Artifact — Equipment

Living weapon (When this equipment enters the battlefield, create a 0/0 black germ creature token, then attach this to it.)

Equipped creature gets +1/+1 for each Swamp you control.

Equip ( can be paid for with either or 2 life.)

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
New Phyrexia (NPH) Rare

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Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Unformat Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Noble Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Leviathan Legal

Lashwrithe occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.42%

Lashwrithe Discussion

Destroyerbirb on Behold, Blessed Perfection

1 month ago

A fellow modern infect player, I see. I love mono-black infect, even though I play UG infect.

You run a lot of lands, and your infect creatures have a high CMC. I think Cathedral of War is a really smart include. Here are the edits I am suggesting.


3x Plague Stinger

3x Ichorclaw Myr

3x Fatal Push


2x Snow-Covered Plains

2x Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon

3x Mind Stone

2x Lashwrithe

In addition to this, I might cut a few cards out of the sideboard for 2x Dismember.

Squirrel_of_War on Taste the Infection

1 month ago

@Mortlocke thanks for the compliment and +1! I have put a lot of thought into running Deadly Rollick and I own 2 copies, the only reason I haven't fully decided is because most of my removal is used before casting Skittles but it is so good I am going to take your advice and at least test it out. I used to run both Nightmare Lash and Lashwrithe but they were underwhelming. If I didn't have 6 swamps out they weren't a 1 hit kill so the swords work much better in their place since I get protection from 2 colors and 2 benefits when they hit the player. I'll probably end up removing Runechanter's Pike in favor of Blackblade Reforged after some additional testing. Turcaut's craftsmanship is unmatched and you can find his business page here. Thanks again!

Mortlocke on Taste the Infection

1 month ago

All praise to Father Yawgmoth what a gorgeous deck! +1 from me. I was wondering what your opinion was on the free C20 cycle? Specifically, Deadly Rollick and how it would fair in your deck. I think it'd be worth experimenting with alongside Lashwrithe. Skittles gaining +1/+1 for each Swamp you control would make a single attack into a guaranteed lethal shot. Probably not necessary but I thought i'd suggest it anyway. I took a look at that custom deckbox as well and it's awesome. Does Turcaut have an etsy store? Or some sort of page where I could browse their wares?

Peoyogon on Shadows - $10 Budget

2 months ago

Thanks Barrysaurus! I didn't have a sideboard for this deck (it was part of the tournament rules) but I would certainly consider putting Lashwrithe there as I really only needed them for match-ups that extended into late-game. One of the biggest problems with this deck is that there is really no turn one plays. While not technically shadow, Tormented Soul would be a nice t1 creature to start chipping in damage. I thought about also running white to add other creatures like Soltari Foot Soldier but in the end I wanted to go simple and avoid any mana issues.

During the tournament, the deck was very strong against one-on-one matches. There were a couple decks that were able to gain life early but it didn't cause too much of an issue. If there was a lot of life-gain, lashwrithe was able to shred quickly once it hit the board. This deck was pretty good against other aggro decks; Vampiric Link is an amazing card as you can boost your own life or put it on an opponent's creature to effectively pacify it. The only really weak match-up was against an aggro infect deck. It effectively negated all my Vampiric Links and also capitalized the deck's very limited blocking options.

The biggest issue was with multiplayer match-ups but that's not surprising, given the aggressive nature (and very limited defensive ability) of the deck.

While my play group plays more Commander these days, I still use it every once in a while. It's still fun to play and has even held its own against several modern decks.

king-saproling on [Primer] If It's Not Black, Put It Back

4 months ago

Cool deck! I like the name haha.

You might consider these cards: Bubbling Muck, Inquisitor's Flail, Blackblade Reforged, Lashwrithe, O-Naginata, Worn Powerstone (played on turn 3, this lets you cast skithy and give him haste on turn 4), Coalition Relic (same as powerstone), Urza's Incubator (same as powerstone), Deserted Temple, Scrying Sheets, Torment of Hailfire, Phyrexian Reclamation, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Not of This World, Storm Cauldron, Icy Manipulator (can tap down a blocker, or use it on Winter Orb / Static Orb before your turn starts so you get to untap while everyone else doesn't >:)

-Jaunty- on Nyctophilia Control

5 months ago

Hi darkdexterminate

firstly thank you for the comment they are both great questions you have asked. I will try to explain them as best and simply as I can, sorry if I go on a little.

I am going to start with the question about the inclusion of Urborg. so Urborg makes every nonbasic land a swamp, itself included (tapping for one black mana). this allows us to play our heavy black cards like Phyrexian Obliterator or Geralf's Messenger more consistently. also later in the game increases the power of our Lashwrithe as any of our nonbasic lands we have drawn up to this stage are now swamps also, they can still tap for there nonbasic ability of course if need be.

Phyrexian Arena vs Dark Confidant, I am going to attempt to properly compare these cards against each other. For this we need to see it from three angles:

what do they offer when they hit the field: Dark Confidant - a body with two power ( can block, attack or equip etc). Phyrexian Arena offers nothing costs more and also comes down a turn later. this is critical in the modern format.

what they offer over time: they both offer the same +1 card per turn, after the first. the life points lost per turn: Phyrexian Arena is easy at 1 life point per turn, Dark Confidant (total CMC = 98) / 60 cards=1.6333 per turn on average. so you see there is not much difference after all. if this life loss adds up or we get unlucky later in the game thankfully we have a heap of creature sacrifice outlets on hand. I hope that showed why bob is the better card.

Again thank you for your question my friend, others may have been wondering the same thing.

good luck on your journey through the darkness.


catmaster0 on Rankle

6 months ago

I'm not sure why you wouldn't run field wipes like Damnation , Toxic Deluge , Languish , Mutilate , etc. given your field wiping goals.

I imagine Cabal Stronghold might be up your alley. Lashwrithe is just a fun an efficient beater in black that works with any of your small guys as well. Heck, as a control deck Empowered Autogenerator should keep your high curved sated in time. Mind Sludge seems like reasonably powerful discard power.

Given this is control idk why you wouldn't have draw power such as Phyrexian Arena , or even Underworld Connections , Coercive Portal . Ob Nixilis Reignited even serves those goals with some removal splashed in.

Generally efficient options like Dismember and Go for the Throat exist as well for spot removal.

Mortlocke on Is Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon ...

7 months ago

what about combining Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon with Lashwrithe ? That would make him considerably scarier - or combine him with cards like Bitterblossom + Contamination ? I think that'd make him plenty scary.

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