Life's Legacy

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Rare

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Life's Legacy

Sorcery

As an additional cost to cast Life's Legacy, sacrifice a creature.

Draw cards equal to the sacrificed creature's power.

Life's Legacy Discussion

l13199l on Azusa, Found but Longing

1 week ago

consider Life's Legacy for a good draw spell, I can see this spell being at worst a draw 4

Blakkhand on Pir&Toothy, Best Friends for Eternity

2 weeks ago

I like a lot of the blue wheels in this deck; some number of Time Spiral , Timetwister , Memory Jar , Windfall , Diminishing Returns , and Day's Undoing could be very good with your commanders.

In a similar vein, effects like Greater Good , Momentous Fall , and Life's Legacy could be very nice, especially if you can give your creatures flash with Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir / Alchemist's Refuge / Vivien, Champion of the Wilds . You could sac Toothy to the draw effects, replay Toothy from the command zone while that draw effect and Toothy's draw effect are on the stack, then have those draw effects trigger on Toothy for even more counters.

Xica on Eldritch StompoSaurus (V 3.0)

3 weeks ago

abbatromebone

  • I don't care who says it, be it the allmighty, or channelfireball or whomever else. Terminus is not a bad card. Its brutal against phoenix & dredge, where you don't exactly want to see hardcast phoenixes, early(er than usual) drakes, fast flipping titi, open mana for counters, or a board flooded with hardcast creatures, hardcast creeping chills, and conflagrates, and we also have to acknowledge that it can be cast on turn 2 & 3 - its only competition is Settle the Wreckage , which can hurt you later game, can be slower and loose you the game, most other wrath are very lacking in the current meta. However for my deck it doesn't matter which one does my opponent use - i am somewhat fucked either way.

  • For control, i can present a pretty reasonable clock (swing for 3 on turn 2, swing for 8 on turn 3), and more importantly, noone expects magus of the moon out of an RW deck, and once its down, you cannot get any but red mana. Cards like gaddock teeg also help a LOT, not to mention that Life's Legacy allows me to rebuild my hand an board pretty reasonably. My problem with control is that i can only go with my beatdown plan, since my combo plan - unlike against other decks doesn't work.

  • Aegis of the Gods is in the sideboard to combat decks like ad nauseam, mill, present a must kill (cheap) target against targeted discard GB(x), 8-rack (which is relevant since my bro is an 8-rack fanatic), and its also a must kill creature for burn. Its also not my only viable cards in these matchups, as Eidolon of Rhetoric , Gaddock Teeg , also hinder the enemy.

  • THE POINT OF THIS DECK IS THAT EVERY CREATURE IN THE SIDEBOARD HAS 4 ADDITIONAL COPIES IN Eldritch Evolution . Thus to have the same chances of drawing the effect i have to play 4x Leyline of Sanctity and 1x Ivory Mask .

  • Have you seen the deck? the main combo is using Eldritch Evolution to get Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite (or Iona, Shield of Emeria ) ...yes, surprisingly it does that.

  • In previous iterations, i used to rely more heavily on lands, running 4 copies of Knight of the Reliquary in my 75 to enable this, i also played Sejiri Steppe in stead of Endless Sands , as it allowed knight to act as Mother of Runes - sadly it simply didn't work out. And i tend to have lots of creatures, since all my effects are attached to a body (and most of them come back from the grave), not to mention, my 4 of It of the Horrid Swarm creates plenty of tokens to be buffed. I would also like to point out that by the time i have 5 lands to enable activation of Gavony Township Strangleroot Geist tends to die at least once - so it already has a +1/+1 counter, meaning undying is already off the table

Xica on Advertise your MODERN deck!

3 weeks ago

JoshFox I have been workig on a deck somewhat similar to yours, imho the following mistakes should be corrected:

  • Noble Hierarch > Birds of Paradise , as it allows you to push through damage, in plan B, with Geist, and Surrak, much, much better

  • Fauna Shaman is a trap card - at least it seemed so in my deck. The problem is that everyone runs removal for it. Meanwhile you could run cards like Life's Legacy that dig through the library much better. Maybe having few cards in hand is that good - but i think there are more effective ways to get rid of said card for more benefit, of the top of my head the spellshaper cycle comes to mind.

  • Running noncreature sideboard cards is a grave error for this kind of deck. For example i would surely replace Engineered Explosives with Cataclysmic Gearhulk (as it effectively starts with 5 copies in deck thanks to evolution), or if you need to fight mass artifacts Glissa Sunseeker is probably one of the best answers, it can kill anything without first strike that has 3 or less toughness in combat, and she is the queen of sweeping up artifacts (and can be found with evolution)

My Deck:


Eldritch StompoSaurus (V 3.0)

Modern Xica

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Matrixxx999 on Larger than Life: Rhonas the Indomitable

1 month ago

I really like zombie version of the great noodle, and excited to test it.

This card is a great combination with our commander, and it works great with creture removal spells.

But even more effective is to use God-Eternal Rhonas with Life's Legacy , Momentous Fall and especially with Greater Good . We just draw extra cards along with God-Eternal Rhonas again and again when we sac it with Greater Good . Sweet!

Guddon on I Play Xenagos with Anime Girl Sleeves

1 month ago

Necron_Maverick: Thanks for checking out the deck!

Sunder Shaman from my experience isn't that bad of a creature and I just happened to have him around because of the gruul guild kit I bought. His utility can be pretty helpful but I think you're kind of right and he should be cut for probably Conclave Naturalists for the faster removal effect. The ETB would also synergize with Ilharg, the Raze-Boar when it gets released later this month which would be really cool to play with.

As for the draw effects of Life's Legacy and Momentous Fall , I had Life's Legacy in a previous build and found it didn't perform quite as well as I would like. Since it required a pumped by xenagod creature to be on the field to get that full value I would consider it more of a "win-more-card" rather than one that can get me out of a pinch. Then again, previous renditions of this deck didn't have 30+ big creature targets so it may be a better draw card than I give it credit for. I think I would try cutting the Price of Glory for Momentous Fall since Price never really sticks around for more than 1 round of turns due to table groans.

Good suggestions my man.

Necron_Maverick on I Play Xenagos with Anime Girl Sleeves

1 month ago

I recommend taking out Sunder Shaman he's really not that great :/ Life's Legacy and Momentous Fall can net you a lot of card draw in a pinch or getting rid of a creature in the post combat phase! try it out!

greyninja on More card draw for Hallar

1 month ago

You have Rishkar's Expertise , which is awesome; but there's a few more one-off spells. Hunter's Insight , Soul's Majesty , the classic Harmonize (as mentioned), Shamanic Revelation , Regal Force , it sucks to sac but Momentous Fall would go with your Life's Legacy , etc

Mask of Memory is cheap, Sword of Fire and Ice is not

hejtmane and abby315 mentioned some good ones too! There's ammo to work with!

I hope you'll check out my gruul deck! Have fun!

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Life's Legacy occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Green: 0.25%