Ashes to Ashes

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH 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
Masters Edition III (ME3) Uncommon
Fifth Edition (5ED) Uncommon
Fourth Edition (4ED) Uncommon
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Uncommon
The Dark (DRK) Common

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Ashes to Ashes

Sorcery

Exile two target nonartifact creatures. Ashes to Ashes deals 5 damage to you.

Latest as Commander

Ashes to Ashes Discussion

Deadpoo111 on $30 Chainer

2 days ago

I agree with jordanalessi effects like Wanderer's Twig and Traveler's Amulet are great turn one plays that will let you keep up on land drops and stop you from flooding. I also love Ashes to Ashes , it's such efficient removal for budget decks

However, Barren Moor and Polluted Mire are good lands but if the budget can't fit them, they're definitely not worth slotting out non lands. Ghoulcaller's Bell is a must have for sure though.

jordanalessi on $30 Chainer

3 days ago

triproberts12, thanks for looking at the deck and for all your suggestions! I am trying to keep this list as close to $30 as possible, so unfortunately a lot of your suggestions won't make it into the list.

I've used both Dark Prophecy and Grim Haruspex effects in Chainer, and they are great! I've never seen Midnight Reaper before, so thanks for showing him to me.

Like you suggested, Ghoulcaller's Bell could be a great turn one drop. Thanks!

The reason I run Ashes to Ashes is because it hits two creatures and can deal with indestructible nonsense. I like Mark of the Oni because even if I don't have a demon out to keep the steal, I prob have a sac outlet out to sac the stolen creature (which also deals with indestructibles). You're right about Mortuary Mire being a little weird. I'd be ok with or without that card in Chainer. I actually LOVE Wanderer's Twig -type cards in all my non-green budget decks. They are a turn one play that thins the deck and makes sure I hit all my land drops. I've built a lot of $30 decks, and I find that securing land drops is one of the best things a budget deck can do in its first few turns.

triproberts12 on $30 Chainer

3 days ago

I would add cards that give you advantage through all the sacrificing and creature removal you have going on. Dark Prophecy would be my first add, and you might be able to pretty easily trade for a $3 Midnight Reaper , being from a currently printed set, and if Grave Pact and Dictate of Erebos are too pricey, Butcher of Malakir and Grim Haruspex could be good substitutes, especially since you have the means to reanimate him after a wrath. Black Market is a pretty unique effect, although Revel in Riches is a good win-con, if not as powerful on the mana-source side.

I would also look into adding Bojuka Bog . You might also want a little mill to speed things up, since you're light on win conditions. Dread Summons is a good late-game punch, while Ghoulcaller's Bell could be a good turn-1 play for a deck without a lot of early plays. It That Betrays could be a good win condition, too, if you're forcing sacrifices.

As for cuts, I don't think you have enough demons to consistently turn on Mark of the Oni . I would reconsider Ashes to Ashes , since you want reanimation targets, not to exile creatures. Mortuary Mire is a little weird, since you like to play things on the cheap from the yard, if anything, it's working backwards against what your deck wants to be doing. Wanderer's Twig and Traveler's Amulet . I feel like I'm missing something, but it makes no sense to me. Armillary Sphere , less so, but I would run Myriad Landscape and Isolated Watchtower first.

RoaringBunny on Mikaeus's Eclipse

3 weeks ago

I also have a mono-black edh deck that aims to win via Liliana's Contract if you want to check it out. My deck:


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The primary suggestion I have for yours would be to increase removal. I like Murderous Cut , Go for the Throat , Dismember , Ashes to Ashes , and Sever the Bloodline to name a few.

Exsanguinate and Torment of Hailfire are fun, potentially game winning, mana sinks.

illusivehaze on Yahenni, Undying Partisan EDH

3 weeks ago

Hey! Nice deck, I also have a Yahenni deck and I have a few low budget cards that i think would be great for your deck. First card that I think is a must for Yahenni is Spawning Pit this card over performs every time I put it out. It's another sacrifice outlet and it doubles as a token generator, it's amazing. Another great sac outlet is Sadistic Hypnotist its my favorite card in my list and has let me win countless games by virtually locking others out of the game outside of topdecking. Helm of Possession is another favorite card of mine, i still cant believe it cost less then 5 dollars.

