Single Combat

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Single Combat


Each player chooses a creature or planeswalker they control, then sacrifices the rest. Players can't cast creature or planeswalker spells until the end of your next turn.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Humiliate your friends

1 month ago

Would totally work. How about Single Combat? Would propably make the kill even easier for you.

IHATENAMES on Akiri, Fearless equipment

3 months ago

I have a draft and I like a lot of what going on Surestrike Trident won me 2 of the 3 games I've played so I highly suggest it. Beyond that here a few things that should translate well to your build.

A few holes i noticed is boardwipes hurt our own plan alot I think 1 is fine Single Combat is what im eying so far but not sure where to cut. I think the Goblin Bombardment was a bad suggestion on my part I imagined more token being in play but most of them are forced to attack so they die easy before they can build up. Skullclamp feels bad but in theory should be good with so many tokens could just be weak here. I couldn't find Imposing Grandeur on mtgo so i didn't play it but assuming your build plays like mine it could be a great midgame card t7 i generally had 2 card in hand. I think the tension between wanting tokens and equipment is a hard line to balance but its really cool when it works.

My list

chickeneyebrows on Path of Precons Blood Rites

4 months ago

11/01/24 - Update after a couple of games vs the other Precons (January, pre- upgrades)

As a value engine, Carmen is shockingly good. When people realized just how good she was she drew a lot of hate. People were sacrificing clues, treasures, fetch lands etc. and playing right into it. When I remembered she actually has a life gain ability i was cruising just above starting life total for a while. I think I'm justified in my choice to give her a little more protection.

Etchings of the Chosen was fantastic protection but ate a removal spell after one turn. I definitely want to keep that one in the deck.

I was able to avoid losing her to red interaction by saccing as much stuff as possible to sac outlets to make her too big to die to the damage but the issue was some of the other precons built up large board states which meant I had to use wipes and Carmen herself became so expensive to re-cast I could do little else on my turns.

I'm hoping once I've replaced the traditional wipes with mass-sacrifice effects like Single Combat and Cataclysmic Gearhulk I can easily deal with big boards while keeping Carmen.

Glass-Cast Heart was very good at both generating blood tokens which pump her as well as looting stuff into the graveyard, and also chucked out some helpful blockers at a pinch. I'm considering a Collector's Vault along the same lines (loots and provides a token to sacrifice).

The ability to bring the same creature back the combat after the main phase where you sacrifice it is very handy. I've been looking at Gravelighter as a perfect example of this, so I would cast the Gravelighter first main, sac it and force each opponent to sac a creature, grow Carmen by 4 power then swing in and return the Gravelighter - drawing a card, because it had died already - and forcing another three sacrifices growing Carmen by 4 again to 10 power. Its like a miniature board wipe. I think Gravelighter is definitely impactful enough to want to put into month 1 so I'm pulling out Cliffhaven Vampire for a later month. This is really only in there as a combo with Exquisite Blood and I have already decided not to bother with Epicure of Blood, my thinking is get the synergistic pieces in place first as the combo is something you're only going to draw into by chance so trying to force it in month 1 is a waste of time.

DreadKhan on Voice of the Emperor

10 months ago

I'm not really sure how you'd protect against it, but a deck that runs a lot of edicts (Diabolic Edict is the OG I think, it's easy to run more of these than you run creatures) would burn through 12 creatures pretty quickly, I guess you mulligan for a hand with both Light Paws and multiple free creatures?

I am a fairly big fan of Vault Skirge, evasive lifelink for only 1 mana seems like it would fit in, maybe sideboard material vs decks that run tons of removal? Skirge is also an Artifact fwiw, so it'll help All That Glitters, playing Skirge turn 1 and Glitters turn 2 seems like a pretty solid start?

Really out there idea, have you thought about throwing in some artifact lands, probably just Ancient Den to squeeze a bit of extra damage out of your All That Glitters? Probably not a good idea if people run a lot of artifact hate in your meta, in some areas there are no drawbacks to them, in others they're big liabilities.

