Outmaneuver

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Urza's Saga (USG) Uncommon

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Outmaneuver

Instant

X target blocked creatures assign their combat damage this turn as though they weren't blocked.

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Outmaneuver Discussion

Liquidbeaver on [PRIMER] - Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician

1 week ago

Woolly1: I've desperately wanted Outmaneuver to work for this deck, but unfortunately the exploding goblins don't do combat damage. The explosion damage is dealt during the Declare Blockers step, and not during the Combat Damage step, so it can't be redirected (at least not that way). Outmaneuver as an effect would be perfect, and is awesome thematically as well, but sadly Ib can't take advantage of it.

I've also checked to see if I could double-dip the damage, and have the explosions still hit the blockers, but have the power/toughness damage be Outmaneuvered to the player, and that can't be done either. The errata'd card text on Gatherer helps clarify where the hang up is. In order to send any damage to the player, combat damage has to first be created, and since it can only be created during the Combat Damage step, there's no damage to even "target" because none of the blocked Goblins exist anymore. Sad!

Liquidbeaver on [PRIMER] - Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician

1 week ago

Woolly1: I've desperately wanted Outmaneuver to work for this deck, but unfortunately the exploding goblins don't do combat damage. The damage is dealt during the Declare Blockers step, and not during the Combat Damage step, so it can't be redirected (at least not that way). Outmaneuver as an effect would be perfect, and is awesome thematically as well, but sadly Ib can't take advantage of it.

Edit: It Might Work, Just In A Different Way

While I know I can't transfer the 4 damage from the Ibsplosion over to the player, I believe I could have them deal both the combat value of their regular attack (1/1 most of the time) and explode on the blockers. I'm going to look into this! If it works, I will definitely run it again, I haven't had it in for almost a year and a half now.

Woolly1 on [PRIMER] - Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician

1 week ago

Hi Liquidbeaver. When I saw your deck list here, it reminded me of Defensive Formation. While you cannot play that card with this deck, it might be worthwhile trying Outmaneuver within this list, provided that the rules allow stacking Outmaneuver's effect so it resolves first before Ib Halfheart, Goblin Tactician's "on block, sacrifice creature" trigger.

Good to see Ib is getting some love as a commander, even though he only has half a heart.

meroje on Tiny Shu Yun

3 months ago

Outmaneuver j'ai pas mais a vaudrait le coup

divided on Saskia the Thieving

9 months ago

I definitely need to add Aurelia, True Conviction and Wound Reflection, just have to pick them up. I was also looking at Lone Wolf for the same reason you suggested Siege Behemoth and Outmaneuver; great cards for what I'm trying to do here.

I really like the idea of using Boros Reckoner, Spitemare -- and especially Arcbond with something like Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet in play -- to deal out damage on the defensive.

I have a Quietus Spike I could move to this, and also picked up a Scytheclaw recently but didn't run it after realizing the damage is not being dealt by the creature, so Saskia doesn't copy that damage. But then again, if I'm swinging at Saskia's target, they're taking a huge hit before Saskia deals her damage, so assuming the opponent as full life, I'd need 4 damage to get though with one source to double damage it's fatal: 28 (4x2+20) from combat, then 16 from Saskia. Hm, I'll have to playtest these and reconsider.

I was orignally going to include Panharmonicon until I realized you cannot use it to double player targets with Saskia, so there's not much use for it and Strionic Resonator is a much better option.

Great suggestions, thanks Rzepkanut!

Rzepkanut on Yo War get over here

9 months ago

Quietus Spike, Duelist's Heritage, Gratuitous Violence, Inferno Titan, Outmaneuver, Masterwork of Ingenuity, Captain's Claws... Inspiring Statuary lets you tap equipment for mana. Nice deck looks fun. I run Aurelia too, but I go wide with lots of double striking dorks and anthems instead. Here's a link, I'd love to hear your thoughts on it.



Rzepkanut on Saskia the Thieving

9 months ago

Extra attack phase cards don't get much better than Aurelia, the Warleader. Gahiji, Honored One, Quietus Spike, True Conviction, Collective Blessing and Dictate of Heliod are pump spells you might like. Hydra Omnivore and Siege Behemoth can always get combat damage in. Outmaneuver, Ride Down, Arachnogenesis are nice combat tricks. Strionic Resonator can copy a damage doubling trigger. Cards like Boros Reckoner, Spitemare, Arcbond can make damage multiply big time. If they are damaged with a furnace of rath effect in play you double the damage to it and then it shoots double damage of that to something else. You quadruple the damage. Plus you gotta throw in Wound Reflection.

goblinmaster999 on Zada, Grinding Hedrons for a Twenty

1 year ago

Blazing Shoal would be a very powerful X spell for a all buff (with the commander) even when you're all tapped out. Enrage, another instant that can be very powerful as well.Outmaneuver, two mana to make all of your blocked creatures considered unblocked and dealing damage. Unwilling Recruit would be a funny way to target your commander and give all of your creatures a pretty big buff but at sorcery speed.all of those are budget cards with (possible) single target spells.

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