Rend Flesh


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

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Set Rarity
Champions of Kamigawa (CHK) Common

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Rend Flesh

Instant — Arcane

Destroy target non-Spirit creature.

Rend Flesh Discussion

DeathByMongoose on once more with feeling

1 month ago

Nice deck! though, were you going for simple? because that could change some of my suggestions...

Gonna take a break for now though. Let me know your thoughts and I'll continue looking at this later

counter spell

Counterspell instead of Cancel

Cryptic Command

maybe Pact of Negation

spell recursion

Mystic Retrieval

Shreds of Sanity

grave play

Sheoldred, Whispering One

Dictate of Erebos

Grave Pact

maaaaybe Necrotic Plague


Dissipation Field

potential card cut

remember, some things HAVE to go

Lingering Death and Rend Flesh and Chill to the Bone -- there are more refined solutions, such as Doom Blade and Go for the Throat Faster than lingering death and cheaper than rend flesh and chill to the bone. Slaughter Pact also could do the trick

Delirium -- if we're going for simple, this card misses the mark.

Red Elemental Blast -- cheap, and most often it is a blue spell that is the target. But this takes a counterspell slot and is pretty restricted.

Anarchist and Scrivener -- deck has plenty of less specific or cheaper spell recursion options

Caerwyn on Casting cards before the end ...

5 months ago

Yes. You only move to the next step/phase if all players have passed when the stack is empty (Rule 116.4).

In this case, here is what happens:

  1. Your opponent passes priority to you. You cast Samut. You then pass priority back to them.

  2. They pass priority--notice how they are passing priority while the stack is not empty--Samut resolves.

  3. Since the stack was not empty when all players passed, there is another round of priority. As the active player, they receive priority after resolution of the spell (Rule 116.3b).

  4. They then cast Rend Flesh targeting Samut. This is a legal action as they have priority.

  5. Priority is passed to you; you pass; the spell resolves and Samut is destroyed.

  6. They receive priority again; they pass. You receive priority; you pass. Since all players passed while the stack was empty, the End Step ends and goes to the cleanup step.

pedroedmarcos on Casting cards before the end ...

5 months ago

Hey there,

So, this question is based on a situation that happened last game night, and I was not sure at the time so I just let it pass by. I was playing my Najeela, the Blade-Blossom and my opponent passed the turn to me, and, in the end step of his turn, I casted Samut, Voice of Dissent and he Rend Flesh her. Can he do that before the end of his turn?

Methodical on Storrev Budget Druid

5 months ago

Azeworai I think underworld is a rough but optional choice. It would put the deck over budget and be one of the most expensive cards that doesnt revolve around the combo aspect. I think more mana fixing is needed as budget druid is just filled with tapped lands due to pricing issues.

Ruinous is too expensive mana wise and getting BB is probably difficult as it is early game. I would rather sub in something like Rend Flesh if going the route for a 3cmc kill spell that's budget friendly. 1 cmc ones and 2cmc are much better just usually pricier. Think Go for the Throat

Fireshrieker I feel like is going to be extremely lack luster. The deck wont be winning from combat damage at all and the mana fixing to get Storrev is rather difficult as it is. He is just there for a late game recursion but there are better cheaper options in the deck for that. Fireshrieker would be a dead card in hand almost 100% of the time I feel

Degaine on 85-card Teachings Creatureless Control

9 months ago

Hmmm... Maybe I'll say it this way - I like to play for fun and with stupid ideas, but if I play some kind of daw-go, then I want to play only (almost) unconditional counterspels and removals like Prohibit or excludes and Rend Flesh , Ashes to Ashes or sac effects, instead of essence scatter and doom blade. I just want to be able to kill gurmag with every or at least "most" of my spells. Yea, prohibit doesn't hit him, but this card can counter a lot of cards in this format. Prohibit is pauper version of Spell Snare in modern. Or even better!

I personally love prohibit and most of the time my decks are little "kinky", because I play to much counterspels - 4 counterspell, 4 excludes and 2-4 prohibits, but there is only one excuse. My local meta is control heavy, so my deck can be a little slower :)

And answering your question - no, not prohibits. I would cut preordians instead, but am not a big fan of card selection in draw-creatureless-go, so probably I can't be helpful here...

Madcookie on Activated abilitys + removal

1 year ago

The order is this. You activate Abyssal Hunter and his ability goes on the stack. The opponent responds with Rend Flesh killing your hunter, but his ability is still on the stack. If no other abilities are played Abyssal Hunter resolves, tapping the targeted creature and doing 1 damage to it. Although it is not specified on gatherer, I'm basing my answer on the fact that his ability works very much like Champion of Wits'

Use Champion of Wits’s power as the first ability resolves to determine if you want to use the ability and how many cards you draw if you do. If you use the ability, you discard two cards regardless of how many cards you draw. If Champion of Wits leaves the battlefield before that ability resolves, use its last known power. (2017-07-14)

In that sense if Abyssal Hunter's power was different from 1, say he died from Last Gasp he wouldn't do damage at all, but would still tap the creature.

JoosetheMuice on Tymaret, the murder king

1 year ago

I second all Pat's comments except I really do like Rend Flesh. I like it better than Bone Splinters. You have a lot of sac outlets and the sorcery speed is a real drawback.

Have you considered Trading Post, Geralf's Messenger, Puppeteer Clique, Cauldron of Souls? I really like undying/persist in this deck. There is also Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, but price is a factor with him.

A couple things I don't like: Pitiless Plunderer, Cryptbreaker

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