Ruinous Path

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Limited Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Ruinous Path

Sorcery

Destroy target creature or planeswalker.

Awaken 4— (If you cast this spell for , also put four +1/+1 counters on target land you control and it becomes a 0/0 Elemental creature with haste. It's still a land.)

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Ruinous Path Discussion

chadsansing on Does that hurt?

1 week ago

I love this combination of commanders. Nice list!

Aetherflux Reservoir, Blood Artist, and Zulaport Cutthroat will all give you extra life-gain triggers for the Blood/Bond combo, and Felidar Sovereign gives you another win con.

Maybe Hero's Downfall over Ruinous Path? Path to Exile or Swords to Plowshares, and maybe Anguished Unmaking or Banishing Light or Oblivion Ring for exile-target-permanent effects?

There are also some decently-costed walkers that might work well with Vial Smasher and your life-gain theme like Elspeth Tirel and Sorin, Grim Nemesis.

Greed might be good for card draw since you gain so much life, as well.

Happy brewing!

KevinWasHere on

1 month ago

Here's my take on your Mono Black deck utilizing swamps. It's basically a creature control deck with tons of removal spells with life drain as your wincon. However, when you're up against control, the sideboard changes the deck into hand disruption and aggressive creatures.

(4) Vendetta

(2) Exsanguinate

(1) Damnable Pact

(4) Doom Blade

(4) Go for the Throat

(4) Sign in Blood

(1) To the Slaughter

(1) Never

(2) Ruinous Path

(4) Read the Bones

(3) Liliana of the Dark Realms

(3) Korlash, Heir to Blackblade

(4) Corrupt

(23) Swamp

SB

(4)Duress

(4)Kitesail Freebooter

(1)Mind Shatter

(3)Mutilate

(2)Master of the Feast

(1)Gurmag Angler

ohmless on Annoyance^2

2 months ago

pretty cool deck idea. I haven't played discard decks in commander so take my recommendations with a grain of salt. Can get a counterspell out of Dash Hopes, and Deathgrip. maybe find room for Ruinous Path for planeswalkers? gl with your deck. +1'ed

KhanOfTarkir2112 on Feels good to be Delirious

2 months ago

I don't know if you are aware of this or not, but both Murder and Ruinous Path can be replaced by Hero's Downfall.

HackSlice on BG Sacrifice

4 months ago

You need Hero's Downfall instead of Murder or even Ruinous Path if you want

Master_Of_Obscure_Blue_Spells on Please, Please, Please HELP (FNM ...

4 months ago

1x Canyon Slough, 1x Smoldering Marsh.

I was sifting through some stuff and was thinking maybe just Mono Black with lots of value creatures?

Something like 3x Glint-Sleeve Siphoner, 1xTorment of Hailfire, 1xYahenni, Undying Partisan, 1x Kalitas, 4xHeir of Falkenrath, 4x Gifted Aetherborn, 4x Bearer of Silence, 1x Wastes, 1x Evolving Wilds, 2x Trial of Ambition, 2x Cartouche of Ambition, 4x Reaver Drone, 2x Harsh Scrutiny and 1x Smothering Abomination, maybe some Bone Pickers, Ruinous Paths. I also like Retreat to Hagra.

I probably need more removal + hand disruption like you said. And maybe 1x Claim / Fame.

Thoughts?

Ballzanya on Black/White Control Deck

4 months ago

Also, Hero's Downfall is just better than Ruinous Path. Sorin, Solemn Visitor, or Sorin, Lord of Innistrad are better in modern than the six cmc one. Path to Exile and Fatal Push seem like necessary removal spells in the format for these colors, but if you don't want to shell out the cash for them, I can understand that. You do get Go for the Throat, Murderous Cut, and Condemn as more budget options though.

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