Stab Wound

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance: Guild Kits (GK2) Common
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.

Stab Wound Discussion

DanHargraves101 on mindcrank/Bloodchief kill deck

1 month ago

Zorous, Thank you very much for your recommendations they are great! I was thinking that I was lacking ways to get the tokens on Bloodchief Ascension .

Trouble with Arterial Flow is that I do not have any vampires other than the Vicious Conquistador I would put in there.

I love the idea of Stab Wound , a good way to limit damage but also get my tokens!

My only feeling from playing this deck, even with Blood Pet and Dark Ritual I lack the mana to play the cards I really want or need too.

Zorous on mindcrank/Bloodchief kill deck

1 month ago

Haven't seen this combo before, but it looks juicy. I think a problem you might have is just getting some guaranteed damage to get the Bloodchief counters. Subbing in a Piranha Marsh or two for some swamps could get help in getting some of those counters.

Vicious Conquistador , Cauldron Familiar + Witch's Oven , or Retreat to Hagra could also be a way to get some life loss going on. Though this isn't quite getting you there.

Something like Stab Wound would be perfect if they have a big enough creature to put it on. Highway Robber also guarantees the 2 life loss and is a man on the field or Hideous End for some removal, and to get a trigger on your enemy's turn.

If you are leaning towards Vicious Conquistador , Fell Specter and Arterial Flow could work up some good synergy.

Hope this helps!

SideBae on The Tax Man Redux

6 months ago

Ok. So you said you want degenerate, so... here goes.

First off, Braids, Cabal Minion is banned. So you might want to remove it.

You should either be running the fetches, including the off-color ones like Flooded Strand , or run Suppression Field ; this also is a somewhat broader and more applicable answer to planeswalkers than The Elderspell , as it has non-planeswalker target. It puts a damper on the planeswalkers, but I feel like they might be better replaced with board wipes like Wrath of God , Day of Judgment , Damnation or Toxic Deluge . When I played this general, I don't think I ran any creatures; they tend to be easily removed, but their effects may be replaced by enchantments/artifacts (ex: Thorn of Amethyst replaces Thalia, Guardian of Thraben ). Additionally, because Athreos, God of Passage is indestructible, it survives most board wipes. I recommend Erebos, God of the Dead as a second useful god; and in an Oloro meta, it seems particularly applicable. Sphere of Safety and Lightmine Field can serve as further deterrents to attackers; Maze of Ith also fits in well. Serra's Sanctum also is a powerhouse, if combined with a high-enough enchantment count. If you take the creature-less rout, I advise Night of Souls' Betrayal to remove the ability of elf- or dork-based decks to function. You might also consider Cursed Totem .

I see you have Vampiric Tutor in the maybe board. It's massively superior to Diabolic Tutor , if only because of its much lower mana cost; Imperial Seal is a strictly worse version I run in my Kess list, but it is also very good. Bitterblossom is a great inclusion, especially if you're running something like Contamination to mess with everyone's mana.

Mana Crypt is invaluable in cEDH decks. Fragmentize is a good white equivalent to Nature's Claim , especially in metas with low curves. Leyline of the Void or Rest in Peace are good techs against graveyard decks like as Gitrog, with the added advantage of allowing a win with a Helm of Obedience activation.

I've never been impressed with 1-for-1s in EDH; by that token, Mortify and Doom Blade may be on the chopping block. Utter End is alright, simply because of its universality. I'd replace these with the above boardwipes, but I also suggest Pox or Smallpox . Pox has the additional advantage of severely lowering your opponents' life totals, so ad nauseum players tend to just cry, and your Painful Quandary becomes more oppressive. Stab Wound , which is another type of 1-for-1, might be better replaced with Palace Siege . Swords to Plowshares is the single 1-for-1 I highly recommend, because of its low cost, exile-based removal, and relatively small downside.

If you want to go full-blown, degenerate and expensive as a ****, I advise The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale and Chains of Mephistopheles .

Good luck! Stax em out.

Deadpoo111 on Take Some Life To Gain Some

6 months ago

the 2 Djeru, With Eyes Open and 1 Stab Wound are not legal in standard.

graycattt on Pretty Grim

8 months ago

Yeah, I'd like to get Stab Wound in but not sure what to cut. Perhaps go down to 1 Dead Weight and add 2 Stab Wound ?

Flooremoji on Pretty Grim

8 months ago

Stab Wound maybe?

Caerwyn on Black green

1 year ago

Overall, this deck is a bit directionless. It's a mix of decent cards, but not too much synergy between them. That's fine in many kitchen table settings, but will be problematic in more competitive environments. Lifegain alone isn't a great victory condition in competitive environments, as it tends to scale poorly in longer battles.

I think you can stand to add some better interaction - you need some early-game kill spells. Bile Blight on its own will not get the job done, and Stab Wound is not all that great. Black has access to some great budget kill spells, such as Victim of Night, which can be used to remove even large creatures.

Radiant Fountain doesn't do much for you. It is slow mana, and might hurt your ability to play two colours. Two life is insubstantial--after all, players are willing to burn two life for Overgrown Tomb without a second thought.


TypicalTimmy - the text of the card (and the rules) are very clear--it is one search. You're not looking through your library multiple times--you're looking through the library once and pulling out multiple cards.

Saeriibon on Millin'

1 year ago

Welp, seems I only have 2 Jace's Phantasms OTL. I looked through some cards and selected possible replacements for the Phantom Monsters and Assassinates which are as follows:

1 of each Death's Caress, Reave Soul, Stab Wound, Psychic Spiral, The Eldest Reborn, Dinrova Horror, Homarid Explorer

2 of each Blizzard Specter, Seer of the Last Tomorrow

3 of each Fill with Fright

4 of each Doorkeeper

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