Heartless Pillage


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Uncommon

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Heartless Pillage


Target opponent discards two cards. Raid - If you attacked with a creature this turn, create a colorless Treasure artifact token with "Tap, sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

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Heartless Pillage Discussion

Argy on Control the Treasure-Control

3 months ago

Sideboarded like this.


3x Costly Plunder
2x Gleaming Barrier
2x Prosperous Pirates
3x Sailor of Means

All Creatures removed due to the fact that Flame-Chained is efficient with Creature removal, and this will leave their hand full of useless cards.


3x Duress
2x Heartless Pillage
2x Lost Legacy
3x Sorcerous Spyglass

This deck won, again with Mechanised Production.

Sorcerous Spyglass was useful to shut down Angrath, the Flame-Chained.

Another thing with Metalspinner's Puzzleknot is it can be used to activate Revolt on Fatal Push, without any negative consequences.

xhuggels on Control the Treasure-Control

3 months ago

Heartless Pillage is a good sideboard against control decks. i dont necessarily think you need a third tezzeret, but i also dont think it will hurt you to put it in. i still dont think Revel in Riches will do you any good. Mechanized Production is also a question mark, if you play your deck with the kind of freedom you need to make some of your other cards shine, then i dont think its a win-con at all. it does give you a treasure a turn however, which can be sweet and maybe make it a win-con in 5-10% of your matches.

Po0kYyY on Improvising piracy

4 months ago

Bring Herald of Anguish in turn 3-4 or cast 3 Pirate Price(Draw six card and have 6 treasures. Good luck Pirates!!

The improvise abiity look boring but is really powerfull with treasures since you dont have to
sacrifice them .

Dont forget you can tap the Inspiring sanctuary himself to add to cast non artifact spell Dont forget to tap it the same turn you cast it. Attack every turns and make Artifact Treasure token with Heartless Pillage
The ability to make a tokens is activate if you attack, Cast it even if your opponent have no card in hands.

JonMH on Tormentor's Wake - Budget UB Discard

4 months ago

I've definitely been giving it thought. The flash is really nice as I can surprise someone and trade, but I'm not sure it will edge out Gifted Aetherborn. I've found the lifelink has been super useful for slowing down aggro decks, and the 1 extra toughness is relevant from time to time.

I feel like I don't really need the 2 Heartless Pillage in my sideboard as I never feel like I need to run all 4 of them, so I might try sideboarding a couple of Dire Fleet Poisoners for matches where I need that little extra bit of creature removal.

Hakamiah on The scarabs will have a feast !

4 months ago

Since you have a control approach, I think the raid on ixalan cards are negligible. The cycle of Unburden is better than the raid on Heartless Pillage, since on late game your opponent will have no cards is hand, and an extra draw from a dead card can't hurt. I have a similar deck, running 4 Ammit Eternal, it's a 5/5 body with 3 Mana, and Afflict 3. Can be used with Yahenni's Expertise, normally having more impact on board than a 1/2 dreamstealer. Run only 2. The deserts, Ifnir Deadlands, Dunes of the Dead, and Scavenger Grounds can help with removal/make chump block. Since using deserts, a good drop 2 is Wretched Camel, adding to the choices to when lost 2 life, kill and discard, etc. Raiders' Wake is a very bad drop 4, since with early Duress and Harsh scrutiny, your opponent will have nothing to discard. Stick on 4 Torment of Scarabs and none Raiders'wake.

Chasedrk1 on No cards for you! -- budget hand disruption

4 months ago

Is the a reason you have Hour of Glory in here over Vraska's Contempt?Also you may want to fit in a couple Heartless Pillage instead of Renegade Map or Unburden to help fix your mana pool for a bigger torment or an earlier herald drop.

Pandajka on Curse Control

6 months ago

Hey! Nice to see another discard/burn deck around! I have one myself, Torment of the discard! But mine has a bit less of discards and more creatures, creatures with deathtouch able to gain me some time till turn 4 or 5, to throw on all my curses.I like where your deck is going, the main suggestion I need to make is to play 3 or 4 copies of Sword-Point Diplomacy. It's just remarkable how it helps to keep your hand full, and most of the times people won't pay 3 lifepoints for the lands, they just don't know they're pumping up your Torment of Hailfire ;)Another card that seems to be working for me is treasure map , the scry is usefull when lacking mana or looking for something specific, and the 3 treasures are just terrific for torment!The wall you use is useful for the defense and burn, what I would suggest as well is Gifted Aetherborn, because 2-mana drop that kills big dinos and gets you some lifepoints. Also I attack a lot with my deathtouch creatures because I play Heartless Pillage instead of Unburden, it was a tough call but I managed to get the treasure advantage a few times and it's worth it!

Even so, nice deck! I really love this monoblacks for standard!

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