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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
1 week ago
My list is pillowfort, but finds its wincons in amassing tokens using things like Assemble the Legion and Anointed Procession and then beating face with buffs from Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite or Cathars' Crusade.
Heartless Hidetsugu with double damage/lifelink/etc. also helps to hit the table hard while you sit in a healthy position which also allows your weenies to finish off your opponents.
3 weeks ago
I think that a lot of Commander players have a bias in that they perceive what they are doing as fine and what their opponents do as problematic.
For example, I have no problems with playing an Ink-Treader Nephilim deck and ending every game by casting Act of Treason on my Commander. (Also, make sure your group is okay with using Nephilim as Commanders). Other players may disagree. I've also run a Heartless Hidetsugu deck where I played quiet until I judged the time was right and then killed everyone in a turn. From my end it was about playing crafty and carefully manipulating life totals, watching untapped land and waiting to spring the combo on people.
I have a friend who's made Kambal and Nekusar decks. After a few games I hit on the strategy to deal with him: Kill his Commander every time it was played and/or kill him first. We had a good discussion about it though, where I laid out that the optimal thing for me to be doing in this games was eliminating his Commander or eliminating him. In the end I would like to think we've somewhat compromised. He has other decks and I've developed some counters to his decks. He doesn't play the decks I hate as much and when he does I don't focus him unless he "deserves" it. That was really the thing that prompted the discussion: I tried to keep him down and he kept saying, "Why me? I haven't done anything!"
So my advice would be that if you have someone in your group that you're on good friendly terms with you should have a discussion about what you feel like might be an unfair thing to do, but seems like the most reasonable counter to their decks. It worked for me.
1 month ago
The first answer is the correct one. Heartless Hidetsugu will use the team's life total to calculate the amount of damage to be dealt to each player, so the team ends up taking 2x whatever that number was.
The third answer was true under a much older version of the rules, but hasn't been for many years. The second answer is completely bizarre.
1 month ago
I will play EDH two headed giant with my friends, and i found Heartless Hidetsugu a pretty strong commander, but i dont know exactly how it works
I do googled before, and i get 3 different answers:
a) it will kill any team with even life total
b) if the life total of a team is 40, it will deal 20 damage to one player and 10 to the other, making the team lose 30 life points
c) the total damage will be equal half of the team's life total
Which one is correct?
1 month ago
1 month ago
Yeah, I have my deck right here. Do note the description is partially under construction, so it might mention some cards that are no longer in the deck or lack descriptions for some of it's mechanics.
To say the least both cards I suggested to you have worked wonderfully in shutting down commanders such as Atarka, World Render and Uril, the Miststalker as well as other threats like Blightsteel Colossus from pulling off one-shot KO's. The Bridge and Presence give ample enough time to react when you need it most. While Divine Presence doesn't turn off combat it effectively wrecks commanders like Ruric Thar, the Unbowed, Heartless Hidetsugu, and Vial Smasher the Fierce where Ensnaring Bridge would fail to protect you from, and 3 damage at most is a lot better to take than instances of 8, 9, or 10 damage.
1 month ago
Quicksilver Amulet for cheat in creatures.
Fervor for haste, since you wanna wack face asap
Wear / Tear for some removal and it's flexible
Duelist's Heritage is pretty good
Enlightened Tutor is pretty important for tutoring
Baneslayer Angel is pretty good with Odric around
Lightning Greaves hasty hasty =D
Heartless Hidetsugu hmmm maybe could try this
Honor of the Pure since most of your creatures are white, cheap anthem effects are always good
Mother of Runes protection and unblockable is always good =)
Vandalblast Artifact hate
Mind's Eye could help with card draw
Sensei's Divining Top most decks run this for a very good reason, could be useful if you wanna build other decks too