Necropotence

Legality

Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters Mythic Rare
Vintage Masters Mythic Rare
From the Vault: Exiled Mythic Rare
Masters Edition II Rare
Deckmasters: Garfield vs. Finkel Rare
Fifth Edition Rare
Ice Age Rare

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Necropotence

Enchantment

Skip your draw step.

Whenever you discard a card, exile that card from your graveyard.

Pay 1 life: Exile the top card of your library face down. Put that card into your hand at the beginning of your next end step.

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Necropotence Discussion

rhystictutor on Nobody Plays Magic

10 hours ago

lol.

I've got plenty more of ideas if ya want more, this kind of magic is my sort of thing :P Just don't forget to add draw into this deck. Phyrexian Arena, Rhystic Study and so on will keep you pissing people off with card advantage.

TehCoopeh on Iconic Masters Announced

1 day ago

When I hear iconic cards I think of format defining things.Maybe Stasis, Necropotence, Cadaverous Bloom, Memory Jar,Fires of Yavimaya, Force of Will and blah blah blah. But that just sounds like Vintage Masters on MTGO

tenrose on Thrasios Buried Alive | A Competitive Primer

1 day ago

drshakalu Sorry for the late response!

The Intuition piles look like either: Hermit Druid + Reanimate + Shallow Grave, or Force of Will + Pact of Negation + Mental Misstep. The deck runs a fair bit of redundancy so you can get whatever effect you want most of the time, be it removal, draw, recursion, etc.

I have indeed considered Recruiter of the Guard. IMO we run enough tutors already to get Hermit Druid with. I would much rather run Mystical Tutor and Enlightened Tutor as they're cheap and can be cast at instant speed. You can get any piece of removal, draw, recursion, or disruption you need with Mystical Tutor, and any rock or Lion's Eye Diamond with Enlightened Tutor if you're going for a hard cast Auriok Salvagers. Recruiter of the Guard costs three mana which doesn't sit well with the rest of the deck.

After some games a few weeks back I realised packing in some creature based reanimation could be good. At two mana, Apprentice Necromancer is very good but the need for haste bothers me.

Necropotence recently came out of the list for Ad Nauseam, which is much more powerful than Mystic Remora. Mystic Remora was cut in the early stages for Rhystic Study, which also consistently performed poorly.

I can tell you from experience: "You do not want to cut Phantasmagorian for Haunted Dead."

In regards to Pithing Needle, if your meta requires you to run it, I would definitely take a dork out to run it. We're tight on slots currently, but you could also cut Pull from Eternity if you need the dorks in.

In regards to Praetor's Grasp, I haven't had to worry about that too much. It's recently shown itself a few times in my online meta, so I've been toying with finding a slot for the new Walking Ballista, which would give us an alternative wincon with whichever line we take.

LeaPlath on Sapling, Hell-Spawn Of Colfenor

1 day ago

Quite light on the draw. I would include either a draw engine like Necropotence or something like Phyrexian Arena and Ancient Craving.

Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper might not be a treefolk, but they help.

Verdeloth the Ancient is a lord who can also vomit a lot of tokens down.

Abzan Beastmaster is some draw power.

Gift of the Deity, Burgeoning, Cankerous Thirst, Rending Vines, Life/Death, Worldslayer all seem a bit lakcluster. I get what you are going for with World but it isn't that amazing. Swiftfoot Boots seem great for this very voltronny deck.

QuantumSkies on Lose - Turn 1 Edition

2 days ago

Dark Ritual to Necropotence, pay 20 life. Doesn't fit here but it's a way to lose turn 1.

NoSoyYucateco on Please Hold (Oloro Stax)

2 days ago

Have you thought about Solitary Confinement to go with your Necropotence?

iAzire on Zur the Immortal

2 days ago

Update to the deck:

Found an awesome trade for Mystic Gatefoil icon Expedition and a single Foil Snow-Covered Island. Also opened a Verdant Catacombs so that replaced my beat up one from Zendikar.

Upgrades coming slow as I just moved cross country and started a new job.

outofnothing0

I have found Tolaria West to be quite slow. It is typically only useful when Necropotence hasn't produced Reliquary Tower or Thought Vessel. Then it only ever tutors for Reliquary Tower. I will probably look to replace it soon. City of Brass is a good contender.

Overall the Lands are working well outside of that. I especially like the Prairie Stream and Sunken Hollow, they are Lands that can be Fetched on an opponent's End Step to come in untapped, or come in untapped all by themselves.

Rhystic Study is a great card that works well, I have been thinking of adding Mystic Remora, it will require testing but I think Remora may work better than Phyrexian Arena.

I find Karmic Justice to be quite useful in Multiplayer games. Sometimes it is hard to keep up with everyone and Counter everything. I find that it's unrestricted destruction of any permanent very nice. Playing Voltron in Multiplayer typically has me playing a bit slower than other Zur decks so it proves useful. I typically turtle up first, then combo out to kill people. People are much less likely to target my stuff when they know I can (usually) blow up anything they have on their board.

I also love Mana Short!! It is extremely underrated imo. Sadly it is not a true alter, I just marked it as alter because it is signed by the artist. In most of my decks the alter symbol simply means it is a signed card. I am a big fan of signed cards.

Thanks for your comment, and I am extremely sorry for my late response.

Abhinav7354 on The Apocalypse is Upon Us

3 days ago

Gray Merchant of Asphodel looks like a good card but I don't know if it is right for my deck just because my tokens have no devotion to black. Necropotence is a good card but people in my playgroup like to make creatures unblockable and I have very little lifegain in this deck for paying the cost of this. Underworld Connections is an interesting card and I will probably use it as a card draw engine. Dictate of Erebos Is actually a massive wincon for me because whenever I sack a creature to Gisa, my opponents all have to sacrifice creatures. mikeaus, the unhallowed is one of the most broken cards I've seen in a while and I'm most likely going to get rid of Death Baron for him. I might run Demon of Dark Schemes but the problem is that If my zombie lords keep getting removed, I will have no zombie buff and all my tokens would die if I played it. Ever After is decent but I prefer Victimize TBH. Exhume is pretty good but the problem is that since my deck revolves around tokens, my opponents will, more often than not, end up benifitting from this more than I do. Thanks for the recommendations.

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