Righteous Blow

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Common
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Common

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Righteous Blow

Instant

Righteous Blow deals 2 damage to target attacking or blocking creature.

Righteous Blow Discussion

PhyrexianGameplay on White Weenies (Unilander)

4 months ago

60 card singleton, not 100. Cut Smite for Righteous Blow , and cut Loyal Pegasus for Giver of Runes

The_Adjourner on A choice that really isn't (Creature Grief)

8 months ago

This is the current deck I'm running because I don't have all the cards that I want for this and i've gone 25/2/0 in MTG Arena so far - I'm thinking of switching this up to UBR but this idea can really just work for any colors you prefer, I just Like the combo with white because of return creatures I need and low cost damage spells for creature removal similar to red but triggers at different times.

It's been 5 years since I've last played and I'm really enjoying this block so far in standard - any help is much appreciated.

As of release for Ravnica Allegiance Day one this is what I currently have for it, I'm just so sick of everything being so creature aggro based I figured i'd put together something to mess with people's heads if they play that way.

The_Fallen_Duke on White People

9 months ago

I was wondering: as this is a mono-white deck, why for 2 CMC not to replace Knight's Pledge with good old Crusade? True it is only +1/+1 instead of +2/+2, but it would pump all of your creatures instead of a single one, so if you play more than one it would have a better effect on your board.

I would also replace Righteous Blow with Swords to Plowshares and/or Path to Exile.

Also be careful with not having any way to deal with artifacts or enchantments, because in Legacy you could face many broken cards of these types.

Rhadamanthus on Righteous Blow usage

11 months ago

You can use double square brackets around a card's name to create a pop-up tag. It's the easiest way to make sure everyone understands what's going on in your question. Righteous Blow

  1. No, it won't kill your blocker before it blocks. A creature only becomes a blocking creature when it actually blocks, and that's when it becomes a legal target for Righteous Blow. The attacking creature it blocked will stay blocked (i.e. the attacker won't deal any combat damage to you unless it has trample).

  2. It depends on exactly when your opponent casts Righteous Blow, but usually it will stop your creature from dealing damage. The "combat damage" step of combat comes after the "declare blockers" step of combat. If your opponent kills the blocker before the "combat damage" step starts, then it won't deal any damage to the attacker it blocked. It would be unusual for your opponent to wait until after damage is deal to cast Righteous Blow, but there may be an odd situation where it's the correct play.

PedroMarcello on Getting there with Griffins

1 year ago

21 Plains works, but you can add Secluded Steppe to cycle the flood every once and a while.
I guess Slash of Talons is more flavorful than Righteous Blow? I belive Sunlance is a better removal, but you can at least use them in the sideboard.Alley Evasion really benefits decks that have more ETB effects, you're better off with Gods Willing and Emerge Unscathed.
Expose Evil could be an upgrade to Djeru's Renunciation.
But, instead of that, let's captalize on the Griffin's Vigilance.Try Lashknife, Ramosian Rally and Orim's Cure

Simon_Williamson on Control Everything !!!!!!

2 years ago

Righteous Blow is trash, this is budget so I won't say you need Path to Exile but there's better one drop removal.

Redirect is more of a sideboard card.

Your big creatures are too big, even for control. some good finishers are Geist of Saint Traft, AEtherling, or if you prefer Dragonlord Ojutai.

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