Repay in Kind


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

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Set Rarity
Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE) Rare

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Repay in Kind


Each player's life total becomes the lowest life total among all players.

Repay in Kind Discussion

InFlam3z on Chainer EDH

1 week ago

Thanks for the input!

Not a fan of sacrificing swamps to go for a larger Exsanguinate in case it doesn't resolve. However I do like the idea of Bubbling Muck as a way of bumping the mana for it.

Also removed Rise of the Dark Realms (expensive) and Repay in Kind (see it as a niche use) to lower CMC

BLOODGUILT on Bad to the Bone - Torgaar, Life drainer

4 weeks ago

Love this idea and i have a card idea that might fit but you'll need more payoff's for it to be a good card. Wall of Blood it combos with Disciple of Bolas gaining back the life you paid and drawing you anywhere from 39 to 1 card. It also works with Repay in Kind setting everyone to one life if you choose. Very risky but hey, you're playing black so let's play. My favorite Wall of Blood trick is Rite of Consumption basically just blast somebody for 39 life and reset your life total. The ceiling goes up with Sanguine Bond or even Exquisite Blood . There are also a couple vampires with these effects on them but they are infinite combos and not everyone wants those in their deck. I was surprised to not see Grave Titan in the deck. He's a good body, makes food for Torgaar and has death touch. The last thing i would suggest is recursion, flicker effects or copy effects. Mimic Vat Helm of the Host God-Pharaoh's Gift some of the above suggestions also spells like Blood for Bones you can cast Torgaar and sac him to Blood for Bones and bring him back plus gain another creature from your graveyard like Disciple of Bolas to maximize value. What do you think?

PhotogenicParasympathetic on Some good Black / White ...

1 month ago

vasarto77, Selenia's ability is phrased so that you pay 2 life, then put an ability on the stack that will return her to your hand when it resolves. You can hold priority and respond by activating her ability again... then again and again and again. You can effectively pay as much life as you want (in increments of 2) to make that Repay in Kind brutal to the rest of the table.

DrukenReaps on Some good Black / White ...

1 month ago

Here is all of them but for this idea you should go with something that spends life. Selenia, Dark Angel or Vona, Butcher of Magan are interesting options. Selenia is better for enabling combos faster and works great with the likes of Repay in Kind or Transcendence for that matter.

CountBlek on Sacrier's Blood (Vilis)

3 months ago

Generally when I win its generally with 30ish cards in hand as once I get Unspeakable Symbol or Doom Whisperer I dig for win cons or I tutor them up and Repay in Kind is the perfect win con in that scenario but I can see why you wouldn't want to add essence as direct damage can be kinda meh way to win. Very rarely do I win with more life then my opponents with a few exceptions as my deck is focused on gaining incremental life just so I can draw more things rather then going to insane life totals.

Derek_TheWreck on Sacrier's Blood (Vilis)

3 months ago

CountBlek Hey, thank you for your advices! :)

Skirge Familiar and Doom Whisperer were both in the decklist previously. The Familiar was only temporarily removed due to my LGS not having it in stock and the Whisperer was replaced for cheaper creatures (since I play mostly multiplayer having no defense early is pretty dangerous) but I'll try adding him back.

I'll probably add in Reliquary Tower and Ivory Tower (also Library of Leng ) but I'm kind of scared of removing Swamps since most of my ManaRamp is based on the number of Swamps I have.

I'll probably not put Repay in Kind (unless actual games give different results than playtesting) nor Essence Harvest . With the amount of Lifelink stuff, Lifedrain spells and other lifegain I have in the deck, late game I tend to have way more life than my playtest opponent so Repay in Kind would be counterproductive and would only mill myself. And my playgroup tends to hate finishing a player off with spell damage, so Essence Harvest is out.

CountBlek on Sacrier's Blood (Vilis)

3 months ago

I really like the deck but there are a lot of combos that could be in this deck such as Repay in Kind + Essence Harvest / Psychosis Crawler there are a decent amount of cards in your maybeboard that are really really good such as Skirge Familiar Doom Whisperer Command the Dreadhorde and skirge familar specifically is a bomb in this deck since you can draw 2 by paying one you can go through a decent portion of your deck to find things your looking for I also recommend putting in Reliquary Tower Ivory Tower and Library of Leng ivory can gain you a lor of life later in the game and reliquary and library make sure you dont have to discard also how do you add a changelog? If you wanna see my deck here it is

Athennes on Selenia, Life Manipulation

3 months ago

Thanks McToters. Tree of Perdition was indeed high on my list but I ended up cutting it due to the price. I'll add it to the upgrade section.

I was considering Soul Conduit , but 12 mana for the activation was too much for my taste. Axis of Mortality is cheaper at 6 mana but I cut it as I already had 5 cards with 6+ cmc. Also, I figured Axis of Mortality is too predictable compared to Reverse the Sands and Repay in Kind , do you have any thoughts on that? Either way, I will probably give it a try in the near future to see how it performs.

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