Axis of Mortality


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Mythic Rare

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Axis of Mortality


At the beginning of your upkeep, you may have two target players exchange life totals.

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Axis of Mortality Discussion

lagotripha on Angel of Karma

3 days ago

I've seen a few interesting lists on this plan, usually comboing with cards like Immolating Souleater. Axis of Mortality is the newest card that plays to the strat, but there is also Soul Conduit, and the threat of it sitting on a permanent is pretty effective. If you search the site for modern soul conduit, you should find some example lists.

There are support cards in the form of Loxodon Peacekeeper, Blazing Hope, Worship and so forth that are worth a look.

hydrothermia on WhiteWeenie

1 week ago

Welcome to Tapped Out!

Adding Shalai, Voice of Plenty would give you the excuse to use Sunpetal Grove and it would solve the mono-red problem, but you'd need a way to protect her. Blackblade Reforged, Forebear's Blade or Helm of the Host to make it a lot harder to kill Shalai, Voice of Plenty. I'd invest in some Ajani's Welcome, Ashes of the Abhorrent, Seal Away, Ixalan's Binding or Radiant Destiny. Resplendent Angel would be a nice addition as well. You could always have Axis of Mortality if you get low on life and switch with them to possibly kill them next turn.

wefal on Help with Boros ping/punish deck

3 weeks ago

Hello everyone,

I want to build a fun deck for my casual 3-4 man play group.

I'm new to MTG so it's a huge time consuming to search for the cards I want (dont get me wrong, it's fun but too much time consuming).

I'm looking for cards that ping damage my opponents and punish them. Cards like Harsh Mentor, Goblin Chainwhirler, Guttersnipe, Metzali, Tower of Triumph. Double damage cards like Insult // Injury and Angrath's Marauders some Planeswalker Chandra cards, but also fun cards like Axis of Mortality for politics, and Fight to the Death, Deflecting Palm to catch my opponents off guard.

babushkasara on Heal, to no Avail

1 month ago

Axis of Mortality comes to mind. It's expensive mana-wise, and slow, but effective. Torgaar, Famine Incarnate is also quite expensive, but your pillow fort should be able to sustain it and it can be used to control someone's life total. Also Triskaidekaphobia because you can repeatedly choose the first option but only you gain the life.

Mellerun1113 on LOSING 101

1 month ago

SpookyToe, I built this deck expecting rotation but removal is available. Cards such as Vraska's Contempt or Hieromancer's Cage. The idea of this deck is to deck yourself with Demonlord Belzenlok and win with Lich's Mastery+Axis of Mortality. I am lazy though so I haven't got the the description. Thank you much for the suggests and I hope you enjoy :)

chrisusa91 on Enduring Axis of Dovescape Solemnity (Post Domin.)

2 months ago

It's a cool idea, but the Zur's Weirding + Axis of Mortality + Phyrexian Unlife combo doesn't actually work, since you have to pay life for Zur's Weirding, and you can't pay life that you don't have. If you threw in Form of the Dragon, you could throw it at your own face and then use Axis, but if you're at 2 or less life, you can't pay 2 life for the Zur's Weirding trigger.

mathemagic314 on Does exchanging life totals count ...

3 months ago

I'm specifically curious about the interaction with Tainted Remedy and Axis of Mortality. Say I'm at 20 life and my opponent is at 10. When we exchange totals, mine will become 10, does my opponent drop to 0 or switch to 20?

Khunjund on B/W Life for Death (needs help)

3 months ago

Axis of Mortality, Magus of the Mirror, and Soul Conduit have the type of interaction you might be looking for. And you propably want an Idyllic Tutor.

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