Seize the Spoils

Seize the Spoils

Sorcery

As an additional cost to cast this spell, discard a card.

Draw two cards and create a Treasure token. (It's an artifact with ", Sacrifice this artifact: Gain one mana of any colour.")

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Seize the Spoils Discussion

Alearin on Magda of the Maskwood [[Guide]] Updated for SNC

2 weeks ago

Update New Capenna: New Capenna is an interesting set with a good amount of cards dealing with treasure. Many of which have been added to the Maybe Board for this deck including:

  1. Professional Face-Breaker
  2. Rose Room Treasurer
  3. Indulge / Excess
  4. Rain of Riches
  5. Spiteful Repossession

These cards didn't make the cut currently, not because they are bad cards, but because they don't fit the style of deck. In a different style Magda deck they would fit great.

The one card that made it so far is Seize the Spotlight, replacing Seize the Spoils in the 99. At its worst Seize the Spotlight lets you cantrip and get a treasure and is slightly worse than Seize the Spoils since you don't get the second card. However, as soon as you can politic someone into choosing Fortune it is 100% better. Most of the time people are going to chose Fame, letting you borrow their best creature for the turn. Clearing blockers, potentially killing mana dorks or other "safe" creatures, or just hitting someone in the face with their own creature is all upside that Seize the Spoils does not provide. With Maskwood Nexus out those creatures give you treasure when they attack as well.

MichaaaR on swine rush with guilty conscience

1 month ago

Hey BruhYouFarted, thanks for the upvote and the comment.

The Combo is inspired from the cards Brash Taunter/Stuffy Doll. After my first matches in the format with decks from Exit777 i started to wonder if that would be possible in pauper too.. and here we are now.

I am considering changing to a red/white manabase and rummage/reanimate into the combo with Seize the Spoils, Unexpected Windfall and Late to Dinner... will do some updates later!

multimedia on Olivia's Wedding Ceremony

2 months ago

Hey, nice version with Vamp flavor and good overall gameplay plan.

Seize the Spoils and Unexpected Windfall are nice loot effects because they also make treasure ramp for Olivia. Viscera Seer and Falkenrath Aristocrat can be helpful Vamps as a sac outlets that can protect your Vamps from being exiled when you longer control a legendary Vamp. Falkenrath with flying is Vamp to reanimate with Olivia. In response to your last legendary Vamp being removed sac all your Vamps putting them into your graveyard to avoid being exiled to then be reanimated by Olivia. A Vamp sac outlet also combos with Olivia + Port Razer for infinite attacks.

A sac outlet with Butcher of Malakir can wreck your opponents creatures since she triggers whenever she dies or any other creature you control dies. To keep reanimating her with Olivia and Butcher is an excellent Vamp to want to reanimate having flying and 5/4 p/t.

Chaos Warp and Feed the Swarm are important removal spells in Rakdos because they can removal an enchantment especially Ghostly Prison/Propaganda effects that will bring your game plan to a halt. I know you're going for Vamp flavor, but you might want some support creatures for repeatable effects since Olivia can reanimate them. Meteor Golem can destroy any nonland permanent. Vile Entomber can be a repeatable Entomb since Olivia can reanimate it.


If interested in any of these suggestions then here's some cards to consider cutting: Pillar of Origins, Profane Command, Sengir, the Dark Baron, Vein Drinker, Arterial Alchemy, Henrika Domnathi  Flip, Markov Enforcer, Sinister Waltz.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Chainer Nightmare Reanimator

3 months ago

Hey, if you're wanting to take your deck into 8 or more power level (PL) then you really need to decide how you want to win the game? At 8 PL or higher to win infinite combos are the way to go. Chainer doesn't need to be a piece of the combo, his discard can be an enabler. Since Chainer cares about creatures then using combos that involve creatures is best.

Some creatures to play for combos: Worldgorger Dragon, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Gravecrawler, Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat, Walking Ballista, Murderous Redcap, Pitiless Plunderer, Dualcaster Mage, Reassembling Skeleton.

Some enablers for combos to play: Viscera Seer, Carrion Feeder, Goblin Bombardment, Altar of Dementia, Phyrexian Altar, Ashnod's Altar, Animate Dead, Dance of the Dead, Necromancy, Twinflame or Heat Shimmer.

