Exsanguinate

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Uncommon

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Exsanguinate

Sorcery

Each opponent loses X life. You gain life equal to the life lost this way.

Latest as Commander

Exsanguinate Discussion

AwesomeOctopus on Kambal, Painful Pestilence

2 days ago

suggestions: Hissing Miasma -> Ghostly Prison , Bitter Revelation -> Necropotence . Buried Alive doesn't fit in a deck with no recursion. Shade's Form makes a poor win condition. you have to attack and get though and it can only eliminate 1 player at a time with a massive resource investment to do so. Torment of Hailfire Exsanguinate and Debt to the Deathless are much better. good life gain payoffs are Karlov of the Ghost Council Crested Sunmare and Archangel of Thune that give you big rewards just for you opponents playing spells while kambal is out.

alechodgin23 on Windgrace Loves Lands

1 week ago

Excellent build my friend. Definitely a +1 from me!

I understand enjoying versatility, but if I were you, I'd focus my strategy a little bit. Win by either attacking with lands, tokens, or cards like Torment of Hailfire and Exsanguinate . Not necessarily all 3.

I would do one of the first 2 so your deck can be focused on one single strategy and have a ton of support and synergy around that particular strategy and then have a Hailfire as a backup. I'm not saying you've built your deck wrong, I think its excellent. However if you want it to be a bit more competitive, I'd tune it closer to one strategy.

A would also recommend more forms of card draw to help you get closer to those win conditions within the deck.

Here's some incredible cards that have over performed in every game I've played with my lands deck:

Lotus Cobra , Squandered Resources , and Reprocess

Reprocess is particularly good with Splendid Reclamation . TONS of card draw.

If you'd like some interesting ideas, check out my lands deck: Competitive Thrasios/Vial Smasher Lands Matters

I'd love your feedback!

LastEdegy on Willowmaker

1 week ago

@Cloud777 - Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper might be included once I update this deck soon.. I'm not sure about Dragonlord Dromoka though.. It's a bit expensive.. but thanks again for the suggestions!

@vehiclemaster - I had Exsanguinate before in this deck, but i removed it since i rarely use it even before as a finisher.. but should I feel that I rarely win due to lacking finishers, I might add it back or Torment of Hailfire or both.. thanks!

@VEILofAUTUMN - I prefer Swiftfoot Boots over Lightning Greaves for this particular deck, since i have spells that i need to target my creature/s. I also prefer Serra's Blessing and Brave the Sands over Cathar's Shield and Accorder's Shield , since it harder to remove enchantments than artifacts and both enchantments covers my whole board.. Slagwurm Armor though might replace my Ensouled Scimitar .. So far, when I play, I rarely use its activated ability, and Slagwurm Armor has lower cmc to put in the battlefield, which opens for more mana to cast other spells.. Thanks for the suggestions!

vehiclemaster on Willowmaker

2 weeks ago

Cloud777 has a point. You can also add sorcery finishers, such as Exsanguinate or Torment of Hailfire ..

enpc on Is Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon ...

3 weeks ago

Outside of a competitive environment, I always like Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief for mono black. She has natural evasion (flying), inbuilt damage buff and the ability to clear a path. You do have to build her as a big mana deck, however it menas that you can rely on stuff like Exsanguinate as a backup win condition easily then.

Charley007 on Life gain boyos

4 weeks ago

If you run beacon of tomorrow you should run also Tainted Remedy so you may kill Someone at instant speed. Why you don't run Exsanguinate ? Or Aetherflux Reservoir ?

Strangelove on Marchesa, the Black Rose

1 month ago

@your post

Hey! I built a budget Black Rose deck and, you're right, it is hard to win! The throne mechanic can be really restrictive. I think it's important to remember Marchesa wants to be aggro. Flayer of the Hatebound is the closest you can get to combo (with Marchesa, burning people for 9 at each end step). So make an enemy... try to kill someone ASAP. Dethrone other players only if you have a way to nuke your life, on-demand +1/+1 counters, or board that can 1-2-shot someone.

You need more creatures. At least 28.

If you want to win consistently, I'd play more stax pieces like Sadistic Hypnotist , Oona's Blackguard , Noxious Toad , etc. Maybe even Specter tribal with the likes of Sedraxis Specter . You really want to slow your opponents down and secure your board; like how Boros aggro needs Armageddon .

Alternatively, run a suite of 6+ 1-2 cmc counterspells like Negate , Narset's Reversal , etc so you can defend your tempo.

Purphoros, God of the Forge wins games.

I would consider cutting...

Phyrexian Arena ... I'd rather draw more. < Slithermuse , Toothy, Imaginary Friend , etc.

Dark Prophecy ... Good card, but you're not making a lot of tokens. BBB is too restrictive for it to be worth it. < Smothering Abomination .

Black Market ... This belongs in a control deck with Exsanguinate , etc... and there are better ways of paying Marchesa's commander tax. < Revel in Riches .

Ugin, the Ineffable / Meteor Golem ... You want to avoid 5+ cmc single-target-removal. You don't have time to answer threats at the end of your curve. < Nevermaker , Boompile , Nevinyrral's Disk .

By Force ... you don't need this and Vandalblast .

Altar of Dementia ... any other engine on a stick is better.

I might add...

Plaguecrafter ... all-star.

Insurrection / Mob Rule ... wins.

Shifting Shadow ... great engine in Marchesa.

Breath of Fury ... extra combats will win.

Puppeteer Clique ... fun theft.

Grave Titan ... you might just need some pricey 1-card houses.

Curse of Stalked Prey ... ignore the Throne.

Trophy Mage ... tutor Ashnod's Altar , etc

Sidisi, Undead Vizier ... tutor.

Fleshwrither ... maybe?

Whip of Erebos ... to combo with "Pay life:" ...or some other life gain.

Good luck!

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Exsanguinate occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

Black: 0.85%

WB (Orzhov): 0.42%

Rakdos: 0.37%

Golgari: 0.14%