Unexpected Windfall

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Unexpected Windfall

Instant

As an additional cost to cast this spell, discard a card.

Draw two cards and create two Treasure tokens. *(They're artifacts with ", Sacrifice this: Gain one mana of any colour.")

SirHipHopHippo on Maraxus of Keld Pump & Dump

2 weeks ago

IHATENAMES

I sold a bunch of old Pokémon cards today and bought some upgrades and made some changes based on your deck.

Thanks for the help with this deck :), safe to say this deck is not budget anymore.

I squeezed in Anger since the deck definitely needs a haste enabler, it’s also a perfect discard option with cards like Big Score, Pirate's Pillage, Seize the Spoils, and Unexpected Windfall

Added Treasure Map  Flip for some extra treasure making, utility, and card draw.

Added Fable of the Mirror-Breaker  Flip I hadn’t seen this card until your deck. I dig it, makes treasures early and can copy creatures late game. I wish it was like Delina, Wild Mage and could copy Maraxus, but oh well. It’s still strong!

Added Two-Handed Axe This card feels so perfect for this deck, an easier way to pump Maraxus with out the mana spend.

Added Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle had to pick up this mono red staple. Just great for getting opponents within fling range or handling certain threatening creatures.

Added War Room just a little extra draw

Added Shadowspear, just too good of a card to not include. The more life link in this deck the easier it will be to win off of Rupture without killing myself in the process.

Added Champion's Helm, there’s not a lot of hexproof equipment out there. Decided to replace the Mask with Helm, equip 1 beats equip 3

Added Swashbuckler Extraordinaire potential win con card, sac a few treasures give Maraxus and a few cards double strike until end of turn and boom!

Now lastly I really want to add Goblin Engineer Adding Goblin Engineer would make it so I could discard 3 CMC or less artifacts to Big Score, Pirate's Pillage, Seize the Spoils, and Unexpected Windfall if engineer is on board already or in hand.

I’m not sure what to cut for Goblin Engineer and I would love your advice!

Thanks again IHATENAMES

Liquidbeaver on Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician [PRIMER]

2 months ago

Getting caught up on new cards again, and definitely have a favorite so far:

Sticky Fingers

This just has a lot to like. Either the opponent chooses to have 2 blockers get hit for 4, or they let it through and give us a treasure. If they do decide to block we deal 4 damage to each and draw a card off the attacker we were already going to lose, all for . Just a straight up great card for us.

We've also got Big Score which is just an improved version of the already decent Unexpected Windfall. Swap it out, or run both is the question?

Professional Face-Breaker also looks really solid now that we are generating treasures must more consistently...

Exciting times!

BruhYouFarted on swine rush with guilty conscience

2 months ago

Keep in mind that Unexpected Windfall will soon become irrelevant due to an upcoming card called Big Score

MichaaaR on swine rush with guilty conscience

2 months ago

Hey BruhYouFarted, thanks for the upvote and the comment.

The Combo is inspired from the cards Brash Taunter/Stuffy Doll. After my first matches in the format with decks from Exit777 i started to wonder if that would be possible in pauper too.. and here we are now.

I am considering changing to a red/white manabase and rummage/reanimate into the combo with Seize the Spoils, Unexpected Windfall and Late to Dinner... will do some updates later!

multimedia on Olivia's Wedding Ceremony

4 months ago

Hey, nice version with Vamp flavor and good overall gameplay plan.

Seize the Spoils and Unexpected Windfall are nice loot effects because they also make treasure ramp for Olivia. Viscera Seer and Falkenrath Aristocrat can be helpful Vamps as a sac outlets that can protect your Vamps from being exiled when you longer control a legendary Vamp. Falkenrath with flying is Vamp to reanimate with Olivia. In response to your last legendary Vamp being removed sac all your Vamps putting them into your graveyard to avoid being exiled to then be reanimated by Olivia. A Vamp sac outlet also combos with Olivia + Port Razer for infinite attacks.

A sac outlet with Butcher of Malakir can wreck your opponents creatures since she triggers whenever she dies or any other creature you control dies. To keep reanimating her with Olivia and Butcher is an excellent Vamp to want to reanimate having flying and 5/4 p/t.

Chaos Warp and Feed the Swarm are important removal spells in Rakdos because they can removal an enchantment especially Ghostly Prison/Propaganda effects that will bring your game plan to a halt. I know you're going for Vamp flavor, but you might want some support creatures for repeatable effects since Olivia can reanimate them. Meteor Golem can destroy any nonland permanent. Vile Entomber can be a repeatable Entomb since Olivia can reanimate it.


