Faithless Looting

Faithless Looting

Sorcery

Draw two cards, then discard two cards.

Flashback (You may cast this card from your graveyard for it flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Set Rarity
Commander 2019 (C19) Common
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Common
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Common
Eternal Masters (EMA) Common
Commander 2015 (C15) Common
Commander 2014 (C14) Common
Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt (DDK) Common
Dark Ascension (DKA) Common
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Legality

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

Faithless Looting occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.79%

Red: 3.88%

Rakdos: 5.32%

Legacy:

All decks: 0.55%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.08%

Red: 0.85%

UR (Izzet): 0.62%

Rakdos: 0.44%

Faithless Looting Discussion

MrMortifex145 on Eldrazi rakdos beatdown

3 days ago

Gattison Thanks for the suggestion!!! Bojuka Bog is definetly going in the deck!! I also found another great budget card, Shred Memory great for graveyard hate and getting a Exhume in your hand. As far as consistency I have an eldrazi out almost always by turn 4 thanks to all the mana generators and card draw , but if you're really lucky it can be done by turn 2 as long as you have a Insolent Neonate or Faithless Looting by turn 1, discard the Eldrazi and Exhume it. The weak point of the deck is that you're very vulnerable until you get the eldrazi out, and you're dropping at most one per turn so decks with many fast blockers can overrun you. Thankfully Ulamog's Crusher has Annihilator 2.

Gattison on 8-Hack

5 days ago

MrMortifex145: Thanks a lot, glad you like it! I had Smokebraider in my initial build, but it never seemed to work out for me. I've also been thinking about trying it again in this updated version. Also all of my Faithless Looting s are in use in other decks, but good idea. =)

Kazierts on Sarkhan's Swarm

6 days ago

Probably four copies of Faithless Looting and two copies of Cathartic Reunion .

Even though cycling is important to ditch bricks in your hand, it's also good to have targets that incentivise you to discard, like Bladewing's Thrall .

I know it may look like without being able to cast it that's an uselees card. However, since you're adding discard spells to the deck, it becomes possible to effectively use it. Also, you'd never want to cast it anyway. Four mana por a "vanilla" 3/3 is never a good deal.

Another good discard target would be Anger . By having it in your graveyard all of your creatures automatically have haste, regardless of their types, while also not requiring any mana investiment. Just to provide an example:

Still on the discard topic, there is a card that can also help you cycle through your deck while cheapening the cost of your dragons, and that is Hazoret's Monument . It's more resilient than Dragonspeaker Shaman and reduces the cost of all of red creatures instead of just dragons.

I also suggest replacing Bolt Bend by Draconic Roar since the latter is way more useful and less situational.

A great card for any dragon deck is Thunderbreak Regent as it's cheap and gives amazing protection to your dragons.

cheezhuntingbirds on Sarkhan's Swarm

1 week ago

I don't think I'm going to run Bladewing's Thrall or Dragon Scales because without Cathartic Reunion or Faithless Looting they are useless. It would only take up space most of the game, and since they aren't red cards, they would not be able to be played.

I think Fledgling Dragon could be good because it's a red card so it could be played normally, and since it is also a dragon, it will benefit from all of the cards that focus around dragons, like Dragon Tempest

With Dragon Scales , It only returns to the battlefield when a dragon with converted mana cost 6 or greater enters the battlefield, but there are only 4 cards in the deck that cost that much mana. Even if it were to be discarded it would probably stay in the discard for a while.

With Bladewing's Thrall , I think it could be a good card to run, except for the fact that it is unplayable unless you draw Faithless Looting or Cathartic Reunion . It also only has flying if you control a dragon, so If you don't control a dragon, it won't have flying and will be vulnerable to Mudslide and Flame Sweep .

I will add Faithless Looting and Cathartic Reunion because I agree that cycling will be helpful. How many copies should I run?

Kazierts on Sarkhan's Swarm

1 week ago

If it's a casual deck then there are lots of things you can do. Before I start suggesting things, in the end this is your deck. So even if I say some things could be better according to my opinion, you should only pick those you aggre or that you think we'll make the deck more confortable to play with.

Again, first things first. You still need to trim it down to 65 cards. No decks, except for Battle of Wits ones but those are exceptions, run above than 60 cards. Having extra 5 cards will only make it harder to draw the cards you want.

One of the things I immediately would cut is Zirilan of the Claw . He isn't that budget friendly and rather slow as you have to pay 5 mana, wait one turn and then pay 3 mana to activate its ability.

Another one to cut would be Dragonmaster Outcast . I know he's very appealing to play with, but he's a few problem that will probably let you down some times. First, since you're playing monored you don't have any ramp, you'll need to rely on drawing lands every single turn while also having to draw and play him just to meet the requirements of his effects. Second, he's just a 1/1, so having him survive even a single turn can be really hard as he also doesn't have any form of protectio. Third and last, since you have Flame Sweep you would either restrain yourself from playing it to keep him alive or be forced into a situation that you would need to kill him alongside other creatures to survive.

