Heartless Hidetsugu


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy Rare
Betrayers of Kamigawa 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

SpaghettiToastBook on Her eyes and words are so icy, oh but she burns

2 days ago

Your mana curve seems a bit high. I think you should add some mana rocks (Ruby Medallion, Fire Diamond, Sol Ring) and card draw or wheel effects (Reforge the Soul, Magus of the Wheel, Wheel of Fate, Mind's Eye, Faithless Looting). Since you're mono-red, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and Caged Sun are great.

Insurrection and Mob Rule seem like they'd be fun. Other potentially good theft cards include Word of Seizing, Act of Aggression, Kari Zev's Expertise, and Zealous Conscripts.

You might want more haste. Anger, Mass Hysteria, Fervor, Hammer of Purphoros, Emblem of the Warmind, and/or Akroma's Memorial could work.

Heartless Hidetsugu, Price of Glory, and Furnace of Rath might be good too.

For more combats, you can try Aggravated Assault, Fury of the Horde, Relentless Assault, and/or World at War.

Nerdytimesorwhatever on Murdertime Funtime

3 days ago

What playgroup is this deck designed for? Give everyone an idea of what kind of changes you would need to do.

For general stuff, I would say lower Average CMC and add artifact ramp.

You could go a stax route, and run stuff like Harsh Mentor, Ankh of Mishra, Zo-Zu the Punisher, Scab-Clan Berserker, etc. You could even run stuff like Heartless Hidetsugu.

If you want mana balancing help or stax advice, just tag me and ask! Good luck, my friend. Rakdos is a hard EDH color to build correctly.

VesuvanDoppelbanger on stop soldiering on

3 days ago

Heartless Hidetsugu to bring Anya to her full size quick!

JaysomeDecks on Samut, Voice of the Wild

1 week ago

Now, when it comes to my personal recommendations, I would suggest at least a partial voltron approach. Basilisk Collar gives you life gain, and the Deathtouch is fantastic with Samut's Double Strike. It also would go wonderfully with Heartless Hidetsugu, who in turn benefits from your commander's untap ability.

Sword of Feast and Famine and Bear Umbra, as well as Nature's Will, untap your lands, which gives you mana for Samut's ability, as well as the abilities of whatever she untaps. Or just to cast another creature. Nature's Will especially, as it is effective against blue control decks to a degree.

Rancor is even a possibility, as it is a 1cmc enchantment that turns your commander into a double strike trample vigilant hasty 5/4. And once you draw it, you will always have it.

Cards like these let you maximize some of the aggro traits of the deck, putting pressure on your opponents, and making the most of your resources.

5_Emmas_in_Main on Heartless Son of a Bitch

1 week ago

How do you win? Kills Heartless Hidetsugu the opponent with Commander damage? (Does he Commander Damage with tapping?)

carpecanum on Lifelink to the max

1 week ago

Spirit Link and Vampiric Link can both be placed on an opponents creature, negating their damage and activating your bosses ability. They don't require combat damage to work and they stack with lifelink. My favorite target for them is Heartless Hidetsugu or Karona, False God

thewyzman on Some just want to watch the world burn

1 week ago

Honestly, I don't play Purph to win. I made the deck initially as a suicide deck, as a response to the control-heavy multiplayer meta, to see how much damage I can do to as many people as possible. Getting crushed week after week (with decks I spent money on and made in good fun) turned me into a villain, and now I'm trying to tune the deck into something that can kick back at the control decks and maybe even sneak a win once in a while. I call this deck my "Joker" deck, because it simply wants to watch the world burn, and my meta needs a good criminal.

I've replaced pure hate cards like Heartless Hidetsugu, Spellshock and Manabarbs with more synergetic cards in hoping to make the deck gel a bit more, but this deck will always do what it can to hate on control decks, which is why I've always tried to keep Bearer of the Heavens in the list, simply to wreck the board if I feel like the combo decks are getting ready to commit. I've also got Humble Defector if I need to play politics.

ElementalEd on Budget Powerful EDH Cards (Under 2 bucks)

1 week ago

Like i said most of the rings are niche cases, but i didn't mean only breya.

Ring of Thune, Ring of Evos Isle, Ring of Xathrid is useful in Kemba, Kha Regent strategies.

Ring of Valkas, is great in any deck that wants another haste enabler. Heartless Hidetsugu & Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge come to mind.

Marchesa, the Black Rose also likes the +1/+1 counters despite them being a bit slow.

At some point I may take the time to clean up the list to include objectively better cards, and remove the one hardly used. For instance Ashes to Ashes, is WAYY better than Victim of the night, Vendetta, or Go for the Throat IMO. But it currently isn't on the list, because its pretty hard to think of every perfect card for EDH under two bucks, without forgetting some, and including some questionable ones haha.

But thanks for the input! The conversation is always appreciated, and I am glad that you are taking such an interest in commander!

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