Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual 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
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) Common
MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare
Urza's Destiny (UDS) Rare

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, Sacrifice a creature: Destroy target nonblack creature.

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Attrition Discussion

Yrrig-is-me on Obligatory Meren Deck

20 hours ago

klaymore_ thanks for the comments and recommendations. A lot of these have been considerations before. I'm going to try Blood Pet Attrition and Riftsweeper in the deck. Riftsweeper is a card I hadn't known about before and would be an answer to getting anything needed desperately after all the graveyard hate this deck attracts (a lot.)

Darthagnon on The Last Empire

22 hours ago

Update: Edits to Mainboard, Sideboard, Maybeboard

(Updated in the comments section, as the updates section is currently bugged 22/01/2018)

After struggling a little with lands, frequently lacking double-blacks for Attrition, etc. Was also spoiled by playing a Temur land-search deck that I was given for Christmas, so I've added more basic lands.


Moved to Sideboard:

  • 1x Sword of Vengeance (not sure about this edit; will probs be a frequent sideboard swap, like Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts)

  • 1x Karmic Justice (okay protection against enchantment removal, which I don't usually worry about anyway. I misread the card initially, thinking it was all permanents LOL)

Moved to Maybeboard:

Removed from Sideboard and Maybeboard:

1x Dread Statuary1x Fervor1x Ride Down1x Sigarda's Aid

klaymore_ on Obligatory Meren Deck

1 day ago

Blood Pet is a great early game ramp / get Meren her counters.

Other good creatures: Fauna Shaman, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Riftsweeper if your group likes to exile stuff, Sheoldred, Whispering One is almost a must

Some good sac outlets: Viscera Seer, Ashnod's Altar, Attrition, Yahenni, Undying Partisan

He_Who_Hungers on Mazirek's Deception

3 days ago

Ehm, it's hard for me to tell really. I've just got to playtest my own list for the first time today. I'm enjoying it a lot, but at the same time, I do feel my list just might be lacking in tactical removal. So I might to reassess that balance for myself. But I am going to give it a few more plays first before deciding on that. Still looks like a very interesting deck to me.

If you're looking for specific tips, I did find that Voldaren Pariah  Flip and Retribution of the Ancients were really potent pieces of removal I noticed during my playthroughs today, which also fit into Mazirek's game very well. I also think Attrition should fit into that crowd, but I haven't actually had it in play in my deck yet, so I cannot vouch for that at this moment.

heavenorhell on lionfish41

6 days ago

Thanks for checking my deck out! Though for some odd reason the comment doesn't show up on my deck page and I cant seem to comment on your Meren deck page as well. I've ordered my cards and am waiting to get them so that I can playtest them but there are some cards that I'm unsure about and consider replacing.

Im curious, how has Attrition and Nim Deathmantle worked out for you? Nim feels like it's activated ability is very mana hungry.

MizzMizz on Altered Sworn to Darkness

6 days ago

Deffinitrly like the commander switch to Gisa.

Since you're running pretty land intensive spells, more Mana rocks with help smooth out the curve.

Mana Vault and Thran Dynamo are two good ones and I think your deck could do with a Dark Ritual as well.

I think this deck would benefit from removal like Damnation Grasp of Darkness Toxic Deluge and Go for the ThroatSince alot of your removal is focused towards non black, they will be good replacements.

This deck is begging for a few lands. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx as well as Cabal Coffers and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth will deffinitely help this deck out.

I might remove one of your card draw spells to make room for Necropotence because it's literally the best card draw in black and you can decide how much or how little you want to draw.

Grave Pact or Dictate of Erebos needs to be in here because they will be that much sweeter with your sac outlets. And while I'm on that topic, you might want to run some more sac outlets like Phyrexian Altar and Attrition

Vampiric Tutor and Demonic Tutor should go in to set up your combos.

Some maybe's for consideration could be Exquisite Blood and Torment of Hailfire I think torment would be extra sweet in this deck because of how much Mana you could push into it.

Going to add more suggestions a bit later.

CharonSquared on

1 week ago

I don't think your current build makes good use of Grave Pact & Butcher because your creature count is so low and you don't have any instant speed sac outlets. If you want more sacrifice fodder, you could consider adding Bitterblossom, Nether Traitor, Grave Titan, etc. If you go this route, Attrition would be another good addition. Otherwise, I think a different form of creature control would perform better for you.

TotalSundae on A Brooding Strategy

1 week ago

First, the cuts


I don't feel like Kessig Wolf Run and Vault of the Archangel fit into a four color manabase.

Darksteel Ingot could be a card that gets you more lands.

A lot of the stuff you have in here assumes you already have a lot of tokens created, and are thus win-more cards. Stuff I might cut just for more ramp and consistency: Cryptolith Rite, Goblin Bombardment, Attrition, Whispersilk Cloak, Wayward Swordtooth, and Dragonmaster Outcast

Some Possible Additions:


Overrun or Craterhoof Behemoth or Titanic Ultimatum, Harrow, Enlightened Tutor, Mirari's Wake, True Conviction, Akroma's Memorial

Cultivate, Farseek, Kodama's Reach, Sylvan Library, --->Ground Seal<---

I kinda think this deck is less about looking for cards to win you the game, and more about relying on your commander to get there and trying to get ahead fast. It's not a black deck for these very reasons. Trust in the fact that an abscene amount of lands and your commander will win you the game in more curcumstances, then work out the best alternate outs like Goblin Bombardment. Hope that helps.

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