Smothering Tithe


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy 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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Smothering Tithe


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

ChaosJester on Hover Smother

4 hours ago

Ur Welcome Dude! I was thinking about combos with Smothering Tithe and then I saw your deck! Simply perfect. :)

triproberts12 on Varina, Lich Queen Esper Zombies

1 day ago

Kaya's Wrath is probably a little color-intensive for a budget manabase. I would go with OG Wrath of God or Fumigate if you're looking for the life gain. Kindred Dominance and Kindred Discovery are also both very good, especially if you like tribal decks. I don't see the cycle being reprinted any time soon, and Discovery, especially, is gas. Same logic for Vanquisher's Banner and Path of Ancestry . In terms of long-term value, though, Cyclonic Rift , Chromatic Lantern , and Cabal Coffers are the best investments. Coffers might not be the best in this deck, though. You really want a deck loaded up on fetches and dual swamps or ways to fetch the Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth combo if you're not in mono black. Cyclonic Rift is amazing. Whenever I've drawn Mystical Tutor , it's never been incorrect to fetch it, and it's won me quite a few games. If you're going to buy a $20 card, start with that. As for Chromatic Lantern , that is the first card I would pick up. It will be good in any 3+ color deck, and it's only going to go up in price the further we get from Guilds of Ravnica. Same for Smothering Tithe . In any deck not running green, it is is among the best ramp every printed, and it's the second card after Sol Ring to put in any mono-white or Boros deck.

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on Treasure Island (Sydri EDH)

2 days ago

For the good cards ... I'm not a regular Sydri pilot, but here's a penny for my thoughts on this fun commander. Tamiyo's Journal is a good beater that plops out artifacts/draw. Faerie Artisans / Thoughtcast / Thirst for Knowledge are really good for this deck, Dispatch / Stoic Rebuttal is always good for redundancy. March of the Machines is good in case your commander gets tree'd or stolen . Mechanized Production might be good for Phyrexian Metamorph / Master of Etherium /tokens from Sharding Sphinx / Smothering Tithe etc.

For the weaker cards ... Planar Cleansing could be replaced with Hour of Revelation . Profane Procession  Flip/ Predator, Flagship could go because of its overall cost, and it doesn't do anything else over time or when it enters, and it doesn't fit the themes of the deck. Revel in Riches might be good with the amount of board wipes but you'll be targeted for it, it's an upkeep trigger (so people will have time to respond, and with sorceries). Treasure Map  Flip is rather weak because it turns into a land so you can't abuse it like an artifact, and is 5 mana to eventually draw 3 or maybe 3+ cards. Treasure Mage does 'draw' and the best big artifact to abuse, but it's overall 9 mana unless you have Master Transmuter or something, and doesn't get any wincon that I can see. Ruthless Knave takes a lot of hoops to get through to draw or ramp, but a lot of my criticisms were at the treasure cards so you keep that theme then drawing more cards for no mana is good. Palladium Myr is not ramp, it's just sadness. Sphinx of the Steel Wind is expensive for a 7 turn clock on turn seven, but it's fun because it could fit your meta and is protected from the colors outside your color pie.

For win cons ... Aetherflux Reservoir / Staff of Nin / Caltrops are all all-star with this commander, and Tezzeret the Seeker could fetch caltrops/aetherflux but non paradox engine etc. If you're interested in a combo win, you could do Sword of the Meek / Thopter Foundry , or Sharuum the Hegemon / Phyrexian Metamorph and something to abuse the etb loop like Altar of the Brood / Genesis Chamber / Contraband Kingpin / Disciple of the Vault / Blood Artist / Marionette Master etc.

SynergyBuild on H: Some new Allegiance cards ...

2 days ago

I am going to a prerelease today, will let you know if I pull anything except Smothering Tithe , the card I really want!

hkhssweiss on Walue Angels

2 days ago

Hey Elendor!

Pretty solid deck list, a bit high on the CMC curve albeit! You might want to consider some cards like Smothering Tithe from the new set, or cards like Land Tax and Tithe to gain that consistent land drop!

Other cards that may help may be Rebuff the Wicked , Illuminate , Lapse of Certainty , or Warping Wail !

Hope that helps give some insight!

VoidCaster113 on H: Some new Allegiance cards ...

3 days ago

Hello everybody! I opened two prerelease kits today, and I’m looking to trade into some cards I didn’t get lucky enough to pull. What I have are:


Benthic Biomancer

2x Guardian Project

Nikya of the Old Ways

Priest of Forgotten Gods (prerelease foil)

Smothering Tithe

Mass Manipulation



Glass of the Guildpact

What I’m looking for: Prime Speaker Vannifar (top priority!)

Rakdos, the Showstopper

Lavinia, Azorius Renegade

Mesmerizing Benthid

Kaya, Orzhov Usurper

pestilence spirit

Captive Audience

Biomancer's Familiar


Seraph of the Scales

Mirror March

Smothering Tithe (nonfoil]]

My binder isn’t quite up to date, so for now, these are what I’m offering. Thank you!

Lokotor on Marchesa, The Black Rose - Primer

4 days ago


Yeah, most of Amonkhet block was a dud for the deck, it's not so bad though, it just means I don't have to pick anything to cut!

the tapping requirement on the priest is just adding to the hoops. I still say it's not a bad addition in a budget deck list though.

New ravnica has had quite a few nice cards, just not a ton for marchesa. Smothering Tithe is a great card though and i'm looking forward to putting it in a few of my decks.

RecklessN7 on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*

5 days ago

Hey there! I’ve been piloting a version of this deck for a few weeks now and it’s been tons of fun! I don’t have many aggressive or even creature heavy decks so this has been a pleasant change of pace. Avacyn has proven to be a major problem for my main playgroup and it irritates them even further that they didn’t consider her strong enough to bother with lol. I’ve had games where I just turn 1 dropped a Serra Ascendant and proceeded to take over because they couldn’t stop him.

Anyway I was wondering how you felt about a couple of the new cards coming out. Mainly Smothering Tithe and Angelic Exaltation ?

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