Sovereign's Bite

Sovereign's Bite


Target player loses 3 life and you gain 3 life.

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Sovereign's Bite occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.1%

Rakdos: 1.69%

Sovereign's Bite Discussion

WeirdZephyr on Sygg, 1v1 Throat Cutter

3 days ago

Thank you! Yeah Sygg is very fun to build around. As far as lands count, I've never really been in need of more, and I never want to see more than three in my opening hand. The engine runs on 2 colored mana sources, and after the first few turns (once I've played around the opponent's opening salvos) the added card draw provides the additional mana. I haven't ever used black drain spells in the 6 or so years I've been running this deck. They just seem slow compare to the strategy I've always employed - 1 CMC creature with P2, and then either Sygg turn 2 or a 2 CMC P3 beater, depending on the tempo situation. Sovereign's Bite is on-curve but if I'm tapping for 2 whole mana I'd rather a permanent that I can repeatedly get Sygg triggers off.

However! Loyal Subordinate looks like it could be an absolute rockstar here. What to slot out for it? Probably Voidmage Prodigy right?

Senomar on Sygg, 1v1 Throat Cutter

5 days ago

Nice deck ! I always wanted to try building a Sygg deck too :) First of all, seeing your curve and the draw you have on Sygg you should try 37or 38 lands. Have you try some burn 3 black spells ? That's the build I have in mind for a long time. I'm sure cards like Loyal Subordinate (especially him) or even Sovereign's Bite, Gonti's Machinations, Shrieking Affliction or Prying Questions could be questionably good (and budget :p).

king-saproling on Sidisi, lands kinda matter?

4 months ago

You might consider these for speeding up the deck: Lotus Petal , Fellwar Stone , Blood Pet .

Mirror of Fate could be neat here. It lets you reuse cards exiled by Yawgmoth's Will. You can even recur the Mirror itself this way. There is a wombo combo here alongside Will + Bolas's Citadel + Tendrils of Agony . Not that you need another combo haha. But it could be fun to switch things up if you get tired of Glacial + Dreams, or wanna keep your opponents on their toes.

These cards seem like they might have a home here or in a similar build: Necropotence , Soul Spike , Spinning Darkness , Blood Tithe , Sorin's Vengeance , Sovereign's Bite , K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth , Skirge Familiar

moysturizer on Xantcha likes to see the world burn

5 months ago

Neheb, the Eternal and Braid of Fire can give you some serious mana. Sovereign's Bite seems worth taking out, even if you had a vampire theme.

CrimsonKing on Mono Black Gains

9 months ago


Thought about Sovereign's Bite . Shadowfeed looks really useful wow.good against tutelage and Tron too. I just gotta survive til turn 5 lol damn burn.

BroadScholar on Mono Black Gains

9 months ago

For mono-red... maybe cut a pestilence and/or a shrivel from the sideboard for a bit of early-game lifegain? (Im thinkin like Shadowfeed or Sovereign's Bite ) Just to get you through to the midrange where you can stabalize with Inheritance and Gary. Also seems like it might just be a bad matchup.

heckproof on B/R Burn Deck

9 months ago

Dragon's Claw is great in the mirror, and I’m not saying that it’s better or worse, but Sovereign's Bite also helps in the mirror and furthers your game plan

musicman3310 on Black Judith

10 months ago

I would get rid of Vicious Conquistador , Fungal Infection , and Sovereign's Bite . Maybe you could use some things from your maybe board, but Discovery / Dispersal , Cast Down , and Fight with Fire (for Lyra) have a place here?

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