Life's Legacy


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

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Rare

Combos Browse all

Life's Legacy


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

tomjetski on Gargos, Hydra Lord

5 days ago

Nice Ideas in this Deck. I know you want to keep it budget, but if you can save up for it, you should definitely include Doubling Season and Hardened Scales . Karn's Bastion could be a nice addition. And think about Oran-Rief, the Vastwood and Llanowar Reborn . Either Brawn or Primal Rage or Aggressive Mammoth makes sure all your Hydras get a constant trample. I play Death's Presence in my deck, it combos nicely with stuff like Life's Legacy , Greater Good and lets you "transfer" your counters from one Hydra to another.

griffstick on Need need some feedback on ...

1 week ago

Well if you draw cards equal to the greatest power among creatures you control that's a good way to draw.

dickinsm on Omnath, All You Can Eat Lands

3 weeks ago

I would strongly reccommend decreasing creatures/elementals in favor of more dedicated ramp like Khalni Heart Expedition , Harrow , Kodama's Reach , Sakura-Tribe Elder and Myriad Landscape . In my experience if you can cast Omnath and then focus on triggering landfall you'll assemble a board state quickly. In terms of card draw Elemental Bond , Life's Legacy and Greater Good are incredible with those 5/5 elementals. Because Omnath is such an expensive general playing Swiftfoot Boots would probably help.

I would recommend replacing high cmc creatures like Bloodpyre Elemental , Silverglade Elemental , and Hearthcage Giant to speed up the deck. I'd also look at replacing cards like Pilgrim's Eye , Crater Elemental , Fire Shrine Keeper , Cinder Elemental , and Catalyst Elemental as they don't really have payoff without lots of mana or omnath, in which case ramping into a 5/5 seems better

l13199l on Azusa, Found but Longing

2 months 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 months 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)

2 months ago


  • 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!

2 months 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


Matrixxx999 on Larger than Life: Rhonas the Indomitable

3 months 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!

Load more

Life's Legacy occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Green: 0.25%