Skyshroud Cutter

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy 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
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Planechase Legal
Premodern Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Skyshroud Cutter

Creature — Beast

If you control a Forest, you may have each other player gain 5 life rather than pay Skyshroud Cutter's mana cost.

zamiero on Vial and Ghost!

3 years ago

3> Ahhh I've been wanting to play with Obosh, the Preypiercer and Angrath's Marauders - glad you found a spot for them. While you're at it, you could also consider other "damage doublers" such as Wound Reflection and Fiendish Duo. I've thought about a Vial-Smasher deck with a White partner just to add Gisela, Blade of Goldnight.

3> I see you enjoy big monsters and X-spells here. Oh to be young again... but seriously, this seems like a good deck to play them in as you would be rewarded. Instants are your friend, as you can Smash Vials on everyone's turn! No Comet Storm?

3> I would be worried about Vial-Smasher getting nuked from orbit as soon as your turn passes and it's no longer indestructible. You'll find Heroic Intervention and Slippery Bogbonder will help with targeted Exile removal. You already have Destroy and Sacrifice covered I see.

3> I see some cost-reduced and commander-free spells in there, but you have a limited suite. While doing research for my thoughts on Vial-Smasher, I found the following might be helpful - list is just copy/paste, so it will include some White and/or Blue cards:

3> I see some cost-reduced and commander-free spells in there, but you have a limited suite. While doing research for my thoughts on Vial-Smasher, I found the following might be helpful - list is just copy/paste, so it will include some White and/or Blue cards:

Piglord98 on Reverse Lifegain

4 years ago

I love how you made this deck, seems like it would be a very enjoyable play. Now i'm not trying to me mean in any way by saying this but I have some card ideas that might make it better. First Skyshroud Cutter could help get some free damage for free if you got a forest. Now I know that one might not be too helpful but that's up to you. Second False Cure a more reliable card to combo with the cards you have the life would still technically go through thus letting your other cards dealing with health work as well. Lastly The card I most recommend Beacon of Immortality which can not only combo with some of your cards to cause instant death to a player, it goes back in your deck to do it again. I can really like what you did with this anti life idea hope my suggestions help. I look forward to hearing your response. Definitely worth an upvote, just need to fix that land situation.

Boza on Looking for simple decks

5 years ago

False Cure is a great idea. "The Cure" is a legacy aggro/combo deck similar to infect which wins by gaining life for the opponent. The pivotal cards are:

False Cure, Tainted Remedy - key effect
Kavu Predator - pivotal creature for the deck.
Skyshroud Cutter, Invigorate, Reverent Silence - free spells that gain/lose life for the opponent.

Anything else is optional. Some lists splash white for Swords to Plowshares, others play Dark Confidant to normilize draws and yet others splash blue for countermagic and Delver of Secrets  Flip.

pauper.delver on

7 years ago

Nettle Sentinel + Banishing Knack or Retraction Helix + Skyshroud Cutter + Essence Warden = Turn 2 infinite life.

This will give your Opponent more Life than yourself.. replace Skyshroud Cutter with Ornithopter or Phyrexian Walker

laxap on How salty can you get

7 years ago

This should all be Highlander Legal

  • Engines / Power Cards:

Yawgmoth's Will & Magus of the Will

Past in Flames

Glimpse of Nature (With all the free creatures you have atm)

Carnival of Souls (Also very nice with Free Creatures)

Ashnod's Altar (Same Reason)

Bridge from Below

Anger (Good with Bridge and as a Second wincon if reanimationg all you stuff with the angel is not enough)

  • Mana:

Songs of the Damned

Summoner's Pact (for Elvish Spirit Guide / Tinder Wall)

Dryad Arbor (Also a creature for Dread Return)

Magus of the Vineyard (You already have the Enchantment, so why not)

Green Sun's Zenith (Can search up Tinder Wall / Dryad Arbor / Magus)

Nature's Lore

Lotus Bloom

Mox Opal

Infernal Plunge

Energy Tap (Looks a little silly, but could do some work)

Metamorphosis (Similar to Energy Tap)

Sacrifice (Also Similar)

Rite of Flame

Orcish Lumberjack

  • Tutoring:


Enlightened Tutor


Traverse the Ulvenwald (Maybe too Fancy)

Infernal Tutor (Needs more of discard outlets to work)

Demonic Tutor

Diabolic Intent (Works well with 0 Mana Creatures)

  • Graveyard Enabling / Discarding:

Dredge Cards like Golgari Grave-Troll Stinkweed Imp Golgari Thug



Tolarian Winds

  • Nice Fillers / Free Stuff:

Call to the Netherworld

Skyshroud Cutter

  • Protection:

Cabal Therapy




Leyline of Sanctity

  • Reanimation / Self-Reanimating Stuff for Dread Return:


Unearth (Propably too narrow)



  • Wheels:

Wheel of Fortune

Timetwister (Good with fast mana, bad with gy stuff)

Day's Undoing (Same as Timetwister)

Sgt_St0n3r on Your meat..... Is Bloody Tough!

7 years ago

Great suggestions people! I'll look to add some of them soon. :)

Hey, fatti97, it is such a great quote! Lol.

Skyshroud Cutter isn't modern legal unfortunately. I can see why it would work well with Tainted Remedy though. :)

Chaph on Your meat..... Is Bloody Tough!

7 years ago

My stepdad runs Skyshroud Cutter in his Tainted Remedy deck. It's rare, but I've seen him have 4 of them in his hand and just kill an opponent outright like that.

Nisoth on But I Thought You Wanted to Live

7 years ago

Also, it only gives you one turn to kill your opponent. So, to combo off, you have to spend BB on False Cure AND have enough healing to finish the game AND have enough mana left to play all those spells. If you miss your mark on that one turn, you have effectively done nothing and therefore have probably lost the game.
Yes, it gets around removal that Tainted Remedy is vulnerable to, but the downside is just nowhere near worth it. Maybe (MAYBE) it's worth playing if you have things like Skyshroud Cutter and Refreshing Rain in the deck. Maybe.

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