Heartless Hidetsugu


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

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

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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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Heartless Hidetsugu Discussion

bradore on 4C Yisan

5 days ago

Your deck is kinda similar to mine. If you're going to be untapping stuff, use Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix and Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder as your commanders.

The one generates you lots of mana you'll need for your stax cards, and you can use Bruse on tapping creatures like Heartless Hidetsugu which nets you 80 life if there's 4 of you. Untap him, do it again, GG.

Some cards worth considering Kiora's Follower , Seedborn Muse , Shaman of Forgotten Ways , Chromatic Lantern for mana fixing, Sensei's Divining Top and Sylvan Library are great with Kydele as well.

ElderCheese on He's A Riot!

1 week ago

Archfiend of Despair just slip in under your 15$ limit as far as I know and it works really well with Heartless Hidetsugu

Wayneh73 on Xantcha, Evil Woman

1 month ago

Heartless Hidetsugu + Wound Reflection or Havoc Festival + Wound Reflection are a couple of nice combos

Have a look at my list for some ideas....


eliakimras on Red/White Angels

1 month ago

Have you considered Boros Signet, Worn Powerstone and Gilded Lotus? Heartless Hidetsugu is game over if Gisela, Blade of Goldnight is out. Furnace of Rath, Dictate of the Twin Gods and True Conviction are great for beatdown. Boros Charm is really versatile in this deck. You can swap Take Vengeance for Swords to Plowshares. Sunforger is the greatest card in Boros and can grab any instant at 4 CMC or less. // It's good to run Command Tower, Battlefield Forge, Temple of Triumph, Needle Spires, Ancient Amphitheater, Boros Guildgate are good for mana fixing. Slayers' Stronghold, Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion and Rogue's Passage are good for combat tricks; Mistveil Plains brings recursion; Spinerock Knoll is great at cheating costs; Secluded Steppe and Forgotten Cave for card selection. // Revitalize, Lightning Helix, Demystify, Fountain of Renewal are subpar in this deck.

goldbot on Blood and Life for Victory

1 month ago

Thank you for the reply scumbling1! I have considered a few of those cards, mainly Heartless Hidetsugu. Considering that Hidetsugu + Dictate of the Twin Gods or any other damage doubler card such as Insult / Injury draws the game for everyone at the table if there is no interaction, (and honestly if everyone loses you still pretty much win in a casual game in my opinion), it is a potent option since there are multiple ways to set up the combo and if you have a card like angel's grace you still "legitimately" win. I'd say that if your meta is more combo/blue deck heavy and there aren't many token decks in your play group, chuck the Ghostly Prison type effects for Hidetsugu and damage doublers, which are potent on their on. I do not like Dire Fleet Ravager in this deck because there aren't many options to abuse its etb over and over. Bond of agony is ok, however since we don't have access to ramp in Mardu, I decided against it. Finally, I am on the fence about Havoc Festival. It stops enemy life gain, but also yours, which is sometimes needed. A better card might be Tainted Remedy Which you could combine with Beacon of Immortality to kill someone. However, I feel that Hidetsugu is a better option in general since it pretty much ignores your opponent's life totals.

scumbling1 on Blood and Life for Victory

1 month ago

I like this list a lot. I have been milling over a similar Licia build myself, and am leaning towards a build with many of the same cards.

Any thought to cards such as Havoc Festival, Bond of Agony, Heartless Hidetsugu, or Dire Fleet Ravager? You should be able to recover from the affects faster than the average opponent.

ccbaseballcc on Mogis, God of Hate

1 month ago

FenrisBurgess This was a previously a Neheb, the Worthy deck and as with this deck was built with cards I have around at the time. Trial of Zeal and Raiders' Spoils were from the old deck that I kept as a way to get devotion and are some of the cards I will end up replacing when I get the cards (and money).

Blood Moon is used because a lot of my playgroup down here use quite a few non-basic lands.

The sacrifice cards are going to be helpful once I pick up a Revel in Riches to put in the deck.

The cards like Heartless Hidetsugu and a lot of the damage I take will balance out once I can find some life gain cards like Exquisite Blood to counteract my own life drain. On top of this, maybe finding a few cards to gain myself some life to stay ahead of the game

I do agree that this deck needs more work and some game ending cards. The only time I played this deck I did lose, but draining the life from my opponents was pretty fun.

Thank you for your feedback!

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