Orcus, Prince of Undeath

Orcus, Prince of Undeath

Legendary Creature — Demon

Flying, trample

When this enters the battlefield, choose one —

  • Each other creature gets -X/-X until end of turn. You lose X life.
  • Return up to X target creature cards with total converted mana cost/mana value X or less from your graveyard to the battlefield. They gain haste until end of turn.
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Orcus, Prince of Undeath Discussion

legendofa on jund graveyard deathbonnet heirloom mirror

1 hour ago

If I'm seeing this right, you're trying to get Deathbonnet Sprout  Flip transformed quickly, and Heirloom Mirror  Flip is the primary way to do that. Once that's done, you want to use Orcus, Prince of Undeath to bring back the low-cost creatures that flipped Sprout.

Dredge cards, like Greater Mossdog, can fill your graveyard quickly with discard and draw effects like Insolent Neonate or Faithless Looting.

Potential sequence:

T1 Deathbonnet Sprout, T2 Insolent Neonate, sacrifice Neonate and discard Greater Mossdog, then dredge Mossdog back to your hand instead of drawing. You now have five cards in your graveyard, so if you have a high enough concentration of creatures, there's a good chance you can transform Sprout on turn 2.

I would also consider some mana creatures: Wild Cantor, Llanowar Elves, or Elves of Deep Shadow for some thoughts.

Ascarmillion on i need suggestions for a …

3 hours ago

So in the new expansion i saw 2 cards that peaked my interest Deathbonnet Sprout  Flip and Heirloom Mirror  Flip i think these two could make a really fun deck to play, here is the deck list(not finished and is going to change a lot) deck: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/jund-graveyard-deathbonnet-heirloom-mirror/ heirloom helps bonnet transform and could be a way to put cards into the graveyard, and bonnet is one mana 1/1 that turns into a 4/4. right now i want a shell where they could work together, recomend me any cards,from any format or eracuz i want to make the most optimized list i can, as long as they aren't very expensive. i want things i could discard with heirloom and things that take advantage of the graveyard, but i would also want to have some type reanimation in case all my good cards end up in a graveyard and have no way of getting them back.

A cool creature i saw was Orcus, Prince of Undeath that maybe would work as an end game play.

Thank you a lot

GrimlockVIII on Dungeon of Undeath (Grixis treasure/d20)

1 month ago


Aye, obviously Goldspan Dragon would be a very good top-end card for this kind of deck, but he's already in your maybe board so that suggestion would be kinda redundant (I'm still tilted by how expensive he is, but I get it).

I know you put Xorn in the sidedeck, but I think inserting him into the main deck and maybe taking out two Orcus, Prince of Undeath would actually be very helpful. You kinda wanna save Ornis as a late-game card anyway, so having 3 of him might be a bit overkill.

As for new suggestions, Im actually not entirely sure. Lightfoot Rogue gives you another cheap dice-rolling body, but the actual effects that result from your rolls are kinda underwhelming.

Hoarding Ogre is literally just a poor man's Goldspan Dragon that also does dice shenanigans at the risk of giving you less treasure.

Feywild Trickster actually has a great dice payoff, but since you're trying to cram in both dice and treasure in the deck, Im not entirely sure how often you'll be able to trigger her effect.

Chaos Channeler might look good, but Im not sure if you want a lot of 4 drops. Same principle with Storm-Kiln Artist, but also you would have to run more instants and sorceries to continuously produce more treasure. He's at least a dwarf so he'll synergize a little bit with Magda.

Plundering Barbarian is a little underpowered, but at least he's somewhat flexible due to his modular ability. He's yet another Dwarf that can trigger Magda as well.

Maybe you can lean into Magda's tribal ability to get you more treasure?

Ach, I apologize if these suggestions are underwhelming. Im having trouble coming up with reasonable suggestions. They all seem to have something holding them back ya know?

Cornonjacob07 on Never Break the Chain (Chainer, Nightmare Adept)

2 months ago


After further testing and time to parse through the upcoming Forgotten Realms regular and commander cards, I think you're right about the "discard hand, draw 3" model. While it sometimes works, it takes far too much commitment and loss of control to rely heavily on. I will keep Ox of Agonas as I still think its Escape mode is pretty great, but Anje's Ravager and any others are out. I'm also putting Stinkweed Imp back into the deck because being able to process 5 cards without spending mana, just a draw, is powerful.

I think for now, I should tighten my sources of card advantage. Though it adds a bit more consistency to have more smaller looting cards like Thrill of Possibility or the aforementioned Anje's Ravager , I could just be using those slots for more powerful cards that actually impact the board or are otherwise useful while consolidating the draw power to the heavy hitters like Magus of the Wheel , Vilis, Broker of Blood , or Disciple of Bolas for example. Specific tools and answers will be handled by the tutors I was adding anyway and the general system will be greased with odd cards like Squee, Goblin Nabob and Phyrexian Reclamation .

Everything else needs to be playtested rather than theorized about, but I think it's safe to say this is a core part of the deck that I should reconsider and upgrade. I'd also like to put forward the new Warlock Class as a possible replacement or partner to Archfiend of Despair and the possibility of Heartless Hidetsugu .

I'm also interested in the new Hurl Through Hell , Fevered Suspicion , and Orcus, Prince of Undeath . The former two I'm more optimistic about, and am willing to sacrifice a little reliability for their potential and because they look like a lot of fun, but I suspect Orcus will be one of those cards that look a lot better on paper than in practice.

As always, thanks for your suggestions and consultations. I hope Shenanigans and Hellkite Tyrant have been working for you as they have for me.