Austere Command

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Rare
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) Common
MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare
Lorwyn (LRW) Rare

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Austere Command

Sorcery

Choose two-

*Destroy all artifacts.

*Destroy all enchantments.

*Destroy all creatures with converted mana cost 3 or less.

*Destroy all creatures with converted mana cost 4 or greater.

Austere Command Discussion

foxboy93 on "Marked For Death" - Teysa, Orzhov Scion

1 week ago

Ripwater

So I did get to play test a bit on Monday. Aetherworks Marvel was SUPER fun! I had TK out and I was able to sac 3 creatures for an immediate 6 energy to dig 6 cards deep. At one point I had 14 energy and not enough untap effects to use it all XD.

Necrotic Sliver is a heavy investment, but I like the fact that I have flexibility; if I don't got the mana but I got 3 white creatures, I can sac it to Teysa and exile something. Or, use the three mana to blow something up. Regardless, I still get a spirit to use for it later.

Bolas's Citadel is so gross (in a good way) with how low my curve is. Paying small amounts of life to just churn through the deck is worth it. Grave Titan also did some serious work, and I'm glad I put it in the deck. With my next deck idea though, idk if that deck wants it more than Teysa does (Basically a cycling deck of sorts, using Astral Drift/Slide, Drake Haven and Faith of the Devoted to get insane value). Havent really decided yet though.

Vampiric Rites was also a really good add. A bit mana intensive, but getting to draw a card is great. With the Altars that add mana, its usually like:"Sac a creature, add mana, pay a black and sac a token/Skeleton, draw a card". Its also really nice with Citadel when you get a small land clump and need to get it out of there.

If you are wanting to add another board wipe (besides Eviction, cause that card is just a staple IMO), I'd suggest Fumigate . Its one more mana than WoF and Dam., but it can also just make sure you don't immediately die. Cleansing Nova is also a good choice, since you can always have the option of either or. If you want even more value, you could run Austere Command . Since most of the deck is CMC 3 or less, you can always choose High CMC and artifacts or enchantments, whichever is worse for the opponents and keep your board.

I guess I didn't consider the fact that it (Rotlung) can get killed and just make tokens. Might mean Xathrid Necromancer might have a place yet in the deck. I don't have allot of Humans, but it is similar to Rotlung in the sense it replaces itself at the very least (though the token enters tapped), and also triggers Teysa to make another token (Spirit).

Ripwater on Primer: Kozilek Great Distortion of the Boardstate

1 week ago

QuietMyth well did my first game yesterday and man this deck is oppressive hahaha. Actually had scroll rack out from turn 2 and it almost won me the game (although it was out in combination with Staff of Nin).

I did made one tiny change, since i'm still waiting for that card. I took Kyren Toy out and replaced it with Sculpting Steel . I kind of based it on Mage-Ring Network , wich I hardly had the mana for yesterday to activate it too put storage counters on. Ofcourse Sculpting Steel is potentionally a dead card, but often there is somewhere a sol ring or another mana rock out. I think it gives more flexibility then Kyren Toy.

Is there a reason that you don't run Darksteel Forge ? Cause yesterday it kinda panicked me out to just wait till someone plays a Austere Command on artifacts.

Last_Laugh on Markov the Damned

2 weeks ago

Run Reconnaissance . This card allows you to attack with everyone safely (yes, even that 0/1, why not), untap each creature at the most opportune time for pseudo vigilance, and still deal combat damage in most situations.

Untaps to avoid bad blockers (obvious face value of the card), it untaps after first strike damage but before normal combat damage is dealt (great for getting +1+1 counters from Drana, Liberator of Malakir to your whole team and busted with Stromkirk Captain), and it even untaps after normal combat damage is dealt due to the creature being an 'attacking' creature until the end of combat step ends (you untap in the middle of this step). I'd replace Cathar's Crusade, it does nothing for your current board, cost a ton of mana in aggro, and requires gas to get it to do anything.

As far as the decks inherent card draw weakness goes, consider Dark Prophecy , Greed , and Necropotence .

Austere Command , Oversold Cemetery , and Diabolic Intent are all worth considering also.

Anyways, feel free to check out my list for inspiration, it's one of the top rated Edgar lists on the entire site. There's also over 130 comments worth of feedback and suggestions to sift through for more ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

P.s. you have Stromkirk Noble in here twice.

