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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
Nullstone Gargoyle is great for creature heavy decks.
Rock Hydra and maybe another couple things with X in the casting cost.
2 weeks ago
Consider adding the following -
Waves of Aggression - Combat win-con.
Might replace the minor spot-removal in this deck...
3 weeks ago
Do you have a public link to your Heartless Hidetsugu deck? I would be very interested in your additional draw utilities and what protection you've come up with in a budget scenario.
I couldn't see one on your profile - all decks.
3 weeks ago
Thanks for the suggestion,
I've added it to my maybeboard, Grafted Exoskeleton is $1.50, so in a $50 budget restricted, it takes a significant role. It can eliminate any players with 20 or more life.
Another issue is that I have very limited protection, 6 to be exact. Only 3 of them, General's Regalia, Glacial Chasm, Pentagram of the Ages will work with Infect, Basilisk Collar, Fortune Thief, and Loxodon Warhammer won't. General's Regalia and Pentagram of the Ages have high activation costs too. Both of my budget tutors only pull Basilisk Collar or Loxodon Warhammer.
I would have to 1) Have enough mana to cast Heartless Hidetsugu, 2) Haste (If a cost like Swiftfoot Boots), 3) Equip Grafted Exoskeleton , 4) Protect (General's Regalia or Pentagram of the Ages ). Worst case need CMC12 to utilize.
I need some better protection, but need budget protection. If I can shore up, to 5 or 6 protection that protect against Infect then I think I can make it a viable play.
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
Possibility Storm is probably the greatest enemy of all to control players there is and it has little down side for your deck.
Karmic Guide is a useful angel and helps with removal problems and Angel of Serenity is good removal/recursion. If you prefer more protective measures there's Aegis Angel, Archangel Avacyn Flip and Deathless Angel for in tribe options.
I think you are better off skipping the voltron route as its kinda slow and instead aim for haste and extra combat effects like Aggravated Assault (goes infinite with Sword of Feast and Famine), Combat Celebrant, Waves of Aggression and just crush your opponents quickly. If you go this route Crescendo of War and Archangel of Strife will make things very interesting.
With that in mind you may have better luck with Aurelia, the Warleader piloting the deck, I personally think the extra combat step is more valuable as your not geared to exploit pinging damage or burn spells with Gisela, Blade of Goldnight. If you don't swap her out you should add Heartless Hidetsugu then and exploit that damage bonus.
1 month ago
I really like No Mercy for protection!
I would change your manabase. To many ETB tapped lands! Check my Nekusar, the Friendship Destroyer list, it is also an 3C Deck (but it's Grixis, not Mardu) and with almost the same land cout. Just change the UR and UB lands for some RW and BW of the same type!
1 month ago
And let's not forget Heartless Hidetsugu whose ability would be crazy with that rules change.
No I don't think any one rules change can fix commander from its current state. You'd have to print cards to fix it. They would need multiple, redundant cheap aggressive creatures with Myriad (Whenever this creature attacks, for each opponent other than defending player, you may create a token that's a copy of this creature that's tapped and attacking that player or a planeswalker they control. Exile the tokens at end of combat.) to give aggro a chance to take on multiple opponents at once.