Attrition

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Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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MTG: Commander Rare
Urza's Destiny Rare

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Attrition

Enchantment

, Sacrifice a creature: Destroy target nonblack creature.

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Attrition Discussion

Allianzler on Maybe I Sacrifice to Feel Like I'm Alive

1 day ago

Tree of Perdition is super strong together with Ayli. Karmic Guide and Reveillark have super good reanimator effects and make a good infinite life combo together with Pawn of Ulamog wich is tutorable with Buried Alive. Another good reanimator card is Dawn of the Dead. Of course Westvale Abbey  Flip is very strong and fits into the style of the Deck. Last but not least Helm of the Gods can make lifegain through ayli much better and is a solid one drop. I would suggest put out cards like Unburial Rites and Beacon of Unrest. I'm not sure about cards like Ashnod's Altar and Attrition are they good enough to stay in the Deck while your commander is such a good sac outlet? If you have some time to "waste" just take a look at my Ayli Deck and make some suggestions on it too. Its inspired by your Deck.

TheDarkSlayer21 on Marchesa

1 day ago

I see that this deck isn't finished yet, so I will just give you some general advise.

There are typically two ways of making a Marchesa deck. The first way is to put in a lot of creatures that can get +1/+1 counters easily (like Aetherborn Marauder, Butcher Ghoul, Carrion Feeder or Unleash/Modular cards). The problem is, these cards hardly do anything other than putting counters on themselves. Their pretty much duds. So to make up for this, people will put in good sac outlets, cards like Mind Slash, Phyrexian Altar, Ashnod's Altar, Altar of Dementia, Attrition, etc. This type of deck gets its engine running STRICTLY from it's sac outlets, (NOT FROM ITS CREATURES) and because of this, it is a bit more reliant on it's commander.

The second type of deck is my preferred method of playstyle. Whereby, the deck IS NOT relying on its sac outlets, but rather on the ETB triggers of creatures. With this type of deck, you're not fully relying on your commander. Marchesa is just a perk. If you don't have her out, you can still play your creatures and benefit from them.

This is the Marchesa deck that I personally made. You're welcome to look at it for suggestions.


Maleficent

Commander / EDH TheDarkSlayer21

SCORE: 11 | 16 COMMENTS | 6767 VIEWS | IN 16 FOLDERS


Some cards that I would highly recommend putting in the deck are:
- Necropotence
- Consecrated Sphinx
- Demonic Tutor
- River Kelpie
- Diabolic Intent
- Harvester of Souls
- Grim Haruspex
- Grimgrin, Corpse-Born
- Mind Slash
- Flayer of the Hatebound
- Glen Elendra Archmage
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Grave Betrayal
- Sneak Attack
- Thraximundar
- Scourge of the Throne
- Thalakos Deceiver
- Phyrexian Tower
NOTE: If you do decide to have this deck be a bit more ETB heavy, Deadeye Navigator and Rite of Replication are also good cards to put in.

TheDarkSlayer21 on EDH: Marchesa's Game of Thrones

2 days ago

Ok... there are typically two ways of making a Marchesa deck. The first way is to put in a lot of creatures that can get +1/+1 counters easily (like Butcher Ghoul, Carrion Feeder or Unleash/Modular cards). The problem is, these cards hardly do anything other than putting counters on themselves. Their pretty much duds. So to make up for this, people will put in good sac outlets, cards like Mind Slash, Phyrexian Altar, Ashnod's Altar, Altar of Dementia, Attrition etc. This type of deck gets its engine running STRICTLY from it's sac outlets, (NOT FROM ITS CREATURES) and because of this, it is a bit more reliant on it's commander.

The second type of deck is my preferred method of playstyle. Whereby, the deck IS NOT relying on its sac outlets, but rather on the ETB triggers of creatures. With this type of deck, your not fully relying on your commander. Marchesa is just a perk. If you don't have her out, you can still play your creatures and benefit from them.

This is the Marchesa deck that I personally made. You're welcome to look at it for suggestions.


Maleficent

Commander / EDH TheDarkSlayer21

SCORE: 11 | 16 COMMENTS | 6767 VIEWS | IN 16 FOLDERS


Some cards that I would highly recommend putting in the deck are:
- Necropotence
- Consecrated Sphinx
- Demonic Tutor
- Diabolic Intent
- Grimgrin, Corpse-Born
- Mind Slash
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Grave Betrayal
- Sneak Attack
- Thraximundar
- Scourge of the Throne

NOTE: If you do decide to have this deck be a bit more ETB heavy, Deadeye Navigator and Rite of Replication are also good cards to put in.

ibstudent2200 on Ghave, Guru of Spores

3 days ago

Attrition and Mind Slash turn your tokens into useful effects.

Aura Shards does an amazing job at getting rid of enchantments and artifacts.

Grave Pact, Dictate of Erebos, Martyr's Bond, and Butcher of Malakir turn Ghave into ": Each opponent sacrifices a creature".

Beastmaster Ascension is disgusting with tokens. Collective Blessing provides a similar boost (without the trample).

Daedalus19876 on Reyhan and Silas Renn (Affinity)

1 week ago

I like the idea of the deck! It seems unfinished, though: could use a Greater Good and Attrition as powerful sac outlets, and possibly a Cauldron of Souls to make your board much more resilient.

I really wish that your colors included red; Marchesa, the Black Rose would be bonkers in this deck. Lifeline does something similar.

You do need a way to manage to actually HIT with your big creatures (and Silas Renn), though. Champion of Lambholt might work, but my go-to is usually Eldrazi Monument or Akroma's Memorial (both of which Kuldotha Forgemaster can find).

The mana base seems rough, but a tri-color list is relatively forgiving when your commander isn't a must-have. Does it play okay?

