Choice of Damnations


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Saviors of Kamigawa (SOK) Rare

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Choice of Damnations

Sorcery — Arcane

Target opponent chooses a number. You may have that player lose that much life. If you don't, that player sacrifices all but that many permanents.

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Choice of Damnations Discussion

Pygmyrhino990 on Prepare for trouble, and make it triple

1 month ago

Thank you for the comment, I actually considered already every single card that you have suggested, and will add them to my notable exclusions section of my primer.

Yes I know that I can create mana outside my Colour identity, hence exotic orchid, Celestial Dawn, and Chromatic Lantern for example. The cards suggested are good, yet only City of Brass and Mana Confluence even came close to being added, but there was just better options available. For the others they were too costly mana-wise whereas Chromatic Lantern is equal CMC to Cultivator's Caravan except boosts my lands. A 5/5 body is not something I need desperately, especially since I have little low mana creatures to crew it.

As for Sharuum the Hegemon, she/he/it was in the deck, but wasn't playing as well as I had hoped, as there just wasn't enough synergy such as mana eggs or other sac outlets. Sphere of safety is good, but at 5 mana, it's often not as good as a propaganda, and I am able to tutor up propaganda and ghostly prison with Zur the Enchanter, which actually happens far more often than one would think. As for the gearhulks, cataclysmic hurts me way too much especially considering most of my combos are 2 enchantments or 2 creatures, not a muddle. Noxious gearhulk doesn't make the cut since it does not have flash, which I feel would really accelerate its value. Also a 5/4 body that MIGHT gain me life is not an option I'm willing to consider for 6 mana. Torrential nearly made the cut but ultimately once I played a tutor for my combo pieces I didn't need to play it again, as I would usually tutor Diabolic Revelation with any of the other tutors and then ramp into a 7 mana diabolic for two combo pieces.

As for your easy cuts, anticipate is my favourite draw spell, me and him have a special bond that cannot be separated. I love anticipate, 2 mana to clear out my top deck AND get one of the cards is really handy for setting up combos and disallowing players. Sphinx sovereign is one of my finishers, as I can tap it with Grand Architect to start dealing damage, or I can attack with it to get in a whopping 9 damage. As for the other cards they are all my tax cards which I need in this deck to close it out. Decree of Silence and Choice of Damnations are my babies as well, I love them and they fit in so well. Also decree combos with Solemnity which was actually the combo that made me want to make this deck.

You also mention mana fixing being a problem with all the high mana cards. In case you did not realise, I run 40 lands with 9 mana rocks AND an infinite mana combo. Never in any game I have played has mana fixing ever been a problem.

Thank you for the comment but maybe look through the primer before commenting.

KeelHaul10 on Kess the Meteorologist

2 months ago

Might I recommend Choice of Damnations?

marcprowstealer on Mogis: A Very Silly Commander

2 months ago

Awesome deck! I can tell it's great because it's something that I completely wouldn't mind losing to. It just seems like it'd be so much fun to play and yet so powerful at the same time. Also, I recommend swapping Mindcrank out for Choice of Damnations. Choice just seems like it'd add so much more fun to the deck (also it's one of my favorite cards :P).

Funkydiscogod on Choose Your Own Horrible Adventure!

3 months ago

I always thought the most fun "choose" card was Choice of Damnations, but I've had more success with Temporal Extortion.

poorpinkus on The Devil On Your Shoulder - EDH Tempting Deals

4 months ago

Spudding Choice of Damnations is a great card but for 6 mana I just didn't find it worth it... Cruel Entertainment and Plague of Vermin are both similar but they end up being a bit more funny to me, plus they allow me to help myself while hurting somebody else. I actually have really thought of putting Do or Die, and I think I just forgot to include it somewhere in the deckbuilding process. I'll have to try to find a spot for it, thanks!

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