Ashen Rider

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Historic Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Ashen Rider

Creature — Archon


When Ashen Rider enters the battlefield or dies, exile target permanent. (Is put into the graveyard from the battlefield.)

wallisface on Permanent Destruction

8 months ago

Some thoughts:

  • I would be playing Ashen Rider instead of Angel of Despair, as the mana-costs are irrelevant (the games not going long enough to cast either) but exiling instead of destroying is much stronger (particularly as there's a bunch of indestructible cards and lands available).

  • Zirda, the Dawnwaker seems very weak/useless here, as for the cost of getting it into play you could have just triggered Necrotic Sliver anyway. Though Necrotic Sliver also feels very slow clumsy regardless of whether there's a cost reduction. Personally I'd be thinking just running 8 creatures, the Ashen Rider and Angel of Despair, would serve you better.

  • You need some proactive ways to pitch your high-mana creatures into the graveyard for reanimation. Bone Shards could be good for this purpose, running the full playset of Collective Brutality would also be helpful.

  • I'd suggest running a single Unburial Rites so that you can fetch up a reanimation effect in a pinch with Unmarked Grave.

My changes would be something like removing the 4x Necrotic Sliver, 2x Zirda, the Dawnwaker, 2x Inquisition of Kozilek, 2x Unmarked Grave, and 1x Footsteps of the Goryo, and in their place adding in 4x Ashen Rider, 1x Collective Brutality, 1x Persist, 1x Unburial Rites, and 4x Bone Shards

psionictemplar on Permanent Destruction

8 months ago

I don't think the zirda is worth a slot just to reduce the cost of necrotic slivers ability to 1. Especially since you have to sacrifice the sliver for the ability. Now if you could pay 1 repeatedly and then sac the sliver on resolution I might be more open to the idea. I sorta feel similar to the footsteps unless you want to consider adding Ashen Rider as well since thats $$ in my book. I also think you could consider Enduring Renewal as well for the sliver interaction.

Overall here is what I would try: -2 zirda, -4 unmarked grave, -2 not dead after all, - 1 footsteps of the goryo and add 2 Enduring Renewal, 1 persist, 3 Ashen Rider, +2 Prismatic Ending, and 1 more land. This should give you a better lategame.

OUTinMinnesota on Deny & Delete

11 months ago

As of Jun 28, 2023, updates have been made to improve playability of this deck.

Playtesting with 2 opponents (3-player games) had revealed that the deck needed multiple methods that allow me to sacrifice Toluz, Clever Conductor when:

  • I'm ready to; maybe because I want to scoop up all the cards being held in exile (ability of this commander)
  • I need to short-circuit an opponent's attempt to exile Toluz, Clever Conductor

The deck now contains three cards to enable creature sacrifice:

Other (Additional) Deck Changes:

New MTG creature cards have been released which allow the player to momentarily exile their own creatures:

That's powerful for this deck, so those two cards have been added. They work well with the deck's function of sending permanents into exile, turn after turn:

I'm eager to play this deck again.

IndepenentMeta on R/B Burn

1 year ago

how do you cast ur 3x Ashen Rider if ur not running white mana

Delphen7 on 【DMU】▷ Exile【EVERYTHING】COMBO【Deck!】w/ Temporary L

1 year ago

The deck was really neat! You definitely struggled against Tron though.

I'm not sure how good Leyline of Hexproof is, as it was never brought in, you can out race burn, and discard mostly helps your ultimate plan, plus Grief (If it stays in) shuts down opponents' options. Maybe a card for tron would help that matchup? Haven't followed reanimator lists too closely though so not sure on that one.

Following your thoughts on swapping out the elementals for other targets, these are all things that came to mind:

  • Terrastadons, as that card was beastly against everything.
  • Ashen Rider (Removes anything, including tron pieces)
  • Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur (Dies to bolt, but lets you dump cards/find reanimate spells really quickly and forces opponents to deal with it or lose)
  • Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger (Nasty critter that ends games if its allowed to attack)
  • Iona, Shield of Emeria (Shuts off mono colored strategies, and is annoying against even 2/3 color decks)
  • Sundering Titan (The more colors the more backbreaking)
  • Griselbrand (With some tweaking maybe its a comboey list? Nasty critter on its own too)

As for Temporary Lockdown, it definitively has legs in modern. It was super sweet against everything you went against, and there are many other tier decks it would hurt

chivalruse on

1 year ago

Ashen Rider, Archon of Cruelty, and Agent of Treachery might be good entomb targets. You could also consider running Raffine, Scheming Seer, Varina, Lich Queen, Occult Epiphany, and The Celestus as good ways to fill up the graveyard for Sefris reanimation.

wallisface on Limbo

2 years ago

If you’re intent on running a large array of big creatures, a reasonable way to do this would be to run a playset of Summoner's Pact. This way, you can run one-ofs of a bunch of cards, and fetch up what you need for the given scenario. This hopefully will get you down to only needing 10 “payoff” cards (4x Pact, 6x creatures).

As far as your big creatures go, there’s a fair-few better options to choose from, depending on your budget. Here’s a list of solid things to ramp into:

sylvannos on Streets of New Capenna

2 years ago

Lord Xander, the Collector

LMAO Ashen Rider GET FUCKED. New sideboard tech for Show and Tell. Ok, sure, they get rid of your Xander, but they discard half the cards in their hand. If they don't have the Ashen Rider when you Show and Tell, you can just win with your 6/6. I guess Swords to Plowshares is still good, right?

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