Essence Harvest


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy 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

dlamars on Ayli, Eternal Lifegain

1 month 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!

landofMordor on What are some funny, exciting, ...

1 month ago

End Hostilities into Vraska the Unseen's ultimate (easy to get that high because she's not super threatening) into Mogis's Marauder.

Or Serra Avatar and Essence Harvest might fit a Treefolk theme. Best of luck.

dlamars on Ayli reflects, Boon or Wound?

1 month ago

Hey Suns_Champion thanks for the suggestions! I have checked out your Brion deck many times and it is pretty cool how ayli plays a similar role. I really wish Brion could use Wall of Blood you basically have Essence Harvest in the command zone.

Do you think Blind Obedience should take Authority of the Consuls spot?

Test of Endurance may go in too but I need to test some hatebears first. I'm thinking Ethersworn Canonist type cards may be what's needed to slow my meta down atm.

Vault of the Archangel would be cool but I only attack with Marit or Avacyn usually and I'd rather add Sorin, Solemn Visitor for the lifelink if it is needed.

Gray Merchant of Asphodel might be good too, any idea what it would replace?

Baconfish on What happens when two players ...

1 month ago

If I play against an opponent who has Tainted Remedy in play and I throw down an Essence Harvest on a creature with power greater than both mine an my opponents health, what happens then.

Does the spell resolve and all life loss/gain is distributed at the same time so that we both die and it results in a tie?

DudelRok on Powerful Commanders on a Budget

1 month ago

Kresh the Bloodbraided with stuff like Pestilence, Pyrohemia, and Thrashing Wumpus is the BEST! It lets you kill stuff consistantly, avoid the a lot of the expensive cards that usually come with Kresh (you don't need any Pact effects or sac outlets, for example). The entire deck, complete with stuff like Essence Harvest, Soul's Fire, and Fling came to around to, like $60? XD

Lethal commander is the name of the game!

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Pestilence Demon

Anything that pings all the things!

Last Laugh was a funny board wipe that also sometimes killed everyone.

landofMordor on Decks That Play Differently Each ...

2 months ago

Ditto, SteelSentry. The best way to build a neat deck with multiple win-cons is EDH, because of the 100-card singleton deck restriction.

Modern/Standard don't offer the same variety, because they inherently reward consistency.

For example, take Oloro, Ageless Ascetic. You can win through Essence Harvest and Serra Avatar, Aetherflux Reservoir, or comboing with Exsanguinate, or just beating down. And it happens differently every game unless you run tutors.

GregGreg on Hydras and Counters

3 months 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

4 months ago

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

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