Ashes to Ashes

Ashes to Ashes

Sorcery

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

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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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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Ashes to Ashes occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Latest Decks as Commander

Ashes to Ashes Discussion

DemonDragonJ on Double Masters

6 days ago

Neither Ashes to Ashes nor Dust to Dust have ever been reprinted, and, although they are both outclassed, today, I still would like to see them reprinted, with new artwork.

RedHood1019 on Black/White Mid Ally Life Burn

1 month ago

Kaya's Guile is a bit too pricey for my budget, and Ashes to Ashes has a pretty hefty life point cost. Mortify, however, is actually a pretty good recommendation. I'd completely forgotten that it even existed - thanks for reminding me, C--8CLARK8--D!

C--8CLARK8--D on Black/White Mid Ally Life Burn

1 month ago

How about sum number of Mortify and Kaya's Guile or Ashes to Ashes instead of murder

C--8CLARK8--D on Unified Mystical Teaching v1.21

1 month ago

How do you feel about Ashes to Ashes

titusd11 on Breaking Vilis in EDH

3 months ago

Sword of War and Peace works really well for me in my Vilis for some heavy life gain plus pro white fights off common white removal. Also recommend Castle Locthwain, draw a card lose life then draw way more. with Venser's Journal you lose nothing. Also Soul Channeling for board wipes on Vilis. Lastly Ashes to Ashes is amazing, 3 mana draw five exile two for gods and titans

TheCardPool on Godfather Death (Horobi EDH)

4 months ago

Jubilation I've been trying to fit it in ever since I found that out. I'm just not 100% sure what to take out for it.

However that being said I'm not if this deck truly needs it. Glaring Spotlight does almost the same thing, minus the indestructible effect, for a static effect that doesn't use any mana. Also, keep in mind Arcane Lighthouse and Detection Tower are pretty much the same thing. Just with them being lands they aren't dead cards if I don't need to remove hexproof or shroud.

I do have some utility to remove problem creatures with indestructible. Toxic Deluge , Ashes to Ashes , Dictate of Erebos and, Grave Pact .

SideBae on Train to Busan

7 months ago

Hey man! I got some suggestions. Feel free to ignore any/all of them:

  1. I've never liked Chromatic Lantern , especially for two-color decks. Three mana is a real investment, so I think you'd be better off just running the Talisman of Dominance also above suggested. Coldsteel Heart , Sky Diamond and Charcoal Diamond are all valid forms of ramp as well. It is important also to not overlook the colorless ramp: Prismatic Lens , Mind Stone , Mana Vault (if you have $30), Everflowing Chalice ... Generally, I've had better luck with these two-mana rocks, even if they produce colorless, than with three-mana colored rocks.

  2. You're running Ponder and Brainstorm , which are pretty dumb-good cards. Have you considered also running Preordain ? The three of these together make a hell of a cantrip suite, and will (along with an increased number of rocks) allow you to cut four or five lands.

  3. There're some zombie lord/tribal cards you're not running you may want to consider. Zombie Master is one of my favorites (I like them old cards), and he's especially potent if you have the ability to throw an Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth into the mix. Depending on who you're playing with, Noxious Ghoul can be a one-sided boardwipe. Graveborn Muse is a great way to draw cards, and Undead Augur is similar. Undead Warchief is around $7 nowadays, but he's also worth running if you can.

  4. I don't know how many creatures you typically have on the board at any given moment, but considering you're running 31 in the deck I'm guessing you tend to have a board presence. Consider Slate of Ancestry , which is generally a better Distant Melody people have forgotten about.

  5. Windfall is an amazing card, especially if you can pair it with Narset, Parter of Veils . In general, midrange decks like zombie tribal can get out-valued if your opponents draw too many more cards than you, and these two can put a stop to that. Ashiok, Dream Render is another planeswalker to consider, since it will stop greedier decks (like mine) from fetching or tutoring.

  6. Speaking of tutors, you should run some. Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor are the gold-standard, but unfortunately together the pair is around $100 nowadays. Fortunately, there're other options, like your Diabolic Tutor . I suggest you run cards like Dark Petition , Lim-Dul's Vault and Mastermind's Acquisition , which are all FAR more affordable alternatives to the classical tutors.

  7. In terms of removal, I see you're running a lot of one-for-ones. In two-player formats like modern and legacy, these are good; in four-player formats, where you're usually facing about three times as many cards as you have access to, they're simply not good ENOUGH. Most of the removal in EDH decks should be at least two-for-ones, combining targets between opponents. For example, Geth's Verdict only makes one opponent sacrifice a creature, while Liliana's Triumph makes all your opponents sac (a three-for-one) -- so I think Liliana's Triumph is better. Also note that the one life lost to Geth's Verdict is generally not relevant. There're some other cards to consider in this multi-for-one vein: Reckless Spite , Ashes to Ashes , Cyclonic Rift , Decree of Pain , Innocent Blood , Barter in Blood ... These last two are especially potent because zombies tend to recur their creatures rather easily.

  8. Creature-midrange decks also tend to be soft to mass-removal pointed their way. Consider Living Death as a way to get around this problem, or Patriarch's Bidding (though the latter is more expensive).

  9. Finally, you may want to run some countermagic. Counterspell is really good, as are Spell Pierce , Spell Snare , Dispel , Delay , Countersquall and Disallow . I'd run at least three, maybe more.

Good luck!

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