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Asphyxiate Discussion

Kjartan on Murder all the Things

5 months ago

I assume this is built out of cards you owned at the time of construction, and that's why you only run 2 Murder and 2 Asphyxiate /3 Assassinate , as well as having a 2/2 split between Ruthless Ripper and Hired Poisoner .

Even so, I have to question you on some of these other choices:

Assassin's Strike seems like a terrible option. This late in the game, your opponent likely doesn't even have anything to discard, essentially making it a 6 mana sorcery removal spell.

Contract Killing also seems bad, since your only 6+ mana card is Assassin's Strike . And unless you hold a lot of cards back, those clues, with 5 lands in play, or not gonna do a whole lot.

Destroy the Evidence definitely also seems bad. Most decks don't care about losing a land this late in the game, and milling them will more than likely just help them. Since you're not a land destruction deck, nor a mill deck, I don't think you have a way of capitalizing on this card.

As for suggestions, something to deal with non-creature decks, and some overall better spells. Doesn't have to be expensive, just Duress , more Murder s, Victim of Night n' all that.

rwrisinger on Athreos\Shadowborn

6 months ago

KibaAlpha What cards do you think I could\should pull to make room for 6-10 more Apostles? I was think Kaya, Orzhov Usurper and Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath , Trading Post , Whip of Erebos (?) and spot removal( Asphyxiate \ Take Vengeance ?

Zieo333 on The Chamberlain

11 months ago

Also, found some more cards that might interest you: Asphyxiate, Ebony Horse, possibly Magewright's Stone if combined with something else, Thornbite Staff and possibly Voltaic Construct

Pieguy396 on What's Your Inner Demons?

1 year ago

I definitely agree with more Apostles, and would also recommend considering Harvester of Souls, Dictate of Erebos, Grave Pact, Merciless Eviction, and Mortify. If you're looking for cuts, I'd start with Ancestral Vengeance, Aspect of Gorgon, Baneful Omen, Shadows of the Past, Torment of Scarabs, AEther Snap, Asphyxiate, Assassin's Blade, and Fated Return.

PartyJ on Shaman of the Fireball | Pauper EDH

1 year ago

Hello wraya2 and Podkomorka,

thank you so much for actively helping me improve the deck. I have been closely looking at the large pile of commons which I own more closely. As well as paying good attention to all the suggestions you both made. I came up with the following list of changes to improve the overall strategy and consistancy of the deck.



Thank you both for all the great recommendations. I have put a few still on the maybeboard, as I do not own them yet. But these changes feel like a mayor improvement to the deck already and I can't wait to see this build into action. If anyone still spots possible upgrades or weak links, then I love to hear you about it!

If anyone wishes to chat with me or other fellow magic players about EDH, Pauper EDH or any other format, I can also be found in here most of the time. Feel welcome to join this discord channel at any time.

Best regards,


PhyrexianMinion on Chloe

2 years ago

Read the Bones > Succumb to Temptation

Murder > Asphyxiate

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx I would consider to be good in only mono-colored decks.

So, he are some paths you can go down, since I would consider this deck to be a bit convoluted:

Lifegain: Change your commander, keep some of the cards, but make it solely about gaining life and making your opponents suffer from it.

Graveyard Interaction: Keep your commander, just make it completely focused on getting cards into your graveyard, and then getting cards that benefit from more cards in your graveyard

Vampires: Now this one I don't know too well, but commanders like Olivia Voldaren might work.

Allies: This one is not what I would recommend, since there are like, barely enough creatures to support this, and only 2 commanders, only one of which really goes well with the ally theme.

Green Ramp: This is very broad, but check out Sachi, Daughter of Seshiro or Omnath, Locus of Mana for some ideas.

I hope this helps, and I hope to see some of your future decks!

coryphen on Relentless Horde

3 years ago

Maybe try to swap Victim of night with other 2-CMC destroy instants? In case of fighting against Vampire/Werewolf/Zombie deck more useful might be Terror/Doom Blade or just more expensive Hero's Downfall/Asphyxiate. Or traps like Coat with Venom :D It's good to have sideboard;)

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