Lord of Extinction

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters Promo (UMAP) Mythic Rare
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Mythic Rare
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) None
Alara Reborn (ARB) Mythic Rare

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Lord of Extinction

Creature — Elemental

Lord of Extinction's power and toughness are each equal to the number of cards in all graveyards.

Lord of Extinction Discussion

Azeworai on Karador, ghosty boy

3 weeks ago

For the sake of formatting, I'm just going to make lists for what I would cut and add respectively, but it's really personal preference.

What I would consider banishing:

Tainted Wood - The deck doesn't have a lot of swamps.

One Plains - There doesn't seem to be too much white, so just cantrips or Cultivate for fixing is probably better.

Memorial to Unity - It enters tapped and only produces one colour, so there are other things your deck could do instead.

Viridian Zealot - a bit costly for what it does.

Vampire Hexmage - You don't seem to really abuse it, so it can be lacking.

Tribute to the Wild - It's kind of restrictive and doesn't always get rid of something relevant.

Merciless Eviction - Your deck doesn't really want to exile its own stuff, so other wraths that destroy instead are preferable.

Spore Frog and Kami of False Hope don't stack very well, so I'd remove one of them.

Vraska, Relic Seeker - This seems costly for what she does, but she has her moments.

Evolutionary Leap - It can be powerful, but all of your creatures seem huge and worth keeping around. It's best to run this with more fodder in the deck.

Tormod's Crypt - Depending on your meta, this can be quite potent, but I find that drawing a card with Nihil Spellbomb or recurring Remorseful Cleric can be better.

Whip of Erebos - This is up in the air. I don't enjoy the exile clause of this card, but it's instant-speed and efficient, whilst offering life-gain. Your choice.

Acidic Slime - It's an expensive effect, but a powerful one at that. You already have other five-drops in Sidisi, Undead Vizier and Thalia's Lancers so perhaps it's worth exclusion. Declaration in Stone - It's a bit restrictive for its cost and a sorcery, so I don't think it merits a deck slot.

What I would consider adding:

Grisly Salvage - Essentially takes a land slot with other worth in the later turns, stocking the graveyard.

Satyr Wayfinder - Can be fodder for your sacrifice shenanigans and a land for the early turns (hopefully).

Ransack the Lab - Fills the yard and draws a card. That rhymes, so it's fantastic. However, it only goes three cards deep, so it may be unreliable at finding a land. I'm yet to miss, but it's possible.

Altar of Dementia - This is just a ridiculous card that gives you options for the graveyard later and scales with your large creatures. Great defense, too, and a massive threat.

Lord of Extinction - It's big and mean, black and green. Some things are far too gigantic to ignore. In addition, with Altar of Dementia it can mill someone out.

Perpetual Timepiece - This is great for decks that are all-in on the graveyard plan, so maybe not. It doesn't draw cards, but it grants other routes.

Unburial Rites - If you mill it over, it's still castable. Even if, it gets two things back.

Dread Return - Efficient reanimation and the same from the graveyard.

Buried Ruin - Recursion in the land-base is always lovely.

Austere Command - I believe this to be better than Merciless Eviction in your deck due to destroying as opposed to exile.

Jarad's Orders - This can find utility creatures such as Anafenza, the Foremost or Spore Frog for when you really need them. It also works with the same toolbox shell as Birthing Pod .

Dragonlord Dromoka - It's a muscular Grand Abolisher . Not much more.

Ghostly Prison - With high-cost creatures, this can aid in surviving the early game.

Anguished Unmaking - This card almost always relevant, cheap, and instant-speed. It's a safe option that hits everything.

Necrotic Sliver - It is recurrable universal removal, so it could be rather effective.

Swords to Plowshares - One mana and an instant, it's far too potent. I'd add this.

Despark - This can be efficient, but restrictive. I've found success with it, but it comes down to preference.

Assassin's Trophy - If it's within budget, this is as good as it gets.

Vindicate - Hits it all and does it all.

Kodama's Reach - Another Cultivate . It's always fine.

Rampant Growth - Ramp and more ramp.

Wood Elves - Fodder and ramp.

Explosive Vegetation - Lots of ramp.

Paradise Druid - Fodder and ramp.

Lots of fodder, lots of ramp.

You can really customize your own removal, but you already have many ways to deal with creatures, so removal for other permanents is ideal.

That's what I have for you. Now wreck them all.

FunkyMountains on Mill-eogasm

1 month ago

Asturonethoriusaline sorry to hear about your deck. Its sad to hear things like that happen in the mtg community. I believe the card you were thinking of is Prime time! Primeval Titan I have one in another deck. I wont get a second one because the card is op and although my playgroup allows it I dont think it would be cool if we just ran a copy in any decks with green. Hell's Caretaker is wild and is going straight into my Sidisi, Brood Tyrant deck. For this deck though I'm really loking for more ways to slectively mill through my own deck with looter effects and graveyard tutors or to mill each opponent so I can make Consuming Aberration or Lord of Extinction big enough to combo off and kill everyone.

Strangelove on Mimeoplasm & Your Things

1 month ago

Yo I saw you were looking for help! I haven't built it yet, but here's my Mimeo Mill; It has a fat maybeboard. Here's every card I considered while building the deck.

(The goal was to make The Mimeoplasm as big as possible and then sacrifice it to Altar of Dementia ... relatively casual, but Mimeo can get pretty mean... especially with infect.)

Here's a great edh resource: Command Zone Deck Building Template

From your post, it sounds like you don't like Nekusar... but don't worry... nobody does! It's a burn deck and everyone at the table should target the player who's trying to slug everyone at once. It's a pretty weak strategy because it has poor politics and is easily disrupted. Remove Nekusar when he's about to cast a wheel and watch out for Tainted Strike .

