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

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Set Rarity
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare
2010 Core Set (M10) Rare
Tenth Edition (10E) Rare
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Rare
Fifth Edition (5ED) Rare
Fourth Edition (4ED) Rare
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Rare
Revised Edition (3ED) Rare
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Rare
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Rare
Collector's Edition (CED) Rare
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Rare
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Rare
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Manabarbs occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Red: 0.16%

Rakdos: 0.2%

Manabarbs Discussion

robcastpwnz on Torbran commander deck

3 days ago

I haven't been able to test my Torbran deck in person yet but I'll give a few of the ideas that I had for my deck. My idea was to play stuff like Immolation Shaman , Harsh Mentor and Manabarbs to punish players for using their cards. I added Furnace of Rath and Dictate of the Twin Gods to make for some explosive turns. I like to make my decks a little more enchantment based because enchantment removal is a little less common in my meta. I also don't blame you if you don't like my tactics because my playgroup says I brew my decks with "Maximum Salt Levels." Feel free to check out my deck or send me a message if you have any other questions I might be able to answer. Good Luck!!

multimedia on Mogis Slaughter House: Bleeding Out Or Mercy Kill

5 days ago

Hey, nice overall concept, but I think you can be doing a lot more slugging :)

Harsh Mentor , Zo-Zu the Punisher , Ankh of Mishra , Spellshock can be more repeatable damage to your opponents and these cards are good in a large variety of deck matchups. Spellshock and Mentor can alone shut down infinite combos. Torbran, Thane of Red Fell makes Mogis do 4 damage instead of 2 each turn and he's good with other sources of damage especially Manabarbs since 3 damage is a lot more than 1 damage. Torbran and Loyal Subordinate with Mogis can increase the bleeding of your opponents.

Cards also can do damage to you which is good draw with Vilis, Broker of Blood and Vilis is busted with K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth . Sire Of Insanity can be a backbreaking effect in multiplayer Commander and it goes with the idea of gaining turns to bleed out your opponents. Sire is good with Bloodchief Ascension . Vilis and Sire are worth including a small reanimation package with some enablers to cheat them onto the battlefield.

Smoke is an underrated disruptive card for red. Not only is good to stop lots of attackers, but also mana dorks since an opponent can only untap one of them.

Good luck with your deck.

DrukenReaps on Competitive Kids: Is Twilight Prophet ...

1 week ago

dingusdingo I haven't seen an ad nauseum in casual play since high school when the card came out. It is exceedingly rare for casual players to treat their life totals the same way competitive players are willing to do.

That said I have my Divine Decree deck where the win-con is Manabarbs , Twilight Prophet , Spellshock , etc. Casual play does see necropotence on occasion in my meta and a lot of phyrexian arena type effects. People do go from thinking " Painful Quandary is a silly card" to "where is my removal I'm about to get wrecked" when they are not careful.

Skulloelegy on LGS has a Problem Player...what ...

3 weeks ago

Tamanoa itself in my opinion is a fine commander, as long as the playgroup accepts it's use, much like the Nephilim in that regard. That's one thing. (IIRC it's one of the few creatures they've legitimately said they wish had been legendary when they made it -- Tamanoa is an important entity in the Ice Age/Coldsnap Saga)

Playing stax in a social, casual manner is just... Ugh. There's slowing down the game -- No issues with that, things coming in tapped and the like, there's creating hurdles and restrictions -- Prison, hatebears, additional mana cost effects and such, and then there's just being needlessly douchey with full-on, hard stax.

Stuff like Overabundance and Manabarbs in Tamanoa is expected, it's part of the fun you can get value off of them for once instead of it being a race against time to ramp hard and win (which is it's own kind of fun, to be fair).

If he doesn't understand WHY he's being hated out of the game, you need to be as clear and frankly blunt as possible -- "Playing against this deck and this commander IS NOT FUN.". Silver Bullets and playerbaiting is only going to make the situation worse. At least by being honest and not resorting to underhanded methods you're justified if he ever starts badmouthing you.

At best, being honest and asking him to build something/anything else for a change might be beneficial both for your play environment and to the player himself. It might take a while, or be a very gradual change (like him playing GAAIV for a while...) but some change is better than a bad one.

If he doesn't respond well to your honesty and concern, then... I'm sorry, this person might not be good for your playgroup.

Rabid_Wombat on LGS has a Problem Player...what ...

3 weeks ago

We have got this guy at my locals who insists on only playing Tamanoa (which is not even a legal Commander for fricks sake).

That in itself would not really be a problem but his deck is Stax on steroids - packed full of Winter Orb , Root Maze , Stranglehold , Blind Obedience etc... you get the idea.

His wincon is to lock down everyone then play damage dealing effects like Ankh of Mishra , Manabarbs , Citadel of Pain and a whole heap of others then gain tons of life.

If anyone attacks him he whines and says "Why do you keep targeting me?!?" I flat out said to him: "Dude, you are fking my sh*t up - that's why."

How can I tell him, in the nicest way possible, that his deck sucks ass and I refuse to play against it ever again?

StopShot on Pillow Fort Bleed - Protecting ...

1 month ago

If you're running enough tutors run Karma + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth . It's like Manabarbs on crack. Definitely use The Wanderer to reduce the massive amounts of damage dealt to you. Also use Exquisite Blood and Sun Droplet to regain a lot of the life you'll be losing. Thieving Amalgam also works as an amazing damage sponge with it's plentiful chump blockers and life gain potential.

djAMPnz on Torbran, Thane of Red Deck Wins

2 months ago

I definitely like a lot of those suggestions. Ronin Cliffrider , Gratuitous Violence , and Quest for Pure Flame are some that stand out. Siege-Gang Commander is already in the deck. Sulfuric Vortex will probably go back in there to help combat life gain decks. The deck used to be a bunch of Tims and passive burn pieces, but I've moved away from that towards a more combat oriented deck, so cards like Manabarbs and Immolation Shaman aren't the sort of things I'm looking for.

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