Ashes to Ashes
Exile two target nonartifact creatures. Ashes to Ashes deals 5 damage to you.
Printings View all
|Masters Edition III (ME3)||Uncommon|
|Fifth Edition (5ED)||Uncommon|
|Fourth Edition (4ED)||Uncommon|
|4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB)||Uncommon|
|The Dark (DRK)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Ashes to Ashes Discussion
2 weeks ago
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 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:
4 weeks ago
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
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.
1 month ago
3 months ago
Loyal Subordinate - Sepulchral Primordial - Ruinous Path (lol I have ten) - Go for the Throat - Virtus's Maneuver - Vona's Hunger - Ashes to Ashes - Murder - Murderous Cut - In Garruk's Wake - Grisly Spectacle - Extinguish All Hope - Nightmare Unmaking - Yawgmoth's Vile Offering - The Eldest Reborn - Fated Return - Exhume - Indulgent Tormentor - Kothophed, Soul Hoarder - Underworld Connections - Sign in Blood - Damnable Pact - Syphon Mind - Liliana's Contract - Promise of Power
3 months ago
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!