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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|Ravnica Allegiance (RNA)||Rare|
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- Reforge the Soul + Smothering Tithe
- Dictate of Kruphix + Rankle, Master of Pranks + Smothering Tithe
- Geier Reach Sanitarium + Smothering Tithe
- Smothering Tithe + Underworld Breach + Wheel of Fortune
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Smothering Tithe Discussion
4 days ago
5 days ago
In my Kynaios and Tiro deck, I have numerous cards that make all players draw cards, but I am contemplating replacing Font of Mythos with Smothering Tithe, since I need to help myself more than I help any other player, and that deck already has plenty of cards that provide further card drawing. I originally was considering replacing Mind's Eye with Smothering Tithe, but I am too fond of the eye to remove it from the deck.
6 days ago
CrimsonWings3689 I don't really see the comparison between Unsettled Mariner and Smothering Tithe. The Tithe and study taxes happen on basically every players turn, and if they don't pay the tax you get value. They warp games because, unlike the targeted removal that would trigger Unsettled Mariner, they will always happen, and, when at some point someone doesn't pay it, you get a huge payoff.
Maybe you face a lot more targeted removal in your games, but for me, being able to counter a wrath effect or combo piece has been far more useful for me that any tax effects that will probably only hit 2-3 targeted removal spells a game.
6 days ago
I suppose it depends on how often your opponents ramp out quickly vs when you as the combo player do. Think of it like Smothering Tithe. Do you really think people pay it the majority of the time? If you do, you likely haven't seen enough games with it because it warps games. Even Rhystic Study can warp a game in stealing mana from your opponents in a "pay the 1 or I get card advantage" extortion.
It's been a very rare thing where those pieces are a hindrance when drawn. People get caught up not being able to pay the 1 to target you or your things with Unsettled Mariner, or the 2 with Diffusion Sliver. There are also times where players might run out of removal from other threats or might rely on others to assist. Whether they can or not is a different story, but the opponents also have to weigh their tempo loss when fighting a tax effect if it hinders them and the others advance their board states free and clear without the obstacle... no one wants to be the one to get rid of a Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger for the same reason.
Your own experience may vary, and that's also fine. Sticking a tax effect on my board for removal has proven more useful to fight 3+ people than a single counterspell could.
6 days ago
Very nice alternative. I must say I think your list of searchable demons is a little thin and not that much utility to get. It appears you mostly have demons that grant card draw in some fashion.
I would probably put in something like Archfiend of Depravity or Pestilence Demon for swarm control. And I do find Archfiend of Despair a very neat tech choice to wallop an opponent out who has taken a bit too much damage. Or Sower of Discord to either dissuade an opponent from attacking into you or to utilize damage against one player to swing against another.
While Reaper from the Abyss is a very nice card that keeps on giving, I find Overseer of the Damned to be a good alternative, as the effect happens immediately and can better be utilized to save your skin or deal with a problematic creature from an opponent.
All this being said I don't think I'll ever drop the Orzhov variants of Shadowborn Apostle decks.
The amount of value you can get with Black-White is well worth it in my eyes.
Include cards like Immortal Servitude and Rally the Ancestors and if you're a bit more casual; Angel of Glory's Rise. Even if you only have a small slew of Apostles, you can use them again and again for quite cheap.
And while we're at it, throw in a Smothering Tithe.
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
so, make sure you put CMDR in "*'s on each side to indicate the commander. Now, as far as ways to tighten up; Smothering Tithe, Fellwar Stone, Mind Stone, and Arcane Signet all provide you were great acceleration for a modest budgey. Chrome Mox and Mox Diamond are great if you got em or like to spend a bit more. Ethersworn Canonist, Hushbringer and Aven Mindcensor help with keeping things honest and fair. lastly, Ancient Tomb and Gemstone Caverns for a bit more speed.