Ashling, the Extinguisher
Legendary Creature — Elemental Shaman
Whenever Ashling, the Extinguisher deals combat damage to a player, choose target creature that player controls. He or she sacrifices that creature.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Ashling, the Extinguisher Discussion
4 weeks ago
I don't know anything about the source material, so these suggestions are more tactical than thematic.
Glenn is the only source of among the survivors. Misstep locks down the existing Horde for a turn, and a good selection of counterspells will take the edge off the Horde's nontoken effects. I see Glenn being the support/control. Cards like Black Ward and Spirit Mantle give protection from the Horde, and Absolute Grace gives everything protection from black. Angel of Glory's Rise can wipe the Horde, but see my thoughts on Michonne below.
Negan wants sacrifices. I assume the Horde will choose to sacrifice a generic token when possible, so Ashling, the Extinguisher should be used to target the important stuff. Most mass sacrifices affect everyone equally, so cards like Slaughter the Strong and Tragic Arrogance have to be used very carefully, since Negan only triggers on an opponent's sacrifice, and the Horde can rebuild faster than the survivors. Archfiend of Depravity might be one of the best cards here, as long as you have a method for the Horde making decisions.
Michonne's equip clause doesn't mean much when the opponent doesn't use blockers, so a Zombie tribal focus might work. It's a little odd to use one Zombie army against another, but that's what I see here. Use lots of Zombies, lots of buffs, and try to beat the Horde at its own game.
Daryl might be fun to use with Enrage effects. I'm seeing big mana and big creatures. Rites of Flourishing, Zhur-Taa Ancient, and similar effects become a lot less symmetrical in a 4-on-1 match. I'm a little leery of Pyroclasm and friends, for the same reason as mass sacrifice for Negan: the Horde can rebuild from a boardwipe a lot faster than the survivors.
For the Horde itself, what colors and effects did you want?
1 year ago
I also wanted to add Ashling, the Extinguisher because of her utility! Thanks again for the Suggestions!
1 year ago
Did you ever get round to converting this deck into Chromium? I'm looking at building a saboteur/combat trigger tribal deck and struggling to narrow down my colour choices. Grixis Marchesa is top of my list for now. Dimir has my favourite triggers Mindleech Mass, Fallen Shinobi and Ashling, the Extinguisher and red has haste enablers, Rage Reflection and Berserkers' Onslaught. Double strike could be a bit win more though.
PS Dauthi Embrace is a great, repeatable way to give unblockable that's less vulnerable than the auras.
1 year ago
Soul Shatter is 100% getting added when it's released... mainly because it has fantastic art... but also, it's impossible for it to brick on a token, compared to Liliana's Triumph. Check out Feed the Swarm from Zendikar Rising, some targeted Enchantment/Creature removal in Mono-Black, it's a Sorcery, but hey, you take what you can get!
Blast Zone looks really good! I don't know how I missed it, maybe I thought it was a Ratchet Bomb effect, taking too long to get online, but with the ability to charge and detonate it in a couple of turns is great.
Oubliette Is really cool, but my meta has loads of Artifact/Enchantment removal, so i'd rather kill a commander to increase its tax.
Nevinyrral's Disk Looks like a good board wipe that doubles as Artifact/Enchantment removal. It's a bit expensive for me, but it does enough that I can probably justify it. I might swap Deathbringer Regent for it as they fit a similar slot in my deck.
Mind Twist and Syphon Mind look cool, but when i'm up against decks that want their graveyard filled, it might be too much of a risk. Along those lines, Tymaret, Chosen from Death has really over performed in my meta. The lifegain is incidental, but being able to clear graveyards of problematic cards repeatably is fantastic, especially on a cheap creature that often has 6+ toughness, so is a good blocker
I do really like Read the Bones, and extra cheap card draw might help compensate for my low land count. It's a shame it's not an Instant, but I might try swapping it out for Ashling, the Extinguisher for a while!
I'll keep an eye on Agent of the Fates and Memorial to Folly, they have seemed ok in the games i've run them, especially Agent of the Fates, which won me a game by itself last night but ill see how they would compare to an Edict spell or basic Swamp when I draw them from now on!
1 year ago
There's a promo of Brain Maggot that is absolutely disgusting and perverse, I think it'd be pretty cool.
In terms of extra cards, I'd suggest some legendary creatures from the Kamigawa blocks, not only is their art exactly what you're looking for, but some have the same theme as your deck. Here's the ones I would suggest:
- Seizan, Perverter of Truth
- Iname, Death Aspect
- Patron of the Nezumi
- Kyoki, Sanity's Eclipse
- Kuro, Pitlord
- Yukora, the Prisoner
Some extra weird cards that I've found in my journey's:
- Greel, Mind Raker
- Ashling, the Extinguisher
- Geth, Lord of the Vault
- Macabre Waltz
- Treacherous Urge
- Mindstab Thrull
- Blood Funnel
- Kheru Bloodsucker
Overall, really cool deck theme! I'd put in an Underworld Dreams because it's pretty creepy and goes great with your theme +1
1 year ago
Board wipes that seem "on theme" and white "ramp" to consider. Kaya's Wrath Fumigate Retaliate Austere Command Decree of Pain Martial Coup Merciless Eviction Descent of Dragons Angel of the Dire Hour Magister of Worth Sunblast Angel Boreas Charger Oreskos Explorer Surveyor's Scope Solemn Simulacrum Sword of the Animist Verge Rangers Smothering Tithe Sword of Feast and Famine Dowsing Dagger Flip
Queen Marchesa doesn't have a clear single way to build so you have lots of options. However, I feel like said you want to play her like the Kween she is and create a royal court full of politicin' and group interaction to make all the boys whine. I don't think you want to discourgage people from taking the monarch from you, more encourage them to swing others IE: NO Ghostly Prisons, YES Teysa effects. Punish the ones who swing you only after the fact and reward the ones who swing others. There is a lot listed!
