Austere Command

Austere Command

Sorcery

Choose two-

*Destroy all artifacts.

*Destroy all enchantments.

*Destroy all creatures with converted mana cost 3 or less.

*Destroy all creatures with converted mana cost 4 or greater.

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Rare
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) Common
MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare
Lorwyn (LRW) Rare

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Legality

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

Austere Command occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.09%

White: 0.86%

GW (Selesnya): 0.85%

WB (Orzhov): 0.48%

WUB (Esper): 0.37%

RBW (Mardu): 0.47%

Austere Command Discussion

DuTogira on Better than cyclonic rift?

5 days ago

Honestly... even if the ultimatum was I’d still peg rift as better. If the ultimatum was instant speed but the cost didn’t change, rift would be better. If ultimatum got cost adjusted as mentioned above AND became instant speed... I honestly still believe rift would be better.
Cards like Heroic Intervention can give instant speed indestructible effects, but nothing (except the almighty Counterspell) saves against rift. Sure you can recast the bounced stuffed, but typically if you get hit by a rift, you’re dead. Plain and simple. There’s more outs against the effect of Ruinous Ultimatum than there are against Cyclonic Rift in any truly competitive deck, and that makes rift a more reliable card.
Genuinely... the ultimatum would have to exile, become instant speed, and have its cost adjusted for it to be within the realm of “better than rift”. As is... I’d put it closer to Austere Command. And even then I think austere beets the ultimatum just because it’s way easier to cast.

jakeyuki12 on Angelic Assualt

1 week ago

Hiya! Your deck has a few rather glaring issues, so let me spell them out.

1) Your mana-curve is absurdly top heavy. I suggest some heavy readjustment to your mana-curve. Otherwise, you'll find your deck is really, really clunky.

2) You have very few ways to consistently generate card advantage. Look into ways to generate card advantage in Boros that synergize with your deck.

3) Your ramp is lower than it probably should be considering how high your mana-curve is, and your ramp is quite inefficient. I recommend putting in more ramp and make your ramp either two-mana mana-rocks (Boros Signet, Talisman of Conviction, etc.) or big mana-rocks (Gilded Lotus, Thran Dynamo, etc.).

4) White has the best removal in the game, and you're missing out on a lot of it. Efficient removal like Swords to Plowshares and Path to Exile, Flexible removal like Generous Gift, some of the best board-wipes like Austere Command, both single-target removal and board-wipe in Winds of Abandon, and much, much more.

Boros is my favorite color combination, so let me know if you need help with card suggestions!

JRaynor on Awkward Eye Contact with Death

1 week ago

I really like your list but have never had a good experience with Dusk / Dawn in Alesha specifically. It's very different from Retribution of the Meek due to Alesha getting caught in the blast. Additionally, you generally want to leave some stuff in your graveyard to make use of Alesha's native reanimation abilities. As a result, both sides of Dusk / Dawn function in a sub par manner here.

Personally I'd swap for one of the following similar effects: Elspeth, Sun's Champion, Austere Command, the recently printed Mythos of Snapdax or even Tragic Arrogance all leave Alesha going while wiping out most everything else and providing other utility.

<3 cheers to another Alesha player.

kalfred16 on Queen of Disaster

1 week ago

Leonantti - Thanks for the suggestions and detailed explanation of all the board wipes! I think I’ll test our adding in Austere Command and maybe Blasphemous Act too

Leonantti on Queen of Disaster

2 weeks ago

kalfred16 There are so many options for good board wipes, you need to decide which suits your deck and play style the best. Here are some good ones that come to my mind that I often find myself playing:

  • Merciless Eviction = I play this on almost every black and white deck I have, I think offers nice flexibility when paired with other boardwipes.

  • Blasphemous Act = Really solid creature board wipe that you 9/10 times get to cast with the single red mana.

  • Wrath of God / Damnation = The classic white board wipe and its black counterpart, I used to play Wrath of God a lot before they started making other board wipes with other effects.

  • Fumigate = This card is great and I am sad I am not playing it as much as I should because it's amazing when the battlefield is full of creatures and you get to cast that and gain all the life (it once enable me to get back into the game and win, I was almost out of life and then got to replenish my points with it).

  • Cleansing Nova = Also one that offers nice flexibility.

  • Winds of Abandon = White's own Cyclonic Rift, you need to be careful with this since you could end up giving your opponents huge advantage if you cast it careless.

  • Ruinous Ultimatum = A newcomer from the latest set, I have not been able to play it with yet but I love the aspect of "Kill them all!" in it and I think it fits Marchesa's flavor nicely.

  • Tragic Arrogance / Mythos of Snapdax = Hits all players and leaves a single permanent of each type on the battlefield but you get to choose which ones, sometimes really good if opponents have lots of different stuff on the field.

  • Hallowed Burial / Terminus = Sometimes putting all creatures on the bottom of the library is much better than putting them in the graveyard, especially good if your opponents are running reanimator decks.

  • Austere Command = Probably the best board wipe when it comes to flexibility.

raspberryfish25 on Kick Start My Heart | Winota, Joiner of Forces EDH

3 weeks ago

So I really like this decklist so far and I can see you have put a lot of time into it. Have you tried putting in more humans that make non human tokens? Cards like, Evangel of Heliod, Knight-Captain of Eos, Silverwing Squadron and, Hero of Bladehold could be really strong editions in this catagory.

This deck seems like it is ultra agressive, which I feel Boros and espically Winota want to be but, have you looked at putting a few more devensive cards in the deck? Cards like Frontline Medic, Odric, Master Tactician, Legion's Initiative, and Unbreakable Formation could help to ward off boardwipes and help your creatures get combat damage through. I also think, Angel of Glory's Rise could be a really strong late game finisher after a large chuck of your humans have been killed.

Lastly, you said you are not running a lot of boardwipes but, why specifically did you chose to run Fumigate over cards like Cleansing Nova or Austere Command? I feel like one of the later two sweepers are stronger than Fumigate because of their ability to hit artifacts and enchantments also. Have you considered Martial Coup? 7 mana is a lot for a sweeper but, being left with 5 soldiers that you could use to get 5 Winota triggers the next turn could win you the game on the spot depending on what you draw.

Overall I think you have done a fantastic job so far and I am excited we finally get a true Boros commander!

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