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 (CNS) Rare
Urza's Saga (USG) 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

rdeller on Grinding Lilly

1 week ago

Saw the reddit thread, but since I don't actually have a reddit account I figured I'd comment here since Liliana is one of my favorite commanders. Cards you're not running that I'd highly recommend are Soldevi Adnate, Anvil of Bogardan, & Ill-Gotten Gains.

As for cuts I would try to pick on a strategy and streamline it. I'd start with lower impact cards like Sangromancer which does nothing but gain life which you don't really care about, or Liliana's Reaver which is overall pretty mediocre. You can either go the route of cutting the "goodstuff" cards like Phyrexian Obliterator or Sorin Markov, or you can cut down on either the discard, reanimation, or zombie themes. I personally play Liliana with a focus on the discard aspect, a secondary focus on Reanimation, & 0 focus on zombies.

Pheardemons on With the Night King's power, Death has no meaning

1 month ago

NensouHiebara Thanks for the comment!

And I actually did not know that this card existed. It is definitely a maybe. The deck already does a great job of getting stuff out of my graveyard, and I have other retrieval in the forms of Ill-Gotten Gains and Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed. However, redundancy is good in EDH. Thanks for the suggestion.

EternalBrewmaster on With the Night King's power, Death has no meaning

1 month ago

Yeah definitely. Yours is less combo-oriented than mine but still really brutal in the hand-disruption area. You should consider Sadistic Hypnotist, Ill-Gotten Gains, and Dark Deal.

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

2 months 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

2 months 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?!?!

3 months 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?!?!

3 months 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

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