The Elderspell

The Elderspell


Destroy any number of target planeswalkers. Choose a planeswalker you control. Put two loyalty counters on it for each planeswalker destroyed this way.

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Set Rarity
War of the Spark (WAR) Rare

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Format Legality
Pioneer Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Vintage Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Brawl Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pre-release Legal
Unformat Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

The Elderspell Discussion

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

I think overall I really enjoy Superfriends, but it's also a rather weak deck that requires a lot of interactions. It struggles the most to find synergy between everything and you are almost entirely forces into green for Doubling Season. What really helps is Proliferate, Oath of Teferi and The Chain Veil as well as Atraxa, Praetors' Voice. Several Ajani place counters, there is Oath of Gideon, The Elderspell, etc as well.

But nothing in red. So here's one for red, to help assist it.

Empower Legends

Legendary Enchantment

Exile a nonland card with converted mana cost 3 or more from your hand, : Put a loyalty counter on each Planeswalker you control.

Red has been showing love for exile matters lately. Act on Impulse, Apex of Power, Commune with Lava, Dream Pillager, Etali, Primal Storm, Furious Rise Hazoret's Undying Fury, Ignite the Future, Light Up the Stage, and now the newest edition of Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast.

And it all began with Outpost Siege :)

Make another mono-red exile matters card.

Hunter_Harwood on Ramos and Friends!

3 months ago

Thank you for the suggestions! I could definitely try to pick up these cards and try them out. I can't believe I don't have Norn's Annex, it seems like such a good card. However I would like to point out some things about the others.

I haven't really found a way to put The Elderspell in. All the cards in my deck are wicked strong in their own right, and while The Elderspell is a very strong card I fear it will usually be a dead card unless I don't mind killing some of my own Planeswalkers, assuming I have enough on the board of course. I forgot to even clarify in the description that the meta I'm in isn't very Planeswalker heavy. It's very creature heavy, hence the number of boardwipes and the token generators. There is only one other Planeswalker deck, however I rarely play against it as this person enjoys playing other decks. Now that I think about it, I could take out Urza's Ruinous Blast and try The Elderspell out that way.

Silent Arbiter is alright, however Dueling Grounds is just way better. It's 2 colors which is great for Ramos, it costs 1 less and it is harder for my opponents to remove. All at the cost of one less blocker, though like I said earlier I have enough boardwipes and token generators to make up for it.

Authority of the Consuls seems like a pretty good card. Since my meta is creature heavy it could prove to be pretty valuable in keeping my life total up. However I feel that the tap effect isn't that great, though I've been wrong before. Being a one drop is really nice, too.

Flame Wave, Bonfire of the Damned, and Jaya's Immolating Inferno seem like strong cards, though because my format is so creature heavy, my opponents will be casting creatures both big and small. Some rapidly, others slowly. Boardwipes are good at keeping all of my opponents at bay. After all, I am trying to get my Planeswalkers to ultimate. At the sacrifice of my own creatures, I'd say it's very worth it. While those cards are strong, they cost too much to cast as well. Flame Wave can only deal with small creatures but not big creatures, and Jaya's Immolating Inferno only targets 3 creatures instead of outright killing all of their creatures. Bonfire of the Damned, however, is definitely the most intriguing and I may give that a shot as well in the future. The targeting effects are their biggest drawbacks, unfortunately.

I appreciate you for leaving feedback. I will definitely give some of these cards a try in the future!

Epicurus on Goblin Pact, the EDH Edition

3 months ago

ulmo, I've been thinking about your recent suggestions a bit. First of all, yes, I think Bedevil over The Elderspell for sure. The Elderspell is more attractive only really because getting to the ultimate of any of my planeswalkers is almost a wincon. But unless I see a lot of planeswalkers on the other side it really does me little good.

Syphon Mind would be good for the draw, but discard isn't actually a priority for me. Toll of the Invasion seemed good because it's targeted, and because of the amass ability.

Liliana's Reaver and Grave Titan both sound good for my other EDH graveyard themed deck, Cleverly Named Graveyard Deck, because it has a bit more mana ramp. There's definitely some ramp in this deck, but I'm trying to keep the curve here as low as I can get away with. However, Slavering Nulls does for sure sound like a good addition.


ulmo on Goblin Pact, the EDH Edition

3 months ago

I like both Bedevil and The Elderspell, however, because you only have four planeswalkers, at the end of the day I think Bedevil is the stronger choice unless your playgroup rocks a bunch of planeswalkers. There's also Syphon Mind for multi-player if you're still interested in some discard. Then there's Slavering Nulls, a personal favorite, budget-friendly option who's both a gobbie and a zombie. I also highly recommend Liliana's Reaver... and a Grave Titan if you can afford 'em.

Epicurus on Goblin Pact, the EDH Edition

3 months ago

While we're on the topic of removal, and my lack thereof for noncreature permanents, I'm thinking of trying to add either Bedevil or The Elderspell or both for planeswalker hate. However, the only card I can think of to pull for either of them is Bituminous Blast, which is a card that I love. What do y'all think?

BuraddoRun on Greed Condemnation

3 months ago


The Elderspell helps Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted, too, but I do like the versatility of Murderous Rider and the fact that the kill spell is Instant. I'll keep the rider in the sideboard for now and hopefully get more playtesting in with the deck (eventually). Thanks for your help! I really am enjoying this deck a lot.

BLOODGUILT on Greed Condemnation

3 months ago

If Murderous Rider is too painful, you can sideboard The Elderspell and run Murder main board. I'm not sure how many planeswalker decks run around in your meta but i know teferi, nissa, garruk, and ashiok are all in decks.However, you can also just run many of the burn spells to deal damage to any target. I just remembered you're running red.

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