Elenda, the Dusk Rose
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy 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
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Elenda, the Dusk Rose

Legendary Creature — Vampire Knight


Whenever another creature dies, put a +1/+1 counter on Elenda, the Dusk Rose. (Dying is being put into the graveyard from the battlefield. Tokens enter the graveyard before they cease to exist.)

When Elenda dies, create X 1/1 white Vampire creature tokens with lifelink, where X is Elenda's power.

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Housegheist on Teysa's Undying Cartel

1 month ago

Nice take on Teysa. I like her ability a lot and she's one of my favouritve cards of all!

It seems like you're creating a lot of tokens... What about Divine Visitation? Nim Deathmantle can be used as a phenomenal recursion pice (and can go infinite with Elenda, the Dusk Rose. Dream Devourer showed hinself as a wonderful ramp-piece which also protects your cards from discarding or similar effects.

Which experiences do you have with Martyr's Bond? It seems pretty slow with that high cmc. Does it perform well?

My first eve deck is a take on Teysa too. Maybe you wanna have a look:

Death and wine

Halestor19 on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

2 months ago

Yo Masterful , Foster_I_Am

I have been testing a couple cards. I really like Feral Ghoul as a potential win con if you can’t get your drainers out. I feel it as a cheaper Elenda, the Dusk Rose. Not the same, I know, but still something that is working. All we need are 10 death triggers to give them 44 rad counters when it dies with teysa out. Could mean death, and usually is.

I haven’t tried Afterlife Insurance yet but it seems like the nail in the coffin if we have the board state. Wouldn’t know what to cut it for though.

I have tried Omarthis, Ghostfire Initiate but haven’t actually used it to do anything. I played like 6 games with the card. Maybe not enough play testing.

I really like the idea of Delney, Streetwise Lookout doubling everything if our commander is indisposed.

Those are my ideas for improvements.

king-saproling on enchant me enchant you

2 months ago

It's not a bad list at all, but if you want to go with vampires plus lifegain subtheme there are better choices of commanders (Astarion, the Decadent, Amalia Benavides Aguirre, Vona, Butcher of Magan, Elenda, the Dusk Rose, and Carmen, Cruel Skymarcher are solid options. There are tons of other good options too).

If you're heart-set on Athreos, I would drop the vampire/lifegain themes and go with creatures that have sac effects (e.g. Westfold Rider, Cathar Commando, Bounty Agent, Priest of Fell Rites, Stronghold Assassin, Necrotic Sliver, Burnished Hart, Dauthi Voidwalker) plus cards with reanimation abilities (e.g. Bishop of Rebirth, Celestine, the Living Saint, Custodi Soulcaller, Redemption Choir, Sun Titan, Carmen, Cruel Skymarcher, Athreos, Shroud-Veiled, Breathkeeper Seraph, Court of Ardenvale, Gift of Immortality).

Niko9 on Should I Replace Visara the …

2 months ago

Personally, I really like Visara for being such an awesome classic card, and I love the flavor text, but I think it's not the most reliable way to destroy creatures unless you can give her haste.

I think it's a good card, and absolutely the best gorgon they've ever printed, and great for flavor, but maybe not the best for power level. So, up to you how much that matters. The 3 black mana is a little tough, and having to choose between attacks and destroy for a six mana creature makes it a little awkward. I mean, I'd keep her, but that's just me : )

Some suggestions off the top of my head

Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni You'll probably be getting a lot of attacks in with deathtouch creatures to hit ninjitsu

Firja's Retribution is kinda serra angel and destroy in one. Plus vigilance works very will with the tap ability, and can help some of your other random angels.

Elenda, the Dusk Rose can get very big as you destroy creatures

Dire Fleet Poisoner flash and deathtouch is pretty fun to play with, and worst case it's just another deathtouch creature

Braids, Arisen Nightmare is great for 3 mana, and you get an activation the same turn you play her. Can get so much value in commander.

Shield_of_Aiur on Minthara Sacrifice Machine

7 months ago

I've run decks like this before (albeit with green as well), they can sometimes get pretty tough to edit or improve once you make your initial roster. I can't help you choose what to swap in/out or with what, especially since this isn't a color combo I'm 100% familiar running, but I have some recommendations to expand your maybeboard...

Overall, Daxos the Returned would be a good way to take additional advantage of and further feed your experience counters, though I'm unsure if it fits the deck strategy itself 1:1.

There are any number of cards that can take advantage of a sacrifice engine, some mainstays in decks I made a while back (and since scrapped) would be Smothering Abomination, Sifter of Skulls, Blood Artist, and Zulaport Cutthroat, though countless more exist for sure, and these are all single cards.

I also would point you towards "Emerge" cards (such as Distended Mindbender), co-opting your opponent to sacrifice things as well (such as with Voldaren Pariah  Flip, Rankle's Prank, etc), and even some stat balloons like Elenda, the Dusk Rose (or DIY a stat balloon with Sadistic Glee).

Personally, some good supporting cards might be Shadows of the Past, Black Market, Moonlit Wake, and Inheritance, though these are just some examples of directions you could go in.

Lastly, I encourage you to take a look at some of the more recent sets in general, especially Wild of Eldraine's "Bargain" mechanic. It might have a good amount of synergy here.

Valengeta on Bloodline Reaper

9 months ago

Looking better, more trimmed. If you want to pursue the tokens method you could use more cards that create tokens, such as Edgar, Charmed Groom  Flip, Elenda, the Dusk Rose, Legion's Landing  Flip, Martyr of Dusk, Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle and Queen's Commission. You will need creatures to support you earlier in the game, and Vampire of the Dire Moon, Gifted Aetherborn, Legion Lieutenant, Cordial Vampire and Indulgent Aristocrat are looking good for that role.

Keep upgrading!

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