Ill-Gotten Gains

Ill-Gotten Gains


Each player discards his or her hand, then returns up to three cards from his or her graveyard to his or her hand.

Remove Ill-Gotten Gains from the game.

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Ill-Gotten Gains Discussion

MLS91 on Crippling Fear

3 months ago


Minus deathcloud plus Ill-Gotten Gains

why: I like the love curve, regardless of returning three spells im gonna play with it in place of deathcloud I feel its more on curve and less win more

Minus Phyrexian Reclamation Plus Tortured Existence

why: strictly better also good synergy with Living Death

Minus Geth's Grimoire Plus Buried Alive

why: Buried Alive I feel is a better direct win and less win more. I can get my lock pieces and reanimate them with Living Death

MLS91 on Crippling Fear

4 months ago

Recently Added:

Maralen of the Mornsong Why: Locks people into hands with Opposition Agent

Grave Pact Why : Took place of Death Cloud , allows for better interaction with the board as well as just more synergistic with the deck

Read the Bones and Sign in Blood why: best card draw I could find as I can't currently afforded a Necropotence

Hymn to Tourach Why: I've been looking for more instances of discard for the deck

@Profet93 as a side note some cards im looking at including into the deck here shortly after some conversations wit ha couple buddies in the play group are as follows

Mindslicer ---> cut Ill-Gotten Gains / cut Sadistic Hypnotist

Insidious Dreams -----> cut: Diabolic Intent or another tutor???

Sedgemoor Witch ----> cut: IDK, i like the card because it makes tokens(think Tavesh/Skullclamp/Smokestack)

BlackGtitan on Fright Night Round 2

6 months ago

Like the idea! If you are playing on a discard/sac budget theme, you could also look at Ill-Gotten Gains and Geth's Grimoire as cheaper benifit cards to what you are trying to do!

MLS91 on Tergrid Group Thug Discard Stax

7 months ago

P.a. I just noticed that Shadow of the Grave that’s some spicy secret sauce you’ve got there, I may take that for use in my own build now. Works real well with Ill-Gotten Gains and Dark Deal

MLS91 on Tergrid Group Thug Discard Stax

7 months ago


I’m glad I could offer you a good card for the build. I’m surprised to not see most Tergrid builds running Ill-Gotten Gains . I also appraised Dreamstealer in the same light you do, I guess it just got to “cute” for me at some point. Do keep me up to date on your interactions with Dream Devourer I do so want him to be good and not overlooking your interactions, the card also comes off to me as “cute” in my build. So perhaps you have the design space for his inclusion in your build, mayhaps I’m just not utilizing it to its full potential

SufferFromEDHD on Tergrid Group Thug Discard Stax

7 months ago

MLS91 this list was my Seizan, Perverter of Truth for years. Just recently switched to the clear upgrade in Tergrid.

Quickly glancing at your list and I see you have more of a stax/sacrifice theme where as my focus is stax/discard.

Dreamstealer is lackluster but was always discard fodder/value. Ill-Gotten Gains is a blast from the past that is a clear upgrade. Thanks for the suggestion.

I'm going to have to disagree with your Dream Devourer assessment. So far in testing its role is value/card protection and it does it well. For 2 we are able to filter/protect/set up future plays circumventing the noninteractive board state this deck creates.

MLS91 on Tergrid Group Thug Discard Stax

7 months ago

I ended up cutting Dream Devourer from my tergid build ( Relics of Fear ). I found it to be to work around and and set upish, it's not the kind of "RAMP" you may think it is. Idk I encourage you to playlets with it first but that's just my insight.

Dreamstealer ended up being to slow for me

have you thought about Ill-Gotten Gains ?

ZombieCat on Looming Shadows {Tergrid Brutal Build}

7 months ago


Thanks for the upvote, much appreciated and I absolutely love the Head Games combo, as far as I know I'm the first to figure out that one.

Infernal Darkness is good but I don't like the cumulative upkeep of since that's mana I could be using for a spell or effect. I do have one in my binder just in case.

Mind Twist is a great card in the deck but I don't like the mana intensive side of X.

Ill-Gotten Gains already got a foil one, amazing card. Considering it.

Cavern of Souls and Boseiju, Who Shelters All - How did I overlook these!?

As for Megrim like cards, I want to thoroughly test them out before cutting them. I figure if I make someone discard their hand that's automatic 14 damage.

Extraplanar Lens I run in my Avacyn, Krenko and Korlash builds (On my profile) and I've never had issues running 24 or less basics with it. If I need to I might up the land count to 32.

Thank you so much for your feed back, gave me a lot to think about wish list some stuff.

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