Ashes to Ashes

Ashes to Ashes


Exile two target nonartifact creatures. Ashes to Ashes deals 5 damage to you.

Browse Alters View at Gatherer

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Masters Edition III (ME3) Uncommon
Fifth Edition (5ED) Uncommon
Fourth Edition (4ED) Uncommon
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Uncommon
The Dark (DRK) Common

Combos Browse all


Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Pauper Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal

Latest Decks as Commander

Ashes to Ashes Discussion

X-Factor11105 on I Am Fire, I Am Death

2 weeks ago

Fuzzlewuzzle I'm gonna experiment with Feldon of the Third Path - with how many ETB cantrips there are here, plus the occasional LTBs, there's a lot of ways to make him hyper-valuable here.

I do feel like Feed the Swarm needs to slot in to decks running black, especially Rakdos where enchantment hate is limited. Thoughts for possible swap:

  • Burnished Hart: I feel like this card is always so, so slow.

  • Oubliette: With how much spot removal Rakdos can pack, plus all the direct damage that can be served from ETBs on Terror of the Peaks, Dragon Tempest, and Scourge of Valkas, I don't feel like the 3-mana phase out is as efficient. Plus it leaves the enchantment on the board waiting to get sniped.

  • Gratuitous Violence: I agree - this feels a bit like a "win more" card, though the scaling up with the likes of Terror of the Peaks, Scourge of Valkas, Drakuseth, and Skittles feels pretty nasty.

  • Ashes to Ashes or Praetor's Grasp: if these are pet cards and they've done work for you, 100% agreed to leave it in. I just see an opportunity to reduce average CMC while still having a good removal suite.

  • Grave Upheaval: The 6 CMC revive doesn't seem worthwhile in this build, and at 38 lands, plus all of the drawing and looting the build does, I don't imagine you're often hurting for a land drop. Plus the 2 CMC landcycling is the same cost as the removal you'd want to add!

How has Molten Echoes played for you? I hesitate to use a perma-copy enchantment like that or Flameshadow Conjuring because of how many Legendaries don't wanna activate it.

How often have you gotten to Sneak Attack in with Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded? It felt a little slow for me so I swapped back to Chainer, Nightmare Adept and have felt pretty good about it. The conditional haste doesn't feel like such a limit as we have so, so many ways to get the Dragons hasted already.

Other questions I'm thinking about with Zendikar Rising:

  • Does Leyline Tyrant as an inclusion want to push this build to use more red-generating rituals?

  • Does Soul Shatter have to find its way in here? At 3 CMC, to edict out 3 creatures/planeswalkers feels like a pretty fantastic value.

moo1234 on Card creation challenge

4 weeks ago

Impractical Goblins

Creature - Goblin

Whenever ~ attacks it deals 5 damage to target creature or planeswalker an opponent controls, or destroy target artifact

whenever it deals combat damage to a creature, it deals 5 damage to you


Sorry Sarge, it's just i didn't read the instructions on this thing

So it works well with Vizier of Deferment by stopping it damaging you, not the best combo but worth thinking about

recently found a card called Ashes to Ashes and so this was obviously named after a Bowie song (it's also a pretty good card) make another named after a bowie song

SideBae on X Tribal - Budget

4 weeks ago

There're a few cards I think are cuttable. In EDH, you're often facing down three opponents (and 3x as many cards) -- so you need the most efficient cards possible. Consider cutting the least efficient cards you have. For the record, these are the ones I see as inefficient: Vorapede, Boneyard Mycodrax, Horn of Ramos (if you're considering symmetrical hate, like Collector Ouphe), Murder (which is only a 1-for-1 in a format where you start out facing 3x as many cards), Lifecraft Awakening...

I also realized I missed a suggestion. I feel like Murderous Rider is straight better than Ruinous Path; but again, you may want to consider many-for-ones like Ashes to Ashes, Smallpox, Innocent Blood... Just playtest and you'll see what's best for your deck. It's hard to make recommendations in abstractio.

DemonDragonJ on Double Masters

3 months ago

Neither Ashes to Ashes nor Dust to Dust have ever been reprinted, and, although they are both outclassed, today, I still would like to see them reprinted, with new artwork.

RedHood1019 on Black/White Mid Ally Life Burn

5 months ago

Kaya's Guile is a bit too pricey for my budget, and Ashes to Ashes has a pretty hefty life point cost. Mortify, however, is actually a pretty good recommendation. I'd completely forgotten that it even existed - thanks for reminding me, C--8CLARK8--D!

C--8CLARK8--D on Black/White Mid Ally Life Burn

5 months ago

How about sum number of Mortify and Kaya's Guile or Ashes to Ashes instead of murder

Load more