Tragic Slip


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

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters (EMA) Common
Commander 2014 (C14) Common
Conspiracy (CNS) Common
Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska (DDM) Common
Dark Ascension (DKA) Common

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Tragic Slip


Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.

Morbid — That creature gets -13/-13 until end of turn instead if a creature died this turn.

Tragic Slip Discussion

Darth_Savage on Like Trash Combo Deck

2 weeks ago

You have several sub optimal card choices; Succumb to Temptation rather than Night's Whisper , Murder rather than Dismember , Victim of Night or the already mentioned Fatal Push which is premium removal.

There is a certain appeal to the Morbid keyword for this deck, be it Tragic Slip , Morkrut Banshee or Reaper from the Abyss as a backup plan. Speaking of a backup plan to the combo, maybe; Myr Superion or Lupine Prototype could work. I'd also want a board wipe like Bontu's Last Reckoning , Damnation , Languish or Ritual of Soot to clear away fast aggro or token strategies. Hope this is of help, good luck brewing your deck.

Spairut on Suckin' Yo Lemons

2 weeks ago

I would change Geth's Verdict with other removals like Fatal Push Tragic Slip because with Geth's verdict you dont choose which creature dies (if there are more than 1). Or Go for the Throat there are many options.

Also , Captivating Vampire is quite good , maybe replacing some Bloodline keepers will make the deck faster . And add one more Nocturnus. Vampire Hexmage is a good sideboard card , it can destroy planeswalkers removing their counters or disrupt other cards

xaarvaxus on Black Creature Control

2 weeks ago

Dark Impostor is another removal spell on a stick that exiles the creature it targeted as well as gains its activated abilites, all for low CMC and low $. Same goes for Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief but she powers herself up for a quicker kill. Guul Draz Assassin and Big Game Hunter also fit into this category.

For single target kill spells: Sever the Bloodline is a bit overcosted for most targets but is a pretty good token killer, Price of Fame is cheap enough if targeting opposing commanders and lets you dig through your library looking for answers. Tragic Slip is low CMC and can be a way around indestructible.

For mass removal, Mutilate and Black Sun's Zenith are inexpensive options. Nevinyrral's Disk can wipe the board of both artifacts and enchantments which black flat out has no real way to directly deal with.

But one of black's specialties is getting opponents to sac their owns permanents, especially creatures: Gatekeeper of Malakir , Chainer's Edict , Geth's Verdict , Plaguecrafter , Slum Reaper , Fleshbag Marauder , Diabolic Edict

For some additional artifact ramp: Charcoal Diamond , Mind Stone , Worn Powerstone , Hedron Archive Unstable Obelisk with the Obelisk doubling as 'hit anything' removal and the Stone and Archive being some card draw as well.

...which leads into more card draw: Phyrexian Arena for steady card draw, Necrologia for that rush of cards.

For mono black Cabal Stronghold is a cheap option to gain extra mana late game.

I didn't price check everything listed above but nothing there should be too outrageously priced.

Darkshadow327 on LGS has Japanese Dark Ascension ...

3 weeks ago

So I was able to visit my LGS earlier this evening and get 2 packs, this is what I got (you would be interested in this DiverDown):

Overall opening this pack was pretty cool. It was suspenseful too since I didn't know what most of the cards were (I did recognize a few by art).

Darth_Savage on Vampriests

3 weeks ago

You have 19 basic land, in a deck which wants to cast cards which cost 7 mana, with some spells having and some . You probably need 22-24 land and you definitely need lands that can produce both your colours; Concealed Courtyard , Caves of Koilos , Shambling Vent or Isolated Chapel . Lands might seem boring, but they are the glue that lets your deck function. Don't skimp on your mana base, not only is it functionally helpful, it's the most reusable part of any deck.

Probably the best creatures at the gain loss gag are; Viscera Seer , Blood Artist , Zulaport Cutthroat , Bontu the Glorified and Athreos, God of Passage . For spells they are; Altar's Reap and Tragic Slip , drawing cards is better than killing a creature and Tragic Slip is synergistic with your plan. As is something like Bitter Ordeal or Mortician Beetle , Modern has a big pool of cards.

Unfortunately the cards recommended above Tendrils of Agony and Carrion Feeder are not Modern legal, if this is a casual only deck though they would be fine... I hope this is of some help, good luck brewing your deck.

Darth_Savage on die creatures

1 month ago

Generally your card selection here is at too high a mana cost, no 1 mana spells is a big deal, especially when, off the top of my head; Viscera Seer , Mortician Beetle , Deathgreeter , Quest for the Gravelord and Thoughtpicker Witch all exist. Modern is a fast format, spells which cost 4 or more mana need to have significant impact to be playable, spells that cost less need to be the most efficient version. For example, you might think that these three cards would be ordered in playability thus: Murder > Victim of Night > Fatal Push , the opposite is actually true Fatal Push is the best of the 3, it is one of the best removal spells in Modern... In a deck focused on sacrifice though Tragic Slip is also a good choice.

Cards like Grim Haruspex , Skirsdag High Priest and Bone Picker are ideal for this sort of deck as you net an additional benefit from the sacrifice. A card like Scavenger Drake can't be played until turn 4, Mortician Beetle is potentially there on turn 1. If you want a finisher in this sort of deck Demon of Death's Gate would be a classic option. Cards which can return themselves also have value Bloodsoaked Champion and Reassembling Skeleton would be examples.

Try to organise the deck so that you have more 1 drops, than 2, more 2 than 3 etc, keep in mind though that functionally Bone Picker should be a 1 drop in your deck, so there is a little wiggle room. I hope this helps, good luck brewing your deck.

kalko on Black Green Aggro

1 month ago

Hey man! I really love Putrid Leech, I think it's a great card.

I think that you should cut some cards so that you can run 4 of your better cards so you draw them more consistenly

- Silhana Ledgewalker
- Ambush Viper
- and maybe the centaur although I wouldn't because its so cool!

There's some cards you could play some in your mainboard and some in your sideboard those are:

-Young Wolf -River Boa -Pulse of Murasa

The other cards you could play more copies of each except for gurmag, now I will let you know of some cool cards you may enjoy!

And the most important! A dual land Jungle Hollow

Icbrgr on Poisonous Strikes

1 month ago

i like it... id say Tainted Strike is a bit weak/redundant and would suggest Artful Dodge or Tragic Slip or Vapor Snag or even Spell Pierce

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Tragic Slip occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.03%

Black: 0.26%

Orzhov: 0.17%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Black: 0.37%

Golgari: 0.09%

Orzhov: 0.07%

Dimir: 0.11%

Rakdos: 0.09%

Mardu: 0.03%

Sultai: 0.02%

Grixis: 0.02%

Jund: 0.04%

Esper: 0.01%