Smothering Tithe

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

Smothering Tithe


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

DemonDragonJ on Mind Over Matter

1 day ago

I have replaced Smothering Tithe with Black Market Connections, which decrease this deck's average converted mana cost from 4.08 to 4.06, because, as great as the tithe is, I need it for another deck, which does not include black, and the connections were less expensive than is the tithe; plus, BMC is too awesome for me to not put it in at least of my decks; this deck should have a sufficient amount of life gain to justify its inclusion.

DemonDragonJ on Rhystic Study or Smothering Tithe?

2 days ago

lukas96, that is now three votes in favor of Rhystic Study, so, unless more users vote for Smothering Tithe by this upcoming Saturday, I shall put RS into my deck.

DemonDragonJ on Rhystic Study or Smothering Tithe?

3 days ago

Thus far, there are two votes for Rhystic Study and one vote for Smothering Tithe, so I shall wait for several more days, and several more responses, before I make a decision on this matter.

Stardragon on Rhystic Study or Smothering Tithe?

3 days ago

I'd also go with Smothering Tithe due to the fact you have only 1 sorta mana ramp in Skyward Eye Prophets you have plenty of rocks but I don't see any staple land searchs like Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, Farseek, Growth Spiral, Rampant Growth, Pir's Whim, Hour of Promise or hell Sword of the Animist. So i would go Tithe over Study for the mana gain but you also only have 4 card draw if possible I would try to squeeze in Zendikar Resurgent for both mana acceleration and card draw in all honesty i would cut Mirari's Wake for Resurgent for that extra card draw, yes you have some anthems but you focus more on +1/+1 counters rather than anthems, both would be best however if only one or the other I would go the Zendikar route, the only downside to Resurgent is that it cost 2 more mana but that shouldn't too much of a problem if aff Tithe and some mana ramp. But in the end it's up to you im just giving you may worthless 2 cents

AstroAA on Rhystic Study or Smothering Tithe?

4 days ago

Think about it this way:

Ring of Three Wishes gives you access to a tutor, which is a form of card advantage. Rhystic Study allows you to potentially draw more cards off of your opponent. I.e; card advantage.

Smothering Tithe only allows you to potentially have more mana. You'd be losing a source that lets you see more of your deck. I would go with Rhystic Study because it potentially allows you to see more of your deck, whereas Smothering Tithe does not.

DemonDragonJ on Rhystic Study or Smothering Tithe?

4 days ago

I am planning to replace Ring of Three Wishes in my green/white/blue Jenara, Asura of War EDH deck, but I am not certain with what card I should replace it.

I am deciding between two cards: Rhystic Study or Smothering Tithe, which are two cards that are infamous for taxing their controller's opponents while providing card advantage to their controller, but both cards are so excellent that I am not certain which I should choose.

Rhystic Study has a lower mana cost, and also would help to ensure that white is not too prevalent over the other colors, but Smothering Tithe is about to be reprinted in Double Masters 2022, which shall almost certainly lower its price, so I am not certain which is the better card.

What does everyone else say about this? Which card should replace Ring of Three Wishes in my Jenara deck?

DemonDragonJ on Utopian Prosperity

5 days ago

I plan to replace Ring of Three Wishes with either Rhystic Study or Smothering Tithe, but I am not certain which of those cards I should choose, so does anyone else here have any suggestions?

Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

5 days ago

Slayroth, I added Smuggler's Share on a whim as I saw a lot of potential in it. It can hit off of many EDH and High Powered EDH meta staples such as Sylvan Library, Rhystic Study, Fetchlands, and Esper Sentinel. However after some thinking on it I decided to swap in Smothering Tithe as it's strictly better.

I didn't have any games with Smuggler's Share yet as i've been piloting other decks primarily. What made me go ahead and cut Smuggler's Share was just playing a game where one player had Smothering Tithe on the field. Everyone paying the tax reminded me of good ol' Rhystic Study - that unique interaction between players where everyone pays the 2 because no one wants the already oppressive Tymna the Weaver + Jeska, Thrice Reborn deck to get even more gas. I'll run Smuggler's Share though, but only in my decks meant for less competitive metas.

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