Faithless Looting


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

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Common
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Common
Eternal Masters (EMA) Common
Commander 2015 (C15) Common
Commander 2014 (C14) Common
Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt (DDK) Common
Dark Ascension (DKA) Common
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Faithless Looting


Draw two cards, then discard two cards.

Flashback (You may cast this card from your graveyard for it flashback cost. Then exile it.)

Faithless Looting Discussion

xtechnetia on blue black reanimator

1 day ago

Griselbrand is, in 95+% of situations, the reanimator target of choice. His text box may as well read "when this enters the battlefield, you win the game", as he draws you a ludicrous number of cards on command, restocking your hand and graveyard. Plus, you know, 7/7 flying lifelink.

If you don't want Gris or he's out of your budget range, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur can sort of imitate him, although not nearly as well.

Some other really good (but more situational) reanimator targets are:

As for the rest of your deck:

  • I don't think you need blue mana? All your actual spells get cast off only, and you're surely not planning to hard cast any of the fatties.
  • For self-discard options, Faithless Looting is amazing, if you're willing to splash a little red into your deck (maybe instead of blue).
  • Entomb is super good at immediately dumping a fatty into your graveyard. If you don't want to pay for that, the next best bet is Buried Alive .
  • Dark Ritual is a good speed improvement in certain hands. Swamp -> Dark Ritual -> Entomb -> Exhume -> Griselbrand basically wins the game on turn 1.
  • As many copies of Reanimate , Exhume , and/or Animate Dead as you want to pay for would be good. Redundancy is key to getting your fatty reanimated consistently and in decent time.
  • To protect yourself a bit from countermagic or similar, Duress is great. Ideally you probably want Thoughtseize , but that's expensive.
  • Your Lili planeswalker and Elixirs probably aren't needed.

All of this being said...

If you're playing casually, reanimator might not be a good deck choice, as it creates a lot of "nongames" where the games are just won or lost based on how fast your opener is / how much graveyard hate or early interaction exists in your playgroup.

BMHKain on Is it possible at all ...

2 days ago

@SynergyBuild: Apologies about this; just forgot the situation when cards like Planar Void , Rest in Peace , & even Leyline of the Void are in play. Didn't want to disappoint in such a short notice, but I suppose you have other ideas? Also, why not Rebuff the Wicked ? Aside from Faithless Looting (Which is practically out.), the rest are permanents at least...

SynergyBuild on Is it possible at all ...

2 days ago

Faithless Looting , Karmic Guide , Felidar Guardian , Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker , Red Elemental Blast .

Cast FL, discard another card and F-Guardian. Flash it back, mill the Kiki, keep the REB. Cast Karmic Guide, Return either F-Guardian to flicker Karmic Guide or Kiki to copy guide. go infinite when you have F-Guardian and Kiki. Hold REB for protection.

BMHKain on Is it possible at all ...

2 days ago

& for the Primer for this:

The EDH Doomsday Primer

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I, uh, actually wanted to make a Doomsday package w/ this as an optional wincon (Though the CMDR is yet to be fully confirmed.). There is only ONE restriction, though. All parts of the pile must have either , , , or any combination of the three. With no (Resulting in a lack of Laboratory Maniac , Gitaxian Probe , even Yawgmoth's Will .) to back this up, & the idea of Decking out to win out, I wonder for myself what I can do w/ this. Since this is, basically, only, this is essentially the hardest thing Doomsday can do. What to do for a pile is still unknown. I've yet to even choose any of the pieces. I do know that Faithless Looting , Wild Guess , & even Tormenting Voice would only make the pile worse. I'd like some suggestions anyway, though; but w/ only 5 cards to choose, one multiplier out of the equation, maybe there's another way; I mean, I can only imagine infinite burn, but this is / only anyways; maybe there's another way? I'm now open to debate. Oh, & is out despite being in the CMDR's Color Identity; JSYK. Any ideas?

