Jinxed Ring


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage 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) Rare

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Jinxed Ring


Whenever a nontoken permanent is put into your graveyard from play, Jinxed Ring deals 1 damage to you.

Sacrifice a creature: Target opponent gains control of Jinxed Ring. (This effect doesn't end at end of turn.)

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Jinxed Ring Discussion

sonnet666 on [List] The MTG Weapons Arsenal

7 months ago

Don't stop now. I believe in you!

freezerboy on Darien Suicide Control

2 years ago

FourDoughnut, it looks like Jinxed Ring errata'd so that it doesn't trigger on tokens hitting the graveyard. Still useful in the deck, just not in the way you're thinking and not nearly as powerful.

DiamondFlavor on I See White People.....

2 years ago

I had once theory-crafted a Darien deck that was more focused on combos than swarms and pumps. Looking here makes me want to bring that back and actualize it.

Blasting Station can do some wacky things for you. You can sacrifice a soldier to shoot yourself for one, which triggers Darien to make another soldier and untaps the Station. This loop is potentially handy. If you have any of the Soul Warden effects in play, it makes a closed loop. If you have multiples, you get infinite life. You can also abuse any other "enters the battlefield", "leaves the battlefield", or "dies" triggers, particularly things like Mentor of the Meek, Goldnight Commander, Cathars' Crusade, which already play into the swarm strategy anyway. With this loop, Altar of the Brood is a win-condition. Requiem Angel in the mix gives you infinite flying spirits.

I understand that this is mostly a footnote to your strategy, and that many playgroups do not encourage or allow infinite combos. I just like mentioning it because Darien gets really funky for a mono white commander. Also, Blasting Station is a fine card to have anyway just for the non-infinite synergies with your commander. Say an opponent tries to exile something you want to reanimate, or tries to Mind Control Darien, or just targets your things with removal, it's usually going to be worth it to net the soldier instead.

Also, sacrifice outlets let you go infinite in a few other ways: Reveillark, Karmic Guide, and a sac outlet lets you loop infinitely, as your can use Reveillark's LTB to grab Karmic Guide and another <2 power creature, then use Karmic Guide to grab Reveillark. Sun Titan (who I recommend you play anyway because he's so good) makes a loop with Fiend Hunter, as you can exile the Titan under the Hunter, then sac the Hunter to return the Titan, then use the Titan's ETB to return the Hunter. This lets you sac the Hunter infinite times, with, say, Blasting Station to win. Same thing also works with Gift of Immortality or Angelic Renewal and Sun Titan (sac the Titan, the enchantment returns him, he returns the enchantment).

In addition to Blasting Station, Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Altar are worth playing even in the non-combo route for times when you need mana more than bodies. It's not a fringe situation to have Well of Lost Dreams, Ashnod's Altar, and Soul Warden and just turn your dudes into straight cards. Or just Mentor of the Meek and Ashnod's Altar. You can also do stuff like sac 10 soldiers to Ashnod's for (20), then Martial Coup for x = 20.

Altar of Dementia might seem like a weird choice, until you have 10 soldiers with +/+ from Dictate of Heliod or Cathars' Crusade and your opponent has Propaganda or plays Rakdos Charm or a board wipe.

Jinxed Idol and Jinxed Ring give you steady but bearable sources of damage to self when you don't want to rely on forcing opponents to attack you. Also, they provide an opportunity to sacrifice when needed, and can be a nuisance for opponents who can't get rid of it or use the damage as easily as you can.

Just some ideas.

Mj3913 on What are the best permanents ...

2 years ago

Grid Monitor & Rust Elemental would be good. Maybe even Jinxed Idol and Jinxed Ring if you can get rid of the first prior to your next upkeep.