Tsabo Tavoc

Tsabo Tavoc

Legendary Creature — Horror

First strike, protection from legendary creatures

(Black)(Black), Tap: Destroy target legendary creature. It can't be regenerated.

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Set Rarity
Invasion (INV) Rare

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Format Legality
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal

Tsabo Tavoc Discussion

mynameisfifi on Why Are Empress Galina and …

3 months ago

How was this even a question lol Empress Galina is a total mana investment of seven before she even does anything, Tsabo Tavoc is a total mana investment of NINE before anything relevant happens.

They're not banned in EDH because they're terrible cards.

Although.. the RC banning underpowered cards just because a handful of people don't like them wouldn't surprise me, to be fair.

DarkHero on Why Are Empress Galina and …

3 months ago

Karakas can abuse and break commanders. Tsabo Tavoc and Empress Galina are generally not good.

RNR_Gaming on Why Are Empress Galina and …

3 months ago

I mean Tsabo Tavoc looks pretty cool though. Like something right out of star wars. That counts for something lol

griffstick on Why Are Empress Galina and …

3 months ago

Think of about this DemonDragonJ, if your opponent plays both Tsabo Tavoc and Empress Galina in the same turn and passes turn, is that stronger than that player playing Expropriate?

Now even if Tsabo Tavoc had haste it still wouldn't be better than Empress Galina

DemonDragonJ on Why Are Empress Galina and …

3 months ago

Karakas is banned in EDH, because every deck has at least one legendary creature (except for a rare few decks that have planeswalkers as their generals), so it is obvious that that land would be too powerful for this format.

However, neither Tsabo Tavoc nor Empress Galina are banned in EDH, despite the fact that their abilities specifically affect legendary creatures, so I am wondering why that it. Is it because, as creatures, they are easier to be dealt with than are lands?

What does everyone else say about this? Why are Empress Galina and Tsabo Tavoc not banned in EDH?

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

5 months ago

Considering has not only a lack of spell-slinger commanders, but Nikya of the Old Ways and Ruric Thar, the Unbowed, which actively counter that strategy, I think it's the least likely to have that idea represented.

Referenced on Gruul Locket:

Gna, Spell Brute

Creature - Ogre Shaman

Whenever a creature you countrol becomes the target of an instant or sorcery, it gets a +1/+1 counter and fights target creature you don't control.

Whenever a creature dies as a result of fighting, target creature gets X +1/+1 counters, where X is the creature's toughness.


It's kinda a fighting commander more than anything else.

I'd like to see a Hate-based Rakdos commander. Dragonlord Kolaghan, Kaervek the Merciless , and Tsabo Tavoc are probably the closest, but don't really hate on a particular mechanic/strategy/effect, etc.

I think I've been Ninja'd, if so, see above.

DeinoStinkus on Forgotten Gem

5 months ago

What about it? Tsabo Tavoc

Not as bad as Karakas, but has a similar effect. I think this card should be run more in Rakdos decks.

RyProv on Tsabo's League of Assassins

8 months ago

Tsabo Tavoc was my first commander too! So many good memories with her. To help with the high mana cost Revel in Riches could be fun and also offer an alternate win con. In addition Thornbite Staff wrecks with assassins. Avatar of Woe is a beast of an assassin too.

Another creature that makes everyone hate you more (also isn't a bad commander) is Kaervek the Merciless.

But alas, commander deck finessing is a slippery slope that never ends.

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