Looking at your deck, a few things pop out right away: (1) You need more ramp, (2) better removal, (3) more draw. Focus on getting the engine turning before you're seduced by flashy plays that might work against you. If a card doesn't progress your game plan powerfully and quickly, cut it!!!

1) I count 5-6 ramp, but you want 10-12, all below 4 cmc. For a 5 drop commander you want about 46-47 mana sources. Good old Rampant Growth , Burnished Hart , etc, will serve you well.

2) You have a lot of clunky counterspells. Add in 3-4 board wipes, like Ixidron and Massacre Girl and swap niche and costly interaction for Beast Within , Naturalize , etc. Creatures like Ravenous Chupacabra are great too.

3) Draw!!! You can't play if you don't have cards. There are a lot of ways to draw 7+ cards a turn. Champion of Wits , Fathom Mage , and every version of Windfall ( Whispering Madness , Forgotten Creation ,etc) are killer in this deck.

My favorite card for this deck is Morality Shift . Its not the best, but its what I really want to do.

You absolutely need Mirror-Mad Phantasm . If you clone it with Mimeoplasm, you mill your whole library. Then cast a typical Laboratory Maniac for the win.

Apocalypse Demon is your budget Lord of Extinction .

Building on a budget is a rewarding challenge. Cut cards ruthlessly! Your commander already does what you want to do (...steal and play your opponent's creatures), so try to open up the deck and make it flow. Commander starts as a slow and clunky format, but its broken!

Good luck and +1

DSquirrel on Meren's Monster Mash (Primer)

1 month ago

Aiding I don't like Melira, Sylvok Outcast as if I only have that then it is a dead draw without the rest of the combo. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed at least allows all other creatures to come back once.

I am thinking of cutting Gonti, Lord of Luxury eventually. I'm keeping Massacre Girl until I can replace her with Massacre Wurm . I like Lord of Extinction but I keep forgetting about it so I'll add it to the maybe board now so I don't forget.

I already took Victimize out the deck for Whisper, Blood Liturgist as for one more mana I got a lot more uses out of it. I don't like Animate Dead because of all the ways to get creatures out of the graveyard i would have to wait for it to die to use it again.

Aiding on Meren's Monster Mash (Primer)

1 month ago

Depending on how you want to drain, there are combos with hulk that win on the spot with a sasc outlet.

Putrid Goblin , Melira, Sylvok Outcast , and Blood Artist or Zulaport Cutthroat is infinite sacrifice (and is much more budget than Mike/Trik).

In my playing of Meren, I cut Gonti and Massacre Girl. To me, they dont do enough for the mana. I see that you are playing Jarad, so maybe you can play his best friend Lord of Extinction . If you have a measly graveyard of +- 10 cards, he can easily be a big threat to throw around/sac for damage/milling.

You could do with the cheap reanimation sources like Animate Dead or Victimize for some easy big threats.

superhuman21 on

2 months ago

Ok. So depending entirely on YOUR meta, I'm not a fan of a bunch of the lands. You have 4-5 of the 'pay 2life or it ETBs tapped'. That's 8-10 life. Sure you got lifelink on a bunch of guys, but cmdr isn't guaranteed. I'd consider swapping those out, unless it was purely because you have those already. Atraxa has 4/5 mtg colors, I'd run the Exotic Orchard as stats say your opp will likely be running 2-4 colors, meaning you'll have 1-3 colors in common min.
Your utility lands like the Bastion and Gavony are great choices for this. On the same related note check if you have a Coat of Arms , tribal almost demands you run this card and it can get OP real quick. I ran a Sigarda/human tribal and it wasn't uncommon to have 30 tokens with 30/30ea. They'll still die laughably to a disk or other similar wipe, but meh: 30x 30/30s.



Well...That is all I got at the moment. You're really going heavy tokens so that's fine, just be sure to stay focused and not trying too many different things. :)

PhoenixNest on Legal Horsemen

4 months ago

Wouldn't just using The Mimeoplasm , Murderous Redcap , and Lord of Extinction as your combo save you more time? What's the upside to using Sharuum instead?

Pikobyte on Muldrotha, the Graverobber

4 months ago

Deadbridge Chant and Sultai Ascendancy are examples for that. Had both in my first Muldrotha list but they underperformed totally. Mesmeric Orb gets the job done better for you.

Lord of Extinction is pretty disappointing too. Nothing but a really fat beater, but doesn’t do anything if a 1/1 token gets in his way. With no way of giving him trample or unblockable he’s not worth the slot.

Plaguecrafter is just a straight upgrade to Merciless Executioner .

Removals like Abrupt Decay etc are pretty useless too. Your strategy involves a lot of mill, what if you mill those instants/sorcery’s? You need to cast a witness to bring them back and then cast them?!? Better go for a slightly more expensive permanent-based solution for them. Try to ask yourself „would this instant/sorcery be worth using a witness to get it to my hand“ everytime you want to add one. Most of them are just dead cards in your graveyard.

And most important, what does your deck do without your commander? Muldrotha lists really need Muldrotha on the field to get repeatable value out of the cards. You don’t play any form of protection to keep her around, it’s usually over for you (depending on your meta) if she gets removed 1-2 times. Beside the usual cards like greaves and boots, cards like Curator's Ward , Diplomatic Immunity or Kaya's Ghostform are great and re-usable protection cards. Ghostform even protects from boardwipes (your own Pernicious Deed too) and acts as a wincon in my deck.

That was a lot of text and should be enough for now ^^

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Lord of Extinction occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Golgari: 0.13%