Ebonblade Reaper

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage 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
Onslaught (ONS) Rare

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Ebonblade Reaper

Creature — Human Cleric

Whenever Ebonblade Reaper attacks, you lose half your life, rounded up.

Whenever Ebonblade Reaper deals combat damage to a player, that player loses half his or her life, rounded up.

Morph (3)(Black)(Black) (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for (3). Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)

Ebonblade Reaper Discussion

Mj3913 on Making a new deck

3 months ago

What about cards like Master of Cruelties , Ebonblade Reaper , and Raving Dead . Best used with Alesha, Who Smiles at Death mind you... your tainted strike fits in here too though. You could try a political version.

Psychic on Morphing Mind Games

1 year ago

Ebonblade Reaper, possibly? It seems like something that could be played in this deck.

Regoober on That Mardoo That You Do (Alesha)

1 year ago

Very cool! Much Budget (Which I like).

I feel like the next step is to get certain creatures into your graveyard. You've got all the discard outlets I like (Cathardic Reunion, Key to the City, Etc.). One I'd consider, but may be a little too late-game with your ramp is Grimoire of the Dead. You've got some great sac outlets, too. Goblin Bombardment might be a good add. With your ETB triggers, Panharmonicon seems good.

If you like Ambuscade Shaman, there's Ogre Battledriver, too.

Replacing Valor in Akros with Cathars' Crusade was the best thing I ever did in my creature deck(s).

I really like your assortment. I think Key to the City, Sol Ring, Skullclamp and Reconnaissance are all must-includes. I would cut the 2 Archetypes and Crovax as they are the weakest targets for recursion. Costly Plunder is probably next (Skullclamp just does so much more work!). Mardu War Reaper is "meh," but I could see it holding value as a sideboard (Agent of Erebos does it so much better).

Temple of Silence, Temple of Triumph, and Temple of Malice are budget duals that have a better effect than the life gain ones. Just a thought.

If you end up sinking in some money, definitely Entomb.

Very cool. Great usages of Ebonblade Reaper, by the way!

Coward_Token on Grixis!Zedruu

1 year ago

(I would add a proper community card but that feature seems to be malfunctioning right now.)

Farly straightforward, this card would mostly be Zedruu the Greathearted (although a different character, not simply her gone evil or something) with a casting cost of and an activation cost of . In EDH, this could lead to some fun usage of cards like the following:

(I realize you can basically already do this with any Grixis commander + e.g. Bazaar Trader, but that's a bit less straightforward.)

I'm unsure what would be suitable for its upkeep ability. Just copying Zedruu's straight off isn't too inappropriate, as drawing is certainly associated with black and life gain isn't too far out either, but that's kinda boring. Replacing the life gain with something negative towards opponents like milling, discard or plain life loss proportional to the amount of gifted permanent could be one option that's more in line with the color change (thought the negative effects would probably targeted in order to preserve some political potential). Putting a +1/+1 counter per gift on Zedruu the Grixishearted to take advantage of commander damage could also work (especially when combined with auras like Herald of Torment), in which case you could also change power/toughness from the original's 2/4 to 4/2 to signal greater aggression.

For the sake of flavor its subtype would be Horse Djinn, with the artwork depicting a djinn with a mare's head, wearing a mouth-covering veil.

Feedback would be welcome, especially on ways to make Grixis!Zedruu more distinct from the original while still fulfilling the basic function of giving out torturous black cards, in addition to the blue and red ones they both share.

(A version containing green could also be made for the sake of giving that color a chance to show off its painful cards, in which case the creature in question should probably have monkey paws.)

scotchtapedsleeves on That Mardoo That You Do (Alesha)

1 year ago

Also, a not on xSKINCOLLECTORx's Ebonblade Reaper suggestion, when you recur him using Alesha, his "Whenever Ebonblade Reaper attacks, you lose half of your life, rounded up" trigger doesn't activate because he enters the battlefield already attacking. I would bring him back for the one attack and then chump block him to get him ready to be brung back!

RazortoothMtg on Old, Hidden Gems in EDH

1 year ago

Nice ones so far! Ebonblade Reaper looks sweet in an Alesha, Who Smiles at Death deck, so you skip the attack trigger.

redkhan on Old, Hidden Gems in EDH

1 year ago

Ebonblade Reaper is fun. Especially if you can have it attack without actually declaring it as an attacker.

xSKINCOLLECTORx on That Mardoo That You Do (Alesha)

1 year ago

If you're looking for some high impact creatures for alesha to bring back Ignition Team Ebonblade Reaper and Raving Dead are things that usually need to be blocked. Wall of Blood Spike Cannibal Thief of Blood can be really dangerous depending on the meta

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