Underworld Connections


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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska (DDM) Rare
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Rare

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Underworld Connections

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant Land

Enchanted Land has ", Pay 1 life: Draw a card"

Underworld Connections Discussion

x12721 on Never Play In Graveyards

3 weeks ago

What Pikobyte said. But for specific suggestions, I'll list them below.

- Brood Monitor isn't super strong in EDH. Not necessarily a must-cut, but one I'd definitly keep in mind. - Izoni, Thousand-Eyed is super powerful, but the mana requirements are pretty tough in a three-color deck. - Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis doesn't do much for your game plan. You have much better ways for forced sacrifice. - Scribe of the Mindful should probably be cut, unless you really want to keep the amount of Instant/Sorcery spells high. - Sphinx of Foresight , while interesting, is just kinda... meh. - Thallid Soothsayer is okay, but there are better sac outlets available to you. - Verdant Force is far too expensive and slow for what it does. - Weaver of Currents doesn't produce colored mana, which is important for a three-color deck.
- Curse of Disturbance isn't great, and not something you want to spend your T3 play on. - Underworld Connections could be cut in favor of better draw spells. Mystic Remora or Rhystic Study would be great here. -I respect the Exquisite Blood / Sanguine Bond combo, but without both cards you're stuck with a 5 CMC enchantment that doesn't do much for you.
- Haunted Fengraf and Rogue's Passage are both underwhelming, I'd look at replacing them with lands that produce colored mana or have stronger utility.
- Cast Down , Doom Blade , Incubation / Incongruity , Price of Fame , and Vona's Hunger are all decent removal, but again, you should prioritize permanents with those effects. - Dismiss and Unwind both seem like they're thrown in here. There's not much use for them. There are even creatures that can counter spells. - Thought Scour is worse than Stitcher's Supplier in this deck.
Nothing specific to replace here, but I would look into better (cheaper CMC) mana rocks and other value engines.

multimedia on Teysa Karlov Commander

3 weeks ago

Hey, CaptainBanana42 has the right idea, you can use Night's Whisper , Sign in Blood and Read the Bones help to smooth your draws. Phyrexian Arena or Underworld Connections are also very helpful. Land Tax , Tithe or Gift of Estates can be good to make sure you have multiple turns of land drops especially since you're playing Godless Shrine .

Another approach to consider is add more cards that can find Skullclamp because it's a draw engine: Enlightened Tutor , Open the Armory , Stoneforge Mystic . Enlightened could also get Necropotence another draw engine. Tutoring in the early game for Ascension, Smothering or Bitterblossom is also very good. Armory or Mystic could also get Deathmantle or Greaves.

Consider improving the manabase?

Can cut Forsaken Sanctuary , Memorial to Glory , Sejiri Steppe and Scoured Barrens .

Good luck with your deck.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

1 month ago


White gets draw from some incidental spells like Wall of Omens , from specific requirements, like Aura/Enchantment, Equipment/Artifacts, Sram, Senior Edificer , Puresteel Paladin , Mesa Enchantress , Kor Spiritdancer , Dawn of Hope , but also has just plain hate, like Spirit of the Labyrinth and Alms Collector .

Blue obviously has just plain card draw.

Black pays life for cards Underworld Connections , Blood Scrivener , Necropotence , Phyrexian Arena , Sign in Blood , Live Fast , Read the Bones , or Cruel Bargain . You can also Sacrifice Creatures for Cards.

Red gets cards for limited time, Experimental Frenzy , or it comes with Discard Wheel of Fortune Faithless Looting , or Burning Inquiry .

Green is already flush with cards similar to yours, Primordial Sage , Soul of the Harvest , Selvala, Heart of the Wilds for example.

JoeNathan37 on Edgar Vampires

1 month ago

It’s been a while since I’ve done this so forgive me if I mess up the formatting or something.

The first (and probably most important) thing I’d recommend is more consistent card draw. Necropotence is good, although the triple black can sometimes be tough to get, but aside from that all you’ve got is Underworld Connections and a few Read the Bones -esque cards. Personally I prefer Phyrexian Arena over UC because it’s basically the same thing except you essentially have to pay 1 mana for UC, although it also gives you the option of timing. Up to you. Anyway, in my experience RtB type single use effects, while good, aren’t quite enough. Twilight Prophet is a strong one that fits perfectly; he’s actually a Vampire and his trigger would set off your Sanguine Bond / Exquisite Blood combo. I also run Greed as a great mana sink for any excess mana.

