Smothering Tithe

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Rare

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Tokens

Smothering Tithe

Enchantment

Whenever an opponent draws a card, that player may pay . If the player doesn’t, you create a colourless Treasure artifact token with “, Sacrifice this artifact: Gain one mana of any colour.”

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Smothering Tithe Discussion

kamarupa on Revel in my Bounty, Bitches!

26 minutes ago

Smothering Tithe generates treasure like crazy. I realize you're not running white, so perhaps the point is moot, but if you're really keen on making a winning Revel in Riches deck, it might worth thinking about a w/b build instead of b/r. Also, as far as I'm concerned, Smothering Tithe is the most powerful non-green ramp card to come out since Crypt Ghast , so if you ever play anything other than Standard, it's sure to be a worthwhile spell to have on hand. GL!

BMHKain on I'd like to know if ...

2 hours ago

@SynergyBuild: Don't worry, man. I think I understand now. Now can someone please close this thread, & feed it to Nira, Hellkite Duelist (Why don't we have the Heroes of the Realm Promos?!)? Or Serra the Benevolent ? I'm still trying to work on a +1/+1 Counter Deck, A Lands.dec Deck utilizing Gates, & making a Primer for Superfriends, I'm still trying to find a Doomsday Pile that's Only, maybe even update my cEDH Boros to be better than before; though I dunno if it's possible even w/ Smothering Tithe , among others.

Just close this please... I want this matter deceased.

adamleedy on Aurelia Competitive Combo

11 hours ago

I know it's been a while since you've this, but I'm currently working on an Aurelia deck that has some similar goals. I'm wondering if you think Smothering Tithe has a place in a competitive stax Aurelia deck. It feels like a perfect fit to me since it provides ramp or tax against our opponents effectively speeding us up or slowing them down both of which are crucial to the deck.

Jund_Machinist on Tajic, Blade of Fuck You

18 hours ago

I want to maybe include Smothering Tithe , Rule of Law , Eidolon of Rhetoric , Final Fortune , Linvala, Keeper of Silence , Silence and some way to bring the kiki-bell ringer combo back from the yard. Theres gotta be something better than Karmic Guide .

Joe_Ken_ on Help Refine Esper Control EDH ...

1 day ago

35 lands with roughly 6 mana rocks is a good start for a mana base. But a card I would recommend is Smothering Tithe since it can result in a lot of extra mana via treasure tokens if no one has enchantment removal right away. I would say Darksteel Forge and Unwinding Clock , Jandor's Saddlebags are fine for the deck since they enable Puppet Strings to take cards every turn. Lastly I would maybe see about adding a board wipe or two in case your opponent get out of hand. Can’t really ever go wrong with a Cyclonic Rift

multimedia on Aurelia, the Warleader

1 day ago

Hey, you're welcome.

In my last comment I suggested 27 cards to add. Of those 27 these are the in my opinion the 10 to consider adding first:

  • Lands: Command Tower , Battlefield Forge and Mistveil Plains
  • Sol Ring : expensive price card to consider, but is the most played card in Commander because it's amazing ramp for one mana.
  • Sunforger
  • Godo, Bandit Warlord : search for Host or Sunforger and put it onto the battlefield. As long as Gogo is equipped with Host before your combat step it will create an infinite loop of attack steps of creating Godo tokens attacking with them, a game winning combo. This works because Gogo is a legendary creature thus all tokens that are created by Host have haste. For Host to make a copy of the equipped creature you don't have to attack with that creature it happens at beginning of combat.
  • Sigarda's Aid : cast equipment at instant speed and when the equipment ETB attach it to a creature you control, both these effects are very powerful.
  • Open the Armory : search for Host or Sunforger and put it into your hand.
  • Smothering Tithe : expensive price card to consider, but some the best repeatable ramp for white in Commander.
  • Swords to Plowshares : exile a creature is very good in Commander.
  • Chaos Warp : versatile removal spell since it can target any permanent even your own.
  • Knight of the White Orchid : search for Mistveil and put it onto the battlefield.

Here's the 27 cards to consider cutting:

  • 2x Mountain
  • 1x Plains
  • Boros Guildgate
  • Vivid Crag

For lands I would cut these that ETB tapped and a few basics.

