Suffocating Blast

Suffocating Blast


Counter target spell and Suffocating Blast deals 3 damage to target creature.

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Set Rarity
Apocalypse (APC) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Suffocating Blast Discussion

Azeworai on i don't mean to get political, BUT...

4 months ago

Though, on the subject of Suffocating Blast , having a card that has the ability to smite two things, and that people don't expect, can be fun to wield rather than Counterspell . It's a personal choice, but one to consider.

But yes, Counterspell is far stronger. :)

Peripateticien on i don't mean to get political, BUT...

5 months ago

Azeworai Thx for the feedback! It's the first EDH I built from scratch and I'm very happy with it ^^. Sanguine Bond was added at the end when searching for a last card, I thought it would be nice with Kenrith, the Returned King and Debt to the Deathless , boosting the wincon. I like a lot your idea to put Standstill and Powerstone, it make the other players think twice before doing anything and can give me some precious time. I'll look somewhere to put them for sure! Walking Desecration and Dulcet Sirens could be good ideas, but I know that the group that I play with won't consider them as indirect as you could think :p and could give me a lot more unwanted aggro than Kambal, Consul of Allocation that is just considered a passive card. For the other cards, I saw them when building the deck, but didn't choose to put them in for different reasons. Guided Passage have a to great random factor with it. Suffocating Blast is a good counterspell but 3 damages for 2 more manas than the classic counterspell is a lot in EDH, don't you think? I liked the idea of Mercy Killing , but I chose to remove cards that destroy a creature in exchange of other creatures, not because it's not good but because I used them a lot in my last political commander and wanted to try something else, juste a personnal choice. It's the first time I see Debt of Loyalty and I think I'll give it a try. Thanks for your recommandations =D, I change a little bit the deck to fit your good ideas!

Azeworai on i don't mean to get political, BUT...

5 months ago

Awesome deck! It seems sweet, and I have some recommendations for this beauty.

I feel as if Kambal, Consul of Allocation could draw unwanted hate towards your way. Also, the deck doesn't have very much life-gain outside of Kambal and the commander, so Sanguine Bond seems somewhat situational.

Some favourites of mine are Powerstone Minefield , Standstill , Walking Desecration , or Dulcet Sirens . These aid in hindering the combat step whilst doing so in an indirect manner, thus turning aggression away from you. Mercy Killing can be removal with a gift attached, Debt of Loyalty is an awesome 'gotcha' card, Guided Passage is a fun tutor, and Suffocating Blast is a sweet two-for-one that I have never seen people expect.

Good luck, and may you pull the strings. :)

DeathByMongoose on once more with feeling

6 months ago

Ok that makes total sense Possibly a couple more damage sorceries and a few less recursion? Can’t recur them if you don’t draw them

Well. I wasn’t specific enough in my search. But these caught my eye

Comet Storm

Suffocating Blast


harbingerofduh on

1 year ago

Oh, and Suffocating Blast also seems like a must. "Counter a spell + kill target creature" seems really, really good.

Hausar on One Punch Bird

2 years ago

I have these two partner commanders and find them pretty awesome and one-shotting people within a table cycle or two.

I generally try to find Sunforger as soon as I can as this allows me to access any Red/White instants from my deck to protect as needed, opening up a much wider way to protect Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker. By replacing mono-blue instants with multi-colored ones this opens your effective hand up more much more. Suffocating Blast, Render Silent or Hindering Light give you some countspells for access. Master Warcraft is also available for some combat tricks, Boros Charm for protection and Path to Exile and Swords to Plowshares for removal.

Open the Armory seems useful with your voltron style.

1+ from me!

DemonDragonJ on Duel Decks: Mind versus Might

3 years ago

In Jhoira's deck, I would like to see Suffocating Blast reprinted, since it never has been, thus far. Also, Counterflux, Double Negative, Electrolyze, and Prophetic Bolt would all be nice, because they are all very awesome cards that woudl work well with her.

I imagine that Lovisa's deck shall contain plenty of warriors, barbarians, and berserkers, so Berserkers of Blood Ridge would make perfect sense, as would Raging Goblin and Goblin Striker. It also would be nice to see Lightning Bolt or Stone Rain reprinted, since they have not been reprinted in some time, as well.

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