Last_Laugh on Edgar Markov

2 weeks ago

Run Reconnaissance . This card allows you to attack with everyone safely (yes, even that 0/1, why not), untap each creature at the most opportune time for pseudo vigilance, and still deal combat damage in most situations.

Untaps to avoid bad blockers (obvious face value of the card), it untaps after first strike damage but before normal combat damage is dealt (great for getting +1+1 counters from Drana, Liberator of Malakir to your whole team and busted with Stromkirk Captain), and it even untaps after normal combat damage is dealt due to the creature being an 'attacking' creature until the end of combat step ends (you untap in the middle of this step). I'd replace Door of Destinies, it does nothing for your current board, cost a ton of mana in aggro, and requires gas to get it to do anything.

This combination of full tilt aggro with everyone available to block makes Sorin, Solemn Visitor 's +1 really good here (note: 'until your next turn') and it more than offsets a few of my next suggestions.

As far as the decks inherent card draw weakness goes... get Skullclamp in here then consider Dark Prophecy , Greed , Twilight Prophet , and Necropotence . Protecting your board also prevents topdeck mode get Boros Charm in here.

Austere Command , Cover of Darkness , Oversold Cemetery , and Diabolic Intent are all worth considering also.

Anyways, feel free to check out my list for inspiration, it's one of the top rated Edgar lists on the entire site. There's also over 130 comments worth of feedback and suggestions to sift through for more ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

Last_Laugh on Vampirrhea

2 weeks ago

Sorry if you have any of this in the list... I'm just copying and pasting a post I did elsewhere since I'm on break.

Run Reconnaissance . This card allows you to attack with everyone safely (yes, even that 0/1, why not), untap each creature at the most opportune time for pseudo vigilance, and still deal combat damage in most situations.

Untaps to avoid bad blockers (obvious face value of the card), it untaps after first strike damage but before normal combat damage is dealt (great for getting +1+1 counters from Drana, Liberator of Malakir to your whole team and busted with Stromkirk Captain ), and it even untaps after normal combat damage is dealt due to the creature being an 'attacking' creature until the end of combat step ends (you untap in the middle of this step). I'd replace Cathar's Crusade, it does nothing for your current board, cost a ton of mana in aggro, and requires gas to get it to do anything.

This combination of full tilt aggro with everyone available to block makes Sorin, Solemn Visitor 's +1 really good here (note: 'until your next turn') and it more than offsets a few of my next suggestions.

As far as the decks inherent card draw weakness goes consider Dark Prophecy , Greed , Twilight Prophet , and Necropotence . Protecting your board also prevents topdeck mode, assuming you got the precon, get Teferi's Protection in here, otherwise Boros Charm .

Austere Command , Cover of Darkness , Oversold Cemetery , and Diabolic Intent are all worth considering also.

Anyways, feel free to check out my list for inspiration, it's one of the top rated Edgar lists on the entire site. There's also over 130 comments worth of feedback and suggestions to sift through for more ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

Last_Laugh on Markov Rising

3 weeks ago

I have several suggestions for you. I'll try to break it down by category.

First, card draw: Herald's Horn , Dark Prophecy , Necropotence , and Greed .

Finisher: Reconnaissance (2nd post just for this card). I'd replace Door of Destinies... it does nothing for you current board, costs a ton of mana in aggro, and requires gas to get it to do anything.

Boardwipes: You want versatility here so they aren't dead draws. Merciless Eviction and Austere Command are you best bets.

Spot Removal: Path to Exile and Swords to Plowshares over GftT and Vraska's Contempt.

Tutor: Diabolic Intent . Demonic Tutor #2 for a lot less $.

PW: Sorin, Lord of Innistrad over your current Sorin. This is mainly to offset the life loss from my suggested draw cards.

Suggested Cuts:

Throne of the God-Pharoah/Wound Reflection - definition of win-more... they do literally nothing when you're losing.

Entomb/Animate Dead/Reanimate/Strands of Night - You have like 3 ways to recur whatever you bin and the whole reanimator thing feels like an afterthought.

Walking Ballista- This just feels out of place, you aren't exactly ramping here.

Anyways, feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's one of the top rated Edgar lists on this site and there's also over 130 comments worth of ideas etc. to sift through. Edgar's Dega Vampires

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Austere Command occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.09%

White: 0.86%

GW (Selesnya): 0.85%

WB (Orzhov): 0.48%

WUB (Esper): 0.37%

RBW (Mardu): 0.47%