Alesha, Who Smiles at Death

Alesha, Who Smiles at Death

Legendary Creature — Human Warrior

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Whenever Alesha, Who Smiles at Death attacks, you may pay . If you do, return target creature card with power 2 or less from your graveyard to the battlefield tapped and attacking.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Alesha, Who Smiles at Death Discussion

BrassLord on DDC

2 weeks ago

For artifact recursion, Trash for Treasure is a useful one for cheating out big artifacts from the graveyard, and is a flavor win as you can literally trade your treasure tokens in for trash... err... your other artifacts XD Also, Goblin Welder is another classic one that can do the same thing. Trading Post is another flexible option, as I can see your deck being able to use most of the options. Though, I'll admit, I usually use these cards to cheat into play big artifact creatures that I've dumped into the graveyard, so you might want to consider this as a side option.

In terms of red artifact tutors, it's a little dicy, as most of the decent options use either blue or black. Inventors' Fair could work once you get all the needed artifacts on board. Some creature options also exist (if you're just looking to make a weird "illegal" fun deck.) Treasure Mage Trophy Mage Tribute Mage and Trinket Mage can fetch out needed artifacts, as well as having limited synergy with Alesha, Who Smiles at Death . Though looking at your current list, I don't see too many bomb cards that would be useful with recuring your artifacts. Maybe look into adding something like Solemn Simulacrum or Golos, Tireless Pilgrim ? In red you have things like Gamble , Hoarding Dragon and Goblin Engineer .

Hmmm... Sliver decks, while fun to pilot, either are dealt with early and fizzle out, or they end up overwhelming if you don't keep their creatures in check. If you're leaning more into the 5 color splashability casual deck, Rakdos Charm is a good catch-all card that deals with a lot of strategies. Even a well timed Blasphemous Act can slow them down. In your current build, I see you do run some interaction, but I think you'll find there are some more consistent better options out there!

BrassLord on DDC

2 weeks ago

Hail, fellow dwarf lover! Just a few suggestions!

The first one is that while the back of Lukka, Wayward Bonder is red, the whole card is considered to have the color identity of both sides, so white and red. Unfortunately that means that you won't be able to legally run the card in your mono red deck (though honestly it's up to your playgroup on how they want to follow that rule, as long as yall are on the same page!). The same thing goes for Alesha, Who Smiles at Death . That being said, both of those cards are good commanders in their own right, but can't be played in the deck legally :/

As for cards, she's quite a stout dwarf! Some of the interesting cards I've come across when playing against it are Springleaf Drum , any vehicles like Smuggler's Copter . Both can get a lot of value from tapping your commander. A weird but good card would be something like Honor-Worn Shaku . 3cmc mana rock that produces upwards of 3 mana means you can quickly hard cast some of your bigger permenants!

Also I wouldn't overlook some of the changelings! Things like Bloodline Pretender and Taurean Mauler can get pretty big! Changeling Berserker , if fetched from the deck using the commander's ability, is also a cheeky way of getting around a board wipe.

Kindred Charge could also be another wincon, as it either makes a TON of treasure with dwarves, or doubles down on dragon attacks.

And I'm not sure of your budget, but Embercleave can put in a lot of work too!

Hope these suggestions give you some ideas, and may your beard grow ever longer!

seshiro_of_the_orochi on The Last Samurai

1 month ago

This deck looks fun. In your thread, you asked for alternative commanders: Since you only have 5 or 6 creatures with power 3 or greater, Alesha, Who Smiles at Death could be very useful. You wouldn't even have to change the deck and could include Iroas in the 99. For additional protection for your samurai, how about adding in Sunforger with Unbreakable Formation and similar spells? Konda, Lord of Eiganjo is another crazy powerful samurai.

jamochawoke on Najeela, Queen of the Blossoms

1 month ago

I like how the guy above this comment just casually strolls in and tells you to put in a bunch of moxen...

That said, warriors is one of my favorite tribes and I've made a ton of decks with them! Plus Najeela is such a badass commander! These are my suggestions that you haven't included and could serve as some better synergy with your deck than your non-warriors:

  • God-Eternal Oketra make huge 4/4 zombie warrior tokens on every warrior cast.

  • Oketra the True make warrior tokens and acts as a big beater itself.
  • Oketra's Monument tons and tons of warrior tokens.
  • Rush of Battle warrior themed overrun that gains you tons of life.
  • Herald of Anafenza gets bigger and makes warrior tokens at the same time.
  • Raiders' Spoils probably the best card draw you'll see for warrior tribal.
  • Gilt-Leaf Ambush elf warrior tokens with sometimes deathtouch.
  • Hunting Triad elf warrior tokens or modal +1/+1 counters.
  • Presence of Gond give a creature a tap for elf warrior token ability.
  • Lovisa Coldeyes more warrior lord buffs!
  • Obsidian Battle-Axe haste and auto-attach to warriors equipment!
  • Regna, the Redeemer and Krav, the Unredeemed act as a sac outlet and warrior token generation combo.
  • Lord Windgrace deck filtering, color fixing, and generation of a ton of cat warrior tokens
  • Great Hall of Starnheim gets you a 4/4 angel warrior token in a pinch
  • Base Camp cheap 5 color land for warriors
  • Starnheim Unleashed make a ton of 4/4 angel warrior tokens!
  • Emeria's Call  Flip make angel warrior tokens and give your non-angel warriors indestructible or make it a land
  • Ascent of the Worthy pretty fun tricks on this.
  • Firja's Retribution make a 4/4 angel warrior token and give angels destroy and double strike.
  • Battle for Bretagard make warrior tokens, then make copies.
  • Steelspike on Mardu Hatebearer

    1 month ago

    Honestly, the best hatebear commander is Alesha, Who Smiles at Death .

    You can build the deck to almost cEDH levels, if you want. Otherwise, you can build it fun-wise.

    I prefer the latter.

    xram666 on Konda, Lord of Eiganjo

    2 months ago

    Hello,

    first of all, an important point: decide what you want to play. Either a Samurai Tribal deck (A) or one that revolves around indestructible (B).

    If you choose A, look for a Commander in Boros or maybe even in Mardu so you can play as many Samurai as possible and leave out the really bad ones. I play a 60 card singleton deck with Samurai myself. Mono white will probably not work. My choice as commander would be Alesha, Who Smiles at Death or Iroas, God of Victory but there are a lot of other options.

    If you choose (B), I would remove most of the Samurai from the deck.

    For cards against blue it depends on yout meta. If you face a lot of steal effects you could use flicker effects ( Cloudshift for example ) and as a must include Homeward Path

    My samurai deck is no EDH deck but maybe you want to take a look at it for inspiration: Boros Samurai

    Nethertheless, anyone playing samurai get's a +1 from me.

    MLS91 on Decks too similar?

    2 months ago

    I would suggest Alesha, Who Smiles at Death you get to be an aggressive deck and also get to express some control elements through cards loke Fleshbag Marauder

    Mr.Beaver on lurrus and his misfit friends

    3 months ago

    Cool deck, it reminds me a lot of some old Alesha, Who Smiles at Death decks I used to play a lot. You currently have 2 Priest of Forgotten Gods - so maybe you could replace one of them with the staple Blood Artist ? I don't know your budget but cards like Ashnod's Altar , Dictate of Erebos , and- since you do have access to white- either Athreos could be worth looking into. There are also some solid budget options like Suture Priest and Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim if you decide to splash in white

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