You will also want to get retake the throne each turn and lets face it, the Assasin's won't always get through Dauthi Embrace Dauthi Trapper Nether Shadow Nether Traitor Soltari Visionary Changeling Outcast Tormented Soul Break Through the Line Ferropede Gingerbrute Key to the City Whispersilk Cloak Trailblazer's Boots Zhang He, Wei General Yellow Scarves Cavalry Wei Night Raiders Wei Scout Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed Lu Bu, Master-at-Arms Guan Yu, Sainted Warrior Shadow Alley Denizen
Finally here are some other fun interactions befitting the royal court. Crown of Doom Kor Haven Cathars' Crusade Electropotence + Pandemonium (Nasty with deathtouch) Field of the Dead Mentor of the Meek In the Web of War Mace of the Valiant Ogre Battledriver Orc Sureshot Mathas, Fiend Seeker Master of Cruelties Anya, Merciless Angel Tree of Perdition Alesha, Who Smiles at Death Ashling, the Extinguisher Azra Oddsmaker Aurification Bloodforged Battle-Axe Contested War Zone Thaumatic Compass Flip Dread Elbrus, the Binding Blade Flip Iroas, God of Victory Aurelia, the Warleader Gisela, Blade of Goldnight Five-Alarm Fire Hellrider Hixus, Prison Warden Larceny Necropolis Regent No Mercy Phage the Untouchable Quietus Spike Skeleton Key Throat Slitter Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor Vraska, Scheming Gorgon Scourge of the Throne Akroan Horse Captive Audience Goblin Spymaster Forbidden Orchard Clackbridge Troll Hunted Dragon Hunted Lammasu Hunted Horror
Theme directions to explore? Lifegain to stay above the swings? Angelic Chorus Answered Prayers Anointer Priest Authority of the Consuls Ayara, First of Locthwain Daxos, Blessed by the Sun Healer of the Pride Impassioned Orator Pious Evangel Flip Soul's Attendant Soul Warden Archangel of Thune Suture Priest Ajani's Welcome Dawn of Hope Deathgreeter Exquisite Blood Epicure of Blood Falkenrath Noble Karlov of the Ghost Council Noble Purpose Righteous Cause Sanguine Bond Searing Meditation Seraph Sanctuary Serene Steward Shattered Angel Spirit Loop Sun Droplet Vizkopa Guildmage Well of Lost Dreams Alhammarret's Archive Licia, Sanguine Tribune Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim Eternity Vessel Chalice of Life Flip Resolute Archangel Storm Herd Felidar Sovereign Divinity of Pride Serra Ascendant
Aristocrats of the Court (slow life drain strategy)? Bastion of Remembrance Corpse Knight Impact Tremors Purphoros, God of the Forge Blood Artist Zulaport Cutthroat Outpost Siege Bontu's Monument Brutal Hordechief Campaign of Vengeance Cliffhaven Vampire Cruel Celebrant Kambal, Consul of Allocation Polluted Bonds Retreat to Hagra Vindictive Vampire revenge Sorin, Grim Nemesis Judith, the Scourge Diva Stalking Vengeance Syr Konrad, the Grim
2 years ago
Ok then, I believe this deck is definitely cool and very interesting and now I understand why you have some of these cards in there. Then rockgobbler I think Ashling the Pilgrim would be a great card to add two offs because you dont have to do its ability 3 times in a row, which will allow you to make a creature grow at instant speed when needed and can all of a sudden deal massive damage when you do her ability 3 times in row instantly and board wipe the board. Plus can possibly win you the game. Also I would consider Ashling, the Extinguisher because you the deck already makes your creatures harder to block so you can make them loose some more creatures easily, allowing more creatures to go through unblocked. Finally I recommend Animar, Soul of Elements , because he is really cool, hard to kill with most removals, and finally reduces the cost to cast all your creatures easily so you can play more of them and save mana for other spells. Plus he gets bigger and can easily become a threat. I know all of these are legendary creatures so you cant have multiple on field at once which is a huge downside, but I think they are cool and if your playing casual and these come on the board I think your friends will be shocked and awed at the creature and be a fun game. Then for your maybe board something that caught my eyes are Arcane Adaptation + Brighthearth Banneret , which would be an awesome combo to put in. Also last piece of info I know its already long and I am sorry but maybe consider adding a few 1 drop creatures so you have some creatures out on the board right away to act as blockers. Other then that I hope this advise and tips helps and you make an awsome casual deck. This deffinetly seems like a cool deck to play with friends and I hope for the best for you rockgobbler.