Tainted Sigil

Tainted Sigil


Tap, Sacrifice Tainted Sigil: You gain life equal to the total life lost by all players this turn. (Damage causes loss of life.)

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Tainted Sigil Discussion

MrKillStar on Life Management 101

8 months ago

HELLcaster19: If you have both Reservoir and Bolas's Citadel, Sensei's Divining Top helps with the combo aswell. Its infinite damage with Sensei, Necropotence is not (without Elixir of Immortality), so anyone who just gains a lot of life is out of reach.
Beacon of Unrest or Buried Ruin are both fairly nice to return some destroyed combo pieces back to board/hand. Hall of Heliod's Generosity to get back either Necropotence for combo or just some other googie enchantments to recast with Bolas's Citadel.
Tainted Sigil - could help you to get your lost life back from either damage or enables you to pay some huge amount of life for Necropotence, etc.

VorelNailo on VorelNailo

10 months ago

Week of 9/7/2020 Combo

This week, as an apology for not posting on Monday, I decided to give ya'll a pretty degenerate combo:

Turn 1: Play any land that gives you , play any [Lotus] (https://tappedout.net/mtg-card/black-lotus/) (eg: Lotus Petal, Black Lotus), or some of the Moxen (Mox Pearl, Mox Jet). Use the land to play Children of Korlis.

Turn 2: Play any land that gives you , play a Dark Ritual, play another ritual or use a Moxen or Lotus to get . Use this mana to play Lich. This loses you 20 life, which means Children of Korlis can now gain you 20 life, which draws you 20 cards with the Lich. Draw and play some more free mana, play another Children of Korlis or Tainted Sigil to draw some more cards. With around 35 cards in hand, cast Sickening Dreams, discarding your hand, and dealing 35 damage turn 2.

Disclaimer: The publisher of this combo takes no responsibility for friendships, jobs, or lives lost as a result of playing this combo. You have been warned.

Valengeta on Wasabi413

10 months ago

Here's some cards that you might like. Some are better for sideboard than mainboard, depending on your opponent's decks. Please note that the cards I'm pointing to you here are all 3 CMC or less, so you have a more solid mana curve




I purposely sellected cards that interact with Life, so they can contribute to your main strategy one way or the other. Hope it helps!

sygg66 on Everything is black and white with you

1 year ago

Hey man, your Friendly Neighbourhood Deckbuilder here. as you requested ill be helping you with your lifegain deck today. some cards i would remove and reasons as to why.

Accursed Witch  Flip -for what she does (which is meh at best) she costs too much mana. too slow. Night Market Lookout bad card Opaline Unicorn way better mana rocks out there Xathrid Gorgon slow for what it wants to do. much better cards in these colours with the same cmc. Paradise Mantle dont really need it Final Reward way too expensive for what it does Pharika's Cure really weak for a hard 2B Tribute to Hunger giving your opponent a choice is most times bad. token decks exist. Unholy Hunger 5 cmc to kill one creature and a requirement to hit the incidental life gain? oof. Fate Forgotten my recommendations will render obsolete Fated Retribution better replacement recommended Visara the Dreadful Seer's Lantern meh Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip Shimmering Grotto you can stand to cut a land of two Swamp see above Vampire Envoy can do better Desecration Demon its fine but not necessary Reya Dawnbringer lets face it, great ability, but with 9 mana i hope youre doing more than waiting until your next turn for a big play... with 9 mana you wanna try to win games.

here is what i have for you my friend

Heliod's Intervention one of the better cards in white recently, this deck loves the options here. Felidar Sovereign win con Merciless Eviction probably the best boardwipe these colours can ask for Fumigate amazing wrath Suture Priest great at any point in the game Utter End fantastic removal at a fair cost Talisman of Hierarchy decent rock Gray Merchant of Asphodel life gain synonymous Erebos, God of the Dead too good not to run Vona, Butcher of Magan so much better than visara K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth best black card next to his dad Athreos, God of Passage incredibly good to keep wearing out your opponents. much better costed than reya Torment of Hailfire good game. Bolas's Citadel so beyond powerful when your life could be 300... Tainted Sigil very impressive when partnered with a big life drain spell (...if you havent already won) Bloodchief Ascension a game winner if not dealt with Test of Endurance win con Black Market gotta pump those x spells up!! Beacon of Immortality very cheeky with tainted remedy. dont use against me dawg.

JANKYARD_DOG on Licia, Sanguine Tribune | Your Pain My Gain

1 year ago

I really only have one thing. Vedalken Orrery . Alot of the times having an enchantment or artifact sit around for any length of time increases its chances of being blown up. However if you could flash in Tainted Sigil or Test of Endurance at just the right time it's great. Exsanguinate as an instant... those are just some examples. It can also offer you commander psuedo haste in a fashion.

I too have a gain and drain deck with Selenia at the helm. Here is the link, perhaps you can glean some other ideas though it is Orzhov, not Mardu so no red.

Anyway, hope that helps some. +1 for ya.

TheRussBuss on

1 year ago

austintayshus Originally I chose to cut out Aetherflux Reservoir due to the 50 life payment cost, but now that I remembered Children of Korlis and Tainted Sigil , I'll probably put it back in. As for the Soul Sisters. I know they'll give me a lot of life in the long run, but those small drops of life won't help me get Licia out quicky. Martyr of Sands , Chaplain's Blessing and other such cards will give me bursts of life to help me get Licia out much quicker (as early as turn 3).

Also, thank you for being my first commenter!

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