Cunning Lethemancer


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
Shards of Alara (ALA) Rare

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Cunning Lethemancer

Creature — Human Wizard

At the beginning of your upkeep, each player discards a card.

Cunning Lethemancer Discussion

thankfranktank02 on The Haunting of Hightower Manor

5 months ago

Just a thought. But what about Howling Mine to keep cards in their hands ? Oppression Mindslicer Cunning Lethemancer and Sadistic Hypnotist Also I know he is not mono black but Nath of the Gilt-Leaf is a fun card to build around.

SynergyBuild on Staxshifter

6 months ago

XD I forgot to upvote!

Did that, now I actually love this deck. After looking over your meta, only Teferi Chain Veil seems to be the unfavorable matchup, assuming it is the Highest tiered varient, and I still think you have good outs to that deck (Hex Parasite).

24 of your 27 matchups are favorable, 2 of them are balanced, and 1 is unfavorable. That is insane overall.

If this deck doesn't force other players to make major changes to their decks, have them outright ban you and your shenanigans, I think you can expect a lot of wins handed to you, given this deck mulligans well.

A couple suggestions, given you want to spend the money, I have found Liliana of the Veil to have good potential for discard as an engine, and can remove threatening creatures your hate cannot deal with.

Other walkers could help, but overall you have the 4 major ones, with Aminatou being the best ;)

I still feel like other control/stax lists will fall to your ability to crush opposing players mana and hand apart. Painful Quandary is a very clunky card, so I wouldn't run it, but Cunning Lethemancer isn't much better, really hampered by the fact that you run cards like Humility, Necrogen Mists might be the best option for another discard enchantment, but I would prefer something better than that.

I really think just a few cards like Smallpox or Pox could work, really making discard come from nowhere, I think Aminatou might have some good synergy with Words of Waste, but you still go back a card, because Aminatou forces you to put back a card, unless you are empty handed. Liliana Vess forces discard, but it targets the player, is clunky on mana, and is probably better as a tutor.

What do you think. Any more cards like Oppression or Bottomless Pit you think we could run?

magicaljellyfish on How many cards in hand?

6 months ago

Pulled Cunning Lethemancer and just put Wrench Mind in its place for now. It was locking me out of cards too often for its effect to give me value.

WhatevWorks on Breya Thief

8 months ago

I'd run Necrogen Mists, Bottomless Pit, and Cunning Lethemancer for sure.

multimedia on No Discard No Life

9 months ago

Hey, very nice budget Commander deck.

Consider a few other creatures who can make your opponent discard a card? Using creatures who do this puts more pressure on your opponents.

Elvish Archdruid and Reclamation Sage are staple budget Elves. Commander's Sphere is an upgrade for Manalith.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Manalith
  • Searchlight
  • Gift of Paradise
  • Deadbridge Shaman
  • Greenwheel Liberator
  • Llanowar Mentor

For the manabase consider:

Good luck with your deck.

landofMordor on Finishing Touches to Mardu Pyromancer: ...

10 months ago

Check out Foreboding Ruins -- it gets you the T1 versatility of Blackcleave Cliffs with only a little less consistency. For Lili, you might also try Cunning Lethemancer. Best of luck, friend!

ArchonBlue on 8 rack

11 months ago

Extirpate would be a good replacement in the sideboard over Cunning Lethemancer.

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