Tree of Perdition

Tree of Perdition

Creature — Plant


: Exchange target opponent's life total with Tree of Perdition's toughness.

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Pioneer Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Frontier Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Leviathan Legal

Tree of Perdition occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Tree of Perdition Discussion

EightsTheHobo on Thirteen and the Ability of Trees

5 days ago

Koka My Idea behind it, is to attach Mortarpod to Tree of Perdition, play the Morbid ability on Tragic Slip, Exchange life totals with my opponent, then use the sacrifice ability on Mortarpod to ping them for their last health point. I'm thinking a problem could be, not being able to activate the Morbid ability. But if I'm able to, I think it'd be a fun little combo!

DeinoStinkus on Raem, Archdemon of Aggression

2 weeks ago

I love the idea of paying life. It'd go well with Death's Shadow and Tree of Perdition

scaevola23 on Phenax

1 month ago

I am looking to add Eater of the Dead, Tree of Perdition, Laboratory Maniac, Doomsday, Thassa's Oracle and also some stuff with transmute.

I'm open to all suggestions especially for how to fix the mana and speed.

plakjekaas on What was your favorite play ...

1 month ago

I was playing Rankle, Master of Pranks, just resolved a Gray Merchant of Asphodel in a 5 player game for 16, so I was at 102 life. I swing in with Rankle, put all three options on the stack. My Phenax, God of Deception opponent mills himself in response, turns his Lazav, the Multifarious into a freshly milled Tree of Perdition, taps it to exchange its toughness with my life total, untaps it with Thousand-Year Elixir, and uses his commander's ability to mill me for 102, the Rankle trigger resolves, and I'm dead for drawing on an empty library.

KIRK77 on Another Phenax Mill Deck

1 month ago

It's pretty good for a first attempt, and I do agree that you need more creatures. The nice part about your commander is that he's probably going to be one the battlefield the whole game and you can rely on having that effect. I think you'd be happier with Teferi, Temporal Archmage instead of jace. I think Tree of Perdition, Wight of Precinct Six, Avatar of Woe, The Haunt of Hightower are spicy includes for creatures.

enpc on Self Hate

1 month ago

There are a few key things here:

  1. MtG uses a thing called "the stack". This is effectively a pile of events, however the key is that the last event to go on the pile happens first, kind of like if you had a stack of papers on your desk. To you can add papers to the pile, but to get to the bottom of the pile, you have to first deal with the papers on top. the technical term is "First in, last out (FILO)" compared to "First in, first out (FIFO)". FILO makes it possible for counterspells to exist, unlike FIFO since in FIFO, the spell would lawyas resolve before the counterspell would. It also makes interactions like this possible.

  2. Once an effect is on the stack, it becomes independent of the source. This means that if you tap a Gelectrode to deal one damage to something, killing the Gelectrode in response will not remove the damage ability from the stack.

So what is happening here with Tree of Perdition is that the first thing you do is put the life swap ability on the stack and then before it resolves you cast Turn to Frog. This means that turn to frog resolves first, making the tree a 1/1 with no abilites. The life swap ability however is already on the stack (and independent of the source - i.e. the tree) so that even though the tree currently has no abilities, the instance of the ability which is already on the stack will still resolve.

If you were able to untap the frog tree , you wouldn't be able to use the ability agin, since it no longer has the ability (until end of turn). However becasue of the way the stack interacts, you can use it once, prior to turning it into a frog.

Dango on Self Hate

1 month ago

Casting Turn to Frog after you activate Tree of Perdition will not nullify the activated ability while it remains on the stack. Just because the face card of the creature will end up losing all abilities does not mean the activated ability will fizzle. Because the activated ability is on the stack before you cast Turn to Frog, Turn to Frog will resolve first, followed by the activated ability of Tree of Perdition because the stack follows a first in last out order of operations. I apologize that I can't put this interaction into simpler words or terminology. I think I know where your confusion is coming from though because it seems as though you think that after Turn to Frog resolves, the activated ability is negated? Basically in the sequencing I described earlier, the activated ability is already activated. When the Tree loses all abilities from Turn to Frog, the activated ability on the stack doesn't care that the card no longer has abilities because the ability has already been activated and must resolve.

TonyStark9001 on Self Hate

1 month ago

it works like this:

activate Tree of Perdition. ability goes on stack.

cast Turn to Frog. effect goes on stack.

since Turn to Frog was the last effect put on the stack, it resolves first.

Tree of Perdition resolves next. the fact that the tree no longer has an ability is irrelevant. the ability is already on the stack.

its the same way if someone tried to cast Turn to Frog in response to a Thragtusk etb. the Thragtusk player would still gain 5 life.

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