Heat of Battle


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Stronghold (STH) Uncommon

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Heat of Battle


Whenever a creature blocks, Heat of Battle deals 1 damage to that creature's controller.

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Heat of Battle Discussion

LittleBlueHero on Laughing As The Kingdom Burns

5 months ago

Hey there!

Sorry it took me so long to take a look. Thanks again for your comments on my take on our zombie cow friend.

A card I always like having in any deck where I need to attack is Dolmen Gate. Being able to attack and not worry about blockers is a real blessing. I would probably replace Pyramid of the Pantheon with it... your commander will be generating absurd amounts of mana as long as he sticks around and the pyramid is more of a color fixer, which you shouldn't need in mono color. Its just kind of slow for what it does.

Two other cards I'm mulling over are Battle Strain and Heat of Battle. I probably won't run both but it gives the deck another way to ensure some type of damage to a player even if they have blockers for days. They also wreck token decks that plan on chump blocking a lot.

I'm still digging through cards looking to top off my deck. I will let you know if I find anything else that seems to fit!

greatdevourer on Suck it Chandler, Ulrich Can be Good!!!

9 months ago

Here's some idea's you may not have considered. Obviously your meta-game is different than mine, but in my multi-player commander games, we get a lot of board wipes. As a result, I tend to ignore 'number of creatures you control' effects because they don't help much when you don't have any. Mana Echoes is cute but I think there are better uses of that card slot.

Genesis, and Loaming Shaman can help with graveyard recursion.

Bower Passage and Spidersilk Armor can help deal with flying creatures.

AEther Sting, Berserkers' Onslaught, Fervor, Gruul War Chant are all helpful combat spells.

Hand to Hand and Heat of Battle fit your theme and can work in your favor.

What about replacing the Alpha Brawl with Arena? The Alpha Brawl is a one-shot but you can use the Arena repeatedly.

I hope you like these suggestions. Good luck.