Mathas, Fiend Seeker

Mathas, Fiend Seeker

Legendary Creature — Vampire

Menace

At the beginning of your end step, put a bounty counter on target creature an opponent controls. For as long as that creature has a bounty counter on it, it has "When this creature dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield), each opponent draws a card and gains 2 life."

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Mythic Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Mathas, Fiend Seeker occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Mathas, Fiend Seeker Discussion

TypicalTimmy on Champions at War

2 days ago

Mardu wants to attack as often as possible, which makes this a bit of a mechanic fail as it restricts mobility on the boardstate. However, it's a bit of a vorthos win as it funnels combat down to 1v1 battles. If you are able to build around this, it really makes a powerful card.

Champions at War

For example, if you run Iroas, God of Victory or Angrath, Captain of Chaos then all of a sudden no opponent can block your incoming assaults as they may only block with one creature each, and they need a minimum of two. It also ties in nicely with Phyrexian Obliterator if they only control creatures with a relatively high power. Because you want to attack and are allowed up to three attackers (EDH designed), Eldrazi with Annihilator become quite impactful as well since they have both vigilance and haste now.

You can also build this into a prison deck using things such as Norn's Annex, Ghostly Prison, Archangel of Tithes, Sphere of Safety or even just go entirely on lockdown and have out Blazing Archon.

Boldwyr Intimidator and Brutal Hordechief can also force opponents into harder decisions if you take out their best defense.

You can also play it into Mathas, Fiend Seeker decks to reign in his terror. It slows games down, meaning you have more time to take full advantage of his bounty counters.

Beautiful synergy with Zurgo Helmsmasher, as well.

There is also a very nasty work-around with this card, too. Not only do creatures with Myriad (Link) become horrendously more powerful, you can also take advantage of cards that either create or drop creatures into play attacking, such as Moonsilver Spear, Mardu Ascendancy, Ilharg, the Raze-Boar, Alesha, Who Smiles at Death and Kaalia of the Vast This is because they aren't being declared as attackers, and therefore not restricted to this card's rules.

You can also take more advantage of cards such as Ankle Shanker, Whip of Erebos and True Conviction as you are able to funnel more appropriately your attacks and blocks.


I'd really love constructive criticism on this one, if you don't mind. I feel really quite proud of this design.

dbpunk on What ledgendaries excited you the ...

1 week ago

Ill be honest here, but one of my loves is building weird decks around low tier commanders. Like one of my favorite commanders that Im running now is a token/enchantress/control deck using Ertai, the Corrupted. Or another Ive been loving is a boardwipe and kill spell heavy Mathas, Fiend Seeker.

The second I first learned about both cards, I was like "I gotta build this deck" cause the cards felt so out there and weird.

Gleeock on Exploring creativity.

1 month ago

Talking about commanders without a narrow focus? Yeah, these are great & allow for perennial deck-refining. Queen Marchesa is a prime example. Thantis, the Warweaver would be another one, because do you want death punishment? Spiky pillowfort? Token production for everyone? Go wide for everyone? Various counters? Help opponenents swing tall? Play tap/untap utilities? Play control? Play with 0 control? Nothing on that card really pushes you in a narrow direction. Mathas, Fiend Seeker, just make sure death occurs.

Gleeock on Philosophy Represented

1 month ago

This was kindof fun. I feel like it says more about personalities than bulky argument-fodder could.

junkyxicht on Edgar Markov Aggro Tribal

2 months ago

OUT: Malakir Bloodwitch - Mathas, Fiend Seeker - Rakish Heir - Cruel Celebrant

IN: Viscera Seer - Vampire Cutthroat - Blood Seeker - Gatekeeper of Malakir

I try to fit in more 1 and 2 drops. But its damn hard to make cuts. Bloodlord of Vaasgoth and Sangromancer where also in for the cuts (mostly becaus they are CMC 4&5) but both CAN provide greate value. often Sangromancer saved my ass

dbpunk on Commander Suggestions!

5 months ago

Here's the ones I had a lot of fun with. I changed each of these into tricolor decks, so it's the dual color paired with the tricolor it corresponds with. I think any of the 20 are pretty fun and unique in their own way.

Dragonlord Ojutai / Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest extra turns/control

Grimgrin, Corpse-Born /Muldrotha the Graveside mill/grave control

Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury / Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire goblin/dragon tribal

Mina and Denn, Wildborn / Surrak Dragonclaw cheating creatures/creature combo

Selvala, Explorer Returned / Mayael the Anima elf tribal/super ramp into creatures

Daxos the Returned / Ertai, the Corrupted enchantments and sacrifices

Meren of Clan Nel Toth / Anafenza, the Foremost sacrifices and +1/+1 counters

Rashmi, Eternities Crafter / Roon of the Hidden Realm bounce and etb abuse

Arjun, the Shifting Flame / Kess, Dissident Mage spell slinging and mass draw

Brion Stoutarm / Mathas, Fiend Seeker burn and destroy

TypicalTimmy on Looking for a cheap and ...

5 months ago
  • dbpunk; Ertai, the Corrupted looks wildly fun. I have a Sen Triplets deck on here that's all about resource denial, so I think I could build an Ertai deck and enjoy it.

  • griffstick; Queen Marchesa looks fun, but I have no idea how I would build around her. Mardu isn't really a strong color pattern for me. I'd have to see how other decks on here run her, but I think it could be fun with Mathas, Fiend Seeker . Then, while their creatures are getting bounty counters, I'm creating 1-shot kill creatures. That just sounds horrific, lol.

  • ZendikariWol; Of all the Commanders you have listed here, the only one's I've attempted were Grand Warlord Radha and Ruric Thar, the Unbowed . I have a finished Ruric Thar deck on here that is private, but I'm not sure if I enjoy it enough to buy. It's also pretty expensive. One thing I sort of struggle with in regards to Radha is figuring out what to dump the mana into. I feel like it should be the kind of deck you'd see a player like me use - Tokens + big stupid spells, but I can't for the life of me get an appropriate balance between giant finishers like Crater's Claws or Rolling Thunder and bases that produce enough tokens to make it matter. I say tokens because it gives you more mana if you swing with a bunch of 1/1s then if you swing with a few 4/4s. I'll have to look into the rest of your suggestions and check out builds.

  • smackjack; Marath, Will of the Wild kind of confuses me. It seems to me that this is a Commander you want to constantly die, so that you can bring it out bigger and bigger? Or alternatively, dedicate a huge portion of your deck to putting +1/+1 counters on it? Seems like it'd basically be just two things: Ramp & Counters. I think I could make that work, but I don't know how solid of a build it would be. I am a bit worried that there would run into the conflict of resource management. If I dedicate resources to ramp and counters, I lose defense. If I begin to add defense, ramp and counters drop and Marath becomes less effective. I'll have to see how other users better than myself build it, because right now I haven't the slightest clue.

  • Woiteck; I've attempted The Scorpion God before now I think twice. Thanks for your deck link. Your deck looks like it's really well streamlined, and I can see the mistakes I was making. I'll definitely look into it a bit more :)

  • Mj3913; Isperia the Inscrutable is pretty gross, lol. Looks fun though. :)

  • Boza; Hahaha I actually DO have a Shattergang Brothers deck :D It produces 19 different types of tokens, including the super rare Enchantment Creature tokens such as from Pharika, God of Affliction and Hammer of Purphoros . Right now my deck is priced at $1,130 - $1,177 on Card Kingdom :c lmao but once the new Theros set comes out, we should be getting more cards that can make Enchantment Tokens.

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