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

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

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Exsanguinate Discussion

Lanzo493 on Surviving My Own Deck

3 days ago

Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose can get some life out of the stolen creatures. Whip of Erebos does it better. Dread Presence is great for lifegain, with a draw option, too. Exquisite Blood can get you life if you’ve got the money for it. Blood Artist could work if people are sacrifice lots of stuff because of you. Pontiff of Blight and Exsanguinate work well with lots of mana.

Freerunner19 on Beledros Witherbloom EDH

4 days ago

Quicksilver I know and I originally had both but I cut Blood Artist to lower the price. I am trying to keep with deck as cheap as possible and I think its in a great spot in terms of budget and power level. I rarely even win with a Blood Artist effect in my playtesting. Genesis Wave and Exsanguinate have been my go to's. Thank you for the comment though, I might try to squeeze Blood Artist back in somewhere. Bringing down the budget has been a huge challenge though because my favorite cards all all the expensive ones. But that's Magic for ya

Mtg_Mega_Nerds on House Rule: Alternate wincons don't …

5 days ago

I agree with both RNR_Gaming, FormOverFunction and Raging_Squiggle. I don't think this should happen because there are more ways to win when everyone's life is reduced to 0 than these "win the game" situations. It can be fun to assemble an infinite combo and ping opponents with Exsanguinate . Unless your really lucky (or cheating) you shouldn't have the combo all in your hand. You will then have to assemble the combo, where anyone could use Counterspell or some sort of removal like Krosan Grip or Bedevil to mess it up anywhere, in which case you could be done for in the game. Also if you came to play MTG, you should be able to play, not just sit around as if nothing happened when you won

iplayBANJO on The Gitrog Monster

1 week ago

OK. So this might get a little weird. Gitrog is maybe one of the funniest competitive combo decks in Commander. A very unique kind of combo that lets you draw your entire deck (multiple times) and do basically anything you want to win. It's very odd, and can be done for pretty cheap as far as I've seen. The things that are really necessary are The Gitrog Monster and Dakmor Salvage .

The way it works is that you discard Dakmor Salvage from your hand to trigger Gitrog's last line of text to draw a card. Then you use the Dredge ability on Dakmor Salvage to get it back into your hand by milling two cards from your library into your graveyard. Then you discard Dakmor Salvage from your hand again, and again... And again...

When you mill a land into your graveyard with dredge, you'll draw an additional card. So it's net positive in that you'll end up with more cards in hand then you started with. But wait, you ask, how do I not mill myself out of the game? I'm glad you asked. You shuffle your graveyard back into your library! The most efficient way to do this is with Kozilek, Butcher of Truth or Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre , but I've also seen it done on a budget with Elixir of Immortality .

Now how do I turn this into a win, you wonder? You make mana during the loops described above and do whatever the f**k you want! Most rituals you have available to you, like Dark Ritual Cabal Ritual and Songs of the Damned , create black mana. But there are ways to create green mana. One simple one is Early Harvest . Those will give you infinite mana during the loop, which already puts all of your cards into your hand. Then you can win with simple stuff like Exsanguinate or Torment of Hailfire . Just make sure to pay attention to the grumblings of the other players at the table. If you can't hear them it probably means everyone picked up their cards and left. Congratulations! You've now won the game!

(I'll give your list a real look later, but I felt that I had to share all of the above information first.)

Mortiganil on Broodmother of the Great Forest: Beledros EDH

1 week ago


Thanks for the tips! Eternity Vessel is indeed interesting and i might try it, and yes Exsanguinate is awesome and im definitely going to run it.

when it comes to the flash/untap package i personally dont want to include them, playing during an opponents turn is usually something that annoys people quite a bit so i'm quite hesitant to include them :)

RA_HORAKHTE on Broodmother of the Great Forest: Beledros EDH

1 week ago

Hi Mortiganil, nice decklist!

I'm also in process of designing a possible future Beledros EDH, so watching other people ideas like yours is always helpful.

I had some ideas you naybe find interwsting: Eternity Vessel to abuse of Beledros land untap, Wilderness Reclamation and Seedborn Muse just to gain that effect if Beledros isnt avaiable due to control, Vedalken Orrery to keep playing more cards in opponent turns or in response of things. Exsanguinate as both a way to recover life and as a bomb?

Hope you find some of those interesting, greetings!

Mcat1999 on How to combo Lyzolda?

2 weeks ago

Yes but, generating infinite black mana for Skelly would draw your wincon such as Torment of Hailfire , Exsanguinate , Dread Summons or something else such as Fireball if you have open red.

Sort of makes her a soft tutor, in a sense.

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