Avatar of Slaughter


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
MTG: Commander Rare

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Avatar of Slaughter

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All creatures have doublestrike and attack each turn if able.

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Avatar of Slaughter Discussion

precociousapprentice on Cunning Queen

1 day ago

Nice deck. I love Queen Marchesa. She has become my favorite commander, and my version has become my favorite deck of all time, and considering I started playing in 1994, that says something. I am happy with where my deck has evolved into, and I will be following your development to see if you take yours in a different direction that mine. As is stands, it looks like a lot of the differences are mostly based on my arbitrarily chosen low CMC limitation, and your desire to maintain theme. My biggest advice would be to limit your group hug style cards to ones that only give a bonus for directly forwarding your agenda. Cards like Duelist's Heritage function similarly to Avatar of Slaughter, but is only a benefit to your opponents when you choose, which can be whenever they attack one of your opponents. That will keep the guns pointed away from you. Check out my deck, there are lots of cards similar to that. If you want something that is more like Avatar of Slaughter, check out Gisela, Blade of Goldnight. Still keeps all the guns pointed away from you, and is attached to a large evasive body. Anyway, +1 from me, and I will keep watching.

Chaostrash on Ruric Thar, the Unbowed

1 week ago

Maybe try Mana Reflection to get out anything and everything, especially with Vizier of the Menagerie on the field? Some other things to consider might be Warstorm Surge or Avatar of Slaughter. Other than that the deck seems to be in good shape, though I do question Atarka, World Render, might just be me though...

PlutoniumWedding on Why Does The Air Hurt My Face?

1 month ago

Hey, I like your deck. I have a similar "make the opponents punch each other to death"-deck with Vial Smasher and Sidar Kondo as the generals, and the political aspect is a lot of fun.

Anyway, from that experience I would like to suggest a couple of cards you may want to think about.

On the defensive side, Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker is an incredible rattlesnake. Dissipation Field is also OK, unless your meta has a lot of one-hit kills, in which case it can still convince them to save you for last. Less powerful but way more hilarious is Illusionist's Gambit.

If you want to play up the "please beat each other to death" angle, Fumiko the Lowblood, Grand Melee and since you're ramping so hard Avatar of Slaughter are all options to make things interesting quickly. Bitter Feud is also a flavourful card that doesn't risk harming you in any way and aids your opponents' demise.

If there's ever been a deck for it, this must be the one. Mercadia's Downfall will punish all of your opponents for those fancy lands you've been giving them, and you can play in on someone else's turn since it's attacking creatures and not yours. It's a one-time surprise, but I bet you most people will never have even heard of the card. Expanding on the theme, Sylvan Offering would work well both with this and with Gahiji.

Speaking of things being one-time, since you mention Treacherous Terrain as your main win condition, it might be nice to cast it multiple times. You have Archaeomancer and Eternal Witness already, but you could consider Izzet Chronarch, Mnemonic Wall and Anarchist for more castings. A more widely useful option is Greenwarden of Murasa. A more slow-and-steady plan could involve Charmbreaker Devils.

You can also use these guys with Mistmeadow Witch to get the spells back any number of times, and if you feel your mana base can support the colourless requirement, Eldrazi Displacer.

To cast it twice for more burst damage, you could include Riku of Two Reflections, who is also an all-round solid value guy, or cards like Dualcaster Mage or Meletis Charlatan. Again more funny than realistic, but these guys with Reins of Power can also let you make any two players' armies fight, with you and the defending player cooperating to have as many of both as possible killed.

I hope this gives you some ideas, at least. :)

tallman4444 on The Usual; Rape and Pillage, Terrorize and Destroy

1 month ago

you should try Mass Hysteria fits with the raise hell theme. also Avatar of Slaughter +1

sanddeviljack on How Popular is Tariel?

2 months ago

I like Tariel, too, but my first build was pretty mediocre and I haven't tried to revamp it yet. She's got some legit strikes against her--cmc, tap ability is random, and limited printing--so she has to really appeal to make her worth the effort, I think. I'm thinking maybe a WB Death and Taxes (heavy on the extort) with some R for a little unpredictability. Or artifact ramp and Ghostly Prison/Sphere of Safety effects into Avacyn, Angel of Hope and Avatar of Slaughter. Good luck with your build!

Alkadron on Rakdos

2 months ago

Tainted Strike is a win more card, it's unnecessary.

If you have Rakdos out, casting Exsanguinate for 4 costs six mana. Just attacking with Rakdos is free, and gives you the mega discounts. Generally, it's easier to stop an Exsanguinate than it is to stop an attack phase. Exsanguinate is pretty unnecessary.

Erebos, God of the Dead is a solid suggestion. The other anti-life-gain is much too situational - really good against life-gain, dead cards against pretty much anything else.

Staff of Nin is not a good way to refill your hand. It's slow and doesn't get a Rioting discount. Try Knollspine Dragon or Sandstone Oracle instead. Fetch them with Rune-Scarred Demon.

Indulgent Tormentor and Master of Cruelties will probably disappoint you. I'd find other top-end beaters: Avatar of Slaughter, or more eldrazi titans, or the Myojins from Kamigawa.

Lastly: Keldon Firebombers wrecks everyone but you for cheap.

I've been Rioting for many years - he's my all-time favorite commander. Take a look: It's Riot Time.

Good luck!

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