsidering, I can't remember why I didn't want to include her, so thanks for the reminder!

Appreciate the help!

Mice_Overseer on UB Control *Budget*

1 week ago

Looking at your maybeboard, Fatal Push will retain its value after rotation because of its use in eternal formats, so I'd get a playset of those to replace your Essence Extractions and move some of your Moment of Cravings to the sideboard. An extra Search for Azcanta  Flip is good for the same reason, plus it doesn't rotate out for another year. Finally, Golden Demise is a cheap, easy-to-cast board clear that's excellent sideboard material against token decks and doesn't put you in time out for a turn. Good luck, keep us updated on how this goes!

vasarto77 on Angrath Flame Chained deck help.

3 weeks ago

Here is my deck so far, and I will actually admit that I am not sure 100% at what exactly I need this deck to do. Only that Angrath the flame chained is what I want my planeswalker to be, and that it needs to be Black / Red. There is already an Angrath deck on this website, but I don't want my deck to be like his deck at all.

Chained Angrath, Red, Black

LittleBlueHero on [[Profane Twilight of the Crested Sun]]

1 month ago

Sorry for the second post. Just had another thought.

If speed is still an issue you could also swap out Essence Extraction with Moment of Craving

magicsheep on White/Black Vampire Tribal 60-card

1 month ago

Some suggestions: (Right now, your deck is only 55 cards: You need 60)Add: 1xBishop of Rebirth WHY: It can make all your smaller vampires come back and is extremely good at baiting out removal 1xSanctum Seeker WHY: It uses powerful synergy to drain your opponents of life and gain life. 2xMavren Fein, Dusk Apostle WHY: In this deck, it can create a lot of small vampire tokens with lifelink, then swing and kill your opponents by overwhelming them with small tokens, and gaining lots of life to boot. 1xEssence Extraction WHY: It has synergy and can remove smaller creatures that you don't want to waste an Impale on.REPLACE: 2xImpale should be removed. 2xHour of Glory should be added. WHY: Some cards like the Hour of Devastation gods will NOT be removed. Hour of Glory has the same mana cost as Impale, but is more thorough and has lots of benefits.

Great job LykosMTG! I am excited to see updates/new decks from you. Also: daNoodalz: Vona is a she, for future reference xD

MulveStar on Grixis Midrange

1 month ago

I really like the idea of Evolving Wilds can defiantly help out your early game. My felling is that your matchup against aggro decks like Mardu Vehicles and other midrange decks is really good, however your matchup against control like Approach of the Second Sun decks is rough game one. Id suggest stacking your sideboard with pure control hate, and nothing is more hatful then Lost Legacy. This card can single handily win you the game if it hits. Of course landing a Lost Legacy against control can be challenging but I have sum ideas. first I'd go down to 3x Ravenous Chupacabra and go up to 3x Vraska's Contempt in your main. After sideboard remove everything that doesn't hit control like Abrade, Essence Extraction, Fatal Push, Harnessed Lightning, and Ravenous Chupacabra. Add the 3x Duress and 3x Negate loose Field of Ruin, Harsh Scrutiny, Magma Spray, and Sweltering Suns add 2x Lost Legacy 1x Hostage Taker 3x Siren Stormtamer and 3x Lookout's Dispersal (has nice 1 island cost as apposed to the usual 2 island counter cost and has good synergy with Hostage Taker and Siren Stormtamer). Hope this helps and best of luck in your future matches.

GlouriousDay on Flame-Chained

1 month ago

Thanks! I was also thinking maybe Essence Extraction or Reaver Ambush as budget removal.

Tremblayk19 on Eternal Scourge of Standard

1 month ago

I saw you were asking for help with sideboards. There are certain archetypes that you want to have answers for. Against control you want recursive threats or ways to fight your spells through, I saw your deck is budget and so my suggestions are: Duress, Negate, Spell Pierce (I would suggest less blue spells than a non-budget mana base). For aggro you want efficient removal and maybe even some lifegain, Essence Extraction, Moment of Craving, Cartouche of Ambition are all decent options. Further you want some stuff for artifact and enchantment removal and graveyard hate, my suggestions are Naturalize, Dissenter's Deliverance, Appetite for the Unnatural, Crook of Condemnation.

My 15 would look something like:

2x Negate, 1x Spell Pierce, 3x Duress, 2x Moment of Craving, 2x Naturalize, 2x Crook of Condemnation, 3x Hour of Glory

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