I'm not sure how long your games end up going, but Single Combat might be a helpful card vs decks going wide (with creatures and/or planeswalkers), I figure few decks will have a better single creature than you, and yours can have evasion and vigilance. Maybe another sideboard idea?

DreadKhan on Trying to maximize the power …

10 months ago

Have you ever thought about Witch's Clinic or Devoted Caretaker? Not quite sure what constitutes an '8', but Crackdown is pretty neat in mono-White, few people run big White creatures, it's probably a better defense than Ghostly Prison or Norn's Annex, but it might paint a target on your back. I think at a power level of 8 you can run something like Drannith Magistrate, that might be worth a look.

Wipes are very important as your power level goes up, people's decks get 'out of hand' both quicker and to a greater extreme, even 'fair' decks might have a much scarier board than you. Even in cEDH I hear about people using wipes these days, Promise of Loyalty is one I like, this will clear out even wide boards and force people to go after each other. The Eternal Wanderer is also interesting, but she is 6 mana for a pretty fun wipe in Voltron decks. There is also Single Combat, I suppose if you keep your Commander who cares if you can't summon any new creatures?

If your power level is reasonably high you can almost count on someone drawing quite a few more cards than you, maybe Wedding Ring would be worth it?

DreadKhan on Heliod, The Radiant Dawn

10 months ago

Surprised you're not running Folio of Fancies here? Not sure if Geier Reach Sanitarium is worth it (it's technically 3 mana to discount your mana by 3, but that is for each spell fwiw), but if you can double/triple spell after that's pretty useful. If you include Folio, you might want to throw in some X mana spells, Curse of the Swine is budget, as is Mass Manipulation, though Mass requires 4 Blue, which can't be discounted. Cut a Deal seems good, you get cards and the spell can be discounted to only W. Love Song of Night and Day is a good way to get cards/discount, the other abilities are kinda meh, but it's great if it only costs W to cast. If you don't intend to keep it around you could try Tenuous Truce, you can play it for W on any opponent's turn (after their attacking is done for turn) to get the discount, it's also situationally handy if you want to ally with someone. I think my final one is Your Temple is Under Attack, this is even modal and can be discounted to cost W, both modes can be very useful. These card draw spells also make your deck more consistent.

It's over your budget, but Standstill seems like hilarious maybe? Either you get 3 cards and -6 on your spells, or a whopping -9 to casts if opponents draw.

I love Mass Diminish if you can net a discount on it, you can also use it as an Instant, which is busted beyond words IMHO, it's the only limitation on one of the best at what it does. I can't believe they made it last until your next turn, so you get less 'value' if you play it on an opponent's turn, but any other opponents going before you still have a sitting duck to swing at. Another Sorcery that looks a lot better as an Instant is Single Combat, if you keep your Commander you can cast on your opponent's turn, so there will be a turn cycle where nobody can do much with creatures. I think Tragic Arrogance is pretty solid as well, even without Flash it's devastating, but with it I think it's quite scary, I think it's much better than Aetherize for example. Finally, Promise of Loyalty is neat, you won't be getting swung at for awhile by what's left, and it gets a big discount potentially. While it'd sometimes be a dead effect, Visions of Duplicity seems made for your Commander, it's very easy to make that UUU to create quite a bit of chaos, and at Instant speed.

SirFowler on Trigun: Like a Typhoon

11 months ago

@Unlife Thank you. Single Combat does seem to be more thematic to the Duel rather than the Tenuous Truce, so I think I'll replace it. I basically just looked up keywords based what happens in the anime/manga, so sometimes I overlook cards that might fit better.

Unlife on Trigun: Like a Typhoon

11 months ago

As a Trigun fan, this is great, love the charcter selections. Any thoughts to Single Combat? It feels like it could fit well as both a board wipe and a take on Vash and Knives duel.

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