Infernal Reckoning


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Rare

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Infernal Reckoning


Exile target colourless creature. You gain life equal to its power.

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Infernal Reckoning Discussion

TypicalTimmy on Zendikar plotline

1 month ago

Essentially every story involves some sort of global war.

On Amonkhet, it was nearly a civil war between the citizens as they endured the Trials, but it inevitably turned into a literal war between the Gods and between the survivors and the Eternal.

On Kaladesh, the citizens and their ideas against the Consulate.

Pre-Coldsnap: Brother's War

Alara? Shards and their splitting and merging

Tarkir? Dragons and Clans

Innistrad? Well, original Innistrad I don't know much about but I know there was a heavy theme with scientific advancement in the form of Necromancy and wars against what appeared to be Humans and Angels. The second time around: People and Vampires against Nahiri and Eldrazi

So with regards to Zendikar, the wars involved were basically between the plane itself and the Eldrazi - with emphasis on literal global genocide, as opposed to just the genocide of a particular species.

Interestingly enough, it appears the context of some flavor text in both M19 and UMA hints toward a return to Zendikar, possibly with Ob Nixilis as the main antagonist.

I say this because the flavor text of Infernal Reckoning seems to elude toward this particular Demon seeking to take control of Zendikar. Recall that Ob Nixilis Reignited became trapped on Zendikar and vowed to make a swath of war and death to reignite his spark to escape. I believe he actually did, but that may not have stopped him from his rampage.

Turn to Ulamog's Crusher reprint, Ulamog's Crusher and the flavor text now speaks about his brood's ultimate demise.

So, something is actively hunting down Eldrazi to claim Zendikar as it's own - and I personally believe Wizard's is hinting at Ob Nixilis' return :)

Eledain on Arena Singleton

1 month ago

They are relatively equal splitted between the colors as I open mostly crap from packs like Infernal Reckoning. :-)

lazarus923 on Abzan Sagas

2 months ago

I would remove Eidolon of Blossoms personally because of its rather high CMC compared to other alternatives, like Satyr Enchanter (tho there are probably better picks for card draw/life gain off enchantments) Also some other potential sideboard material would be Damping Sphere & Infernal Reckoning to possibly help with colorless matchups.

APPLE01DOJ on Modern Black Devotion

3 months ago

A few changes I would suggest to improve your win ratio would be to drop the flood the board game plan and instead keep your resilient creatures like Pack Rat and Geralf's Messenger while replacing the rest with interaction such as removal like Fatal Push. this will allow you to play a more controlling approach and build a sticky board state until you can capitolize on landing a Gary.

Now as far as Affinity specifically I would throw in a couple Overgrown Tombs and add Creeping Corrosion and Infernal Reckoning to the SB.

Odysseus_97 on Weak EDH Archetypes?

3 months ago

dbpunk: Very true, the point of making the cards would be to make it more viable. Like a burn commander making Lightning Bolt target each opponent instead of a single one. (Wont let it copy when targeting creatures). Not essentially the entire standard/modern/legacy deck strategy, more like taking the theme of a given archetype and making it possible in commander (Adjusting cards to work in multiplayer). There are lots of people who loves burn, but it is very hard making it viable in a semi-powered meta.

You have some very good points, and no, Tarmogoyf and Goblin Guide will probably never see any real play in EDH as they are combat focused, but that is only good as it wont increase the price of the already expensive cards :)

It might be a way to ambitious project i have begun experimentning with, but i have some high hopes and like the creative aspect of it. Success or failure, either way i have fun :)

MagicalHacker: Damping Sphere, Ceremonious Rejection, Alpine Moon, Infernal Reckoning & Unmoored Ego. I think wizards aren't fans of tron ;p

These themes are quite specific, looking for things more like: Burn, Control, Infect :)

Hexaflexagon on Jund Midrange

4 months ago

Why do you need Infernal Reckoning after rotation?

Force_of_Willb on Ob Nixilis Landfall

4 months ago

Top recommendations: Burnished Hart, sad robot-Solemn Simulacrum, and Liliana's Contract due to the number of demons your are running.

Undiscovered Paradise/Ghost Town - are ways to ensure land drops each turn

Other Ways to search for lands: Liliana's Shade, Armillary Sphere, Journeyer's Kite/Thaumatic Compass  Flip, Pilgrim's Eye, Surveyor's Scope, Thawing Glaciers, Field of Ruin

Keeping the demon subtheme I would suggest: Ammit Eternal, Baleful Ammit, Archfiend of Despair, Demon of Catastrophes, Demon of Dark Schemes, Demon of Wailing Agonies, Harvester of Souls, Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis, Reiver Demon

Demonlord Belzenlok/Kothophed, Soul Hoarder/Razaketh, the Foulblooded (these three + griselbrand hold liliana's contract very flavorful)

I would remove: Buried Alive (don't see strong graveyard recursion), Temporal Extortion/Dash Hopes (bc if its that important to your opponents they will pay the life), Grinning Demon/Minion of Leshrac (no upside), Gloom/Infernal Reckoning(unless this is a meta choice but its too situational), Sanguine Bond (do you gain that much life to be relevant?), Death's Approach (for hard removal) and Without Weakness

ERoss8 on M19 fun!

6 months ago

Got a promo Vivien Reid, which was sweet. Ended up R/G with a slight black splash. I decided blue and black weren’t deep enough as a main color, and red was deepest. Green beat out white mainly because of Vivien and Runic Armasaur.

Went 2-2. Deck was strong, but slow. Could easily go over the top of other slower decks, but stugled against faster clocks.

Nothing special in the 2 prize packs.

Wasn’t super hyped for the set because of all the constructed hate cards. So naturally, they were half my rares (Infernal Reckoning, Amulet of Safekeeping, Detection Tower). If I’m going to get an unplayable rare for limited, at least make it something I might actually use, like Scapeshift or Crucible of Worlds

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