Twilight Prophet

Twilight Prophet

Creature — Vampire

Flying

Ascend (If you control ten or more permanents, you get the city's blessing for the rest of the game.)

At the beginning of your upkeep, if you have the city's blessing, reveal the top card of your library and put it into your hand. Each opponent loses X life and you gain X life, where X is that card's converted mana cost.

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Rivals of Ixalan (RIX) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Twilight Prophet occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Black: 0.13%

Rakdos: 0.16%

RBW (Mardu): 0.52%

Standard:

All decks: 0.07%

Twilight Prophet Discussion

thom-le on Circu, Dimir Lobotomist

3 weeks ago

Hello, thanks for your interest in my deckbuilding of Circu Circu's Field of Dreams (Lantern) [Primer]. To your question: Basically yes, the combo Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter , but I'm unsatisfied with this win condition. While playing the deck one of the problems is the board presence and also some hate coming from other players for taxing their stuff. Nevertheless I'd keep the Isochron Scepter-combo in as addition. With this artifact you can also imprint other important spells like Mystical Tutor, Reality Shift and also Cabal Ritual so this card is doing well. I don't like to depend so much on one win condition, so I'm going on for some rebuild.

Unfortunately I have not found yet time to give the deck an update. I'm going to cut for sure Archfiend of Depravity (to less interactions, no protection at all), Wizened Snitches (4 CMC is too much), Meekstone (No cards to tap other creatures). I also question the amount of Counterspells in the deck, guess those cards are not so important. Surprisingly well performed so far has Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver.

The thing I'd work on is more on the Notion Thief + Whispering Madness -combo, working also with many other cards (Windfall, Day's Undoing, Teferi's Puzzle Box,...). Therefor think of Waste Not, Bone Miser or Words of Waste. Winning is possible with the Duskmantle Guildmage + Mindcrank -combo. Another card could be Twilight Prophet for some life gain..

From the actual new cards from Theros Beyond Death I'd think of Wavebreak Hippocamp for card draw, Nadir Kraken for additonal board presence.

Last_Laugh on Edgar Markov

1 month ago

Not a bad start. I do have a few suggestions for you and I'll try to keep things budget friendly (so no low hanging Teferi's Protection ).

Draw: Easily the most important thing in the deck. Drop your 1 time draw like Read the Bones and consider Dark Prophecy , Greed , and Twilight Prophet . I run all the permanents (Skullclamp and Champion of Dusk) but also have Necropotence and Herald's Horn .

Finishers: Door of Destinies does nothing for your current board, requires gas to essentially feed it afterwards, and it costs a lot for aggro. Consider Reconnaissance (2nd post just for this card) and Shared Animosity .

Board Protection: Rather than Unbreakable Formation, consider Boros Charm which protects all permanents. Scapegoat is also nice as it allows you to dodge hard to dodge wraths (-X-X, sac, exile, etc.). Granted Scapegoat's a little better if you run Purphoros, God of the Forge .

Let me know if you're picking up what I'm putting down, I can help suggest cuts. In the meantime, feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

Last_Laugh on Vampire Commander

1 month ago

Not a bad start and good job keeping your avg. cmc. down on a budget. I do have a few suggestions though and I'll try to break it down by category.

FINISHERS: Coat of Arms helps everyone and can easily backfire. Door of Destinies does nothing for your current board, requires gas after to get it to do anything, and it costs a lot of mana in an aggro deck. Consider...

Shared Animosity - Self explanatory and gross.

Mirror Entity - Anthems and +1+1 counters are added on top of base P/T.

Reconnaissance - My favorite finisher here. It allows you to attack with EVERY creature safely, deal combat damage in most situations, and have every one of those creatures untapped and ready to block by the end of combat. Drop Throne of the God-Pharoah if you add this... they're a severe nonbo together.

CARD DRAW: Drop your 1 time card draw like Read the Bones. I run all of the below cards, they're needed. Consider...

