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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare
Seventh Edition (7ED) Rare
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Rare
Fourth Edition (4ED) Rare
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Rare
Legends (LEG) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Greed occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.25%

Greed Discussion

deebiia on Cathedral of Blood (HELP)

2 days ago

Hi, I have ran a deck similar to this and I really did not like having the combo of Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond. They are heavy costed cards and you don't really have any protection for them if one gets blown up.

I love Sanguine Bond way more than Exquisite Blood. I took mine out and made my deck more of what you're asking for. I can post my list, but I would only as per your request. If you're playing in a multiplayer group, once you start extorting your opponents... they find that annoying, for some odd reason, and they begin going after you. I love Cliffhaven Vampire in the deck since I have 4x Soul's Attendant as well as Suture Priest. I get to ping my opponents for anyone playing creatures.

In your deck, a nice card draw-- and potential finisher-- could be adding Greed to your list for card draw or to pay a bunch of life into it with Sanguine Bond and Children of Korlis out to dome an opponent for a bunch at once.

I personally would make this just an Orzhov deck and cut out entirely to make your mana base-- even though you said to ignore it-- much more consistent. Instead, to go with your sitting back and waiting plan, you could add Congregate and Fumigate to just outright kill an opponent if you have Sanguine Bond on the field or to keep you from dying to an overwhelmingly large board your opponents have set up while you were waiting.

Some general improvements I think would be:

  • Taking out Thrull Parasite since he doesn't really do anything in the deck. He has extort, but it seems like you could have better options for your mana if you wanted to play more of a control game.
  • Instead of Intrepid Hero who only hits certain targets, run something like Murder or Hideous End.
  • Purity is good with Sanguine Bond out, but again, it's pretty heavily costed. Here I would highly recommend running at least 3 of Cliffhaven Vampire. He is so good with the "Soul Sisters" in that he hits each opponent for each trigger on the stack. I cannot recommend him enough.
  • Maybe run more board wipes like Fumigate or even Kaya's Wrath to gain life and deal with problematic creatures.

Hopefully this was helpful, and again, if you would like me to link my deck that plays along the same way your does, let me know. Have a great day and stay safe, friend.

KibaAlpha on Teysa's Cheery Sacrifice

2 weeks ago

First you don’t need more than 37 lands.

You are missing the best 4 free sacrifice outlets Ashnod's Altar, Phyrexian Altar, Altar of Dementia and Spawning Pit.

Creature sacrifice outlets to add Viscera Seer, Woe Strider, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician.

Additional life drain cards Cruel Celebrant, Bastion of Remembrance and Vindictive Vampire.

You are lacking card draw look to add Skullclamp, Greed, Erebos, God of the Dead, Midnight Reaper and Dark Prophecy.

I’ll suggest more when I’m not at work.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

3 weeks ago

White is my favorite color, but black is easily my second favorite.

I love Greed/Castle Locthwain, Thoughtseize, Toxic Deluge, and otherwise paying life. It's why Angel of Jubilation is among my favorite white cards, and an auto-include in every nonblack deck I make. I don't currently have a deck without either white or black, oddly enough. Not even my modern Rakdos Burn, Rakdos Reanimator Aggro, Standard Kroxa-Lurrus Control or Standard Azorius Mill. Even my Battle of Wits deck is Esper, if very Blue focused.

I'm evidently very uncomfortable with Temur, lol.


Dusk Rose Squire

Creature - Vampire Soldier

This spell is black

As an additional cost to Dusk Rose Squire, pay 2 life.



I'd like to see more zero CMC cards. ( = 0, fyi)

austintayshus on Orzhov life drain

1 month ago

Hey there!

These are the cards that I would cut for Karlov, Land Tax and Skirsdag High Priest

Mindcrank : Mill just seems like a detrimental side plan when you already have this much gain and drain. I might keep it in if you're also running Syr Konrad, the Grim

Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder : Endrek is a powerful token generator, but does require a lot of resources to get going, and you already seem to have a decent amount of token generators.

Druidic Satchel : While this card does everything you want to do, it will cost 5 mana for your first activation. And with that activation, you'll either get a creature token, an extra land into play or gain 2 life, none of which are very impressive for 5 mana. And you don't even get to choose which you get, it's all random.

