Heartless Hidetsugu

Legality

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
Oathbreaker 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.

Heartless Hidetsugu Discussion

Wowe-Peanut on Eternal Pain and Suffering Remastered

1 week ago

You should add Heartless Hidetsugu and some X mana burn cards to combo with your commander

Spirits on Glissa, Scrap Trawler $50 EDH

1 week ago

Hi RobsJourney,

Glissa, the Traitor was my first Budget Commander League deck.

I primarily built it, without infinite combos, to participate in this league.

I really enjoy the First Strike + Deathtouch, it's an amazing combination.

It was originally a Modular build, around Birthing Pod , then it slowly transitioned into a primarily deck, now I'm trying to move toward more drawing to be able to ramp lands out to have more consistency with Mind Slaver .

Because of the restriction on budget Mtggoldfish.com at $49.58, so it evolves and changes as the prices of cards shift.

Currently, it's core strengths:

Control, sometimes I control the creatures (effectively) of all 3 opponents at the same time. When I get an Executioner's Capsule lock it can be pretty fun.

Recursion, it's good, gets the Artifacts recurring and utilized properly can prosper

Weaknesses:

No infinite combo, most of my other Budget Commander League decks have build in infinite combos (eg. Brago, King Eternal , Alesha, Who Smiles at Death ) or one shot kills with damage / commander damage ( Heartless Hidetsugu , Animar, Soul of Elements ).

I found ramping into the 10 mana required to recur the Mind Slaver was too slow (1 hour time limit on Budget league games), so instead of just increasing ramp (through artifacts), I've increased the draw. ( Ohran Viper for example)

Damage output, was good at keeping creatures off the board, but didn't have enough offense to do 3 players x 40 damage in the 1 hour, plus I was mitigating other players ability to damage each other. This is what led to the addition of Bonehoard , Nighthowler cards. I lost Blood Artist due to it's price escalating, which sucked, it's key, but I've added Poison-Tip Archer , which is no Blood Artist but he also has Deathtouch and Reach, plus instead of 1 opponent, he hits all opponents.

Glissa, the Traitor is still one of my favorite commanders, she has her strengths, has her weaknesses, she doesn't overload on abilities like Infect (which she could), so I very much enjoy playing her. Golgari () doesn't have enough combos to play cEDH, but in a Budget league, she is an excellent deck.

I have been trying to more move towards Deathtouch as well wherever I can as well, since it kind of plays towards that.

I've been playing this deck for over 4+ years, and never dismantled, only changed as the ebs and flows of the prices increased. If she was $100, she could be much more lethal.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Toshiro

1 month ago

So I just happened to upload my Heartless Hidetsugu draft, and your toshi deck appeares right above it. So now here I am, enjoying the sight of another umezawa build. Yours looks great. As you can basicallly just slam any instant removal into toshi, I won't suggest any of those. But a card you should definitely try is Glaring Spotlight . Heads up for the great deck. Maybe take a look at mine? Double Tap (Toshiro Umezawa "instant value")

kamelyan on Mogis Table Hate

1 month ago

Hoobynobber7395, Alesha, Who Smiles at Death 's ability can only be activated during the attacker's step, allowing the opponent a chance to block Master of Cruelties during the declare blockers step (or to respond with removal). If you absolutely must connect with a player (and again, barring removal), a Dauthi Embrace would do the trick.

spoonlordprime, if you want to get your opponents to hate you, try turn one Sol Ring and Ankh of Mishra .

I've built a couple Mogis, God of Slaughter Group-Slug decks. I hope you would check one out tell me what you think. Maybe you'll also see a few cards that can liven up your deck, like Heartless Hidetsugu or Spellshock .

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Drakorya on CHALLENGE MY DECK-BUILDING SKILL

1 month ago

Another idea:

Make a BRWG coloured deck that focuses on manipulating players life totals to win.

Include the cards Near-Death Experience , Tree of Perdition , Tree of Redemption , Vhati il-Dal , Triskaidekaphobia , Heartless Hidetsugu , and Hidetsugu's Second Rite .

Burn can be utilized as a secondary win condition.

Church_of_Rakdos on La angeloj

2 months ago

imho if you intend to go to this route and you have no intention of going Mayael, then I would add in Azusa, Lost but Seeking , Rites of Flourishing , Collective Voyage , Veteran Explorer , Hypergenesis , Magus of the Vineyard , Ghirapur Orrery , Reality Scramble , Sunbird's Invocation , Selvala's Stampede , Gate to the AEther , etc. to be able to play a lot of these cards without getting mana screwed since you won't always draw Mayael and have an obscenely high avg cmc.

I would look into more cards like Goblin Sharpshooter , Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker , Krenko, Mob Boss , Sylvan Library , Combat Celebrant , Shalai, Voice of Plenty , Selvala, Heart of the Wilds , Angel of Condemnation , Ahn-Crop Champion (and various other exert cards)), Elvish Piper , etc.

You could also definitely go for infinite attack phases with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Combat Celebrant , Hellkite Charger + Savage Ventmaw , Godo, Bandit Warlord , Aurelia, the Warleader , etc.

Honorable Mentions: Vernal Equinox , Possibility Storm (trade cheaper creatures in for your larger ones), Oath of Druids , Yisan, the Wanderer Bard , Champion of Rhonas , Sword of the Animist , Sword of Feast and Famine , Lifecrafter's Bestiary , Feldon of the Third Path , Heartless Hidetsugu , Stonehewer Giant , etc.

Let me know how the list comes along.

VesuvanDoppelbanger on Merciless Indeed...

2 months ago

Kaervek is just misunderstood, like his buddy, the Heartless Hidetsugu . +1, fun budget build!

seshiro_of_the_orochi on It's Vampires I Swear...

2 months ago

Pretty nice deck. I know he's not a vampire, but considering some your vampires start going crazy at low opposing life totals, Heartless Hidetsugu might be quite useful.

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Heartless Hidetsugu occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Red: 0.29%

Rakdos: 0.37%