From your maybeboard I'd add Ashnod's Altar, Hangarback Walker, Lifecrafter's Gift, and Master Biomancer.

Hope this helps!

JDMCRIB on I Need Help Deciding on ...

1 week ago

So, recently my pod of friends and I have gotten back into MTG to play EDH. While everyone else has more-or-less found the deck they want to play, I'm finding myself stuck between a few appealing options. I don't have access to nearly enough funds to build each of these decks in paper, so I'm wanting to know what the wisest investment would be here.


There are three main ideas I've stumbled across and brewed. Perhaps my favorite of these is a Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons deck modeled after Daedalus19876's popular list. Essentially, it aims to kill off opposing creatures, capitalize on Hapatra's trigger, and use her sneks as sacrifice fodder for things like Natural Order and Attrition. As I'm a big fan of midrange strategies in any format, she appeals a lot to me.



The next deck isn't as "competitive," but there's a specific reason I brewed it up. Ever since I got into the game, the Myr creature type has always made me happy. There's just something about those little guys that makes me glad to play them. Anyway, here's a Breya, Etherium Shaper deck I threw together to take advantage of the clearly-powerful Myr tribe.


Breya's Marvelous Myr | Artifact Tribal EDH

Commander / EDH JDMCRIB

SCORE: 1 | 2 COMMENTS | 516 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


Finally, there's two reasons why this last deck appeals to me. One, I've liked the look and feel of the Partner commanders ever since they were spoiled. Two, I want to play with Nissa, Steward of Elements. I know, great reason to play an EDH deck. Regardless, after watching some of the Commander VS videos by SCG, I stumbled across Justin Parnell's Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa & Thrasios, Triton Hero list. This deck just looks really wacky, fast, and fun. It's also midrange-aggro-like, which is a plus to me. Anyway, here's my take on that deck.



So, that's what I'm working with. I'm not hesitant to branch out to other commanders, but I'd really like to build one of those three decks in paper. I'd be fine with any one of them, but I'm asking for the opinions of more experienced players to guide my decision of which one I buy into.

For extra info, the decks I'll be playing against are a Queen Marchesa, an Oloro, Ageless Ascetic, a Meren of Clan Nel Toth, a Nekusar, the Mindrazer, and a Prossh, Skyraider of Kher pod. Not sure how relevant that is to know, but there it is.

Anyway, I hope this wasn't too wordy and drawling, but I'd just really like some sound advice before I start investing hard into a single deck. Any feedback, opinions, or deck advice would be appreciated! Thanks for reading all of this lol

TL;DR - I've made three commander decks and can't decide on which one to buy into. I'm looking for advice on which one of the three to build.

2gherkins on Seven by Nine with Meren

2 weeks ago

Perusing the internet this morning, I came across the "seven by nine" rule. If your not familiar with it, you can check it out here, under note three - http://www.quietspeculation.com/2011/05/building-depietro-depauper/

Anyways, I found it quite brilliant. I broke out my EDH deck (The Cairn Nel Toth) and decided that it needed a serious overhaul.

I decided that my nine "slots," if you will would be the following:

Removal

Tutor

Sacrifice Fodder (CMC 1 or less)

Sacrifice Fodder (CMC 2)

Sacrifice Fodder (CMC 3 or greater)

Finishers

Self-mill

Sacrifice outlets

Utility/assorted random cards

So i started sorting the piles, and quickly realized I had too many cards for some slots, and not enough for others. I started the long, laborious, and painful process of cutting cards. I couldn't quite cut enough cards from the utility pile, so I decided I would have nine utility cards, and only six distinctly self-mill and CMC three or greater sacrifice fodder cards, because a lot of other cards can do those things in addition to doing their main purpose (if that makes any sense).

Anyways, I'll list the cards I have for each slot (its quite different than the original deck). Also, many cards serve multiple purposes, so I'm putting them in the category of their MAIN purpose.

Removal - Black Sun's Zenith, Toxic Deluge, Havoc Demon, Noxious Gearhulk, Malicious Affliction, Shriekmaw, Darkblast

Tutor - Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Birthing Pod, Corpse Connoisseur, Fauna Shaman, Jarad's Orders, Buried Alive, Entomb

CMC 1 or less sacrifice-ers - Hangarback Walker, Spore Frog, the "Fog Frog," Krosan Wayfarer, Caustic Caterpillar, Bloodsoaked Champion. I need two more cards in this slot.

CMC 2 sacrifice-ers - Vampire Hexmage, Satyr Wayfinder, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Dawntreader Elk, Winding Constrictor. I need two more cards in this pile.

CMC 3 or greater sacrifice-ers - Yavimaya Elder, Shambling Shell, Fleshbag Marauder, [[eternal witness] "EWIT," Solemn Simulacrum, Reclamation Sage

Finishers - Gray Merchant of Asphodel "Gary," Demon of Dark Schemes, Phyrexian Plaguelord, Eater of Hope, Savra, Queen of the Golgari, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Hell's Caretaker

Self-mill - Golgari Grave-Troll, Life from the Loam, Altar of Dementia (The best card in the whole deck, hands down. Not even kidding. Every Meren deck should run this card), Mesmeric Orb, Grapple with the Past. I need one more card for this slot (Stinkweed Imp?).

Sacrifice Outlets - Ashnod's Altar, Skullclamp, Attrition, Mind Slash, Evolutionary Leap. I don't love one-off sacrifice spells, but I have the slot for one. I've been debating between Altar's Reap, Morbid Curiosity and Eldritch Evolution.

Utility/Random - Grim Haruspex, Horobi, Death's Wail, Loaming Shaman, Lightning Greaves, Dictate of Erebos, Sol Ring, Sifter of Skulls, Dread Return

Thoughts? What cards should fill my unfilled slots? Any cards I should replace?

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