I would put in Plaguecrafter over merciless executioner, same price but better effect.

I think you also want more token generators, ones that I like that you dont have are Noosegraf Mob for a best budget option, Hangarback Walker and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet as well as Grave Titan for a bit more expensive options and finally Bitterblossom if you're looking to splash some cash.

Another cheap all star is Mirage Mirror this card is amazing. Doubling our Dictate of Erebos triggers is insane and in your voltron deck you can make it a copy of an equipment to make Yahenni larger or just copy a different target, theres always great ones.

Another aspect of the deck that could use some love is your land base. Obviously there's Cabal Coffers and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth which is the sacred black combo if you want to spend some money on those but theres some great more budget friendly options too. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is a great card for under 10 dollars and can produce a ton of mana, Cabal Stronghold is very powerful and its a land that you can copy with Mirage Mirror to make even more mana if you want. High Market is another great one and finally Myriad Landscape and Barren Moor are two great cheap ones.

Removal is something that you can upgrade rather easily as well. Hero's Downfall is strictly better murder and Ashes to Ashes still cost 50 cent for some reason. Another great one is Attrition it gets rid of artifact creatures too which sometimes is an issue. Unstable Obelisk is a good card with dual purpose as removal for things that are hard to get rid of for mono black and it ramps, a great card to add.

If there is one card that I think is an absolute must add to your list though its Grave Pact I know it's on the pricey side but believe me, there isn't enough of this effect it is always useful.

Feel free to check out my list if you want to see more cards that could be good to add. I wish you luck in your endeavors as a member of Sac gang, and remember "The time for subtlety is over, darling."

thom-le on Kill and Run (Lazav)

3 weeks ago

Both cards have special functions for this deck

  • Silas Renn, Seeker Adept : There are some very useful artifacts in this deck, it's another way to get them back from the graveyard. The 2/2 body with deathtouch can force an opponent not to attack (you).
  • Death Wish : In my playgroup we play with a wishboard. That means, that you have up to 15 cards in exile (like the sideboard). In the current commander rules no wishboard allowed, but as always this is something you have to clear this specific rule with your friedns and opponents before the game. You may change this card with any other of the listed Maybeboard or any other card.

I see that this deck is in a budget view really expensive and I unterstand to switch some cards due budget reasons. To your specific question I recommend the following:

Many cards have the Guilds of Ravnica Dimir ability "Surveil", wich is useful for the commander Lazav, the Multifarious . If you don't play many Surveil cards, than skip Enhanced Surveillance .

Degaine on 85-card Teachings Creatureless Control

2 months ago

Hmmm... Maybe I'll say it this way - I like to play for fun and with stupid ideas, but if I play some kind of daw-go, then I want to play only (almost) unconditional counterspels and removals like Prohibit or excludes and Rend Flesh , Ashes to Ashes or sac effects, instead of essence scatter and doom blade. I just want to be able to kill gurmag with every or at least "most" of my spells. Yea, prohibit doesn't hit him, but this card can counter a lot of cards in this format. Prohibit is pauper version of Spell Snare in modern. Or even better!

I personally love prohibit and most of the time my decks are little "kinky", because I play to much counterspels - 4 counterspell, 4 excludes and 2-4 prohibits, but there is only one excuse. My local meta is control heavy, so my deck can be a little slower :)

And answering your question - no, not prohibits. I would cut preordians instead, but am not a big fan of card selection in draw-creatureless-go, so probably I can't be helpful here...

Dete on Underworld Coinsmith Pauper Commander

2 months ago

you could use Conviction, Brilliant Halo, Gossamer Chains, Cage of Hands, Shackles and Mourning for repeatedly trigger Underworld Coinsmith.

Ashes to Ashes, Read the Bones, Night's Whisper, Sign in Blood, Angelic Purge, Afterlife, Snuff Out, Unmake, Pentarch Ward, Cho-Manno's Blessing, Blessing of Leeches are all really good and serve you as card draw/ protection or control.

maybe think on adding something like Pestilence or Shrivel/Nausea for boardwipes like effects.

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