Austere Command


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations Common
MTG: Commander Rare
Lorwyn Rare

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Austere Command


Choose two Destroy all artifacts; or destroy all enchantments; or destroy all creatures with converted mana cost 3 or less; or destroy all creatures with converted mana cost 4 or greater.

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Austere Command Discussion

studajew on Girls Get Everything (Sen Triplets EDH)

1 day ago

goblinguiderevealpls all the cards you said are phenomenal. Austere Command is a card I've been wanting to put in my deck for some time now. Regrettably I haven't been able to get my hands on one. Once I do you can be certain it is going in. Also, I was waiting for the price to go down on Anguished Unmaking and Utter End to add them. They are better than Banishing Light and Oblation, even though they are more mana intensive. I got distracted and forgot to pick them up. Thanks for the reminder!

As for Countersquall it is a great card but as far as counters go it is a little low impact. The two life doesn't really mean much in a format with 40 life. I'd more often than not want a counter that can be more versatile. Hour of Revelation is a powerful card but it's safer to run a board wipe that will keep my artifacts in play.

Thanks for the feedback! Are you planning on making a Sen Triplets decks?

goblinguiderevealpls on Girls Get Everything (Sen Triplets EDH)

1 day ago

Ive never played with or against sen before so there could be reason not to run these, but i feel like Anguished Unmaking and Utter End are near-staple orzhov removal in edh, might be too slow for French, but still is very potent spot removal, also Countersquall is potentually strong in 20 life control formats, lastly, Austere Command can easily be moded in your favor to act as a second Merciless Eviction or Hour of Revelation

Beezy on The Oath of the Praetors

2 days ago

Cool deck, the backstory provides a nice touch! I think to lower the curve, you could replace Angelic Arbiter and Blazing Archon with good wrath effects like Toxic Deluge or Austere Command. Oath of Liliana can also be quite good, providing an edict effect for each opponent while protecting your walkers.

precociousapprentice on Marchesa, Political Queen of Pillows

6 days ago

That has been a consideration. Right now Austere Command has been pulling that duty rather well. I may test it in that spot.

Ulberth on Atraxa Control

1 week ago

Previous version

Land (30)
1xAcademy Ruins
1xAncient Den
1xBojuka Bog
1xCommand Tower
1xFlooded Strand
1xInkmoth Nexus
1xMarsh Flats
1xMisty Rainforest
1xMurmuring Bosk
1xPolluted Delta
1xSeat of the Synod
1xStrip Mine
1xTree of Tales
1xTropical Island
1xUnderground Sea
1xUrborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
1xVault of Whispers
1xVerdant Catacombs
1xWooded Foothills

Instant (11)
1xAnguished Unmaking
1xCyclonic Rift
1xEnlightened Tutor
1xMystical Tutor
1xPath to Exile
1xPistus Strike
1xSwords to Plowshares
1xTainted Strike
1xUtter End
1xVampiric Tutor
1xVirulent Wound

Sorcery (8)
1xAustere Command
1xDemonic Tutor
1xLife from the Loam
1xMerciless Eviction
1xSeasons Past
1xYawgmoth's Will

Creature (24)
1xBlighted Agent
1xClever Impersonator
1xCore Prowler
1xCorpse Cur
1xCrystalline Crawler
1xEternal Witness
1xGilded Drake
1xGrand Architect
1xGyre Sage
1xHand of the Praetors
1xIchor Rats
1xMaulfist Revolutionary
1xNoble Hierarch
1xPhyrexian Crusader
1xScavenging Ooze
1xSkithiryx, the Blight Dragon
1xSnapcaster Mage
1xTorrential Gearhulk
1xTreasure Mage
1xTrinket Mage
1xTrophy Mage
1xViral Drake

Artifact (19)
1xAstral Cornucopia
1xCauldron of Souls
1xChromatic Lantern
1xContagion Engine
1xCrucible of Worlds
1xDecimator Web
1xEverflowing Chalice
1xExpedition Map
1xGrafted Exoskeleton
1xInspiring Statuary
1xLightning Greaves
1xMana Crypt
1xMana Vault
1xParadox Engine
1xSol Ring
1xSwiftfoot Boots
1xThrone of Geth
1xTormod's Crypt
1xVoltaic Key

Enchantment (7)
1xCorrupted Conscience
1xGlistening Oil
1xMirari's Wake
1xPrismatic Omen
1xPrivileged Position
1xSylvan Library

Reverie42 on K&T Tribal Card Draw

1 week ago

The most common Planar Bridge fetch I'd miss out on would be Curiosity for the Niv-Mizzet combo, but I'm not sure that's a really huge loss. I'm more suspicious that since most of the creatures in the deck are activated abilities or triggers rather than ETBs, a lot of pod activations won't feel like they're really gaining value.

AEtherspouts is definitely not really great. Cyclonic Rift would be way better. I'm hoping to pick one up a little cheaper at some point. Hour of Revelation is an interesting one. I had actually considered the similar Planar Cleansing, but ended up not running it because the idea of blowing up my own draw/tax effects seemed so bad. Too bad Austere Command is so expensive.

Praetor's Counsel is an interesting call. It would be good with both permanent sweepers and Birthing Pod. I considered Day's Undoing for a semi-similar role but haven't tested either on at all. Another good thing to think about.

Good stuff, thank you :)

DoctorMckay on infinate sacking

1 week ago

I've got some new ideas, tell me what you think about them:

1- Nasty AF combo:

Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond = GG

2- Cards that work very well with Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim

Vizkopa Guildmage

Kambal, Consul of Allocation

Debt to the Deathless

Tree of Perdition

3- Removal and boardwipes:

Merciless Eviction

Return to Dust

Utter End


Austere Command

4- Maybe it could help you go off faster with some combos

Enlightened Tutor

brokendwarf on rockleemyhero

1 week ago

Dang. Alright, here's a list of things that interest me, just tell me what's available:

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