Ruthless Deathfang

Ruthless Deathfang

Creature — Dragon


Whenever you sacrifice a creature, target opponent sacrifices a creature.

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Set Rarity
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Ruthless Deathfang Discussion

Funkydiscogod on Any love for Bankrupt In ...

11 months ago

The first problem is the sorcery speed of it: it doesn't let you sacrifice doomed creatures. For example, Altar's Reap lets you block with a critter, then sac it to pay the cost or, sac a creature that's about to eat a Lightning Bolt .

Then, there's the two creature part of the cost. If you're running Bloodghast or other creatures that don't care about getting killed, you can play the far superior Cathartic Reunion instead.

If you have effects that trigger when you sacrifice things, like Dragon Appeasement or Ruthless Deathfang , you'd probably rather have something like Viscera Seer .

Riverdare on Non-Zombie Grimgrin?

1 year ago

Wonder and Skullclamp would be an autoinclude. You could do some aristocrats style gameplay while grinding through little self-recurring dudes like Bloodghast, Reef Worm, and Bloodsoaked Champion while churning through your deck with Midnight Reaper or Grim Haruspex, draining everyone with Blood Artist effects and simultaneously clearing the board with Grave Pact effects (found a use for Ruthless Deathfang!)

Havengul Lich, Mimic Vat and Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder honorable mentions.

You could include some mind control effects to sac for value. Dragonlord Silumgar and Roil Elemental have a special place in my heart. And while we're on the topic of ETB's you could run a few one-off etb/death guys like Ravenous Chupacabra, Mulldrifter (I believe you can evoke and sac the dude while the evoke sacrifice trigger is on the stack but don't quote me on that) the primordials and Keiga, the Tide Star.

GingerSquatch93 on Elder Dragons: Chromium's Shattered Esperations

1 year ago

Jimmy_Chincilla, I did have Sunscorch in there during one of the initial drafts, but I felt like I was starting to run up against a really steep mana curve. I will definitely look for Cavern of Souls, that seems to be able to make a lot of things really damaging. Necromaster could definitely make some good sac fodder for Ruthless Deathfang.

Ozzbuddy on Feudal Wars

2 years ago

Thanks for the suggestions! I totally agree that Butcher of Malakir is a better choice than Ruthless Deathfang. As for Pongify, I will definitely be looking for Vraska's Contempt to replace it with, but will be using your Memory Plunder proposition instead for now.


Ruffigan on Pauper EDH Primer

2 years ago

@DaneGleesaque: Thanks! I'll add Ruthless Deathfang to the list, could be an interesting build around commander that could win through attrition.

@Austin_Smith_of_Cards: Hey, glad you discovered it. It's very fun if you can get a group to play.

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