Promise of Power


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom 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
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic (DDC) Rare
Mirrodin (MRD) Rare

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Promise of Power


Choose one - You draw five cards and you lose 5 life; or put a black Demon creature token with flying into play with power and toughness each equal to the number of cards in your hand as the token enters the battlefield.

Entwine (Choose both if you pay the entwine cost.)

Promise of Power Discussion

Aveloc on Edgar Markov Hyper Aggressive

2 months ago

Have you considered using Champion of Dusk over Promise of Power ? Same CMC but better synergy/potential.

triproberts12 on Rakdos Blood Hugs

3 months ago

Oh, also, I think you could use a little more card draw. Syphon Mind is a personal favorite of mine. Sign in Blood , Night's Whisper , and Promise of Power are pretty popular, as well. As for more ramp, you might like Victory Chimes as a political tool, and the Goad mechanic might also suit your needs. Get Disrupt Decorum and Grenzo, Havoc Raiser in there! Same for Goblin Spymaster .

WhichKing on Bad Scary Demon Cult Time

3 months ago

I feel like 45 creatures is overkill. If you put in a good draw package you don't need to have such a high creature count in order to access your creatures reliably. You can cut some apostles for Sign in Blood , Read the Bones , Greed , Ancient Craving , Phyrexian Arena , Promise of Power , Erebos, God of the Dead .


4 months ago

Well brother just Google "tappedout card draw" and then it'll pop up a list of almost every card draw spell relevant to edh. They're also organized by color which is pretty sweet. Check out all the black and red ones. The black is very good. My number one recommendation based on the flavor of your deck would be Promise of Power

greyninja on

5 months ago

Very cool, very unique

You've got some hardcore stuff like Unspeakable Symbol, Souldrinker, Bloodflow Connoisseur, etc. I also like Blood Artist & co, Marchesa's Infiltrator and Scourge of the Throne for funsies

Your maybeboard options: Erebos, God of the Dead, Grave Pact, and I was thinking hard about Walking Ballista and I feel like there's a combo there?! Doom Whisperer should be in Karador if it isn't already; but just a great card overall

How do you feel about Ambition's Cost and Ancient Craving? They're slightly different than Painful Truths and Promise of Power... Depends on how much draw you think you need I guess. I'd maybe suggest Dusk Legion Zealot and Razaketh, the Foulblooded as well. Razaketh definitely lol

Looks fun! +1

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Promise of Power occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.15%