Knight of Obligation


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash (GTC) Uncommon

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Knight of Obligation

Creature — Human Knight

Vigilance Extort (Whenever you cast a spell, you may pay {W/B}. If you do, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain that much life.)

Knight of Obligation Discussion

Cadois on Eesti Extortion

1 year ago

Knight of Obligation is one of my favourite arts in MTG, kinda sad it's not good enough for the list.

I would put 1x Treasury Thrull to have a biggie and regain dead stuff.

Also, no Blind Obedience? The commander version is cheap~

shaftdiggity on Athreos' knights(EDH)

1 year ago

Dark Tutelage and Marchesa's Decree are cheap card draw, especially considering how much lifelink you have, and Phyrexian Arena would be nearly necessary as well. Phyrexian Reclamation would be an upgrade to tortured existence. Campaign of Vengeance and extort sources like Knight of Obligation and Blind Obedience would be great to attack their life by recasting you creatures. With Athreos at the helm, you could add up to 10 board wipes as they really don't affect you.

I have a cleric based athreos deck that's all about extort, board wipes, and cheap CMC.

thewyzman on pauper EDH

3 years ago

Hexproof seems strong in this format, so for tribals, I could easily see Drogskol Captain being a house, even though zombies have always been my favorite underpowered tribe, which makes playing Diregraf Captain tempting in itself, or white human/spirit tokens under Phantom General since white is full of anthem battle buffs. Heck, even Chief of the Edge seems fun!

I think the 5-CMC limit is just a house rule to increase the difficulty of the challenge.

I just can't envision Bloodbraid Elf as a powerful general. Cascade is a chaotic (read: unpredictable, unreliable and inconsistent) mechanic. I could see it in blue, where you could gain value off it by cascading into a draw spell, but in G/R I can't see any amazing plays that aren't based on luck?

I'm thinking of going Naya under Naya Battlemage if multicolored, or Woodborn Behemoth (who wouldn't want an 8/8 trampler for a pauper commander?) if I choose monocolor.

Although, without having tested the meta and some decks, without Sorin Markov to drop life totals to 10, or threats like Craterhoof Behemoth to Overrun people, I feel like lifegain would be a strong strategy, whether directly through lifelink (Seeker of the Way), extort (Knight of Obligation), or triggered (Nyx-Fleece Ram. Is lifegain really significant in the format?

evannovak on

3 years ago


Alright, here's a huge entry.

Here's some items including what I got from you for my bday and Xmas, and then some other random stuff I have that might make sense.

I have other things too but they are far less important than what I feel I am about to list.

Keep in mind I have Eli's Karametra I still want to build, so if something white is more suited for that let me know.

Planes walker:
Sorin, Lord of Innistrad
Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip

Divinity of Pride
Pontiff of Blight
Mirror Entity
Archon of Justice
Vampire Nighthawk
Kothophed, Soul Hoarder
Butcher of Malakir
Magus of the Mirror
Athreos, God of Passage
Kiku, Night's Flower
Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim
Drana, Liberator of Malakir
Archetype of Finality
Master of the Feast
Sepulchral Primordial
Bloodgift Demon
Demon of Wailing Agonies I bought this for Rakdos
Blood Scrivener
Nantuko Shade
Baleful Force
High Priest of Penance
Felidar Sovereign
Spirit of the Labyrinth
Hooded Assassin
Hypnotic Specter
Sentry of the Underworld
Drana's Emissary
Sin Collector
Tithe Drinker
Vizkopa Confessor
Knight of Obligation
Deadbridge Shaman

Polluted Bonds
Dictate of Erebos
Dark Prophecy
Hedonist's Trove
Unhallowed Pact
Sinister Possession
Quest for the Gravelord
True Conviction
Nevermore Got a playlet, you'll see it mentioned more in my other decks
Diabolic Servitude
Painful Quandary

Lingering Souls
Obzedat's Aid
In Garruk's Wake
Killing Wave
Increasing Ambition
End Hostilities
Extinguish All Hope
Death Cloud
Profane Command

Swords to Plowshares
Hero's Downfall
Grim Return
Wake the Dead
Utter End
Fated Retribution
Dark Ritual
Orzhov Charm
Foul-Tongue Shriek
Skeletal Scrying
Harsh Sustenance
Go for the Throat

Temple of the False God
Caves of Koilos
Crypt of Agadeem
Isolated Chapel
Shambling Vent
Kabira Crossroads
Tainted Field
Mana Confluence

Swiftfoot Boots
Nim Deathmantle
Helm of the Gods
Spear of Heliod
Whip of Erebos

michaelknives on Rafiq of the Many Knights Tribal

3 years ago

Knight of Obligation can not be played in your deck because of the black mana symbol

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