Necropotence

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Mythic Rare
Eternal Masters (EMA) Mythic Rare
Vintage Masters (VMA) Mythic Rare
From the Vault: Exiled (V09) Mythic Rare
Masters Edition II (ME2) Rare
Deckmasters: Garfield vs. Finkel (DKM) Rare
Fifth Edition (5ED) Rare
Ice Age (ICE) Rare

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Necropotence

Enchantment

Skip your draw step.

Whenever you discard a card, exile that card from your graveyard.

Pay 1 life: Exile the top card of your library face down. Put that card into your hand at the beginning of your next end step.

Necropotence Discussion

TurtleLordMTG on Phage Voltron

4 hours ago

Awesome deck! +1 I didn't even know about the creature before seeing this. But about some suggestions, I would strongly recommend most of the swords like Sword of Feast and Famine , Sword of War and Peace etc for obvious reasons, you can look up the rest of them by yourself, they aren't too hard to find ;). And about the "too many equipment" question I would say that you could exchange some of the more weaker equipments with the swords, mainly, but also for some more card draw wich would make the deck more consistent. Right of the bat I see that you don't have Necropotence wich personally is my favourite black card and like if it would have been a coincidence is also really really good. Would strongly suggest that, the tutors will do rest afterwards, but ohter than that, a cool deck idea!

TurtleLordMTG on Rakdos, Lord of Burn

5 hours ago

Nice deck! +1 If I would suggest something about the playstyle for Rakdos, Lord of Riots it all depends on how you want the deck to work. If you're laying in for a more casual/focused Rakdos-theme deck than this is it, you've got demons, sacrifice, burn etc so nothing to point out there. I would however just generally recommend more card draw since you might quicky run out of your burnspells. Staff of Nin is a good casual draw card but a little bit too slow. You might want to look into cards like Read the Bones , Damnable Pact , Greed , Sign in Blood , Succumb to Temptation , Grim Haruspex , Underworld Connections are just a few cheap (prizewise) draw spells you could use.

And there's also the option for card-selection cards like Faithless Looting which is a really good one, not card draw per-say but it's still card advantage in a way.

The best draw card in black (and maybe in the whole format at least according to me) is Necropotence . Altough a little expensive it does grant some ridiculous card advantage but that's totally up to you if you want to invest in such.

And lastly, if you ever want to take this deck to a more semi-competitive level, the way for this is to just load the deck with some cheap burn and huge creatures with generic mana as the majority of their cmc (like the eldrazi).

xmistfitxzviprx on Eye of the Storm

21 hours ago

For my combo with Bolas's Citadel I use Mana Severance and Necropotence to just turn my deck into one huge fireball.

The Reverberate is for the Ral combo as I saw the power of ral in my prelease

The rest I definitely agree on

Last_Laugh on Edgar Markov EDH

4 days ago

Run Reconnaissance . This card allows you to attack with everyone safely (yes, even that 0/1, why not), untap each creature at the most opportune time for pseudo vigilance, and still deal combat damage in most situations.

Untaps to avoid bad blockers (obvious face value of the card), it untaps after first strike damage but before normal combat damage is dealt (great for getting +1+1 counters from Drana, Liberator of Malakir to your whole team and busted with Stromkirk Captain ), and it even untaps after normal combat damage is dealt due to the creature being an 'attacking' creature until the end of combat step ends (you untap in the middle of this step). Shared Animosity also 100% deserves a spot here.

This combination of full tilt aggro with everyone available to block makes Sorin, Solemn Visitor 's +1 really good here (Note, 'until your next turn') and it more than offsets a few of my next suggestions.

As far as the decks inherent card draw weakness goes, consider Dark Prophecy , Greed , Necropotence , Herald's Horn , and Twilight Prophet . Drop your 1 time draw like Read the Bones. Protecting your board also prevents topdeck mode... run Boros Charm (and Teferi's Protection assuming you got the precon).

Anyways, feel free to check out my list for inspiration, it's one of the top rated Edgar lists on the entire site. There's also over 130 comments worth of feedback and suggestions to sift through for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks is appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

dryhamm on Kaalia doing Kaalia

5 days ago

Necropotence is nearly always better than Sign in Blood unless you really need to keep your draw phase for some reason. In which case Greed is still probably better. Both of these have the advantage of staying in play as reusable draw mechanisms meanwhile Sign in Blood is a one-off.

Last_Laugh on Edgar's Vampires

6 days ago

Cathar's Crusade and Door of Destinies should be replaced with Reconnaissance and Shared Animosity . Crusade and Door do nothing when they come down, cost a ton of mana in aggro, and need gas to get them to do anything.

I'd also replace your one-time draw like read the bones and damnable pact with Necropotence , Dark Prophecy , Greed , and Twilight Prophet .

dbpunk on Never give up (funny story ...

1 week ago

I think u got a similar story:

Back when I first started playing magic, specifically edh, I ran a Anafenza, the Foremost +1/+1 counters deck. One time, I was playing against a friend's super proxied deck. When I say super proxied, I mean it had about 500-600$ worth of cards proxied. The best of the best.

Everytime I laid down a threat, he killed it. Everytime I got a swing in, he managed to destroy it right afterwards or before. This happened up until turn 30 or so, a full hour in of back and forth. My board had about 5 tokens with +1/+1 counters on them and a High Sentinels of Arashin with 4 +1/+1 counters on it. His board had 30 zombie tokens which just entered the battlefield. He was at 10 life (he used Necropotence since pretty much the beginning of the game) and I was at 5.

So I was worried I was gonna lose cause next turn he could swing at me and kill me when I noticed something. I asked "Do you have any fliers?" Before swinging with my Sentinels.

Don't give up, swing with your High Sentinels.

Inkmoth on Nath All In Discard WAR

1 week ago
All around, you have a pretty solid deck that's very resilient, but in your post, you wanted to regard it as a cEDH deck. Unfortunately, to qualify it as a cEDH deck perse, you'd have to go more along this route: Nath of the STAX-Leaf | cEDH | Primer.

Now, this isn't my attempt to be harsh, just to inform. I had a harsh reality when I, in my head thought that my Teysa deck was cEDH when I was horribly wrong and all I had was a modular/cluttered combo deck.

Your deck is in no way bad, I just believe some people have misconceptions over what cEDH is. What I can do for you without radically changing the deck is give you a better card suggestion for some slots and what that slot is trying to do.

  1. Eyeblight's Ending -> Snuff Out : Free is always better. Also a prevalent motif in cEDH

  2. Blightsoil Druid -> Heart Warden : Same cost this one can draw in a pinch

  3. Phyrexian Arena -> Necropotence : See more of your deck

There's a bunch of other cards I think you should include, but I don't want you to have to revamp your whole deck, so here are my suggestions:

  1. Beast Whisperer
  2. Priest of Titania
  3. Earthcraft
  4. Nature's Claim
  5. Skullclamp
  6. Dismember
  7. Ezuri, Renegade Leader
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Necropotence occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.09%

Black: 0.68%

W/B (Orzhov): 0.56%

Golgari: 0.24%

Rakdos: 0.36%

W/U/B (Esper): 0.69%

RBW (Mardu): 0.63%

U/B/R (Grixis): 0.54%