Crumbling Ashes


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eventide (EVE) Uncommon

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Crumbling Ashes


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

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Crumbling Ashes Discussion

MeagherMan101 on Negative Counters - Modern

2 weeks ago

3 of Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons would make me go infinite a lot more reliably so I may look into investing in more of her. Definitely will consider Black Sun's Zenith and Glistening Oil as well!

As for Crumbling Ashes I didn't think the deck needed it as it's already quite heavy on removal with the likes of the death touch tokens and Skinrender applying 3 -1/-1 counters. Plus it only activates on your upkeep so there's the possibility a big TRON creature would still get a good hit, in which case Doom Blade could just deal with the threat instantly.

LuxCannonator on Negative Counters - Modern

2 weeks ago

I think you should bump up to 3 of Hapatra

Have you thought about running Crumbling Ashes?

Also, Black Sun's Zenith, Everlasting Torment, and Glistening Oil could all be good and synergistic.

JoeNathan37 on -1/-1 fun?

1 month ago

Since your deck has lots of -1/-1 counter synergies and also has both black and green, you may want to consider putting Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons in your deck. She seems like she would work very well in your deck.

You also may want to consider enchantments such as Blowfly Infestation, Crumbling Ashes, and Nest of Scarabs. I have a The Scorpion God deck and all three of those enchantments put in serious work.

You have Kodama's Reach in here but you don't have Cultivate, which is essentially the exact same card. You might want to consider using it as well.

I don't know if you want to run only basic lands in this deck or what, but if not you should definitely upgrade your mana base. One card that should be in just about every EDH deck is Command Tower, especially in a 4-color deck like this one.

I like this deck a lot. I had never thought of using Saskia the Unyielding to get access to more colors for a -1/-1 counter strategy and it seems to work pretty well. These are just some thoughts I had while looking through your deck that could potentially improve it. Scorpion God wither is my Scorpion God deck if you're interested, it could give you some new ideas for your own deck.

Vyruletic on Death by wither scarabs! Suggestions?

3 months ago

So I have a mono black wither deck ive been working on. Its mostly for funsies, but I want to use it for Modern FNM without get turn 4'd with moderate success. Im having some issues deciding on what to keep/upgrade, switch from side to main, or generally trim out.

The basic core premise to throw neg counters on everything, then spreas the disease with Blowfly Infestation and proliferate, and kill big opponent creatures then control them with Crumbling Ashes and Necroskitter.

Win conditions are using Nest of Scarabs with any combination of -1/-1 generation to wipe the board then swarm.

Failing that, big creature control.

Alternatively using Tree of Perdition with -1/-1 counters.

And the weakest backup, Tormented Soul + Quietus Spike chip to death. Thanks in advance!

Pabs4444 on Poisoned Lips

3 months ago

I have been working on Hapatra for a long time. My favorite deck I've built with her is here Another Haptra deck. Hopefully it can help in any way that my comments do not. I personally feel the deck is lacking in the - counters (Yes, I'm aware they are -1/-1, but - just saves a lot of time) synergy. I do like the Blowfly Infestation, Incremental Blight,and some of the other cards cards that benefit through -1 counters. Have you considered Crumbling Ashes? Golgari Cluestone seems to slow. If anything, I'd recommend Golgari Keyrune. Another suggestion I have is going somewhat snake tribal due to hapatra making Deathtouch SNAKE tokens tokens. Just a suggestion. Hope some of it helps. One last thing, this is a token deck; why no Craterhoof Behemoth?

jpsuchecki on Scorpion God

3 months ago

Woiteck Thanks for the suggestions. I will be adding them both. I also saw some other cards on your list that I might incorporate as well.

For now I am going to keep Liliana. She has play tested well especially when Crumbling Ashes is out. Her mana cost is higher than I would like, but so far mana hasn't been a problem.

JeranF on BRG Negative Counter (MtG Casual)(Need Help)

4 months ago

@ Spud9000

There are a few interesting cards among those decks, I really like Crumbling Ashes. Kulrath Knight is pretty difficult. In my casual group, there are a lot of decks with no active removal, but I think against most serious decks, I would take him out.

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