Alesha, Who Smiles at Death


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander (2016 Edition) Rare
Fate Reforged 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

Bhaal666 on So I've got two competing ...

1 day ago

I've got two ideas one more or less put together in the form of Divine Decree (still needs lots of work but the deck is put together just need some testing) the other I've barley started Smiling Slugger. Both are stuck in these colors and it is a choice between Alesha, Who Smiles at Death with slug creatures or Queen Marchesa and slug enchantments. There will likely be lots of overlap as both are group slug. I think alesha will be better and more aggressive by pinging everybody and having creatures to attack and block with. Marchesa version I have played in several forms and the downside seems to be that everyone wants me dead and I don't ever seem to have enough creatures. I think I've basically answered this for myself but thoughts? Most the slug decks I've seen are heavy enchant so I'm not sure if a creature version would be as effective at hurting everybody. Winning is not important just speeding up games.

landstalker10 on Growing Angels

1 day ago

Toying with Angel of Invention cards like Tethmos High Priest and Alesha, Who Smiles at Death make this promising idea for board clears.

Tk4890 on Death of a Thousand Pits

1 day ago

I honestly would run Alesha, Who Smiles at Death over Marchesa, given that it lets you reanimate your own stuff.

UnleashedHavok on Steelspike

1 day ago

Hey there Steelspike! Just wanted to drop in and let you know I am a fan of your decks! I have builds of both Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, and Anowon, the Ruin Sage. Alesha is my main lady, and has the biggest financial investment out of all of my decks. I really enjoy playing her, and talking about her so if you like it let me know Alesha, Who is Unfinished. Anowon is just one rude bloodsucker. I really enjoy playing him as well, but haven't pulled him out lately because I have really been enjoying stealing (and destroying) opponents things with Yasova Dragonclaw.

MoonTurtle7 on Interested in aggro for a ...

2 days ago

Honestly Alesha, Who Smiles at Death is one of the strongest, with a low cost and a quick recovery. Ruric Thar, the Unbowed Is another strong one with a control-vibe that can be had. With mana ramp and some heavy hitters. you also have the option of some land destruction. (I'm not a fan of land destrution, but the option is there)

Bhaal666 on Interested in aggro for a ...

2 days ago

saskia is my go to idea of aggro but there is also Horde of Notions, Atogatog, Doran, the Siege Tower, Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, Animar, Soul of Elements, Surrak Dragonclaw, etc. etc.

Personally I really like the idea of Doran, these decks seem to tend more towards combo but there are a lot of high toughness creatures that doran turns into terrifying monsters that come out way too early. turn one drops can have 6 toughness so when doran or a few others are out that 1 drop is a 6/6.... all of your creatures will be huge so burn and combat will usually be pointless.

Taxi on Boros Humans (mostly!) Modern

5 days ago

@SavageGaul Thanks for the kind comments I'm actually fairly new to magic but how many of the Return to the Ranks would you recommend? I'm thinking around 2, more than that might get cloggy. I'm a little worried about running lightning Mauler because I'd be afraid wouldn't draw into enough one drops to pair him with on turn 3 to get the full benefit of the double haste.

I noticed the Inspiring Vantage was a four of in your deck do they work well for you? Would you recommend subbing anything in my land base for them?

I also have gotten recommendations for Ranger of Eos but most games for me are over around turn 3 so I'm unsure if it would be worth investing in since I rarely make it to late game.

I didn't know about Kor Firewalker until I saw it on your sideboard and I LOVE it. How many would you recommend running on a sideboard? It's sided for against burn I assume?

A few other cards I liked in your deck but not sure if they would fit in: Lightning Berserker (this seems like a straight up win condition with enough red), Thraben Inspector (I was considering Mentor of the Meek but I like this a lot) and Alesha, Who Smiles at Death (This just seems like a super troll card oh no you killed my 1/2 drop nah he's fine.)

I also liked your deck a lot since it was just a horde of creatures that your opponent can't really get rid of I might have to experiment with that.

shinobigarth on Many dying humans

1 week ago

Priest of the Blood Rite is amazing if you're using Alesha, Who Smiles at Death (and preferably with a sac outlet), as that's a 5/5 flyer for a measly 2 mana. but obviously thats not the case here. i've paired her up with several of these types of creatures before, and if you're planning to use the demon who eats humans, you'd be better off with another way to bring creatures back besides Lili.

and you definitely want Fatal Push if you can get copies of it.

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