Smothering Tithe

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

Smothering Tithe occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.08%

White: 0.5%

WB (Orzhov): 0.85%


All decks: 0.08%

Smothering Tithe Discussion

TolarianScientist on Kenrith Wheels and Bears [Primer]

5 hours ago

edhCommander thanks for the feedback! Chulane is a bomb, I'm also slowly building him:) I'll use some of the interactions from your list!

Spirit of the Labyrinth also stops me from drawing, so it's powerful but I fear it will also blank my wheels, Kenrith ability and draw engines! I'll test it later this evening on cockatrice though, let's see how it goes.

Remora is in there for sure! Smothering Tithe is on the sideline because the list has artifact hate bears, if they are not relevant in the given meta, the tithe with wheels is absolutely ridiculous.

I've played with both Familiar and Training Grounds and I'm not a fan of either of the two cards, after the stax is in place the next step is to assemble infinite mana, so it was rarely useful for more than 1 or 2 activations.

Which brings us to the next point about infinite mana, it's the old Incubation Druid/Faeburrow Elder + Vigean Graftmage/Freed from the Real. The other inifinite G is Vizier of Remedies and Devoted Druid, G mana with Kenrith is good, I won many games just giving trample to 4/5 bears huge bears. I Knerith is offline the backup is finale of devastation. Vizier is a very iffy card, I like to play with Glen Elendra, so that more of a personal twist than optimal slots.

jakeyuki12 on Aurelia's Wrath

10 hours ago

Hiya! Long time Aurelia, the Warleader player, hopefully I can give some useful advice.

The first thing I've noticed about your deck is the very low amount of lands in your deck. Your deck has a very, very high mana curve, so you need to consistently be making your land drop every turn. With that in mind, I recommend upping your land count to 38 lands, no less.

In the same vein, I counted 7 ways to ramp in your deck with one way to tutor for your ramp cards. Once again, since it seems your deck wants to be casting big angels, you'll want to have 10-12 ways to ramp or tutor for them. One especial card I recommend investing in is Smothering Tithe. It is the best white EDH card and provides an unbelievable amount of ramp once you play it. Other than that, mana rocks that produce multiple mana seems to be what your deck wants so it can cast those big angels. So include stuff like Thran Dynamo, Gilded Lotus, Worn Powerstone, etc. The new Nyx Lotus could be helpful, or even something like Firemind Vessel.

The next thing is some more ways to generate card advantage. I counted 5-7 or so cards that produce card advantage. Getting up to 10 or so would be preferred that way your deck never runs out of steam. In this deck where you want to get big angels I think going for wheel effects and then reanimation could be the best way to do this. You already have Reforge the Soul, other good wheel effects are Magus of the Wheel, Wheel of Fate, and if you have lots of money, Wheel of Fortune. You already have some great reanimation pieces in your deck like Emeria Shepherd and Faith's Reward, adding in some more like Brought Back would be helpful.

Let me know if you need any more card suggestions!

ezio2907 on Kethis

1 day ago

What are you going to do after a boardwipe?

As far as I can see is that you really on Kethis to make your spells cheaper and also to help you after a boardwipe. The problem is that you need a lot of mana to recast most of your graveyard in 1 turn. I would adivse some cards like Cultivate, Deathrite Shaman or Smothering Tithe.

theclaper on Aminatou blink!!!

2 days ago

Smothering TitheWhy not smothering tithe? It will either slow down your opponents or Mana ramp your deck

DemonicConsolation on Consultation Zur

3 days ago

Doomsday! We're bringin' it back!

After some interesting conversation on the Zur discord, I'd like to try out Doomsday as a backup win condition along with the existing slim Consultation package. Making some painful cuts to facilitate that.


Of these, I'm most interested in finding a way to get Smothering Tithe and Negate back into the list.


Hopefully I get to test these lines out in the next few games.

SideBae on SupER DuPer FrIEnds :)

5 days ago

So a land you may want to consider is Cascading Cataracts... if you fetch it with Golos you can use it to make sure you have the chromatic mana you need to activate him.

You may want to consider running "draw-sevens" like Wheel of Fortune, Windfall, Diminishing Returns or Timetwister (if you're loaded). They're really, really good with Narset, Parter of Veils.

If you end up with a lot of mana on your turn you don't know what to do with (I'm having trouble envisioning how this deck plays) you might want Karn's Bastion in the mix.

Depending on your moral compass you might also consider Stasis. It's a hard lock with Teferi, Hero of Dominaria and an almost-hard-lock with Smothering Tithe.

I'm surprised with all your dual lands you're not running moxen... is there a reason why? I feel like Mox Diamond, Mox Opal and even Mox Amber have a pretty reasonable chance of being busted in this deck. Also Mana Crypt.

Savor the Moment is a good way to get extra value from your planeswalkers.

Smorgaz on Avacyn's Angels of the Apocalypse

6 days ago

vasarto77 Thank you for your suggestions. Smothering Tithe, Wrath of God and Endless Horizons were already in the deck. I think all of the "gain 1 life"-cards are too low impact compared to the rest of the deck. Especially since I don't have that many creature drops and most spells have high cmc. Sun Titan has no relevant targets in the deck. Teferi's Protection is at least 40 bucks which is far to expensive for a single card I believe. Austere Command is good, but I don't know which other wipe to cut for it. Approach of the Second Sun and Grand Abolisher are probably good cards, but don't fit the deck too well.

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