Heartless Summoning


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

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Set Rarity
Innistrad (ISD) Rare

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Heartless Summoning


Creature spells you cast cost less to cast.

Creatures you control get -1/-1.

Heartless Summoning Discussion

biggestmtgnerd on Must see!

2 days ago

The main issue that I see with this deck is that it is a little too slow (unless you wish to really lean into the Heartless Summoning route, in which case you would want to bump up that up to 4 of those). I recommend a couple of one-drops like Doomed Traveler or Hunted Witness as some good early game sacrifice fodder or blockers, cards like Viscera Seer as a sacrifice outlet, or cards like Mortician Beetle or Quest for the Gravelord as early-game threats. To fit this in, I recommend cutting down on the four mana cards, as you don't want a starting hand cluttered with too many four-drops. I recommend cutting restoration angel; it's a good effect for a lot of decks, but since you don't have many enter the battlefield effects, it's not super useful (in the same vein, I also recommend cutting Cloudshift . If you want it for the creature protection, try a couple of Selfless Spirit s instead). I'm also not completely sure about Desecration Demon ; it's a cool card and I get why you like it, but it kinda isn't related to your theme, so I'm not sure about it. I'm also not sure about your 6 and 7 mana creatures. Butcher of Malakir is cool and is a personal fave of mine, but grave pact has the same ability for cheaper, and is harder to kill. Abhorrent overlord, ascendant evicar, and sorin markov are decent, but they cost a bit too much mana for my liking. The one six mana card that I think might go well with your deck is Sun Titan , which you could probably replace Whip of Erebos with; it has a cool infinite combo where, if you have an infinite sacrifice outlet like Viscera Seer , then you can target the titan with Banisher Priest , then sacrifice the priest and use sun titan's enter the battlefield effect to bring back the priest, which can be sacrificed again for infinite death triggers, allowing you to go through your whole deck with the seer, get a very big Mortician Beetle , make the opponent sacrifice everything with grave pact, or other fun shenanigans. If you want other cards that could be a threat later on, I recommend X cards like Hangarback Walker or, if that costs a little bit too much money, Mikeaus, the Lunarch. I'm also not sure about the devotion subtheme; you do have some cards with a lot of black, so it might be powerful, but devotion tends to be a little iffy in two color decks, so I'm not sure about it. Other cool cards to consider might be Cartel Aristocrat , Bone Splinters , Plaguecrafter , or Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim . Hope that helps!

Rez09 on Ah, Curses!

6 days ago

You know, I was looking at building a deck like this using Heartless Summoning to drop Bitterheart Witch s and Accursed Witch  Flips early and start racking up curses, but I see that there Starfield of Nyx in your sideboard and can't help but wonder if that might be a better mainboard option alongside some method of dumping curses into the graveyard for free curse 'reanimation' each turn. Hrm.

This isn't really a recommendation for your build or anything, but definitely a thank you for presenting a new idea to me. Cheers and good luck on your build! ^_^ /

tiagompm on Muldrotha, the „Fun“ in „Funeral“ *Primer*

1 week ago

Hello Pikobyte

Even with regard to Heartless Summoning , the Constant Mists can be a great alternative to your friend Spore Frog ... You have the disadvantage of having to sacrifice a land if you want to activate the Buyback but it has the advantage of being in your hand and being a protected surprise ... And if in the act itself you have The Gitrog Monster still win an extra draw!

Keep up the good work !!!

Pikobyte on Muldrotha, the „Fun“ in „Funeral“ *Primer*

1 week ago

Hey tiagompm,

Nice too hear that you like it. Heartless summonings is a great card but I love my Spore Frog way too much and it sadly kills this little guy.

For lanfall I would go with the usual landfall creatures like roil elemental, baloths, avenger and Hedron Crab . Throw in Crucible of Worlds , Ramunap Excavator , Azusa, Lost but Seeking , Oracle of Mul Daya , Mesmeric Orb and some fetchlands. Mill yourself to have always access to enough lands and get value of your 3-4 landdrops each turn. World Shaper should be a must and maybe Scapeshift is worth including aswell.

tiagompm on Muldrotha, the „Fun“ in „Funeral“ *Primer*

1 week ago

Hello again!!

I play your deck and is very fun to Play! I dont have one Lion eye and this is one power of the deck... but wen make the deck i put one Heartless Summoning and, man... The card is very power in your deck!

I create a deck muldrotha with landalf theme if you have time give me some tips!

Kjartan on black colorless goodness

3 weeks ago

You run Extraplanar Lens , Crypt Ghast and Cabal Stronghold but you don't really have anything to ramp into. Your curve ends at 4 and you have no mass draw, so the ramping seems kind of wasted.

Heartless Summoning also seems very off with your current list. There is nothing to really abuse with it, and getting a Korlash, Heir to Blackblade out a turn early definitely doesn't seem to be worth the drawback

On a positive note, Lashwrithe could be good here,

PlatinumOne on Modern Horizons Announced

3 weeks ago

DemonDragonJ: as fun as all of those cards may be in a casual setting, im not sure that they're quite on par with the power level of modern. the reprints they choose will need to be powerful cards if they want to sell packs that will have an impact on modern.

that being said, i think Spiritmonger could be strong enough to see modern play. cmc 5 dodges Fatal Push while being easy to ramp into, and its in the perfect color combo for mana ramp and interaction until you can cast it. at the very least, it would be an excellent addition to Heartless Summoning decks.

Catpocolypse on Thalia's Horde of Humans

3 weeks ago

I looked into it and decided to be a total plebe and make a Lantern control style deck using Ensnaring Bridge . How I'm going to fit that around Heartless Summoning and Sun Titan I'm not quite sure, but I'll find a way. Its what I do best.

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