Hero's Downfall

Hero's Downfall

Instant

Destroy target creature or planeswalker.

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Set Rarity
Theros (THS) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Pioneer Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Hero's Downfall Discussion

Ryan689 on Nightmare (Final Draft)

1 month ago

What do you believe is a better choice for this deck for planeswalker / creature removal: Bloodchief's Thirst, Hero's Downfall, or Spark Harvest

zapyourtumor on Voraciously Reading

1 month ago

Have you considered Village Rites to sacrifice Stitcher's Supplier? You can also do it in response to an exile removal spell on one of your creatures, to reanimate later.

Mythos of Nethroi is trash here, its basically just Murder. There are a bunch of better options in pioneer like Fatal Push, Heartless Act, Hero's Downfall, Cast Down, etc. Maybe even Murderous Cut since you're loading up the graveyard so much.

For more discard outlets, maybe Chart a Course?

Mortlocke on Slivers - Because why not be THAT guy

2 months ago

"Added Grafted Exoskeleton for some flavor in conjunction with Poisonous Sliver"

Virulent Sliver equipped with Grafted Exoskeleton dealing combat damage would play out in a weird way. First, the Sliver would deal 3 poison counters to a player, then an additional 1 poison counter after that - as the "All Sliver creatures have poisonous 1" is a triggered ability that would resolve after combat damage has been assigned to an opponent. Regardless, this is 100% pure jank and probably not the most efficient strategy to victory. Honestly, Virulent Sliver is designed to work in a format where there can be more than one instance of it on the board IMO. My recommendation is to cut both and put in some more cards that give you more interaction with opponents like Path to Exile, Hero's Downfall etc.

Daveslab2022 on Casual Series pt. 1 *HELP NEEDED*

2 months ago

Murder is strictly better than plummet lol. If you are solidly in Golgari, and not just splashing black, the double doesn’t matter.

Abzan Midrange in KTK standard was a 3 color deck that played Hero's Downfall, the mana cost is not an issue if your mana base is set up correctly.

You may be able to block on the ground but not every deck looks to win via combat damage. How do you beat a mill deck who just played a huge Consuming Aberration?

Azeworai on Rankle's Discard Fest!

2 months ago

And I already love the deck, for you did the very best thing a brewer can do: Keyword "discard" and search therefrom.

I have a discard deck of my own, you see, and thence I may be able to tell some cards. It is also my oldest deck, and it is here if you so wish to see it.

Thereupon, I have quite the meiny of suggestions:

Ramp would be best for such a mana-hungry complot, withal I would like to recommend a seldomly known card. Ahem. SOL RING?! It's too powerful to ignore, and thence I would most see to its inclusion. Charcoal Diamond is splendid, Mind Stone does quite a bit, Worn Powerstone is slow but leastway worth a mention. K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth does much for any black-based strategy, anent all of the resource life offers.

Now, Mindslicer is most meritorious, for it may be sacrificed to dear Rankle whiles doing the job in one turn.

More efficient discard! Delirium Skeins and Mind Rake are each quite effective, whereupon Hymn to Tourach is as good as it gets.

Terror is a little restrictive. I've much enjoyed Murderous Rider and Hero's Downfall. Snuff Out catches people off-guard.

It is important to be ahead on cards whiles playing a discard deck, so I would try Necropotence. It may exile those discarded, but the amount it draws is ayont worth an inclusion. Greed and Erebos are also fine. Castle Locthwain is essentially a free inclusion, where at Sign in Blood should be here, too.

There are a few cards I trow to be lacking:

Beacon of Unrest is quite costly for its effect, and the renowned Animate Dead is oft just better. Any graveyard, three less to cast, all the like.

Mind Slash is one with which I have tested. What exactly are you sacrificing? You haven't much in terms of fodder, not much to reanimation, and thus it is almost certes a dead card most of the time.

Liliana's Reaver and Guiltfeeder are so slow! Try actual threats that murder quickly, or prioritize wraths and board control.

Curse of Fool's Wisdom doesn't do anything, thereupon it is slow to slaughter and expensive to cast.

May fortune betide and may your opponents be hagridden.

Phostration on Zombie

2 months ago

Call to the Grave to cause opponents to remove creatures continually (plus it gets rid of hexproof and indestructible creatures). Open the Graves would let you gain zombies if any of your own(non token) zombies happen to die. You could also add some normal removal such as Hero's Downfall. Liliana, Dreadhorde General could provide creature gen as well as card draw. Instead of having 4 Rooftop Storm, you could go down to 1 or 2 and add some tutor spells, since if you draw more than one it becomes a redundant card. Rhystic Tutor is cheaper, but Diabolic Intent and Beseech the Queen are slightly better but cost more. God-Eternal Bontu is nice to have especially if you have tokens to sacrifice for card draw.

Sorry I only suggested black cards!

mtgplayer100 on Izzet's dark times are here

2 months ago

I tried Murderous Rider to help against burn. The problem is you can't flash it back, which is a pretty big thing. Hero's Downfall's not great, but you gotta have something against planeswalkers.

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