Essence Harvest


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

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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

Salty_River on BUDGET Competitive EDH (Psychatog: $42)

20 hours 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

6 days 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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!

droslag on Brain drain

1 month ago

have you considered Rogue's Passage or Essence Harvest instead of artful dodge? but i guess you need the flash back eh :P

GregGreg on Nature's Wave

1 month ago

My perfect hand is, T1: forest + mana dork, T2: land + lightning greaves T3:Corpsejack Menace + land T4: land + attacking 24/24 Kalonian Hydra. I <3 hydras.

Sometimes i'm not so fast, but you know that 1 turn for us is very important, our hydras double/triple in power in one turn, sometimes i need life, Feed the Clan, good card, when you are still charging the cannon, or Essence Harvest great finisher, Also useful when you are against a fast deck. I run Vines of Vastwood over Blossoming Defense with vines you can stop your opponent from boosting with auras etc. their creatures.

GregGreg on Hyper-Stompy Limitless Growth Creatures

1 month ago

Hi, nice deck +1, i like hydras too, i suggest you to look at Essence Harvest, nice card, you can check out my hydra deck, Hydra's Menace, if you want

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