Spine of Ish Sah

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Rare
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Rare
Mirrodin Besieged: Phyrexia (MBP) Rare

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Spine of Ish Sah

Artifact

When Spine of Ish Sah enters the battlefield, destroy target permanent.

When Spine of Ish Sah is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, return Spine of Ish Sah to its owner's hand.

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Spine of Ish Sah Discussion

m1nced on Humble Brago

5 days ago

Cards that are over $1 that are auto-includes:

  • Mulldrifter , which can easily be cast for 3 mana if you blink in response to the evoke trigger;

Cards that are probably too mechanically complicated for this playgroup: - Fiend Hunter and Leonin Relic-Warder can be used to permanently exile if you blink in response to their ETB triggers.

Cards that should go in: - Twilight Shepherd - your creatures never die! - Phyrexian Ingester - BUUUURP. Also should go in Yasova Dragonclaw. - Displace is a cheaper Ghostly Flicker for creatures only. - Pondering Mage is a great 5-drop for this deck. - Master Splicer is a cheap thing to flicker to get an army.

Cards that should go in for redundancy if I have to remove Brago:

Mean: - Tempest Caller flickered means nobody else attacks.

Cards that are not going in:

Optimator on SadoArtifacthate

1 week ago

Mana Leak is also a weaker counterspell in EDH (it's pretty decent in 60-card formats). I would only recommend it in very counterspell-heavy decks. If the goal is protecting against removal/boardwipes use Swan Song or Negate . Otherwise, use Counterspell , Arcane Denial , or any of the other good cards that counter anything.

As for Rift Bolt and Lightning Bolt , if they're for removal I would highly recommend something more reliable like Pongify , Rapid Hybridization , Reality Shift , Aftershock , or Fissure . Comet Storm or Rolling Thunder work well with Saheeli too. If they're for going upstairs I'd again recommend things like Comet Storm to have a bigger impact and even end the game outright.

Without counterspelling them, the only way in to handle enchantments is Chaos Warp . I insist you run it. There are a few colorless ways to deal, like Scour from Existence , Unstable Obelisk , and Spine of Ish Sah . The latter two are great with recursion.

Personally, I always run two boardwipes minimum and I try to squeeze more in when possible. You already have the best in Cyclonic Rift, but another could save your bacon (you don't have tutors to find it, nor would I necessarily recommend running any). Even decks that go wide, like ours, need reset buttons in emergencies. Blasphemous Act is the gold standard, but Ixidron , Earthquake , Wash Out , and Coastal Breach are good too.

Mavanger1 on Jhoira’s Liquid Metal Mayhem

1 month ago

I speak from experience when I say Spine of Ish Sah would be a pretty nasty addition to the deck. My sister runs it in paper and if she gets that out with a Goblin Welder I lose unless I can deal with it within a few turns. KCI works in tis place though, if you don't wanna add the Welder. Also suggest Metalwork Colossus

Paradox Engine has been banned in EDH recently though, and Tolarian Academy is banned as well in the maybe list.

CrimsonChaos on Recommending a general

2 months ago

Mono-colored does have its pros and cons like everything else. On one hand, they require far less fuss over the mana base, as fixing becomes almost irrelevant, and they can be relatively more focused. The downside, as others mentioned already, is that certain things can really only be done efficiently by other colors. Black's removal focuses primarily on creatures, for instance, and while it can get pretty decent advantage and ramp it's designed so that you must be willing to pay a price for it. There are ways to remove things like artifacts by using other artifacts, though many are either very mana-intensive or may hit you as well. One of the more cost-effective methods would be Sword of Sinew and Steel , though in mono-black this means you'll have a harder time if you need to target the equipped creature with a black spell/ability due to the protection. There's also Argentum Armor and Spine of Ish Sah , but they can take a lot to cast. Nevinyrral's Disk will take care of all creatures, artifacts, and enchantments once you crack it, but this also includes your own. Since you want to do an aristocrats deck, even this might give you some value however.

As for commanders, Syr Konrad is probably better suited for the aristocrats style, since you get repeated value every time something goes to the grave. He is, however, rather expensive to cast. I also think Ayara, First of Locthwain has some potential. While she may not be as powerful as Konrad, she is also only a three-drop, making her much easier to bring to the field quickly. Either way, they make for pretty solid commanders in their own ways. K'rrik is potentially very powerful still, but I also don't think he would be ideal if you're set on the aristocrats style. Even so, he would be a great support in the 99. Good luck, and have fun!

OLucas on UW Eggs

2 months ago

Took out Perpetual Timepiece from the sideboard and added Salvage Titan .

I'm actually surprised it took me long to make this substitution since the timepiece was for control and mill matchups and the titan is better in both cases.

As a bonus it's a recursive threat that can keep the deck's engine running (or smacking Karn) even against Karn, the Great Creator + Mycosynth Lattice unless they also have Ensnaring Bridge .

It also allows for some alternate win combos such as: Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle + Myr Retriever + Scrap Trawler + Cathodion +2x Salvage Titan +any egg.

With Teshar, retriever, trawler, cathodion and egg on the battlefield you cast the titan sacrificing cathodion, retriever and egg triggering Teshar, retriever cathodion and trawler. With Teshar you return the Cathodion to the battlefield, with the retriever you return a Titan to hand and with the trawler you return some eggs. With the mana from Cathodion you cast an egg returning the retriever then you can cast the Titan sacrificing the Titan on the battlefield, a retriever and the cathodion. With this plus some self-sacrificing eggs or creativity you can generate a lot of mana and draw your entire deck and win with Grinding Station and/or Spine of Ish Sah

bushido_man96 on Greven, Hateful Captain

3 months ago

My guess is that Mire in Misery is rarely going to hit a problem enchantment. Meteor Golem or Spine of Ish Sah might be better options.

burferking on Phylactery Broker

3 months ago

I forgot to suggest: The Immortal Sun (since you don't play Planeswalkers). Spine of Ish Sah and Meteor Golem particularly to destroy permanents like artifacts or enchantments. Infernal Darkness is Contamination 's lil brother.
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Spine of Ish Sah occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Blue: 0.17%

Red: 0.26%