Banewhip Punisher


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Uncommon

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Banewhip Punisher

Creature — Human Warrior

When Banewhip Punisher enters the battlefield, you may put a -1/-1 counter on target creature. B, Sacrifice Banewhip Punisher: Destroy target creature that has a -1/-1 counter on it.

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Banewhip Punisher Discussion

SomeFish on Negative Creep Modern

1 week ago

Hey @PhthisisClock, I updated the Lands (23) for a Modern mana base, and I included my sideboard dedicated against Affinity and Enchantments. I took out the Ambush Vipers, because I'd rather run Cast Down or Go for the Throat.

My Maybeboard includes Undying creatures, because this synergies well with -1/-1 Counters, so that the Undying creatures recur infinitely. Eldrazi Monument/Akroma's Memorial are AMAZING for Token strategies.

Let me know if you find any other good -1/-1 counter cards, like Banewhip Punisher. I'm thinking that you can get the number of creatures up to (23), this could be a Collected Company deck.

Radarmonkey on Muldrotha

3 weeks ago

I could see using Muldrotha, the Gravetide to reuse fetchlands, or for that matter, to reuse any sacrifice based cards such as Banewhip Punisher or Sakura-Tribe Elder. You could also use someone like Savra, Queen of the Golgari to profit off of said sacrifices.

jpsuchecki on I'll Be Needing This Later..

3 weeks ago

Banewhip Punisher might be better than a card like Ravenous Chupacabra. For the same price, it sacks itself.

LandG0 on Muldrotha, the Gravetide *Primer*

1 month ago

Thanks Demo102 I've always liked Duplicant, actually surprising I didn't put it in the list to start with. I haven't taken notice of Banewhip Punisher before but that's a really good suggestion!! for reusable spot removal seems like it deserves a slot. Not sure I can find space for the other cards though, the summoning sickness with Evil Twin puts me off as I prefer immediate impact... but I do like the card

Demo102 on Muldrotha, the Gravetide *Primer*

1 month ago

Duplicant could be a creature spot removal you're looking for.

Banewhip Punisher a bit more harder to abuse without prior synergy.

Big Game Hunter Depends how big your meta is.

Death Pits of Rath Since GY is like a second hand, it might have a place here?

Evil Twin Another target to copy hulk or something beefy in play.

That's all I could think of for creature spot removal that can target anything.

razelfark on -1/-1 counter

1 month ago

I always liked the -1/-1 theme cards. You have a fairly good build here. I personally would change Hapatra's Mark into Blossoming Defense. I find the +2/+2 generally works out better as most of your creatures don't increase by 2 or more usually and functions as a better combat trick.

I am also a big fan of Nest of Scarabs as the card combos very well with Ammit Eternal, Archfiend of Ifnir, and Channeler Initiate. It makes Ammit a bigger threat as all spells they cast will now generate you 1/1 tokens, pairs well with Ifnir for obvious reasons, and makes a later game draw of Channeler Initiate more relevant.

The only thing that seems shaky with your deck design is the running of 4 copies of Archfiend of Ifnir. The reason this seems potentially problematic is that you have only 1 card in the deck that allows you to discard. you might want to cut down to 2 copies in the deck and bring in something like the nest or Banewhip Punisher.

Best of luck with the deck.

Yunggodjt on Oketra Bontu stuff

1 month ago

Banewhip Punisher doesn't seem like it really has a solid place in this deck other than removal. Maybe swap those out for something like Anointer Priest, Doomed Dissenter or maybe even Legion's Landing. Other than that looks like a decent start to a good token deck!

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