Tap target untapped creature. That creature deals damage equal to its power to its controller.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Backlash occurrence in decks from the last year
Latest Decks as Commander
2 months ago
My favorite are the three that skip damage prevention and redirect instead. Thereby allowing your opponents to take lethal commander damage from their own commander. Although that is a rare occurrence unless you pump their creatures first. Reflect Damage, Mirror Strike & Glarecaster.
I love these effects so much that the first deck I built ended up being split into 3. Each emphasizing different mechanics The bigger they are, the better they fall damage and spell doubling with Deflecting Palm, The Game of Houses (Daes Dae'mar) a more political redirection where I work on building up my opponents creatures and trying to take them out with commander damage from their own commanders, and a Stuffy creature based one with Feather at the helm which I just realized I never added to tapped out. Check them out if you'd like!
5 months ago
I'm loving the Ant. It puts a lot of pressure on the other players in the same way the "Tempt" spells do. It often has the effect of everyone feels like they need to utilise the counters if anyone else does. If players are slamming down strong creatures then this just makes them stronger and more comfortable with attacking.
Its in my deck's game plan to deal with massive creatures (Backlash, Deflecting Palm, Word of Seizing, as well as the number of fogs I run) but that is less likely to be the case with my opponents' decks. I think even if the creature wasn't goaded it still would discourage attacks as who wants to trade their beefy monster for a Vampire of the Dire Moon or Gifted Aetherborn?
5 months ago
Another couple cards! Backlash, Cinder Cloud, Choking Vines, Wheel of Fortune, Sylvan Library, Dazzling Beauty, Delirium, Disempower, Erratic Mutation, Essence Vortex, Feint, Fire Covenant, Glyph of Reincarnation, Hail Storm, Harmonic Convergence, Imps' Taunt, Lammastide Weave, Lava Storm, Long-Term Plans, Mages' Contest, Mask of the Mimic, Misinformation, Natural Selection, Outmaneuver, Psychic Barrier, Sandstorm, Scout's Warning, Seedtime, Shaman's Trance, Silhouette, Simulacrum, Siren's Call, Spore Cloud, Squall Line, Suffocation, Surge of Strength, Telim'Tor's Edict, Three Wishes, Thunderheads, Tidal Wave, Trailblazer, Transmutation, Vapor Snag, Venarian Glimmer, Warpath (and probably every other red card that cares about attacking and blocking creatures, some research needs to be done); Winter's Chill, Word of Command (maybe?) Augury Adept (more like a bend and a "small" one since it's actually white too. Still, being a possible monoblue card that gains life, might still be considered for the list). Same for Balefire Liege and Selkie Hedge-Mage. Collapsing Borders, Delusions of Mediocrity, Illusions of Grandeur, Game of Chaos, Merchant Ship, Relic Bind
6 months ago
kalfred16 No probs, happy to help out other players who enjoy the same commanders! It is always interesting to compare deck lists and see what ideas others have come up with! I am myself gonna test out how well Backlash and Delirium work ^^
6 months ago
Backlash requires the creature to be untapped to target. Also worth noting that if the creature becomes tapped before Backlash resolves then the spell fizzles.
Good shout on Delirium - it can be played on any opponent's turn - it doesn't have to be the turn of the creature's controller.