To the Slaughter

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Rare

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To the Slaughter

Instant

Target player sacrifices a creature or planeswalker.

Delirium — If there are four or more card types among cards in your graveyard, instead that player sacrifices a creature and a planeswalker.

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To the Slaughter Discussion

TheCamFire on Grixis Turbo Tower - Remastered (XLN)

19 hours ago

Fluffy_Squid, you know, before rotation, one of my biggest problems was Bristling Hydra so I ran To the Slaughter as a pretty good edict effect against it. Now in Ixalan, I cannot find a good enough replacement for it in the colors that I'm using. Bontu's Last Reckoning and Doomfall could both put in some work, or I could Lost Legacy naming Carnage Tyrant game 2 if I lose to it game 1.

Facebeater on XLN - Grixis Control

2 weeks ago

One of the cards I'm going to miss most is To the Slaughter...that card has saved me more times I can count against Hydras and Gods...Now even more so with Enrage abilities.

gabrielguieiro on Mono Black Control

1 month ago

Hi there!

Nice to see someone else trying to keep alive the MBC in Standard (if you want to, take a look at mine MBC - Ideas are welcome! Standard MBC!!)

I'll leave my 2 cents, based in results I'm having these days, facing the current meta:

  • A main sweeper is essencial theses days. Ramunap reds, Zombies and UW Monuments have a good share of the current meta. I'm using 2x Yahenni's Expertise and 1x Bontu's Last Reckoning (this one have a strong downside, but was a game changing several times)
  • I've tried Doomfall instead of To the Slaughter. Beside the sorcery speed, can be used for discard when facing control opponents. And delirium is something hard to archieve with monoblack.
  • 4 copies of Liliana, the Last Hope isnt causing some overdraw sometimes?
  • Thought-Knot Seer has been proved very huge. Discard (exiling) leaving a beefy body have put Knot Seer in lots of Legacy lists. Maybe deserves a room in a STD control deck. The con is have to add colorless mana in deck. Nothing that 4x Ifnir Deadlands (very synergic with the deck) not solves.

Asking for advices:

  • Harsh Scrutiny or Lay Bare the Heart? I choose the last one for being more wide, but I can see the benefits of a Harsh Scrutiny on turn 1.
  • I like the idea of Gifted Aetherborn. Im using Asylum Visitor for card advantage (its commom to run out of cards with so many removals - I use a little bit more than you do). And with 9 discards cards in main, empty my opponents hand happens very often too.

Well, hope the deck increases its share in meta! MBC is an archetype (such mono-red aggro) thats deserves always a place.

Facebeater on XLN - Grixis Control

1 month ago

I didn't have a problem, but I used 2 Essence Extraction in the side for them. The extra life really mattered as they deminished their burn spells, and it's a pretty good flashback target for Gearhulk.

To the Slaughter, Hour of Devastation , and Grasp of Darkness take care of Hazoret the Fervent. Grasp is also really good against Glorybringer, so I'd recommend holding onto that if all possible until you see one of those two.

I top 8'd my game day. Temur Energy ended up winning against Ramunap Red. I got beat by a WB Eldrazi deck LOL, then he got slapped by the red deck.

Facebeater on XLN - Grixis Control

1 month ago

I got past the hydras with two To the Slaughter's. Oddly enough I got beat by a WB Eldrazi deck.

Facebeater on XLN - Grixis Control

1 month ago

I disagree that he is useless...Seems decent against smaller creature decks where lifelink and the exile clause matter imo. I would say he is probably better out of the sideboard when everyone sides out their creature removal (other than Abrade, ooph). Honestly, we just have a pretty bad matchup against mono-red and don't have a ton of great options to deal with it. I think the best plan of attack is probably just to load up on sweepers and have an answer for Hazoret the Fervent. To the Slaughter can take out both Hazoret and Chandra in one fell swoop, which is pretty sweet.

MadLuckKing on [HOU] Grixis Control

1 month ago

Thanks for the feedback, I've updated my list. I agreed on some things you said, and greatly disagreed with others though.

Mainboard - Removed

-1 Transgress the Mind too slow.

-1 Doomfall too slow.

-2 Negate moved to sideboard.

-1 Abrade swapped for Harnessed Lightning.

-1 Unlicensed Disintegration swapped for cheaper removal.

-1 Commit too slow.

-1 Collective Brutality too slow. (sorcery speed wise).

Mainboard - Added

+2 Harnessed Lightning Works better than Abrade at killing 4 toughness creatures. (Glorybringer,Eternalized Earthshaker Kenra)

+2 Liliana, the Last Hope Helps slow down aggro a bit, can tank some damage.

+2 Essence Scatter normally would only run 2 main, but my LGS meta is always creature heavy.

+1 Magma Spray Added a second one for better mainboard against MonoRed and Zombies.

+1 To the Slaughter almost always good as a one of in the deck, really missed it for the week I took it out.

Sideboard - Work In Progress (suggestions welcome)

x2 Transgress the Mind for control and midrange matchups.

x2 Negate for control matchups. (because I hate dispel).

x1 The Locust God extra win-con when needed. (Prolly for control/midrange)

x2 Torment of Scarabs for midrange/control matchups. (Don't underestimate this card).

x1 Torment of Hailfire for control/midrange matchups.

x1 Hour of Devastation for midrange matchups.

x2 Chandra's Defeat for the mono red matchup. (kills everything, including chandra at instant speed)

x2 Fatal Push for aggro matchups.

x2 Crook of Condemnation for zombies and gods. (This is a SUPER meta related sideboard card)

RUST-O on Hvis Lyset Tar Oss

1 month ago

Ob Nixilis Reignited is there for flavor (demon) and card draw. If nothing else it diverts some attention for a turn or 2. I like having him in the deck. Like you said Sorin, Grim Nemesis is a fucking bomb. I can't get myself to cut either one.

Swords to Plowshares, Hero's Downfall and Vindicate are on the grocery list (so to speak).

The "maybeboard" is never stuff I own. Its future pick ups. I guess everyone uses it differently.

I made some changes since yesterday:Removed - To the Slaughter, Tribute to Hunger, Iona, Shield of Emeria, Tree of Perdition, and Deathpact Angel

Added - Ankle Shanker, Merciless Executioner, Kolaghan Monument (I didn't have the signet on hand. seemed like a good stand in), Eerie Interlude, and Sudden Spoiling

You bring up a good point about Ghostly Prison and Oblivion Ring. I could replace those with Swords to Plowshares, and Path to Exile.

Thoughts on Angel of Condemnation? I packed one and I think its interesting but I dont know if its actually good or not.. also is there anything in my Jaleva deck that could be better used here?? I dont want to hurt that deck... but its a new one and its less important than this one. Under A Serpent Sun

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