Final Payment

Final Payment

Instant

As an additional cost to cast this spell, pay 5 life or sacrifice a creature or enchantment.

Destroy target creature.

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Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Common

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Format Legality
Pioneer Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Pauper Legal
Vintage Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Brawl Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pre-release Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

Final Payment occurrence in decks from the last year

Standard:

All decks: 0.07%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Final Payment Discussion

staggy97 on Lurrus Aristocrats (with primer)

2 months ago

Thanks for the feedback Swilliam. I didn't know about Pitiless Pontiff or Qarsi Sadist, good suggestions. I agree about needing another sac outlet. I was considering Priest of Forgotten Gods but I think she might be too fragile to be useful in Pioneer. Should I swap out Corpse Knight for one of them?

I was also looking at Final Payment as removal, but I thought Fatal Push would be OK assuming that this deck would amp it up a lot of the time.

I think the 1 drops might need to be looked at as well, Serrated Scorpion might be a better fit here than Bloodsoaked Champion with it's ETB.

Swilliam on Lurrus Aristocrats (with primer)

2 months ago

Hey, cool deck. +1 from me. I'd just mostly suggest adding more sacrifice outlets. Pitiless Pontiff and Qarsi Sadist are pretty good. Qarsi Sadist also has an enter the battlefield trigger if that helps. Final Payment is also really great removal for this deck.

Swilliam on Life, Death, and Zombies

2 months ago

So I've done a little more testing and I found a couple of potentially useful cards for you. Final Payment is removal without any drawbacks if you sacrifice Stitcher's Supplier and you can use it to fill your graveyard. Paying five life is not the worst either depending on how much you can gain off of Wayward Servant. Mire Triton might be negligible considering the copies of Liliana, but for those on a budget it could have a home. In addition, including these could possibly help make room for cards that boost all of you zombies considering the large amount you can get from Diregraf Colossus. I probably jumped the gun a little bit with recommending the Rotting Regisaur earlier, but it inspired me to test out a green/black zombies deck with Lotleth Troll, Slitherhead, Dread Wanderer, etc. It seemed to work out alright.

phsycord on Teysa is the True heir to the Orzhov Throne

2 months ago

I agree with basically everything Masterful wrote.

To add on this I am not sure if Intangible Virtue is a good card. Do you usually win your games via combat damage? It's a huge nobo with Skullclamp, one of the best draw engines in Teysa (or 1/1 token decks in general). But overall I feel like the deck could use a little bit more small creatures or token generation for Skullclamp to actually work here, so maybe this is the cut instead.

What cards do you usually remove with Final Payment? Can you get rid of them with a Despark instead? Then I would much rather play this.

The mana base could take a rehaul, depending on how much you are willing to invest. I heavily dislike lands that come into play untapped. Cut that Temple of Silence and some basics instead play better lands like Isolated Chapel, Godless Shrine, Fetid Heath, Caves of Koilos, Tainted Field, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Cabal Coffers, all the fetch lands (not really needed though), and potentially Castle Locthwain. Reliquary Tower is also probably not need. It does not give you any of your colors and you rarely come into the situation of having more than 7 cards in hand. Also 7 cards in hand is usually enough to keep the cards you really need and just discard the rest.

The Painter's Servant Teysa, Orzhov Scion is cool, but would make even more sense with small Teysa in your command zone. What do you think of including Grindstone in this if you want to run it? Another card that combos with Servant.

If you have problems with draw I can not recommend Necropotence enough.

I'm not a fan of those Soul Warden type effects. How much life does this gain you on average? I don't have experience with this, but Lifegain is simply not winning you games, except maybe when you have combos like Exquisite Blood Sanguine Bond or other infinite combos.

I prefer my sack outlets to be "free", as in they don't have an activation cost. Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim is a bit underwhelming if she is not online, but I think this is what you are trying to achieve with those Soul Warden effects. Even if you are at 50+ life I don't know if you run enough creatures you can sack to activate her a bunch of times, so maybe shy away from this combo, as you first need to have Ayli after all and then go to 50+ life. Both not easy to achieve in a commander game.

Ayara, First of Locthwain and Priest of Forgotten Gods are slow and need to stick a turn cycle and other creatures to even start being useful. Yawgmoth, Thran Physician is very similar but can be used immediately and his counters can be also used as removal. Or Erebos, Bleak-Hearted is maybe not the best sack outlet, but gives you immense card draw for a little life (also tokens may draw you off of him!) and he's indestructible :)

I hope that helps :)

TiARETiK on Pauper Mimicry

6 months ago

Wow! This deck looks realy cool! Have you tested it already? Might just build it myself if it's working) Also, Final Payment might be good, since you gain that much life any way,

shadowiness on Orzo

7 months ago

bersagliamo piu cose

JCaleb on Orzo

7 months ago

varie considerazioni:

SeriousSquid on Insistent Angels

10 months ago

Tips. If you have recommendations I think I'd like something which can recover some value if all the spirits get taken out or if I'm ending up suiciding some lifelink tokens for Dawn of Hope . I basically added Impassioned Orator originally because opponents playing Ethereal Absolution was giving me head-aches and at least allowed me to throw Ministrant of Obligation onto the board for a minimum of 3x card-draw events off Dawn of Hope as they all come onto the board and immediately die while waiting for a Conclave Tribunal or something. Rising Populace is at least a cheap option, and the synergy with Teysa Karlov is nice but I'm hesitant.

Or maybe skip a Final Payment and just go for Kaya's Wrath and recover some tokens if the game gets stuck?

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