Ashen Rider

Ashen Rider

Creature — Archon


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

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Ashen Rider Discussion

drakeswarm on G/B Constellation

3 hours ago

So Grim Guardian doesn't strike me as very good in Standard. He's probably good for one ping a turn, which is only going to amount to so much in the course of a game before he dies. Maybe sideboard them for aggro b/c of his 4 Toughness. I'm also thinking Sylvan Caryatid would be good somewhere in here. Also think that Hero's Downfall should be mainboard, since nearly every deck is going to have a target for it, and your deck is lacking hard removal otherwise.

Waste Not is not a good card even with Constellation and Side-boarding Discard spells. And if the curve isn't working out for whatever reason, try Commune with the Gods over Kruphix's Insight . The 3-mana slot's already pretty heavy with 4 Coursers, Grim Guardians & Heralds. Nyx Weaver is a pretty decent Enchantment Creature that can get a lost Whip or something back from your grave.

Watch out for Green decks, b/c cards like Reclamation Sage and Back to Nature hose your deck after sideboarding, and alot of people are running Erase in their sideboards too. Anafenza, the Foremost is a pretty bad card for you too.

Definitely get a single copy of Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and replace a swamp with it, just for that added fixing.

I think the biggest problem I see is that your deck almost never wants to attack, except with Doomwake & Herald, and doesn't go on the offense often, so it can get outpaced by cards like Wingmate Roc and Prognostic Sphinx . Maybe add a little more offense to the main or side-board. Something like Rakshasa Deathdealer is hard to kill and threatens a good number of decks early on. Spiteful Returned can be pretty decent too, and triggers Constellation. Also, Pharika, God of Affliction is awesome in this sort of deck just because of her Spider effect, which triggers constellation, and sometimes she'll be a 5/5 indestructible. Maybe Erebos, God of the Dead too?

As far as removal goes, Hero's Downfall and Bile Blight are great, but Murderous Cut has been fantastic for me, and often comes out for one mana without exiling anything important from your grave. Drown in Sorrow is pretty much necessary sideboard too against Mardu and Mono-red decks.

One awkward fancy thing you can do in this deck that I've seen just straight-out win a game is to run a single copy of Ashen Rider and hope it ends up in the graveyard as a target for Whip or Rescue. Same goes for Hornet Queen , which is often enough to win too. Maybe test 'em out, I dunno if they make a final cut though.

calderstrake on Junkyard Revival

14 hours ago

Added Siege Rhino , Magister of Worth , and Ashen Rider .

This deck is so busted in multiplayer now.

Jumanji on Teysa, the Martyr Queen

3 days ago

Also, I'd take out Angel of Despair out for Ashen Rider . Just my 2 cents.

TheWanderer123 on Orzhov Control

6 days ago

Ok, thank you for your input, +1 Utter End , -1 Devouring Light , -1 Ashen Rider , +1 Resolute Archangel . I like Ashen Rider too much to completely get rid of it, though I somewhat agree with you, I do like it as a late game beater. Murderous Cut I think can help you out too many times do get rid of 2 even though it does clash with Empty the Pits , Ill just have to be more thoughtful on my Murderous Cut . What do you think about that?

Dark_Aves on Orzhov Control

6 days ago

Murderous Cut is taking away graveyard from Empty the Pits preventing you from taking full advantage of it, Ashen Rider as a finisher is underwhelming, mostly because of the high cost, and Devouring Light seems sub par to Utter End because utter end has instant speed Recommend:-3 Devouring Light +3 Utter End -2 Murderous Cut +2 Brimaz, King of Oreskos -2 Ashen Rider +2 Resolute Archangel (still a high cost, but more of a return by bringing you back up to 20 life)

gumbogogo on Orzhov Control

1 week ago

I'd say you either use Ashen Rider or Wingmate Roc , not both. Not to mention that the raid trigger will be incredibly hard to pull off with only 4 creatures that can attack by turn 5 (and they are 0/5)

xarop_pa_toss on 2014-10-29 update of Carpe Diem

1 week ago

I'm running an Abzan Reanimator with Endless Obedience and some cards you have around here too. I did Golgari but found that the white removal was really helpful so I put it in too, That and Ashen Rider and Siege Rhino

augustxd on Abzan Mid Planes

1 week ago

I don't like Anafenza, the Foremost and polukranos. I would rather play Courser of Kruphix and Wingmate Roc .

The Siege Rhino works well with Whip of Erebos but that is pretty much it. Anafenza, the Foremost and polukranos does have high power which can help you with gaining life, but I would rather use enter the battlefield abilities with the whip. Wingmate Roc has a raid trigger (enter the battlefield) which can give you a 3/4 flyer with the whip or a hit for 3 and gaining you 4 life in the air.

Whip of Erebos is usually a card for aggro and reanimator. Your deck seems to be a bit in the middle. I would change the deck to become more aggressive or more lategame so that you either reanimate large creatures like Ashen Rider or you reanimate smaller threats like Heir of the Wilds and Rakshasa Deathdealer

I don't like the risk of playing 2 Whip of Erebos . Play another Sorin, Solemn Visitor instead? Price

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Normal Foil
2.13 TIX 9.0 TIX
Power / Toughness 5/5
Color(s) Black White
Cost 4WWBB
Converted cost 8
Avg. draft pick 2.53
Avg. cube pick 1.68


Format Legality
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal

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Set Rarity
Theros Mythic Rare

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