A pseudo-card draw type effect you might want is Herald's Horn . It is very good here; it makes vampires cheaper and it can get you more card draw; both good things.

I also would recommend you look into replacing Door of Destinies . Sure it can really do work in the right circumstance, but if you draw it late it does essentially nothing. Shared Animosity could be a good replacement.

I could go on and on about ideas for upgrades for your deck but personally I enjoy doing that myself, so I’ll stop here. This has been plenty long enough. I’ll leave a link to my deck so you can check it out if you’re interested; I took mine down a more aggro/token route rather than the SB/EB combo but still you may find something helpful there.

Kagonos28 on Zurgo Exalted

1 month ago

With that many mana rocks, you can definitely shed 2 or 3 of your lands. Sword of the Animist to get value from swinging with creatures if you wanna be aggro. Smothering Tithe is absurd ramp for white now. Fellwar Stone might be better than one of the lockets (the 3 mana for 1 mana rocks, i'm not personally a fan of.)

Consider some exile effects in place of a few of your destroy effects for spot removal to get around indestructible. Return to Dust Utter End Anguished Unmaking Settle the Wreckage por ejemplo.

For draw, most draw in black costs you life, like Phyrexian Arena Underworld Connections stuff like that.

triproberts12 on A Different Kind of Ghave Deck

1 month ago

You can certainly make it a viable deck without sinking Doubling Season money into it or turning it into a deck whose only goal is to Demonic Tutor into a combo. There's a lot of good stuff in here to build on.

Hardened Scales rounds out your Corpsejack Menace/Snek package.

You could probably lean a little into Saprolings, as well. Psychotrope Thallid is great card draw when your Commander makes Saprolings. Utopia Mycon is great for ramp. Tendershoot Dryad is a great lord for going wide. Night Soil , Saproling Burst , Verdant Embrace , Fertile Imagination , Fungal Sprouting , Scatter the Seeds , and Saproling Symbiosis are solid token producers. That last one is expensive, but I thought I'd just put it out there since it's old af.

There's great interaction in Saprolings, too. Morbid Bloom , Aura Mutation , Seed Spark are all pretty okay cards, and you're already running Death Mutation, Fungal Plots, and Necrogenesis.

As for cuts, if you're not doing broken combo things, Spikes are not good. Cruel Sadist , Sylvan Hierophant , Consuming Vapors , Heirloom Blade , Clockwork Vorrac , and Underworld Connections could probably be cut on card quality, alone.

APPLE01DOJ on Budget Mono-Black Obliteration

1 month ago

This looks good, personally I would increase the land count to 24 and switch Sign in Blood to Underworld Connections .

Also 1x Whip of Erebos could be good.

Noire_Samhain on Kambal Life Gain

2 months ago

Some cards I definitely recommend if you can get your hands on them:

Debt to the Deathless is an excellent win condition. Keep yourself alive to gather a good amount of mana, then blast everybody with it. And if everyone doesn't die? Combine it with your Aetherflux reservoir and blast those who are left. Also, Pontiff of Blight gives every creature Extort, so a simple cheap spell can be paid extra to make a major life loss and gain impact.

I'd definitely recommend cards that can also spend your life- you're going to have a ton of it, why not use it? Underworld Connections makes a land of yours a source of card draw. Vona, Butcher of Magan lets you kill creatures with it. Bloodtracker gets stronger with life payments, and draws you cards if/when he dies. Final Payment can go the aristocrat route by having you sacrifice a creature, but in this case, why not pay that measly 5 life? Aetherflux is a nice win condition, but want to make sure no one who survives it can take advantage of you paying 50 life with any flying creatures, skulkers, or otherwise evasive cards? Use Font of Agonies . You get fifty blood counters with one payment, and can kill off up to 12 creatures with its effects.

Also, its mana expensive but Treasury Thrull can get you creatures and enchantments back.

I'd recommend more of the dual lands to. Commander is often more casual, so any of the ones that come in tapped are just fine.

I hope you do well and have fun your first game! Black/White is my favorite color combination, though I prefer the aristocrats route, so it makes me excited to see new players choose it for their first deck.

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Underworld Connections occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Black: 0.27%

Rakdos: 0.16%