Trepanation Blade


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Innistrad Uncommon

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Trepanation Blade

Artifact — Equipment

Whenever equipped creature attacks, defending player reveals cards from the top of his library until he or she reveals a land card. The creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn for each card revealed this way. That player puts the revealed cards into his or her graveyard.

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Trepanation Blade Discussion

Voltron3030 on I prefer your deck face-up

1 week ago

If you like toying with opponents' yards, look at Geth, Lord of the Vault. It's a little pricey dollar and mana wise but if mana isn't a problem he can be very rude. I would also recommend Mesmeric Orb; it is probably the best mill card in all of EDH in my opinion. Sure, it mills you too, but Psychic Spiral, Cranial Archive, and Elixir of Immortality can save you from that. (Laboratory Maniac will also get the job done,but in my experience, they don't usually stick around long enough.)

I used to run Lazav as a voltron deck because it's pretty easy to make him into something nasty then hit him with Bonehoard, Nighthowler, and/or Trepanation Blade and hit for lethal pretty quick. I ran a bunch of unblockable and double strike enablers to make it even easier.

If keeping your friends isn't something you're worried about, Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker is plain disgusting (also with double strike). Mind Grind is another good group mill card.

Hope some of this helps at the very least. If you're bored you can check out my artifact mill deck on my home page (I can't seem to hyperlink my deck for some reason).

Triton on Olivia has had enough of your games

3 weeks ago

Ashiok is not in your commander's color identity, so he should be cut for sure.

Furor of the Bitten, Trepanation Blade, Liturgy of Blood, Bone Splinters, Mindslaver, Gifted Aetherborn, Gatekeeper of Malakir, and Grave Upheaval all don't feel like they're fitting the theme of what you want the deck to do, so I'd recommend taking out those for lands.

Epochalyptik on Commander and Sword of Body ...

3 weeks ago

A couple of minor technical notes:

Triggered abilities aren't put onto the stack until a player receives priority. In this case, the active player declares all attackers, then any and all abilities triggering as a result are put onto the stack in turn order.

Second, Trepanation Blade does not give counters. It grants a static, temporary buff. An effect only involves counters if the word "counter" appears in its text.

Note also that the stack does not empty all at once. Once all players pass priority in succession without adding a new object to the stack, the topmost object on the stack resolves. Players then have to pass priority again to resolve the next object. Any time a player adds a new object to the stack, priority must be passed again to resolve it.

Once the stack is empty, players pass priority a final time to move the game to the next step or phase. The game doesn't automatically progress as soon as the stack is empty.

a-sir on Commander and Sword of Body ...

3 weeks ago

As soon as the creature is declared as an attacker, the trigger of Trepanation Blade will go on the stack. After all attackers have been declared, all player's receive priority in turn order.

After this the stack gets emptied (Trepanation Blade's trigger resolves) and the declare blocker step begins

Guizee on Commander and Sword of Body ...

3 weeks ago

Many thanks to you guys abby315 Epochalyptik. One more question (a very noob one): does the mill from Trepanation Blade occurs right after I declare attacking creature then receive the counters and do damage or my creature has to do damage in order to trigger the mill and the counter?

Guizee on Commander and Sword of Body ...

3 weeks ago

Hello there! I have a serious doubt!!! I'm building a Blue/Black commander deck and I came across Trepanation Blade and Sword of Body and Mind . These two are great but Sword of Body and Mind is better so I decided to put it on my library but I'm concerned by the fact that when an equipped creature attacks it generates a green wolf token. Would it be illegal to use Sword of Body and Mind regarding the creation of green creature tokens on a Blue/Black EDH deck?

Oloro_Magic on A Delicious Mill

3 weeks ago

Creature based mill is interesting you don't see it too often, firstly you need to make a cut, I would drop a Fleeting Memories as you dont have much clue support in the deck. I also thin at this point that Manic Scribe is a staple of modern mill. Finally, I have been toying around with an interesting interaction between Consuming Aberration and Trepanation Blade. The blade essentially doubles your aberration trigger when you attack with aberration potentially really buffing your creature in the process at the attack step seeing how your opponent is getting milled before damage is assigned. I feel like this interaction could be something worth playtesting.

Oloro_Magic on mill

3 weeks ago

Have you considered Manic Scribe it could work well here. Also I'm just going to give you a scenario here, imagine a Consuming Aberration with a Trepanation Blade equipped. If my understanding of the wording of the card is correct then when Consuming Aberration attacks it triggers the blade which mills your opponent (note the bottom part of the text does not say "then" meaning the cards are milled simultaneously). This makes your Aberration that much bigger when going in for the attack; something to think about, a very janky combo but kinda cool.

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