Act of Aggression

Act of Aggression


( can be paid with either or 2 life.)

Gain control of target creature an opponent controls until end of turn. Untap that creature. It gains haste until end of turn.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 (C15) Uncommon
New Phyrexia (NPH) Uncommon

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

Act of Aggression occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Act of Aggression Discussion

Kogarashi on Can i sacrafice opponents creature ...

1 month ago

No, this will not work, for one primary reason: Wrangle is a Sorcery.

Fireblade Artist triggers at the beginning of your upkeep. You can only play sorceries during your main phase when the stack is empty.

However, if we assume you also have a Vedalken Orrery or similar effect in play and can thus cast Wrangle at instant-speed, or use instant-speed control-changing spells like Act of Aggression , then you would be able to pull this off.

What happens is that at the start of your upkeep, Fireblade Artist triggers. You don't choose if you're sacrificing a creature or not until the ability starts resolving, so you can steal your opponent's creature with a spell or ability while the Fireblade trigger is still on the stack. Then, when the Fireblade trigger resolves, you can choose to sacrifice the stolen creature.

lagotripha on Thieves & Turncoats

6 months ago

Its a stacking question- some effects that take place until end of turn like kiki or flickerwisp can have the end step trigger exiled or skipped, but 'until end of turn' is state based and wouldn't be affected, so you'll need to tinker a litte to find exactly how you want to make it work. Its still good, but its not good enough to break act of treason. Also, Act of Aggression is an instant iirc. Could be useful.

K1ngMars on Putin's long term plan to conquer the world

1 year ago

Secondo me devi impostare il mazzo più verso il fare attaccare gli avversari tra loro e fargli perdere tempo per poi tirare fuori una finisher. Inoltre non hai nessun vantaggio dallo scartare, perché non hai cose come Liliana's Caress, wheels o carte con Madness, di conseguenza taglierei anche da quella parte. Quindi toglierei alcune delle carte tax che hai messo. Proporrei cose del genere:

  • Harsh Mentor -> Again, una tax abbastanza gratuita che però ti rende il tizio fastidioso #1. Non è ciò che vuoi, ti servono cose più subdole. Tipo Hunted Dragon.
  • Sire Of Insanity -> Spezza le tattiche a tutti, ma anche a te. Non lo ritengo utile, soprattutto perché non carte con madness, né carte sufficenti con flashback, emerge, ecc. Meglio un Combustible Gearhulk che ti fa pescare. In rosso. 6/6 first strike.
  • Dark Ritual -> Non è forte come Mana Geyser. Se non sei un mazzo combo, non te ne fai nulla di una carta così.
  • Hero's Downfall -> Ruinous Path e risparmi.
  • Rakdos Charm -> Nessuno dei sui effetti è così utile, se non forse esiliare il cimitero, but then again... Bojuka Bog?
  • Dreadbore -> Murder e risparmi.
  • Vandalblast -> Costa davvero tanto. Fai tu, ma non vedo tutta questa necessità di spaccare tutto. hai già molto removal per gli artefatti, potresti investire quei denari altrove.
  • War's Toll -> Heartless Hidetsugu è meglio non metterti un bersagio sulla testa grosso come war's toll. L'hidetsugu è più democratico.
  • Worn Powerstone -> Citadel of Pain perché la Powerstone fa schifo. Meglio una carta che gioca contro chi vuole fare il cheesy. Oppure Talisman of Indulgence.
  • Hissing Miasma -> Skyline Despot meglio avere più carte che ti rendono monarca che un side effect come questo enchantment. Se vogliono attaccarti, lo faranno comunque. L'unica ragione per cui invece Marchesa's Decree va bene è perché ti rende monarca.

Io tenterei di mettere tante carte che ti fanno rubare cose agli avversari, perché è un modo swag di rompere le balle. Ci sono così tante carte con questo effetto, che rischi di poter anche non mettere Insurrection, più che altro perché è difficile da trovare e costosa. Dico cose come:

Oltre a ciò, ti consiglio carte swag che sicuramente sono divertenti come:

Scusa se non ti ho commentato tutte le carte, ma sono un pelo di corsa. Ne possiamo piuttosto parlare quando ci vediamo.

skroes on Combo Mizzix COMPETITIVE Primer

1 year ago

Also, don't mean to post too many comments here, but I have a more casual mizzix deck but really enjoy proliferate cards. The abilities are mediocre but they are cheap ways to race up to the loyalty count you want. Steady Progress, Volt Charge each will only cost you 1 mana in theory. I also quietly like Act of Aggression because stealing a creature is cute, but putting a loyalty counter up for essentially 4 life is an easy price to pay.

lagotripha on BRG Modern Fling Burn

1 year ago

Why green? Surely this is a deck that would rather jam Pentad Prism for that single turn burst damage.

I'd also like to see some more creatures over vines and slip- possibly even Act of Aggression. Lupine Prototype is a solid Lava Axe which can be a creature when you need it. Cards like Keldon Marauders are also solid options, with things like Ball Lightning into thud looking outright terrifying- killing a player from 12 on an empty board.

Cosmic Larva is a big body, and by the time you are leaving it on the battelfield the lands don't matter, so its worth a look. Similarly, Devastating Summons as a 1 or 2 of seems really strong when a game is stalling.

B/R has some flying bricks which are also worth a look- Falkenrath Aristocrat and the like are both good fuel and likely to get an attack in before getting sacced.

Last but by no means least- Whip of Erebos. Big lifelink creatures are good, and graveyard recursion on them is very strong.

MegaMatt13 on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

1 year ago

Totally agree with you about your assessment of Stolen Strategy. It's been a great addition. It just expands the options available for me each turn and is very on theme with using an opponent's weapons against them.

I'm reconsidering my stance on Grab the Reins. I think I've been evaluating it incorrectly. I'm still down on the fact it doesn't untap the stolen creature, but I actually think it's less of a Threaten effect and more of a Backlash effect that then removes the creature after it "backlashes". It gets around indestructible since it sacrifices the target. 7 mana is quite a lot for that effect but it does have the flexibility of being a reasonably costed Act of Aggression in a pinch. I'm thinking of trialing it. What are your thoughts?

Also thinking of trying Master Warcraft as another win con option. I can't remember if you've shared your thoughts on this card before.

DarkStarStorm on Lie, Steal, Cheat, and SURVIVE!

1 year ago

Dack's Duplicate: It's really a choice between that and Sower of Temptation. I'd rather take Sower.

Scourge of the Throne: It's basically just a big dumb beater. I would be choosing between it and Insurrection, and Insurrection is more game winning.

Word of Seizing: It's good, but I prefer repeatable effects. Act of Aggression is close to meriting inclusion, but I did just kick Mark of Mutiny for the same reason of it not being repeatable. I DO like how it turns on Dethrone, however.

Vedalken Orrery: It's...interesting? I don't think that I'm required to play it...but I can see it putting in some amount of work in the deck (along with Leyline of Anticipation).

epajula on Lie, Steal, Cheat, and SURVIVE!

1 year ago

Unspeakable symbol allows you to pump your stuff, and then smash the throne. I'm surprised you don't have Dack's Duplicate, and Scourge of the Throne (You can have multiple instances of Dethrone). Also Word of Seizing, and Act of Aggression because instant speed theft is amazing. BTW you have NO instants. None. That's ridiculous. If you refuse to put instants in, I think you're required to play Vedalken Orrery.

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