Life's Legacy

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.

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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

Life's Legacy occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Green: 0.25%

Life's Legacy Discussion

Profet93 on Xenagos, the G.O.A.T.

3 days ago

Ranglez7

You should consider adding more draw in the form of Life's Legacy and Return of the Wildspeaker

Also interaction in the form of Decimate (note you can target Xenagos if there is no other enchantment) and Voracious Hydra (nice because it's a beater and removal in 1)

Bolt Bend - Redirects targeted removal, targeted draw, targeted extra turns and counters counterspells

Siege Behemoth - GG

Lmk if you're interested in other suggestions. I'm looking forward to your response

Profet93 on Xenagos: Party in a Can

5 days ago

Please let me know what you think of each suggestion. Some are better than others, some are personal preference, but most are just gas. With Xenagos, everyone will be afraid because you can one-shot them pretty easily. So you need a way to fight past removal and ensure you don't get 2 for 1ed when using a burst draw spells.

So you have a lot of cheap mana which helped lower the curve to 4 which is pretty good for a Xenagos deck. I see that you only have 3 sources of draw. How exactly do you maintain gas once you dump your hand out given your ramp and then they just destroy your beater?

As someone said before, Decimate is great.

Voracious Hydra acts as a removal and a beater (or just a big beater).

Bolt Bend redirects targeted removal, targetted draw, targetted extra turns, and counters counterspells all for . It's unexpected and when they do expect it, you can bluff. Such an underrated card in Xenagos!

Ilharg, the Raze-Boar - Helps you cheat fatties and is always there for you.

Berserk - Super fun on Malignus or any fatty. Don't forget, you can use on opponents creatures too (have done so on multiple occasions)

Rancor - That 1/1 turns into a 6/1 trample pretty quickly. I like to use it on Selvala personally.

Lurking Predators - Value value value

Etali - You took him out, not sure why? Such a great value engine.

Cut temple of the false for Yavimaya Hollow.

Beast Whisperer

Harmonize

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth - B/c who doesn't love a 24/24 hasty Annhilator 4 that draw you cards and shuffles back in?

Lifeblood Hydra - Fun with berserk!

Lifecrafter's Bestiary

Life's Legacy

Momentous Fall - In response to removal

Return of the Wildspeaker - In response to removal

Skullclamp - Make your mid-late game dorks useful. Can give you upside if beaters get killed

The Great Henge - Reads pay , get an amazing artifact that draws and buffs you. Lifegain is nice too

Tireless Tracker

Feel free to check out my Deck

Profet93 on Xenagos Command

1 week ago

Crucible seems clunky even with the fetchland and scapeshift.

Rishkar's Expertise - Draw

Momentous Fall - Draw in response to removal

Greater Good - Best card in Xenagos aside from Malignus which you need to add

Harmonize - Draw

Lifeblood Hydra - Draw, beater, lifegain

Lifecrafter's Bestiary - Draw

Life's Legacy - Draw

Skullclamp - Draw

Sylvan Library - Draw

Bolt Bend - Counter counterspells, redirect some removal, some card draw, some extra turns, etc.... very powerful and unexpected. Run it (especially given how your achilles heel is spot removal)

Myriad Landscape - Ramp

Ancient Tomb - Ramp

Castle Garenbrig - Ramp

Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma - Ramp, trample

Savage Ventmaw - Ramp, infinite with Aggravated Assault should you wish to go that route. Itself is just good for tempo. Always good to cast, attack, get mana, use rishkar's to draw 8 and cast a card. Seems very good

Selvala, Heart of the Wilds - Super ramp (and draw)

Shaman of Forgotten Ways - Ramp, wincon

Yavimaya Hollow - Protection

Heroic Intervention - Protection

Tectonic Edge > Field of Ruin

Reliquary Tower - Utility

Profet93 on High Risk, Higher Reward (Needs Help!)

1 week ago

Heroic Intervention - Protection

Yavimaya Hollow - Expensive form of protection that fits in your landbase

Song of the Dryads/Kenrith's Transformation - Commander/general removal

Return of the Wildspeaker/Rishkar's Expertise/Momentous Fall/Life's Legacy/Garruk, Primal Hunter/Soul's Majesty - All good card draw to use on your commander.

Regal Force/Shamanic Revelation - All good card draw given how wide you go

Nissa, Vital Force - Next turn she ults which is DEVASTATINGLY powerful. add more lands, I know you have a relatively low(ish) avg CMC with lots of elves, but being mana screwed suchs. I would AT LEAST go to 32, preferably 34 and thats on the low end. Although it is personal preference on how you like the deck to run

There are many other better green voltron or green elf commanders. If you wish your deck to be this way, thats fine, just understand it isn't effecient. Your biggest issue is boardwipes and recovering from them as overextending can wreck you. Maybe Creeping Renaissance?

I got lots of ideas for cuts so lmk.

