Killing Wave


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

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Set Rarity
Avacyn Restored Rare
Promo Set Rare

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Killing Wave


For each creature, its controller sacrifices it unless he or she pays X life.

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Killing Wave Discussion

BrandonJamesCAC on Don't matter if you're black or white

1 day ago

Maybe go head on with the 4th Blood Artist and up your Killing Wave to 3

Icbrgr on Are You Alright? You Look SWAMPED!

3 days ago

Thanks a ton for your tips Xica! Very appreciated!

For the idea of behind this deck... Its a tall order i know... but im aiming to keep this deck under $100. It doesn't have to be SUPER COMPETITIVE but yeah i do want it to be able to pull off some wins yknow?

Yeah I definitely do want my opponent to discard and even though the price for Liliana of the Veil went down just one copy is like $20 more than the whole deck. I do have full playsets of Distress and Wrench Mind but im not exactly certain as to what slots I would replace with... like even if i invested in Thoughtseize and picked up Raven's Crime Im just not sure where I would put it/what i'd replace. Currently im thinking that the discard effects happen late game/via cleanup step for the opponent exceeding the maximum handsize and then Necrogen Mists for assistance. Currently as it stands your right i have no way to Blow up all the lands so perhaps i need to integrate more discard enablers.

As for Ensnaring Bridge. The idea seems good. its just too pricey for what im going for... 2 copies of it alone cost more that the entire deck by 20 bucks. Im HOPEING that I finally found a home for Waste Not and some vanilla 2/2 zombie tokens can help chump block with the aid of some spot removal. for a budget Damnation effect i do have a playset of Killing Wave and 2x Necroplasm but just not sure about them...

I love your explanation of Blood Moon... that seems like a very smart idea. But again just not budget friendly and im aiming for mono black... otherwise id try to exploit Liquimetal Coating and green Naturalize/Splinter effects... however; now that you point out the synergy between Ghost Quarter and Life from the Loam thats a lot more tempting now... curse this thin wallet of mine!

As far as scry/tutor is concerned... idk... i have 2x Liliana Vess she does both discard and tutor... any thoughts?

emrakulinsmugglers on Lil' Timmy's Eternal Icecream Headache

1 week ago

Surgical Extraction for your sideboard over extirpate? why not use some removal like Fatal Push? Killing Wave may be an ok boardwipe.

what exactly is the purpose of elixir of immortality? do you need it for life, or do you use it for shuffling back in your yard?

darleen on Obi

1 week ago

Suggestions for your mana base:

Remove: Evolving Wilds, Terramorphic Expanse, Warped Landscape, and Mind Stone. Add: Myriad Landscape, Cabal Coffers, High Market, and Charcoal Diamond.

Tower of Calamities depends a lot of mana to destroy only one creature. Try Black Market in its place.

Bad Moon, Eternal Thirst, and Lashwrithe are fine cards but your creatures are already so huge, I don't think you need them. I would just add more ramp instead: Ashnod's Altar (also serves as a sacrifice outlet), Caged Sun, and Expedition Map (to find Cabal Coffers).

34 lands is simply too few in my opinion so think about cutting Ascendant Evincar, Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder, Nightmare, and Shadowborn Demon for 4 Swamps.

Suggestions for draw and card advantage:

It seems like a great win condition is the interaction between your Commander and Maralen of the Mornsong so I recommend more tutor and dark spells to get the combo out. Maybe switch out: Cremate, Sanguine Bond, Unholy Hunger, Abyssal Persecutor, Visions of Brutality, and Vile Requiem for Night's Whisper, Dark Petition, Behold the Beyond, Ambition's Cost, Beseech the Queen and Viscera Seer.

Suggestions for removal spells:

Several of your removal spells cost alot of mana. To the Slaughter, Reach of Shadows, In Garruk's Wake, Dregs of Sorrow, and Annihilate could be replaced with Diabolic Edict, Hero's Downfall, Killing Wave, Malicious Affliction, and Grave Pact.

