Villainous Wealth


Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Villainous Wealth


Target opponent exiles the top X cards of his or her library. You may cast any number of nonland cards with converted mana cost X or less from among them without paying their mana costs.

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Villainous Wealth Discussion

kamelyan on Gravetide Zombiewave

1 day ago

Since the only win-con I can see in this deck is perhaps Villainous Wealth, might I suggest Revel in Riches.

robinhood4578 on partners

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the comment! I don't know if Genesis Wave is better than Villainous Wealth for this deck because I'm running so much sorcery removal. Aven Mindcensor and Mulldrifter are great cards but the abilities I get from my creatures are usually based on combat damage. Thanks for the advice!

Nite-Klaw2001 on You're A Spellslinger! [[5-Color Spells!]]

3 weeks ago

The thing with Sunforger is that if you use it to cast Villainous Wealth the "X" value would be zero.

cyclinggamer on Muldrotha

3 weeks ago

Staple of Sultai decks is Villainous Wealth. What's not to love about exiling your opponent's deck down X cards, all while cards all nonland permanents CMC(X) or less for free?

Mana batteries become required at that point, like Kruphix, God of Horizons.

precociousapprentice on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

1 month ago

StopShot, those are really good observations. I always appreciate the feedback.

As for responses, I will first address your question of Aikido. Aikido does not mean not defending yourself against attacks if it would mean disruption of your opponents' efforts. The discussion of ethics is about the most preferable ways to defend yourself. I include spot removal, and that affects board states and plans as well. The highest ethical level in Aikido is to defend oneself while preventing harm to both the attacker and the defender, but it leaves the possibility for defense that harms the attacker if necessary, it is just much less preferable. In the case of storm, you are right in that the board state of storm is the storm count, but no one goes off in storm without the intent to win the game, so defense in this situation can be justified. The alternative is to lose. Preferably, you could Deflecting Palm or Comeuppance an Aetherflux Reservoir for a win of your own, but causing the storm to fizzle is acceptable when you can't end the game yourself. The higher in the ethical hierarchy you play, the better you are, but dipping down to avoid disaster is OK.

I like a lot of your suggestions. As for Vampire Nighthawk, at this point it is sort of a legacy card. I think about removing it every time I consider an alternative. It is in the wincon spot now as an oversight from when I ran Hatred and had several lifelink creatures to go with it. Now it is just a flying rattlesnake. It currently occupies the most likely flex spot, and is in danger of losing it's place. If it is cut, it is likely to be replaced by something more than a simple flying blocker.

Mimic Vat is a fascinating idea. Limited graveyard hate and Aikido wincon. I will have to consider. Animate Dead has done a pretty good job for me, so I could see Mimic Vat doing the same.

Reverberate and Fork have been in the deck in the past. I think you are right in that they function very well in the right meta, and my previous meta was not the right place for them. My new meta may be. The fact that I now face combo and more counterspells means that it will probably function exactly the same way you say. I may trial this in the Vampire Nighthawk slot, probably my revised Fork. The other option I consider for this spot is Praetor's Grasp or Wheel of Fortune. Both can really mess with combo.

As for what combo I face, Karlov of the Ghost Council with Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood, both Mizzix of the Izmagnus and now Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain storm, a new Muldrotha, the Gravetide infinite Villainous Wealth, Gisela, Blade of Goldnight infinite attack phases, Purphoros, God of the Forge Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker shenanigans, Damia, Sage of Stone infinite turns Deadeye Navigator, and Palinchron BS, and probably more. I would say that many decks use combo wincons in addition to other strategies, but there are some that only win with combo, such as the storm and Damia decks.

1shabby on Muldrotha the reviver! *NEEDS HELP*

1 month ago

PagingDrFumbles thanks for the advise! I will likely put a copy of Villainous Wealth into the deck to help with winning. I'm also playing with the idea of Mike and trike to help win. And with the blood moon issue I'm going to try and squeeze in some mana dorks and rocks to fix that.

PagingDrFumbles on Muldrotha the reviver! *NEEDS HELP*

1 month ago

I had a deck similar to this I would successfully stall the board about 50% of the time but had trouble actually winning especially after Muldrotha got removed too much. I didn't run any instants or sorceries like you do though so maybe Villainous Wealth?

More importantly, what do you do when someone plays Blood Moon or Magus of the Moon?

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