Make an Example

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vintage Legal

Make an Example


Each opponent separates the creatures they control into two piles. For each opponent, you choose one of their piles. Each opponent sacrifices the creatures in their chosen pile. (Piles can be empty.)

DreadKhan on Slaughter Festival

4 days ago

I feel like if you're going to run Hidetsugu, you might want to take a look at Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose, AFAIK when you give Hidetsugu lifelink with Vito out you should win via Hidetsugu's ability (you also hit yourself, which I think helps eek out even more damage via lifelink), and if you somehow don't win you'll have a (usually) nuts life total and each opponent will be on death's doorstep. If you want I can try to explain it, I'm not 100% clear on it myself though.

If your deck uses a lot of enchantments/effects that you don't care who controls them, just that they are on the board at all, Thieves' Auction is a good way to stick other people with your cards. That 'do nothing' for the person controlling them comes in exchange for other people's better stuff, this can win a game by itself.

I think you can stack the triggers as you see fit, so I don't think people could sacrifice the tokens made by Rite of the Raging Storm to your Commander's effect, I find this card can do a decent amount of work if you can get it and maybe Mask of Griselbrand out. I feel like Mask's mixture of evasion, life gain and potential card draw is decent in Rakdos, which wants all 3 of those in my experience.

To solve problematic creature-based board states (without risking your own stuff) you might try Make an Example, which lets you remove (in among the most resilient/foolproof ways) each opponent's best creature, assuming that player can figure out which creature you'll choose and can make an optimal pile, which is not guaranteed. It's hilarious if you can take out more than 1 creature from a player.

DreadKhan on Baby You're a Firework EDH Ed.

2 weeks ago

War Room is card draw that can work, there are also cards like Night's Whisper, Sign in Blood, Syphon Mind, and Village Rites (there are lots more). There are various enchantments that sit around and help like Black Market Connections, Underworld Connections, Greed, Necropotence, and Phyrexian Arena. If you recast Juri repeatedly, Tome of Legends might work. Ayara, First of Locthwain can draw some cards.

It's a tad out there, but Mask of Griselbrand lets you draw cards and is cheaper than Skullclamp, and it offers evasion and the ability to gain life via your newly evasive Commander.

If you're fairly desperate for draw, you could risk Allure of the Unknown, a card that I have generally been happy with. It sucks when you just hit lands and mana rocks, but you probably were going to lose the game if you had to sit and draw rubbish for 6 turns.

I really am liking the new Make an Example, this is actually a removal effect that forces each opponent to sacrifice their best creature, and can be even better if your opponent doesn't know what to pick.

If you already have Gravecrawler in the deck, another card that synergizes well with creature sacrificing decks is Pitiless Plunderer. Gravecrawler, Viscera Seer and pitiless plunderer are infinite Scry, ETBs and death triggers.

DreadKhan on Daemonic Tribute

1 month ago

Just took a quick look, but you seem to be running too few lands. Maybe some MDFCs would help, cards like Valakut Awakening  Flip or Hagra Mauling  Flip, which can be a land or a spell are cards you could cut non-lands for to smooth out your games?

Netherborn Altar is a good way to recast your Commander again, Goblin Engineer is helpful in regards to Krark's Thumb. Do or Die or the newer, better and cheaper Make an Example are good ways to deal with creatures without using a cast of your Commander.

DreadKhan on

1 month ago

It's slow, but Traverse the Outlands is probably pretty good if you follow it up with a Torment of Hailfire. Witch's Clinic is a land that synergizes heavily with your Commander. Do or Die and the new Make an Example are both very good removal options, Do gives the opponent some input (but they're likely to lose more creatures), while Example will deal with any creature you want on the board for each opponent, and can also catch extra creatures sometimes.

DreadKhan on Anybody have a card that …

1 month ago

When I played Legacy Pox a lot, I always wanted a card that somehow was both an Edict that wasn't targeted, yet would get the creature I wanted instead of the stupid 1/1 token they actually lost. Yes, I wanted to both get to look at my yummy cake (and fantasize about eating it), and to actually eat said cake. The games I lost were usually games when my Edicts kept missing the key creature, my solution was to throw in more card draw to try to find more Edicts, which isn't a terrible solution. I'm not sure if I'm just bad at cards, but Make an Example seems to be 4 mana to forced sac each opponent's best creature (according to you), and if they disagree about which creature is 'the best', you'll get more, but no matter what it will always hit each opponent's best creature. I do not know what they were thinking, it's literally targeted removal that doesn't target, and it hits each opponent. This is Mono-Black's Grasp of Fate, a small card that just solves a ton of problems for you, it's not Innocent Blood. I think it's a stronger wording by far than the old (and very good) Do or Die, because the opponent has to guess what you're going for, and even if they guess right, it might be the right play to just kill the bigger pile because you've got an Innocent Blood.

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