Last-Ditch Effort


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Urza's Legacy (ULG) Uncommon

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Last-Ditch Effort


Sacrifice any number of creatures. Last-Ditch Effort deals X damage to target creature or player, where X is the number of creatures sacrificed this way.

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Last-Ditch Effort Discussion

greatdevourer on Who Doesn't Love Dragons???

7 months ago

So here are some of the cards that might help with your Meta.

First Choice: Altar of Dementia, Perilous Forays, Scapegoat, Last-Ditch Effort, Renounce, Plunge into Darkness, Goblin Bombardment
Seconds Choice: Phyrexian Altar, Ashnod's Altar
Third Choice: Shivan Harvest, Tooth and Claw, Undercity Informer, Disciple of Griselbrand

I didn't really list them in any order. Evaluate them and let me know what you think.

Xynarth on A Literal Ton of Locusts

10 months ago

You need to play Last-Ditch Effort

TheRedGoat on Purphoros, Forger of Goblins [[Primer]]

1 year ago

Okay, so presuming that Outnumber and Gempalm Incinerator are not what you'd want, those being creatures only for targeting, then Massive Raid and/or Last-Ditch Effort are your "better" options over Burn at the Stake. While both cards are less damaging, and the effort destroys your own board, the ability to do so use them in response to a board wipe or have them waiting for a sudden spike in damage highly underrated.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on

1 year ago

Suggest removing:

Footbottom Feast (Wort already returns Goblins to your hand every turn anyway)

Last-Ditch Effort (Goblin Bombardment does the job better)

Boggart Forager (his effect is kind of useless)

Kill-Suit Cultist (weak and situational removal)

Zo-Zu the Punisher (he doesn't really contribute to your game plan)

Horde of Boggarts (good card, but since this deck is multicolor, could be replaced with something stronger)

Goblin General (without ways to gain additional combat phases or create token copies of him, he's kind of weak)

Rummaging Goblin (bit expensive for a delayed effect, poor topdeck if your opponent removes it)

And either Beseech the Queen, Goblin War Cry, or Mob Justice.

misterg0ld on EDH - Hazezon

1 year ago

Ahhhh, I see the misconception now! So, Hazezon works in a really weird way (that I usually explain to those I sit down at a table with before I play with him). He actually doesn't trigger and create the tokens on ETB. He creates a delayed triggered ability that puts the sand warriors into play at the beginning of the next upkeep, regardless of whether he's in play or not. So that actually lets me use sorcery speed tricks with him (such as Altar of Bone), or chump block with him if someone is silly and wants to attack me while he's in play. It actually behooves me to get rid of him before the Sand Warriors come in, because his leaves-play trigger won't remove any of the tokens, as they haven't shown up yet. Though of course, you're right in that instant speed tricks are much better.

All of it sounds like overpowered malarkey, but his rulings section clarifies everything:

All of that being said, Last-Ditch Effort is a HOT tip, and I'm absolutely going to add that. :)

chetoos on EDH - Hazezon

1 year ago

A couple of different options instead of using Altar of Bone, because the way the stack works prevents the trick you want to use it for, are Fiery Conclusion, Collateral Damage, Renounce the Guilds, and Last-Ditch Effort. None of them quite give you the power of searching up any creature card in your deck, but all of them are quite good at removal, or, in the case of last-ditch, can actually just kill someone if you have enough tokens.

darial95 on thallid blast

1 year ago

I find Last-Ditch Effort I can use this it cost only 1 Mountain and now I think isn't better a deck only green red?

sonnet666 on Need to make a cut. ...

1 year ago

Last-Ditch Effort is pretty lousy, you might as well be using Goblin War Strike.

And Mana-Charged Dragon seems pretty useless.

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