Death Wish


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage 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
Judgment (JUD) Rare

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Death Wish


You may choose a card you own from outside the game and put it into your hand. You lose half your life, rounded up. Remove Death Wish from the game.

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Death Wish Discussion

Supermensch_126 on Five color altwincon -Suggestions?

1 week ago

So two questions, ultimately.

Are you counting cards that make people lost the game as an alt win con? If so, Triskaidekaphobia would fit in.

Second, and the more important, question, how far into jank would you be willing to go? If you include any wish effects and side with the casual ruling of it, you could accomplish more win-con cards. For example:

Generate enough mana/get an infinite combo online - cast Death Wish 100+ times, use some effect to shuffle your hand into your library, and win off of Battle of Wits.


Activate Spawnsire of Ulamog's second ability, cast a load of Endless Ones for zero, and win off Mortal Combat, or cast any other eldrazi numerous times, Hallowed Burial them all, and win with battle of wits again.

The whole wishboard ruling will really depend on your playgroup (if you're interested, of course)

Also, if you're interested in trying for Barren Glory again, you could maybe go for a Possessed Portal. You can sac it to itself after it's eaten the required field and hand without worry of it eating barren glory itself, and it'll chew through all that pretty quickly.

I love the deck though! I'd also recommend Divine Intervention if it wasn't so crazy expensive money wise.

LeaPlath on Mono-Black Storm: My Favorite Deck

3 months ago

A few things. Cut Beseech the Queen, you wanna go off on low land count so it is bad, there are better tutors or even Death Wish.

Cut Animate Dead for Goryo's Vengeance. Another haste enabler for that extra draw 7.

You only need 1 copy of Tendril's main, and if you go Wish, 1 in the sideboard as you can just draw into it, Dark Petition it or whatever. Extra copies are overkill.

Lord_Khaine on The Ultimate Budget Way to Troll EVERYONE

4 months ago

King_Sparis I like your style.

I sadly can't bring in Contract from Below with Death Wish, otherwise I'd start casting it repeatedly and using Hive Mind and Volrath's Dungeon to ante my opponent's entire collection, countering my own Contract from Below with Lullmage Mentor.

striker4395 on The Ultimate Budget Way to Troll EVERYONE

5 months ago

chosenone124, its risky, but does Harmless Offering work? For your protection death wish in plenty of counter spells and float plenty of mana before casting Infinite Reflection. Enchant a storm crow you control. Everything you control becomes storm crow, but you already floated the mana so you're fine. Harmless offering the aura, not the storm crow. You maintain control of Storm Crow while they permanently control Infinite Reflection. More importantly, your field returns to normal because you lost control of Infinite Reflection. Death Wish in another Infinite Reflection and repeat?

Lord_Khaine on Evolving: a Full-Collection Format

6 months ago

Some decks will do things... scary things. You don't even need to make a format, just a few tricks...

First, you want an infinite mana combo, a way to control your opponents on their turn, a way to cast sorcery spells at instant speed, Hive Mind, and Death Wish or Mastermind's Acquisition.

Now, get Hive Mind out, with the infinite mana combo.

Control your opponents on their next turn.

At instant speed, use Death Wish/Mastermind's Acquisition on their turn so Hive Mind lets each player copy it. Have a way to recur the spells for repeat casts. You control each player when you get them to resolve copies of Death Wish/Mastermind's Acquisition on their turn, and have them bring in their entire collection.

Now everyone is playing with their entire collection. Let the madness ensue!

Lord_Khaine on Can't wish for more wishes? Wish for more genies!

6 months ago


Now that is some wonderfully wicked thinking. While five mana for Paradox Engine is a bit much for this deck, I love the addition of Spellweaver Helix. It'd fit perfectly when getting out of a subgame and back into the main game, and the fact it can help two sorcery spells at once while only costing 3 makes it certainly worth using. I'll proxy and do some playtests, and if I like it, it'll earn a spot. If not, I'll hold onto some for grabbing with Death Wish anyway.

Lord_Khaine on Pattern Recognition #52 - Arabian ...

7 months ago

I'm the odd player who actually likes Shahrazad.

I remember Shahrazad only being $60 when I started Magic (2014, 2015?), and debating buying one, maybe a playset if I picked up extra hours at work. Now It'd cost me $1000 for a playset, though I'm not sure why the price spiked so much.

Though in memory of that card, I built a deck of four Enter the Dungeon, four Burning Wish, and four Death Wish, with the Wishes grabbing copies 5-12 of Enter the Dungeon.

RIP Shahrazad, banned from formats by Wizards and restricted from collections by price.

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