Crumbling Ashes

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eventide (EVE) Uncommon

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Crumbling Ashes

Enchantment

At the beginning of your upkeep, destroy target creature with a -1/-1 counter on it.

Crumbling Ashes Discussion

foxboy93 on Yawgmoth, a Pretty Standard List

2 months ago

I was pretty interested to see that Cutthroat is your only Blood Artist Like effect. Midnight Banshee going with your Necroskitter from an earlier comment would be good as well. If you are wanting to focus more so on the Proliferate, you could add some infect like cards, such as Skittles, Plague Myr , Core Prowler .

Based on how your deck performed, you were running fairly low on life, thus more Blood Artist effects I feel will keep you in the game, or at least offset your saccing and paying life to do so. Crumbling Ashes can also let you put a counter on something, then blow it up on your turn. Ophiomancer is also a solid include, giving you fodder at each upkeep.

Id also look at Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons decks to see what black cards they run, since Yawgmoth will also likely care for such cards

Daedalus19876 on Black Plague, On The Rocks: Yawgmoth EDH [PRIMER]

3 months ago

gdm1989: I don't run Crumbling Ashes in Hapatra, either. It's just very slow.

gdm1989 on Black Plague, On The Rocks: Yawgmoth EDH [PRIMER]

3 months ago

Yawgmoth proliferate abilities to speed up your deck power and kinda surprised no Crumbling Ashes in the deck.

mistersensation on Yawgmoth's Blight

3 months ago

Really interesting that you're leaning heavy on wither, it seems like pretty much everyone is taking Yawgmoth more in the infect direction so this is a unique take on it! Love the interactions between cards like Blowfly Infestation , Crumbling Ashes , and Nest of Scarabs . I'm guessing the wincon here is to just wipe out all the opponents' creatures with counters and swing in?

HalbrechtHalbrecht on Demigod's

6 months ago

Looks like a mean deck! XD

I'd recommend cutting Spiteful Visions , as it doesn't have synergy with anything else in your deck. In fact, it's likely to hurt you worse, since you'll be drawing extra cards due to Cathartic Reunion and Tormenting Voice . It really belongs in a deck that focuses on forcing your opponents to draw/discard extra cards every turn.

In its place, I'd add something that cares about -1/-1 counters, since you seem to have a focus on that. The two I'd recommend would be Crumbling Ashes and/or Nest of Scarabs .

Crumbling Ashes will really deter your opponents from attacking or blocking, since a single point of damage to that creature will allow you to destroy it on your next turn. Also note that it stacks — having two Ashes out will mean TWO creatures destroyed per upkeep. But note you have to be careful with that card, because it's not a "may" ability and doesn't target just creatures your opponents control, so you'll end up killing your own creatures if they've been damaged with Everlasting Torment out.

Nest of Scarabs is nice because you get a scarab for EACH point of damage your wither creatures deal, and most of your creatures are high power. It's a win-win for you — either your opponents block and you amass a swarm, or they don't to avoid giving you the Nest trigger and thus you get extra damage through.

If you run Nest of Scarabs, a final card you could consider is Black Sun's Zenith , which goes nuts with the Nest. The triggers from Nest will go on the stack before any small creatures die to BSZ, and even though a 1/1 will die to a single -1/-1 counter, you'll still get a scarab for however many counters you actually PUT on the creature. So say there's 6 total creatures on the board and you BSZ with X=3, you'll get 18 scarabs!

ThoAlmighty on

9 months ago

Any interest in Crumbling Ashes and Blowfly Infestation? Not sure what your budget is but they're both pretty strong. Heartstone is universal but you'll almost certainly get more use out of it than your opponent.

Promotheus on BG -1/-1 Counters

10 months ago

You should definitely play some infect cards like Glistener Elf, Phyrexian Hydra and Plague Stinger. Also, when the Blowfly Infestation, Crumbling Ashes, Necroskitter combo pulls up, you're hard to stop. Try to get more of them.

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