Setessan Tactics


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Heirloom Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Journey into Nyx (JOU) Rare

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Setessan Tactics


Strive - Setessan Tactics costs G more to cast for each target beyond the first.

Until end of turn, any number of target creatures each get +1/+1 and gain "T: This creature fights another target creature."

Setessan Tactics Discussion

Daedalus19876 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH [PRIMER]

1 week ago

Nic44 and OptimalGreen: Please take this elsewhere rather than spamming my deckpage? >.< I've considered Setessan Tactics before, mostly for the surprise value, but it's never REALLY found a home. Predatory Rampage isn't something I've considered before, I'll think on it. And I will be adding more dorks here eventually, though the mana rocks are most definitely not leaving.

Macnzich: I ran NOoze for a while, but my primary combos aren't 100% activated abilities -- it was more efficient to just reanimate the stuff I needed.

Nic44 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH [PRIMER]

1 week ago

OptimalGreen You are quite skilled at presenting me with making arguments that I never even remotely made and then attempting to destroy that argument. It's called Straw Man fallacy, look it up.

Never did I make such a claim as you expressed. Obviously a five color deck is going to be often times better than a mono colored deck. Often times when colors are equal in number, it is the specific color combination that gives an advantage. Same goes with commanders and their respective abilities. BUT...what is subjective is what other decks are facing a specific deck, the skill of the pilot and the familiarity with a specific Commander or even a specific color combination. What is "incredibly foolish" from a MtG EDH point is the inability to grasp this, and there is not a competitive EDH player worth their salt who would gainsay it. Anyway, I am done debating with children for now and I am not going to contiunue to de-rail this, so go ahead and Straw Man again if you so please. Now, back to the original subject...

Have you considered Setessan Tactics or Predatory Rampage ? The latter can be quite devastating under certain board states.

Snowmen1 on Big slappy

1 week ago

I have some fringe card suggestions and I just want to know what you think being that you play the deck. Pretty mich everything Im suggesting would be a 1 of or a 2 of in the sideboard for reference.

Setessan Tactics seems like good sideboard removal that A can just pump your team when needed, and B can be a 2 for one kill spell of even board wipe at instant speed at the cost of being a fight spell, meaning your creature(s) can be killed in response.

Grafted Wargear , may not have a shot, but like rancor makes your one drops scary and your 3 drops even scarier. It sticks around like rancor and pumps more but costs 3 mana and doesnt give trample...not sure if its worth it. Additionally you cant attach this to hex drinker because when it gets protection from everything wargear will fall off and destroy it.

Horned Helm , something like rancor and grafted war gear. and part of the reason Im asking is because in the few games I played with stompy rancor won games, and it seems to me like even having 5 instead of 4 could let you take more games, not sure if its worth the room or the lack of things that makes rancor so good like added devotion or that it is one mana. The upside of horned helm is that you could equip it to a creature at instant speed.

Anyways let me know what think.

FamSlayer on One Punch Man - Fight Tribal

1 month ago

Well Isochron Scepter only works for 4 cards in the deck, being Ancient Animus , Pounce , Titanic Brawl , and Setessan Tactics . It's barely enough, and unless they print more 2 cmc or less instant speed fight effects I don't think I'll actually be purchasing a scepter for my deck in real life.

McToters on Do you even lift, bro?!

3 months ago

Yes! I have been trying to fit a land subtheme in as a sneaky way to go for the throat and catch an opponent off-guard. An even more ideal scenario is if i can manage to destroy their lands so they have no base to stand on (by making the lands creatures and then using something like Setessan Tactics .

I like the idea of Tireless Tracker very much. I’ll need to do some more research on that. Thanks!

I actually just took out Sylvan Awakening last night for Quest for Renewal . It kinda sucks I took it out but I really wanted Quest in because that synergizes with the deck a lot more. If you can suggest something to take out for Sylvan I’ll gladly consider it.

McToters on Seton Druid Ball

3 months ago

Your list is pretty amazing. I run Seton as a commander as well, and I’ve gone at it a bit differently. There are some cards you have that I definitely want to try out like Helix Pinnacle and Quest for Renewal . I am currently running some relatively janky stuff with some exceptions. You can check it out here.

I’ll take suggestion if you have any. The only thing I can respectively suggest to you (as I think your build is better than mine) is maybe run Nemesis Mask or Bloodscent to provide a way for your combat to work around opponent’s creatures.

I actually didn’t happen to notice any boardwipes. How do you work with that in mono-green? Im currently running All Is Dust and Cyclone Setessan Tactics as some janky-sort-of-wipe. Other than the obvious Bane of Progress and Back to Nature for artifacts and enchantments.


McToters on Seton Druid Tribal - with land destruction

3 months ago

Hellooooooo! I play Seton as a commander too! I like your deck list.

I’ll see if I can help you out. Feel free to give me feedback on mine as well (I feel like it still needs to be refined a bit). My version.

As far as boardwipes go I’m running All Is Dust , Setessan Tactics by itself or with Natural Affinity to destroy some lands as you aspire to do. Green Kamahl or Jolrael, Empress of Beasts help in this regard as well—and I see you are already running Kamahl. There’s also Oblivion Stone or a really janky option with Boompile . I’m also running Cyclone since mana is usually not a problem and this deals damage to each player as well which I like. And then there’s Back to Nature , Bane of Progress , Seeds of Innocence and Rampage of the Clans for artifact and enchantment wipes.

I just put a Paradox Engine in and I cant wait to see how it works.

There’s also Nemesis Mask and Bloodscent which give a different kind of unblockable.

Like I said check mine out for a slightly different take than what you have. I am also running some real weird enchantments like Hall of Gemstone and Primal Order for other ways to control and win.

Obviously no need to accept all of my suggestions but definitely stuff for you to think about. I personally need a Gilt-Leaf Archdruid for my deck still.


StumpyIB on Kresh, Ultimate Fighting Champion

6 months ago

I like those Arena cards! I will go put those in my cart now. I actually added Setessan Tactics to the deck to test out and it has done well. While I like Predation, it is a hefty mana cost for this deck I think. 3 and 8 total cost is steep, and there are cheaper ways to wipe the board that I like like Chandra's Ignition . Thanks for the suggestions!

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