Alesha, Who Smiles at Death


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

Kjartan on Bomat Terror

2 weeks ago

Well, if you want a good boros aggro deck, you can always just play a classic burn shell. Eidolon of the Great Revel makes burn one of the best decks in the modern format. And it's probably the best pure aggro deck.

They usually look something along the lines of this: Boros Burn

But if you want to keep a build close to this, that would be perfectly fine. Bomat Courier is a really good card, and I'm not faulting you for building around it, and although Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle is a really bad card, I think you've got a nice idea with her.

If you do want to continue with this deck style, I suggest you get a better mana base, with lands like Inspiring Vantage , Sacred Foundry , Arid Mesa , or/and Clifftop Retreat .

Lightning Bolt and Lightning Helix should be you burn spells of choice, giving you some reach to kill early creatures and go face when the opportunity to kill comes around.

Path to Exile is the premium cath-all creature removal spell in white.

If you want to continue on playing with Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle , you should probably include Faithless Looting to get some good setups with her.

Brimaz, King of Oreskos could also be pretty good, being both a cast trigger, and good card to retrun, (but you probably should't include more than 1 copy)

Same is true for Alesha, Who Smiles at Death

Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip could also be good here, at which point, you could be looking at a legit Mox Amber deck

multimedia on So I'm making Aristocrats W/o ...

2 weeks ago

Hey, what's your budget for the deck? For instance Demonic Tutor or Diabolic Intent or Diabolic Tutor ? What tier of cards are you planning for the deck?

Alesha, Who Smiles at Death is a good Commander for the aristocrat strategy since she can reanimate creature sac outlets or reanimate creature sac fodder each turn. She can combine the aristocrat strategy with reanimation which is strong. She can be Rakdos, but her true color identity is Mardu. Don't have to play white with her however, but do have the option.

hkhssweiss on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

3 weeks ago

DiverDown: I love Alesha, Who Smiles at Death , she is one of my pet favorite cards. I feel you though on the playing same commanders in the play group though, it's why I don't build certain commanders. Anafenza is lit though, and hatebears route is definitely hard to fight back on!

Oh this deck list that I originally built for Darky is slowly creeping up to one of my favorites and most likely will built it soon. May I ask for all of your perspective on it?

Teysa of Undying Souls

Commander / EDH* hkhssweiss


I'm going heavy into reanimation route but with recurring effects

DiverDown on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

3 weeks ago

After building Tasigur I looked back at the rest of the Khans and honestly Anafenza, the Foremost Hatebears would be really good in my meta, so I think I'm gonna build her next. Alesha, Who Smiles at Death is a close second, but Mardu isn't a color combination I'm very comfortable with tbh and someone in my playgroup just started piloting her. Grave Hate is something that would be devastating in my meta, so I'm leaning towards Ana quite a bit. Be on the lookout fellas, I'm probably going to post a list here in the next couple of days.

Russ1981 on Does Alesha see Mortivore as ...

3 weeks ago

If I have Mortivore in my graveyard, does Alesha, Who Smiles at Death see it as having 0 power since it's not in play yet?

NoOneOfConsequence on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

1 month ago

Seriously, you're telling me Alesha, Who Smiles at Death , who can only recur one creature on your turn that has to attack, and you have to pay 2 mana and attack with her, and Dralnu, Lich Lord , who's also 5 mana, comes with a huuuuuge drawback, and can only recur 1 instant or sorcery by default (and then it's gone), and friggin' Ambassador Laquatus are better than the commander that can draw cards, filter other people's draws, force everyone to discard, remove their graveyards, and so on on everyone else's turn? Give me a fucking break.

I swear, If your heads were any further up your elitist asses sometimes, you could almost tell your fucking vocal chords to hold priority.

hungry000 on Dark Purple

1 month ago

Hard-casting Master of Cruelties is too slow and is very easily disrupted in modern; instead, you should play it with Alesha, Who Smiles at Death. First you dump Master of Cruelties in your graveyard somehow (like with Cathartic Reunion, Tormenting Voice, Collective Brutality) then you play Alesha and attack with her. After activating her ability, Master of Cruelties comes back already attacking (the "can only attack alone" clause on it doesn't apply since it wasn't technically declared as an attacker), sets the opponent's life total to 1, then Alesha kills them.

If you add , you can play Kaalia of the Vast as a backup way to cheat Master of Cruelties into play. These two combos can be sped up with Simian Spirit Guide, Desperate Ritual, and Pyretic Ritual.

DrukenReaps on Looking at Stats

1 month ago

So I was looking through the All Time list on EDHRec and noticed that out of them 3 are Mardu. No other combination has this much of a presence on the All Time list.

Now these three are Kaalia of the Vast, Queen Marchesa, and Alesha, Who Smiles at Death. They are all powerful cards. But the only thing that separates them from Boros is .

Boros is the color combination that gets shit on the most but I guess if you add black all your problems are solved? I mean Boros gets more shit than mono-white or mono-red...

Just something I observed and found funny really.

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