Surestrike Trident


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Darksteel (DST) Uncommon

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Surestrike Trident

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature has first strike and "Tap, Unattach Surestrike Trident: This creature deals damage equal to its power to target player."

Equip (4) ((4): Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card enters the battlefield unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves the battlefield.)

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Surestrike Trident Discussion

dubcomm on Voltron

1 month ago

nice selection of equipment for sure... i love winning with Surestrike Trident, nobody sees it coming!

Frytrix99 on Saskia Infect

4 months ago

List of cards that might interrest you :

Double your damage : Bitter Feud, Insult // Injury, Inquisitor's Flail, Furnace of Rath, Dictate of the Twin Gods

Protection for you and your creatures (and some boost in power) : Shalai, Voice of Plenty, Vines of Vastwood, Heroic Intervention, Blossoming Defense

Evasion (Unblockable, trample, etc) (Plus boost in power?) : Champion of Lambholt,Whispersilk Cloak, Surestrike Trident, Trailblazer's Boots, Fireshrieker, Rancor, Triumph of the Hordes (Overwhelming Stampede is a cheaper and maybe better option in your deck, since most of your creatures have infect)

Removal : Putrefy

Surprise infect/poison counter (mostly to finish someone : Tainted Strike, Caress of Phyrexia,

Anafenza, the Foremost : I thought it could fit well. Since people don't want poison counter, they won't really care about this creature. You can boost your other creature, little by little and mostly, instead of going to the graveyard, the creatures of your opponent will be exile (depending of your meta, that may be important)

landofMordor on Looking for fling effects in ...

4 months ago

There’s a whole bunch, actually. Check out Blood-Braided Beatdown (Primer) for some BG effects. You’ve also got repeatable ones like Surestrike Trident and similar effects like Dying Wish. Good luck!

homerwasa on Help with mistrorm ultimus

5 months ago

Psionic Gift, Surestrike Tridentand Viridian Longbow is what I have found so far

cdkime on Silence of the Lamb

9 months ago

Apologies for splitting this across two posts.

Here are the cards I would consider cutting based on a cursory look at your deck. Since I am not intimately familiar with your deck, some of these suggestions might be incorrect:

  • Retether - you do not have very many targets for this spell (5 total), reducing its effectiveness.

  • Surestrike Trident requires an absurd amount of mana investment, and provides little utility.

  • Mindcrank is a solid card with good combo abilities, but I did not see anything that directly interacted with it. While you cause significant life loss to trigger Mindcrank, I am not sure it justifies a card slot.

  • Amulet of Vigor does not do much for you, other than provide moderate improvements to your land base and allowing a faster trigger of Sword of the Ages. Fixing your lands would effectively eliminate the need for this card.

  • Hero of Iroas and Kitsune Mystic / Autumn-Tail, Kitsune Sage, like Retether, does not have enough targets to justify inclusion.

  • I do not think Norritt provides enough utility to spend 4 mana on a 1/1.

  • I do not think you have enough targets to justify Panharmonicon either.

Romer on Traxos Draws Close

11 months ago

cyrusthelin: Thank you for all the suggestions! As for adding some solid goodstuff creatures, I tried to stay away from it. I want a big pile of artifacts available so I'm almost guaranteed to hit them early game and be aggressive with my little thopter. I considered a bunch of the usual strong artifact creatures but figured I should stick to the plan and not dilute the deck too much. Having said all that, Steel Hellkite is awfully tempting when I'm so limited in colourless removal options.

I think I'll pass on Batterskull due to my budget and the high CMC/equip costs.

Sword of Fire and Ice is definitely on my list for when budget allows (someday I'll complete full cycle of 5 swords).

Similarly, I'll definitely add a Strip Mine (someday!) instead of the Ghost Quarter I have today. Don't think I'll go the whole Crucible of Worlds route though - it's not really aligned to my master strategy (and if I had a Crucible, I'd toss it in my Azusa deck ).

Lightning Greaves sounds like a good idea - but it's a trap! Shroud prevents you from targeting your own creatures, meaning once I equip the Greaves, I can't equip anything else! So I have to pass on the Greaves (as well as a Whispersilk Cloak).

I had Spine of Ish Sah in here for a bit but then took it out because I only have one sac outlet and without more, the Spine is pretty clunky. Scour from Existence is a little more direct.

calexander: Yours is the original Hope of Ghirapur commander deck! It definitely looks fun, I studied it when I built this deck ;)

TheCatHerder: Whoa - I'm gonna have to think about Surestrike Trident. That could be really tricky, I like it!

I'm Not a Fan of Not of This World. I used to run it in an Eldrazi deck I have but I feel like it's too conditional (and sometimes just win-more) to take up a slot in the deck. The games where I drew the card, it just sat useless in my hand. It wasn't until later game when I was dropping big scary threats and already ahead of everyone that it had any effect. I guess I've been burned on it before and now I'm hesitant to spare a slot for it.

TheCatHerder on Traxos Draws Close

11 months ago

Surestrike Trident is hilarious with Brass Squire and Clock of Omens makes it even better.

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