Key to the City


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh Rare

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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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Key to the City Discussion

JoltsOfEnergy on Born to be Aetherborn.

5 hours ago

Not entirely sure why you have Key to the City in this deck. Some additions you could try are Harsh Scrutiny, Collective Brutality and Fatal Push.

Revedeka on Pia's Recycling Facility! (Budget Combo $50)

11 hours ago


This deck used to run Invigorated Rampage, but removed it in favor of Key to the City. I might need to find a way to possibly bring it back into the main deck or sideboard, but im not sure how to do that, need to think about it for a while. Thanks for the suggestion!


Thank you so much for actually buying this deck and playing with it! I'm so happy that a deck I made appareantly seems good enough to buy and play with! I'm very glad with the U/R control and grixis dredge zombies especially, as those were decks I lost a lot to while playtesting, before I made the sideboard and some small changes. I will definitely try to find a way to put Rush of Adrenaline in the main deck or sideboard. Thank you so much for playing with this deck! I will give you a shoutout in the description.

JBert on Artiftocrats

1 day ago

Key to the City will make your Ravenous Intruder unblockable.

jellwhale on Madness mono red with vampires

1 day ago


Thank you so much! I really appreciate all the depth and detail you went to, in order to inform me on better cards and help me get better cards for my deck!

I had put in Cathartic Reunion to get more discarding happening and the draw power was quite nifty, this was because I wasn't drawing enough cards that could trigger the madness, but your suggestions should solve that without relying on Cathartic Reunion!

Could the deck work with more than 60 cards if I'm milling through quicker than normal with draw power the likes of Key to the City, Insolent Neonate, Geier Reach Sanitarium and maybe Tormenting Voice ??

Revedeka on Pia's Recycling Facility! (Budget Combo $50)

2 days ago


Thanks for your suggestion! After some playtesting I decided that Key to the City might indeed be better for this deck, and so I put it in. I like that it works so well with Scrap Trawler (being a CMC) and that it can help with the improvise spells in my sideboard. It also gives the option for extra draw, which is always nice and I can of course use it to burst down opponents. It can also function as some kind of setup, through its discard. The only thing that I don't like is that its easily destroyed, but hey, thats everything in this deck. I can always get it back through Scrap Trawler.

kr0ny0 on Energetic Gearhulk - $200 - Standard (U/G)

2 days ago

I was thinking about either Key to the City to make the Pummeler unblockable or just sticking in some counter spells from the sideboard.

DrLitebur on Best cards for RG Energy?

2 days ago

You can't forget Key to the City for filtering, getting your big creature through unblockable, and in general just being a decent card. Another upside, if you want to run Fiery Temper, it can trigger its madness cost as well. All in all, the card is good to run in the deck.

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