Ruthless Invasion


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan 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
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
New Phyrexia (NPH) Common

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Ruthless Invasion


( can be paid with either or 2 life.)

Nonartifact creatures can't block this turn.

Ruthless Invasion Discussion

HalbrechtHalbrecht on No Blocks

2 months ago

I like decks like this that have themes! I remember trying to make a "steal all your stuff" deck — that was fun. XD

Seismic Stomp alternatives

I have no idea what your meta is like, but a possible card in place of Seismic Stomp would be Destructive Tampering . It's 1 CMC more, but if artifacts become a problem for you, the added flexibility might be worth it. Possible sideboard card?

If you're in a flyer-heavy meta (in which case Stomp isn't very good), some alternatives for Stomp, all at 3 CMC, are: Goblin War Cry (and the creature they choose you can easily deal with), Incite Hysteria if you tend to face more one- to two-color decks, and Ruthless Invasion in an artifact-light meta.

If you want to stick with Seismic Stomp , then consider Falter instead. Same CMC and effect, but it's strictly better as an instant.

Tail Slash alternatives

Fall of the Hammer is 1 CMC less than Tail Slash and Soul's Fire can hit ANY target for the same CMC.

A possible win-con with Zada out would be Chandra's Ignition . You'll kill all your own creatures, too, so it's effectively a boardwipe (though with Otherworldly Outburst it's a one-sided wipe), but who cares when you're Fling ing multiple creatures with power 3 and 4 at your opponents' faces!! Good in multiplayer, if that's your jam. I'd only put in 1-2, since it has 5 CMC.

Other cards for Zada

Rile is amazing for drawing cards! Sure, it'll kill some of your smaller dudes, and the trample doesn't really matter to you. But it basically reads "{R} -- Draw cards equal to the number of creatures you control." For red, that's a good thing, especially to re-fuel in the late game. Maybe 1-2.

Dynacharge and Weapon Surge are easy to Overload if Zada isn't out, but with her out they cost less mana, which can matter quite often. First Strike is less of a big deal if no one can block, so Dynacharge's +2 is better, BUT Surge's overload is cheaper. Possible replacements for Otherworldly Outburst if you find the Overload useful.

Also, imagine casting either of those on the same turn as cards like Fall of the Hammer and Soul's Fire !

mtg_artifacts on Healing Indestructible Artifacts

7 months ago

Minihorror227 I have all five types because I have full art ones that are all the same theme. I also went and added Ruthless Invasion to add a opportunity to attack for my six 3/4 pests wile also not having to use red mana. (I buff them by imprinting Chief of the Foundry to Soul Foundry) I replaced that Burnished Hart for another Palladium Myr. I asked for Expedition Map and my game store did not have it, but when I do have it I will replace it with Luxa River Shrine When I get my hands on those urzas lands I will replace it with my Radiant Fountain.s. If you think I should do something else please tell me! Keep in mind that I don't need too much mana, Mage-Ring Network does a great job at casting things like Darksteel Forge when I need too. Speaking of Darksteel Forge that's the only card that stayed in the deck after I first made it, but thanks to people like you that saw a deck with a Darksteel Forge and random junk like Will-Forged Golem and Neurok Replica, then told me to shape it into the deck it is today. Thanks for all of the help!

MohenjoDaro on We're the Rats... in pauper

11 months ago

Sinkhole and/or Dash Hopes could help slow your opponent down. Ruthless Invasion could be a finisher.

Overall, nice deck

MRDOOM3 on Modern Infect-Budget

2 years ago

First things first, are you aiming to extend the length of the game, or are you trying to make it an aggro deck? If you want it to be more aggro, I would make the colors of the deck green, since that color has all the buff spells. You can see my Infect deck here. Best case scenario, you can win by Turn 2. If you want it to be more midrange-y, you can run Phyrexian Crusader, Reaper of Sheoldred, Skinrender, Whispering Specter, Hand of the Praetors, etc. For more unblockable stuff, you can try out Ruthless Invasion.

Dr.HAX on G/W Infect Phyrexian Unlife

2 years ago

Nice deck, i would suggest a Ruthless Invasion in your sideboard, it can work very nicely getting that one last strike in with all your creatures.


Daedalus19876 on FASTEST EDH deck Sub $11

2 years ago

I do think you could go with at least two less lands, given how ridiculously low your mana curve is (and that Warbringer is bad here). Perhaps add a Ruthless Invasion, Magmatic Chasm, and a Seismic Stomp to push through those final points of damage even when an opponent is well-defended.

joshl774 on Infect Sideboarding Help

2 years ago

The current deck is: Instant (22)4x Apostle's Blessing 4x Giant Growth 4x Groundswell 4x Mutagenic Growth 2x Titanic Growth 4x Vines of Vastwood Creature (16)
4x Blight Mamba 4x Glistener Elf 4x Ichorclaw Myr 4x Necropede Land (22)
22x Forest Sideboard (15)
1x Creeping Corrosion 3x Dismember 3x Nature's Claim 3x Ranger's Guile 3x Ruthless Invasion 2x Viridian Corrupter

Inkmoth Nexus is way to expensive for me, so I will end up trading for it

I Know there are lots of decks out there from Splintertwin to Jund Midrange to Grixis contro and that i can only sideboard for a couple of those match-ups and i have to pick the ones that i am weakest against. so help with 'dead' cards in match-ups and what i can replace them with for the most card advantage in the sideboard would be great.

joshl774 on Aggro Infect

2 years ago

I went over things some more, and big Infect creatures like Phyrexian Hydra and Spinebiter seem like good choices against midrange decks. I think that Ruthless Invasion will be good against control decks, but not 4-of. probably sideboard 3. Is Ruthless Invasion too expensive to mainboard? What do I want with an aggro mirror-match? Golem's Heart, Dragon's Claw, Demon's Horn, Angel's Feather, Kraken's Eye, and Wurm's Tooth? Are those okay cards to sideboard against aggro(obviously not infect)? And what colors should I be worried about as far as aggro decks go in a modern event?

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