Tragic Poet


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Common
Urza's Legacy (ULG) Common

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Tragic Poet

Creature — Human

, Sacrifice Tragic Poet: Return target enchantment card from your graveyard to your hand.

Tragic Poet Discussion

DRmagic2017 on What? Again this Saga?

19 hours ago

Never heard of Tragic Poet before. Thanks for the idea!

kamarupa on Hover Smother

2 weeks ago

Wow, Ta11Man, great suggestions! I've replaced Tragic Poet with Restoration Specialist - I think the higher CMC is worth the speed and versatility. I'll be testing with my online playgroup soon. Hidden Stockpile seems like it might be worth it - I've added 1x. I'm a little less confident with it because it really only makes other spells better - that is - it's essentially a dead card without the right conditions, and with the right conditions, I'm probably already doing pretty well. I also added a couple w/b dual lands, but I do want to note that I can sacrifice Treasure tokens to create black mana if I want/need to - while not ideal, so far in playtesting, I've been able to generate plenty of tokens. Like 30+. I considered adding Revel in Riches , too, but decided that was really whole different deck, and so I threw together a separate build to explore that as a wincon. The other thing about splashing black is I'm already running very basic lands - most of the mana-base is colorless utlity. So there's not a lot of room to add another color. But I'm excited to see how it goes!!

I also considered Anointed Procession already, and included it in another build, too. I added 1x here, and am considering it as a sort of half-clone of Smothering Tithe , but also recognize it's very contingent on already have a Smothering Tithe in play - again, this is a card that doesn't do anything to help me win without conditions being met, and those conditions already offer sufficient win-ability. The only suggestion I really didn't get was Evra, Halcyon Witness . So far, I haven't been able to gain a lot of life with this deck and at 6 CMC, I think I'd probably go with an Angel that at least had flying? Maybe I'm missing something?

Ta11Man on Hover Smother

2 weeks ago

Also Restoration Specialist might be way better than Tragic Poet depending on who you're up against. I also think that splashing black just for cranial plating's activated ability is way worth it. You can swing 5 thopters and move the cranial plating onto an unblocked one at the last moment. If you were going to splash black, Hidden Stockpile would really help you too.

completeR3tard on Elenda, Dusk Rose. Orzhov Vampires.

3 weeks ago

Some of those definitely seem like direct upgrades. I think I'll keep Underworld Connections , Profane Procession  Flip and Oathsworn Vampire for now, as their replacements a little pricey.

Voldaren Pariah  Flip, Nirkana Revenant , Patron of the Vein , Big Game Hunter are great additions, will look to pick these up I think. Tragic Poet is just in there as a reusable way of getting back enchantments, maybe it's unnecessary.

Thanks for the tip on the screen name, didn't realise it would be an issue. And again, thanks for the help.

triproberts12 on Elenda, Dusk Rose. Orzhov Vampires.

3 weeks ago

No trouble!

Personally, I don't like the rate on Banewhip Punisher , Oathsworn Vampire (It's just really bad Bloodghast ), Sadistic Skymarcher , Tragic Poet , Foul-Tongue Shriek , Chalice of Life  Flip, Fountain of Renewal , Bishop of the Bloodstained (Anthems and Sanctum Seeker will just be a lot more damage over the course of a game), Ravenous Chupacabra , Profane Procession  Flip, or Underworld Connections . They're all just very low impact in a 40-life, 4-player format, with the exception of the last two. Profane Procession  Flip is just so much more expensive than something like Rise of the Dark Realms , and while you're not the first person I've talked to who seems to think Underworld Connections is an acceptable substitute for Phyrexian Arena , man is it ever worse.

I don't like the rate on Call the Bloodline , either, unless you want to go deeper on a Madness or Reanimator theme, which could work, since you might want Voldaren Pariah  Flip, anyway. If you did that, Call to the Netherworld gets back Elenda, Big Game Hunter is a nice replacement for Banewhip Punisher , Bishop of Rebirth could be decent, and bigger vamps like Nirkana Revenant , Patron of the Vein , Necropolis Regent , Guul Draz Overseer , Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter , and Butcher of Malakir become much more attractive. That would require a lot of changes, though. You could keep Profane Procession  Flip and get a lot more out of Crypt of Agadeem that way, though, so maybe don't rule it out.

cdkime on Why Do FNM Promos No ...

3 weeks ago

I think there are a lot of reasons for the current "generic, homogenized" look, not all of which are marketing's fault. Of the top of my head, I can think of the following reasons, which I suspect all play a part:

  • Having consistent art across the set adds a sense of unity to the cards, which some players might like.
  • It is easier less expensive to produce the current type of art on a computer than to hand-draw art in the older styles.
  • Modern players want cleaner, more realistic images, so the older styles are disfavoured.
  • Higher quality printing means lower resolution scans of hand-drawn artwork might be problematic.

That's not to say I agree with the current trend, merely that I can understand it. For myself, I loved opening packs in the olden days and looking at all the disparate art styles. I think there is a medieval beauty in Quinton Hoover , Rebecca Guay , NéNé Thomas , and others' art that I would love to see return.

kamarupa on Phyrexian Unlife/Solmenity

3 months ago

Prison decks are definitely played in Modern. I suggest you edit your description to say "modern" in every instance you wrote "standard" - they are not the same thing. Below are some spells that fit the theme. There are obviously many others. I suggest you try a deck search here on TappedOut for Modern Prison decks (use Advanced Search function)

Some spells to consider:

Removal: Oppressive Rays, Journey to Nowhere, Cast Out, Seal Away

Wincons: Starfield of Nyx

Creatures: Tragic Poet, Mesa Enchantress,

Lands: Scavenger Grounds

Other spells: Authority of the Consuls, Personal Sanctuary, Myth Realized, Nevermore

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