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
Custom 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

multimedia on Brago - Where did my cards go?

2 days ago

Hey, you're welcome.

Consider expanding on your win conditions with Brago?

Strionic Resonator is a combo with Brago; targeting Brago's blink trigger on the stack and copying it gives you unlimited blink. You can blink Resonator with Brago which untaps it. You also need a combination of mana rocks ( Sol Ring , Monolith, etc.) or ways to untap lands ( Cloud of Faeries or Drake). These need to be blinked to untap mana rocks or lands to make at least to continually copy Brago's blink trigger with Resonator. Add Reality Acid or Spine of Ish Sah to this combo to destroy all your opponents permanents. Add Whirler Rogue to make unlimited Thopter tokens on your turn. Add Hierophant's Chalice as an real win condition to make each opponent, one at a time, lose all life and you gain as much life.

You don't have to use the Resonator and Brago combo as a win condition it can just be used to generate a ton of value on your turn since you can blink so many different nonland permanents. You break the combo by not copying Brago's blink trigger with Resonator. Tribute Mage has many artifacts to tutor for which is helpful with blink. Best of all it can get Strionic Resonator , but also Swiftfoot Boots , Prism, a Wellspring, etc.

Lythia on Urza's Final Word

4 days ago

How about considering Staff of Nin and Paradox Engine as a Inf mana win con or sacing Spine of Ish Sah to Krark-Clan Ironworks if you haven’t already thought of it?

MissDemeanor on Primer: Kozilek Great Distortion of the Boardstate

1 week ago

Love the deck <3 Picked up old Kozilek and built my own, then converted my list to something very similar to yours!

However, as I so often do, I found yet another colorless combo, and all you would need to add is Myr Battlesphere .

So here goes; you have in play: Myr Battlesphere with its 4 myrs, Clock of Omens , Trading Post , Krark-Clan Ironworks , and literally any mana rock.

  • Tap 4 myrs to put an untap trigger on Trading Post & the rock
  • Sac Myr Battlesphere for {2}.
  • Pay {1} and sac a myr to return Myr Battlesphere to hand with trading post.
  • Sac the other myrs to bring your total up to {7} in mana pool.
  • Then Trading Post & rock untap, giving you {8} in mana pool.
  • Cast Myr Battlesphere for {7}. You now have the exact same board state, but +1 colorless
  • You now have inf. mana. You can then instead opt to put two untap triggers on Trading Post each cycle. You can use the additional untap trigger to sac a myr to: draw a card or return an artifact from grave.
  • Draw your deck
  • Continually cast Spine of Ish Sah to blow up everything you don't control, or ping people to death with Staff of Nin . You can even get cards from exile with Karn, the Great Creator

It's pretty silly and you need like 5 pieces of a combo, but it might be a nice way to actually close out a game. And every piece of the puzzle has other uses. Even Myr Battlesphere is a great blocker, can be very aggressive, and can be fetched with Myr Turbine .

bushido_man96 on rakdos demons

2 weeks ago

Head scratchers: Combustible Gearhulk , Fate Unraveler , and the discard effect cards. These two creatures don't really seem to offer you much, and don't really seem to fit the theme of your deck. Instead of the Gearhulk, I'd run more reliable card draw, like Greed , Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Book of Rass , Necropotence , and maybe even some red wheel effects, like Wheel of Fortune if you can or Magus of the Wheel on the cheap (there are several others, too). I also recommend Sunbird's Invocation , especially with the high curve you have.

I honestly don't think cards like Duress and Inquisition of Kozilek are going to be that impactful for you. I'd consider running options like Meteor Golem , Spine of Ish Sah , and Unstable Obelisk to get rid of enchantments.

Hope this helps!

jaymc1130 on To infinity, and beyond!

2 weeks ago

If you want a non creature that has the same function as Meteor Golem and Scour from Existence that does hit lands you can play Spine of Ish Sah .

TheSlowestBro on Breya - Blink

3 weeks ago

Cool take on Breya! I also have a deck with her that runs flicker effects, but for me it's more of a sub-theme rather than the main strategy. I'm surprised your not running Spine of Ish Sah in here though? That card is crazy with blinking. Can easily be tutored for with Arcum Dagsson as well.

Another card I'd like to highlight is Proteus Staff , maybe its borderline a meme, but I really like using it to eat a thopter and seeing what happens. In your deck you have so many ETB and blinking creatures so it looks like it would be a lot of fun there too!

Overall great list +1.

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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%