Some win conditions for the combos: Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat, Walking Ballista, Murderous Redcap, Zealous Conscripts, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Dualcaster Mage, Purphoros, God of the Forge, Mayhem Devil, Goblin Bombardment, Bontu's Monument, Aetherflux Reservoir, Sunscorched Desert, Impact Tremors, Cut / Ribbons(Ribbions), Torment of Hailfire.

Some cards to play to protect combo: Deflecting Swat, Tibalt's Trickery, Pyroblast, Red Elemental Blast, Dualcaster Mage, Reverberate.


Beyond combos some other good creatures to play: Dockside Extortionist, Magus of the Wheel, K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth, Crypt Ghast, Plaguecrafter, Dualcaster Mage.

Expanding on loot can help to draw and get creatures faster into your graveyard: Buried Alive, Magus of the Wheel, Cathartic Reunion, Thrill of Possibility, Tormenting Voice, Azra Oddsmaker, Sire Of Insanity, Seize the Spoils.

Expanding on fast mana and/or big mana producers helps to have more mana to cast more spells which can assemble combos faster: Dockside Extortionist, K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth, Crypt Ghast, Mana Crypt, Dark Ritual, Rite of Flame, Cabal Ritual, Burnt Offering, Sacrifice.

If you're interested in any of these suggestions then I offer more advice in another comment that includes further explaining the combos, more card advice as well as cuts to consider.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Olivia EDH

4 months ago

Hey, you're welcome.

Cards that put creatures from your hand or library into your graveyard can help Olivia as Commander . You don't need to add a bunch of expensive price cards to make improvements. Staying on a low budget is perfectly fine to have a good Olivia tribal deck. What your deck mostly needs are cards that can enable Olivia to reanimate.

The advantage that Olivia has is haste meaning she can attack to reanimate the same turn she enters the battlefield (ETB) if you have a creature in your graveyard. You want to be able to take advantage of this by having creatures in your graveyard to reanimate before you want to cast Olivia.

"Loot" is a term in Magic that means draw then discard or discard then draw. This effect lets you discard creatures in your hand to draw cards and then reanimate those creatures with Olivia. You want to cast loot early in the game thus most of these types cards you play should be lower mana cost. 40 creatures is a lot of creatures even for tribal consider cutting a few of the lesser creatures for some cards that can get creatures into your graveyard?

Budget loot package to consider adding:

Anje Falkenrath is a legendary Vamp who can be a repeatable source of looting. Vile Entomber is not loot it's better and it's a creature who Olivia can reanimate. Entomber's effect is called "entomb" in Magic and it's where you search your library for a card and put that card right into your graveyard. Seize the Spoils and Unexpected Windfall are also ramp with treasures which is helpful to cast Olivia.

Cards to consider cutting for these:

I offer more advice in another comment. Would you like more advice?

multimedia on Olivia, Crimson Bride Commander

5 months ago

Hey, you're welcome. Some more advice is streamline the creatures, reduce down to the best creatures you want to reanimate with Olivia and the best support to make that happen. Consider a toolbox concept with tutors and more looting? Streamlining will help to cut the redundancy that you don't need from creatures. By cutting many high CMC creatures for lower CMC reanimation enablers this also reduces the mana curve which is very high right now at 4.5.

The idea is the enablers help to find the better high CMC creatures you want to reanimate with Olivia/get them into your graveyard. Since the enablers are less mana then you can realistically cast them, hopefully before you cast Olivia. By reducing the mana curve then you could cut some lands: 1x Swamp and 1x Mountain.


Example of streamline current creature base (cuts number of creatures in half):

  • Master of Cruelties
  • Port Razer
  • Rune-Scarred Demon
  • Burning-Rune Demon
  • Rakdos the Defiler
  • Dragon Mage
  • Archon of Cruelty
  • Balefire Dragon
  • Sepulchral Primordial
  • Meteor Golem
  • Noxious Gearhulk
  • Flayer of the Hatebound

The other creature spots would be for support.

