Alesha, Who Smiles at Death

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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

daminalaskarov on i need some creatures for ...

1 day ago

Hi i am making a voltron commander deck becouse my current Alesha, Who Smiles at Death deck isn't fair to play against. i am making a voltron deck but i am looking for some extra creatures with a bunch of keywords on them like double strike or pro-color and al of that. does anyone know any white creatures with a bunch of keywords?? I am looking for stuff like Akroma, Angel of Wrath becouse of the keywords.

scotchtapedsleeves on Najeela Legends EDH

5 days ago

Hey! Love the deck, I only see 5 creatures that can be revived with Alesha, Who Smiles at Death's ability. I would take her out unless you want to add in Master of Cruelties and maybe Kaalia of the Vast for alternate wincons?

scotchtapedsleeves on **RWBY**

1 week ago

I have a lot of fun with my Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, here if you want reference

Also maybe Edgar Markov or Licia, Sanguine Tribune or really just any mardu vamp from C17

My personal favourite of those is Mathas, Fiend Seeker

Then theres always Zurgo Helmsmasher

Reshaper on Gorgeous Girls theme brainstorm

4 weeks ago

Ill try to keep budget low, I dont know how good you want this deck to be, but we can definitely make it pretty nasty on a budget aside from mana base. I personally think you should focus on B/W/R This gives you good draw, good stax peices, and extra combat turns. Some of these cards have alternate prints that are a bit cheaper. But i think this is a good start

Alesha, Who Smiles at Death Hidden commander

Creature based card draw Mentor of the Meek Mindblade Render

Looting Faithless Looting Cathartic Reunion

Add in a reanimate package Animate Dead Life are some very inexpensive ones.

Combat turns Combat Celebrant Breath of FuryAggravated Assault maybe Relentless Assault Savage Beating World at War Seize the Day

Hate bear Warriors Ash Zealot Aven Mindcensor Tymaret, the Murder KingShisato, Whispering Hunter

Other hate bears Grand Abolisher Harsh Mentor Hope of Ghirapur

Removal Swords to Plowshares Nature's Claim add in more once you find color pie focus

Mana Fellwar Stone Sol Ring Chromatic Lantern Maybe some signets when you figure out what colors your'e focusing on

Artifacts Swiftfoot Boots Lightning Greaves for sure, since you care about attacking, you want to be able to attack as quickly as possible, and be able to protect your most useful attack triggers

Meekstone Since you get untap effects, should really help slow others down. Add in some other stax peices as you get budget if you want to keep tuning it, but alot of good stax cards are a little higher costed

t3hdarkness on Warriors, come out to play

1 month ago

I second Nature's Will and Druids' Repository and add Sword of Feast and Famine and Bear Umbra. If you want to go infinite with Cryptolith Rite add in Ahn-Crop Champion or Reconnaissance. Reconnaissance also has the added effect of avoiding combat.

If you want warriors with excellent attack triggers, take a look at Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, Arashin Foremost, Blood-Chin Rager, Brutal Hordechief, really all the warriors from Tarkir and Amonkhet. There's also some really cool equipment like Blade of Selves and Helm of the Host that will help.

Rzepkanut on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 month ago

If you pay full cost you aren't cheating anymore, right? Isareth is cool, but being monocolored she won't become a premier reanimation strategy commander I don't think. I would rather run Karador, Ghost Chieftain or Muldrotha, the Gravetide 10 out of 10 times for such a strategy, but she could be cool in the 99 of a deck that wants to reanimate cheap creatures over and over. She's kind of like a backup Alesha, Who Smiles at Death. Adding to the critical mass of reanimation creatures like Alesha: Sun Titan, Devoted Crop-Mate, Bishop of Rebirth, etc. could be a cool angle for an army that never dies. I don't think it's going to make many waves in the format personally. I like Whisper, Blood Liturgist better as a card and you don't often see those decks.

plusARGON on Mono-Red Battle Cry (It's EXPLOSIVE)

1 month ago

Any room or consideration for Alesha, Who Smiles at Death?

babushkasara on Attack of the Horde (EDH Tribal Series #9)

2 months ago

Najeela is super sweet. My roommate recently built a deck that doesn't emphasize her activated ability, but it still has some good warrior options.

One thing I notice immediately is that your mana curve is relatively high. If you have enough low-cost creatures for it be worth it, Alesha, Who Smiles at Death can be warrior-based recursion. Aven Wind Guide boosts Najeela's tokens, literally. Brighthearth Banneret is great Warrior ramp. Did you know Champion of Lambholt is a warrior? Also Mindblade Render, Rushblade Commander, and definitely Thrasher Brute from Battlebond.

You don't have any enchantment/artifact removal, so I'd suggest adding a Nature's Claim or even Aura Shards. Honestly, I don't think Insidious Will or Settle the Wreckage are necessary. The deck isn't trying to be a control deck and with all the ways to give your chump blockers vigilance, being attacked isn't a problem.

You also need more draw power. Skullclamp is where it's at. Bident of Thassa is also nice. Obelisk of Urd and Door of Destinies can buff all your warriors.

Aggravated Assault is unnecessary. Bear Umbra only works on the one creature it's attached to. Consider Beastmaster Ascension, Fervor, Intangible Virtue, Parallel Lives, and the "safe" Coat of Arms, Shared Animosity.

Skyshroud Claim isn't good in a 5 color deck and Genesis Wave isn't what the deck is wanting to do. Consider Harvest Season for ramp and things like Blasphemous Act, Dreadbore, and Hull Breach for more removal.

I'm not gonna say much about the land base other than you absolutely need at least some basics. Strip Mine is a thing and so is Blood Moon. Also, Unclaimed Territory and Path of Ancestry.

I don't love Hazezon Tamar because he's so slow and also cost-prohibitive for most people. Dakkon Blackblade isn't worth his mana cost compared to other warrior options you have available. I'm not a fan of using the experience counter commanders in the 99 (Ezuri) because they never seem impactful enough while they're around. I think there's better/cheaper options to replace Jazal that aren't so white heavy. Rubblebelt Raiders only benefits itself.

To summarize: make the deck more synergistic with warriors that support all warriors rather than just themselves, add more card draw, add more removal, focus on the goal of the deck.

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