Dismember

Dismember

Instant

( can be paid with either or 2 life.)

Target creature gets -5/-5 until end of turn.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Dismember Discussion

zapyourtumor on Sexy Vampires

1 week ago

yeah i was too lazy to give actual feedback on nonland cards sorry

Gatekeeper is really good, I'd put it in as a 3 of at least. If you wanna lean more into the sacrifice for value build with Blood Artist/Viscera Seer/Bloodghast/Cordial Vampire etc you can run Kalastria Highborn.

For Doom blade replacements, we have Bloodchief's Thirst, Dismember, Infernal Grasp, maybe Heartless Act. With the new innistrad sets running Victim of Night seems like a bad idea so I won't suggest it.

cyeRunner on Orzhov Angels

2 weeks ago

I agree with ShieldOfHolyShadows: your Manacurve end's to high.
Exchange Rampage of the Valkyries and Starnheim Unleashed for early interaction, either Discard: Duress, Inquisition of Kozilek, Thoughtseize or Removal: Dismember, Bloodchief's Thirst, Fatal Push (if you have the Fetchlands)
Also you probably can exchange one Temple of Silence for a Seraph Sanctuary to help you with your lifegain.

+1

wallisface on Modern Dimir Ninja Fae

3 weeks ago

Very cool deck! Some thoughts from my first glance:

  • I really like the addition of Dauthi Voidwalker here but surprised you’re not playing the full playset - the card feels lile pure gas for this deck.

  • Dismember feels odd here, because life is valuable. Feels like a sideboard card at best? I’m not sure how often you need this?

  • I see Bitterblossom in the maybeboard… personally I think running 2ish of them could be strong, though not sure how much it messes with your existing tempo?

  • How has the land count gone for you? It feels pretty low to me - though i get you have a lot of low cost stuff, and card draw - so presumably it’s fine?

  • I think it would be strong to have a splash of white in the landbase so you can include Teferi, Time Raveler in the sideboard… he’ll basically guarantee you can ninjitsu without interruption, which feels really valuable here. Spellskite is good but very short-lived in these scenarios.

nbarry223 on Eldrazi - Tron Invasion

3 weeks ago

Yeah, 2/24 lands allow you to play 16 of your creatures when you name Eldrazi, but every other card in your deck would be dead, especially if you didn't happen to have one of those 2 lands in your opening hand.

I'm just saying it might be worth considering a basic Swamp or something. You produce colorless with basically all of your lands, so you don't really need a basic that does colorless as much (still need Wastes for Blood Moon since at least Expedition Map is another virtual 4 copies of Wastes).

For instance you could replace 1 Wastes with literally any other basic land, then you could pre-play Expedition Map and crack it with any mana to find the singular colored mana source that would allow you to play around Void Mirror with all of your artifacts etc.

The best basic land for your current decklist is probably Swamp since it lets you pay 2 less life for Dismember if desired.

ephraimctr on Sultai Control

1 month ago

I've been building a similar list and I like your use of Dismember. Have you tried using Cryptic Command's? Have Archmage's Charm been a better alternative? Shardless BUG in Modern is my current list.

TheOfficialCreator on Variants of Crystal Ball

1 month ago

Have you ever thought about custom set development? These cards are great XD

I personally like the Gitaxian Sphere more, and not just because I'm a Phyrexian nut, but because it seems like you get a bit more bang for your buck. Sphere of True Seeing is a neat mana sink, I could see it at common or uncommon rarity, defnitely uncommon if it was taken down to 3, but I don't know.

I agree with you that the cost would've been too flexible. Just look at Dismember, lol. I think the Gitaxian Sphere belongs at either uncommon or rare.

zAzen7977 on Merchant, Marauder, Murderer

1 month ago

Hey StoryArcher, I have a lot of experience with black devotion - I’d like to share my thoughts with you (I am making suggestions regardless of budget considerations, since I don’t see the budget tag):

I concur with the other users above - you need to seriously consider mainboarding more cheap removal. Rider is good, but it’s expensive at 3 mana and also costs 2 life. It’s ok to run 1-2, but there’s a reason why Fatal Push is a mainstay in black decks. Especially if you run a few fetch lands to thin the deck and trigger revolt. Another good option is Dismember, which kills the germ created by Kaldra Compleat and other pesky indestructible creatures for as low as 1 mana. The new Infernal Grasp looks good too.

You are running too many Gray Merchant of Asphodel - 2 is enough. You don’t want them to clog up your hand, and your land count is lean at 22 lands.

Additional lifegain is also important. Consider a couple Collective Brutality to gain life and as backup removal/discard. Cling to Dust on the sideboard is very useful for lifegain and card drawing.

Sign in Blood is a weak card because it doesn’t further your board state. Phyrexian Arena is slower, but it draws you a card every turn and adds to devotion. Also Liliana, the Last Hope helps fish for creatures from your deck/graveyard. She is complimented well by Liliana of the Veil, which discards your own cards but her ultimate is game-ending. Geralf's Messenger is good but slow. I would cut them in favor of the Lilianas.

I don’t see the usefulness of Knight of the Ebon Legion. You aren’t running a tribal vampire deck, and it seems out of place. Consider Dauthi Voidwalker to add to your devotion and for built-in graveyard hate. There are more graveyard based decks than ever in today’s meta.

Other good choices are Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet for lifegain and zombie generation, and Tourach, Dread Cantor for discard and protection from white.

I concur with wallisface - splashing a little white for better removal on the sideboard is a big help in today’s meta. Lingering Souls is very useful to generate pressure in the early game and can be discarded by Liliana and Collective Brutality. Also Silent Clearing is a great way to draw additional cards. If you run 1-2 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, you can turn your fetches and Silent Clearings into swamps and save life.

Here is a link to my list, for your reference:

TWIN LILIANA CONTROL - Black Devotion [Primer MH2]

Hope this helps! :)

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