Double Cleave

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Common
Planechase (HOP) Common
Eventide (EVE) Common

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Double Cleave

Instant

Target creature gains double strike until end of turn. (It deals both first-strike and regular combat damage.)

Double Cleave Discussion

mal099 on Weird U/W Pauper Combo

2 days ago

Looking at the decks, I feel like the combo you do where you can tap a creature to do one damage does not work very well with infect. Still takes 10 rounds to win, and any lonely 2/1 unblockable creature can do the same, and cheaper, if we ignore the possibility of lifegain. It's nice to be able to put -1/-1 counters on creatures I suppose, but that means you take even longer to win. I'd probably just forget about that combo and just go for speed.

I feel like white is not really doing much for you - there's some creature removal, which other colors, including blue, can do as well, and there's some more creatures with infect, which again, other colors have too. But white is bad at making creatures stronger, a weakness it shares with blue. Comparing the other colors:

Red: Bad with infect, Ogre Menial really is too expensive, Razor Swine seems decent. But very good at doing damage! Start with a mere 1/1 with infect, pump it up with Fists of the Anvil (or Blood Lust / Blood Frenzy , then double the damage with Assault Strobe , Double Cleave or Temur Battle Rage , and BAM! 10 damage with infect, all you need is some enchantment to make it unblockable, which blue can easily provide. Also provides creature removal through direct damage.

Green: Lots of ways to make your creatures stronger too. No Double Strike, but more creatures with infect. Very little creature removal.

Black: Also quite a few good creatures with infect, also good at making creatures stronger. Lots of good creature removal. Can make the opponent discard cards, so it's good at control.

admiralackbar on Angry Esper Shadow

1 month ago

Makes sense Snapcaster Mage is expensive but they would be a great addition if you got them. I also don't think that Double Cleave is all that great. You might be able to maybe sneak a win in some games but I think running more counter spells would be more beneficial and would make the deck more consistent.

Liam77 on Gisela beat-down fun

6 months ago

Hey Kalink27 I see this has been around for a while but I hope this still helps. I'm not sure how your playgroup is but I'd defiantly recommend more lands and ramp. Also potentially draw.

I like Bonfire of the Damned Banefire Comet Storm and id encourage more like that as they are effective and crazy with Gisela, Blade of Goldnight

For combat tricks Id recommend Sunforger you can pull Double Cleave Arcbond to get messy or Angelsong Path to Exile to be defensive.

Also there is nothing wrong with doubling double effects =) Inquisitor's Flail on Malignus? or on Gisela, Blade of Goldnight if you can buff +1 is a knock out.

Oh also Heartless Hidetsugu pretty nuts with Gisela, Blade of Goldnight

Also definatly need Boros Charm even if you just replace Double Cleave

Personally Chandra, Bold Pyromancer beats Chandra Nalaar but Id have both and maybe drop something else.

Not convinced about Mindcrank seems to me like your giving any graveyard manipulation heaps of value and unless your meta has lots of lifegain I cant see you milling someone.

Looks like fun though!!!

Would be awesome if you could give my deck some thoughts!

Angels with Flamethrowers

Darth_Savage on Invincibility

9 months ago

Hi pohotu3,

It sounds like your looking for ramp; Desperate Ritual, Pyretic Ritual, Infernal Plunge and Simian Spirit Guide could all help you play faster, though you wouldn't use them all in a single deck. Soldier of the Pantheon, Monastery Swiftspear and Bomat Courier are probably better options than Furnace Scamp, Gibbering Fiend and Priest of Iroas. You also might want to consider Boros Charm and Dawn Charm.

Even with additional ramp Rage Reflection and True Conviction are expensive, I might be tempted to use Phalanx Formation, Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion Assault Strobe or Double Cleave. Then again Boros Charm is possibly the best option, since it has other modes.

I hope this is of help, have fun brewing your deck

LuxCannonator on Red White Aggro

9 months ago

Looks like a decent start:

here are some budget friendly alternatives and additions

Add 3 or 4 of SunforgersL Bolts are always a good choice.

More food for Sunforger:

Double Cleave, Rally the Righteous, War Flare.(there are a TON more, but I'm trying to stay in the feel for the build you already have)

Hellspark Elemental and Spark Elemental they both work incredibly well with Skyfishermen. Example: Unearth Hell Sparky Swing, second main Fisherman Bounce Hell Sparky to hand. That gives you 4 swings with Hell Sparky instead of the usual 2.

I would axe Geier Reach Bandit  Flip Generator Servant and Bellows Lizard.

Hydrax on Modern Turn 1 Win Deck

9 months ago

Pretty cool!

By the way, Temur Battle Rage is strictly better than Double Cleave

jfrog on Karn And The Golems

9 months ago

Have you considered the possibilities of Precursor Golem? You could play cards like Double Cleave and give your entire board double strike during damage calculation. You also have Asceticism which would prevent your opponent from taking advantage of these spell shenanigans, and you benefit from all the extra golems produced by more copies of Precursor Golem.

kellylogs on D's - Pauper Heroes Aura

11 months ago

Modification I just made to my more instant heavy build that might still work here is Double Cleave. Card ends games real fast.

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