Each opponent loses X life. You gain life equal to the life lost this way.

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Exsanguinate Discussion

Profet93 on Mono Black 4.0

4 days ago

I like Arterial Flow > Mind Drain

Alhammarret's Archive - Helpful with all the draw and life gain

Speaking of lifegain, you should add 1 instant more impactful lifegain rather than incremental lifegain, especially given your high cmc, it would be much more impactful and would allow you more slots that help fuel your winning game plan rather than just gaining you life in and of itself. Examples are The Meathook Massacre, Exsanguinate etc...

Murderous Rider > Feed the Serpent

You definitely need more ramp, I would cut some of the higher costed less impactful cards for ramp.

Oblivion Stone to deal with artifacts and enchantments

BlackGtitan on Horror Creeping in the Shadows

1 week ago

Thanks for the suggestion Brian-123 ! All fantastic suggestions and all cards I have in my binders/ collection and most that I cut, or had out when building, with reasoning.

So this is what I'm thinking:

  1. Both Traumatize and Fleet Swallower are both brutal cards but due to mana cost I held off on them for cheaper options to have more access to spells like Fractured Sanity and Tasha's Hideous Laughter Mill was always more of a way to fill the graveyard while still having mana to play other cards at the same time, mainly just to speed up.

  2. I only have one copy of Painful Quandary and it's currently being used in another deck, but I agree would work in here ... but what to swap for it?

  3. Torment of Hailfire and Exsanguinate are glorious cards, that I use in many decks and have copies to play for this deck but what I feel is the mana production and deck is just not optimized to take full advantage of them correctly at this time, thus they sit for the time being, which leads me to my next point...

  4. Nyx Lotus sat on my table and I stared at it.... stared hard at it, thinking if I could a. Take full advantage of it and b. Want to spend 4 mana to have it come in tapped and risk having a board wipe that makes it a dead rock.

  5. Clone Legion and Trailblazer's Boots are definitely on the radar!

  6. Finally, I have to agree with Grimoire of the Dead being good, but slow and I worry as I work closer to graveyard hate that it might not be as effective.

Wow! Lmao thanks again for everything and for making my brain work.

Kozelek on Yurlok

1 week ago

I see 4 “X” spells in here not just 2 lol start by cutting the In Garruk's Wake and Rise of the Dark Realms yes they seem awesome at face value but in reality they will sit in your hand until you have your combo out then Exsanguinate would be better

Brian-123 on Horror Creeping in the Shadows

1 week ago

another mill half your deck card= Traumatize & Fleet Swallower

Painful Quandary= is a nasty card to help force discard and deal 5 damage

Trailblazer's Boots=for unblockable, but I figured Whispersilk Cloak was for the protection

Exsanguinate for some massive damage A must in any commander deck for a big mana rock when you need it Nyx Lotus

Torment of Hailfire is one of my favorite cards

Clone Legion yes i know heavy on the mana but its commander and games stretch. its fun to us if your opponent has a big field, you can copy any field even your own hense helping with tokens

Grimoire of the Dead= i know it might be slow

FounderX on Cunning Dark Elves

1 week ago

glhfJKiHax I kept a balance between Aggro and Aristocrats. I never seem to have trouble with mana (I recently purchased Circle of Dreams Druid, goes in soon) especially when Staff of Domination is on the battlefield, totaly broken. Without the staff, I can produce enough mana too. I can then either drop a big Exsanguinate or sink mana into Ezuri, Renegade Leader. I also have a few +1 counter tricks up my sleeve and Bramblewood Paragon for rewarding trample to elfs with warrior subtype, tokens in particular. I'm trying to add a few forestwalk tricks soon, skipping Eldamri though, too expensive for my liking, see the synergy section in the maybeboard category. In total there is enough synergy in this build to handout a good punch, on a budget.

Running out of gas does happen to me also, draw is an issue from time to time, this build definitely needs better upgrades. Either one time big draws, Shamanic Revelation, Rishkar's Expertise etc. or better static draw effects like Guardian Project. Not the best removal package either, more creature/enchantment based then instant based. Have thought about rebuilding from scratch, but the win-lose ratio isn't that bad, but the meta in the playgroup i'm in is constantly evolving and is nearing powercreep levels, I'm almost obliged to rebuild to keep up, but I won't go over the card budget I've set myself for the sole purpose of winning games, after all it's cardboard, nothing more, nothing less.

Icaruskid on Return of the Queen (Long May She Reign)

1 week ago

Great theme song! I like the style of what you've built here and would play it as-is right now!

Some notes:
- Breena isn't card draw. It's a good card though. Also your monarch cards count as card draw. ;)
- Faithless Looting would be better if you were running Reanimate or recursion spells. Night's Whisper might be better.
- Mythos of Snapdax is OK but probably hits your own permanents harder than you'd like. Consider Blasphemous Act, Vanquish the Horde, Wrath of God or my latest personal favorite Promise of Loyalty there. Those still hit your creatures too but on an empty board monarch shines.
- Open the Armory is good but Fighter Class was built for Sunforger.
- Everyone has their own preference for win conditions in control decks. Debt to the Deathless, Exsanguinate, Torment of Hailfire, Master of Cruelties, Approach of the Second Sun, and Revel in Riches are all popular. One I found recently that might be interesting is Near-Death Experience. It needs support cards to make it work but they are spicy like Stunning Reversal and Plunge into Darkness. It also pairs with Master of Cruelties and life swap spells. This list is a good example for more ideas is you like that path.

Here is my Queen Marchesa deck with its own theme song (less original than yours). You might like it.

Have fun ruling the battlefield!

Brian-123 on Ferngully (Help Wanted!)

2 weeks ago

Maybe good here for making fairies and that life destruction, I suggest these cards (ps I don"t need oppinion from god tier players who got $100 to blow on fricken cards)

Door of Destinies Exsanguinate Exsanguinate Torment of Hailfire Haunting Voyage Painful Quandary Clone Legion Predators' Hour Shark Typhoon

some powerful cards in my oppinion I use and have many in my commander decks maybe they might help greatly in this deck I don't know

drwombat on Vito, Lifesucker

2 weeks ago

Thank you Sir! I like the Exsanguinate idea, that's a good one. If I take out Consume Spirit I only really have like 2 "x" spells left. Maybe then Bubbling Muck will be a good idea.

I'll check out some of the other suggestions, too!

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