Sovereign's Bite

Sovereign's Bite

Sorcery

Target player loses 3 life and you gain 3 life.

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Format Legality
Pioneer Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Unformat Legal
Arena Legal
Legacy Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Custom Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Limited Legal

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Sovereign's Bite Discussion

Metroid_Hybrid on Burn It All

1 month ago

I feel like the Madness shennanigans with Thrill of Possibility/Faithless Looting are cute, at best. There are SO many better draw spells in (the premium of which being Sign in Blood because it can double as a game-ending Shock). I would also trade-out an Alms of the Vein for a 4th Sovereign's Bite.

Some other cards to consider to replace Fiery Temper with: Vicious Rumors, Dash Hopes, Geth's Verdict, Lava Spike, Chain Lightning, Rift Bolt..

Finally, I wonder if you were aware of Piranha Marsh & Sunscorched Desert as well..

TriusMalarky on Which Colors are Secondary and …

3 months ago

I'd say green is, in 60-card, the best for huge bursts of life.

White has lifegain tacked to creatures, so it's also pretty good in 60-card.

Both of those, however, are limited to Sideboard tech as Lone Missionary and Life Goes On and Kitchen Finks and such.

If you want lots of real life gain that works MD, you want Black. In 60-card you get Sovereign's Bite, Collective Brutality and Alms of the Vein. In EDH and 60-card Aristocrats builds, you get Blood Artist effects.

But did you know that artifacts are pretty darned good at gaining life? A lot of the best lifegain engines are artifacts.

5dollarMTG on Budget Orzhov Vampires

9 months ago

Cliffhaven doesn't have an ETB but you can often get 3 or 4 damage off of him the turn he comes out if you're playing a bunch of lifelink creatures. I like to play at least a few copies for when I get into board stalls, but you probably have enough reach already with Sovereign's Bite and Arterial Flow.

Nostrafer on Budget Orzhov Vampires

9 months ago

Hey there 5dollarMTG!

Good to see you here, and thanks for the comment. You work is awesome! I actually have your $5 Kor Equipment built at home and it is so much fun!

Well, for the deck... I completely overlooked Feast of Blood! It's a perfect card for the deck. In fact, as it is going for the win by turn 5-6, if you have a good draw, it really needs some interaction for dealing with the opponent's threats. And as this friend's thing is definitely the flavor, I suppose he'll love it!

About Cliffhaven Vampire... Don't you think its mana requirement isn't a little too heavy for a cad without haste or an ETB effect? It will certainly be tested, but it seems to me it is in the slow side of the spectrum. He could be here as a sub for Vampire Sovereign, but think the deck would resent the lack of her attached Sovereign's Bite.

T_Dog345 on T_Dog345

10 months ago

Alright, let's see if maybe this will help. I'm really new to everything on here sorry. //Lands 2 Dismal Backwater 1 Dimir Guildgate 2 Submerged Boneyard 4 Evolving Wilds 2 Desert of the Mindful 1 Arcane Lighthouse 1 Reliquary Tower 1 Temple of the False God

//Spells 4 Duress 2 Ghoulcaller's Chant 3 Macabre Waltz 3 Sleep 4 Slip Through Space 2 Taigam's Scheming 4 Tome Scour 4 Lich's Caress 4 Sovereign's Bite 4 Resourceful Return 3 March of the Returned 1 In Garruk's Wake 1 Army of the Damned 1 Dutiful Return 1 Decompose 1 Worst Fears 1 Rise of the Dark Realms 4 Hubris 4 Countermand 1 Tezzeret's Touch 1 Paranoid Delusions 1 Coerced Confession 2 Mind Sculpt 1 Compelling Argument 1 Index 1 Redirect 1 Dream Twist 2 Gift of Tusks 2 Rewind 3 Thought Scour 2 Psychic Spiral 1 Gigadrowse 4 Negate 1 Overwhelming Denial 1 Dramatic Reversal 1 Impulse 2 Cremate 3 Crypt Incursion 2 Grim Harvest 1 Scarab Feast 1 Grim Return 1 Gravepurge 1 Dark Ritual 4 Font of Return 3 Death's Approach 2 Cast into Darkness 1 Triskaidekaphobia 1 Grave Betrayal 1 Endless Ranks of the Dead 3 Invisibility 2 Curiosity 4 Curse of the Bloody Tome 3 Illusory Wrappings 3 Ice Over 1 Chronic Flooding 1 Navigator's Ruin 1 Chant of the Skifsang 3 Bone Saw 3 Millstone 3 Tormod's Crypt 2 Trepanation Blade 1 Ghoulcaller's Bell 1 Masterwork of Ingenuity 1 Sol Ring 1 Nihil Spellbomb 1 Illusionist's Bracers 1 Codex Shredder 1 Profane Memento 1 Loxodon Warhammer 1 Bonehoard 1 Trusty Machete 1 Mirari 1 Argentum Armor

//Creatures 1 Archetype of Finality 1 Overeager Apprentice 1 Agent of Erebos 1 Butcher Ghoul 1 Risen Executioner 1 Dutiful Attendant 1 Sly Requisitioner 1 Sepulchral Primordial 2 Zombie Assassin 1 Nightmare 1 Marshmist Titan 3 Graven Abomination 4 Workshop Assistant 4 Guardians of Meletis 2 Phyrexian Revoker 2 Ornithopter 1 Juggernaut 2 Veilborn Ghoul 2 Minotaur Abomination 4 Undead Servant 3 Gravedigger 2 Mogis's Marauder 2 Bogstomper 4 Walking Corpse 3 Corpse Hauler 4 Gravewaker 2 Returned Phalanx 3 Faerie Miscreant 1 Master of Predicaments 2 Benthic Giant 1 Stormtide Leviathan 4 Screeching Skaab 2 Seer of the Last Tomorrow 1 Floating-Dream Zubera 3 Fog Bank 1 Possessed Skaab 3 Armored Skaab 2 Murmuring Phantasm 1 Wall of Frost 4 Doorkeeper 1 Clever Impersonator 1 Jace's Mindseeker 1 Oculus 1 Mindshrieker 1 Willbreaker 1 Spellweaver Eternal 1 Wall of Mist 1 Sultai Skullkeeper 1 Diregraf Captain

WeirdZephyr on Sygg, 1v1 Throat Cutter

1 year ago

Thank you! Yeah Sygg is very fun to build around. As far as lands count, I've never really been in need of more, and I never want to see more than three in my opening hand. The engine runs on 2 colored mana sources, and after the first few turns (once I've played around the opponent's opening salvos) the added card draw provides the additional mana. I haven't ever used black drain spells in the 6 or so years I've been running this deck. They just seem slow compare to the strategy I've always employed - 1 CMC creature with P2, and then either Sygg turn 2 or a 2 CMC P3 beater, depending on the tempo situation. Sovereign's Bite is on-curve but if I'm tapping for 2 whole mana I'd rather a permanent that I can repeatedly get Sygg triggers off.

However! Loyal Subordinate looks like it could be an absolute rockstar here. What to slot out for it? Probably Voidmage Prodigy right?

Senomar on Sygg, 1v1 Throat Cutter

1 year ago

Nice deck ! I always wanted to try building a Sygg deck too :) First of all, seeing your curve and the draw you have on Sygg you should try 37or 38 lands. Have you try some burn 3 black spells ? That's the build I have in mind for a long time. I'm sure cards like Loyal Subordinate (especially him) or even Sovereign's Bite, Gonti's Machinations, Shrieking Affliction or Prying Questions could be questionably good (and budget :p).

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