Ambuscade

Ambuscade

Instant

Target creature you control gts +1/+0 until end of turn. It deals damage equal to its power to target creature an opponent controls.

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Set Rarity
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Pauper Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Limited Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Unformat Legal
Historic Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal

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Ambuscade Discussion

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Based on Alpha Brawl and Ram Through/Mutant's Prey/Rabid Bite/Ambuscade:

Ascendancy of Brawn

Sorcery

Put X +1/+1 counters on the creature you control with the highest power, then it deals damage equal to its power to each other creature.


I'd like a blue removal rare

Khaleid on Plated Crusher

3 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions lonesentinel and Podkomorka.
To make room for Ambuscade, Band Together, Lignify, Ram Through (which is strictly better than Pounce), and Unnatural Aggression, I decided to drop the Primal Druid as suggested, as well as the Viridian Emissary (which does basically the same thing).
Not feeling comfortable going down to 35 lands, I opted to only drop Khalni Garden, and both Forge of Heroes and Opal Palace (as I rarely need to recast my commander).

Alkadron on Ramp IS Voltron

4 months ago

It kinda looks like your deck just loses unconditionally to pacifism.

The amount of ramp you have is tremendous, but you have exactly one payoff for it. Your curve ends at five..... and it's a ramp spell.

Also, a lot of your "ramp" is... kinda bad. Cards that put lands into your hand (e.g., Civic Wayfinder and Borderland Ranger) don't really ramp you, and cards that put lands into play from your hand (e.g., Arboreal Grazer and Walking Atlas) just run you out of cards-in-hand quickly and then do nothing. Combining them is only OK.

I would cut both of those kinds of cards and add a lot more control, interaction, and big-mana payoffs.

Consider the utility of:

(These are just examples from each category, there are plenty more of each kind if you want them. You'll have to playtest to get the balance right.)

Tzefick on TwoKinds + MTG = This

9 months ago

shadow63 What card? Savage Punch ? That's a fight effect. I would say the first card I have known as one-sided fights is Crush Underfoot and a more flexible version in Soul's Fire . The first green version was Rabid Bite in Shadows over Innistrad.

Others that followed in green: Aggressive Instinct (from the global series), Ambuscade , Band Together , Clear Shot , Combo Attack , Moonlight Hunt and Nissa's Judgment .

I don't think there's a consensus on what this effect should be called.

GamingInTheDark on B/G Fun with deathtouch (3-1 at FNM)

10 months ago

I like the concept that you're going for here. I got a few ideas to help improve the deck. I do love me a good list so sorry if this post seems a bit long.

To get the obvious thing out of the way I think you should improve the mana base ever so slightly. Just throw in some Overgrown Tomb and maybe a set of Woodland Cemetery and call it a day.

I would take out Gnarlwood Dryad and put in a Foulmire Knight . You don't have a consistent way of turning on delirium so Gnarlwood Dryad is just gonna be a 1/1 deathtoucher (and nothing else) for most of the game if not all of it. Foulmire Knight at least gives the versatility of giving you card draw and/or providing a deathtoucher.

I like Ambuscade and Clear Shot as cards but since Clear Shot is an inherently better card (because it gives +1/+1 rather than +1/+0) you should be running 4 of it before you start adding copies of Ambuscade .

Moving on to the sideboard, I think you should drop Dissenter's Deliverance in favor of Return to Nature . You lose the cycling ability but gain the power to answer not only artifacts but also enchantments and graveyard strategies.

Would also take out the Majestic Myriarch and throw in a copy of Blossoming Defense to round out your playset and make fighting removal based decks easier.

Between the deck currently consisting of 19 deathtouchers (23 if you count Hissing Quagmire ) and 7 one-sided fight spells the deck has no shortage of creature removal. Because you're in black you should have at least some level of hand disruption for when you end up fighting either control or combo decks. To this end, I would go down some number of the Grasp of Darkness / Dead Weight / Fatal Push in your side and replace them with Thoughtseize (Or Duress if you don't feel like paying $120+ on those).

Podkomorka on Plated Crusher

1 year ago

You MUST have:

You can make room by taking the above tips and removing lands down to 35 as well as removing a random card that doesnt really fit the deck like Primal Druid and that should make room.

_Delta_ on Don't Look Into Their Eyes!

1 year ago

Hello, i'm sorry for the delay in responding here. Anyways here are the changes I would make:

Ambuscade for Golgari Locket

Slagwurm Armor for Sol Ring

Pounce for Golgari Signet

Prey Upon for Deathcap Cultivator

Noble Quarry for Sheoldred, Whispering One

Grappling Hook for Vraska the Unseen

Ochran Assassin for Reaper of the Wilds

Bonds of Mortality for Phyrexian Obliterator ? :)

Golgari Findbroker for Treasured Find

Explosive Vegetation for Circuitous Route (If you add in my suggestion of Golgari Guildgate then this is a good reason to make this switch).

Swamp for Hythonia the Cruel as you have 1-2x many lands I think and also are a little low on creatures.

Cut 3x Forests and 5x Swamps for these: Command Tower , Golgari Rot Farm , Woodland Cemetery , Tainted Wood , Overgrown Tomb , Hissing Quagmire , Temple of Malady , Blooming Marsh , Jungle Hollow , Golgari Guildgate , Blighted Woodland , Temple of the False God , Llanowar Wastes , Bojuka Bog . (I gave you more than 10 choices here so you have options at varying prices, choose whichever 10 or even more that you would be willing to include here, keep in mind also that I have ordered them based on my most recommended to least, but all are fine choices here).

I have to get going for now, but I hope that you will find all of this useful, and let me know what you think of these changes!

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