Ill-Gotten Gains


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy Rare
Urza's Saga Rare

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Ill-Gotten Gains


Each player discards his or her hand, then returns up to three cards from his or her graveyard to his or her hand.

Remove Ill-Gotten Gains from the game.

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Ill-Gotten Gains Discussion

illumfolly on Sorry, but they have to go, YES ALL OF THEM!

2 weeks ago


Cyclonic Rift -- ??? Put this in.

Ill-Gotten Gains -- ayy lmao that's a fun one

Warped Devotion -- yis. put this in. yis.

Body Double -- ayyyyyy

Affenkralle on Queen Marchesa EDH - Game of Thrones

3 weeks ago

masterk2 Love your idea with the vow cards. I actually have some of them in my Kaalia deck which I don't really play. Spectral Searchlight looks like a tonne of fun for a more political plan. Why did you choose Ill-Gotten Gains though?

You are right, with this deck I want to be more on the aggro side.

Anyways, thank you so much for your help. Your tips will definitely help me improve this list. You are awesome :D

Makyran on The Venomous Back Rub?!?!

1 month ago

Any idea on what I would replace for Ill-Gotten Gains? I really liked the idea of adding it, but have no idea what else to take out at this point dlamars

Makyran on The Venomous Back Rub?!?!

1 month ago

I had completely fogotten about Ill-Gotten Gains! Definitly might need to see if I can get it in. Living Death is also really fun, and considering how much cards are gonna end up in the graveyard, I'm suprised I haven't thought of it myself xD.

The fun part about Butcher Ghoul is that he can be revived forever, but Grim Poppet is also really cool, hmm... hard decisions! Will have to see how well Butcher Ghoul preforms in future playtestings, but a solid replacement :D

dlamars on The Venomous Back Rub?!?!

1 month ago

Hey, I'd say lose Culling the Weak for living death. Butcher Ghoul could be Grim Poppet? Last thing I'd suggest is maybe Ill-Gotten Gains because I've found it to be awesome in rakdos for getting back enchantments or wheels. Anyways, l like the deck good job!

B0effe on Cao Cao Lord of Wei Discard EDH

1 month ago

Nice deck. I would run Leyline of the Void main deck. It is really powerful in both discard and mill decks. Most commander decks have some kind of graveyard interaction which you can then annihilate + it functions really well with Ill-Gotten Gains which then becomes an advantage entirely for you. I would remove Ghirapur Orrery from the deck, which I don't really get? Doesn't it help your opponents a lot, or is there some kind of plan to it?

Also Mind Twist is a Classic and Silent Specter and Shimian Specter could be some nice touches.

mortilus on Perverter of Truth? Demon? No, not Trump... close.

1 month ago

You might want to add Bojuka Bog. Playing that before playing Ill-Gotten Gains could really help prevent that spell from backfiring on you.

Additionally, Maralen of the Mornsong would turn your commander into "each player loses 5 life and tutors 1 card". She wouldn't live long before someone fetched up a kill spell for her, so it shouldn't end up hurting you too badly (since she has to survive a round before even affecting you). She also removes the downside from things like Master of the Feast.

BlinkTwice on The Kresh Crew

3 months ago

Cards like Delirium Skeins, Liliana, Defiant Necromancer  Flip, Smallpox, and Ill-Gotten Gains would make for devistatingly effective sideboard pieces for when you need to switch from aggro to control to shutdown combo. Especially if your using those or similar cards with cards such as Waste Not, Necromancer's Stockpile, and Cryptbreaker.

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