Heartless Hidetsugu


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

Butterpeat on Samut, Voice of Dissent | Untap Creatures

3 days ago

Cool deck! I recommend Heartless Hidetsugu. If you untap it and do the ability again while the first one is on the stack, it kills everyone with an even life total and brings everyone else to 1.

Gidgetimer on Holding priority with split second

4 days ago

BlueScope just because split second is involved doesn't make it any less sub-optimal to respond to Heartless Hidetsugu's activation with Molten Disaster rather than doing one thing at a time. You have already pointed out that if there is a morph out there is a possibility of Stratus Dancer and there are other morph creatures that counter when flipped up. There are also triggered counter spells and mana abilities that require a discard along with madness counters.

Granted you can check to make sure that none of these things are possible before casting the spells. Alternatively, you can just follow the best practice of putting one object on the stack at a time (unless there is a reason for multiple) and not get "got" if you miss something.

Gidgetimer on Holding priority with split second

4 days ago

BlueScope, my problems with the proposed course of events are twofold:

  1. We never got the format so I assume kitchen table casual. As such Heartless Hidetsugu equipped with Grafted Exoskeleton is only lethal infect if they have not lost life, or if they have gained more than they lost. Casting Molten Disaster will do damage to the opponent making Hidetsugu not leathal.

  2. Molten Disaster could be cast first and then activate Heartless Hidetsugu. Generally if you do not have to put multiple objects on the stack at the same time it is advisable to not. Obvious exceptions are stack exploitation strategies since they rely on putting multiple objects on the stack simultaneously.

Neotrup on Holding priority with split second

4 days ago

While this play works, you could also cast Molten Disaster first and then use Heartless Hidetsugu after it resolves, removing the need for Vedalken Orrery.

Colgate on Holding priority with split second

4 days ago

116.3c: If a player has priority when he or she casts a spell, activates an ability, or takes a special action, that player receives priority afterward.

Yes you get the priority after activating ability of Heartless Hidetsugu. If you kick Molten Disaster, opponent can't cast spells nor activate nonmana abilities until Molten Disaster leaves the stack and SBA's are checked. Molten Disaster deals damage to players too and this might make Heartless Hidetsugu nonlethal.

Gidgetimer on Holding priority with split second

4 days ago

You can hold priority to cast Molten Disaster after activating Heartless Hidetsugu. It seems like a bit of a sub-optimal play to me, but it can be done.

EgyptianSpaceGamer on Holding priority with split second

4 days ago

I have Heartless Hidetsugu equipped with Grafted Exoskeleton (lethal infect), and a Vedalken Orrery on field and Molten Disaster in hand. My opponent has Typhoid Rats and Voidmage Husher on field and Pit Fight in hand (deathtouch fighting and countermagic)... If I activate Ogre's ability, can I hold priority, cast split second, and kill my opponent's Rats and Wizard? Or does my opponent have the chance to kill Ogre with the Rats, and flash in Wizard to counter my ability ALL BEFORE I cast split second? (I apologize for the complexity of this question)

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