Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Uncommon

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

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Exsanguinate Discussion

Chuubii on Plebstomp

14 hours ago

Skillville I guess I wrote that message incorrectly. I actually meant that I don't use "X spell" win conditions (like Exsanguinate ), because for me personally it doesn't feel satisfying to win with a single card (my meta is pretty casual, so often the X is 10+ even without crazy ramping).

For a while lots of our games felt like they ended because someone finally drew their "X spell."

king-saproling on Alela EDH

4 days ago

Sure thing! I would take out Exsanguinate and Rise from the Grave

Optimator on Esper Semi-Low Cost EDH Control Deck

1 week ago

I like your deck's style but you seem light on control finishers. On a budget I would recommend Approach of the Second Sun , Revel in Riches , Exsanguinate , Mind's Dilation , Painful Quandary , or Torment of Hailfire . There are others but things like Cyclonic Rift and Expropriate ain't cheap.

You also are kinda low on ramp and, for a control deck especially, card draw. You do have some but the conventional wisdom is eight-ish draw cards and eight-ish ramp cards (depending on plenty of variables, of course).

Seems like you're off to a good start though!

zacharyrtz on alalalalalla

1 week ago

Into the build. Have a similar one myself that I'm trying to flesh out. No Trinket Mage ? Homeboy can snag your Top or Skullclamp in a pinch or just pull one of your cheap mana rocks. Definitely would recommend. Would also potentially consider Exsanguinate , it's an another alternate win and if you're high off Smothering Tithe treasures, could just be a solid spell to cast. Bitterblossom is also great synergy. I think if you want to pivot into a midrange game, Bident of Thassa is a super solid include. I think overall your deck could use a couple more pieces of card draw. Overall cool build, feel free to peep mine. Always looking for recommendations: Alela Does Her Taxes, Ad Nauseam

Hapix on The Scarab God's Arisen Horde

1 week ago

@multimedia, your comment is much appreciated! A lot of thought and play testing has gone into this deck (if I’m being honest though, this isn’t the first attempt as this is around the 8th iteration of scarab god due to play testing and not posting until now LOL).

I want to preface my response to your recommendations by saying that lowering the cmc of the deck is not really a priority as I usually have more than enough mana to do, but bringing down the amount of 5 drops and just generally increasing the tempo of this deck is on my radar. Furthermore, some inclusions (such as Consuming Aberration and Noosegraf Mob ) are in response to the meta of my table wherein they perform well (for example, one of my buddies plays an interesting Alesha, Who Smiles at Death homebrew that focuses on controlling the board state by altering base power/toughness of all creatures, Consuming Aberration on its own has saved my hide more times than one against Alesha lol).

Moving onto your recommendations:

Wonder > Grimoire of the Dead

Just the concept of Wonder alone is fantastic and it was even a part of the original iteration of this deck, but during playtesting (and this might just be me being unlucky) but it was often a mid-game dead draw and when I would have it in my graveyard, having a handful of flying zombies was nice, but not often game ending – hence non-inclusion. Grimoire of the Dead is slow AF and it the second eff is not easy to pull off, the only reason it is in the deck right now is I do not have a Rise of the Dark Realms , not sure what I will replace it with yet but I will take it out.

Windfall > Ancient Excavation

I like Windfall , it is a great wheel and I would like to include it. As it is right now Ancient Excavation is a card I keep in for the versatility of both self-mill and the basic landcycling, although I might swap it out for the Lim-Dul's Vault that you brought up later in your comment (I really like its’ effect tho).

Diabolic Intent > Exsanguinate

Diabolic Intent is a good card and that I plan to add in someday, but just to save $ I’m looking at Wishclaw Talisman as a budget alternative with some inbuilt politicking mechanisms. When it comes to Exsanguinate , it was a filler card I tossed in for play testing I’ll replace it with the aforementioned Wishclaw Talisman most likely

Relentless Dead > Noosegraf Mob

Relentless Dead is a card I used to have in here but I removed it since it felt slow and I just never really utilized the secondary eff I’m looking at getting a Gilded Drake in as a replacement. I agree though that Noosegraf Mob , as a six drop, is quite lackluster in comparison to the other high cmc cards. The potential value of 6 ETBs and/or death triggers is enough to keep him around for now, but if there is something I find I like more I’ll probably take mod out.

Graveborn Muse > Liliana's Reaver

Graveborn Muse I tested it out and saw myself dying to it more often than not, if I move further away from the zombie tribal aspect I might reconsider it. As for Liliana's Reaver , It isn’t to flashy but it works, no need to remove it rn but if anything better comes along I might.

“2 drop mana rocks > Commander's Sphere

Commander's Sphere is place holder card that I had socketed in while I was looking for some better mana rock options. Thanks for bring Arcane Signet to my attention, I’ll probably toss that or the signet in.

Arcane Denial > Countersquall

Arcane Denial isn’t a card I’d normally consider since the +2 for my opponent kind of hurts, but in a format like EDH with the 99 filling up a library, it seems pretty negligible so I’ll add it but won’t remover Countersquall since Its not that hard to get either {B} or {U} mana on demand. This though does touch on a different subject, I do want to add in some more counter magic, tutors, and removal (I’m looking at Arcane Denial , Swan Song , Pact of Negation , Mystical Tutor , Mastermind's Acquisition , Cunning Wish , Death Wish , Wishclaw Talisman , Victim of Night , Hero's Downfall , Murder , and Doom Blade but am stuck on evaluating which are the most beneficial inclusions).

To wrap up, thank you very much for your input it has been really helpful in reevaluating this deck. I sure do have some tinkering to do, haha. The nature of deckbuilding in EDH to me is everlasting and I hope I can continue to improve and refine my decks with recommendations and insight from other kind folks, like you, on this site :D

One last question, a friend is considering selling their Mana Vault to me at a discount, is this a card that I should seriously consider including or not?


InFlam3z on Chainer EDH

1 week ago

Thanks for the input!

Not a fan of sacrificing swamps to go for a larger Exsanguinate in case it doesn't resolve. However I do like the idea of Bubbling Muck as a way of bumping the mana for it.

Also removed Rise of the Dark Realms (expensive) and Repay in Kind (see it as a niche use) to lower CMC

skylinerees on Elsha, Retaliate!

2 weeks ago

thanks bossomus for the suggestions. I definitely think Narset's Reversal could work well, any suggestions on a cut would be great! It's similar to Wild Ricochet and Dualcaster Mage (which I used to copy an Exsanguinate one game which was sweet!

As for Expropriate , that just feels against the idea of the deck, being defensive and using other people's threats against them.

I love the idea of Desertion , which I had in an initial draft, again it's about finding room and using more unique cards in some cases I think!


Optimator on Return of the Loving Dead

2 weeks ago

Considering one of your best plays is duping Dire Fleet Ravager , Cut / Ribbons and Exsanguinate might be worth considering.

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Exsanguinate occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

Black: 0.85%

WB (Orzhov): 0.42%

Rakdos: 0.37%

Golgari: 0.14%