Hero's Downfall


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

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Theros Rare
Promo Set Rare

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Hero's Downfall


Destroy target creature or planeswalker.

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Hero's Downfall Discussion

Vaan on Torment

5 hours ago

I would not run more than 2 Cruel Reality, it is super expensive to cast so you really don't want to see it early in the game and you have a way to fetch and cheat it into play with Bitterheart Witch.

Your deck is extremely slow, you're running way too many mana intensive cards. Modern is a very fast format with games often ending by turn 4, so i would recommend lowering your mana curve. Noxious Gearhulk is too expensive for what it does, Shriekmaw CMC is way to high for a 3/2 creature and it'ss ETB effect is subpar for the evoke cost, Barter in Blood is just not a good card and Bearer of Silence can't block and you need to be defensive on the early game to survive until you can cast your curses and Bitterheart Witches.

In order to survive the early game you need cheap removal, Victim of Night, Doom Blade, Disfigure, Dismember, Bone Splinters, Grasp of Darkness and Hero's Downfall are good options, more cheap hand disruption can also help you get to the late game, Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize are the best at this.

Some good defensive creatures for this kind of deck are Gifted Aetherborn, the rat pack Typhoid Rats, Drainpipe Vermin, Ravenous Rats, Rotting Rats, and Gatekeeper of Malakir.

So keep the witches and the curses, cut the expensive creatures for removal and cheaper creatures and you will have a much better deck.

reeljazz7 on Bunch of Dumb Vampires

1 day ago

Nice deck. I run one pretty similar, (VERY similar. Great minds think alike eh?) I've added Blade of the Bloodchief to mine for ramp abilities. I've got Indulgent Aristocrat for his ramp synergy with Bloodghast. I've got Doom Blade as a cheap, non-black removal. Hero's Downfall is there for Planeswalker removal. I also like the back up on First Strike from Stensia Masquerade if El Capitan doesn't show up soon enough.

For your sideboard, might be pricey (you've already broken the bank on LOTV. Got more cash than I do), I would look at Kolaghan's Command. I've got cheaper removals, but if you can spring for Fatal Push, I'd do that for the mainboard. I'm working on that for mine.

If you want to get some ideas from mine, check it out here. Fangs in the Night.

I've got a soft spot for Vamps myself so I love seeing a new fang slinger. I might playtest yours against mine to see which is more consistant.

gravitydefyinghair on Hapatra, Vizier of Plagues

1 day ago

This is great. Stuff like Acidic Slime, Krosan Grip, Doom Blade, Hero's Downfall, and Bramblecrush will also help your cause.

Vaan on what is yours is mine and what is mine is dead

1 day ago

Both aspects of Tasigur, the Golden Fang make it a good card, it has a solid body that can be casted for cheap and its activated ability is a card advantage engine that helps you fuel other delve cards like Murderous Cut and Gurmag Angler.

You have a lot of removal options: Fatal Push, Dismember, Disfigure, Go for the Throat, Doom Blade, Hero's Downfall, Murderous Cut and many more.

The usual sideboard for a discard deck includes Leyline of the Void for dredge and delver matchups, Drown in Sorrow or Bile Blight against weenie and token decks, Smallpox is really good against tron and bogles, Surgical Extraction to take away combo pieces and Pithing Needle because it is great against a wide variety of things. It all depends on what you're expecting to play against.

DrunkManSquakin666 on Kaalia

2 days ago

Simple, but effective. I like it.

'Far as kill spells go, I'd recommend Anguished Unmaking and Dreadbore, considering what you're going for, here. There's also Swords to Plowshares, if you can get your hands on it, Hero's Downfall, and Condemn.

I'd also recommend Thundermaw Hellkite over Bogardan Hellkite, but that's just me. Baneslayer Angel and Bloodgift Demon would also be nice additions to the deck.

Pretty solid deck, though. There isn't much I'd change, to be honest, and your mana curve is wonderfully low to the ground. May you proceed to slaughter all who lie within your path! >=3

TearsInRain23 on Curse of the Vampire

5 days ago

A few tidbits starting with a golden rule: Don't play Tibalt. He is a waste of space in the deck. for what you are doing with this deck you will want planeswalkers that can help you set up your commander some as well as help get the deck flowing/ make blockers. Jace, Unraveler of Secrets is good if you cant afford Jace, the Mind Sculptor. Chandra, Flamecaller for draw and tokens. Ob Nixilis Reignited for card draw and creature hate.

A lot of your counterspells ar every situational and seem like they would be dead in your hand a lot of the time. You may want to scrap most of them for some more reliable kill spells. Scour from Existence, Hero's Downfall, Go for the Throat etc. would be good.

Cyclonic Rift is an essential in any deck with blue. Blasphemous Act would be very useful against opponent swarming with creatures. Damnation or Decree of Pain would also be good.

Drastic Revelation is aweful, aweful, and more aweful. It hurts you more than you may think unles syou benefit heavily on discard. You'd rather get a Phyrexian Arena, Staff of Nin, or even a Wheel of Fate / Wheel of Fortune *for budgetless people.

We could get into tutors but the only budget oen worth anything in commander is Dark Petition so start there.

MegaMatt13 on [[Primer]]-God of the Rising FULL Moon! Butts Up!!

1 week ago

Nice deck! It's definitely provided some inspiration for mine: The Scarab God, Grave Defiler

A couple suggestions:

Rewind is a great counterspell in here. It untaps just enough lands for Scarab God's ability.

You may want to run a couple instant speed kill spells to get rid of opponents' threats and then reanimate them. Hero's Downfall and Curtains' Call are great for this.

Skinnyman on Black Vampire Clan

1 week ago

I added Victim of Night to my sideboard. I thought of Hero's Downfall, but I can kill Planeswalkers with Vampire Hexmage, so, no need.

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