War's Toll


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Dissension (DIS) Rare

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War's Toll


Whenever an opponent taps a land for mana, tap all lands that player controls.

If a creature an opponent controls attacks, all creatures that opponent controls attack if able.

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War's Toll Discussion

bushido_man96 on One card, Two Card, Three Card, None

2 weeks ago

Have you thought about running Nekusar, the Mindrazer as the commander instead? Underworld Dreams seems like it would fit well in here, maybe in place of something like Sulfuric Vortex, which would hurt you as well as the others, and doesn't seem to really fit with the discard theme. It also doesn't seem like Oversold Cemetery fits, running alongside cards like Bottomless Pit and Planar Void. War's Toll looks good to me, Tectonic Instability does not, as it messes with you, too.

If you really want to reap benefits from cards like Phyrexian Tyranny, run Teferi's Puzzle Box. If you want to really get some more value out of Liliana's Caress and Megrim, give Memory Jar and some other wheel effects a try.

Other creature options to consider are Dread and Archfiend of Depravity.

Hope that helps. It looks like it would be fun to play.

Liquidbeaver on Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician [PRIMER]

4 weeks ago

budlaorf: Thanks a lot!

I actually had War's Toll in the deck for a while, and while I liked the first effect, the second effect actually caused me to get focused a lot even when people had no creatures. Most players took it as "I'm hesitant to play my big creatures or my small utility creatures if I don't get to attack with them how I want/protect them, so I'm going to focus Liquidbeaver to until that effect is gone.". The other thing I realized is that, even though War's Toll gives me an opportunity to kill opponent's creatures, I actually killed a lot fewer that way than if I had gotten the opportunity to be the one on the attack and doing block shenanigans, which the deck is a lot better at doing.

After playing with it for a while and not getting the effect out of it that I wanted, I found and tried Mana Web, which I still sideboard in from time to time, and I am probably going to end up mainboarding very soon. I get predominantly the same effect, for cheaper (not needing R is really nice), and just as much hate, but a different kind. With Mana Web players still focus me, but since they don't have to attack with everything, they are also still leery about using creatures to do so, which means I'm still mostly in control, or at least in their heads. Forcing them to play at sorcery speed like I already do isn't something they are as suited for deck-wise or playstyle-wise, especially the blue players.

budlaorf on Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician [PRIMER]

1 month ago

I really like the deck man. Have you considered adding in War's Toll?

Charging_Rhino15 on Chaos Control

1 month ago

I recommend War's Toll and Possibility Storm. Both are super chaotic.

Razulghul on Dare it tea, vodka and fireball infused bitter tea

1 month ago

Gosse hey thanks for the suggestion! I'm really hoping Blood Moon and Ensnaring Bridge boost the deck against local decks.

I totally love Stranglehold and bought it months ago thinking it'd be a staple but in certain metas it doesn't always feel impactful. The deck basically has a side board consisting of Defense Grid, Price of Glory, Stranglehold and War's Toll. All of them are fantastic against certain playgroups and I keep them around just in case. That said, thanks again and I'm still finding room for Karn and the archive you suggested previously, pretty much narrowed it down to Pyromancer's Goggles out for the archive and Coalition Relic out for Karen but I'm still testing it. I also need to find room for Karen and ugin planeswalkers :/ cuts are tough!

ay.lobo on Purphoros, God of Tokens (Multiplayer EDH Primer)

2 months ago

Good morning, Bxbx. You are right, I need to update the Budget list by starting with your recommendations.

The other thing I need to add is Stranglehold is not exactly a budget card (above $5), however, I will add it as a side-board. You are correct, as other colors have tutors and searches galore, we need to protect ourselves better. I'll switch it in with War's Toll if I find myself against many or Captain Sisay-like tutor players.


Rhadamanthus on War's Toll and Caverns of ...

2 months ago

@Neotrup: If you meant to say "attacking with only 1 or 2 creatures violates a requirement", that's not how it works. You're supposed to maximize the number of requirements being fulfilled without violating any restrictions. That maximum could be anywhere between 0 and the total number of requirements. You just have to find it. If the opponent wants to attack with any creatures at all in this example then the legal number is 2, since it doesn't violate the Caverns of Despair restriction and maximizes the requirements from War's Toll.

Tyrant-Thanatos on War's Toll and Caverns of ...

2 months ago

Your opponent gets to pick which two of their creatures attack, but they must attack with exactly two, or none at all.

This is because War's Toll requires each of their creatures to attack "if able", and Caverns of Despair makes any creatures beyond two unable.

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