Necropotence

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Mythic Rare
Eternal Masters (EMA) Mythic Rare
Vintage Masters (VMA) Mythic Rare
From the Vault: Exiled (V09) Mythic Rare
Masters Edition II (ME2) Rare
Deckmasters: Garfield vs. Finkel (DKM) Rare
Fifth Edition (5ED) Rare
Ice Age (ICE) 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.

Necropotence Discussion

Cloudius on We Love Freebies! *Primer*

22 hours ago

S1ayerMonkey Thank you for your suggestions and upvote.

Necropotence is an awesome card but it's casting cost of will be difficult to fulfill consistently, especially during early game in a 3 color deck, for it to make an impact.

Ad Nauseam - I categorize this card as a "Card Draw" effect, and I'm currently running a very lean draw package in the deck. I'd favor top of library manipulation or tutor effects over this card as they've greater synergy with what I'm trying to do with Yennett here.

Feel free to keep the suggestions flowing and do check out the rest of my decks too! Cheers.

S1ayerMonkey on We Love Freebies! *Primer*

1 day ago

Seeing as you have black and don't seem to care about your graveyard, maybe a Necropotence to dig deep and win early? I'd also suggest an Ad Nauseam if you ever get your curve down

Last_Laugh on Edgar Markov

1 day ago

Run Reconnaissance . This card allows you to attack with everyone safely (yes, even that 0/1, why not), untap each creature at the most opportune time for pseudo vigilance, and still deal combat damage in most situations.

Untaps to avoid bad blockers (obvious face value of the card), it untaps after first strike damage but before normal combat damage is dealt (great for getting +1+1 counters from Drana, Liberator of Malakir to your whole team and busted with Stromkirk Captain ), and it even untaps after normal combat damage is dealt due to the creature being an 'attacking' creature until the end of combat step ends.

This combination of full tilt aggro with everyone available to block makes Sorin, Solemn Visitor 's +1 really good here (Note, 'until your next turn') and it more than offsets a few of my next suggestions.

As far as the decks inherent card draw weakness goes, consider Dark Prophecy , Greed , Necropotence , and Twilight Prophet .

Anyways, feel free to check out my list for inspiration. Upvotes on any of my decks is appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

iAzire on Haven't played in 10 yrs. ...

1 day ago

Zur the Enchanter is first to come to mind due to the Solitary Confinement & Necropotence combo, but Daxos the Returned is another Commander that I personally have a lot of fun with that sticks with the W/B Enchantment theme.

SynergyBuild on Yeva Draw-Grow

2 days ago

Shimmer/ Paradox Engine allows for mass, instant speed storm, at an insane ease. Yisan, while being better with Engine (untapping Yisan allows for fetching Llanowar Elves into Priest of Titania into Shimmer Myr into Temur Sabertooth or whatever, then keep untapping Yisan to go off until Great Oak Guardian then Sabertooth into infinite mana) still isn't an instant-speed spell, that is the issue. If the gamplan can be Swords to Plowshares ed at sorcery speed, the deck is doing something wrong.

Here's why:

If, just by playing lands, maybe a dork or some rocks, and passing, drawing cards, biding your time until the winning combo or impossibly difficult to win through lock hits the table, respond by casting everything you need to until you win.

This playstyle is Legacy Resetide ( Reset / High Tide with untap effects and a deck made up of Islands and instants, ready to storm until it casts a lethal Stroke of Genius on the opponent). I simply wanted to see if it was possible to accomplish a similar playstyle in Yeva.

You can't build Resetide in EDH because there isn't the consistency of running 7 Resets and 7 Tides (Legacy uses Cunning Wish as a playset for the 7 copies of every card in the deck it needs), nor can it even run enough instant speed draw and untap and ramp to pull it off without them, so mono-blue is out.

Zur can storm off at instant speed using Necropotence and Shimmer Myr , however doesn't have the luxury of doing it at anytime but on their own endstep, making it not a true-instant speed storm, as it can't do it in repsonse to an opponent winning on the opponent's turn.

Yeva, this list, can do it, only given a good hand and a lot of mana, but it can, with GoG and Cat. That was my interest in the deck. The issue was getting Cat, dorks that tapped for enough, and GoG, the mana to go off, and the interaction/protection to pull it all off.

Yeva was a long-shot, but if any deck could do it, Yeva seems like the one. The issue I found immediatly was wincon-lightness and tutor-lightness. The Cloudstone Curio , Paradox Engine wincons of the deck only go off at sorcery speed, so have big issues, however Shimmer Myr solves that, and allows for Walking Ballista , Candelabra of Tawnos (for Gaea's Cradle ), and more rocks to go off. The issue again is tutoring for that, then for the new combos. If this list had the tutor-density that a 3 color list like Zur would, it would work amazingly. As is, it just doesn't get there.

I am going to work further on this and try to get it to work, but Soren841 may be right that this is too difficult to accomplish.


Resetide may have friends in Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir . I may put some time into testing him out. That 5 mana cost is my biggest issue.

SirHerpaderp on Athreos, God of Passage

2 days ago

idiot_taco first of all: ltb and etb are short terms for leave the battlefield and enter the battlefield and involve permanents that have an effect when they enter or leave the battlefield/die.

Jumping straight to your 2. Comment: I believe the Citanul Flute is a bit slow + you are quite heavy on tutors already. You could swap some of them for straight draw. Necropotence , Phyrexian Arena or even Dark Prophecy (if you plan to go with a sacrifice-heavy strategy).

Out of all the decks I've seen, I've liked this approach the most. Maybe it'll help you a bit:

https://deckstats.net/decks/107983/1096910-athreos-aristocrats/en (hope the link from the competition is allowed here)

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

2 days ago

Yeah

White gets draw from some incidental spells like Wall of Omens , from specific requirements, like Aura/Enchantment, Equipment/Artifacts, Sram, Senior Edificer , Puresteel Paladin , Mesa Enchantress , Kor Spiritdancer , Dawn of Hope , but also has just plain hate, like Spirit of the Labyrinth and Alms Collector .

Blue obviously has just plain card draw.

Black pays life for cards Underworld Connections , Blood Scrivener , Necropotence , Phyrexian Arena , Sign in Blood , Live Fast , Read the Bones , or Cruel Bargain . You can also Sacrifice Creatures for Cards.

Red gets cards for limited time, Experimental Frenzy , or it comes with Discard Wheel of Fortune Faithless Looting , or Burning Inquiry .

Green is already flush with cards similar to yours, Primordial Sage , Soul of the Harvest , Selvala, Heart of the Wilds for example.

killroy726 on Haven't played in 10 yrs. ...

3 days ago

For Queen Marchesa in EDH as a commander requires only grixis colored cards (R/U/B) whereas position is G/W.

Near death experience is combo'd in my deck with Necropotence for a wincon. I also combo spreading plague with Darkest Hour to constantly nuke all critters on board

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Necropotence occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.09%

Black: 0.68%

W/B (Orzhov): 0.56%

Golgari: 0.24%

Rakdos: 0.36%

W/U/B (Esper): 0.69%

RBW (Mardu): 0.63%

U/B/R (Grixis): 0.54%