Village Rites

Village Rites


As an addition cost to cast this spell, sacrifice a creature.

Draw two cards.

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

Village Rites occurrence in decks from the last year

Latest Decks as Commander

Village Rites Discussion

BigChauncey on Orzov Hand Control (?)

2 days ago

Swapping back Village Rites for night's whisper for Mesmeric Fiend and Faceless Butcher stack fun. Adding two Dusk Legion Zealots for more regular draw. Dropping a DLZ, then using it to chump with Undying Evil or Village Rites isn't the flashiest play but it does seem to work pretty well.

Dgjesus on Athreos Theft/Aristocrats

5 days ago

Village Rites is skull tap at instant speed and 1 less mana than the other instant speed skull tap effects.

MrXilas on Advertise your deck!

5 days ago

Patty's Pretties: A Pauper Commander Deck

From My Reddit Post:

I've always wanted to do a Oops All Rats commander deck, but always found it to be a little bit tight on resources due to wanting to go three-color with it. I have wanted to make an Indulging Patrician PEDH deck ever since I saw it. Lifelink tribal felt a little cliche and felt too much like my Liesa deck, so I decided to combine these ideas instead.

The deck is pretty much wrapped up, but I have about six cuts I want to make. I'm trying to find room for Village Rites for draw, Spare from Evil for closing the game, Invoke the Divine for instant speed removal or a IP trigger if used on my turn, Raise the Draugr for recursion, Shields of Velis Vel to save my rats from Electrickery effects, and Angel of Dawn as another potential closer. Any thought on what should go? Anything from the other maybes I should put priority on?

Neotrup on Alternate casting costs without paying …

1 week ago

No, when you cast a spell without paying it's mana cost, you cannot choose to pay an alternate cost. Casting Winds of Abandon using Mizzix's Mastery will not be overloaded, you will have to choose a target and cannot exile all creatures you don't control.

When you cast a spell without paying it's mana cost, you can pay additional costs though. So you could pay the kicker on Bloodchief's Thirst to destroy any creature. You would need to actually pay the cost, it wouldn't be included in the "without paying it's mana cost." If there is a mandatory additional cost (such as Village Rites), you would be required to pay it.

From the Gatherer entry for Mizzix's Mastery: 11/4/2015 If you cast a spell "without paying its mana cost," you can’t pay any alternative costs. You can, however, pay additional costs, such as kicker costs. If the card has any mandatory additional costs, you must pay those.

Winnieblues on "Sleep Paralysis Demons" - Chainer - EDH PRIMER

1 week ago

It doesn't look like there's tooooo much from Kaldheim that's got much synergy with Chainer, Dementia Master

-Tergrid, God of Fright  Flip looks pretty insane with all the edict effects i'm running. I'll probably swap Sangromancer out for her. Sangromancer is ok, but I have plenty of other life gain effects that are more consistent.

-Blood on the Snow looks ok, but it's pretty expensive, and maxes out at 6CMC for the reanimation aspect.

-Rise of the Dread Marn looks pretty cool if your meta has a lot of creature-heavy decks and board wipes, but it's quite situational.

-The new art on Village Rites is tempting me to find it a slot. A cheap sacrifice effect + car draw spell is very nice. The only issue I have with it is that it's basically useless in the early game, which is usually when you want to be casting your cheaper card draw spells.

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Exploding Goblins - $30 Budget Build

2 weeks ago

Nice deck (+1), I wonder if there's room to splash black in here for cards like Judith, the Scourge Diva and Showstopper for damage and Village Rites/Costly Plunder for card draw.

ImaginitiveRascal on Deadly and Plotting

2 weeks ago

It looks very solid. The only things I'd suggest would be to cut Back for More because it is too pricy and add a few Agadeem's Awakening  Flip because it will probably have a larger impact bringing back more stuff. I would also suggest more one-drops because you only have 3 Duresss you can play turn 1 even though it looks like more because Village Rites, Alchemist's Gift, and Lash of Thorns need creatures.

iSacs1987 on Zombies in the Shades

4 weeks ago

@MrKillStar: Thanks for your good ideas. Burnished Hart, Feed the Swarm and Phyrexian Altar are included in this Update. I will include Thornbite Staff, Altar's Reap, Village Rites and Sol Ring in my next Update. The combo around Grave Titan and Ashnod's Altar is nice but I want to focus on the Shades. Therefore I won't include it in the Deck. Furthermore I will include Magus of the Coffers, Nirkana Revenant, Cabal Stronghold and Witch's Cottage in the Future.

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