Darth_Savage on Waste Not / Warped Devotion

1 week ago

Welcome, you might want to have a look at some 8-rack lists, your deck is different but of a similar style. Some specific thoughts -

  1. Replace Compelling Deterrence with Vapor Snag.

  2. Replace Despise with Duress.

  3. Forced Fruition is too slow and your not running enough discard to make it worthwhile, Killing Wave could be a handy sweeper.

  4. Warped Devotion only really triggers on Compelling Deterrence (most of the time Unsubstantiate is a counterspell) and it costs 3 Brain Pry could be discard or draw.

  5. Mind Slash is again too slow, I'd suggest Inquisition of Kozilek but Raven's Crime combos nicely with Dakmor Salvage.

  6. Abyssal Nocturnus might be better replaced with Nyxathid or Inverter of Truth.

  7. Extirpate, Quest for the Nihil Stone, Augur of Skulls and Dream Salvage are cards worth considering, you will need Ghost Quarter in your sideboard atleast.

Darth_Savage on Can't Win Until You Can

2 weeks ago

Some suggestions, Bone Splinters, Rite of Consumption and Consuming Vapors could be decent sac effects here. I'd say you need some disruption, so at the least Duress, you might be able to use Morbid Curiosity as draw or Killing Wave as sweeper...

Land wise Crypt of Agadeem would be a good fit, otherwise you probably want Ghost Quarter and Golgari Charm in your sideboard.

isaelis on Mazirek, Shaman of the Swarm ($60 budget)

3 weeks ago

Alright here is a ton of cards that seems to fit the theme. Some are definitely better then others I'm just giving a list of cards. Some of these cards are not budget



Vicious Betrayal

Tormented Thoughts

Tendrils of Despair




Ritual of the Machine


Primal Growth

Natural Balance

Life's Legacy

Killing Wave

Innocent Blood

Exhume <-- That is nice with Fleshbag Marauder

Eliminate the Competition

Eldritch Evolution

Edge of Autumn

Dread Return

Diabolic Intent

Dead Drop

Curse of the Cabal

Cruel Edict

Consuming Vapors

Choice of Damnations

Chainer's Edict

Caravan Vigil

Bone Splinters

Bog Down

Barter in Blood


Altar's Reap


Constant Mists

Crop Rotation

Culling the Weak


Merciless Resolve

Momentous Fall

Plunge into Darkness

Rescue from the Underworld

Tragic Slip

Tribute to the Wild

Urborg Justice




Black Market

Call to the Grave

Dark Prophecy

Death's Presence


Dictate of Erebos


Gate to Phyrexia

Grave Pact

Greater Good


Infernal Tribute

Lethal Vapors


Mind Slash


Recurring Nightmare

Squandered Resources

Tainted AEther


Diamond Valley

Dust Bowl

High Market

Lake of the Dead

Miren, the Moaning Well

Phyrexian Tower



Trading Post

Phyrexian Soulgorger

Phyrexian Altar


Jinxed Idol

Helm of Possession

Eldrazi Monument

Demonmail Hauberk

Damping Engine

Claws of Gix

Burnished Hart

Ashnod's Altar

Altar of Dementia


Slum Reaper


Sadistic Hypnotist

Phyrexian Obliterator

Ghoulcaller Gisa

Dawntreader Elk

Champion of Stray Souls


Anowon, the Ruin Sage

Savra, Queen of the Golgari

Hope you find something useful within all these!

Lord.of.Innistrad on athreos deck

3 weeks ago

You could throw in some board wipes, since Athreos is indestructible, it won't destroy him. Maybe Fell the Mighty or Fumigate. If you have a bunch of creatures out then you'll get them back unless your opponents pay a bunch of life. Also, you could consider Killing Wave. Another board wipe kind of card, with possible life drain.

There are more dual W/B lands, such as Orzhov Guildgate and Forsaken Sanctuary, if you didn't know :) I see you have Scoured Barrens though, which is good.

If you'd want to check out my budget Commander deck, that would be much appreciated :-) Cheers!

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