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
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

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Alesha, Who Smiles at Death Discussion

seshiro_of_the_orochi on The Last Samurai

6 days 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

    1 month ago


    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?

    1 month 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

    2 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

    crvo on As A Mardu Ifact, You're Dead.

    3 months ago

    Brash Taunter and Stuffy Doll are awesome in mardu, especially if you mix damage sweepers into your removal suite. Both are weak to -x/-x sweeps, but strong against most other wraths. I have a hard time excluding them when I play R/B/W. Alesha, Who Smiles at Death complements some Aristocrats shells, and helps rebuild after the aforementioned sweepers.

    I'm a Mardu lover over here, lovin' your deck. Keep brewin'!

    TheVectornaut on First build deck p&f

    3 months ago

    Before worrying about sideboarding, I'd focus on getting the main down to 60 cards. The closer you are to the minimum deck size, the more likely it is you'll draw the best cards in your deck. In this case, it looks like you want to build a party deck with Haktos the Unscarred as one of the bombs. The first thing I'd do is identify which cards are actively working towards that end or are particularly efficient. If something doesn't fit those descriptions, cut it. If it does, try to acquire multiple copies of it. For example, Gore Swine isn't doing anything here that a party member couldn't do better, so I'd remove it. Compare that to Expedition Champion who has more stats for the same cost and actively synergizes with the warrior theme, so having 4 of him wouldn't be bad. You can apply that logic to the entire deck. Practiced Tacticsis better than Sandblast. Suspension Field is more cost effective than Skybind. And so on.

    After thinning the deck to its strongest options, then I'd focus on upgrades. Seek out other decks with similar goals and see what they're running. You can then endeavor to purchase the best cards you see in such examples, budget permitting. I don't know much about Boros party, but a quick search revealed Archpriest of Iona, Grotag Bug-Catcher, Stonework Packbeast, Squad Commander, Journey to Oblivion, Kargan Intimidator, Luminarch Aspirant, Relic Axe, Goma Fada Vanguard, Robber of the Rich, Tazri, Beacon of Unity, Fissure Wizard, and Seasoned Hallowblade, and that's only looking at standard. Modern brings even more options, particularly for Boros warriors. Arashin Foremost, Boros Reckoner, Mardu Woe-Reaper, Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, Obsidian Battle-Axe, Grim Lavamancer, Jeering Instigator, Fire-Belly Changeling, Grand Abolisher, Mirror Entity, Bygone Bishop, and Selfless Spirit all come to mind.

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