Hero's Downfall

Hero's Downfall

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Destroy target creature or planeswalker.

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Hero's Downfall Discussion

Jimmy_Chinchila on Pls go away Polukranos :(

14 hours ago

I don't know if you're playing enough enchantments for Eidolon of Blossoms to work well, Surrak, the Hunt Caller could be a good replacement, or even Thunderbreak Regent for a flier that punishes removal. I also like Display of Dominance in the side to deal with Hero's Downfall, Murderous Cut, Encase in Ice, etc.

ABadMagicPlayer100 on Just Chatting - Take 3

17 hours ago

Control is ridiculous. The first time I played control I used a Hero's Downfall on a Courser of Kruphix. Never played control since, because I'm obviously horrible at it.

demonicpower on I Found Jesus

1 day ago

Such a long list, I had to grab my laptop to make responding easier.

First off there was Bloodsoaked Champion and Bloodghast, both of these are 2/1s with no really scary ability. If they die they will be back in my hand, however they will die easily so I think without them I would be fine. Same thing with Gravecrawler

Xathrid Necromancer is in the maybeboard, trying to get one. Cartel Aristocrat seems fun, especially with the (very) minor spirit theme as a sac outlet.

Desecration Demon I am unsure about how that card is, I have plenty of opponents so probably won't attack much. My friend is putting it in his Mono Black commander, I'll see how it does there. Also, just not a fan of Abyssal Persecutor

For Doom Blade and Victim of Night spot removal isn't too important in commander, board wipes are more preferred however Hero's Downfall kills planeswalkers, I'll add it.

Erebos, God of the Dead, okay so first off flavor win. Other than that not much special, I have a few ways to make 1/1s, Skullclamp would get me more cards than Erebos, God of the Dead, Phyrexian Arena and Underworld Connections all combined. However that is one card in 99 so might add one of the three.

Cabal Coffers eventually.

Whip of Erebos, I have the life gain alright and Sun Titan as well as the Doomed Necromancer I'm planning to get cover the reanimation.

ForsakenParagon on Crackling end (wanting suggestions)

1 day ago

I feel like the Sign in Blood should be Outpost Siege and taking out 2 Ultimate Price for 2 Hero's Downfall is strictly better.

HorridBEAST on 2015-05-23 update of Watch the ...

1 day ago

Zeondragon: I don't run Atarka, World Render because I don't like a 7 drop that dies to Stoke the Flames. This deck focuses on the 4 and 5 drop slots, and if I am going to play a 7 drop it better change the field the second it comes into play. It is entirely possible that when Atarka, World Render hits the field there are no dragons on the field, alternatively when Dragonlord Atarka hits the field it immediately decimates tokens, or takes out one creature with 5 or less toughness, or kills a planeswalker (or at least moves Ugin, the Spirit Dragon away from ultimate range). I would run Hornet Queen over Atarka, World Render because 5 deathtouching fliers can't be removed by a single Hero's Downfall

I don't run Crucible of Fire because I don't need it. Dragons are pretty big on there own and I only have 10 dragons in the deck. Just like with Atarka, World Render there is a chance that my field is made up of a couple hydras and a phoenix at the moment that I play Crucible of Fire. I would rather run Become Immense as a universal pump spell that can delve to cost 1 mana, can target any of my creatures, and with instant speed I can swing with 3 creatures and cast this on which ever one gets through unblocked

Figag on I Found Jesus

1 day ago

Hmmm. Yes, I see. I forgot the power level of commander. Are any of the other cards useful? If not I'll dig for more because I'd like to at least give you some sort of help.

Can I recommend running some more removal? Perhaps Doom Blade, Hero's Downfall, and Victim of Night?

I also think Erebos, God of the Dead could be pretty good in here to back up Athreos and give some drawpower. Also Whip of Erebos I think would be fantastic.

Maybe Phyrexian Arena or Underworld Connections for some extra draw.

I dunno. I'm not much of an EDH player, but I'll suggest cards until you find a few useful ones. Sorry, I wish I was more helpful. I gave you an upvote though!

jlawsonusmc on BW Warrior Aggro

1 day ago

Completely redid the sideboard. Hopefully this will be enough to keep me prepared for a wide variety of opponents. Moved Hero's Downfall and Sunscorch Regent from main deck to sideboard due to mana cost. Main decked a pair of Secure the Wastes because the card is good at any turn. Main concern right now is weakness in the air. Considering Aven Skirmisher as an early option in the air because it works with my tribal theme at a really low CMC, but am not sure if I want to try it yet.

xzzane on Stupid Tron Meta

1 day ago

Ugin is a problem...You'll have to rely on Thoughtseize and stopping your opponent from getting him out early for the moment. If it turns out to be extremely common then you may consider running Hero's Downfall, but hopefully everything else would be able to prevent an ugin from hitting the field.

Color(s) Black
Cost 1BB
Converted cost 3
Avg. draft pick 2.2
Avg. cube pick 2.67

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Theros Rare
Promo Set Rare

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