Oath of Lim-Dul

Oath of Lim-Dul


Whenever you lose life, sacrifice a permanent other than Oath of Lim-Dul or discard a card for each 1 life you lost. (Damage dealt to you causes you to lose life.)

(Black)(Black): Draw a card.

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Set Rarity
Ice Age (ICE) Rare

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Limited Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal

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Oath of Lim-Dul Discussion

CyborgAeon on One card combo Demonlord Belzenlok

1 month ago

Some alternatives to cycling cards mentioned above: Brainspoil, Nihilistic Glee, Oath of Lim-Dul, Peer into the Abyss (can be looped with soul spike hard cast to gain infinite mana and life provided you have enough other cards to discard each time as one soul spike gives you 2 "halves" of life to pay each time (1 life + 4 = 5 / 2 = 3 / 2 = 1). So even pitching like 8 cards, you make 16 mana per "cycle", spending 14.

MagisterArtium on Oath of Lim Dul + …

1 year ago

I've read about Oath of Lim-Dul and Cadaverous Bloom being a good combo. But does that even work? Aren't both cards discard costs different costs that need to be paid independently?

SynergyBuild on

2 years ago

Oh, I love Lim Dul, sadly some of my favorite flavor can't be run, like Lim-Dul's Paladin, and Lim-Dul's Vault.

+1 for the deck, Oath of Lim-Dul wants to be in here! Greed if you don't want the downside can be a replacement >_o

mtgApprentice21 on

2 years ago

Have you tried Omnath, Locus of Mana or Oath of Lim-Dul? How about Mirari or Mirari's Wake? Zuran Orb would work well with your Crucible of Worlds. I like the Ad Nauseam btw. The land-to-nonland ratio in this deck makes it funny as hell. Finally, Reliquary Tower, Venser's Journal, and Library of Leng might be of some use here. Having no maximum hand size is going to help you a LOT in this deck. You may even consider Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, just for some extra draw/anti-control.

Coward_Token on Grixis!Zedruu

2 years ago

(I would add a proper community card but that feature seems to be malfunctioning right now.)

Farly straightforward, this card would mostly be Zedruu the Greathearted (although a different character, not simply her gone evil or something) with a casting cost of and an activation cost of . In EDH, this could lead to some fun usage of cards like the following:

(I realize you can basically already do this with any Grixis commander + e.g. Bazaar Trader, but that's a bit less straightforward.)

I'm unsure what would be suitable for its upkeep ability. Just copying Zedruu's straight off isn't too inappropriate, as drawing is certainly associated with black and life gain isn't too far out either, but that's kinda boring. Replacing the life gain with something negative towards opponents like milling, discard or plain life loss proportional to the amount of gifted permanent could be one option that's more in line with the color change (thought the negative effects would probably targeted in order to preserve some political potential). Putting a +1/+1 counter per gift on Zedruu the Grixishearted to take advantage of commander damage could also work (especially when combined with auras like Herald of Torment), in which case you could also change power/toughness from the original's 2/4 to 4/2 to signal greater aggression.

For the sake of flavor its subtype would be Horse Djinn, with the artwork depicting a djinn with a mare's head, wearing a mouth-covering veil.

Feedback would be welcome, especially on ways to make Grixis!Zedruu more distinct from the original while still fulfilling the basic function of giving out torturous black cards, in addition to the blue and red ones they both share.

(A version containing green could also be made for the sake of giving that color a chance to show off its painful cards, in which case the creature in question should probably have monkey paws.)

MagicalHacker on The greatest library in the mutliverse!

3 years ago

I think there are enough books in magic to not need to resort to scrolls too. Some that could replace the scrolls: Otherworld Atlas, Book of Rass, Thran Tome, Scour the Laboratory, Insidious Dreams, Metalworker, Anarchist, Oath of Lim-Dul, Personal Tutor, and Twisted Justice.

NoOneOfConsequence on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

4 years ago

Glad to see that you're human, Narej. Heh.

Still working on developing an optimized Daxos 2.0 list--and it's certainly proving to be more difficult than I first imagined. Null Profusion is definitely not a card that I am considering, however. There's a reason it costs five cents. I'd sooner play Yawgmoth's Agenda or Oath of Lim-Dul--and, no, I'm not going to play those two, either. It's a rough life, being a black enchantment that isn't Necropotence.