Heroes' Bane


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Uncommon
Journey into Nyx (JOU) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Heroes' Bane

Creature — Hydra

Heroes' Bane enters the battlefield with four +1/+1 counters on it.

: Put X +1/+1 counters on Heroes' Bane, where X is it's power.

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Heroes' Bane Discussion

Whackanese on If I have Hivestone and ...

4 days ago

So say if Hivestone and Sliver Overlord is already on my field and my opponent had Heroes' Bane and Necropolis Regent... it's my turn and I use Mob Rule ability to gain control of creatures with power of 4 or greater can I use Sliver Overlord's ability to gain control of them permanently or will they go back to their side of the field after my turn...

Homelessguy on It's Feeding Time

1 week ago

What about Heroes' Bane just make him and bigger.

Or maybe Primordial Hydra and Kalonian Hydra ?

KingofCorns on Fishy Bois

4 weeks ago

Surely Copperhorn Scout! I use it in my Rishkar, Peema Renegade deck to combat-trick activate Heroes' Bane for twice as much as I should.

Kaleidescope on Fun Frog

4 weeks ago

Backripper: Heroes' Bane can be a very big threat but doesn't really synergize with the land theme of the deck like Avenger of Zendikar or Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar. It would probably be better in a mono-green ramp deck then here. Thanks for the suggestion though.

Rhadamanthus on Can I respond to a ...

2 months ago

Because of the way Mayael's Aria is written, yes you are allowed to do this. When the Aria's ability triggers and is put onto the stack you can respond by activating Heroes' Bane. As the Aria trigger resolves it will use Bane's current power to evaluate the effect.

If the Aria's ability was written to use an "intervening 'if' clause" then this wouldn't work. This would specifically look like "At the beginning of your upkeep, if [condition is true], [do effect]". Triggers with intervening 'if' clauses don't trigger at all if the given condition is false at the time they would trigger, and thus don't allow for responses to make the condition true. I think the reason Mayael's Aria doesn't use intervening 'if' clauses is because that would probably require three separate triggered abilities, and there's just not enough room in the text box without shrinking the font size significantly.

Catalog9000 on Can I respond to a ...

2 months ago

I have a Heroes' Bane that I played last turn, and a Mayael's Aria on the battlefield.

First, I untap my lands giving me the required to boost him up.

My upkeep kicks in Aria's trigger. It checks to see if I control any creatures with Power 5 or greater.

I currently do not.

Am I allowed to respond to it's check and turn Bane into an 8/8 (As I am the active player) so that when the stacks shifts down to Aria's check, it sees I control an 8/8, so all my creatures now get the +1/+1 counter?

I'm like 95% sure that's how this works. I just wanted to be sure before I design a deck that doesn't function properly.

Color_pie14 on Walls & Monsters & Monster Wall ($24)

2 months ago

Okay, Im convinced. In the playtester I just swung with a 176/176 Heroes' Bane that I played one turn before.

MRDOOM3 on Xenagos, God of Combat

3 months ago

Aggravated Assault interacts nicely with Savage Ventmaw due to infinite combat phases, if you're willing to dish out the money for it.

One janky combo I ran in my Xenagos EDH was Dragon Throne of Tarkir + some big creature like Heroes' Bane or Primordial Hydra (You don't have to run either of these two, any heavy hitter will do). Sure, it turns into a doorstop, but that's the least of your opponents' concerns.

Malignus is a really, really punishing hitter (despite the lack of trample), especially in Xenagod EDH.

Deus of Calamity can be used as a heavy hitter and as land destruction.

Domri Rade is one of the best heavy hitter support planeswalkers in Gruul due to his emblem.

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