Crumbling Ashes


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

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Eventide 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

Dave_Icaria on Wither Me Timbers

3 days ago

I play Infect in Modern, and I have to say this is a very different idea than most Infect decks go by. I'm not saying it's unworkable but I will say that it loses to a lot, and I mean a LOT of decks in the format simply because you don't cast any spells until turn 3, and even then dropping 1 creature from 3 turns behind isn't enough to save the game. In order for this to work, you need to be able to interact with what your opponent is doing and survive long enough to get your combo out. I suggest:

-Hand disruption (4x Thoughtseize, 4x Inquisition of Kozilek mainboard)-Removal (Abrupt Decay, Maelstrom Pulse, Fatal Push, Dismember.) Stab Wound is too costly and doesn't even kill many creatures, also it doesn't put -1/-1 counters on the creature so you can't steal anything with it, Murder and Hero's Downfall are costly, and usually not very needed in the format. If you want to sideboard Hero's Downfall against planeswalker decks that might be a better option, but in that case I'd just use Vampire Hexmage instead.-Reduce your mana curve significantly, you want 1 and 2-drop creatures!-Take out Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Kulrath Knight, just too costly and don't do much for your strategy.-Crumbling Ashes only kills off the creatures you want to steal! Better to use a removal spell to kill something that you can't steal, and leave the creatures with -1/-1 counters alive if possible.-Gift of Orzhova is kind of a dead card here I think, you have better 3-drops for gaining life that also put a body on the field, like Vampire Nighthawk who does a ton of work.-I'd also say to group your cards by type, not what they do... It makes it so much easier to see what needs tweaking if all the creatures, all the lands, etc. are where they're supposed to be.

Good luck!

HEX. on Shadow Catcher

3 weeks ago

How much merit is there to adding Crumbling Ashes? That would remove the need for many other removal. It could just end up as an infect deck.

ZaneOlric3 on Modern Infect-Budget

2 months ago

Overall this deck is very well put together. Maybe swap out midnight banshee for more Crumbling Ashes just to make getting them early easier.

tfollet on Lose Your Friends

2 months ago

Black Sun's Zenith for X=1 should already do a lot in this deck.Harbinger of Night with Crumbling Ashes, you can destroy one creature they play each turn.

If you're going with a deck around -1/-1 counters, why not also try to win via poison counters.

Hand of the Praetors, Ichor Rats, Reaper of Sheoldred, Septic Rats, Tainted Strike, Virulent Wound, Whispering Specter

GoldenDiggle on Alright, so help me start ...

3 months ago

Mind Unbound is really good draw that can get unmanageable.

Blowfly Infestation and Crumbling Ashes are both great cards, one thing dies, the rest will follow.

Cauldron Haze and Cauldron of Souls are great wipe protection. Their evil cousin Pyrrhic Revival is amazing.

AutoWin on Evil Counters

6 months ago

Crumbling Ashes is wild in a deck like this. Maybe you could splash some green for Melira, Sylvok Outcast too. I love Necroskitter decks, they're probably some of the most creative I've seen in a while. I'd probably take out the Plague Myr or Carnifex Demon if you wanted to take the ideas. The demon would probably be my first cut, it just feels quite slow. Great deck man! +1!

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