Harmless Offering


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Rare

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Harmless Offering


Target opponent gains control of target permanent you control.

Harmless Offering Discussion

DensetsuV on Rakdos Blood Hugs

1 month ago

Thanks for the help! I've never made a deck quite like this before and I really don't have a good idea of what I'm doing. If you're wondering about Harmless Offering and Bazaar Trader they're in there because if an opponent loses the game while in control of Xantcha, Sleeper Agent the control replacement effect ends and she comes under my control which could be very bad.

"7/13/2018 In a multiplayer game, if a player leaves the game, all cards that player owns leave as well. If the player under whose control Xantcha entered the battlefield leaves the game, the effect changing control of Xantcha ends. Because Xantcha’s replacement effect creates a continuous effect causing another player to control it, Xantcha isn’t exiled."

triproberts12 on Rakdos Blood Hugs

1 month ago

Give this episode of EDHRECast a listen. It's all about 75% decks with a focus on the creator of the site's Xantcha deck.

As for specifics for your deck, the first card I would include Koskun Falls . It's the only Ghostly Prison effect in black, and it will help you defend. Well, there's also No Mercy , so give that a whirl, as well.

Dauthi Embrace and Dauthi Trapper are interesting tech. I've never seen those cards before! If your goal is just to make Xantcha unblockable, though, Cover of Darkness is much cheaper (gotta love old cards that effect other people's creatures!), and I doubt you'll get much blowback from other Minions on the table.

With the whole, "everybody, attack!" plan, I like Fumiko the Lowblood in this deck. Same for Angel's Trumpet , which is basically a more efficient Charging Cinderhorn.

I also see a Nekusar, the Mindrazer kind of thing going on. You'll probably want some wheels to supplement that strategy. A few good budget ones are Khorvath's Fury , Incendiary Command , and Reforge the Soul .

As for cuts, Cabal Stronghold is pretty iffy in a deck running 11 Basic Swamps. Temple of the False God is awful. You're effectively running 35 lands, because Temple is a free 4-mana rock, not a land. I honestly despise this card. Run Thran Dynamo , Worn Powerstone , or Hedron Archive , instead, and add in a couple more lands. I would put in some budget fixing lands, such as Rakdos Carnarium and Tainted Peak . I don't like Bubbling Muck much. You're not running that many swamps, so something like Mana Geyser would be much more effective if you need big mana. I'm also not really sure what Harmless Offering is doing in this deck.

Those are just my initial impressions. I'd also check out the Xantcha page at EDHREC to see how others are building. You can click the budget tab in the top right to help stay under $150! Good luck!

DrButtSecks on Card creation challenge

4 months ago

Create a card similar to Bazaar Trader or Harmless Offering, BUT add a surprise twist of your own design that makes the card more fun and more likely to see play.

DrButtSecks on Card creation challenge

4 months ago

Inspired General
Legendary Creature — Human Soldier

When Inspired General enters the battlefield put 1/1 white Soldier creature token onto the battlefield.
Inspired — Whenever Inspired General becomes untapped, put a 1/1 white Soldier creature token onto the battlefield.
Inspired General gains +1/+1 for each creature token you control.
Sacrifice 2 creature tokens you control: Regenerate Inspired General. (The next time this creature would be destroyed this turn, it isn’t. Instead tap it, remove all damage from it, and remove it from combat.)

Some say a general is only as strong as his army. Others say he is still just a man.

Create a card similar to Bazaar Trader or Harmless Offering, BUT add a surprise twist of your own design that makes the card more fun and more likely to see play.

Gund4m18 on Karrthus Dragons EDH

4 months ago

Have you ever seen Harmless Offering + Conspiracy? All you do is play Conspiracy and call Dragons, then you play Harmless Offering and give them your Dragon Conspiracy, and play Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund And proceed to steal all of there creatures that are also dragons.

captainamerica on RG Turbolands

4 months ago

maybe 1 copy of Harmless Offering? Just for some lockouts

WhichKing on Xantcha Pass-the-Parcel

4 months ago

Yeap, Price of Progress is definitely worth it in EDH if you can build around it! Honestly your deck is dual-colour and there are no really colour-intensive mana costs in your deck, so I think you can actually cut most of your dual colour-producing lands. I would do the following: Cut Cinder Marsh, Foreboding Ruins, Lantern-Lit Graveyard, Rainbow Vale, Rakdos Carnarium. Replace them with basics Mountains and Swamps. This allows you to most effectively abuse Price of Progress. Oh yeah and before I forget you should run Anathemancer.

Havoc Festival is a hilarious card! In my experience people rarely try to target it as it hits everyone.

Lastly, I recommend that you find some way to squeeze in a few instant speed removal. I think Terminate, Hero's Downfall, Doom Blade, Murder, Chaos Warp are sufficient. You'll want some way to focus your resources against specific players, so that you won't be a "free" target. Instant speed removal will never die in your hand, you'll always have something you want to kill/threaten to be able to kill. I would consider cutting Nettling Curse, Custody Battle, Measure of Wickedness, Avarice Amulet, Harmless Offering.

jon_hill987 on Soul sisters + snowlandwalk zerdruu

4 months ago

Quiet_Listener good point, I didn't notice it was modern, assumed it was a fun kitchen table deck. Even more reason to swap it for Harmless Offering then. Still hilarious, but modern legal.

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