Damnable Pact

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

Damnable Pact

Sorcery

Target player draws X cards and loses X life.

amarthaler on EDH Vampiric Bloodlust (C17 Precon Upgrade)

2 months ago

Updates!

In: Phyrexian TowerSkullclampScapegoatVisions of PhyrexiaRead the Bones

Out: Drana, the Last BloodchiefDamnable PactPlateauStinging StudyKindred Boon

Phyrexian Tower will pair well with Phyrexian Reclamation for recursion. Skullclamp and Read the Bones are amazing card draw and part of the pre-con's original 99. Visions of Phyrexia comes out 18 Nov and looks awesome.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Card creation challenge

3 months ago

Essence Watch

Enchantment

Whenever a creature enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life.


Soul Warden has a dozen variations in white, so why not give green another soul sister besides Essence Warden? At uncommon, I'd give it an additional activated ability, something such as ", sacrifice ~: You may play an additional land this turn."


Ok, draw spells is the topic. has Return of the Wildspeaker and its predecessors. has a wide variety of wheels. has Damnable Pact and other "draw big, lose life" spells. is , I don't have to explain this. Each of these big draw spells has its very own drawback. needs a big creature, has its usual issue with the concept of delayed gratification, has the typical recklessness-issues, and blue...just tends to be a little too good with drawing too much.

What could have?

So the challenge is: Create a card draw spell with MV 5 or greater that is powerful but has a typical drawback. (And don't even dare just making the draw symmetrical!)

Triton on Wrapping Up a Deck!

6 months ago

tonylomas I can’t blame you haha, I tried spicing up the deck so hopefully it stays fun! The idea of throwing down large threats early game is super appealing to the Timmy in me. :)

I have a Torment of Hailfire that I can throw into the deck! Was also thinking Damnable Pact as well for draw and occasionally taking out an opponent. :)

DemonDragonJ on How Good is Greed in …

1 year ago

FartSeize, Damnable Pact is an excellent card, but it is a one-time effect, whereas Greed can be used repeatedly.

FartSeize on How Good is Greed in …

1 year ago

Maybe? Smothering Tithe is good but it depends if you want more mana or card draw. Too answer your question, no. I don't think three color decks are a great fit for greed. Have you considered Damnable Pact? You'll only need 2 black and then you can sink any color mana for X. Additionally you'd be getting a better rate of one life per card, as opposed to Greeds two.

sub780lime on Lathril and a lot of elves

1 year ago

Not that you are hurting for it, necessarily, but Karametra's Acolyte is another infinite mana possibility. I also wonder if Auger of Autumn might have a place as a way to continually rip those elves off the top. With all that mana generation, I'd want Damnable Pact in here as an alt win-con, but also as another way to fill your hand hand of elves to drop. Torment of Hailfire is another obvious path in that regard.

MaltOMeal on Absolute Theocracy

1 year ago

Sup lobsternips!

As a baseline, you'll need to add lands, which I'm sure you know. Since you're making Treasure and Gold tokens in this deck you'd probably be good with roughly 34-36 lands, leaning more to the most mana color you'll need, say like a 25/25/50 split if thats what you're going for.

- We'll cover your cards to include by type, so lets start with creatures. I like the Angels, Demons, and Dragons subtheme, if you were considering it I'd try and include Kaalia of the Vast if you can get your hands on one, otherwise just slim down on the tribal stuff, reaching too far into each different theme could result in inconsistencies and clunky play. I've been there, it sucks a lot. (Unfortunately, you can't run Shalai, Voice of Plenty since she has a Selesnya color identity)

-When it comes to your Dragons, I think you hit the nail on the head, nothing I would really change or take out. Allows for Magda, Brazen Outlaw to have a decent outlet if you don't want an artifact.

-Finally, the other things you've got going. Dockside should just be an auto-include, albeit a heavy price tag, but if you can get one you should definitely include it.

  • Dark Impostor , while mana intensive is still a decent mana sink that can function effectively as targeted removal. Definitely keep your edict creatures, they are super useful and trigger Negan, and thats what you want.

  • Starnheim Aspirant is useful if you go super heavy into the Angel theme, but if you skimp on the Angel theme this could very often be a dead card.

  • Storm-Kiln Artist , I like this a lot for this deck, can be a beater, and generates value.

  • Vault Robber , seems bad, and bad to do. Synergizes with Magda and makes Treasure tokens, but thats really it... PLUS it requires you to have a creature in YOUR grave. I'd cut this, but if you have a reason to play it I'm not seeing immediately play it in your deck.

  • Viscera Seer , good card, good sac outlet, not much else to say.

  • Creatures I'd include based on what I've seen: Solemn Simulacrum , Burnished Hart and Mayhem Devil . Some good ramp and a decent damage dealer if you'd like to play a cheap one. Plus the Devil is great at just 3 mana.

First thing I wanna point out is the abundance of them, its good, but its quite a few. I like the variety of them though, from token generation to mana value, all of them are GOOD in a sense.

  • Angelic Renewal is basically a one time effect. While good, there are better recursion spells out there, but this one does fit the Angel theme so thats really cool. :D

  • Land Tax : Definitely play this if you want more inclusions in your deck and want to play less lands, but don't forget to have a focus on more basic lands for the landbase.
  • Luminarch Ascension is subject to removal by other players, and somewhat makes you a target, but with Divine Visitation and your non-Treasure generators make this super useful.
  • Aside from that, I think that's a decent spread of enchantments. Nothing to add really, love the inclusion of the Sagas and Revel in Riches .

    I'm sure you'll add more later, but here are some I'd DEFINITELY include:

  • The three signets for your colors, Arcane Signet as well.

  • Goldvein Pick : hidden tRAESurES!!!
  • Inspiring Statuary for a low mana investment, you can effectively keep your Treasures around, or use your Gold tokens twice(tap it for colorless, then sac it for colored mana).
  • Panharmonicon to double up on edict effects.

  • Not much in this category outside of removal or token generation.

  • Wouldn't run Secure the Wastes strictly because it doesn't put Humans into play, play the sorcery option Martial Coup instead if you want a token creator with some OOMPH.

  • I'd recommend more removal, but with everything else considered I think you're pretty much good here. Really like the Crackling Doom and Vona's Hunger inclusions.

    OOOOkay, lots to look at here.

  • Mortuary Mire : Get that creature back in play!
  • High Market : Useful when Dictate of Erebos is in play.
  • Sanctum of Eternity / Command Beacon : You never know when you might need to use them. Negan can get expensive real fast.
  • That basically does it for my brief review, hope I was of some help!

    MontaukMonster on [[Symbol:B]] is the New Black

    1 year ago

    I ran Multiple rounds with this one. I like it; it's interesting. Might I offer, though:

    It seems like you're doing two things here that aren't working in synergy. You have the massive mana ramp with the Cabal lands + Sword, works amazing with the Nightmare and that pump guy. The devotion engine, not so much. Gifted Aetherborn kept doing nothing for me, and there were numerous times where I wished my kingdom for a simple Drain Life .

    If I were to retool this deck based on having played it a few times, I'd find room for a 4x tutor and build around silver-bullet spells, and use that to smooth out the consistency. That's as simple as dropping some of the 4's down to 3: -1 merchant -1 blackblade -1 nightmare Makes room for 3x Diabolic Tutor

    This increases access to each while adding versatility.

    Other cards I'm looking at:

    Damnable Pact holy crap why aren't you playing this card?? As for the 1-drop you mentioned, honestly I'd rather see some basic hand control in Duress or Inquisition of Kozilek .

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