War Cadence

War Cadence


(X)(Red): Creatures can't block this turn unless their controller pays (X) for each blocking creature he or she controls.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 (C13) Uncommon
Mercadian Masques (MMQ) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

War Cadence occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

War Cadence Discussion

bushido_man96 on Woo Girls Unite!

1 month ago

War Cadence maybe too?

Paeldroth on Happy Slappy Combat Pappy (Tahngarth FM Edh)

2 months ago

Definitely was not achieving my ramp or lands in draws the way I was hoping through 4 actual games. I did manage to win one by successfully using Goblin Diplomats while the weakest person on the board, encouraging two players to fight each other and then swinging Tahngarth, First Mate for the kill. Was wild and super fun.

Still making edits though. I really want War Cadence in there.

Paeldroth on Happy Slappy Combat Pappy (Tahngarth FM Edh)

2 months ago

Made SIGNIFICANT edits to the original list. Increased ramp and mana fixing and focused the artifacts included. There's two overall themes: Voltron, and Control. The Voltron aspect comes from pumping up Tahngarth and slapping people in the face. With menace alone he becomes unblockable so commander damage is going to happen. The fun occurs when I can give him out for a combat loaner. By allowing Tahngarth's controller to draw cards with Snake Umbra and Sixth Sense , or by making it difficult for an opponent to block with War Cadence , I can get him around the battlefield slapping everyone. Like that video. Where the guy slaps everyone. The Control element is more akin to disruption as I've got cards that just penalize you for taking certain actions. Attack me? Cool, I get tokens. Cast an instant? Cool, you take damage. Target me with a spell? Cool, you take MORE damage.


I've got a Disrupt Decorum on the way.

So yeah, what started out as a jank group hug idea might actually be a legitimate table threat. A couple of playtest hands show my mana is almost perfect. We'll see how I update that once Disrupt Decorum arrives.

Comments are of course welcome! Bring it on!

BMHKain on Brass' Codex of Complex Outerversal Type Lavishing

5 months ago

@goodair & bushido_man96: It turns out the War Cadence + War's Toll as a combo is a mere ruse. Even when Toll taps all lands, that player can just tap all their lands FOR MANA; effectively making the combo absolutely worthless. I decided to cut both.

But I've still 34 left to cut. So I ponder as to what is least needed In a deck about the Flavorful elements of Pirates, & why Piracy just couldn't make it in, I'm literally about to resume another deck that's impossible to make even Mid-Core Status...

Any ideas? Raid is a great Keyword, but how good is it for the conventional Pirates in this case for starters? Ol' Bolas is in there; How good is Flood of Tears + Omniscience ? Any Counterspells worth removing/replacing? I'm literally about to put in Bloodthirsty Blade , & finally, any Pirates, or otherwise, worth cutting? I just wanted to know as I just confirmed a duped combo... :/

Kogarashi on Does War's Toll negate War ...

5 months ago

Also I wonder where you're getting War Cadence 's being the number of creatures to block with or the cost to exempt the "no blocks" situation.

The way that card works is that you as its controller pay to activate the ability, where is how much you want your opponent to pay per blocking creature. Then, when your opponent chooses to block your attacks, they must pay for each creature they choose to block. You can set to 2 and they can still block with 0, 1, 2, 10, etc. creatures, however many they have available and the mana to cover (since 3, for instance, would cost 6 mana in order to pay the blocking "tax").

BMHKain on Does War's Toll negate War ...

5 months ago

Recently, something came up to me as I'm still making it. War Cadence requires to exempt the "No Blocks Allowed" situation, where is not only the number of creatures to block with, but also what to pay for each. Then War's Toll comes in, & tapping for mana via lands would mean the cost is for nothing unless you've some Rocks.

Would tapping a land for automatically trigger War's Toll , negating any other Land as they tap, or does all that Mana enter the Mana Pool anyway?

BMHKain on Brass' Codex of Complex Outerversal Type Lavishing

5 months ago

@goodair: That's some pretty good stuff indeed. Thanks! BTW, about War Cadence , would you thing it be hell for the opposition when paired w/ War's Toll ? This combo seems like it can lockdown mana use to make any creature block easy anyway. Jank? Yes. But I just want to know if it works... Hmmm...

W-wait a minute, what did you mean by unblockable? Were you also referring to Bedlam as well?

bushido_man96 on Kazuul’s Mono Red Stax

6 months ago

War Cadence might be an interesting card for this deck. You can really influence combat with it, and can be quite the political tool.

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