Subversion

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage 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
Battle Royale Box Set (BRB) Rare
Urza's Legacy (ULG) Rare

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Subversion

Enchantment

At the beginning of your upkeep, each opponent loses 1 life. You gain life equal to the life lost this way.

Subversion Discussion

bushido_man96 on

1 week ago

I don't really know that Mogis falls into what I would consider "political." I think "oppressive" is how I would describe him.

With that said, I'd play to his strengths, that being oppression. You've got Animate Dead listed, and I think a reanimator package is in order, if all your foes are sacrificing creatures. Other options are Necromancy , Dance of the Dead . Sepulchral Primordial could be fun.

Cards like Subversion play into more of what Mogis does; oppress others.

I think I'd cut cards like Cathartic Reunion . Black has much better card draw options, like Greed , Necropotence , Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, or even cards like Sign in Blood .

That's it for now. Hope that helps you get started.

m_to_the_three on Inclusive Rakdos Doesn't See Colour

4 weeks ago

Subversion is probably a must for this deck. In a 4 man game, you gain 3 life, make everybody lose 1 life, and lower the cost of your creatures by 3 mana.

Neheb, the Eternal is also a great card. gets you a lot of red mana which can help you pay for your big stuff. Plus with his afflict ability you will always be dealing damage with him.

Then this deck can 100% run Smallpox and/or Pox . Both are really powerful cards, I run Smallpox in my Nebuchadnezzar deck and I run Pox in my Meren of Clan Nel Toth . If you use Pox after your commander is on the field, you are going to lower the cost of all of your cards by 10+ making everything in your hand free.

Also from personal experience, I believe 36 lands is more then enough. Only time I go lower is if you have really powerful ramp and only time I go higher is if you have some type of land synergy in your deck.

hope that helps.

WhichKing on Broker of Blood

1 month ago

Deck looks fun! I think Doom Whisperer is a shoo-in here.

I feel that the aristocrats theme with weenies like Blood Artist, Falkenrath Noble etc don't really help your game plan that much as you have few creatures, with most of them having large mana investments. Maybe instead you could use things like Subversion , Polluted Bonds or Trading Post . Whip of Erebos gives your creatures lifelink. (Speaking of which, you could use more of the 5 mana demons like Bloodgift Demon . Your commander has such a high CMC already)

Venser's Journal has great synergy with your commander too!

bushido_man96 on Rakdos commander

2 months ago

Rakdos, Lord of Riots can be a decent Commander, and you could run Rakdos, the Showstopper in the 99, but he requires some build-around. Cards like Subversion , Pyrohemia , Pestilence , and Palace Siege can help you get damage in to be able to cast him and use his mechanic to cast creatures for less. Some small CMC critters that tap to deal one damage are also good for getting him out onto the field. But this suite of cards can take up much needed slots, so consider carefully when building around him. Cheap, early drop aggro helps too, but you need to include at least around 7 to hope of getting one early enough to do what you want.

bushido_man96 on Rakdos's Revelry

3 months ago

I think to really make Rakdos run, you need to get early damage through so you can cast him quick. Cards like Goblin Fireslinger , Spear Spewer , and Thermo-Alchemist come down early, so you can make sure to get the one damage through on turn three or four to cast Rakdos. Cards like Palace Siege (dragons mode), Subversion , and Retreat to Hagra also make sure to deal damage to your opponents, allowing you cast Rakdos and giving you value for more creature casts from the life loss.

Cloudius on orzhov enchantment hate

10 months ago

Auramancer mainly fetches Auras. I went through your list again and realised you don't run them at all, so we can ignore this suggestion.

In EDH, I'd play redundant cards if the effects are important, so u may not cut the Annex.

I'd cut the following:

Subversion - It's a 5 drop, and at best gains you 3 life each turn. It's worst in 1 v 1 situations.

Festering Evil - Same reasons as above. 5 drops should have a bigger impact on the game imho. I'd run Pestilence if I needed the damage effect, it costs 1 mana less and you have to wait till your upkeep for it to trigger.

Screams of the Damned - Same reasons as above.

Royal Assassin - He has a fragile body and can only kill 1 creature per turn. Perhaps Grave Pact if you need more removal, as you can churn out tokens and sac them to trigger GP.

Drana's Emissary - 1 life loss/gain won't get you very far, esp when we start with 40 HP in EDH.

Myojin of Night's Reach - It's effect us powerful but it's also an 8 drop. By the time you cast him, chances are, most of our opponents would have emptied their hands and have very few cards in their hands by then.

I've a Orzhov deck, though it's not the same concept as yours, perhaps you can draw some inspirations from it too. Here's the deck link.


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Feel free to check out my other decks too and give me a +1 if you like them! Cheers.

Saljen on Rat deck

1 year ago

Crypt Ghast would give you some ramp

Hollowborn Barghest isn't a rat, but the ability is quite good with your game plan.

Rackling same with this guy, another Rack but tied to a non-rat creature

Gibbering Descent, Bottomless Pit, Creeping Dread, and Necrogen Mists each give you reliable discard every turn

Oppression, painful quandry, and Geth's Grimoire give you more rewards when someone discards

Syphon Mind, Dark Deal, Smallpox, and Myojin of Night's Reach are all some good discard cards you're missing

Phyrexian Reclamation can let you re-play annoying creatures once people remove them, as well as provide draw for when you're top decking

Gray Merchant of Asphodel is a super solid black finisher and can keep you in the game a lot longer

Geier Reach Sanitarium gives you a discard trigger for everyone, and draws everyone another card which you can make them discard again

Attrition lets you use those rat tokens for repeatable removal

These are the cards that are probably under performing in your deck: Bone Splinters, Coercion, Death Stroke, Duress, Kaervek's Hex, Ostracize, Waking Nightmare, Ichor Rats, Typhoid Rats, Simulacrum, Subversion, Ordeal of Erebos,

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