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

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2012 Core Set Rare
2010 Core Set Rare
Tenth Edition Rare
Classic Sixth Edition Rare
Fifth Edition Rare
Fourth Edition Rare
Revised Edition Rare
Unlimited Edition Rare
Collector's Edition Rare
International Collector's Edition Rare
Limited Edition Beta Rare
Limited Edition Alpha Rare

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Whenever a player taps a land for mana, Manabarbs deals 1 damage to that player.

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Manabarbs Discussion

Errast on Help being a monster

2 weeks ago

If you're looking for Cheap stax decks, I'd recommend Derevi, Empyrial Tactician over Narset personally, but I'll throw up a list here just in case.

Really, any card that screws with the landbase are good with commanders like Narset, and Zur. Anyway, Sorry for the long list, and good luck with your deck.

dotytron on Death & Staxes

2 weeks ago

since everyone seems confused by the mana- and i feel that this deck could use some more red anyway- i would suggest something to close out games or lock the board more

my choice would be Pia's Revolution to reuse your artifacts or tax more, win-win!

other ideas i have are Manabarbs locks down and adds pressure to life total, Fumiko the Lowblood makes your board hella scary, Harsh Mentor is cheaper and also adds some more taxes

apowers77 on Like a Boss

3 weeks ago

Hey Darrell this is Austin. I haven't really gone through what should replace what but just a list of what to take out and to add in. The cards that are going on the add list should help speed the deck up and cards that should be taken out are either to slow or just not as good as other cards that are on the add list. Now it's your deck so you do what you want, but these cards should help out a lot. Alright here we go.

Take out:1. Akki Drillmaster2. Aligned Hedron Network3. Banefire4. Faithless Looting5. Flameshadow Conjuring6. Frenzied Goblin7. Goblin Assault8. Goblin Bushwhacker9. Goblin Diplomats10. Goblin Guide11. Goblinslide12. Grenzo, Havoc Raiser13. Hellion Eruption14. Lightning Bolt15. Manabarbs16. Mizzium Mortars17. Mountain18. Mountain19. Need for Speed20. Ogre Battledriver21. Possibility Storm22. Predator Dragon23. Pyretic Ritual24. Quietus Spike25. Raid Bombardment26. Seething Song27. Smuggler's Copter28. Throne of the God-Pharaoh29. Warbreak Trumpeter30. Warstorm Surge31. Zo-Zu the Punisher

Add in:1. Breath of Fury2. Brightstone Ritual3. Caterwauling Boggart4. Cavern of Souls5. Coat of Arms6. Door of Destinies7. Goblin Chieftain8. Goblin Chirurgeon9. Goblin Lackey10. Goblin Matron11. Goblin Recruiter12. Goblin Ringleader13. Goblin War Strike14. Krenko's Command15. Mana Echoes16. Massive Raid17. Moggcatcher18. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx19. Price of Glory20. Purphoros, God of the Forge21. Reforge the Soul22. Sensei's Divining Top23. Shared Animosity24. Shattering Spree25. Staff of Domination26. Stranglehold27. Swiftfoot Boots28. Thousand-Year Elixir29. Vandalblast30. Warren Instigator31. Wheel of Fortune

Nerdytimesorwhatever on Murdertime Funtime

1 month ago

Well here are some very very rude combos that assist your needs for mana or card advantage.

Herald of Leshrac+Zuran Orb=Land steal and sac all the lands when cumulative upkeep fails.Maralen of the Mornsong+Stranglehold=You search every turn, nobody else has access to their library.Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth+Manabarbs+Mana Web=Whoops.

Happymaster19 on Azkaban [Modern Enchantment Prison] *Primer*

1 month ago

The most I could see for the legion is sideboard for control. Even then I like Manabarbs even more for that. Thanks though, Gemini.

thewyzman on Some just want to watch the world burn

1 month ago

Mogis was a consideration, but since I don't own him I thought I'd test the waters of a hate deck with the mono-colored commander I do own. Of the cards you mentioned, Bloodchief Ascension is the only one I have, because it combos infinitely with Mindcrank.

As I mentioned, the deck started as pure hate, but I'm trying to tune it into something that can synergize and hang around a bit and play more. If it turns into more failures, then back will come Manabarbs, Price of Progress, and the like.

If it continues to fail beyond that, I'll look into other hateful commanders such as Mogis.

Flagellum on Some just want to watch the world burn

1 month ago

Sounds to me like you're wanting more of a punisher deck. Mogis, God of Slaughter would give you access to black and other pain spells like Polluted Bonds, Painful Quandary, Bloodchief Ascension ect. Also offers more draw and more control.

Otherwise to really screw over control decks, Mono-red excels at mass land destruction. Couple that with "damned if you do, damned if you don't" type spells like Spellshock, Manabarbs. This will also work well with Mogis. Purphoros is built to be all in and fast. If Purphoros gets out early enough then control decks may have a rough time stopping him. Especially with Price of Glory, MLD, Stoneshaker Shaman and Citadel of Pain, ect.

thewyzman on Some just want to watch the world burn

1 month ago

Honestly, I don't play Purph to win. I made the deck initially as a suicide deck, as a response to the control-heavy multiplayer meta, to see how much damage I can do to as many people as possible. Getting crushed week after week (with decks I spent money on and made in good fun) turned me into a villain, and now I'm trying to tune the deck into something that can kick back at the control decks and maybe even sneak a win once in a while. I call this deck my "Joker" deck, because it simply wants to watch the world burn, and my meta needs a good criminal.

I've replaced pure hate cards like Heartless Hidetsugu, Spellshock and Manabarbs with more synergetic cards in hoping to make the deck gel a bit more, but this deck will always do what it can to hate on control decks, which is why I've always tried to keep Bearer of the Heavens in the list, simply to wreck the board if I feel like the combo decks are getting ready to commit. I've also got Humble Defector if I need to play politics.

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