Also, I commend you for the amount of ramp you have available, but I think you should also support that ramp with more card draw. Krav can be a great source of ramp, but if you don't get 5 lands in the first 5 turns, you won't have access to that card draw. I think you could use a few more repeatable card draw effects. Some cards that come to mind are Well of Lost Dreams, Dawn of Hope, Mentor of the Meek, Greed and Skullclamp.

Hope this helps!

Dnonymous on Volrath - There's no School, like Old School!

1 month ago

I really, REALLY love this deck. You've done something awesome here. Every card evokes that teenage metal head comic book prog rock cartridge video game kinda feel you know? You've got me really wanting to try something similar with white though I'm not sure it would scale to a modern game of commander quite as well. Great work!

Here are some cards I think could be cool:

Mana Vault Greed Memory Jar Infernal Contract Ancient Tomb Chainer, Dementia Master Grim Monolith Terrain Generator Scroll Rack And I'm always happy when I have Strip Mine

Mostly I think the deck needs some more ways to keep it's hand full but beyond that it looks really solid over all.

Grind on Raging Respawning Regiment

1 month ago

While i always liked Greed in theory, it is good for a long game but costly in the short term. as it takes 5 mana and 2 life just to replace itself. i would definitely run Phyrexian Arena over this if you have it. some other options to consider would be Ambition's Cost, Promise of Power, Land Tax, Necropotence, Skeletal Scrying.
also would consider Recruiter of the Guard and Hero of Bladehold as creature options

DemonDragonJ on Phyrexianized Versions of Existing Cards

1 month ago

Now that Phyrexian mana exists, I feel that WotC has not truly used that mechanic to its fullest potential, so I shall make some Phyrexianized versions of existing cards, and I hope that everyone likes them.

Praetor's Disdain Show

This card is obviously modeled after Cancel or the original Counterspell; I had originally planned to have it cost only , but that would have made it far too powerful, so I increased it.

Praetor's Scorn Show

Thus far, there has never been a card that uses multiple colors of Phyrexian mana, so I have made such a card, which is modeled after Utter End, but it only destroys a permanent, rather than exiling it, to prevent it from being strictly better than the other card. Alternatively, I could increase the cost to and keep it as an exile effect.

Praetor's Spite Show

This card is modeled after Thoughtseize, Distress and Duress; I originally planned to have it cost , but I then thought that it would be too powerful, in that case.

Praetor's Shield Show

This card is modeled after Righteous Aura, and I was originally planning to have the casting cost be only , but I increased it to prevent it from being too powerful. I am not worried about the activated ability being capable of being used for no mana, because a player will not pay 4 life unless the source of damage that they wish to prevent will deal at least 4 damage.

Phyrexian Replicator Show

This card is obviously modeled after Doubling Season, but I increased the cost to prevent it from being strictly better than that card.

Phyrexian Purge Show

This card is modeled after Planar Cleansing, and I am not worried about its casting cost, because I made it very mana-intensive; a player will pay 8 life to cast it only if they are very desperate.

Phyrexian Grimoire Show

This card is modeled after both Greed and Book of Rass (which, as a side note, really needs to be reprinted), so its casting cost is between the costs of those two cards. Its controller can draw cards for no mana, but 4 life is a high price for a single card.

Temporal Flux Show

I could not conceive of an impressive name for this card that contained the word "Phyrexian," so I used a name that had not yet been used for a card. I modeled it after Time Warp and Temporal Manipulation, but I increased its cost to prevent it from being strictly better than them.

Gitaxian Tome Show

This card references Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur and is modeled after both Jayemdae Tome and Arcane Encyclopedia.

Phrexian Blueprints Show

This card references Urza's Blueprints, and its overall cost is lower, because I feel that, if that card had been printed today, it would be less expensive due to power creep.

Phrexian Amulet Show

This card is modeled after Quicksilver amulet.

Those are all the designs that I have conceived at this moment, so I shall post more as I conceive them, but what does everyone think of the cards that I have designed, thus far?

bushido_man96 on Toss A Coin To Your Witcher

2 months ago

You have access to the best colors for card draw here. Rhystic Study, Mystic Remora, Greed, Rishkar's Expertise, Guardian Project, Kumena's Awakening, are just a few options that would provide consistent card draw.

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