  • Yahenni, Undying Partisan
  • Chainer, Nightmare Adept
  • Solemn Simulacrum
  • Falkenrath Aristocrat
  • Gravebreaker Lamia

Rakdos the Defiler and Archon of Cruelty are better than the other high CMC creatures here who can make opponents sac permanents/creature. Dragon Mage is better than the other high CMC creatures here who draw cards. Sepulchral Primordial makes all the other creatures who reanimate and gain control of opponent creatures redundant. Meteor Golem and Noxious Gearhulk are better than the other creatures who can destroy a creature and Noxious gains life. Balefire Dragon is better than other creatures who do damage to opponent creatures.


With a higher budget these are some changes to consider for more help to setup Olivia:

These changes are cutting some high CMC creatures to add tutors and/or more looting. I offer more advice in another comment if you're interested. Would you like me to continue?

multimedia on Reign of Fire

5 months ago

Hey, good version on a low budget and nice Gnawbone + Charger combo. If you're making 729 mana then get a Comet Storm in here!

Unnatural Growth can repeatedly at combat, before you attack, double the power/toughness of Klauth and all other Dragons you control. This effect can make a ton more mana, make your Dragon army much more dangerous and 8/8 Klauth is much more difficult for an opponent to favorably block. Dragon's Hoard is an upgrade for a ramp source since it has interaction with Dragons to be repeatable draw.

Anger is a good card and a wanted effect especially when you can get it for paying no mana. You don't want to ever cast Anger though instead you want to discard it or get into your graveyard other ways. Currently there's no way here to discard Anger unless you have 8 or more cards at your Cleanup step. Consider adding some loot that can discard Anger?

By adding loot you also add more draw and two of these spells also create ramp from treasures. Anger is the only haste enabler here and that effect is wanted more with Dragons especially Gnawbone. Consider more haste enablers?


Some Dragon tutors can help to cast your powerful Dragons when you have the mana from Klauth. Consider some Dragon tutors?

Loot goes with any card recursion and green is excellent at it. Consider some card recursion?

Currently there's no card recursion here and that's a strength of green which other colors don't have as much access too. You're stuff is going to die in a game of Commander and being able to get it back is helpful especially when you can make a lot of mana. Seasons Past is a way to use a lot of mana to recur cards and cast all of them. Past is great with Rishkar's Expertise and Return of the Wildspeaker to draw lots of cards.


Some cards to consider cutting are some of the lesser Dragons since there's several Dragons here that are miles ahead in power. By adding draw and tutors in place of some of the lesser Dragons then you have more chances to draw the better Dragons or get them directly into your hand.

  • Decree of Savagery
  • Neverwinter Hydra
  • Taurean Mauler
  • Skyship Stalker
  • Demanding Dragon
  • Hoard-Smelter Dragon
  • Shivan Hellkite
  • Dragon Throne of Tarkir
  • Bogardan Hellkite
  • Commander's Sphere
  • 1x Forest

Mana created by Klauth can't be used to pay for activation costs, even if that mana is turned into colorless by Horizon Stone it still has the restriction of only being able to be used to cast spells. Because of this Dragons who the reason you're playing them is because they have an activated ability are less good then ones who give you value when they ETB or attack.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Olivia, Crimson Bride Commander

6 months ago

Hey, nice start on a budget version, but I think you're relying too much on reanimation and Olivia without enough enablers.

Olivia and reanimation needs creatures in your graveyard. Thrill, Looting, Deal are good and Gravebreaker is fine, but currently that's really it for cards that can discard a creature/get a creature into your graveyard before you want to cast Olivia.

Buried Alive is very good enabler for reanimation since tutoring for and putting three creatures into your graveyard is a lot for three mana. Buried can get Anger and Anger or another haste enabler is needed for the infinite attacks combo of Port Razer + sac outlet + Olivia since Razer needs to be about to attack on the extra combat phases. Seize the Spoils and Unexpected Windfall do both effects, discarding a creature and ramp from treasures.

Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion can be repeatable discard and ramp. Olivia, Mobilized for War is a another legendary Vampire to help to keep your reanimated creatures from being exiled. She can also be a discard outlet and a haste enabler. Consider cutting a few of the lesser creatures to reanimate for these enablers?

If interested I offer more advice, good luck with your deck.


Omniscience_is_life, Master of Cruelties does work with Olivia, the same way it works with Kaalia of the Vast. The trigger to make a player's life total become 1 happens if Master isn't blocked, after Declare Blockers step, not when it's declared as an attacker.

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