Key to the City

Key to the City


, Discard a card: Up to one target creature can't be blocked this turn.

Whenever Key to the city becomes untapped, you may pay . If you do, draw a card.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2019 (C19) Rare
Kaladesh (KLD) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Key to the City occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Key to the City Discussion

JRaynor on Welcome to the Colosseum

4 days ago

Ohh, really interesting deck. Good stuff.

Not sure about Key to the City. In decks you want stuff in your graveyard, it's great. Here, the price seems pretty high for the effect, even if you're able to use it on opponent's creatures to sow discord.

I'd definitely move Forbidden orchard from the maybeboard into the main deck. It fixes you, and gives you more political weight as well as chess pieces to move around the board.

jakaeser on Mardu EDH Test (Cheap)

1 month ago

Some other stuff I was thinking might be a good fit:

kajie on Die Last or Die Trying

1 month ago

GuildMcCommunist I just finished my order for the last cards on this list and I am super excited to get it to the table.

I have been playing it a ton on the playtest mode here on tapped out and it is a real treat.

What do you think about Wings of Hubris possibly over Key to the City? I like it since it can be tapped with Inspiring Statuary to improvise, gives evasion, can be sacked to give unblockable, and usually, in my testing, it was great to have Phage the Untouchable hit the bin so Endless Whispers can trigger. That is unless I get wrong how the interaction would work.

Either way, I absolutely love this deck it is really fun. Thanks for sharing!

xSKINCOLLECTORx on Alesha, who smiles at Commander

1 month ago

Check out my Alesha deck for some cool ideas, it’s only expensive for the mana base and tutor package. I’ve dialed it in where I like it and hopefully it will help others. Mirror Entity is a must have for a swarm strategy. Best lord ever! You need the two new talismans Talisman of Hierarchy and Talisman of Dominance you also need the Arcane Signet that came out. Really helps and is better than the Mardu banner. I always loved discarding my hand to Thought Gorger then reanimating Disciple of Bolas to draw a ton of cards. Key to the City is a perfect fit for Alesha. Cathartic Reunion , Tormenting Voice, and Thrill of Possibility are excellent filtering while hopefully putting cool stuff in the graveyard.

Fiend Hunter , Duplicant , Duergar Hedge-Mage, and Necrotic Sliver are excellent removal for Alesha, as well as Nekrataal and Ravenous Chupacabra

Goldnight Commander is a powerhouse when you reanimate a token maker guy.

I’ve tried to keep these suggestions budget friendly, hopefull they help you enjoy your Alesha deck. I love mine!

triproberts12 on What Even Is A Hand?

2 months ago

I like Grenzo, Dungeon Warden, especially in a deck with such a high creature count. Mesmeric Orb and Stitcher's Supplier are kind of the elephants in the room in terms of popular mill cards, and I also really like Mindwrack Harpy as a lower-floor, higher-ceiling version of Supplier, and Mindwrack Demon isn't too bad here, since your card types are so well-distributed. I also like Funeral Rites as a draw spot, possibly over Key to the City, and I like Ghoulcaller's Bell over Millstone.

Optimator on Boros Soldiers

2 months ago

I would recommend Iroas, God of Victory as the commander. I think he's the best for general Boros agro. The convenience of being able to swing freely is sooooo good--especially with mass-vigilance like Brave the Sands and its ilk.

Aurelia, the Warleader is a decent choice but is expensive, mana-wise. Even Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer is better than Agrus Kos though (with some more artifacts). Tajic, Blade of the Legion is an underrated choice too--can definitely make a great budget deck with him at the helm. Go wide and then suddenly Tajic is a commander-damage threat. Gisela, Blade of Goldnight is decent, but also quite expensive. Some folks love having bombs, like the two angels, in the command zone when the deck more or less functions without the commander (like most tribal decks). Some prefer lower CMC generals that can get out more reliably. It's all about what you like.

Argus Kos is pretty bad though. Unless you're in love with having a janky commander I'd highly highly recommend Iroas or Tajic, with Aurelia as a distant third-place.

For a new deck builder your list looks really good! Good creatures, good utility, a proper amount of ramp. Only thing missing is card draw, which you may know is nearly impossible in Boros colors. Mentor of the Meek is a good addition, so good on ya for that. Some... tolerable... draw options are Staff of Nin, Endless Atlas (somewhat suspect in a two-color deck, but I've seen it work), Icon of Ancestry, Vanquisher's Banner, Arcane Encyclopedia, Arch of Orazca, Farsight Mask, Infiltration Lens, Herald's Horn, Key to the City, Mask of Memory, Tome of Legends, Rogue's Gloves, Avarice Amulet (doesn't get .given away if it's on a commander).

Whirlwind_2100 on Torment of the Underworld: Kroxa EDH [PRIMER]

2 months ago

Daedalus19876 I totally agree. Maybe i've just had some rough experiences with Last One Standing in the past, but you bring up a valid point. Regarding the board wipe, I feel you should give Damnation a shot, as hopefully you hit some early ramp, which makes it a whole lot more viable.

It shouldn't hurt to essentially have a higher costed lili that has a bonkers ult that will ate the very least eat a Utter End or another removal spell which makes way for Kroxa.

I played this deck yesterday irl with a proxy Kroxa, and I slotted in angrath, and i didn't feel too underwhelmed. He got some work done, and I would certainly try to find a slot for him. If you don't want to cut Last One Standing maybe consider cutting Key to the City .

I know it's a solid card, but being two mana down on your untap without that much ramp doesn't seem very ideal, but I guess getting to discard and draw a additional card seems deece.

Another card to consider would be Rotting Regisaur . Lets you discard cards to Kroxa's escape, plus a 7/6 body as soon as turn 2 can be huge in battering down player's life totals for Kroxa to make short work of the rest of the table.

Kinda off topic, but what do you think of Dragonlord Dromoka stax/hatebears/pillowfort?

[email protected]_only on Adamaro, First to Desire

2 months ago

only issue with shah of naar isle: echo cost says "may"

black vise & pauper's cage are target opponent, rather than all (hence why they're not in darth oprah), so may need to pick targets carefully.

Mikokoro, Center of the Sea ?

Robber Fly , Soldevi Sentry , Irencrag Pyromancer , and / or Bloodhaze Wolverine for creature suggestions

Words of War , Avarice Amulet , Molten Psyche , and /or Key to the City for non creatures

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