Creature — Elemental
Whenever Spitemare is dealt damage, it deals that much damage to target creature or player.
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|Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
2 months ago
Nice. I'm building a Gerrard artifact combo deck, too, but recurring the 7 versions of Spitemare with mass burn. I think you could make good use of a few of the tricks I've discovered.
What really drew me to Gerrard was his potential to completely flip the narrative on Boros' issues with ramp and draw. Memory Jar is basically a repeatable draw 7. If it's too pricey, be on the lookout for it in Commander Legends. Mishra's Bauble and Urza's Bauble are repeatable cantrips.
As for mana, Lotus Bloom is a repeatable Black Lotus, since once it's out, Gerrard brings it back with no time counters.
Some added spice: Scourglass is a repeatable Wrath. Scroll of Fate lets you return whatever you manifest face-up. Razia's Purification is just the most absurd Plague Wind, especially with artifact lands out. Same for Cataclysm. Follow it all up with a Geode Golem to keep wiping the board and replaying Gerrard every turn, and get Ichor Wellspring in there for some more card draw!
3 months ago
I think you would like Gerrard, Weatherlight Hero . Due to his ability, you can do some very cool things, if you're fond of wiping the board, but want to be more aggressive about it. He makes cards like Cataclysm , Razia's Purification , and Scourglass a lot of fun. If you were thinking Jor Kadeem, I've had a copy for a long time and have just never seen the potential, but Gerrard makes much better use of cards like Mishra's Bauble , Urza's Bauble , Ichor Wellspring , and Arcum's Astrolabe for insane card value, along with bigger stuff like Memory Jar and the above-mentioned Scourglass . I'm in the process of collecting cards for a Gerrard deck, and the angle I plan on taking him is Spitemare , Boros Reckoner , Lavabelly Sliver , Truefire Captain , Mogg Fanatic Coalhauler Swine , and Creepy Doll with mass damage effects like Star of Extinction and Blasphemous Act . Throw in some redirection cards like Master Warcraft , Gideon's Sacrifice , Nomads en-Kor , Outrider en-Kor , Shaman en-Kor , and Warrior en-Kor , and you can build a deck that really does uniquely Boros things focused on mass destruction and direct damage.
3 months ago
Very nice list! You might consider these cards: Sunforger , Shizo, Death's Storehouse , Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep , Weathered Wayfarer , Viridian Longbow , Unquestioned Authority , Curse of Opulence , Curse of Disturbance , Curse of the Nightly Hunt , Open the Armory , Heliod's Pilgrim , Three Dreams , Fumiko the Lowblood , Maddening Imp , Mother of Runes .
I have a Queen M deck built around rattlesnake damage combos (e.g. Spitemare + Indestructibility + Pariah + Binding Agony ) if you'd like to check it out. It's janky but fun, and has some similarities to your build so I think you might appreciate it.
5 months ago
Firstly, you'll get way more respect running Boros than Simic. Secondly, I'm building Gerrard right now, and it's actually pretty insane what you can do when you know everything can come back. I put in Spitemare , Boros Reckoner , Spiteful Sliver , Truefire Captain , Mogg Maniac , Stuffy Doll , and Coalhauler Swine , along with stuff like Star of Extinction , Chain Reaction , Gideon's Sacrifice , and Master Warcraft to just burn everyone to kingdom come. You can also annihilate the world with Razia's Purification , Cataclysm , etc, knowing that your mana rocks will come back. Also, there's weird interactions when you bring back certain things. For example, Scroll of Fate essentially becomes a repeatable Summoner's Egg , and Scourglass becomes a repeatable wrath.
7 months ago
Some possible damage cards: Reckless Rage , Incendiary Command , Subterranean Tremors , Brawl , Arcbond , Chandra's Ignition , Zealot il-Vec , and Channel Harm . Cards that are good to hit: Apex Altisaur , Grothama, All-Devouring , Boros Reckoner , Spitemare . Also, add more Fight mechanics. Super synergistic with Enrage.
7 months ago
No problem, happy to help!
You are correct regarding what happens when the rolls are reversed. When the Ageless Entity is the attacking creature, its controller is the active player and you are the non-active player. As such, Ageless Entity 's ability goes on the stack first, Spitemare on the stack second. Spitemare resolves first--at the time of Spitemare 's resolution, the Ageless Entity is a 4/4 with 3 damage marked on it. Spitemare 's ability resolves, dealing another 4 damage, so you have dealt fatal damage to the Ageless Entity , and it dies as a state-based action. Ageless Entity 's ability then resolves, but, since the Ageless Entity has already died, nothing happens.
7 months ago
Lifelink is not a triggered ability and does not use the stack--they will gain life simultaneously with the damage being dealt. I still want to walk through the stack, since there are two triggered abilities at play, Spitemare and Ageless Entity .
Combat Damage is assigned, your opponent gains 4 health due to lifelink; Spitemare takes 4 damage.
You are the active player, so your Spitemare ability goes on the stack first and you choose the target for it.
They are the non-active player, so their Ageless Entity trigger goes on the stack second.
The stack resolves in last-in, first-out order, so Ageless Entity resolves first, and 4 +1/+1 counters are put on it, making it an 8/8.