Ashen Rider


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Theros (THS) Mythic Rare

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Ashen Rider

Creature — Archon


When Ashen Rider enters the battlefield or dies, exile target permanent.

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Ashen Rider Discussion

Wel5 on AEthermage's Idea

1 day ago

@LoneCrusader399 yea thats an argument ;) I will include Ashen Rider

LoneCrusader399 on AEthermage's Idea

2 days ago

If you are cheating creatures into play, I have to imagine Ashen Rider would be better than Angel of Despair

Kjartan on Mono Blue Living End

4 days ago

Maybe Ashen Rider instead of Angel of Despair. And maybe also Iona, Shield of Emeria.

andywontdie on Render Unto Ayli

1 week ago

It's a good start, but I see some room for improvement. Some suggestions:

Erebos, God of the Dead : for card draw, life gain denial and a beefy indestructible blocker.

Tree of Perdition : Beefy blocker, could be a win-con and become a much bigger blocker.

Test of Endurance : Straight up win-con.

Archangel of Thune: Pumps up all your creatures when you gain life and has lifelink. Almost a win-con by itself.

Serra Ascendant: Immediately a 6/6 Lifelink flyer when you put em down, and can be a win-con early enough in the game.

Ordeal of Heliod: Puts counters on your creatures, gains you 10 life and since you're already running Sun Titan, has recursion.

True Conviction : Doublestrike and lifelink to all your creatures. Nuff Said.

Approach of the Second Sun: Gains you life and is an looming win-con that will have your opponents counting cards.

Treasury Thrull: Extort and has the ability to recur from your graveyard.

Righteous Confluence : A versatile options card, bare minimum, you gain 15 life for 5 mana.

Alhammarret's Archive : Double life gain and card draw...why not?

Elixir of Immortality : Your backup panic button if things go south. 5 life and rescue your graveyard.

Chalice of Life  Flip : Gain life on one side, 5 to opponents on the other.

Vault of the Archangel : A backup means to gain life and possibly gain control of board state. Also shows if your opponents are paying attention to all of your board state.

As far as swaps go:

Fumigate to replace Day of Reckoning it may be benefit you more to have a clean slate and gain life. Necromantic Selection may also be a good choice here too.

Gift of Immortality to replace Indestructibility -- I like Gift better as it works really well with ETB triggers, especially if it's life gain related and works great with...

Panharmonicon : A card I have really been enjoying since it's release. Works great with stuff like your Sun Titan, and Ashen Rider, or Angel of Despair. Also pairs really nicely with Mimic Vat if you got room.

Just some ideas from my experience play ultra life gain. Have fun!

n0bunga on Play Chess With the Devil

2 weeks ago

Austin_Smith_of_Cards That's not exactly what was expressed. The idea is to dredge at the beginning of Turn 2, as we would have discarded our hand to Phantasmagorian. Suppose we've something like Nether Traitor in hand, and we organize our discard so that it's in its proper spot to reanimate, and we have a Golgari Grave-Troll to dredge our draw step. This potentially dredges the Narcos and Amalgams, as well as our flashback cards. At this point, at Bridge from Below will be in the yard, so we've sent Narcos to the battlefield, which trigger the Amalgams, but the idea here is to use the tokens produced with the copy(or copies) of the enchantment to flashback Dread Return targeting Balustrade to mill the deck. Now all 4 enchantments are in the grave, meaning 1 instance of sacrifice = 4 tokens. So 1/4 Narcomoebas make 4 Zombie tokens which can be used for Flayer of the Hatebound as our primary wincon.

To answer your question - you don't, technically. But they deal 12 on impact at the beginning of your end step with Flayer in play. To protect you from milling to death Whirlpool Rider was in this list, and now I don't know what happened to it, lol. I think I was testing Ashen Rider as another strong target to reanimate.

Steelspike on More combo help!

3 weeks ago

To expand on luther's suggestions, if you add the Karmic Guide/Reveillark combo, be sure to add Animate Dead/Entomb/Buried Alive type cards along with Ashen Rider and Brago, King Eternal.

Also, something I missed before was Mycosynth Lattice/Darksteel Forge with Brago and Strionic Resonator for infinite etb's...

Darkshadow327 on Blood Tax Payments are Due

1 month ago

I will have to take this into consideration.

Harvester of Souls is here because it is awesome synergy with Teysa. I don't actually remember why Gift of Orzhova is in here, and I had more recursion at one point with a plan to just keep casting Ashen Rider and Angel of Despair over and over again. As with Suture Priest, now that I think about it it probably wouldn't do that well unless against a token deck.

These were some good cut ideas, I probably wouldn't have thought of it. Thanks!

cdkime on Blood Tax Payments are Due

1 month ago

Here are some of my considerations for what to cut:

Gift of Orzhova: Not sure how much this adds to your deck. You have a number of other methods of gaining life, and I do not think the additional evasion/lifelink is all that helpful.

You have a number of large creatures, all of which are pretty solid in their own right. However, I think the volume of high costed creatures might be a tad problematic. I would probably consider cutting a couple of them. Granted, I have not playedtested your deck sufficiently to see what provides the least utility. Here is what I would consider, but you should adjust based on your own experiences.

I am not sure about Harvester of Souls adds that much here--drawing cards is always nice, but you have a lot more exile effects than destroy ones.

Ashen Rider and Angel of Despair provides powerful, evasive bodies, but they lack lifelink synergies and are a tad expensive to cast.

Oh, and while looking at your list for things to cut, I thought of another suggestion: Suture Priest.

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