Essence Harvest


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Avacyn Restored (AVR) 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

gamer.ray on Big Zombie Pauper

2 weeks ago

Love this deck!

But i think that you could play at least 2 Sign in Blood in Main deck and maybe put 2 Essence Harvest into Sideboard.

bonsai11943 on Orzhov Life.dec [LEGACY]

3 weeks ago


Thanks for all the suggestions!

Yup, familiar with Wall of Blood and how it can combine with Rite of Consumption and Essence Harvest. With infinite life, those cards can definitely be useful. But for my deck, it seems somewhat inefficient as it requires two whole other separate cards (beyond the core combo cards) to pull off as compared with my current finishers Unspeakable Symbol and Vizkopa Guildmage.

I have a play set of Thoughtseize as of the moment, so the price is not really that much of a problem.

I find Tormod's Crypt is especially useful against the current legacy meta, so it might be difficult for me to replace it.

From your deck, Dawn Charm is certainly appealing and might be worth play testing. Also the land cards Karakas, Flagstones of Trokair, Godless Shrine are all definitely useful. And I like Grand Abolisher, and I am currently play testing it in tourneys. Seems to work well at times, but not yet completely sold on it though (given the two white mana cost).

Once again, thanks for the suggestions!

Kronas404 on Rite of Blood

1 month ago

@ Cai_Zer Essence Harvest fits perfect in the game plan of this deck. Thank you for this nice mention!

I think i will put 2 of them in the deck instead of Fling.

Cai_Zer on Rite of Blood

1 month ago

Nice deck.. I'm not sure if the Tormented Hero Heroic ability would trigger on the infernal plunge.. Basically you did not target him, you just sacrificed him to cast a spell. Anyway I think Essence Harvest would fit in this desk.

Legendxp on From One to Many

1 month ago

Maybe Dying Wish and/or Murder Investigation? Also, Fleshbag Marauder, Merciless Executioner, Slum Reaper, and Barter in Blood help up your commander's power considerably. Also, Rite of Consumption, Essence Harvest, and Curse of the Cabal might be fun.

Valoth on Sacrifice! Sacrifice!

4 months ago

I've put Wall of Blood as well as Rite of Consumption in the sideboard because it would be fun to use either Rite of Consumption or Essence Harvest on Wall of Blood after you pay a lot of life so that you can get your live back by it being taken from your opponent

Razulghul on Ayli, Eternal Lifegain

6 months ago

Hey there, I've been tinkering with a Ayli list myself - Ayli reflects, Boon or Wound?. I have found the deck to be pretty consistent but easily disrupted. That said here are some of my favorite cards:

Wall of Blood - usually this is my wincon with Vizkopa Guildmage and Ayli. It also goes great with Essence Harvest and Rite of Consumption. People never see it coming either.

Your land count could be higher too, I find 34 fine but I do search for Land Tax some games to make it manageable. 35 or so is my preference and I think cutting a few of your 6+ costing cards like Ashen Rider, Emeria Shepherd etc to make room is the best idea. Hope this helps some!

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