Thirsting Axe

Thirsting Axe

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature gets +4/+0.

At the beginning of your end step, if equipped creature didn't deal combat damage to a creature this turn, sacrifice it.


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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Thirsting Axe Discussion

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

Kythos, God of the Walls

Legendary Artifact Creature - Gargoyle God


As long as you control five or fewer artifacts, Kythos isn't a creature.

As long as your devotion to colorless is more than seven, Kythos has flying.

Artifacts you control untap whenever an artifact you control becomes the target of a spell of ability an opponent controls.


I'd like a Common draft chaff artifact or sorcery which is interesting. (It bugs me to no end that they print boring bad cards. I understand the goal in bad cards, but want interesting ones.)

See: Marauder's Axe and Torch Gauntlet as strictly worse versions of Bonesplitter , Darksteel Axe , and Vulshok Morningstar

That's unoriginal poor quality.

Original, poor quality would be Skyblinder Staff , Razor Boomerang , Tormentor's Trident , Thirsting Axe .

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

1 year ago

oooOOOOooo... that's cool. Though, I wonder if you confused how equipment work with how auras work? Equipment stays - as if it were dropped. Auras are destroyed, as though they were spiritually bound to the living forces of the being. So I wonder if Hex would be more appropriate for auras? Than again, auras can target any creature. Equipment can only be attached to creatures you control, unless you can circumvent it with something such as "Attach" rather than "Equip", or equip it to a creature under the influence of Act of Treason and give it back.

Regardless, seems like a fun challenge. Reminds me of Thirsting Axe.

Vampire's Bite

Tribal Equipment - Vampire

Equipped creature has lifelink. If equipped creature is a Vampire, it also gains +2/+0.

At the beginning of equipped creatures owner's post-combat main phase, if this creature didn't deal combat damage to an opponent, its controller sacrifices that creature and return Vampire's Bite under it's owner's control.


Hex: Pay 3 life

Make another Hex card.

Phenix on T2 Sustilité

2 years ago

Thank you razelfark, and thanks for the rule precision around Thirsting Axe and Needle Spires. I'll try this deck (at least what I manage to gather) against some friends at the next Game Day. I will tell you how it was, wish me luck

razelfark on T2 Sustilité

2 years ago

I like your use of the Thirsting Axe. Just remember if your creature does go unblocked, you can always shift it to something you would rather sacrifice, or to a creature that survived combat that was blocked, or lastly Aethergeode Miner and use his ability so you don't loose any creature. One correction to your deck description is that Needle Spires would be sacrificed by the effect of the Axe because it says "At the begging of the end step" meaning the spires would still be a creature.

Other then that I like the synergy of your card choices and think its an interesting take on R/W aggro. Best of luck with the deck.

sonnet666 on [List] The MTG Weapons Arsenal

2 years ago

Don't stop now. I believe in you!

Phenix on T2 Sustilité

2 years ago

Slayer's Plate looks good even if I don't have that much humans, but I liked how I could abuse Thirsting Axe cost efficiency with double strike. I mean would you rather block and loose your creature or leave 12hp behind ?

xxblmxx on Controlled Bursts

3 years ago

Thanks everyone for the comments and suggestions, it means a lot. I built it from my collection. Maybe replace the curio vendor with four copies of Falkenwrath Reaver instead. Freezingfist, those would be a better fit, I do love investing in magic. So those would be good to add as well as pick up before they rotate out as well. Firebones675, thank you! I thought the deck was a little big. I will try to cut those and trim down the deck and see what happens. Maybe replace that Terrarion with a Thirsting Axe instead for a little power boost!

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