Child of Alara

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vintage Legal

Child of Alara

Legendary Creature — Avatar


When Child of Alara dies, destroy all nonland permanents. They can't be regenerated.

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FormOverFunction on Salty Commanders!

1 week ago

Gaddock Teeg jumps to mind, as that locks a lot of things down. Child of Alara seems to elicit groans, as does Sen Triplets. Edgar Markov is pretty relentless as well, and puts a pretty big target on the player. I’m interested to see what other recommendations people have!

lcarl3035 on Probably wont work

3 months ago

You could also change your commander to Child of Alara for a repeatable boardwipe with all of the sacrificial lands.

Balaam__ on Gimme a Shamrock Shake with Rainbow Sprinkles

4 months ago

I’d very much disagree Andramalech. I believe yours would boast the higher win ratio were we to pair them for a match, or just in general against whatever matchups these decks would see.

You have a healthy assortment of evasion, removal and countermagic that I simply don’t have access to in mono , and I’m fairly sure that would tip the scales toward a win. If—and that’s a big if—I secured the Child of Alara sacrifice, I think it would be difficult to come back from. But the odds of arriving there are slim.

Fuzzy003 on Card creation challenge

4 months ago

The Power is Mine

Legendary Enchantment

If a triggered ability of a commander you control would be triggered by an opponent, counter the spell or ability that triggered it.

I'll nuke my Child of Alara when I choose thanks :)

Create a card with the flavor text: "The army is just a distraction. Our true means of victory is strategy."

Stardragon on Card creation challenge

5 months ago

Mistrial, Bibiloplex Liberian

Legendary Creature- Human Wizard

When ~ ETB draw a card and discard a card

Lessons you cast can't be countered and there damage can't prevented, negated or redirected

If you control the The Biblioplex, whenever you learn you may copy the lesson and choose a new target for the spell


Make a new Child of Alara

DC_Geno on I'm the reason people hate Child of Alara

6 months ago

Steel Prism (Child of Alara Deck) 88 Lands for around $200 bucks. Even I was surprised to almost always get Child of Alara out on turn 5 sometimes 4 and every once in a while turn 6. Once one of the colossus are on the battlefield the game gets tough. The planeswalkers are beasts too. 8 modal lands are insane. I designed it after thinking lets make a deck that has multiple ways to win, forget Maze's End or Urza lands. This deck controls the game in multiple ways, then decides which route it wants to take. Check it out when you have time. It will surprise you!

borneuw on I'm the reason people hate Child of Alara

7 months ago

Shadowspear, Arcane Lighthouse, and Glaring Spotlight are all cheap options for dealing with hexproof/shroud/indestructible.

Shadowspear seems like it would work best with your grind game Child of Alara voltron wincon. It costs 1 generic mana, and can give Alara +1/+1, lifelink and trample, while also being able to remove hexproof and indestructible at instant speed for only 1 additional generic mana. You could possibly replace one of your least useful disruption spells for this.

If you can spare a land drop or land slot, arcane lighthouse can remove hexproof or shroud, and you can sacc it later to search your guildgates using Scapeshift. The one concern is that it taps for colorless mana. I don't know how much that would inconvenience you when you are building up your manabase in the early game. Overall I thought this should be less of a priority than Shadowspear, but it is immune to Alara's destruction effects so it might actually be more synergistic with your deck.

Glaring Spotlight seems to be the worst of the three options for your deck, but it could be considered as a side deck option.

Niko9 on What ONE card would you …

7 months ago

Ha, yep Child of Alara can make things tough : ) The thing about Coalition Victory that I like is that it just wins or gets countered in some way. It's not Omniscience that goes on forever. It's not Narset who probably will hit extra turns but might not. It's not Approach of the Second Sun that sits there waiting to get a second draw. I'll definitely take a card that just wins over a card that just wins but doesn't quite win right away.

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