Manabarbs

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Block Constructed 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
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Planechase Legal
Premodern Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Manabarbs

Enchantment

Whenever a player taps a land for mana, Manabarbs deals 1 damage to that player.

legendofa on Commander recomendation thread

6 months ago

There isn't a rhino-specific commander, but what traits do rhinos have? Bulky bodies, a lot of trample and trample-ish evasion, and some stall with cards like Stonehorn Dignitary and Rhox Meditant.

I would say look for a subtheme and choose a commander based on that. Dragonlord Dromoka and Karametra, God of Harvests are good utility options for protection and ramp, respectively. If you're pumping the Rhinos, Sovereign Okinec Ahau pushes that into overdrive.

I got a lot of these decks in need of commanders. Please send over suggestions for

Enchantments: Citadel of Pain + Manabarbs + Personal Sanctuary sort of thing. I know Go-Shintai of Life's Origin exists, but I'm not interested in adding and/or to this one.

Curses and curse themed Auras: Lynde, Cheerful Tormentor + Eriette of the Charmed Apple. Again, I'm not interested in adding .

Reanimator

"Bleeder" attrition: Value over time. Awakening Zone, Suture Priest, Kambal, Consul of Allocation, that sort of thing.

wyzeman on Mr Burns's excellent deck

7 months ago

not as good as Manabarbs for the same CMC, and my play partner use a lot of basic land. life :)

GenesisEST on Bam copy

11 months ago

This deck is meant to be a boros control style deck with empahsis on canceling out damage that occurs to you during your own turn and punishing players for putting lands down or otherwise tapping them.

Personal Sanctuary + Manabarbs was the original combo this deck was considered around in a version I made for modern games using Zo-Zu the Punisher and other cards like Invader Parasite while destroying lands to force people to play more. I want to try and push this to a more consistent pull of the enchantments above or other abilities like those where you can't take damage on your own turn.

DrukenReaps on I LOVE CHAOS

1 year ago

77hi77 It's a bit funny how people react. The first time I played a similar deck a lot of them ignored me because it was only doing little bits of damage. 2 here, 4 there... Annoying them but not setting off any alarms lol. Now they are wise to the game plan though! Now they will often attack me or destroy my pieces when they can.

I think in general a lot of folks will attack you or remove your cards often and quickly if you play a deck of this sort. No one really wants to be reminded to take their Manabarbs damage over and over again xD It's similar to "did you pay the one" that Rhystic Study always asks.

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on The Floor is Lava

1 year ago

Yeah, this is definitely a casual deck and I did mention it is a bit too slow for the format it is in, but unfortunately since the deck revolves around Manabarbs and Fires of Invention, there's not much wiggle room to lower the MV of the deck. I've considered replacing Burn Down the House and Hour of Devastation with cheaper removal (Flamebreak/Anger of the Gods), but I had a lot trouble with Tarmogorf and planeswalkers like Wrenn and Six. Do you have any suggestions?

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on The Floor is Lava

1 year ago

Thank you for the suggestion. I actually playtested with Personal Sanctuary and it definitely helps with Manabarbs, but outside of that it usually became a dead draw because it only worked with Manabarbs. I tried making it work when I was considering the werewolf route with Voltaic Visionary  Flip (plenty of turns go by with no spells played and no one wants to play enough spells for them transform back), but ended up taking too much damage by the time I got it. Still a pretty good combo though, I'll probably put it together in a different deck with Repercussion and Furnace of Rath.

kamarupa on The Floor is Lava

1 year ago

Personal Sanctuary is pretty handy when playing Manabarbs.

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