As an additional cost to cast Life's Legacy, sacrifice a creature.
Draw cards equal to the sacrificed creature's power.
|Want (4)||Imartin95 , lu5t , Combatmunkee , Facelezz|
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|Magic 2015 (M15)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Life's Legacy occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.02%
Life's Legacy Discussion
3 days ago
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
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.
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!
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
Feel free to check out my Deck
1 week ago
Crucible seems clunky even with the fetchland and scapeshift.
Rishkar's Expertise - Draw
Momentous Fall - Draw in response to removal
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
1 week ago
Heroic Intervention - Protection
Yavimaya Hollow - Expensive form of protection that fits in your landbase
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.