Tainted Pact


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

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Set Rarity
Odyssey (ODY) Rare

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Tainted Pact


Remove the top card of your library from the game. You may put that card into your hand unless it has the same name as another card removed this way. Repeat this process until you put a card into your hand or you remove two cards with the same name, whichever comes first.

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Tainted Pact Discussion

zwells3 on Paradox Scepter Thrasios

1 week ago

Dang, Assassin's Trophy does well here!

Dumb question I'm sure, but any reason for snow covered lands? I don't see any issue running normal basics (no concern with singleton normal basics and Tainted Pact. Thanks!

DlCK on Semi-Competitive Jodah, Archmage Eternal

1 week ago

This deck is nearly perfect, but there's just a few areas of weakness that demand immediate attention.

First off, I would remove the following cards: Abrupt Decay, Angel's Grace, Anguished Unmaking, Animate Dead, Arcane Denial, Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Badlands, Bayou, Birds of Paradise, Blood Crypt, Bloodstained Mire, Brainstorm, Breeding Pool, Chromatic Lantern, Chrome Mox, City of Brass, Command Tower, Cultivate, Cyclonic Rift, Dance of the Dead, Deathrite Shaman, Decree of Pain, Delay, Demonic Tutor, Enter the Infinite, Exploration, Farseek, Fellwar Stone, Fist of Suns, Flooded Strand, Godless Shrine, Hallowed Fountain, In Garruk's Wake, Intuition, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Jodah, Archmage Eternal, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, Laboratory Maniac, Lotus Cobra, Maelstrom Wanderer, Mana Confluence, Mana Crypt, Marsh Flats, Merciless Eviction, Misty Rainforest, Mox Diamond, Myojin of Night's Reach, Myojin of Seeing Winds, Mystic Remora, Mystical Tutor, Nature's Claim, Nature's Lore, Negate, Omniscience, Oracle of Mul Daya, Overgrown Tomb, Painful Truths, Polluted Delta, Praetor's Counsel, Progenitus, Rhystic Study, Rise of the Dark Realms, Savannah, Scalding Tarn, Scrubland, Sensei's Divining Top, Show and Tell, Skyshroud Claim, Sol Ring, Steam Vents, Stomping Ground, Storm Herd, Survival of the Fittest, Swan Song, Swords to Plowshares, Sylvan Library, Taiga, Tainted Pact, Temple Garden, Terastodon, Three Visits, Time Stretch, Toxic Deluge, Tropical Island, Tundra, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, Underground Sea, Vampiric Tutor, Verdant Catacombs, Volcanic Island, Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger, Watery Grave, Windswept Heath, Wooded Foothills, and Zacama, Primal Calamity.

There's really nothing you could replace these cards with that would make this deck competitive, so I'd recommend just stopping here. Good work.

cEDH_TV on Najeela the promised end

2 weeks ago

axatix, I have written some stuff in the description explaining Emrakul, the Promised End. Its a really tricky thing to do. Probably the hardest thing in ever. Predict one turn ahead when one of your opponents is going to win and steal that win.

You can do it vs every kind of opponent. Doomsday and Laboratory Maniac you can't use that. But you can cast Doomsday and make a pile of five land cards ... and send everything else into exile. Most cede decks have ways of killing themselves. Ad Nauseam - Tainted Pact - breakfast hulk can deck themselves; etc!

axatix on Najeela the promised end

2 weeks ago

Hi ;) another question is this card Tainted Pact useful without labman? You have each card only once so I assume that you will mill yourself

BMHKain on

3 weeks ago

@Megalomania: About Tainted Pact, if that's removed, what about Laboratory Maniac? Does he have no use here too as it is? Also, In the Eye of Chaos is staying for now... But can you think of a better combo regarding Gilded Drake than I thought of?

WotanubisReturned on Murder-Go-Round

3 weeks ago

I will eventually remove some basics for shocks, I'm just waiting for Ravnica to see if they reprint. I also need Marsh Flats; I wish they would make enemy-color slow fetches already. People with perfect landbases would want to run Tainted Pact and I haven't tested it much yet and I think there are enough of combo pieces to grab something useful.

MurderForBrunch on Murder-Go-Round

3 weeks ago

Hi! It looks like a cool deck. But there's something I don't get, why are you playing Tainted Pact? You have like 15 basics in here! If you want instant speed tutors I would go for Demonic Consultation, which is more risky, but really effective and super fun! :D

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