Cutting one Drakuseth, Maw of Flames and one Verix Bladewing shoukld also be fine. They're ok cards but since they're legendary you'll be able to have more than on the field anyway. Also, casting Verix Bladewing without kicking would just make him basically a vanilla dragon, which wouldn't really impact the board. However, he can be a nice late game option.

Replacing the 3 copies of Sarkhan's Dragonfire and one copy of Dragonspeaker Shaman for something like Cathartic Reunion or Faithless Looting should help with consistency. The effect on the the Dragonfire is "nice" in conjunction with the damage but there are better damage and card advantage spells you can use. Dragonspeaker Shaman also isn't too budget friendly while being kinda easy to remove from the field, which would make the mana you spent useless.

It may not seem really useful to use cards like Cathartic Reunion or Faithless Looting since you wouldn't benefit much aside from digging through your deck. However, I ahve some things you could add to capitalize on the discard.

  1. Bladewing's Thrall - With spells that make you discard you wouldn't even need to run black mana in your deck, just discard them and as soon as one of your dragons comes into play you would get them all back. Also, Dragon Tempest would give them haste if you have a dragon in play.

  2. Dragon Scales - Depending on the dragons you choose to run, you could discard this and as soon as a dragon comes into play it would get a small buff and vigilance.

  3. Fledgling Dragon - This one wouldn't benefit from being discarded but would from filling the graveyard.

I'd like to see what you think about these before continuing.

robcastpwnz on Niv-Mizzet

1 week ago

Nice. I run a Niz-Mizzet deck but don't have Thousand Year Storm. Mine isn't exactly budget but you can look at it for some ideas. I'll tell you the budget cards that I do run though.

I think you could switch Doublecast for Reverberate or run both of them. Putting some extra turn spells would make for some explosive plays especially if you have Thousand year storm out. I run Karn's Temporal Sundering and Part the Waterveil which are both pretty good budget options. There are more options out there but they can get pretty pricy. I like to run Faithless Looting any chance I can get. It's pretty good here because it triggers Niv-Mizzet and has flashback so you can cast it from the graveyard if you need to. I think Echo of Eons is pretty cheap right now, in a few years that price will go up. If you can't get that card, Magus of the Wheel is a pretty good budget option but it's a creature so you can double it with thousand year storm. I like running card filter effects in my Niv-Mizzet deck so I can get as many triggers on him as possible. Compulsive Research , Drawn from Dreams and Fact or Fiction are all pretty good budget options. Leyline of Anticipation is a little pricier but it just got reprinted so if you can pick it up I would recommend it. Long-Term Plans is a tutor in blue that not many people know about and I think would work super good in Niv Mizzet. I don't run it but I probably should. Last notable mention is Psychosis Crawler . Synergizes super well with Niv-Mizzet and spreads damage out in a way similar to Guttersnipe.

Maybe this was a bit much but if you have any other questions feel free to message me. Good luck with your deck!!

Braingamer on Nayan Apocalypse **Primer**

1 week ago

MrSilk when you posted that comment the deck was illegal because of the Mycosynth Lattice ban the day before. My comment was just a reference to a different comment i'd made on this deck when Faithless Looting was also banned.

SideBae on Mogis Slaughter House: Bleeding Out Or Mercy Kill

1 week ago

Sulfuric Vortex comes to mind... I think it's probably better than Falkenrath Noble . Eidolon of the Great Revel , Harsh Mentor and other such duders also work.

I also think that if you cut a few of the more expensive cards (ex: Kaervek the Merciless , Ward of Bones ) for more mana ramp ( Rakdos Signet , Talisman of Indulgence ...) you can get away with running just around 31 or 32 lands. That'll free up some more slots for low-to-the-ground burn. Overall I think the deck would improve by a lot if you lowered the average CMC to something like 2 or 2.5.

I don't think very highly of Dash Hopes , to be honest. Maybe your experience has been different than mine, but in general people will be perfectly happy to pay 5 life for a significant spell. You're probably better off running something that generates card advantage, like Commune with Lava or Light Up the Stage . Gamble isn't really card advantage, but I think you should run it if only for the selection. Same goes for Faithless Looting .

Wheel of Fortune is amazing, although it's sitting around $100 these days. Reforge the Soul works as a more accessible replacement. Theater of Horrors is worth considering, too.

If you want a discard-style sub-theme (with your Geier Reach Sanitarium , Painful Quandary ...) Waste Not can be helpful.

Harvester of Souls works pretty well as a top-end, I think. It gets you cards when your opponents sac guys.

Right. That's all I got. Good luck.

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