Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CM1) Rare
MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare

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Your opponents can't search libraries.

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

Stranglehold Discussion

BMHKain on A War on Sparks vs ...

15 hours ago

@SP3CTR3_chelts: Thanks! Thought I was about to go insane w/ whatever post I made before you came along. XP

Anyways, Aminatou is kept. But I'd still like some options outside of her that can blink my walkers like mad; allowing for value that can even put The Chain Veil to shame.

Also, Damn... Didn't think Tibalt #2 sucks all around... XL Although, while we're on the topic of WAR, What other Walkers from War of the Spark should be chopped? Ashiok #2 is basically Stranglehold w/o Time Stop. I can't believe there are that many I like...

Hmm... Alright. The Golgari Queen gets the Perseus Effect (Having her head chopped off.).

Huh. Personally from experience, Gideon, Champion of Justice would get a lot of hate just from exiling a whole board; which in such a case is more problematic to you, than your enemies; & they'd be pissed. XP Frankly, I was thinking of either Gideon of the Trials , or even Gideon Blackblade . Maybe you could check either out? One can lockdown anything that can do damage, become a Creature/Walker Hybrid (As w/ all other Gideons...), & keep him alive, you can't lose, & your opponents can't win. The other is a literal Exile target nonland Permanent w/ ability granting until EOT. Gideon #7/8 even is a 4/4 Human Soldier creature with indestructible that’s still a Walker. for each of your turns, & damage won't phase him during your turn. Both are even low CMC, but I wonder what you'd like more...

As for colors, Purple Mana would've been a good choice; if it existed, which it won't, & never will. I do though, have at least one other idea; but I'm basically a blunt, mental, overlyintelligent being w/ info nobody cares about. XP , because of this, is out. Leaving me w/ one of two Golgari Swarm colors: , & . Though, I believe the world is more flawed than it was than ever; cutting out from the question. though... I do consider myself as a Cynical, Brutally Honest, & Ambitious entity myself. Easily allowing into the fray. Why hasn't the Shards of Alara Block made actual Shard Watermarks again? I just... Dunno.

But, yeah. I think I might actually be related to a non-necromancing individual; though I wouldn't be surprised if the Shard of Grixis rejected me. XP But for now, more questions:

Should I remove Crucible of Worlds ? I actually use it for the Landbase I'm using, be it Cycle Duals, or even Tap Fetches.

Since everyone hated Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast , I actually found another card that works WAY better; Saheeli, Sublime Artificer . But should I keep it? Casting for free tokens is awesome, but what to target? I suppose my rocks, but can I do this over & over, or does the "Another" part require different targets each time?

I put in Sundial of the Infinite for End Step effects; allowing for stuff that should be gone EOT, to stay. Do you think this should be cut?

What Walkers should be cut to reach 100?

What Wraths would you suggest?

Is Chromatic Lantern really better than Prismatic Omen ? Then why do I have Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter for a huge amount of mana for every one +1/+1 Counter on a creature each (One each; no higher.)?

What misc. stuff would you cut; and/or add in their stead?

I think these are 20Q enough. I personally want to know your ideas on these, please. Thanks again! ^_^ Didn't think I'm (Grixis) ideas though. LoL. XD

Ragnar0k on Purphoros, God of the Tokens [cEDH PRIMER]

5 days ago

Hey, I like the idea of this list; but have a lot of problems with how it runs and it being considered cEDH., and the primer as a whole. First of all, your opening spoiler is inaccurate. The average cEDH mana curve does not sit at 2.8-3.5. That is completely ridiculous. On average, a cEDH deck sits around 1.7-2.3, and 2.3 is even a bit high. Second of all, you don't run infinite mana combos, which make your X spells like Firecat Blitz shine. Third, your board interaction and stax pieces are too few and far between. Stranglehold and your land destruction/hate pieces are nice, but Cursed Totem , Grafdigger's Cage , Chalice of the Void , Ricochet Trap , Shattering Spree , Thunderclap , and Mogg Salvage would further improve the stax and interaction of the deck greatly. The three large downsides of mono-red are lack of access to tutors, interaction, and sufficient ramp. That's why you should look to amp both of those up as much as possible, and once you've reached the proverbial ceiling, acknowledge red can only do much on its own, and hunker down into stax. You most likely won't end up being the fastest deck at the table with these changes, but you will be able to slow down others' decks with T1, 2, and 3 stax pieces to the point where you're a contender.

ThoAlmighty on So Mishra is useless in EDH eh?

2 weeks ago

The new BaB Tezzeret looks amazing here, and maybe good old Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas . I feel you could cut Mindlock Orb as it interferes with Mishra (and Stranglehold is probably better, even though its not an artifact). Silent-Blade Oni seems a bit clunky and out-of-place here.

x2Relentless on Marchesa: Queen of Pain (100% Altered)

2 weeks ago

Older20 Definitely would recommend Price of Glory Grand Abolisher or Defense Grid . With my experience in Marchesa, Aven Mindcensor is usually okay but super easy to kill and Stranglehold tends to be much better.

Daedalus19876 on The Ten Plagues: Locust God cEDH | *PRIMER*

2 weeks ago

DrValium: The issue is that 1) my permanent count is very low in this deck, 2) I generally don't have a huge number of tokens unless I've either won or something is very wrong (since this is primarily an infinite combo deck; I don't plan to keep tokens around for long), and 3) 8 mana is a lot, even for a wincon :( Thanks for the suggestion though!

FlamingSamich: I'd probably swap in Back to Basics , Blood Moon , and Ruination , for Compulsion , Stranglehold , and Relic of Progenitus , maybe?

AlmightyTentacle on Grand Guignol: Judith EDH

1 month ago

Hi, hellhole3927!

Thx you for your comment and upvote, mate.

Now for your suggestions:

I see point in combos you mentioned but personally I dont like "Mike and Tike" combination. Its biggest con is that Triskelion and Walking Ballista pretty useless cards without combo with "Mike".

Second combo on Buried Alive in my oppinion is even much worser cuz Palladium Myr , Pili-Pala , Scrib Nibblers in 99% of time will be dead draw cards.

I use Buried Alive in 90% of all time to put Bloodghast , Sidisi, Undead Vizier to graveyard and last card is depends from board situation. Often it is Gravecrawler to combo off. Sometimes it is Reassembling Skeleton if Contamination is on the board or Maralen of the Mornsong if Stranglehold is online.

I'm trying to use combo pieces which are useful themselves - inside or outside combo. And'll avoid cards wich are useless without combo. ( Maralen of the Mornsong - is exeption from that rule, but this deck still in test mode, maybe later I will part with her too.)

mmcgeach on Xantcha Combo-Control

1 month ago

@FeeshSquad, Well, that's sort of rough. Basically the stuff that makes this deck competitive is the expensive rocks (otherwise you have bad ramp) and the expensive tutors (otherwise the deck isn't consistent), but you don't really need Chains, that's just a decent interactive piece. If you really want to you can run worse rocks ( Mind Stone , Charcoal Diamond , Worn Powerstone , Thran Dynamo , Gilded Lotus , etc), and actually worse tutors too (like Diabolic Tutor , Final Parting , Increasing Ambition ). It'll probably be ok as a bigger mana deck, if you use a lot of rocks that tap for 2+ mana. ALthough, if you are going to spend money on cards that are really strong in EDH, Mana Crypt is probably the strongest card you can buy.

I suggest substituting Stranglehold for chains of meph. It's very strong and only slightly worse since it costs 4 instead of 2.

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Stranglehold occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Red: 0.35%