Maga, Traitor to Mortals

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Saviors of Kamigawa (SOK) Rare

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Maga, Traitor to Mortals

Legendary Creature — Human Wizard

Maga, Traitor to Mortals enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.

When Maga enters the battlefield, target player loses life equal to the number of +1/+1 counters on it.

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Maga, Traitor to Mortals Discussion

jpermar on The Downward Spiral

3 weeks ago

Sweet changes that already won me a 3-player game!

More discard (anti-control) with Oppression, which works so well in this deck because you're spells have powerful effects, so the cost of discarding a card is payable (relative to the effect). For example, under Oppression, you can cast an Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre and discard a card, but a green player just can't ramp through it. Who's going to play Rampant Growth to fetch a basic land and discard a card? So this card doesn't hurt you much but destroys other decks. Some decks, such as graveyard decks, can actually benefit from it, so obviously you should decide if it's a good idea to cast it.

On another note, this deck needs to play a fast game and finish players off, and Maga, Traitor to Mortals is a fantastic finisher. I just cast a Maga for 11 life loss last night to win a game. Sower of Discord has a higher ceiling, of course, but takes more turns, and turns isn't something you want to give up in this deck.

One more thought about Sower of Discord... note that it mirrors damage done to player A as life loss to player B. So one situation that would be sweet to set up just isn't possible with Sower: mirror your own life loss from draw spells and other downward spiral effects to another player. Bummer. But should they make that card in the future, it would be ridiculous in this deck. And if they already made that card, please let me know!

lance4224130 on Black Devotion

5 months ago

ShreddedByCrows I love your suggestions. I don't play a lot of creatures because I wanted a different deck than the whole creature based shenanigans.

You are right about the Magus of the Coffers, I will be replacing him with Doubling Cube. And Choices of Damnation with Extraplanar Lens. Note to self, change lands to the 'Snow-Covered' versions.

The deck seems to teeter to the suicidal, so the Consume Spirit, Soul Burn, and Drain Life are in there to most offset that loss of life.

Curse of the Cabal will be coming out for Alhammarret's Archive.

Phyrexian Obliterator is great and I will be placing him in replacing All Is Dust.

Lich's Mastery works well with Bloodchief Ascension, Exquisite Blood, Consume Spirit, Soul Burn, Drain Life, Exsanguinate, and lastly, Maga, Traitor to Mortals. However, with that being sad, I believe I need Reliquary Tower.

MrSilk on Lucky Charms (ramp into burn)

1 year ago

Funkydiscogod Thank you for the suggestions! I might actually give Uncage the Menagerie a shot in place of harmonize, mostly because I could use it to tutor for Overgrown Battlement and another wall, which could be crucial for getting my mana ramp for my wincons.

To be honest, I never even thought to look into Genesis Hydra, Maga, Traitor to Mortals or Ana Battlemage.. Those could definitely make great sub-ins for my other win conditions should I try other options, especially Genesis Hydra since I don't have to cast any rainbow to play.

Thanks again for the suggestions!

Funkydiscogod on Lucky Charms (ramp into burn)

1 year ago

I have been looking for a deck that could make Uncage the Menagerie work. This might be it: I think it would be better than Harmonize for you.

At the same cost of Harmonize, not only can you X=2 for 2 more walls, but you can also run win conditions of creatures like Genesis Hydra. At X=3, you can find your Axebane Guardian, and Maga, Traitor to Mortals, and maybe 1-of Ana Battlemage for the insane utility.

I don't know, it's just ideas.

Neotrup on Mimeoplasm+Panharmonicon Interaction Query

1 year ago

Yes, which is exactly the same as if you cast Maga, Traitor to Mortals with X=cards in all graveyards.

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