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on

3 weeks ago

I think you have a good start here with the ramp, though you might get more mileage from some other dinosaurs. Such as Ripjaw Raptor, Regisaur Alpha, Etali, Primal Storm, Shifting Ceratops. As much as I like Ghalta, I don't think you should run 4, since he is legendary and you can't have more than one on the field. I also think you can cut the Vanquisher's Banner since your creatures are already big on their own and probably Commune with Dinosaurs because there are better ways to draw. Since you're running green and you're using a lot of creatures, you can try Lead the Stampede, Life's Legacy, or Momentous Fall to draw more cards faster. Hope this helps.

kingtuf on GOOD beans

1 month ago

I'd say drop cards like Ghalta, Primal Hunger, Reclamation Sage, Springbloom Druid. Hexdrinker, Fertilid.. basically anything that's too tribal-adjacent for different options. I know Animar is your commander, but turning creatures like Reclamation Sage or Springbloom Druid into an instant speed option like Krosan Grip or Harrow respectively allows you to play more interactively. Since you're in blue colors now, throwing in a Counterspell or three would help keep your beaters safe from people who would rather see them dead... AEther Snap would be a pretty rough hit if it went uncountered! Also, card draw options that rely on a creature's power are very good in a deck like this. Rishkar's Expertise, Return of the Wildspeaker, Life's Legacy, Greater Good or Momentous Fall all turn your board state into card advantage or provide ways to turn a negative situation into a positive one. Finally (and I'm sure this is coming soon) but you would probably want to fix your mana base to accommodate Temur colors. Being able to cast your commander is always a nice part of the format. :) One other mana rock you may be interested in if it's not too expensive for you is Doubling Cube. I've always found it to be fun in hydras myself. Hope something I said here helps. I'll be around if you want to discuss the deck more!

Profet93 on Beat Down//Grind Out

2 months ago

Dolphin_Jesus - Love the name

I play Xenagos but not with an MLD package. You have a low land count and a relatively high AVG cmc. If you're going to be wiping landbases and opponents wiping your creatures, you will not be left in an advantageous position. Why not add more artifact ramp such as Mana Crypt, Sol Ring, Talisman of Impulse, and The Great Henge? These will ramp you and will help you break parity.

Alternatively, you can run Collector Ouphe instead to shut down opposing artifacts as blue mages (as well as white, red and black players) will almost always be using artifacts to ramp and the small anti-synergy is worth it IMO should you choose to go that route. City of Solitude might be worth considering over or in addition to Price of Glory.

If you're still worried about blue, Veil of Summer acts as a cheap cantrip and anti-blue/black card. You're already running Pyroblast so specific color hate doesn't seem to be an issue for you.

You are trying to make deals but in my meta, if you play MLD, people will target you. There's nothing wrong with MLD, but most people don't like losing their lands so I'm curious how/if you have actually been able to politic your way out of a situation, unless the combo player is gonna win. '

Survival of the Fittest/Fauna Shaman might be worth considering with all your creatures. Not to mention the synergy with Anger and Eternal Witness. A Genesis might be worth considering should you go that route.

My honest opinion is that this deck lacks enough card draw, lands and meaningful ramp to be able to compete in a semi-competitive meta (no idea what your meta is like, but this wouldn't hold up in mine). You only run 6 pieces of ramp that allow you to get Xenagos out earlier.

Return of the Wildspeaker > Soul's Majesty - You don't want them to use removal in response to majesty, but rather, use wildspeaker in response to removal.

Rishkar's Expertise - Similar to above but with added benefit of not losing tempo

Greater Good - The most powerful card in a Xenagos deck. If you listen to anything I say, this is it.

Lifeblood Hydra - Even if it dies, you gain value. Pair it with another card you should add, Berserk (which goes exceedingly well with Malignus)

Life's Legacy/Momentous Fall - Yes, additional cost to cast sucks, but its very helpful to draw and it helps get around spot removal.

Beast Within - Good old instant speed permanent removal

Decimate - 4 for 1, amazing value

Voracious Hydra - Beater and removal in one

Dosan the Falling Leaf - Anti blue, anti spot removal if blue is a thorn in your side

Bolt Bend - Redirect removal, counter counterspells, redirect some draw as well as some extra turns. Very useful for 1

If you would like ideas for cuts or want to discuss strategy

FunkyMountains on Yasova the Creature Thief

2 months ago

Sweet deck love the idea of keep or kill! Very impressed with the budget too! Jalira, Master Polymorphist seems like too much value for you to pass up and within budget I think. Primal Growth also seems like a good fit. Quest for Pure Flame although not a perfect fit double and sometimes quad dammage is always fun espescialy when your hitting your opponent with their creature who is twice as strong when on your side... seems like a dramatic betrayal. Temur Ascendancy also feels like a must have for this one! Life's Legacy or Momentous Fall also seem like good includes instead of the brainstorm or Temur Runemark .

I'm sure you can get a copy of Mimic Vat for 50 cents and it would be adding insult to injury having your opponents creature come back turn after turn to beat them up.

out of your budget but not too crazy I think Greater Good would be way better than Culling Dais .

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