Alesha, Who Smiles at Death


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Fate Reforged (FRF) Rare

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Alesha, Who Smiles at Death

Legendary Creature — Human Warrior

First strike

Whenever Alesha, Who Smiles at Death attacks, you may pay . If you do, return target creature card with power 2 or less from your graveyard to the battlefield tapped and attacking.

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Alesha, Who Smiles at Death Discussion

chosenone124 on Scion + Master of Cruelties

1 day ago

If this connects, they will die.

This is a well known interaction between Alesha, Who Smiles at Death and Master of Cruelties. There isn't a significant difference between that and the Scion technique you mentioned.

Bezter on Frankly, my dear, I don't give a demon.

6 days ago

ACDAMAN Thank you! Mardu is great:)

Alesha, Who Smiles at Death was actually one of my first commanders. I then moved to Zurgo Helmsmasher, and now I have him and Kaalia. I'll check out your deck!

bobgar on Modern Mardu Warriors Tribal

1 week ago

Unicornsareevil I think lightning bolts are pretty good and probably worth it over something. Maybe the bushwhackers or maybe Honored Crop-Captain or Glory-Bound Initiate. It gives you early game removal and another route for finishing off your opponent. The only reason I don't run them (or other removal) is its hard to make the mana work. I only run 5 red sources when it comes to casting non-creature spells. It looks like you run 7, which isn't quite as bad but its still pretty low. The Ancient Ziggurats really make non-creature spells tricky for me so I try to only run them in white where I have 10 sources. Unfortunately I had to pass on Path to Exile to keep the deck budget.

I think whether the bushwhackers are worth it or not over something like Goblin Wardriver, Painful Truths, or Alesha, Who Smiles at Death depends on how fast you want the deck to play. The bushwhackers make the deck faster giving the deck higher burst potential where as wardriver is more sustained damage. Painful truths and Alesha are both nice card advantage, but they slow down the aggro plan. In general those choices push your version to be slower but have a slightly better mid-game plan.

ACDAMAN on Licia, the Voltron Succubus

1 week ago

Alesha, Who Smiles at Death for more recursion? I like! +1!

multimedia on ACDAMAN

2 weeks ago

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An [[Alesha, Who Smiles at Death]] reanimator deck. The first installment of my graveyard toolbox deck series!

Looking to refine it with some of the newest cards from Ixalan along with other low power cards! Also need some cards that will help this deck play a longer game without people just ignoring me.

Thanks for viewing!


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RazortoothMtg on Old, Hidden Gems in EDH

3 weeks ago

Nice ones so far! Ebonblade Reaper looks sweet in an Alesha, Who Smiles at Death deck, so you skip the attack trigger.

toastySmorc on What We Do In The Shadows (Edgar Markov EDH)

1 month ago

Ok, here are my opinions. I run a Vampire edh too so if you'd like to check that out it's called Danse Macabre.

1) Ashnod's Altar is a good addition. I would drop Black Market for it. This is because you really could use a sac outlet in this kind of deck. If you do decide to add this, add a Rout for a quick Board Clear.

2) Alesha, Who Smiles at Death is hidden OP in this deck. You can repeatedly bring back your Rakish Heirs and Vampire Nighthawks for some seriously powerful board swings.

3) Take out Falkenrath Noble. Personally I don't like him at all. Too slow and does the same thing Blood Artist does.

4) Mentor of the Meek is very powerful with Edgar, because every token is a draw. Technically a worse Skullclamp but still very good to have. Otherwise, Chandra Ablaze is also good for refilling your hand if you run out.

UnleashedHavok on Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker Binary v1.4

1 month ago

I gotta say tacosalad..... I do not understand why I am the only one to have upvoted this gem you have. I really like the different approach you have taken with Shirei, and am heavily considering building this deck after I finish my Neheb, the Eternal build. It's funny you mention Alesha, Who Smiles at Death in your description because she is my main deck. I have been building around, and slightly struggling, with the Fate Reforged legendary humans for the past year. I really like them. The issue I have been running into is that they are all 3 color generals, and I've been struggling with balancing the colors.

Anyway... back on target. I know that she is not recurrable with Shirei, but I think it is a definite synergy with the deck; Minister of Pain. It's surprising just how many combo enabling creatures are just 1 toughness. This creature can shut down a lot of strategies, not to mention the obvious take-down of most token decks.

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