Axis of Mortality


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Mythic Rare

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Axis of Mortality


At the beginning of your upkeep, you may have two target players exchange life totals.

Axis of Mortality Discussion

aogoli on Turn YOURSELF into a Planeswalker!!

2 weeks ago

I like cards like Axis of Mortality , Stunning Reversal , Near-Death Experience . So:


Enters with 3. Effect:

+1 target player loses 1 life point.

0 create an emblem with the following effect: austerity emblem comes to the battlefield with 3 time counters. In your turn's end step remove a time counter from austerity emblem. When austerity emblem has no time counters the player with lowest life points wins the match. If it its tied destroy austerity emblem.

-1 target player gains 1 life point.

I would call it: Kalrich, Sage of Austerity.

I could make one for each color but this is what came out first.

Pinnedzoz on Wank Stain

1 month ago

As Funny as Assault Suit is, do you really want to give the opponent to your left 40 free life? You could replace it with another source of evasion / protection; unblockable, indestructible, haste, shroud, whatever. I just don't think the value is there, sure it could accelerate you to two opponents gone in one turn but then the one who is left has 80 life. If you wanna give this big beater away and watch the table mess with each other you should add cards like: Axis of Mortality , Mirror Universe or Soul Conduit . Anyways think this deck is awesome, want to brew under your theme, so thanks for that :P.

Frankenputtz on

3 months ago

what are the benefits for more than one Tainted Remedy ? I would use your copies for other things like more Axis of Mortality , Cloud Cover or an extra Smothering Tithe . Other than that looks good to me!

Athennes on Selenia, Life Manipulation

3 months ago

Thanks McToters. Tree of Perdition was indeed high on my list but I ended up cutting it due to the price. I'll add it to the upgrade section.

I was considering Soul Conduit , but 12 mana for the activation was too much for my taste. Axis of Mortality is cheaper at 6 mana but I cut it as I already had 5 cards with 6+ cmc. Also, I figured Axis of Mortality is too predictable compared to Reverse the Sands and Repay in Kind , do you have any thoughts on that? Either way, I will probably give it a try in the near future to see how it performs.

McToters on Selenia, Life Manipulation

3 months ago

Nice deck! I really like Selenia. How about Axis of Mortality and/or Soul Conduit . If I recall correctly Tree of Perdition is too expensive for your budget but also neat.


Strangelove on Giving Good People Bad Permanents

4 months ago

yooo this is just the kind of chaos-hug I want to see!

I've been sitting on a Karona, but I didn't know what to do with her... like, have you ever put her down and the table decides to name "Avatar" and 3-shot someone(you)?

Is the enchantress theme doing what you want? I'm thinking about more creature stuff. Random things like Boldwyr Heavyweights and the Hunted series seem fun.

Endless Whispers ?

Spawnbroker .

Vedalken Plotter .

Oh Wild Research .

If you have lands worth playing, Pir's Whim feels good.

Axis of Mortality ? Cruel Entertainment ?

Xantcha, Sleeper Agent , Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis , Athreos, God of Passage

Intimidate doesn't work with Karona... Vow of Flight or Vow of Wildness ?

Missing Akroma, Angel of Wrath for the lore flex.

McToters on Lifegain Archenemy

4 months ago

I’ve always wanted to build a straight Orzhov deck but have just never been able to pick a commander or commit to it. But Kambal seems dope!

Some suggestions at first glance (not sure if this is the direction you want to go):

Axis of Mortality is hugely political and good be great in this deck. At 6 mana, it seems worth it to me for what it can do to change game dynamic plus give you some extra leverage against certain players.

Tree of Perdition is in the same vein as Axis.

Reverse the Sands , I’ve lost to this... I had more life than my opponent and he pulled this stunt as a trick and killed me when I thought I had him cornered. Super cool.

Magus of the Mirror A little different as that you most likely will never want to swap with an opponent since the goal here is for you to gain life, but you could always let your opponent have a feeling of false security and then swap at a pivotal moment.

And last but not least Soul Conduit same as magus

Other ideas since you should have lots of life:

Bolas's Citadel AMAZING VALUE Slaughter Soul Channeling Circle of Despair Temporal Extortion . This just seems like tons of fun to try and corner an opponent but also attempting to take an extra turn. I’d run it!


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