[EDH] Child of Alara: The Circle of Life. /\A,
How it Works
This is what you get when you take the circle of life and short-circuit it.
It is my main Elder Dragon Highlander deck. It's mostly built around sacrifice, abilities that trigger upon death and reanimation. I only ever put Child of Alara Buy in the command zone if I really don't want to reset the table or if it would be exiled.
"Sacrifice a creature" on any card is more of an advantage in this deck than a drawback. Please note that most of the instants and sorceries have been errata'd to 'as an additional cost to play ~, sacrifice a creature', so our opponents can no longer respond to prevent the sacrifice.
Bound Buy has not been errata'd. It does not target the cards (and sacrifices The Child before it returns the cards), so it can return The Child to your hand immediately, as well as four other cards! However, The Child will only destroy all nonland permanents after this spell has resolved, so your destroyed permanents can't be returned by Bound(/Determined).
The engine this deck runs on can also work with most other creatures in the deck, for example: Ashen Rider Buy, False Prophet Buy,Molten Primordial Buy, Yosei, the Morning Star Buy, Solemn Simulacrum Buy and Twilight Shepherd Buy.
Sun Titan Buy works wonders with any of the three black reanimation-enchantments. (Animate Dead Buy Necromancy Buy and Dance of the Dead Buy)
Finishing the enemy
To finish the enemies, hit them with big creatures that have haste, creatures that you have gained control of until end of turn and direct lifeloss (looking at you, Kokusho, the Evening Star Buy) If the enemy is gainig a lot of life and stalling the game in desperation, Magister Sphinx Buy can break the stall.
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