Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom 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
Oathbreaker 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

Flying

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

goodair on Budget Prossh

1 day ago

As for cards to add, I was looking through my list and very shocked how expensive some of these cards got, its kinda ridiculous! But you should see if you can get your hands on these (cards under $5):
Zulaport Cutthroat
Ravenous Slime
Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire
Deathrite Shaman
Priest of Forgotten Gods
Beastmaster Ascension
Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip
Cryptolith Rite
Rishkar's Expertise
Helm of Possession
Cut / Ribbons
Emrakul's Evangel
Champion of Lambholt
Impact Tremors
Goblin Sharpshooter
Are the cards in your maybe board cards you own or considering? Some of them work pretty well!

Vlasiax on Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund

1 month ago

Also I've completely forgot about Sylvan Library - it works wonders every turn and 4 life for a card when you really need it is worth it (just don't overuse this effect and you'll be fine).

Another benefit is that it stacks the deck for your own Chaos Warp or Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire .

Gleeock on Most chaotic deck

1 month ago

I am SO in love with this. Hardcore EDH players have a tendancy to make a "coin-flip chaos" deck though & just make a million flips until it is no longer chaos... So watch out for that. Some Max chaos cards: Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire , Etali, Primal Storm , Oath of Druids , Rampage of the Clans , Infernal Genesis , Endless Whispers (not a may ability) Uba Mask , Captive Audience , Thantis, the Warweaver , Overabundance , Hypergenesis , Painful Quandary , Ruric Thar, the Unbowed , The Great Aurora , Bolas's Citadel - if you don't try the topdeck nonsense... Several of these will achieve chaotic games in diverse ways: punish people for waiting to play, force them to play, force parity, or make random splash plays for your advantage. Of course, forcing unusual parity doesn't lend a hand to you winning, but that is not the point.

Vlasiax on The Ur-Dragon

1 month ago

Yeah, I use exactly the same lines of play to win. Might be my misunderstaning of sheer power of Mystical Tutor as a second copy of Cyclonic Rift , Patriarch's Bidding , Toxic Deluge or Stubborn Denial all of which when used correctly are basically win-cons.

With Sensei's Divining Top I'm not sure where I'd put it since you're right - this deck drains mana every turn and more often than not I'd use that 1 mana for tutor/removal than topdeck manipulation. That was just loose suggestion for better consistency with Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire and in case someone blows Sylvan Library .

I might be a little more convinced after playing a few "1 vs 2 NPC" games that we actually don't need Dragonlord Kolaghan that much just to up the Dragon creature count. However, Glorybringer is very useful as he takes out most of other commanders like Atraxa, Praetors' Voice or Surrak, the Hunt Caller . Other option I can think of might be Fire Covenant , which can shot down many targets at once and at instant speed.

Also for these 3CMC planeswalkers I think about finding a slot for Abrupt Decay as a more conditional Assassin's Trophy that has the upside of not being countered. I wonder why you got rid of Anguished Unmaking - 3 CMC is too much?

Vlasiax on The Ur-Dragon

1 month ago

The thing about Crucible of Worlds in my opinion really comes only to a decision between it and Urza's Incubator - former gives more color fixing for all spells and takes the risk of not doing anything when graveyard hate hits, while the latter lowers part of the Dragon spells and takes risk of helping some of your opponents a little. That is debatable which one is better so decision is really up to you.

Also with 10 fetches you'll have way easier time with intense Dragons + Nesting Dragon becomes a real threat with them, not to mention the increased value of Deathrite Shaman . If 37 lands is too much, then I'd go for Noble Hierarch in it's place for ramp/fixing since we have way lower avg.CMC than before and if someone wastes removal on dork then... It's one less thing to worry about when we're ready to cast a real threat.

Yeah, Surrak will stay as sideboard card and I'll also add there Living Death just in case of too tribal oriented meta. Also Vandalblast might end up there to make room for Worldly Tutor in the main.

And finally, if you have too much of redundant effects then you can freely take removal or use Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire to get rid of those to maybe get something better with topdeck manipulation, etc.

Vlasiax on The Ur-Dragon

1 month ago

Don't you have a feeling that with increasing number of instants and sorceries Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire actually gets worse?

Vlasiax on Bow before Draconic King!!! | *WAR* Update

2 months ago

NeonEndymion,

  • Conqueror's Flail seems to work quite nice for me since it often gives 3-5 power boost, which is more than enough to win with Atarka, World Render + The Ur-Dragon . I once equipped it onto Dragonlord Dromoka because I didn't have any better target and it gave me so much life that I didn't care about lack of blockers later. Also if it draws hate it's great because I have waaay better things to come in terms of Artifacts/Enchantments. Also giving 3-5 power means that Bloom Tender will give 3-5 mana.
  • Kindred Discovery has been on my mind for about 2-3 weeks now. It sometimes gets in a way of actually casting a Dragon so after I've listened to a few podcasts I'm starting to thinking about one-shot draw effects like Night's Whisper or Painful Truths in it's place. Don't like the idea of having another conditional draw especially after someone blows my board but if I'd swap something right now I'd probably do Kindred Discovery for Elemental Bond
  • How's been Greater Good performing for you? I wish I had some sort of sac outlet for Dragon Egg tokens but I think Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire and Devour babies from Dragon Broodmother should be enough.
  • Planeswalker removal shouldn't be too much of a concern since I review planeswalkers by their abilities and if it actually impacts my board when they "do the thing" and immediately after hit the bin. So Sarkhan Vol 's haste or Act of Treason is good enough and Sarkhan the Mad after dropping of The Ur-Dragon 's trigger (done it a few times already, feels great) is just knock-out spell (best used for pillowfort players) and later I don't care if it stays. Sarkhan, Fireblood is so small and on the surface seems to be weak that other players don't care about killing it unless it's unblocked and can easily die. But it's actually a ramp/fixing planeswalker. All of them also have token spawning options, which helps win with Scourge of Valkas / Dragon Tempest .
  • Also you've mentioned some cheap interaction or ramp spells - do you have anything specific in mind? I'm thinking recently about Mystic Remora .
Also I'll respond to your other thread later, this one seemed to be shorter :D

DwaginFodder on How To Maim With Catgons: Wasitora EDH

2 months ago

+1 just for the Tolkien quote that I desperately needed in my life but didn't know it until now.

Maybe consider Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire if you want to get a little janky, and Grand Warlord Radha if you produce enough creatures to use it as an alternative for Savage Ventmaw in your combo.

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