Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Mythic Rare

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Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire

Legendary Creature — Elder Dragon


Whenever Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire attacks, for each player, choose target permanent that player controls. Those players sacrifice those permanents. Each player who sacrificed a permanent this way reveals the top card of their library, then puts it onto the battlefield if it's a permanent card.

Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire Discussion

eliarbreton on Omnath Turboramp v1.0

1 week ago


Game One: regular

Ravenous Slime out, cast Blasphemous Act , killing everything except the slime, then cast Tectonic Break for 7, leaving opponents with 2 and 1 land. (one opponent had already been taken out by a lethal attack from another one). Attack twice with the 58/58 slime for the win

Game Two: star

Died to Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire after three swings with Strider Harness (should have realized it was a three turn kill). Resolved boundless realms for 12 but died before I could use the land. vivicutus killing omnath twice really killed me, plus having no way to kill vivictus. Might need more creature removal. Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire with Helm of the Host really took over the game because me and his other opponent had no creature removal.

Game Three: star

Right opponent had Repercussion and I played Chain Reaction to kill one opponent )dealing 21(=7x3), the mono red player (R op) was down to one land because I played Tectonic Break for three, me and my left hand partner both won because we killed the mutual opponent (and my right hand op and his left hand op were dead)

Game Four: star

Ghalta, Primal Hunger player (my R ally) killed my left ally, then I took my right opponent out after casting Tectonic Break for his four lands. Right op concedes, then ghalta attacks my left opponent and I finish him off with Omnath plus tokens, with Greater Good backup for 9 more sac damage and then Magmatic Force to close it out forsure because he would take 3 his upkeep, the 3 more R ally, then 3 on mine. (we had to finish up quick because the shop was closing). Me and right ally won together.

op: opponent, r: right

star: multiplayer format - TLDR:5 player game, the two people sitting directly on your left and right are your allied (therefore not your opponents, for cards that say that. plus you cannot attack them). The two other people are your opponents and you win if they both die.

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NulgoTehVast on Shirei's Resurrection

1 week ago

rhinoloupe Excuse me for asking but does not Skullclamp only make a creature 2/0 while on the battlefield. If I understand it correctly, as soon as it goes into the graveyard it will become its original stats unless otherwise stated. I could have a boosted, Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire , for example, that is a 12/12 when it dies. When it goes into the graveyard, he becomes a 6/6 again.

urchinpriests on The Ur-Dragon

2 weeks ago

Might have went overboard with the signets... but a little short on cheap CC dragons, so:

Golgari Signet -> Mirror of the Forebears

Trying a dragon-based removal solution (which also ends up lower cc after the discount):

Austere Command -> Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire

Real talk... Sarkhan isn't great. Moltensteel wins games sometimes:

Sarkhan the Mad -> Moltensteel Dragon

Triple red (and red activation is tough); I like stealing artifacts though:

Moonveil Dragon -> Hellkite Tyrant

A few tapped lands aren't gonna kill anyone (plus I realized later I didn't have a couple of these):

Scalding Tarn -> Vivid Crag

Unclaimed Territory -> Savage Lands

Mountain -> Crumbling Necropolis

Mountain -> Frontier Bivouac

Mountain -> Exotic Orchard

ThePerilousRealm on Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund - Flying Matters

2 weeks ago

Thanks for looking and commenting. I appreciate the feedback.

I'm aware of the infinite combos with Hellkite Charger and Aggravated Assault , but I'm not a huge fan of infinite combos. I may include in the future though.

Not a bad idea swapping in a Swamp to help with Sakura-Tribe Elder , but I already feel like I have a bit too much black and not enough green mana. I'm thinking about dropping Shizo, Death's Storehouse , but would hate to give up the Fear utility.

Nesting Dragon + Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire sounds pretty sweet. I'll have to give some thought to including that. Not sure what to give up though.

Haha, Patriarch's Bidding would be pretty epic with Scourge of Valkas . I'll have to look into getting one.

Rhythm of the Wild is pretty awesome.

As for good old Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon , I'm not ready to drop him quite yet, but you're probably right that it would be good to swap him for Glorybringer . He just packs so much brutal utility for a low CMC. I guess the same could be said for Glorybringer .

epajula on Junds of Fun (Prossh EDH)

3 weeks ago

I misread earthcraft, so that's my bad. My opinion for the other two is that you are forced to untap with Prossh+tokens. It also telegraphs your big play, and has the whole table looking at you.

The threaten cards are only for control so I can set up my combo pieces. Also slowly ticking people down with their own creatures is a great diplomacy tool. It also allows me to switch in Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire for less spikey games. Thanks for the upvote. I got you back.

ZendikariWol on

3 weeks ago

This deck actually started with a lot of commanders, chiri. Thantis, the Warweaver and Gahiji, Honored One were two big ones, but Mathas, Fiend Seeker , Queen Marchesa , Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire , Selvala, Explorer Returned , and perhaps my favorite (mostly because he's such an underrated political piece) Zurgo Helmsmasher are all incredibly fearsome and piles of fun. Not only that, but after the attacks are forced, Tariel, Reckoner of Souls is a very neat fella to toy around with.

Vlasiax on Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund - Flying Matters

1 month ago

Hello, I don't know if you've already considered that but Hellkite Charger or Aggravated Assault can go infinite with Savage Ventmaw + mana doublers or with Sword of Feast and Famine or Bear Umbra

As for land base I'd probably swap 1 Forest for Swamp just to have option for fixing with Sakura-Tribe Elder and other cards that search for basic lands.

Also I think that you don't need Skithiryx here because you don't win with Infect and you only set yourself up for unnecessary hate (some people really get triggered when they see infect creatures). I'd swap him for Glorybringer to get some hasty removal option.

Speaking of Dragons... I like to run token oriented strategy with Nesting Dragon and Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire - you put land to get 0/2 Dragon Egg and Vaevictis attack trigger sacs it so you get 2/2 Dragon AND potential permament for free while crippling opponents' boards (13 non-permament spells look good here)

Another recursion option is Patriarch's Bidding - when you take back so many Dragons with Scourge of Valkas that you can one-shot whole table (I did that in my Ur-Dragon deck once or twice and it feels really awesome)

Last set also gave us Rhythm of the Wild - amazing enchantment that gives counters or haste (whatever you need at the time) and protects your creatures for only

Hope this helps a little fellow Dragon Master :D

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