Break Through the Line


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal

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Fate Reforged Uncommon

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Break Through the Line


: Target creature with power 2 or less gains haste until end of turn and can't be blocked this turn.

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Break Through the Line Discussion

Argeaux on Insert "Insert Izzet pun here" joke here

1 day ago

Yup. Unblockability is KEY with this type of deck.

I have Break Through the Line but I also suggested above that you also go with Rogue's Passage.

Use spells that can Burn either Creatures or Players.

The idea is that you kill as many of their early/mid Creatures as you can with Burn, then deal direct Burn damage to the Player to finish them off.

You could also go with some Counter spells like Essence Scatter and Nullify, if the Creatures in your local meta are too large to kill with Burn.

Redace878 on Insert "Insert Izzet pun here" joke here

1 day ago

Argeaux That looks pretty cool! Since I no longer have Paths, what should I use for removal? Also, do you think I should run something to make my creatures unblockable? I noticed you had a Break Through the Line.

lucasdtr on Alesha, Who Smiles At ETBs

3 weeks ago

Thank you all so much for your suggestions! :D It's been helping a lot!

Deathstroke2791, Strionic Resonator is really good in this deck, I just happen to hate this card SO MUCH (due to some of my friends abusing it's effect), that I couldn't put it in or I would feel like cheating my own conscience. But yeah, I would also recommend this card in a real competitive Alesha ETB deck!

StopShot, I actually didn't know Flameshadow Conjuring! It seems great, I'll give it a try, thank you so much! :D

Treehugger003, Break Through the Line is another card I didn't know! It really seems nice, specially with Master of Cruelties in the deck (which it is).Terra Ravager wouldn't work when recurred with Alesha, though, because it would enter the battlefield "tapped and attacking", which wouldn't trigger its "When Terra Ravager attacks" trigger.Gustcloak Savior is too heavy of a drop for it's effect, I think. There's also the problem that you mentioned that it can't be recurred with Alesha. And I find Reconnaissance to be perfect to do this kind of job for me.Crypt Ghast wouldn't work so well because I only have 4 swamps in the entire deck, and in most matches I won't have more than 2 or 3 swamps on the battlefield. Unless I can get to Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth (which happens sometimes, but not often enough), it wouldn't do much work.Pyroblast would help a lot, actually. I'm also tired of them Cyclonic Rifts.

Treehugger003 on Alesha, Who Smiles At ETBs

3 weeks ago

Some other cards to consider:1) Break Through the Line - serves as protection for the 2 power creatures

2) Terra Ravager - This one has some weird interactions on the first turn it gets pulled from the grave yard.

3) Gustcloak Savior - Recon on a creature. Granted it can't be recurred with Alesha.

4) Crypt Ghast or other black ramp works well.

5) When I was playing Alesha I found it helped to have a card like Pyroblast sometimes. I hate Cyclonic Rift

Enjoy the deck


StopShot on Alesha, Who Smiles at Infinity

1 month ago

I see you're running Key to the City, Whispersilk Cloak, and Rogue's Passage. With this much evasion producing effects your deck could easily run the Sword of Feast and Famine + Aggravated Assault combo. So long as any equipped creature deals combat damage with the sword to an opponent you can untap all your lands, take another combat step and repeat the process all over again until your opponents are thoroughly dead. You're also running Sun Titan which can recur both pieces if they're removed, and Shizo, Death's Storehouse and Nim Deathmantle also give near-unblockable since fear plus protection from black is nearly unblockable in of itself. Also as the last person mentioned Break Through the Line would not only give unblockable but haste as well. Your deck seems like it would be best suited to running this infinite combo. If you do run this combo I'd also suggest using Nether Traitor for having haste, shadow, cheap recursion, and being a cute draw engine with Skullclamp.

Argeaux on [Community Discussion]: The flavor of ...

1 month ago

What matters to me the most are decent Standard cards.

I like to see either a new theme that I can build around, like Vehicles, or a recurring theme that I love to play, like Minotaurs, Dragons, Artifacts, etc.

There need to be cards that interest me, but would probably not be popular with other people.

Things like Stitcher's Graft, Break Through the Line, and Throne of the God-Pharaoh.

I am interested in the story, depending on what it is.

Eldrazi vs Allies was easy for me to follow. As was the entrance of Emrakul.

I like to see good cards primarily.

If they can play with any colour other than I am happy.

I am also interested to see if any new cards will strengthen my Commander decks.

Pal00ka on Zada's Army

1 month ago

I love Zada. My take on her is more goblin burn synergy than beating face, Zada's Hedron Mirror, you may see something you'll want to add here.

Now, I think you have some good ideas being rendered subpar due to poor card choices. Example, why would you play enchantment auras like Claws of Valakut which can only boost 1 creature when Downhill Charge targeting Zada will boost everyone?

It's all about instant and sorceries targeting a single creature with Zada, take advantage of it!

Go here and see what I mean: It'll give you lots of ideas of how to improve this and most cards are dirt cheap because they more-or-less only work well with Zada.

In general: I never play with less than 36 lands so add 7 more lands, I always have 8-10 ramp cards (spells and/or rocks), add instants that will let you draw lots (there's ~10), find +/+ spells you like, you wouldn't be amiss to add token generating spells, Break Through the Line you target your guys then +/+ them and will still be unblockable, and less cards that cripple you like Barrel Down Sokenzan...

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