If interested in any of these suggestions then here's some cards to consider cutting: Pillar of Origins, Profane Command, Sengir, the Dark Baron, Vein Drinker, Arterial Alchemy, Henrika Domnathi  Flip, Markov Enforcer, Sinister Waltz.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Kami War Dragons {Work in progress]

4 months ago

Hey, interesting start/WIP for five color Dragons in Standard.

You have too many cards, 63 is three cards too much consider cutting 2x Commune with Spirits and Bloodfell Caves to make 60 cards? You have too many creatures to play Commune since it can only reveal a land or enchantment not a creature. 27 lands is high, cutting some for ramp would help.

For Dragons in Standard Magda, Brazen Outlaw is great because she can create ramp for treasures or sac treasures to tutor for and put a Dragon of your choice onto the battlefield.

This is a core for ramp and to tutor for Dragons. Jaspera is the tap enabler for Magda that makes mana two ways by tapping Magda and creating a treasure. Innkeeper is the best two drop in Standard for ramp, play 4x if you're playing high CMC creatures. After Innkeeper makes it's treasure it can be tapped to make mana with Jaspera.

Showdown is powerful draw in Standard since it lets you potentially play any of the cards you exiled for two turns meaning you get a turn with all your lands and mana dorks untapped to play the exiled cards including a land from them. Ramping into Showdown turn three, four or five gives you potential to exile a Dragon, The Kami War  Flip or even another Showdown to then play those cards with your ramp on your next turn. There's no restriction of what cards you can exile on the top of your library with Showdown which is great.

Another good draw option is Unexpected Windfall which also creates treasures, but to play it you would want to add more red sources in the manabase because of it's double red mana cost.

These a good numbers for these cards.

If you choose to add Jaspera Sentinel and more Prosperous Innkeeper then you'll want more Forests because being able to cast Jaspera turn one can give you an advantage. Consistently casting Innkeeper turn two is also important which more Forests can help with. Another option rather than more Forests is add Pathways that can be green on one side: Cragcrown Pathway  Flip, Branchloft Pathway  Flip, Barkchannel Pathway  Flip. Cragcrown would be best because one side of it can be red to cast Magda, Brazen Outlaw if you don't need a green source.

If you go for the more treasure route and you have to play lands that always ETB tapped then I think Uncharted is the best option since it gives you a lot of choice in game of what color to choose that you need.


Dragon's Disciple would be better as ramp. Path to the World Tree would also be better as ramp since it only puts the land into your hand and rarely are you going to use your mana to activate it. Boseiju Reaches Skyward  Flip isn't worth four mana. The Dragon-Kami Reborn  Flip has powerful saga levels, but is really too slow to get any value from it since it has to flip, you have to have a creature among the two exiled cards and then you have to a Dragon die to be able to cast that creature. I think it's more of a sideboard card for very slow matchups.

Jaspera Sentinel with Magda, Brazen Outlaw is better than Shambling Ghast and Reclusive Taxidermist. Ghast could be a sideboard card for aggro matchups, but consistently in those matchups you would want to cast it turn one which requires a lot of Swamps. I don't think it's worth negatively affecting the other colors in the manabase for Ghast.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Olivia EDH

5 months ago

Hey, you're welcome.

Cards that put creatures from your hand or library into your graveyard can help Olivia as Commander . You don't need to add a bunch of expensive price cards to make improvements. Staying on a low budget is perfectly fine to have a good Olivia tribal deck. What your deck mostly needs are cards that can enable Olivia to reanimate.

The advantage that Olivia has is haste meaning she can attack to reanimate the same turn she enters the battlefield (ETB) if you have a creature in your graveyard. You want to be able to take advantage of this by having creatures in your graveyard to reanimate before you want to cast Olivia.

"Loot" is a term in Magic that means draw then discard or discard then draw. This effect lets you discard creatures in your hand to draw cards and then reanimate those creatures with Olivia. You want to cast loot early in the game thus most of these types cards you play should be lower mana cost. 40 creatures is a lot of creatures even for tribal consider cutting a few of the lesser creatures for some cards that can get creatures into your graveyard?

Budget loot package to consider adding:

Anje Falkenrath is a legendary Vamp who can be a repeatable source of looting. Vile Entomber is not loot it's better and it's a creature who Olivia can reanimate. Entomber's effect is called "entomb" in Magic and it's where you search your library for a card and put that card right into your graveyard. Seize the Spoils and Unexpected Windfall are also ramp with treasures which is helpful to cast Olivia.

Cards to consider cutting for these:

I offer more advice in another comment. Would you like more advice?

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