  • Call To Serve
  • Candlelight Vigil
  • Divine Favor
  • Ethereal Armor
  • Knightly Valor
  • Lightning Talons
  • Mirror March
  • Vigil for the Lost

Consider cutting these auras? Ethereal Armor is one of the best auras for voltron, but to use it effectively you want to play a lot of enchantments to take advantage of it. Because of Host and Sunforger equipment in my opinion is much better for voltron with Aureila then auras.

The problem with auras is they don't stick around like equipment does. If the creature who's enchanted dies so does the aura. If the creature who's equipped dies then the equipment doesn't die it just becomes unattached from the creature staying on the battlefield. There's much more support for equipment in Boros colors than auras.

  • Assault Strobe
  • Cleaver Riot
  • Cosmotronic Wave
  • Dynacharge
  • Fury Charm
  • Gleam of Resistance
  • Hold the Line
  • Show of Valor
  • Sure Strike
  • Hammer Dropper
  • Tenement Crasher
  • War-Spike Changeling
  • Guardian of the Gateless
  • Razia, Boros Archangel

I'm not expecting you to make all these cuts right away, but this is a list of the cards for reference. You can essentially cut any of these cards to add any of the cards I've suggested.


Sunforger is a good/fun card, but there's a catch. You have to control a creature and each time you use Sunforger it has to first be attached to a creature. This means that it's five mana to continually use, to equip to a creature and to use it's ability. Don't misunderstand me this is still good as a repeatable tutor for a instant and cast it for free at instant speed, but it can be better. If you can cut the cost or reduce it some having to equip Sunforger each time then it's better.

Other budget support for Sunforger to consider:

  • Brass Squire : good with Aurelia's ability. Tap it to equip Sunforger to Aurelia or another creature. Pay to use Sunforger, attack with Aurelia and then untap all your creatures including Squire. During second combat or later at your second main phase tap Squire to equip Sunforger to a creature, pay to use Sunforger again.
  • Auriok Steelshaper

If you find that you're having the problems with Host/Sunforger or other important cards getting exiled by your opponents then you can consider adding Pull from Eternity . This instant can put an exiled card back into your library. Can use it with Sunforger. If you're finding out that blue is a pain in the ass to play against then add Red Elemental Blast .

Can consider cutting Dreamstone Hedron and Act of Treason for Squire and Steelshaper.

multimedia on Aurelia, the Warleader

2 days ago

Hey, good start here. My advice is refine a single strategy to go with it. When you're on a budget it's better to narrow down and only play one strategy. As you get more funds you can expand on this, but when you don't have funds stick with one. Keep it simple :)

Helm of the Host is the card you want with Aurelia and you already have it nice. Most of my suggestions will be to strengthen the voltron strategy with equipment. When you have both these cards you want to be able to use them the turn you play them this means you need to be able to equip Aurelia for free, play Host for free, play Aurelia for free or all of the above. Playing Aurelia for free is difficult in Boros colors so lets take that away. However playing Host and equipping it for free is possible and that's a direction to consider.

Budget cards ($4 or less each) to consider adding:


Sunforger is one of the most popular cards for Boros players because it gives you card advantage in colors that lack a lot of it. You will hear "Sunforger Package" this is referring to a number of instants spells that are good to cast for free with Sunforger's ability. A budget Sunforger package to consider:

  • Mistveil Plains: can put a card that's in your graveyard after you cast it for free with Sunforger back into your library and then cast it again. This land lets you loop spells with Sunforger.
  • Knight of the White Orchid : search for Mistveil or a Plains and put it onto the battlefield.
  • Gift of Estates : search for Mistveil and other Plains. Helpful to make land drops.
  • Swords to Plowshares
  • Chaos Warp
  • Crush Contraband
  • Boros Charm
  • Argivian Find: recur an artifact or enchantment.
  • Dawn Charm
  • Oblation
  • Deflecting Palm
  • Wild Ricochet
  • Eerie Interlude : save your creatures from a board wipe get more value from creatures with ETB abilities.
  • Wear / Tear : can combine and use both Wear and Tear when casting it with Sunforger.

This is an example of a simple base Sunforger package; it can be expanded on and made much more complex.

If you like some of these suggestions then I offer help to make cuts and if you have any questions feel free to ask. Good luck with your deck.


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Smothering Tithe occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.08%

White: 0.5%

W/B (Orzhov): 0.85%

Standard:

All decks: 0.08%