As an additional cost to play Sacrifice, sacrifice a creature.

Add to your mana pool an amount of mana equal to the sacrificed creature's converted mana cost.

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Set Rarity
Revised Edition (3ED) Uncommon
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Uncommon
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Uncommon
Collector's Edition (CED) Uncommon
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Uncommon
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Uncommon
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Custom Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Limited Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Sacrifice Discussion

ColFrogfoot on Combo Gak

2 months ago

Contract Thanks for the suggestions! Tbh they'e all good cards for the deck the main reason is I have too much anxiety when I try to find what to take out nowadays. I know cards like excavation mole look janky but they really do help with consistently casting Hogaak asap, which I like. I don't know if there is a right or wrong but I know its been hard to find a Sacrifice to buy irl, Priest is good probably over Perpetual Timepiece and I've thought about it before just dont know why I haven't pulled the trigger, probably will if I can trade cards in. And Ouphe is good, youre probably right Im just scared of it getting in the way, but Im sure it deserves a spot, I just dont know where I would want to put it.

Contract on Combo Gak

2 months ago
  • Have you considered playing Sacrifice to abuse fast gak for mana?
  • Priest of Titania is probably better than your worse ETB mill creature unless you chose not to include it for some reason I'm not aware of.
  • Even if parts of your wincon need phyrexian alter and whatnot, I think you should be on Collector Ouphe unless your meta is devoid of mana rocks or artifacts. The upside of locking out decks that thrive on mana rocks or artifact based wincons is well worth it.

SueMe on Hogaak: My Favorite (Infinite) Combo Deck

3 months ago

Yo, welcome back ColFrogfoot!

You have a lot of points, so I'll address them each one by one.

  • This deck mills its combo pieces all the time, and it usually isn't that big of a deal. As I mention in the description, we have ways to get our stuff back (Eternal Witness, Regrowth, Dread Return, Death + Life to name a few). Depending on your meta, you might want some more where those came from (especially stuff that can return noncreature cards like Golgari Findbroker). The only time when you're pretty much screwed is if your yard gets exiled along with the Riftsweeper. I've never been the best at assessing how much recursion I need, so take my amount with some grains of salt, but it seems to be working out for me. Also, since each meta is different, each person will have to do their own assessment there.

  • You're right that it's pretty unrealistic to get both the Greater Good and the Zombie Infestation out every game (just in half of them XD). All jokes aside, if you aren't completely shut down in the early game, then you have good chances that you'll be drawing most of your deck that game. If there's one thing that I'm confident about, it's the reliability of our card draw suite. Now about that hypothetical where you have both Greater Good and Zombie Infestation out, all you need to draw and discard is a Dread Return and a Bone Miser. Sac three zombies to flashback the Return, getting Bone Miser out, and discard 2 more lands to have enough to play the Phyrexian Altar.

  • The Necrotic Ooze approach is totally legit. I had a phase with this deck where I used it with Razaketh, the Foulblooded to fetch everything I needed. What I dislike about the ooze though, is that it forces you to use up multiple card slots for stuff that is only useful in that combo. You're eventually going to run into the scenario where you have a couple of dead cards in your hand because you don't have the ooze out.

  • Most of the time you don't need mana after you assemble the combo. As I explained previously, a Dread Return and Bone Miser will get the job done, as will a Lotus Petal into Sacrifice.

I am curious about your Necrotic Ooze build though. I will admit that my particular build is not infallible, but it's also pretty consistent.

Strangelove on Omertà - Torgaar's Mafia

4 months ago

Hey rangab7, +1

@your post.

I'm not seeing much good-stuffs... and it really looks like you're trying to make aristocrats: I see more tokens and sac-outlets than control.

I made a Turn 1 Hogaak deck with a very similar playstyle (play creatures, sac creatures, rush my commander, etc).

Also check out my mono-black Belzenrok deck.

It looks like you have enough draw, but inconsistent value-engines... like why Endless Cockroaches? Seems like you need more fodder like Gravecrawler or Oathsworn Vampire. I know it combos with Endrek, but your focus should be on Torgaar.

And then most of your big plays come after your engines are online, so often you'll be stuck with lots of cards you can't cast all at once that don't really trade well with your opponents' cards.

I would cut as many 4+ drops as you can (anything that doesn't draw 4+ cards or swing the game is slowing you down) and play a lot more spot removal. Then you'll be in a great spot to disrupt your opponents while gaining value until you're ready to end with a full board of tokens, 1-3 drops, and Blood Artist, etc.

You might also consider...


Bolas's Citadel... buy it while it's cheap!


Dark Ritual

Good luck!

hkhssweiss on Eternally Cursed | Primer

5 months ago

Sup HELLcaster19, yeah Burnt Offering is a super fun card! I used to run it in my storm based deck or BRx reanimator decks! Another card similar to it is Sacrifice!

jakethewhale007 on Licia, First Sword of the Mardu {Primer}

5 months ago

This is really inspiring to me! I was working on a Licia deck myself, and I'll draw heavily on your primer for inspiration. Just wondering why you run Burnt Offering but not Sacrifice. Is the ability to get red mana the only reason?

CaptainToll on Best way to cast Ulamog, …

5 months ago

I guess to stay true to your Plan with Anje as your Commander big rituals might help you get there. Bubbling Muck, Mana Geyser, Irencrag Feat, Geosurge, Songs of the Damned with a big ol' gy, Sacrifice, Burnt Offering, Culling the Weak,...those can give you big bursts of mana. However this seriously narrows down your gameplay with Anje to just getting out an eldrazi. If you do choose to focus on casting the Slithergang, I would recommend the previously mentioned Rakdos, Lord of Riots in that colorcombi.

XaiLo on Kokusho Commander

8 months ago

I recommend Soldevi Adnate Sacrifice Burnt Offering

Which have been amazing cards for me.

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