Tyrant's Choice


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
MTGO Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Vintage Masters (VMA) Common
Conspiracy (CNS) Common

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Tyrant's Choice


Will of the coucil — Starting with you, each player votes for death or torture. If death gets more votes, each opponent sacrifices a creature. If torture gets more votes or the vote is tied, each opponent loses 4 life.

Tyrant's Choice Discussion

mal099 on golgari pumping pauper

5 months ago

I really feel like you're using too much ramp in this deck. Your mana curve is so low, I really don't see a situation where a card like Cultivate could be useful for you, you'll just never need 5 mana in one turn. Even if you use it for mana fixing, Jungle Hollow would be much better for this purpose, as it doesn't force you to pay so much mana when playing it. A few more heroic creatures, like Setessan Oathsworn , might also be useful.

Lastly, yes, Tyrant's Choice is legal according to Scryfall, which is generally the best resource for such things.

Sanguinauron on Mono Black Super Harsh Control - Pauper Edition

5 months ago

I considered it, but I prefer Geth's Verdict because it allows for the opponent to lose life as well, which goes well with Vicious Rumors and Tyrant's Choice , as far as passive loss of life goes. It could be an option if you want to substitute it for something.

the_alchemist_of_andoris on Bountiful Disease

6 months ago

Spairut, thanks for the input. I appreciate it a lot. I have a few more questions, though.

1) How many Mana Leak , Countersquall , Thought Erasure , Gifted Aetherborn , Opt , Serum Visions , Night's Whisper , Read the Bones should I add?

2) What is the advantage of Night's Whisper and Read the Bones in this deck? Just curious.

3) Why leave out Tyrant's Choice ?

Sanguinauron on Mono Black Super Harsh Control - Pauper Edition

6 months ago

I've considered both, and I'll explain my rationale as to why I did not include them previously. Read the Bones obviously has a 1 higher CMC, which isn't bad when you consider that with this deck you're playing the long game, but it suffers from the same issue that Night's Whisper has: they lack the ability for you to target your opponent and make them lose 2 life.

Sign in Blood can be used for one's own card advantage early game, but it can also be used to make your opponent draw cards and lose life, because you want to pressure them as much as possible to die quickly to Corrupt and not be able to counter Dash Hopes with loss of life, especially in a control heavy match up.

However, I could play test the inclusion of 2 or 3 Read the Bones in exchange for 1 Vicious Rumors and 1 or 2 Tyrant's Choice , as the former of the 3 cards would allow for better prospective plays and speeding the game up.

Then again the fun thing about this deck is just top decking answers and frustrating your opponent into submission, but I definitely think that Read the Bones is a good idea.

Snap157 on Meeting Adjourned

6 months ago

Personally, I would take out Tyrant's Choice to put in False Prophet . The politics that go into the prophet are crazy, and no one wants to attack you because if you block and it dies, they lose all their stuff. There is huge political advantage to everyone knowing that you're ready to wipe the board. Cool deck!

candyman5431 on

9 months ago

Dont know what you are trying to do with the deck since you have several cards for others builds in here.Dont see a use for Bloodbond Vampire since you not gaining much life.Bloodhusk Ritualist for my deck wasnt that good. Kheru Bloodsucker not worth since you dont have my creatures for it.No reason for him at all unless its a fillerSkeletal Changeling.Chainer's Edict feel like there are better things that do this. Planar Bridge tutors are better. Not the best for how you have this deck built right nowBlighted Fen. Geier Reach Sanitarium dont use lol. Piranha Marsh use a Swamp. Not worth it Sorin's Thirst. Wound Reflection great card but not made for this deck.

here are some better sacrifice cards: Barter in Blood Fleshbag Marauder Innocent Blood Plaguecrafter Smallpox Tyrant's Choice

better land drawMikokoro, Center of the Sea

Some suggested creatures: Asylum Visitor Crypt Ghast Dark Impostor Drana, Liberator of Malakir Magus of the Coffers Sangromancer Skeletal Vampire Stromkirk Condemned

instant/sorcery: Beseech the Queen Blood Tribute Dark Petition Diabolic Tutor Night's Whisper Read the Bones Zombify Murder Sudden Spoiling Ultimate Price Victim of Night

artifact: Sword of the Animist

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