Alesha, Who Smiles at Death


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander 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

bonsai11943 on [B-R] Minotaur Tribal

3 days ago


Thanks for the suggestions! Will in include Lord of Shatterskull Pass in the maybe pile. I'll see if I can play around with it for prolonged games.

I did consider going down the first strike + deathtouch route, but instead chose to prioritize lords (+1/+1) and trample. That sorta aggro is more my style. I'm actually considering trading my Felhide Petrifier's for Legion Loyalist, Deathrite Shaman or Alesha, Who Smiles at Death (if you check, all minotaur cards there will have a power of 2 in the graveyard!).

Anaba Shaman has too high a casting cost for what I'm comfortable with. If you check my mana curve, I only have two cards at that cost. Wanted a faster minotaur deck that can bring down cards early.

Thanks again for the suggestions!

Mardu_Maniac on Weenies Who Smile At Death

6 days ago

Steffen8910: Thanks for commenting! Arcbound Overseer is really just a huge body that Alesha, Who Smiles at Death can reanimate. I didn't add it for any synergy with the deck, but just solely for it's 6/6 P/T. The fact that it grows is just a bonus! I guess I could use something like Solemn Simulacrum if it's on the field, but that would just be a chance thing.

RayRamos02 I might consider that, but the problem is it is mostly useless without the combo pieces, and people will remove it once they see that Karmic Guide is in the graveyard. 4 combo pieces for a combo is too much in my opinion!

Hyperalgialysis on Edgar Markov

6 days ago

As far as things to cut Alesha, Who Smiles at Death doesn't seem to have a lot of targets. Anything that doesn't seem to produce when you play it can be replaced. The best way to cut cards is to keep some paper with the deck, and everytime you draw a card and wish it was something else write it down. As you play the deck, you will see repeats once you have a card repeat 5 times or so it can go. It is hard to make cuts like this but it seems to be the most efficient way in my experience.

redkhan on Please take a look at ...

1 week ago

Honestly Alesha, Who Smiles at Death is just a better Kaalia in my opinion. She allows you to cheat out creatures just as easily and and doesn't have as bad a restriction. Plus the creatures you would use with Alesha lend to a more controlling deck which you would want against infinite combos.

MiLoTCG on Alesha - Josh Kim | Game Knights #3

1 week ago

The most common win-con is to go infinite with Karmic Guide and Reveillark. The idea is to get Reveillark and/or both in the graveyard, swing with Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, pay for her trigger and bring back Karmic Guide, which brings back Reveillark. You then want to sacrifice Reveillark with some type of outlet, like Goblin Bombardment, Ashnod's Altar or as seen in the video, Viscera Seer and when it dies, you bring back one other creature and Karmic Guide, which brings back the Reveillark again. Repeat the loop over and over until you win. With Goblin Bombardment, you can do infinite damage. With Ashnod's Altar, you can make infinite colorless mana. If you have one red open as well, you could play something like Fireball and kill everyone in one shot. Another way is to have that one other creature you bring back with Reveillark be Murderous Redcap, which again creates infinite damage or Solemn Simulacrum, which can draw cards until you find what you need. There's plenty of ways to go infinite with Alesha but the ones I listed first are probably the most common and easiest. Hope this helped.

TheFanatic on 2Powerful | Alesha Combo

2 weeks ago

@Mardu_Maniac I hate to break it to you, but the interaction between Strionic Resonator and Master of Cruelties actually doesn't work that way. If you copy its triggered ability, it will just put the player Master of Cruelties is attacking to one again. You can change targets with Strionic Resonator, but the triggered ability on Master of Cruelties doesn't target.

I'm also not sure why you'd run Illusionist's Bracers in your deck. Alesha, Who Smiles at Death's reanimation effect is a triggered ability (which you can copy with Strionic Resonator), but not an activated ability. The same goes for the Master of Cruelties trigger. Illusionist's Bracers does not work with either one.

GC79 on Nekusar, The Helpless (Help Needed)

2 weeks ago

Hi Hiotoko, Thank you so much for all this help you're giving me, it means a lot!The reason I don't have Liliana's Caress in there is honestly because I don't know what to take out for it.Same with the other cards you've suggested, it took me ages to decide what to take out for them.My playgroup consists of a lot of creatures, we have Alesha, Who Smiles at Death,The Gitrog Monster and Daxos of Meletis and so on, with a couple of decks that rely on infinite combos such as Riku of Two Reflections

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