Hero's Downfall


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

Spirits on Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon

20 hours ago

Good Analysis, I also find people don't like seeing Kaalia of the Vast even when there's a Prossh, Skyraider of Kher, but always good fun, fellow Kaalia of the Vast player Kaalia, the Purifier

I'm not sure Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon fits. He is an AMAZING dragon, but for CMC 5 4/4 Infect, he's probably not getting there on 10, maybe with the Sword of Feast and Famine and maybe if you loaded up with an Aggravated Assault but he doesn't have any followup support to get the ball across the goal line.

I tried to make Sublime Archangel, she seemed perfect, CMC 4 for a 4/3 Flying Exalted. She could trigger Kaalia of the Vast make her big. What ended up happening is she would sit there to exalt Kaalia of the Vast and then I'd drop an Angel/Demon/Dragon in and become useless, because next turn I'm attacking with my Hellkite Tyrant and my Kaalia of the Vast to drop my Rune-Scarred Demon. She is an amazing aggro Angel, but my guess is you'll find she isn't as effective as she looks.

Instead of a Hero's Downfall or Utter End may consider Anguished Unmaking. Cheaper and multi-functional. I like lots of control though, so I run all 3 of these in my deck.

Shred Memory and Stoneforge Mystic (Can search, play a sword for CMC 2, as well and use it!) also alternative ways to pull the Lightning Greaves.

Talisman of Indulgence > Rakdos Signet.

Aggravated Assault works good as an alternative to Hellkite Charger making the Sword of Feast and Famine have additional targeted value. Could also Tutor the Aggravated Assault with Dimir Machinations or an Idyllic Tutor.

Some ideas to think of hopefully as well. Lots of other discussion in my decks description if your interested. Still working on making Kaalia of the Vast consistent and Aggro. +1.

DragonHaiku on House Dimir Lore

2 days ago

Inkfathom Infiltrator is strictly better than Deathcult Rogue

Dimir Infiltrator is better than Dimir House Guard and still retains transmute.

Sygg, River Cutthroat Deserves a place in the deck because of all of the unblockable.

Thassa, God of the Sea also deserves a place in the deck because of all of the blue symbols that would be in play.

Dissolve is also a much better card than Cancel

Changes I would consider:

-4 Deathcult Rogue

-1 Dimir House Guard

-2 Inkfathom Witch

-1 Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker

-1 Midnight Recovery

-2 Cancel

+1 Dimir Infiltrator

+2 Sygg, River Cutthroat

+2 Thassa, God of the Sea

+2 Dissolve

+4 Inkfathom Infiltrator

Hero's Downfall

SaSSolino8 on But what if Obliterator is not kill?

3 days ago

The land is there mostly because "why not?", and with all that devotion Erebos, God of the Dead is a 4-mana huge indestrucrible creature that can draw me cards, I honestly couldn't care less about lifegain.

I don't think I need 2 Hero's Downfalls as I already have ton of removal and 4 copies of Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx are too much as it's legendary.

I appreciate the input, but I'm not all that into those suggestions.

samuelmood11 on Just a Random Modern Deck

3 days ago

Well, to be honest, from the looks of your deck now, I see more of a zombie tokens deck, splashed with removal. It's not a bad deck, actually. It's pretty fast, and can flood the board with 2/2s REAL quick. I feel like you could make a pretty good zombies deck. Blood Scrivener is a must if you're going to be emptying your hand relatively fast. So maybe 2 or 3 copies of him? Lifebane Zombie is good, but it fits better in the sideboard until you go against those green or white decks. Liliana's Reaver is a really good 4 drop, especially if your going for the zombie tokens. More copies of him would be good. Xathrid Necromancer is a really solid 3 drop. More copies of him. Keep maybe a 1 of Soul of Innistrad? A one of In Garruk's Wake. Then maybe a 3 of Ultimate Price and a 2 of Hero's Downfall? Use 2 copies of Empty the Pits. Then some reanimation spells like Ghoulcaller's Chant, Ritual of the Returned, and Fated Return. If you need any more help, just hit me up! I'm welcome to make suggestions.

What4joke on But what if Obliterator is not kill?

3 days ago

The inclusion of only a single copy of Shizo, Death's Storehouse seems a little pointless, since you only have one legend. I would say either boost the number of legends and Shizos or replace it with another Shrine to Nyx. Then I would also add that I don't like the inclusion of Erebos, God of the Dead, unless you are really concerned with lifegain opponents, which I wouldn't be with so much creature control in the deck. They can only gain so much life with an empty board and you rolling them with Obliterator. You're also creature heavy. So you can take out the Gods and fit in two of those Hero's Downfall's which is a great instant. Or you can just run 2 more lands but that's you're prerogative.

RingweMakil on Dark Visions

4 days ago

Wirox, that is an interesting suggestion - potentially I could replace even the Flaying Tendrils in the side with the Expertise. It could be that I need to replace Bile Blight with an Expertise; I tend towards Blight because it is a 2 mana kill spell - but I will certainly test this, thank you for the suggestion. If I am consistently casting Ancestral Vision off Expertise, I will add it to the deck. If not, I don't think it will be enough value.

Liliana of the Veil is not good with my countermagic, unfortunately; I prefer Jace as a way to slow down aggro, stop Young Pyromancer and Lingering Souls shenanigans and win the game off his ultimate (Liliana does not win the game on ultimate - given that I want to be maintaining a clear board state, she'll be hitting a bunch of lands and maybe one creature).

Worth noting that usually I'll just concede game 1 against Tron because most of my deck is terrible against it. Post board, though - out goes all the removal including Engineered Explosives besides Hero's Downfall, to be replaced by Transgress the Mind, Extirpate, Geth's Verdict, Summary Dismissal, Disdainful Stroke, and Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver.

Wirox on Dark Visions

4 days ago

You should definitely consider Yahenni's Expertise - it's nuts with Ancestral Vision. And I'd run fourth Fatal Push cutting Bile Blight or Hero's Downfall.

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