Fateful Showdown


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier 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
Kaladesh (KLD) Rare

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Fateful Showdown


Fateful Showdown deals damage to target creature or player equal to the number of cards in your hand. Discard all the cards in your hand, then draw that many cards.

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Fateful Showdown Discussion

thegigibeast on Zada, Hedron Grinder

4 weeks ago

Hey Wedge! Nice to see your deck is updated quite frequently! I wanted to advise you that this will become the featured Zada decklist on my list (in case you don't know about it [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier).

Also, I have a few questions. I need to say I never played with the deck, but I would like tot know what are your thoughts on Fateful Showdown, Paradox Engine, Isochron Scepter, Izzet Chemisterand Anger.

  • Fateful Showdownwould allow you to dig a lot of cards in the deck, and wheeling for each creature you control would be insane. You could cast any number of instanmt speed cards, by that way all the rituals, then you could Past in Flameseverything and I could see a great winning line from there. All you need is a couple creatures and enough creatures, and this could act as a red Ad Nauseam.

  • Paradox Engineis an awesome artifact, and since you run cards like Goblin Welder, you could pitch it and return ir later on. It would lead to insane turns with all the rituals and mana rocks.

  • Isochron Scepter could be another win condition coupled to Paradox Engineand one of the many instants already in the deck.

  • Izzet Chemisterwould be another really sweet card to play with Paradox Engine, allowing some crazy shenanigans to play all the instant and sorcery spells in your graveyard.

  • Anger could be used to give haste easily to your creatures, and is really easy to discard due to the nature of red draw (wheels and looting). It could make creatures like Izzet Chemisterand Krenko, Mob Bossviable again maybe...

Thoughts Green_Squiggly?

jettskawhirl on UR Focused on the Locust

1 month ago

Fateful Showdown seems like it would be a good finisher with The Locust God

PandaRob91 on UR Draw to Death

1 month ago

You need Fateful Showdown standard legal wheel effect.

AngryToken on The Ten Plagues: Locust God EDH | *PRIMER*

1 month ago

This is brilliant, and brilliantly written. I really, really love the idea of Fateful Showdown, as it just outright ends a dude if you Enter the Infinite, even without the big bug on field.

I would suggest maybe considering Impact Tremors as a nifty budget option to lay the hurt on fools when the commander is on the table. One good draw spell or puzzle box and the pings begin.

sonnet666 on Dramatic Locust

1 month ago

I don't know if you've caught this yet, but there's been a lot of discussion about the new card, Kindred Discovery, and how it makes an uncontrolled loop with The Locust God to draw forever. People are coming up with all sorts of ideas for how to break the loop and avoid decking yourself (most involving Flash and LabMan, or pitching Kozilek to Firestorm with a ritual), but I think the best plan is already in the deck: Just Chain of Vapor it back to your hand once you've picked up your deck and win from there. If Chain of Vapor is in your graveyard you can also use Frantic Search to pitch Koz and shuffle it back into your library (just remember to have at least 2 cards on top).

Some other ways to win if you wanted to build into it:

  • Flash playing LabMan and paying the extra . Needs three mana to win.

  • A ritual into Firestorm discarding Kozilek and whatever else to loop your deck and burn your opponents out. Costs vary depending on the ritual you use, but Simian Spirit Guide into a looped Infernal Plunge could work for no extra mana. (Incidentally, Simian Spirit Guide is the only free mana you cast at instant speed in these colors, so it's probably worth the include if you add this combo to the deck.)

  • Battle Hymn into Fateful Showdown to much the same effect as above. this one's a little more clunky, but has merit as outside the combo Battle Hymn could be a big ritual and Fateful Showdown a extra Windfall. Needs 2 mana to win.

Hobbez9186 on Ifnir's Creation

1 month ago

The Black version of Noose Constrictor as far as a discard enabler is Olivia's Dragoon. It doesn't get bigger but Flying is nice. Another powerhouse discard enabler in Black is Collective Brutality which is a solid magic card in any Black deck. I love how it interacts well with Alms of the Vein as well. If you do splash a third color, Red is the one that will give you the most discard power. Here's a solid list of enablers:

Cathartic Reunion, Tormenting Voice, Collective Defiance, Fateful Showdown, Bomat Courier, Nahiri's Wrath and I'm sure there's more. You could then also throw in Fiery Temper. Personally I'd stick to two colors, though.

I just finished a deck that wanted to showcase Shadowstorm Vizier and it has a ton of potential. Fun building exercise since it turns Izzet Prowess on its head.

I'd also suggest Drake Haven to help get wider and maybe win with Flying and/or Faith of the Devoted to drain down your opponent.

Good luck :)

Shane on Draw Based Burn

1 month ago

Ever since Molten Psyche was printed I thought about making this. Some other suggestions are Teferi's Puzzle Box, Mindmoil, Fateful Showdown, Collective Defiance, and maybe Barbed Shocker. Idk about him though.

Hyperalgialysis on Leaving Sram with a Paradox of a Storm

1 month ago

Went to standard constructed the other day, one of my opponents was playing a similar build. I have been toying with different color combinations for super friends to different levels of success. This past week was bant super friends and one of my sideboard cards is Consulate Crackdown. I brought it in game 2 to shut down his strategy and had a terrible surprise. He turns his deck into jeskai spells game 2. The deck swaps out a lot of the improvise cards for things like Enigma Drake and things like Fateful Showdown. Might be worth tinkering around with for a sideboard surprise. Standard constructed is monday at my lgs if I can get the full sideboard list I will put it up.

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