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

Rzepkanut on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 day 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)

6 days ago

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

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

1 week 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.

Flarhoon13 on Erebos' Totally Devoted to Death

1 month ago

Thursday night report, so much mana!

Tonight, finally added Crypt Ghast (replaced Ivory Tower) as I also put in Cabal Stronghold. Wow, amazing! I mean, no duh, right? I had Crypt Ghast most of the game and untapped a turn or two with those newly acquired cards plus Caged Sun and Cabal Coffers. Mike was borrowing my Kynaios and Tyro of Meletis deck and had the Insurrection but that was effectively countered by my Sudden Spoiling. I untapped and attacked, eliminating Arvad the Cursed because Angela's top deck was revealed by Brendon's Daxos of Meletis techy Lantern of Insight to be Urza's Ruinous Blast. After a Corpse Harvester sacrifice, Sheoldred, Whispering One reanimated Gray Merchant of Asphodel for the win. I was drowning in mana for enough turns to have over 20 devotion.

Of course, the previous game was more ignominious as I used Sidisi, Undead Vizier to get Bojuka Bog for Tori's Alesha, Who Smiles at Death deck rather than Cabal Coffers to further my own agenda. She was at a low enough life total I need not have done that. Kothophed, Soul Hoarder was then my final undoing as Tana, the Bloodsower had four swords equipped and enough tokens with a sac outlet to finish me off.

scotchtapedsleeves on The Undying Thieves **Primer**

1 month ago

doc_brietz I'm gonna include Captivating Crew in my next update! Thanks for commenting!

Zehk About Mob Rule, I have other board affecting stealy spells, so I don't think I'll be including that. I might include Custodi Lich though, the card draw would be pretty snazzy and flavourful!

Last_Laugh I don't think Sage of Fables is very usable, I have some wizards but I don't think I have enough to make a big effect, I only have seven. Metallic Mimic could be good though, I think I'll wait for Kaladesh to rotate before I buy though, they're too big in metas right now.

Haste could be good but I don't think I really want to use it THAT much. I might include Anger because I have it in my Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, so I could move it into this deck, not sure about Urabrask the Hidden. Too much hate will happen.

He_Who_Hungers I actually have a Puppeteer Clique, so I might put them in in place of one of the cards that I haven't bought yet, thanks for the help!

Spirits on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

1 month ago

Hi Hodor1,

I love mana rocks, but I want mana accelerators, it doesn't really do this because once I have a legendary it's too late! I won't test this. Trying to T4-T6 win it's too slow. It would be another tutorable rock with Razaketh, the Foulblooded but with Chrome Mox and Mana Crypt I usually have enough, only once I can think of in play that this would have won me the game, often a Mana Crypt into a Sol Ring is enough. Dead draw early so a no.

Last_Laugh,

Both times I managed to draw my Reconnaissance early on, I tutored my Razaketh, the Foulblooded sac'd Kaalia of the Vast and Mother of Runes/Dark Confidant into Reanimate + Buried Alive and won grabbing the Mana Crypt and Chrome Mox and Goblin Bombardment so it wasn't a factor. I drew it later in the game and didn't find it as big a factor, but still handy. I think it's not the card for me, but its awesome, but I usually just tutor Razaketh, the Foulblooded and win, instead of tutoring nasty angels like Avacyn, Angel of Hope or Gisela, Blade of Goldnight. In a muti-pod theres usually someone I can attack and resolve with flying, and assuming I've tutored Razaketh, the Foulblooded already, i'll just sac before blocking damage is assigned anyway. Spectacular card, you should run it, see how you like it. In my Alesha, Who Smiles at Death I couldn't live without it.

I've had mixed feelings about Faithless Looting lately, I know a problem I had was drawing Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and then it's hard to combo, but I drew Karmic Guide and other than being CMC5 I haven't needed it, it can cycle cards to draw some A/D/D to my hand too, but wondering if something like Tormenting Voice but it let's me draw and discard 2, as well as flashback if i'm stalled. Just thought I would share.

MatthijsTreuren on Alesha needs you!

2 months ago

So I build this Alesha, Who Smiles at Death deck. And she needs your help. In my head everything should work but since I'm not that experienced with decks please gimme some tips. Budget is between 100 and 200 dollars. I should add, at this point it's just a bunch of weird combos and infinite triggers. Thanks in advance for any help!!!



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