Purgatory

Purgatory

Enchantment

Whenever a nontoken creature is put into your graveyard from play, remove that card from the game.

At the beginning of your upkeep, you may pay (4) and 2 life. If you do, return a card removed from the game with Purgatory to play.

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Mirage (MIR) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Purgatory Discussion

squadcarxmar on Things that like things being ...

6 months ago

I don't think many things benefit from other things being specifically exile often. There is the wording "whenever X leaves play" instead of "dies," "destroyed," or "put into the graveyard."

Things I can think of with this are Twilight Drover , Extractor Demon , Arcane Artisan , Vela the Night-Clad , Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor and a few more.

Mostly, they seem to not care where they end up but rather that they are no longer present on the battlefield. There are more leave play effects but they are more or less Oblivion Ring effects and whatnot or things like Varchild and Arcane Artisan where it just catches all things in case you were to lose that creature in another manner.

I can't help but feel Purgatory should be mentioned despite not being what you're really asking for.

SynergyBuild on When You Die, You Die Twice

1 year ago

Sadly, it isn't a 'may' exile, so effects like Reveillark do feel bad with it, yet because you can still discard creatures and return those with the lark, I think it is still a good effect! (also if you respond to the Purgatory trigger by sacrificing the lark, it will get it back!)

SynergyBuild on Cortez Cowboys | Elenda EDH

1 year ago

No Purgatory ? It is an amazing engine to recur Elenda!

SynergyBuild on When You Die, You Die Twice

1 year ago

Why no Purgatory ? It looks pretty sweet in this deck!

triproberts12 on Elenda, the Dusk Rose - Aristocrats

1 year ago

Props for not going easy mode with Edgar Markov .

As for suggestions, the best thing I think you could do to improve this deck is to make it more explosive. The way to do that would be to add free sacrifice outlets, along with creatures that provide you multiple bodies.

For bodies, I would add Hallowed Spiritkeeper , Lightning Coils , Belfry Spirit , Promise of Bunrei , Teysa, Orzhov Scion , Sorin, Lord of Innistrad , Sorin, Solemn Visitor , and Pawn of Ulamog .

For sac outlets, Viscera Seer , Indulgent Aristocrat , Bloodthrone Vampire , Bloodflow Connoisseur , Cartel Aristocrat , Blood Bairn , Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter , Vampire Aristocrat , and Yahenni, Undying Partisan are good vampire options. Sadistic Hypnotist , Dimir House Guard , Spawning Pit , Hidden Stockpile , Mind Slash are also good. What's important is that you can go off all at once. You want to sac a bunch of creatures to grow Elenda and sac her the same turn.

The other challenge you'll want to keep in mind is that Elenda, the Dusk Rose must go to your graveyard to get the trigger. That means If you want to recast her, you'll have to reanimate her or exile her from your graveyard. Bojuka Bog , Relic of Progenitus , Angel of Finality , God-Pharaoh's Gift (and Gate to the Afterlife !), Skeletal Scrying , Rescue from the Underworld , Necromancer's Covenant , Cremate , Seance , Planar Void , Goryo's Vengeance , Postmortem Lunge , Purgatory . Despoiler of Souls , Mistmoon Griffin , Purify the Grave , Offalsnout , Coffin Purge , Drudge Spell , Cryptwailing , Treacherous Vampire , and Consecrate / Consume , Angelic Renewal , Karmic Guide , Reveillark (the prior two being an infinite loop combo), Dread Return , Nim Deathmantle (there are combos with it and Ashnod's Altar , which you also want), Palace Siege , Bloodline Necromancer , Profane Command , Unburial Rites , Faith's Reward , Ever After , Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants , Hell's Caretaker . Apprentice Necromancer , Wake the Dead , Second Sunrise , Infernal Offering , Corpse Dance , Zombify , Resurrection , No Rest for the Wicked , and Footsteps of the Goryo , are all good options.

The final piece of the puzzle is making your sacrifices devastating. Dictate of Erebos , Butcher of Malakir , Grave Pact , Black Market , Harvester of Souls , Midnight Reaper , Grim Haruspex , Zulaport Cutthroat , Open the Graves , Blade of the Bloodchief , Ogre Slumlord , Athreos, God of Passage , and Dark Prophecy will help with that.

Teysa Karlov could also be very good in this deck with all the death triggers. Nothing wrong with good old value creatures like Solemn Simulacrum , either.

You could also use a few tribal things like Kindred Dominance , Konda's Banner , Cover of Darkness , Vampire Nocturnus , Vanquisher's Banner , Path of Ancestry , and Metallic Mimic .

MagicalHacker on MagicalHacker - List of All Recursion

1 year ago

Magicaids, Purgatory doesn't help you recur cards, it only helps you not need recursion after you get it down. That's why it isn't good enough for the list, if that makes sense.

eljeffe_demagico, there are plenty of cards that will let you get a creature from your graveyard onto the battlefield for less than 5 mana, and even in mono white, there are a few.

griffstick, while Mortuary Mire is good in the same sense that a Disentomb is, Mortuary doesn't help you recur cards, it only helps you not need recursion after you get it down. That's why it isn't good enough for the list, if that makes sense.

Lord_Khaine, glad I could help!

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