Slaughter the Strong

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy 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
Historic Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Slaughter the Strong


Each player chooses any number of creatures creatures with total power 4 or less, then sacrifices the rest.

Joker4242 on Aldaan

3 months ago

Here are a few defender cards I thought of later on, in case you are interested. I would be interested to see you put the deck together. If you put it together on this website you can test it out!

Overgrown Battlement
Axebane Guardian
Vent Sentinel
Blight Pile
Also, just some cards to help you from removal because that will be how your opponent's will try to get past your defenses.
Make a Stand
Blinding Fog
Dovin's Veto
Render Silent
Best removal for Defender cards
Slaughter the Strong

Crow_Umbra on Alesha, Who Blinks at Death EDH

5 months ago

Solid updates! Olá da Califórnia! Eu gostaria de estar no Carnaval em vez de estar trabalhando na próxima semana haha.

My last couple suggestions for this deck:

  • If you're looking for a board wipe alternative to Dusk / Dawn, I'd recommend Slaughter the Strong or Retribution of the Meek. Dusk is kinda awkward since it still kills Alesha, & Dawn is also kinda clunky because it returns all your stuff to hand, except Alesha.

  • If you need a mass reanimation spell, I'd recommend Living Death since it can also double as a board wipe, or Lich-Knights' Conquest which is kinda like a more surgical, but narrow Living Death. Lich-Knight's Conquest might be a bit harder to pull off in this deck, since you run some but not a lot of creature token creation.

I'll take a look at your Judith deck a bit later & see if there are any suggestions I can think of. Other than that, your revisions here are looking good!

DatShepTho on Arcades, Defender Commander

7 months ago

Some suggestions:

Excavated Wall

Fortified Rampart

Orator of Ojutai

Wall of Tanglecord

Slaughter the Strong

Flumph also makes the game a bit more fun

There's also the possibility to use Hold the Gates if you wished to swamp out some basics for some gates

Crow_Umbra on Board Wipes for Commander

1 year ago

They're not full wipes, but Slaughter the Strong and Promise of Loyalty for White.

A bit more niche, but Dead of Winter is basically a Toxic Deluge for Black adjacent Snow utilizing strategies.

Crow_Umbra on Isshin for a Fight

1 year ago

Reconnaissance is such a great card in this deck, glad you're finally giving it a try. I see you already have Gruesome Realization in the 99. I recently had a game a couple of weekends ago where a friend played his Krenko, Mob Boss deck. I drew with a fairly removal heavy hand, one of the pieces being Gruesome Realization. I used it fairly early, and was able to kill off Krenko's 5 Goblin tokens it already managed to create.

If you're looking for more evasion and anti-token tech, I'd also recommend checking out Legion Loyalist and Goblin War Drums. Rakdos Charm can also be a pretty cheeky way to punish token strategies that outpace you on board establishment. I also recently subbed in Urabrask the Hidden as another Haste anthem and stax piece to slow down board rebuilds after board wipes. Kismet is another decent stax piece to hinder what your opponents are rolling out.

Slaughter the Strong is a board wipe that Isshin can dodge, and forces your opponents to slim down to only the most crucial stuff they can afford to keep.

Lastly, Soul Partition is pretty versatile as a removal piece that essentially adds another instance of Commander Tax to a removed opponents' commander, or can be a protection piece for one of your own things. I used it that same game to get rid of Krenko for essentially the rest of the game.

Crow_Umbra on Alesha Aristocrats

1 year ago

Overall I think your deck is solid and has many of the core components an Alesha deck would want. I do have some recommendations on potential cuts and swaps.

Potential cuts

  • Cathars' Crusade - I don't think it's super helpful for this deck, as most Alesha decks aren't really aiming to go wide and swing a big board at multiple opponents, especially if you are more combo focused as you seem to be.

  • Dusk / Dawn - In general I think you can safely run 2 board wipes in this deck. The Dawn part of the card is kind of counter-intuitive since you would want those creatures returned to your board instead of your hand. This was a card I cut from my build fairly early.

  • Ruinous Ultimatum - Mostly because of the restrictive and higher mana cost. I've used this in both Alesha and Isshin at various points of each build and ultimately cut it due to having games where my mana wasn't perfectly fixed to accommodate the cost, mostly because I had some colorless mana rocks or utility lands.

Stuff to consider for swap-ins

  • Burning Inquiry - Can round out your suite of looting effects and also throw opponents off kilter if they chuck stuff they would want to keep. Def a risk/reward element.

  • Gamble - Another tutor effect that can potentially chuck something into your graveyard that you might want there anyways.

  • Elas il-Kor, Sadistic Pilgrim - Another aristocrat that can cushion your life a bit.

  • Loran of the Third Path - Another reusable ETB removal effect, and a strategic/political drawing option.

  • Mayhem Devil - An aristocrat option that also punishes your opponents running sacrifice effects.

  • Retribution of the Meek - Ditto as Slaughter the Strong.

  • Slaughter the Strong - A wipe effect that Alesha can dodge, and is lower on cmc than some of the other options you're currently running.

  • Tocasia's Welcome - Another draw option. Currently 17 of your 33 creatures, including Alesha, are 3 cmc or less. Would also trigger from your Preston and Jaxis tokens.

  • Yahenni, Undying Partisan - Another Free sac-outlet, and a potential aggro option or decent blocker if needed.

I hope these suggestions are helpful. I'd be happy to chat more about your play experiences with Alesha so far, and maybe looking for other pieces that might be able to better help what you're trying to pull off. Cheers!

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