Syphon Life


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters (MMA) Common
Eventide (EVE) Uncommon

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Syphon Life


Target player loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.

Retrace (You may cast this card from your graveyard by discarding a land card in addition to paying its other costs.)

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Syphon Life Discussion

Kiivuhl on Exhuming End

1 month ago

I playtested it. Its pretty nice, but the manabase... huh. Little junky.

In my opinion u need some GB taplands (every ability to activate and double mana cost is G or B). If you want place for Spirit Guide - cut murasa and lands. 20-21 should be enough. Ohh... and what do you think about 1-2 Reaping the Graves after cascade? For lategame. 3+ cards back (6 mana needed)

About side, I recommend:

Weenie_Roaster9000 on Faux Pox

3 months ago

first off, awesome deck. Painful Quandary looks high for running multiple Smallpox, but I agree, it is very fun. Waste Not is awesome for discard decks in my opinion, it's like gambling. check out my pox deck, I'd love your input. Liliana's Torture Dungeon. I like the use of Syphon Life, maybe I'll throw it in. Good work +1

Gakros on Lo-Amp oX

3 months ago

also with 4x Liliana of the Veil,4x Collective Brutality,4x Smallpox ,1x Syphon Life 8x Fetch Lands AND the tap ability of Reliquary i seriously doubt she will complain about now enough lands on the grave.

Gakros on Lo-Amp oX

3 months ago

also i would go something like -2 Raven's Crime and go +1 Collective Brutality + 1 else (2nd Syphon Life maybe).
I have tested both Raven's Crime and Collective Brutality a lot and the bonus you gain from looking at your opponents hand is wayyyy better than being able to spamm discard. You need to know what to expect from your opponent so you can play around it.

raefgall on 8 Rack - Mono Black

5 months ago

Necrogen Mists is good. Mutavault is good, especially if you switch your sideboard creature to Pack Rat. One copy of Syphon Life can be good, since you're running Dakmor already (if you get the bridge down but don't have any Rack/Affliction down, gets your damage counter going and keeps you out of burn range). Shadow of Doubt can be a fun sideboard card for decks like Tron and podless-pod.

I am personally running a Black/Red version if you're looking for some different options: 8-Rakdos

Iamme10000 on Battle Box - Abzan Lands

5 months ago

Hello again, colormage1!

Glad I could help. If Jaddi is what you're looking for, Grazing Gladehart might also be good. It's more squishy, but gains more life. Just more knobs to balance out the deck. If you want an endgame fancy version, Primeval Bounty is a six-mana lifegain machine that also adds value to every cast you make.

Another card that might be useful would be Reach of Branches, if you add more Forests. Unlike most of your other token generators, it'd also be useful from the graveyard if dredged away.

Retrace cards might be worth looking into, to help abuse Life from the Loam even more. Worm Harvest gives an instant army, Spitting Image is perfect for random trolling, and Syphon Life gives a little bit of inevitability.

Just shooting off possibilities. You could probably streamline this deck into a straight land-self-mill deck, but I don't know if that's what you want to do.

AsagiBoogers on Prismatic Fire (Help Please)

6 months ago

Past in Flames and Burning Vengeance might be solid additions. Help you out on the burn plan and just help recast cards in your graveyard. Runic Repetition may also be worth considering, but it's limited to cards cast with Flashback. Some Retrace spells seem solid too. Specifically Call the Skybreaker, Oona's Grace, Syphon Life, and maaaybe Spitting Image and Worm Harvest. Baral, Chief of Compliance would basically be an easier to cast Goblin Electromancer here as well. Also maybe Meletis Charlatan, since it's like Geistblast's copy ability on a stick.

Polupus on Helix Combo

6 months ago

Nice! I found Dimir Machinations to be amazing in here as it tutors for both helix and Syphon Life and isn't too shabby as a wincon in itself, turning the deck into a pseudo lantern style control deck.

Also Dakmor Salvage is a must if you are going to make this work. If they counter one of your tutors you need to be able to get a land in hand asap. It also fills the grave with more targets for helix.

Here's the deck I made. Maybe you can get some ideas? I splashed some green though.

the Loam Weaver

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