UPDATE: LITERALLY forgotten one important factor in such a situation. (Though there might be more after the fact.) Say, for instance, your Graveyard is now an Exile Only Zone. This means stuff using the yard will be utterly useless. This is to show what this deck can really do in a pinch. Apologies for this; though I'll have to say this over & over if needed...

Spirits on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

2 days ago

Hi weezel,

I would caution going down a Wheel of Fortune route. I've never played Wheel of Fortune specifically, but Dragon Mage I've tested. Sometimes, depending on the array of commanders your up against, when I finally get a Kaalia of the Vast resolved, and either Haste/Protected where opponents can't deal with her, I definitely don't want to put 7 cards in my hand, and then put 21 possible solutions for Kaalia of the Vast in others hands. Also, assuming I'm tutoring my win-con, Buried Alive , Reanimate , etc. the Wheel of Fortune becomes useless to me because I have no way to recover those cards (Except Yawgmoth's Will ) from the graveyard, and I've spent mana and life to get them into my hand. Giving your opponent the solution to controlling you mostly won't help you, some situations, sure, but mostly no.

If you build around the graveyard recursion, it would be viable, or go down a Liliana's Caress type structure where draw/discard costs players life, or you control their graveyards with Leyline of the Void type effects, I think they would be good, there's many of those, like Magus of the Wheel , Reforge the Soul , Wheel of Fate . If your looking to disrupt other players by making them discard their tutor results, your probably getting Force of Will on your Wheel of Fortune anyway.

So not enough synergy with it, definitely don't like reloading opponents hands and handing them a solution to whatever I'm doing, like here's 21 chances at a solution for Iona, Shield of Emeria you can't deal with, or solution for Avacyn, Angel of Hope , or solution for Kaalia of the Vast + Lightning Greaves for example.

Faithless Looting is better because you control the discard, keep the combo pieces, and gets combo pieces you've accidentally drawn into the graveyard. Yesterday I did cast Restoration Angel Flash, blocked an attacking Dark Confidant and then on my turn Buried Alive ( Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker , Karmic Guide , and Razaketh, the Foulblooded ) then Reanimate for the win. There was an Executioner's Capsule in play, but Breya, Etherium Shaper tapped out and couldn't activate, so took my shot.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

2 days ago


White gets draw from some incidental spells like Wall of Omens , from specific requirements, like Aura/Enchantment, Equipment/Artifacts, Sram, Senior Edificer , Puresteel Paladin , Mesa Enchantress , Kor Spiritdancer , Dawn of Hope , but also has just plain hate, like Spirit of the Labyrinth and Alms Collector .

Blue obviously has just plain card draw.

Black pays life for cards Underworld Connections , Blood Scrivener , Necropotence , Phyrexian Arena , Sign in Blood , Live Fast , Read the Bones , or Cruel Bargain . You can also Sacrifice Creatures for Cards.

Red gets cards for limited time, Experimental Frenzy , or it comes with Discard Wheel of Fortune Faithless Looting , or Burning Inquiry .

Green is already flush with cards similar to yours, Primordial Sage , Soul of the Harvest , Selvala, Heart of the Wilds for example.

weezel on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

3 days ago


I kind of had a feeling it was to get some cards into the graveyard. Hmmm... Ever reconsidered Wheel of Fortune , I know it was mentioned before. Each has their pro's. I guess the favor would go to Faithless Looting for being able to quickly draw and dump two cards of your choice and then abusing flashback if needed; rather than discarding your whole hand.

Has there been any times where you're just "I dont need any of these in my hand" I guess that's where Wheel of Fortune comes in. Whichever route you go, keep us updated. Hopefully I can finally get some games in this weekend, get a better feel.

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Faithless Looting occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.79%

Red: 3.88%

Rakdos: 5.32%


All decks: 0.55%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.08%

Red: 0.85%

U/R (Izzet): 0.62%

Rakdos: 0.44%