Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Uncommon

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Exsanguinate Discussion

Moby_Copperfield on Rakdos Party!

5 days ago

Mardu Shadowspear weakly interacts with Impact Tremors.

Exsanguinate and Cut / Ribbons provide additional direct damage.

slayingmatt1234 on Kess Control Casual

6 days ago

Now for some cuts:Gamble is bad, and it will make you feel bad. If you want a tutor, you are better off using a cheap black one. Increasing Ambition is a card you can use for example. Cabal Ritual and Dark Ritual are only good for Torment of Hailfire and otherwise they suck in your deck. I'd only keep them if you want your wincon for your deck to be casting and copying cards with big effects like that such as in Cruel Ultimatum, Ribbons, or Exsanguinate, which you could make your wincon, but you'd have to change around your deck. Izzet Charm is a storm card, you don't want this. Secrets of the Dead is way too slow. Just putting in a Sire of Stagnation or something would be most of the time way more efficient.Jace's Sanctum, while not bad, should be replaced by a card coming in Ixalan, Primal Amulet.

I think that the biggest problem with this deck is that it doesn't know how to win. Control with Kess can win in two ways. 1. Infinite Combo (with Laboratory Maniac and Demonic Consultation, Kokusho, the Evening Star and Rite of Replication, or some variation of the Splinter Twin combo). 2. Winning off of either one-shotting or hitting hard over a few turns with cards like Torment of Hailfire that I mentioned before, preferably copying those spells with Increasing Vengeance or Reiterate. You could put an infinite mana combo using Palinchron and Deadeye Navigator in too if you want to go that route.

This should cover most of my complaints. If you still need more things to cut, you probably don't need so many one mana draw spells. They get worse the more there are in your deck. You should really only be using them for the occasional extra draw with Kess when you have nothing to do with her, so only keep the most efficient ones like Gitaxian Probe and Brainstorm, etc.

TheWallinator74 on Hailfire Tron

1 week ago

Playset of Exsanguinate for Torment of Hailfire #5-8?

TheACTR on Prismatic Fire (Help Please)

1 week ago

@superhuman21: I like the finisher cards you listed and have thought about them as well as Exsanguinate. What do you think I should exchange for them? Same with Torment of Scarabs; I just don't know what to swap it for. That and I think it would draw too much ire from my targeted foe. The mana rocks though are promising. Do you think I should run more fixing or ramp? I will test them over my color fixing and see which is better for me. I may not need the extra color fixing since I have so much fixing in my land base not to mention Ramos is so good at providing colored mana. As for the rest of your suggestions, the Isochron Scepter, Conflux and the Elite Arcanist seem promising and I will test them out but the Apprentice Wizard doesn't really help me much and I don't run enough creatures to warrant the Greaves or Cloak.

NoNeedToBragoBoutIt on Best Black Commander

1 week ago

I do agree with Mikeyel16, Gonti, Lord of Luxury is just a blast to play!

Every match is different, because the usual deck relies so heavily on enemy decks. Plus, the deck scales amazingly. If you're up against cutthroat decks you'll be able to smash face with all the juice you've exiled. If you're up against more casual decks you'll be able to somewhat chill, do the usual mono- control stuff and look for high up the curve bombs in your enemies' decks.

And as always Exsanguinate, Torment of Hailfire or Gray Merchant of Asphodel with Conjurer's Closet and reanimation durdle will get you enough mileage if you're looking for win cons.

Feel free to check out the deck i came up with (within my meta restrictions - no Mana Crypt, no Sol Ring, no infinites, no MLD):

Gonti - Hoard your Luxury

Commander / EDH NoNeedToBragoBoutIt


PhotogenicParasympathetic on Best Black Commander

1 week ago

Toshiro Umezawa is an amazing mono-black commander - play politics to keep people attacking each other rather than you, spend your kill spells wisely, and then finish the game with a huge Exsanguinate or Torment of Hailfire. My deck here has primer if you're interested:

Serial Killer [Primer Included]

goblinguiderevealpls on Special Lil Guy's First Commander Deck

1 week ago

Welcome to edh!

Looks decent so far, as far as multiplayer black lifegain, Exsanguinate is unbeatable as both a wincon and getting you back in the game,even more so than debt to the deathless

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is pretty much a black staple land, especially when ran alongside Cabal Coffers

Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant are absolute powerhouses for multiplayer lifegain, and they arent hard on the wallet to boot!

Fumigate is like a wrath of god with surprisingly high lifegain potential, and Toxic Deluge is the best edh creature wipe in black and is much safer to cast with tons of lifegain

There are several lifegain enchantments worth including, 2 of which form an infinite lifesteal combo as a game finisher

Exquisite Blood and Bloodchief Ascension are the main ones, and Sanguine Bond is also not half bad, bond truly shines in that it goes infinite with the previous 2 (you deal damage with ascension or exquisite blood out, gain that much, then sanguine bond deals what you gained, in an infinite lifesteal cycle triggered by damage)

Also, Merciless Eviction and Austere Command are INSANELY powerful board wipes that athreos usually scoffs at

Lastly, signets are near-staple in any edh deck with 2+ colors, especially those without rituals or mana dorks, so i would strongly recommend picking up and adding an Orzhov Signet for mana fixing and ramp

Cheers, and once again, welcome to edh!

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