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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare
Seventh Edition (7ED) Rare
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Rare
Fourth Edition (4ED) Rare
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Rare
Legends (LEG) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Greed occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.25%

Greed Discussion

Last_Laugh on Edgy Markov

2 weeks ago

I have a few suggestions for you ranging from budget friendly to Purphoros, God of the Forge.

Board Protection: Boros Charm and Scapegoat but drop Unbreakable Formation. Scapegoat helps against hard to dodge wraths like tuck, -X-X, exile, sac, etc. It also doubles as a finisher with Purphoros out.

Finishers: Shared Animosity, Mirror Entity, Cover of Darkness, and Reconnaissance (2nd post below entirely for this card). Drop Door of Destinies, it does nothing for your current board and costs a ton of mana for an aggro deck.

Card Draw: Drop Read the Bones and any other 1 time draw that's not on a body. Greed and Dark Prophecy are both good options here.

Feel free to check out my list for inspiration. It's one of the top rated Edgar lists on this site and there's also over 170 comments to sift through for more ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Insight into Budget Card Draw ...

1 month ago

Hmm that is a pretty vague request. Card draw engines come in all shapes and sizes depending on your strategy. What type of deck are you trying to build? Regardless, here are some of my favorite general ones in each color:

Black: Greed, Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Underworld Connections

Green: Colossal Majesty, Lifecrafter's Bestiary, Rowen, Elemental Bond

Red: Vance's Blasting Cannons  Flip, Outpost Siege, Furious Rise

Blue: Monastery Siege, Kumena's Awakening, and many, many more

White: Hahahahaha...white doesn't draw cards. Mentor of the Meek and Dawn of Hope are about it

Colorless: Staff of Nin, Book of Rass, Conqueror's Galleon  Flip, Trading Post

griffstick on Insight into Budget Card Draw ...

1 month ago

Infiltration Lens and Farsight Mask are some of may favs. Rishkar's Expertise is solid. Harmonize will often net you more card advantage than a Phyrexian Arena. Bloodgift Demon is literally a Phyrexian Arena. Greed is good.

deebiia on Cathedral of Blood (HELP)

1 month ago

Hi, I have ran a deck similar to this and I really did not like having the combo of Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond. They are heavy costed cards and you don't really have any protection for them if one gets blown up.

I love Sanguine Bond way more than Exquisite Blood. I took mine out and made my deck more of what you're asking for. I can post my list, but I would only as per your request. If you're playing in a multiplayer group, once you start extorting your opponents... they find that annoying, for some odd reason, and they begin going after you. I love Cliffhaven Vampire in the deck since I have 4x Soul's Attendant as well as Suture Priest. I get to ping my opponents for anyone playing creatures.

In your deck, a nice card draw-- and potential finisher-- could be adding Greed to your list for card draw or to pay a bunch of life into it with Sanguine Bond and Children of Korlis out to dome an opponent for a bunch at once.

I personally would make this just an Orzhov deck and cut out entirely to make your mana base-- even though you said to ignore it-- much more consistent. Instead, to go with your sitting back and waiting plan, you could add Congregate and Fumigate to just outright kill an opponent if you have Sanguine Bond on the field or to keep you from dying to an overwhelmingly large board your opponents have set up while you were waiting.

Some general improvements I think would be:

  • Taking out Thrull Parasite since he doesn't really do anything in the deck. He has extort, but it seems like you could have better options for your mana if you wanted to play more of a control game.
  • Instead of Intrepid Hero who only hits certain targets, run something like Murder or Hideous End.
  • Purity is good with Sanguine Bond out, but again, it's pretty heavily costed. Here I would highly recommend running at least 3 of Cliffhaven Vampire. He is so good with the "Soul Sisters" in that he hits each opponent for each trigger on the stack. I cannot recommend him enough.
  • Maybe run more board wipes like Fumigate or even Kaya's Wrath to gain life and deal with problematic creatures.

Hopefully this was helpful, and again, if you would like me to link my deck that plays along the same way your does, let me know. Have a great day and stay safe, friend.

KibaAlpha on Teysa's Death Party

2 months ago

First you don’t need more than 37 lands.

You are missing the best 4 free sacrifice outlets Ashnod's Altar, Phyrexian Altar, Altar of Dementia and Spawning Pit.

Creature sacrifice outlets to add Viscera Seer, Woe Strider, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician.

Additional life drain cards Cruel Celebrant, Bastion of Remembrance and Vindictive Vampire.

You are lacking card draw look to add Skullclamp, Greed, Erebos, God of the Dead, Midnight Reaper and Dark Prophecy.

I’ll suggest more when I’m not at work.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

White is my favorite color, but black is easily my second favorite.

I love Greed/Castle Locthwain, Thoughtseize, Toxic Deluge, and otherwise paying life. It's why Angel of Jubilation is among my favorite white cards, and an auto-include in every nonblack deck I make. I don't currently have a deck without either white or black, oddly enough. Not even my modern Rakdos Burn, Rakdos Reanimator Aggro, Standard Kroxa-Lurrus Control or Standard Azorius Mill. Even my Battle of Wits deck is Esper, if very Blue focused.

I'm evidently very uncomfortable with Temur, lol.


Dusk Rose Squire

Creature - Vampire Soldier

This spell is black

As an additional cost to Dusk Rose Squire, pay 2 life.



I'd like to see more zero CMC cards. ( = 0, fyi)

austintayshus on Orzhov life drain

2 months ago

Hey there!

These are the cards that I would cut for Karlov, Land Tax and Skirsdag High Priest

Mindcrank : Mill just seems like a detrimental side plan when you already have this much gain and drain. I might keep it in if you're also running Syr Konrad, the Grim

Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder : Endrek is a powerful token generator, but does require a lot of resources to get going, and you already seem to have a decent amount of token generators.

Druidic Satchel : While this card does everything you want to do, it will cost 5 mana for your first activation. And with that activation, you'll either get a creature token, an extra land into play or gain 2 life, none of which are very impressive for 5 mana. And you don't even get to choose which you get, it's all random.

Also, I commend you for the amount of ramp you have available, but I think you should also support that ramp with more card draw. Krav can be a great source of ramp, but if you don't get 5 lands in the first 5 turns, you won't have access to that card draw. I think you could use a few more repeatable card draw effects. Some cards that come to mind are Well of Lost Dreams, Dawn of Hope, Mentor of the Meek, Greed and Skullclamp.

Hope this helps!

Dnonymous on Volrath - There's no School, like Old School!

2 months ago

I really, REALLY love this deck. You've done something awesome here. Every card evokes that teenage metal head comic book prog rock cartridge video game kinda feel you know? You've got me really wanting to try something similar with white though I'm not sure it would scale to a modern game of commander quite as well. Great work!

Here are some cards I think could be cool:

Mana Vault Greed Memory Jar Infernal Contract Ancient Tomb Chainer, Dementia Master Grim Monolith Terrain Generator Scroll Rack And I'm always happy when I have Strip Mine

Mostly I think the deck needs some more ways to keep it's hand full but beyond that it looks really solid over all.

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