Dowsing Dagger


Lost Vale  Flip


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Rare

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Dowsing Dagger

Artifact — Equipment

When Dowsing Dagger enters the battlefield, target opponent creates two 0/2 green Plant creature tokens with defender.

Equipped creature gets +2/+1.

Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, you may transform Dowsing Dagger.


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Dowsing Dagger Discussion

Nethereon on Trespassing Phantasm

3 days ago

If you're playing a deck like this, I highly recommend Dowsing Dagger and Panharmonicon. Pan is worth the 4 mana because not only will it double your Hunted Phantasm trigger but the Trespasser's Curse triggers are doubled per creature. Later, you can equip your Phantasm and get a Lost Vale to cast a massive X spell (I like Torment of Hailfire or Exsanguinate as my go to fireball).

If you're worried about getting overrun, I run Leyline of Singularity as a hedge. The legendary clause will slow you down a bit, but it stops Lingering Souls tokens, multiple D-Shadows, Tarmoturds, etc. You will still gain the benefits of the Curse triggers, but they won't maintain the benefit of imposed "downside" of the hunted creatures before they legend rule themselves.

I've had some fun with the deck; still needs some work though. I hope these suggestions inspire some successful improvements. Best regards.

MindEcho on Official missing/incorrect card/token thread

4 days ago

Dowsing Dagger needs a flip of Lost Vale  Flip.

Yacube on Azorius Winds

5 days ago

I love this deck. I would make one, incredibly spicy change though. I would add Dowsing Dagger.

Rhadamanthus on Dowsing Dagger Color Identity

1 week ago

Color identity only considers mana symbols, color indicator symbols, and characteristic-defining abilities that define the object's color. It doesn't count color words in other rules text. Dowsing Dagger has a colorless identity.

SinestroCorps on Dowsing Dagger Color Identity

1 week ago

Can Dowsing Dagger be used in any Commander deck, or only a green Commander deck?

MegaMatt13 on Voltron-with-a-Senior-Edificer (Sram Equipment)

1 week ago

You deck is looking great!

I recently added Dowsing Dagger to mine and I am finding it very useful. I understand what you mean about losing some of Sram's power, but I have found ramping by 3 mana to outweigh that. It makes equipping so much easier.

Bodyrocker89 on Milling Pirates

1 week ago

marowakcity I considered it, but reading the card again, you don't need to do damage, just simply attack. For the main deck, doing damage does not matter, just need to trigger the raid. When we switch to the sideboard, Slitherblade is pretty pointless at that point. I think SB works well in the Dowsing Dagger  Flip builds.

PartyJ on Voltron-with-a-Senior-Edificer (Sram Equipment)

1 week ago

Indeed. He played artifact heavy, with lots of new hands and extra turns to find wincons. Like playing Karn in turn 3 and such. I must say I did pretty well. It's a real competitive deck he has. But I felt that with Sram, we can do a little better than I saw last night. We have to be more focussed on cards that end up being vital all day long. A dead card midgame could be the difference in winning and losing against such decks. You gotta get momentum and reach the 21 before things turn to the worse. Tunnel vision might be happening for myself...

Well, I prefer to do the dual Commander alot during the weeks to stress test decks, cause there is no hiding in single player. Its fun, fast and gives you plenty of hands to get a good feel about what is working and what isn't.

Dowsing Dagger was on my maybelist as well. But in the last update I decided to let him go. What felt lacking was that I do not want my commander to 'shrink' while I have momentum. But playing MLD gives it a whole other perspective. I do not play the MLD path. Did you try this already?

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