Songs of the Damned


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

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Uncommon
Masters Edition II (ME2) Common
Ice Age (ICE) Common

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Songs of the Damned


Gain for each creature card in your graveyard.

Songs of the Damned Discussion

jicklemania on Anje Degenerate

1 week ago

Hey Olive_pdx, I have an Anje list that is very, very similar to yours: Anje Falkenrath's Degenerate Combos; they even have similar names! I think that your list is good, but you are missing some cards. I would play some Mikaeus, the Unhallowed combos ( Triskelion or Murderous Redcap and a sac outlet, for example), and play Victimize and Buried Alive as ways to get them out. I think that Songs of the Damned is a great ritual in this deck, and I don't like Scheming Symmetry , as you find a combo piece and they find interaction, or something along those lines. I also think that Restless Dreams and Cut / Ribbons are unnecessary.

Hissp on Anje Falkenrath cEDH

1 week ago

borimage Necropotence is essentially a 1-card win con, not a value engine like it in many other decks. Necro's exile effect is a trigger, which can be stacked such that you can reanimate Worldgorger at instant speed with Necromancy and cash in in cards like Songs of the Damned before the exiles take effect. Anje gets untaps when you discard madness cards due to the drawing so many cards with Necro, which can also be stacked such that those untaps resolve ahead of the exile effects.

Nerdytimesorwhatever Phanta isn't very important. It's a way to untap Anje if you have a madness card in hand and she's tapped. It's easily slotted out for interaction or whatever you'd rather run in its place.

Daedalus19876 on 2 Demons 1 K'rrik

1 month ago

Mana Crypt , Lotus Petal , Cabal Ritual , Mana Vault , Songs of the Damned , Culling the Weak ! Gotta get that K'rrik out ASAP! Could also run Imp's Mischief as at least a MINOR piece of anti-counterspell protection. I'd cut lands for this, you definitely don't need THAT many.

BlackDragon123 on Anje Falkenrath

1 month ago

Necropotence doesn't stop Worldgorger, since it's a triggered ability and Necromancy can reanimate at instant speed. I like having the extra ritual ( Songs of the Damned ) especially because of Necropotence . Resolving it with Anje on board and the ability to produce a single black mana still available puts you at about 90% win that turn in the end step.

It resolves like this: Say you've paid ~3 life over the course of your first two turns. You're at 37, so you pay 35 life, down to 2. You pick up the top 35 cards of your library. On average something like 15 have madness, and you'll get at least one of the pieces that you need (ritual, Necromancy, Worldgorger.) You discard to hand size, discarding lands, madness cards, and sorcery speed anything. You put the anje untap triggers on top of the necropotence triggers to exile the discarded cards. You filter one card deeper for each madness card you discarded, and a further one for each madness card that comes up in this process. By the end, you've probably looked at 60-70 cards. If you have a ritual and Shadow of the Grave , you basically can't fail to draw every card in the deck. Once you've got your pieces, you discard Worldgorger with Anje. While the Necropotence exile trigger is still on the stack, you reanimate with Necromancy . Begin Worldgorger loop.

Bonus: None of your madness cards will get exiled by necroptence because of the way madness works. Madness is a replacement effect that says you discard them to exile, then either put them in the graveyard or cast them. They end up in the graveyard in either case. The official ruling is that "If you discard a card with madness and wish to cast it, Necropotence’s ability won’t exile that card. If you don’t wish to cast it, you choose whether it ends up exiled or in your graveyard."

luci_twiggy on Anje Falkenrath

1 month ago

Doesn't Necropotence directly stop the Worldgorger Dragon plan though?

I thought about Songs of the Damned but figured by the time there were enough creatures in the GY I wouldn't need a ritual.

I can see good use for Tainted Pact though, I hadn't considered it so I will try to acquire one soon.

BlackDragon123 on Anje Falkenrath

1 month ago

There are definitely some rocks you're not currently running that I think would be good inclusions, and I question two of them. Talisman of Indulgence and Rakdos Signet will almost never actually accelerate you to Anje at all. Since they cost 2 mana, you'll most often be playing them on turn 2 (turn one with, for example, a Mana Crypt , but that'll let you get her out on t2 on its own if you have the lands to do so), which means she's still hitting on turn 3. I like Mana Crypt , Jeweled Amulet , and Blood Pet a lot, since any of those with a second land guarantees t2 Anje, which is our goal, first and foremost. I like the Pet over Skirk Prospector since once Anje is down, black is wayyy more important to us than red. There's also one more ritual you may well want to find a slot for, in Songs of the Damned . I'm not currently sure if it's optimal to run every madness card or not, but my list is.

I would almost certainly include Kozilek, Butcher of Truth , since he can allow you to rebuy your wincons on your Worldgorger turn if you discarded them earlier, and even turns some of the doofy madness cards ( Alms of the Vein as an example) into instant-speed wincons on those turns, since you can reshuffle them in and then draw back to them with Anje, in case all your primaries ended up exiled somehow. Also, I feel like you're really missing out on a lot of power by not including Necropotence , Restless Dreams and Tainted Pact .

Hissp on Anje Filter

2 months ago

Yes to Songs of the Damned !

I've also added Final Fortune .

I think you can cut Cut (haha), as Bloodhall Priest is also a wincon. This would be a good reason to run Phantasmagorian .

Skeptimist on Anje Filter

2 months ago

Songs of the Damned seems quite promising post-Anje to ramp up to the win cons after you find an initial mana source e.g. Lotus Petal , Mox Diamond , Mox Amber or Chrome Mox

I realize the mana requirements are quite steep here but it would be nice to have Command Beacon in case you are disrupted or whiff on the first attempt

I'd also consider Duress or Thoughtseize for a bit more protection.

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