Wave of Reckoning


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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Mercadian Masques (MMQ) Rare

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Wave of Reckoning


Each creature deals damage to itself equal to its power.

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Wave of Reckoning Discussion

paradigmknight on Arcades' Moving Castle

17 hours ago

Although generic wraths are great, you could run alternatives that only hurt your opponents. Nearly all your creatures are immune to cards like Dusk, Fell the Mighty, Slaughter the Strong, Wave of Reckoning, Retribution of the Meek. Instead of using pacifism, you could use Oblation, Oblivion Ring, Detention Sphere. You could also maybe use anthems in the deck such as Sight of the Scalelords, Always Watching , Spidersilk Armor. I think from experience, the commander will typically get hated out, and as such, cards that do the same as the commander; Assault Formation could serve a purpose in the deck.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on The Department of Defense

3 days ago

Balzeron: First of all I would like to say that I am honored that my deck has helped inspire your deck building. Secondly, I have some responses to you comments below:

Amaranthine Wall and Hornet Nest are ones that I am still considering. The indestructibility is definitely a nice ability and being able to make a bunch of 1/1 flying death touchers when someone blocks the nest is pretty awesome.

Fog Bank, Guard Gomazoa, and Mindbender Spores are all great cards if you are going a more defensive route. I chose to exclude them because I am a more aggressive list and I wanted big (4 toughness or greater), cheap walls.

Hover Barrier, Monastery Flock, Wall of Air, and Living Wall could all easily be swapped in here and are a preference choice if you are worried about fliers.

My deck personally doesn't want cards like Manor Gargoyle, Ezuri, Claw of Progress, Woolly Razorback, Plumeveil, Soulbound Guardians, or Fortified Area as all of these cards either have power greater than 2 or pump my creatures power. I rely heavily on staying at 2 power or less so I can abuse Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive or Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa.

The same goes for Doorkeeper. Mill is already hard enough to pull off with a dedicated mill deck in EDH because decks are large and there are 3 opponents. I'd rather play either larger walls or defenders with more relevant abilities.

The banding suggestions are interesting. I had to re-read the rules on banding and I did not realize it also affects attacking creatures. Those could be interesting, I'll have to think about that.

Champion's Helm is a great suggestion. Wave of Reckoning is a good board wipe for Arcades, however, I feel that the 4 I have all have a bit more upside.

Spidersilk Armor and Tower Defense are awesome with Arcades and may very well end up in my final list. Right now I want to try out Hold the Gates over Spidersilk Armor as it has a higher upside and I already have a number of answers for fliers (Wonder, Angelic Wall, Wall of Tanglecord, Wall of Denial and Arcades himself). Since this list is aggressive, I think vigilance is actually a more impactful keyword in my deck. I already have a pseudo Tower Defense in Defender of the Order. I don't think Defender is particularly better than the Defense, but I have an old foil of it from Legions which I just really want to play.

Thanks for the comments and if you ever want another pair of eyes on your deck, let me know.

Balzeron on The Department of Defense

5 days ago

This is actually a deck I really want to build, and know nothing about making a commander deck, so I'm keeping a very close eye on this deck! Some card suggestions/ideas I personally have would be:

Amaranthine Wall, I played this wall in a draft game a few weeks ago and the indestructible ability pretty much won the game for me by itself, and is what inspired me to think about this kind of deck. Manor Gargoyle is another good choice for this.

Champion's Helm, Good equipment to keep our commander safe

Doorkeeper, the mill potential is pretty high here

Ezuri, Claw of Progress, since so many walls have 0 power,

Wave of Reckoning, as another board wipe

Woolly Razorback, doesn't have defender, but is cheap, becomes a 7/7, and can block literally any amount of damage 3 times

Fog Bank, Guard Gomazoa, Hover Barrier, Monastery Flock, Plumeveil, Soulbound Guardians, Wall of Air, Spidersilk Armor Tower Defense as flying blockers, as this deck seems really open to flying

Shield Bearer, Wall of Caltrops, Wall of Shields, Fortified Area, Baton of Morale, Helm of Chatzuk, Formation, Remember banding? I used to love banding! I think banding would compliment a wall deck very well. Being able to dictate where your opponents damage goes is a big plus I think

Hornet Nest, Living Wall,Mindbender Spores, are other good additions.

What do you think of these suggestions? I really want to buy the cards for a deck like this soon, and your deck is a huge inspiration to me.

Rabid_Wombat on Fitness Gram Pacer Test

1 week ago

Too many "Utilities" and as for the "Wincons"...good luck with that! Keep the Greaves and the Boots - ditch the rest.

Beating down the opponents with Walls should be the only Wincon you are aiming to achieve for now.

That much "Ramp" is overkill too...an Explosive Vegetation and a Rampant Growth is all you need - Walls are cheap!

More boardwipes that only hit other players are required.

Retribution of the Meek is okay but you really need Slaughter the Strong, Wave of Reckoning, Dusk/Dawn, and Fell the Mighty in order to survive.

That Dragon Throne wins games too so you should ditch crap like the Memorial for it asap.

Hematite12 on Arcades - Cheap Walls + Planeswalkers

1 week ago

I added Carven Caryatid and Slaughter the Strong!

I don’t think I need Wave of Reckoning given the other board-wipes, and Wall of Kelp definitely has utility but I’m not sure it’s worth it given that I have the least blue mana sources. In practice I usually have plenty of cards to play given the card draw, which means spending two mana to make a small token isn’t as good as just playing from the hand. I may end up adding it in though with further experience with the deck.

ClockworkSwordfish on Arcades - Cheap Walls + Planeswalkers

1 week ago

It's not a wall, but I felt that Carven Caryatid was another worthwhile inclusion for getting you two cards and a 5/5 for 3 mana. Wall of Kelp is another interesting inclusion, since Arcades will draw you a card every time you make a Kelp token!

Your suite of one-sided board-wipes are looking good, though you might appreciate Wave of Reckoning and Slaughter the Strong as further ways to devastate opponents while doing little-to-nothing to your own forces.

Bananaasablade on Walls of the Arcades

1 week ago

Firstly fix your shit friend, you need to get these cards real cause arcades works on this site. Also Wave of Reckoning, Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa, Shalai, Voice of Plenty, Oathsworn Giant, Spidersilk Armor, Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive

K4m4r0 on Nobody has the intention of building a Wall

2 weeks ago

bagelheart Thank you for your comment! I have chosen Wave of Reckoning over Dusk / Dawn because I face a lot of decks with 1/1 and 2/2 tokens. Rolling Stones is here as a Plan B when the Commander gets too much hate, together with Assault Formation. I know it's somewhat janky

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