Dark Prophecy (and Necropotence if you have one), Skullclamp , Greed , Twilight Prophet , Champion of Dusk , and Herald's Horn .

Let me know if you're picking up what I'm putting down, I can help suggest cuts. Also feel free to check out my list for ideas, it's one of the top rated Edgar lists on this site and there's also over 150 comments to sift through for more ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

jdezy15 on Edgar Commander

1 month ago

Last_Laugh I appreciate the feedback. Some of those cards you mentioned are on my list to get. Like Twilight Prophet , Teferi's Protection , and Stromkirk Captain . I also plan on getting Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet , do you think that will benefit this deck?

Last_Laugh on Edgar Commander

1 month ago

I have several suggestions for you but this is a pretty good start.

Anthems-

Stromkirk Captain

Finishers- Coat of Arms helps everyone.

Shared Animosity

Reconnaissance - Allows you to attack with EVERY creature safely, deal combat damage in most situations, and have every one of those creatures untapped and ready to block by the end of combat.

Mirror Entity - Great mana sink... plus anthems and +1+1 counters are applied after.

Draw- This is probably the most important thing in this deck. I literally run all of the below cards plus what you run... it's needed.

Dark Prophecy

Necropotence

Greed

Herald's Horn

Twilight Prophet

Champion of Dusk

Anti-Wrath- 2nd most important category after draw.

Teferi's Protection

Scapegoat - helps you recover from hard to dodge wraths (exile, -X-X, sac, tuck, etc.) and get your eminence triggers again or with Purphoros you can bounce your board to finish everyone off outside of combat.

DuTogira on Competitive Kids: Is Twilight Prophet ...

1 month ago

I tried to build a U/B Control deck in standard when Twilight Prophet was still in rotation. Twilight Prophet has... a lot of issues. In cEDH where your life total is 20, using it as a backup wincon is incredibly inconsistent, and tends to only work when your opponent is already losing by a significant margin.
EG: If you play Twilight Prophet while both you and your opponent still have 3+ cards in hand, chances are your Twilight Prophet trades with a Counterspell or some piece of removal (in cEDH, a 1-1 but you come out 2 mana behind more often than not).
In situations where your opponent is winning, Twilight Prophet is a 2/4 flyer for 4. Not terrible, but definitely not great.
In situations where you're already winning, you'd prefer a card that really ends the game, not one that slowly eeks out more value, although Twilight Prophet still gets the job done, if slowly. I'd usually prefer a straight up Lava Axe in these situations.
In a staxy situation where you and your opponent both have basically nothing, you'd prefer something that puts you significantly ahead, not just kinda slowly eeks you forward. Something like Nezahal, Primal Tide (which I know you can't run in alesha, but I'm using it as an example to demonstrate a point) would be preferable, and cEDH has far bigger/better bombs than nezzy.

Twilight Prophet plays into a couple different roles, but the problem is that it's decidedly mediocre at all of them. Don't get me wrong, I love the card and run it in my Vona, Butcher of Magan deck, but I've never really be impressed with it. You can make it work, probably even in cEDH... I just wouldn't get my hopes up too high. In my experience, using it never "feels good", and drawing it usually gets a mental "eh, could have been worse".

Whether you decide to run it permanently or not, definitely test it out, just try not to fall in love with the idea of using it too quickly.

DrukenReaps on Competitive Kids: Is Twilight Prophet ...

1 month ago

dingusdingo I haven't seen an ad nauseum in casual play since high school when the card came out. It is exceedingly rare for casual players to treat their life totals the same way competitive players are willing to do.

That said I have my Divine Decree deck where the win-con is Manabarbs , Twilight Prophet , Spellshock , etc. Casual play does see necropotence on occasion in my meta and a lot of phyrexian arena type effects. People do go from thinking " Painful Quandary is a silly card" to "where is my removal I'm about to get wrecked" when they are not careful.

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