Cut / Ribbons


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Rare

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Cut / Ribbons



Cut deals 4 damage to target creature.


Aftermath (Cast this spell only from your graveyard. Then exile it.)

Each opponent loses X life.

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Cut / Ribbons Discussion

Nerve_Atk on Spellchucker 9000

2 weeks ago

Have you considered running Frantic Search, Cut / Ribbons, Exsanguinate, Winding Constrictor, Hardened Scales, and Fall of the Titans?

The Constrictor and Scales helps you hit 5 counters sooner, making getting to that point just a little bit easier on your deck.

Frantic Search synergizes well with Mirari's Wake and Turnabout, as well as Primal Amulet  Flip post-transformation.

The remaining three help act as finishers, with Exsanguinate helping you to sustain/stabilize in the face of aggro.

Decent sweepers to consider include Toxic Deluge, Sweltering Suns, and any of a variety of others.

Tutors such as Merchant Scroll, Mystical Tutor and Enlightened Tutor manage to avoid breaking the bank while helping to improve consistency of the deck, while also being cheap options that will help you to find the cards you want/need when you need them in a game.

I think Mana Flare and Dictate of Karametra might also work well for the deck when paired with more untap land effects and really make a huge impact for you.

Cheap instant/sorcery recursion like Past in Flames, Mystic Retrieval, Relearn, Call to Mind and Flood of Recollection could also be useful, as they let you reuse the spells that really matter.

I hope this was helpful!

Argy on Grixis Pirates(Gimmicks galore)

2 weeks ago

Flame-Chained is problematic for this deck, which means that any Control deck will be.

The way around this is to try using more cards.

StuBi and I use Dive Down to good effect in his Ahoy, Me Hearties! deck.

Some Disallow in either Main or Side could also be useful.

A different way to go is to use Gonti, Lord of Luxury in the Sideboard. It is another Creature that Control has to deal with, and it can use their cards against them. I would use it instead of Dire Fleet Daredevil. That card is actually fairly useless, as it doesn't have Flash.

Some Scavenger Grounds would stop Cut / Ribbons from winning the game, but unfortunately you can't afford to put any more lands in your deck that only produce

It's a good card for Exiling The Scarab God.

The last idea I have is Lost Legacy. It's brillant for removing Opponent win conditions.

Three colours is tricky at the moment unless you use Evolving Wilds, and/or Aether Hub.

Argy on Thanks for the creatures!

3 weeks ago

I Sided out all my Creatures, and put in Lost Legacy, and more removal.

You got me Post-Sideboard with an Angrath, the Flame-Chained that I couldn't get rid of.

You cast Ixalan's Binding on my Angrath.

I acted like I didn't know you had either of those cards, as I hadn't seen them in the first game. I chose Hidden Stockpile for a Lost Legacy, but you had removed all copies during Sideboarding, so my spell fizzled.

Next game I used Lost Legacy to grab first Angrath, and then Ixalan's Binding.

I was able to remove most of your Creatures before they did any damage. You got 11 through.

You Duressed my Angrath, so I had to kill you the old-fashioned way with direct damage, and life loss.

I had been able to do six damage to you by killing two of your Creatures with Unlicensed Disintegration, while Metalspinner's Puzzleknot was on the field, dropping you to 14 life. I was then able to play two Cut / Ribbons in a row with X=8 for each one.

Argy on Thanks for the creatures!

3 weeks ago

Just ran a test.

You had Hidden Stockpile on the field, so I made sure to only get rid of your Creatures on my Turn.

I got two Angrath, the Flame-Chained on the field. You were able to get rid of one, after it had used its +1 a few times.

The second one hit its ultimate, quite late in the game. Turn 21.

By that time you were on 8 life, with 16 cards in your Graveyard, so you were very dead.

You had so many cards in your 'Yard due to my Angraths, you using some Fling, and me killing so many of your Creatures.

I also finished with ten lands and two Cut / Ribbons in my Graveyard, so I could also have killed you by activating both of those.

I'll do a Post-Sideboard test, now.

Argy on Flame-Chained

3 weeks ago

I have no problem killing every single one of my Creatures.

Or my Planeswalker.

You have no way of stopping the Aftermath of Cut / Ribbons.


Argy on Breaking hearts and standard

3 weeks ago

I have some notes on my phone from an earlier Pre-Sideboarded test I did.

If you want I can post them.

They say a lot of the same things about Creatures, Lands, and Cut / Ribbons.

Argy on Breaking hearts and standard

3 weeks ago

I finally got around to playing a Sideboarded game.

I added 4x Gonti, Lord of Luxury, and 4x Lost Legacy to my deck, and took out 4x Magma Spray.

You were lucky to get 2x Torment of Scarabs on the field early on, and soon after a Raiders' Wake.

I got an Angrath, the Flame-Chained to stick, and later on a Twilight Prophet.

We both played Gonti, Lord of Luxury. You grabbed my Glorybringer, and I got a Torment of Scarabs. The game was over before I got a chance to cast the Enchantment.

You got me down to 3 life with all the discard effects. I discarded 2x Cut / Ribbons fairly early in the game.

I got you down to 10 by hitting you with Angrath's +1 ability, and Twilight Prophet. You had no Creatures on the field to block.

The Turn after you got Gonti on the field I borrowed it with Angrath's -3 ability, and got rid of it the moment it interacted with the Legendary rule on mine.

I hit with my Gonti, and Twilight Prophet, putting you on 6.

I had drawn a Vraska's Contempt.

Next turn you cast Glorybringer, and attacked with it. I Exiled it with Vraska's Contempt, and gained 2 life up to 5.

I had no cards in hand to discard when Raiders' Wake triggered.

On my upkeep I chose to sac Gonti, Lord of Luxury, and lose 3 life.

I used Angrath's +1 to deal 2 damage to you, hit you for 2 with Twilight Prophet, then played Cut / Ribbons for X=2.

That was game.

Cut / Ribbons is problematic for you.

I often look for ways to get it into my Graveyard, and your deck makes that very easy.

I think if you added a couple of Scavenger Grounds to your deck they would remove that threat.

You do get colour screwed quite a bit. I would think about adding some Evolving Wilds to the mix. Your deck is quite slow, so I don't think they would impact it negatively.

Angrath is another problem. He kept making you have to toss cards that would have been handy, like Negate, and Glimmer of Genius.

In a deck you should really have some copies of Vraska's Contempt. In the Sideboard, perhaps?

Early Creatures are a problem. I've not played this against a Creature heavy deck, but I think that Merfolk, and Dinosaurs might both cause problems for it. I'll try to find some time to test against them.

Have you played this deck at something like FNM? I'd be interested to know how it has gone in real time, with its creator pilotting it.

Argy on Flame-Chained

3 weeks ago


I haven't experienced any problems with removing Torrential Gearhulk.

I usually either use Vraska's Contempt, or Tetzimoc's ability.

Sometimes I'll hit it with two spells, like a Cut / Ribbons, and a Magma Spray.

Tonight someone blocked my Tetzimoc with their Torrential Gearhulk, which turned out to be a VERY effective way of removing it!

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