Stranglehold

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal

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MTG: Commander Rare

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Stranglehold

Enchantment

Your opponents can't search libraries.

If an opponent would begin an extra turn, that player skips that turn instead.

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Stranglehold Discussion

Nerdytimesorwhatever on Murdertime Funtime

1 day ago

Well here are some very very rude combos that assist your needs for mana or card advantage.

Herald of Leshrac+Zuran Orb=Land steal and sac all the lands when cumulative upkeep fails.Maralen of the Mornsong+Stranglehold=You search every turn, nobody else has access to their library.Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth+Manabarbs+Mana Web=Whoops.

Descole on Michael Bay presents... Omnath: Age of Explosions

2 days ago

First of all, your deck is hard to read due to cards appearing in multiple categories. If you want to do this create a separate category named "Deck" where you simply put your entire deck. When you write the description make sure to include your gameplan and the problematic decks you are trying to beat.

If you are trying to win in one go I recommend Vicious Shadows, Craterhoof Behemoth, Ogre Battledriver, Natural Order, Tooth and Nail, Worldly Tutor, Crop Rotation, Defense of the Heart

For value Nissa, Vital Force, Courser of Kruphix, Bane of Progress, Beast Within, Decimate, Green Sun's Zenith, Panharmonicon, Evolutionary Leap, Asceticism, Xenagos, the Reveler, Xenagos, God of Revels, Birthing Pod, Acidic Slime, Swiftfoot Boots, Skullclamp, Strip Mine, Wasteland, Mosswort Bridge

For specific opponents Scavenging Ooze, Stranglehold

Cuts, my suggestions would be Amulet of Vigor, Rakka MarBUt my best suggestion would be to just play, see what works and what doesn't and adjust accordingly.

Squirrel_of_War on Mogis just wants to watch the World BURN!!!

1 week ago

I would put some pillow fort cards in here. If you don't have a reason for a player not to attack you then you'll be target #1. Most players don't like playing against stax so they will all gang up on you. Cards like No Mercy, Vengeful Pharaoh, Dread, Crawlspace, Silent Arbiter will all detour people from targeting you. Additionally, any card that works directly with Mogis is awesome since he usually sticks around. So Blood Artist, Bloodchief Ascension, Harvester of Souls, Hissing Iguanar, Ob Nixilis, Unshackled, Swarm of Bloodflies, Yahenni, Undying Partisan, etc. are all a lot better when paired with Mogis. Also damage doublers will speed it up too. Wound Reflection is one you missed. If you really want to ruin people's day Stranglehold + Maralen of the Mornsong OR Ob Nixilis, Unshackled + Maralen of the Mornsong are super oppressive and awesome combos.

greatdevourer on Anti Azami lady of scrolls

2 weeks ago

I agree with MagicalHacker. I think Surrak Dragonclaw would be a much better commander to kill off Azami. Green and red both have a lof of 'can't be countered' creatures. Consider Great Sable Stag and Mistcutter Hydra, pro blue and it's gonna hit the table. Also gets you Vexing Shusher and Treetop Village.

Don't forget to look at things like Stranglehold and Ugin's Nexus to negate the extra turns. Consider Boseiju, Who Shelters All to force things like Wrath of God or Curse of the Swine to help negate some of his cards. AEther Flash could help kill his creatures. Banefire for direct damage.

I think you have a lot of options if you don't go for a blue vs blue matchup.

MagicalHacker on Help me punish mean players!

2 weeks ago

How many cards can you think of that are mean to "mean" players? I want to build a deck that forces opponents to win in "fair ways", and I'd love help finding cards for a deck like this!

Using MagicalHacker - List of All Anti-Tutor Cards, MagicalHacker - List of All Gold-Hate Cards, MagicalHacker - List of All Anti-Infinite Cards, and MagicalHacker - List of All Anti-Control Cards, I found these cards (organized by color):

White (5):
Humility
Hushwing Gryff
Linvala, Keeper of Silence
Aven Mindcensor
Spirit of the Labyrinth

Blue (2):
Mindlock Orb
Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir

Black (2):
Ob Nixilis, Unshackled
Chains of Mephistopheles

Red (10):
Harsh Mentor
Stranglehold
Blood Moon
Burning Earth
From the Ashes
Ruination
Possibility Storm
Price of Glory
Stoneshaker Shaman
War's Toll

Green (7):
Titania's Song
Wave of Vitriol
City of Solitude
Dosan the Falling Leaf
Hall of Gemstone
Heartwood Storyteller
Seedtime

Colorless (7):
Cursed Totem
Damping Matrix
Knowledge Pool
Null Rod
Torpor Orb
Omen Machine
Uba Mask

Multicolored (5):
Gaddock Teeg
Kambal, Consul of Allocation
Burning-Tree Shaman
Ruric Thar, the Unbowed
Vexing Shusher


Based on those cards, I think I'm going to build a gruul deck using Ruric Thar, the Unbowed as the commander or a cheap commander that can help ramp me into my cards (Radha, Heir to Keld). Some questions:

  1. Are there any other cards for gruul that you think would fit this theme?
  2. Are there any reasons to choose something other than gruul?
  3. If gruul is the best for this, what gruul commander should I use, and why?

Thanks!

NewHorizons on Kaervek the Merciless, BITCH!

2 weeks ago

Stormbreath's & kaerveck's things aren't really good enough to justify feeding your opponents resources. if people don't want to cast spells they don't have to it just gives them quality filtering at that point. Ob Nixilis is alright but I do think he serves a worse Stranglehold. Zo-Zu the Punisher is a great early drop but loses versatility fast in the lategame. Having some cards like this is inevitable but it's worth considering.

I actually don't like ever after either. Just because it only hits your graveyard.

Spirits on Kaalia of the Vast

3 weeks ago

Hey cmbr. Fellow Kaalia of the Vast player, Kaalia, the Purifier

No Master of Cruelties? Kaalia of the Vast + Master of Cruelties is an instant player removal combo! It's nasty, so maybe your pod doesn't like it, but when playing a High-Aggro, Low-Combo type Aggro deck like Kaalia of the Vast they can't be that concerned! Iona, Shield of Emeria is another of my favorites, she can stop ramp and control pretty effectively.

I would salvage Grand Abolisher and Dragon Tempest with both out, you basically get a free Kaalia of the Vast attack and free A/D/D play without any response from your opponents. As well Dragon Tempest is CMC2 which is amazing for haste.

Maralen of the Mornsong + Stranglehold makes a strong combo, I play it in my Kaalia of the Vast. The Maralen of the Mornsong isn't that great by herself though, very dangerous to cast.

No Swords to Plowshares or Path to Exile best CMC1 Exile for creatures?

I'm also nasty with a Rakdos the Defiler, but I love him + Silverblade Paladin which is 75% of permanents. Or it increases his value if I have to cold attack with him.

Very lock down Kaalia of the Vast I like it, Admonition Angel is a beast in this I bet!

Chaos Warp seems dangerous when and have so much removal. Utter End maybe, its CMC4 so it's not awesome.

Cool deck. +1.

Wedjat on We Revere the Skyraider (Clone Decklist)

4 weeks ago

theovermind

It seems we have a minor error here. I have no spots left and 2 cards in the form of Abrupt Decay and Summoner's Pact that can't fit in. Also, I have been thinking of putting Stranglehold in to stop my opponent's tutoring.

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