Stab Wound


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Common
Duel Decks: Jace vs Vraska (DDM) Common
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Common

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Stab Wound

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature gets -2/-2.

At the beginning of the upkeep of enchantment creature's controller, that player loses 2 life.

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Stab Wound Discussion

Tobutron on B/G Spider/Scorpion (Prototype)

1 month ago


Thanks very much! I really appreciate the advice. I quite like the changes and will probably go through with them however, there are a few things that I may ask about.

I quite like Dead Weight. Seems to be more practical than Stab Wound. I guess I was enticed by the life loss bit a little too much

Sedge Scorpion may very well be the answer to my early game issues (tbh, I actually forgot about the existence of Sedge Scorpion) but as for Penumbra Spider, who should I swap out? Most likely either Sporecap Spider or Kessig Recluse?

For Vessel of Nascency, I can see how it pair up well with Ishkanah and I'll most likely swap out Duress or something with to put them in. As for Nyx Weaver...not too keen on that one. While I like how it speeds up Ishkanah's delirious and all, I feel I might end up cucking myself in the long run especially if I don't have a lot of Ishkanahs to play with.

I would definitely love to add Arachnogenesis in place of Terrifying Presence! But when I saw it's price I can do is probably 2. 3 if I somehow stumble upon a sweet, cheap deal.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on B/G Spider/Scorpion (Prototype)

1 month ago

You said something about the prototype being 'bad' in the related thread. I don't actually think so. You're doing many good things with your attempt. There are some things I'd change though:

Stab Wound seems cool, but if you use it as a removal (which you most of the time should do with cards like these), the life loss will never happen. If you want another cheap -2/-2, Disfigure or DeadWeight seems promising, especially the latter when you're planning on including Ishkanah (I#ll talk about her in a second).

Something you can compensate that a 'spiders only' build can't is the missing one drop: Sedge Scorpion is good enough for that slot. A card I really love in my spider list is Penumbra Spider. She basically has a better, but less abusable version of undying/persist, which is great as a defense option but also to outvalue your opponents. If you want to be more aggressive, Assault Formation defintely is what you want, and I see you already have it in your maybe board.

Regarding Ishkanah (I promised, and here it is): You want to get delirious as soon as you can. There are many useful cards for this. Removal like DeadWeight is great here, but I'd also suggest Vessel of Nascency as it usually puts you at least at three cardtypes in the grave if you play it turn one and crack it turn 2. You also do have Arachnus Web, which helps a lot with going delirious even before you can play Arachnus spinner. Another interesting option is Nyx Weaver. It does like a tripple duty in the deck: Helping you get delirious with both its triggered ability and its 'enchantment creature' type.

I'm not really sold on terryfying presence, but it definitely is a flavour-win. Maybe I suggest Arachnogenesis as a simillar, but more powerful fog spell?

Overall, good job!

Tobutron on Spells for a B/G Spider/Scorpion ...

1 month ago

Hmm Fatal Push is out of my budget at the moment and so is Inquisition of Kozilek if I were to buy a playset of it. I was thinking of Ultimate Price or Victim of Night as a replacement for Fatal Push and Despise to replace Inquisition of Kozilek

Also would Stab Wound and Hideous Visage work with this?Stab Wound = for defensive plays since a majority of my creatures have deathtouch and high toughnessHideous Visage = When I'm on the offensive

Rhyno52 on Mono-black weenie speed deck

4 months ago

Some considerations for making your creatures more dangerous and the game shorter: Lashwrithe, Grafted Wargear, it may seems to slow down but by the amount of creatures that you play, you could easylie cut some for them to make them hard hitters. Also Stab Wound would be more effective as slow down as Dead Weight because of the constant damage.

Naj187 on Wow..that's just rude

4 months ago

Wow.....I'm not helping you with this one. But Stab Wound though.

-Orvos- on The Hate Game

4 months ago

mickalopagus thanks for your input! :D Errant Minion actually has a very specific role in this deck. The idea is to make them have to choose what phase they are going to use their mana in. With Mana Web out and an urbog whenever they use any mana they have to use it all. SOOOOOO..... if they pay to prevent any damage from errant minion they no longer have mana for their main phase or to attack me during the combat phase. Its like a less effective version of Mana Short that does damage instead. Also if they can't attack me because they can't pay for it that trumps the -2/-2 from Stab Wound. Anyways.. thats my reasoning, thanks for taking a look at my deck :D

mickalopagus on The Hate Game

4 months ago

Hey man here is a deck Ive been playing since 2006 or so. Its been updated since but maybe you can get some ideas. Urborg land is a fantastic idea, I just sold mine too haha.

I recommend Stab Wound over Errant Minion as it prevents damage against you and racks up the damage to boot. Siren's Call is one of my favorites with Propaganda out there. I used to use it with Ensnare which is dirtier, but hey this deck is pretty damn dirty as is ;p. Also with no creatures you can always Reins of Power FTW, which is quite hilarios

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