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

unstable_anomaly on I Have A.D.D.

3 weeks ago

+1 Nice list, love the name. Some suggestions if I may:

It's imperative to get Kaalia out as soon as possible and start swinging. That being said I would suggest removing all of your three mana and higher rocks for two mana rocks. Smothering Tithe is a great card, but it's slow in a Kaalia build and is always a lightning rod for removal. I recently pulled it from my own list and haven't missed it since.

Seems like you have plenty of angels/ dragons/ demons to maybe not run out of gas, but I have to wonder with only 4 draw spells? Maybe the amount of tutors you have can help make up for this? Either way, I would recommend adding more draw spells to keep the hand full.

A couple of these are in you maybeboard, but some cards you might wanna try: Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx / Burning-Rune Demon / Necropotence / Syphon Mind / Harvester of Souls / Robe of Stars / Darksteel Plate / Serra's Emissary / Whispersilk Cloak / Teferi's Protection / Strionic Resonator.

Feel free to take a look at my Kaalia build on my page if your interested. Always love seeing another Kaalia build. Cheers.

Omniscience_is_life on Why Do Some Players Dislike …

1 month ago

Copy pasted from my answer to your same question a week ago:

Since you have to play it on turn 3, a turn later than say Three Visits or Nature's Lore, and 2 later than Birds of Paradise, Llanowar Elves, etc, you'll end up having 5 mana on turn 4 instead of 5 mana on turn four and also 4 on T3, or 3 on T2 as well with the one-drops.

In addition, playing a rock on T2 means your T3 is MUCH more explosive--you can, for example, play a Smothering Tithe, Sneak Attack, or Anointed Procession. With a 3-drop rock, that same turn is instead just you playing out the rock. Which puts you leagues behind the player who went Signet>Bomb.

PuddinWing on Vampire: The Dark Ages

1 month ago

Pact of the Serpent is a direct upgrade to Read the Bones and Smothering Tithe is an auto-include in anything white. Other than that I really like the deck.

ManicSloth on Sisay

1 month ago

Your Prosper fanboy here! I would kill the following; Flawless Maneuver, Drown in the Loch, Chromatic Orrery, and Yawgmoth's Vile Offering. Day of Destiny I would replace with Smothering Tithe. And bring the land count down by 2.

Omniscience_is_life on Will Vanquish the Horde Become …

1 month ago

griffstick I don't think I agree with your definition of "staple".

IMO Dockside Extortionist and Smothering Tithe are some of the most staple-y cards in commander, yet each have seen very few printings.

DemonDragonJ on Mind Over Matter

1 month ago

I have replaced Greed with Smothering Tithe, because, while Greed is an excellent card, Smothering Tithe is a better match for the controlling theme of this deck.

Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

2 months ago

lillobby6, this is quite the post! I have say first and foremost thank you for following this deck's progress over the years. I appreciate that you chose to base your own build off of my own.

" However I was curious as to your opinion on a deck that is somewhat more weighted towards rituals/ritual-esque rocks (of which you run quite few)."

Forgive me if I don't understand what you're referring to here - are you referring to rocks such as Jeweled Lotus, and rituals like Jeska's Will?

"I’ve read some of your comments regarding Morophon, the Boundless and looking at your deck I can see why it likely would not be the best inclusion."

From what I'm interpreting, you are asking how would I re-interpret this deck in such a way that would make Morophon, the Boundless a more worthwhile inclusion? Well, first off I think you're absolutely correct in going with a combo oriented deck with Sliver Queen as it's commander, and only the essential slivers included for the Basal Sliver and etc. infinite combos. By going all in on the powerful staples such as Dockside Extortionist, Smothering Tithe etc, I imagine games would end quickly and decisively with morophon acting as a massive mana filter. The inclusion of Crystalline Sliver, and to a lesser extent Diffusion Sliver and Unsettled Mariner would be paramount as your opponents would likely seek to dismantle your board once they know your usual routes.

I see where this concept is going, and is definitely resembling a more traditional cEDH deck in the sense that the deck does one thing really well, and in theory really fast. I think it could work. I know this is a bit oxymoronic but having a deck that can only win by combo just doesn't seem all that exciting to play. I'm not enough of a Johnny LOL - this is where my personal deck building biases kick in: I want to celebrate the tribe i'm playing, not stifling it by playing the most efficient method to victory. Why bother playing Slivers if you're not going to play Slivers? Following the logic, I should be playing The First Sliver + Food Chain - but screw that. I'd rather have fun.

LinkOpensChest_wav on Vampiric Rites and Vampiric Wrongs

2 months ago

Awesome, thanks! I've actually ordered a copy of Impact Tremors, so in it goes! Shared Animosity - I will definitely plan on getting this in the near future. Smothering Tithe is way too expensive for me to justify spending the money, although I can see it would be awesome to run. Maybe it will get reprinted someday.

I appreciate your input greatly!

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