Trepanation Blade


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

Zakaveus on Mono Black

1 day ago

Maybe take out a Bogbrew Witch or two for that matter for 2 more Mortician Beetle. Then i would take out 2 Ultimate Price to put in 2 more Smallpox. I would keep other 2 drop kills spells like Ultimate Price and Kiku's Shadow in your sideboard along with Pulse Tracker and i wouldn't run Thoughtpicker Witch your Trepanation Blade is better in my opinion! <3

Fuklaw on Kemba kit-kat

3 days ago

Hi NV_1980 First of all thanks for your upvote and your suggestions.

You do make some good sugestions, some I've had considered before, others are new to me. Out of the ones I had considered, the main reason why I didn't buy the cards is pretty much their price tag, I would love to have Batterskull, Basilisk Collar, Enlightened Tutor and Umezawa's Jitte for example, but at the moment they are out of my deck budget.

As for land ramp I have to agree with you, it can be a huge problem with this deck, at the moment the only ramp card I have in the deck is Sword of the Animist, I've considered adding either (or both) Knight of the White Orchid / Kor Cartographer as once again Extraplanar Lens and Land Tax are out of my budget.

Stonehewer Giant, Blade of Selves and Darksteel Plate are sold out at the store where I buy my cards, so I'll have to wait for those.

I didn't add Armory of Iroas because I already have Ring of Thune which has a simillar effect and also grants vigilance (with a lower equip cost).

I will have a closer look at some of the cards you've mentioned specially Cathars' Crusade, Trepanation Blade and Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip these were quite appealing to my play style.

Once again, thank you for the suggestions, and I will have a look at your decks soon.

NV_1980 on Kemba kit-kat

3 days ago

Hi Fuklaw, I like this deck and would like to build something similar; a few comments though:

Hope this helps!

P.S.: would you mind commenting on some of my decks?

rox5tar on The Common Kor

5 days ago

I will try to suggest recent cards as to help with the low prices. (All cards are recommended for the sideboard unless stated otherwise):

Fragmentize: Good for the sideboard as your super-secret-anti-artifact-tactic.

Trepanation Blade: A decent piece of equipment. Don't rely on this one card to much, but it's nice to have.

Rogue's Passage: If your opponent has a decent meat-shield, you can try stacking most of your equipment on one creature (Kor Duelist???) and make him unblockable. It still produces mana, so even if you are unable to use the trigger, it is still a mana producer.

Brass Squire: This card may seem a bit unorthodox at a first glance, but stick with me here. During your early game, you will mostly be trying to spend your mana on your creatures, and trying to get your equipment on the board. You will have very little (if any) mana to cast your equip costs, especially if you decide to transition to equipment with a higher equip cost. This little myr may not be of very much help late game, but during the early game this creature is a workhorse. Also, have you seen how cute he looks?!

Sword of Vengeance: This card fits so much in your deck, I would just try to mainboard it. I can see that because of your mana curve you are trying to stick along the lines of 1-2 CMC, so you are not required to put in four copies of it, but this is a nice card to add in for those punchy-punchy games.

Tormod's Crypt: Anti-Graveyard tactic for 0 mana. Not much else to say about it.

Mask of Memory: Out of all the cards in my list, this is the card I recommend the most. You deck's extremely low CMC means that you are going to pour out the majority of your hand early game. This card allows you to keep your hand somewhat filled, while allowing you to filter out what you do and don't need at the present moment.

I hope my short list helped you. I hope you have great games with this deck!

Voltron3030 on Lazav, Taken

1 week ago

Consuming Aberration gets huge in multi-player. Nighthowler and Bonehoard also work great on Lazav, especially multi-player. The best thing about him is that his name doesn't change when he changes so it still counts as commander damage even when he hits as an Ulamog or whatever. If mill-buff is something you like, there is also Trepanation Blade but I'm not as in love with that one myself.

ryboy230 on Cipher

4 weeks ago

The main win conditions for this deck are

1) Mill. Paranoid Delusions, consuming abberation, Whispering Madness and some other things.

2) Damage, mostly unblockable with Trepanation Blade and some good control to help with the bigger creatures.

ideas on improving this deck? Thanks!

H1v3l0rd on Traumatize deck

1 month ago

Fog Bank is an amazing flying wall, and you should definitely put those other two Mind Funeral in, that card is way overpowered, like worst case you take away four lands. Grind can be a crippling control effect if you can get started fast enough, and Mind Funeral is four lands for three mana, and if you really want to have a laugh, Dimir Keyrune + Trepanation Blade is guaranteed grind + unblockable damage AND it taps for mana. Probably should throw that Consuming Aberration in there for laughs as well. Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker is my favorite legendary creature of all time.

SirOrionDrake on Dimir and Stuff

2 months ago

Thanks UnkindledOne! I like those suggestions, but Deathcult Rogue was in an earlier version of this deck, tho as you said, it might work with Trepanation Blade. Still got my playset of them, might as well check and see how they work.Dismal Backwater will surely go instead of the gates, along with some sorrow for losing flavor... haha!But I'd like to hear what would you use as sideboard on it, if it's not much trouble...

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