Ruinous Path


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Battle for Zendikar Rare
Promo Set Rare

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Ruinous Path


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

Dheekon666 on Zombie Zoo

11 hours ago

thanks ghoul_Legion, I've not seen one at all before... lol.I considered the Grasp of Darkness and Ruinous Path but couldn't decide what to remove. What do you think they should replace? Borrowed Malevolence is probably a front runner for replacement, and (possibly) Shamble Back.

ghoul_Legion on Zombie Zoo

13 hours ago

Haven't seen a Zombie Zoo in a while.

You need some Murder or Grasp of Darkness or Ruinous Path

Have fun

rorzor on W/B ServoSword

18 hours ago

Nice deck! I like Cogworker's Puzzleknot over Servo Schematic since you can make a servo and trigger revolt without needing Syndicate Trafficker out, If it were me I'd do a 4/2 split rather than 3/3.

Given that it's likely going to be a slightly slower game, maybe Shambling Vent would be good as a means of getting some life back on a dead draw, as well as fixing your mana.

Id throw in a Herald of Anguish or two since you can likely cast it on turn 4 with improvise.

Sideboard should have Transgress the Mind, Ruinous Path and maybe Scrapheap Scrounger for control, and fill out Fatal Push with Grasp of Darkness and something like Immolating Glare against agro

Wino on Ob Nixilis Burn Budget Deck

1 day ago

This is a very good idea! What about Ruinous Path?

adrianvoer on Rakdos Madness Vampires (B/R) - Aether Revolt

1 day ago

I'm a longtime mtg player and observer of Standard but I've never actually built a proper standard deck before, considering this archetype. I'm very unconvinced by all the enchantments, to be honest, I'm not sure they're worth a card in most matchups (especially vs things like Heart of Kiran) though I like one Stensia Masquerade out of the sideboard against Vehicles and the smaller GB Snek builds--I just really fear the idea of ever drawing a redundant enchantment, especially in this meta. But I like a lot of what your deck is doing. I'd love some feedback from other people who've run this archetype if there's anything I'm obviously missing.

The main difference, other than the enchantments, that I see between my list and yours is I have more discard outlets (I especially think Insolent Neonate is fantastic) and more removal without giving up speed, trading off some utility, which I'm trying to get out of the sideboard instead.

Some individual card thoughts: I think Drana's probably fine but I expect she's just a target a lot of the time and would be much more worth it if we were running some kind of Gifted Aetherborn plan (which is its own thing I have seen, and if Dragon Fodder and Hordeling Outburst were still legal it'd be worth a try, but I agree for the madness plan is not worth it). My concern with Geier Reach Sanitarium is that we're trying to curve out, ideally with BB on turn 2 a lot of the time, and with R on turn 1 or at latest on turn 3. With that color intensity I feel like Geier Reach just ends up taking the slot of a spell rather than a land, and it looks pretty bad in an aggro deck as a spell, at that point I'd rather Call the Bloodline, which as I said I think is just really slow for what we're trying to do. I do like one Mimic, I just don't want to have a hand full of them and not be able to discard any Vampires with a Falkenrath Gorger in play--obviously without many artifacts then Unlicensed Disintegration becomes just an easier to cast Murder, but since basically none of our removal can hit anything that comes off of a Marvel other than Disintegration, I think it's fine. That's what the Oblivion Strikes in the board are for, by the way--the only way in these colors to deal with a Marveled in Ulamog, and something that can at least answer other big creatures, though none of those are that popular at present.

Here's my list:4 Falkenrath Gorger4 Insolent Neonate3 Gifted Aetherborn4 Heir of Falkenrath  Flip2 Olivia's Bloodsworn1 Stromkirk Condemned1 Metallic Mimic1 Olivia, Mobilized for War2 Stromkirk Occultist1 Yahenni, Undying Partisan2 Incorrigible Youths2 Fatal Push2 Lightning Axe2 Fiery Temper1 Cathartic Reunion1 Tormenting Voice2 Grasp of Darkness2 Unlicensed Disintegration

4 Foreboding Ruins, 4 Smoldering Marsh, 9 Swamp, 6 Mountain

Board: 2 Ruinous Path, 2 Release the Gremlins, 1 Stensia Masquerade, 2 Unlicensed Disintegration, 2 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, 3 Transgress the Mind, 3 Alms of the Vein

Dave_Icaria on bg elves

2 days ago

Not all Elves lists are running Ezuri, Renegade Leader, but running him alongside Might of the Masses seems really good! I like what you've done with the list and I'm definitely interested in seeing how it performs.

As for suggestions, Krosan Grip could come out of the sideboard since you really don't need to cast uncounterable artifact removal I think, I'd much rather have another Naturalize. And you should get some Fatal Push's in the list somewhere! I'd run in place of Ultimate Price and Ruinous Path.

LCJ38 on Mono-Black Control

3 days ago

LunaticRoom. My suggestions are -3 Drana, Liberator of Malakir, -4 Vampire Cutthroat, -4 Lost Legacy, -2 Ruinous Path. +2 Vengeful Rebel, +2 Ob Nixilis Reignited, +3 Gonti, Lord of Luxury, +4 Transgress the Mind, +2 Demon of Dark Schemes, and if you want to spend the money, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet.

Also, don't take my earlier comment wrong; Yahenni's Expertise is really, really, GOOD. I was just worried about all of your creatures dying. -1 Fatal Push, -1 Grasp of Darkness, -1 Gifted Aetherborn for +3 Yahenni's Expertise.

Put 4 Lost Legacy and the one remaining Yahenni's Expertise in the side board.

I like the idea, +1 upvote.

P.S. sorry Yahenni's Expertise is not in card form, Tapped Out wouldn't let me do it.

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