Heartless Hidetsugu

Heartless Hidetsugu

Legendary Creature — Ogre Shaman

Tap: Heartless Hidetsugu deals damage to each player equal to half that player's life total, rounded down.

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy (CNS) Rare
Betrayers of Kamigawa (BOK) Rare

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Legality

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

Heartless Hidetsugu occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Red: 0.29%

Rakdos: 0.37%

Heartless Hidetsugu Discussion

ghostfire86 on Xantcha, Suicide Agent

4 weeks ago

A few things I’ve noticed about the deck.

Your infinite mana loop is slow and board dependent. Try incorporating the Rings of Brighthearth and Basalt Monolith Combo to really crank out that mana on her activated ability.

You run a lot of creature steal but no sac outlet to prevent the creature from returning to your opponents.

Two infinite mana loops in the deck would be beneficial towards running Torment of Hailfire

Thran Turbine helps reduce your commanders activated ability.

Archfiend of Despair is great, but works even better with Havoc Festival , Sower of Discord , and Heartless Hidetsugu .

Since you’re running Tainted Strike , Glistening Oil gives infect and the negative aspect of it can be controlled with the Unspeakable Symbol and AEther Snap . Phyresis also grants infect. This strategy works exceptionally well with your already built in Dauthi Embrace and Rogue's Passage .

The build is off to a good start, but isn’t very stream lined towards consistency. Polluted Bonds seems like a filler. Stormbreath Dragon is a bad mana dump that is only relevant if opponents draw a large hand and don’t discard down. Situational at best. I’ve only seen Pyrohemia and Pestilence become relevant in jund dino fight decks and devastate your field to much because this deck isn’t geared towards their abuse. You have enough deterrence built in already.

Braid of Fire in the maybe pile would be amazing early game and worth wasting a tutor you grab it since you’ll then have free draws once your commander is out. Speaking of tutors, add Diabolic Intent to sac a creature you stole while tutoring for your wincon pieces.

Use Dockside Extortionist and Treasure Nabber for more ramp. I see a lot of destroy artifact spells, but there are other advantages to be had don’t you think?

PrestonShilling on Master of Cruelties

1 month ago

Honestly, this looks like it would be fun to pilot, and very well put together. Seems pretty streamlined to me. My only suggestion would be to consider something that gives protection from colors or land walk?

Quietus Spike can be a fun thought?

If you wanna play on the wild side, give Heartless Hidetsugu a thought. It can drain that last 1 damage, if you get through with your commander. Lol

+1 for creativity!

Brynx on Torbran, Thane of Incremental Damage

1 month ago

@TetrAggressive

Out of the cards you suggested, I could see Unstable Obelisk and Leyline of Punishment making it in.

Curse of the Pierced Heart seems like a quick way to make an opponent hate you. If they don't have an answer to the enchantment, they might turn to player removal to get rid of it.

Heartless Hidetsugu is definitely powerful, though it has some rather dampening downsides. At 5 CMC, he will be in the top 10% of the cards by cost. This combined with him not doing anything the turn he is played makes it hard to include him.

Scour from Existence would be the highest CMC card on the list if it made it in. There is a definite usefulness in being able to remove any permanent, but it is just too high CMC to play.

TetrAggressive on Torbran, Thane of Incremental Damage

2 months ago

Curse of the Pierced Heart for a bolt every turn on a certain player.

Heartless Hidetsugu for a race you win because you're getting an extra 2 damage each time.

Leyline of Punishment for an answer to decks that have options against burn.

Scour from Existence / Unstable Obelisk since mono-red doesn't have many spot removal options for permanents.

discipleofgary73 on Come On Baby Light My Fire

2 months ago

Okay, I love the flavor of the deck. I think the damage aspect could still be improved, but I also think it's very hard to focus. So, I apologize for throwing all of these options at you: Gratuitous Violence , Fireblast , Curse of Bloodletting , Seething Song , Mordant Dragon (I think this would stack), Claws of Valakut , Jaws of Stone , Breath of Darigaaz , Cosmotronic Wave , Ashling the Pilgrim , Embercleave , Heartless Hidetsugu , Koth of the Hammer .
As for cuts, I (without thinking very much and just reacting to a first read through) am leaning towards: impact tremors, stolen strategy, vicious shadows, war's toll ( I don't think this will stack with mana barbs and burning earth, but I could be totally wrong), red elemental blast, sarkhan the masterless, and ugin the ineffible.

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