Smothering Tithe

Smothering Tithe


Whenever an opponent draws a card, that player may pay . If the player doesn't, you create a colourless Treasure artifact token with ", Sacrifice this artifact: Gain one mana of any colour."

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Smothering Tithe Discussion

RiotRunner789 on Pattern Recognition #212 - Brawl-halla

2 days ago

I made a brawl deck shortly after it was introduced. Played it once and could never find anyone to play it again.

By the time the precons came, I had completely given up on it and only bought them in droves for cards like Smothering Tithe and the shock lands (to unsurprisingly play in Commander).

philesposito007 on Wizzardrix (Kwain, Itinerant Meddler)

5 days ago

TotesMcGoats Got my first win with Kwain with Thassa's Oracle. I was skeptical at first but I got the combo with Jace's Archivist and Teferi's Ageless Insight. I had 25 cards in my hand and around 50 cards in the deck. Since then I want to keep her.

Smothering Tithe was not cheap but I can't wait to see what it can do (I am still in playtest mode)

I also got to play Oath of Lieges. I really the card too but the card was useless in 3 games. How do you play it ? Maybe there is something I don't quite understand. (Maybe it was because we were only three players instead of four)

TotesMcGoats on Wizzardrix (Kwain, Itinerant Meddler)

1 week ago

philesposito007 Yes! Thank you for reminding me! This is absolutely going right back into the deck! Probably along with Winding Canyons to be able to flash it into play! I might put Thassa's Oracle back in as well since it also works well with flash and I don't have Hullbreacher anymore as a backup Smothering Tithe for my main combo. I have to decide how many win conditions I want to run in the deck and which ones are actually fun or not.

AstroAA on [EDH][Primer] Sythis Enchantress Prison

1 week ago

Hello KyleWynne22! Thank you for the comment!

I know this is kind of a shitty answer, but I would say the cards you ask for are very situational and meta-dependent.

  • Burgeoning - I will be completely honest, I do not really like this card because we only run 28 lands in the deck. The only reason I'd ever really consider it would be because it's a 1cmc enchantment. It would be a different story if we were running say, 36 lands in the deck as you're more likely to be able to make use of it.
  • Karmic Justice - Another card I'm rather iffy on. The main reason I don't particularly care for it is because most of the removal in my meta is creature based, such as Swords to Plowshares, Deadly Rollick, Unsummon, or Rapid Hybridization. You might could get away with cutting Manglehorn for it, as all it does is really add redundancy to the artifact hate we already run, such as Stony Silence and Collector Ouphe.
  • Smothering Tithe - The main reason I don't run this is we run a bunch of things that shut down the activated abilities of artifacts, such as Collector Ouphe, Stony Silence, Root Maze, and I'm even considering adding a Null Rod for even more redundancy. All of these do not allow the treasure tokens to be used. If you absolutely wanted to use Smothering Tithe, I'd say probably _maybe_ replace one of the aforementioned anti-artifact cards, but we generate enough mana with things like Sanctum Weaver or even Cryptolith Rite I feel as if Smothering Tithe is completely unnecessary.
  • Sylvan Library - This is probably the easiest of the bunch you asked about for me to justify including. I'd cut Ground Seal, as really the only reason I run it is due to the fact it draws a card itself upon ETB. The graveyard hate is negligible, as we run Rest in Peace for that. Really only reason I don't run it is due to the fact I don't have one and can't be bothered to go track one down.

Hopefully this answered your questions! If you have any more, or need help building your list, feel free to ask!

Phule451 on I'll form the head

2 weeks ago

Thran Dynamo is one of my favorite mana rocks, though it may not fix your mana, it ramps hard into big plays. Another good rock to consider would be Gilded Lotus. Smothering Tithe is of course the best white ramp card, but because of this it is a bit pricey. Boros is the hardest to ramp in, but It can be done. Hope that all helps. Happy playing, may you draw well.

Housegheist on Remember to use Protection

2 weeks ago

I wonder, if your are ever have mana issues with that few lands (and a number of ut comes tapped).

I would suggest to swap the terramorphic expanse with Fabled Passage if you really want a fetch… but just a simple Plains would do it as you are just mono-white. What about using classic Sol Ring, Land Tax or Smothering Tithe to ramp up?

Gift of Immortality would provie some protection another way. And it’s an enchantment and would synergise with your enches. Esper Sentinel or Mangara, the Diplomat could be used for Card draw and Verge Rangers or Keeper of the Accord to keep up landwise (or creature wise in case of the latter).

Edit: Oh, Linvala, Keeper of Silence ir Ivory Mask would protect you from sacrificing and Drannith Magistrate from GY-shenanigans

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

3 weeks ago

Senator Cyrilla

Legendary Creature - Vedalken Advisor

When Senator Cyrilla enters the battlefield, exile target nonland permanent until it leaves the battlefield.

, : Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it. Exile that card until Senator Cyrilla leaves the battlefield. Create a treasure token.

You may cast cards exiled with Senator Cyrilla. You may only use mana from Treasures to pay for their mana costs.


Ninja'd, but I really like the new challenge:

Dasha of the Harmony Basilica

Legendary Creature - Human Cleric

Whenever another player pays life, you gain that much life.

Pay 3 life: Draw a card. Any player may activate this ability.

: Until end of turn, if a player would draw a card, they reveal it instead. Then any other player may pay 2 life. If a player does, exile that card. Otherwise, that player draws a card.


I think it'd be really fun to put Zur's Weirding with a fun grouphug-ish card. Honestly, the difference between Orzhov and Dimir is that Orzhov cares about appearing holier/more benevolent than they are, in order to increase those in their debt, while Dimir cares about not being seen, while themselves spying, so I think this works with a curious priest joining the dimir to learn more about and increase her manipulation of the masses.

Also Smothering Tithe is the card with her in the flavor text, so it's cool to have that card in the deck.

I'd like to see a Rakdos Cultist at uncommon.

Tzefick on Critical Banishment

3 weeks ago

I really like the idea of more colors getting access to interact with the stack and I really think White is a good color to add some additional design space. Obviously it cannot get on par with blue so it needs some additional conditions or costs associated to get this effect.

I think this is a very good example to fit that space. Nice work.

Just a side note, for the sake of reducing word count could it be written as "... costs less for each spell cast and each ability activated by your opponents this turn." ?

I get the point in being specific about only caring about your opponents' actions but I think it would be consciously misinterpretation of the above line to think it isn't specifically for your opponents' actions.

Why is white a good fit? (wall of text) Show

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