Essence Harvest


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

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Set Rarity
Avacyn Restored Common

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Essence Harvest


Target player loses X life and you gain X life, where X is the greatest power among creatures you control.

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Essence Harvest Discussion

GregGreg on Hydras and Counters

1 week ago

Sakura-Tribe Elder is a good card, you can sac him when you want, i you want a land you fan sac him ad sono ad che enters the battlefield, but you also chump block with him.

Essence Harvest is a powerhouse in an hydra deck.

You van asdo check out the combo Gyre Sage + Increasing Savagery, nice combo, counters on the sge forma mana, and then flashback for ten more. You can use Bioshift to pump an unblocked creature, or take extra turns with Sage of Hours :) lol

VesuvanDoppelbanger on Dakkon 1DH

1 month ago

How about an Essence Harvest - a nice slug if you get Dakkon out.

solarPULSAR on Hydra's Menace

1 month ago

I would say maybe add some ramp spells like Rampant Growth instead of Essence Harvest?

Salty_River on BUDGET Competitive EDH (Psychatog: $42)

1 month ago

TheTindell179 thanks so much for the positive feedback. I'm glad you enjoy it. To properly answer your question, the goal is to fill the graveyard, both through discarding, and self milling. However, the purpose for this isn't only for Psychatog. Take note of cards above, such as Exhume and Dutiful Return. This deck also has the intention of operating as a reanimator deck, as needed. Fill your graveyard, so you can retrieve things from it as needed. As you will see above, you will notice many cards have "Transmute," which will allow you to retrieve numerous instants, such as Ghostly Flicker. As a pauper fan, you will also know the synergy this card has with Archaeomancer. This combo isn't necessary, but is certainly built in to the deck. Many of the creatures included have several different beneficial ETB effects. One final card I want you to note is Essence Harvest, a personal favorite of mine in this deck. I hope you have a chance to try this tech out for yourself. If you have any adjustments that you have found to be successful, please share. It's always a pleasure speaking with a fellow Pauper EDH enthusiast.

VesuvanDoppelbanger on Rise of the Artifacts

1 month ago

I really like the choice of commanders here for a modular build.

What do you think of Fling, Soul's Fire, Rite of Consumption, or Essence Harvest?

I'm assuming you're already well aware of the Arcbound Ravager. He's a pricey punk.

LCJ38 on Rats! Lamest Combo Deck Ever.

2 months ago

Jimmy_Chinchila, thanks so much for the upvote and comment! I will definitely put Ogre Slumlord, Pack Rat, Rite of Consumption, Cavern of Souls, and Essence Harvest into the deck.

As for Thoughtseize and Typhoid Rats, I don't really want to switch from the lame strategy that is just making giant rats and helping them with Relentless Rats. :)

Thanks again for the upvote and card suggestions! :)

Jimmy_Chinchila on Rats! Lamest Combo Deck Ever.

2 months ago

lol this is hilarious. Cavern of Souls keeps anyone from countering if trying to be somewhat competitive. For sideboard you could stick in Thoughtseize and other targeted discard to pull any removal from their hand, and maybe Typhoid Rats against aggro. If it's super casual Ogre Slumlord and Pack Rat are also fun. Something like Rite of Consumption or Essence Harvest are good win-conditions since you'll have giant rats that don't have haste or trample.

Looks fun and would surely amuse the people you're playing with! +1

Panzerforge on Black Flying Lifelink on a Budget

2 months ago

With all this lifelink and no draw, I would suggest a decent "pay life, get cards" mechanic, like Underworld Connections or Phyrexian Arena. Maybe cut your number of Essence Harvest and Dark Favor by one each to sneak in two of those?

You could also get a massive draw payoff by casting Disciple of Bolas after getting a Lashwrithe on the table, sacrifice the germ token (he doesn't have lifelink anyway, so what good is he?) and get a massive rush of cards and life.

Just a few suggestions!

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