Tariff

Tariff

Sorcery

Each player sacrifices the creature he or she controls with the highest converted mana cost unless he or she pays that creature's mana cost. If two creatures a player controls are tied for highest cost, that player chooses one.

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StopShot on Wrath (Color-Shifted Boardwipe) - Contains …

3 months ago

One of the cards spoiled in Modern Horizons 2 inspired me to create a custom card that would be the color-shifted version of it. The card on the left is an official spoiler and the card on the right is my custom card inspired by it.

Thought Process Designing the Card

Sadly the card text isn't as neatly condensed as the other card. To have the card be white I had to change how the spot removal behaves, as white doesn't do spot removal unless there's a sort of "balanced" effect.

This meant I had to change the text accordingly, however this means I could no longer use the "Overload" keyword as it wouldn't make any sense. In this case I'd have to consider using a different keyword. I considered Channel, but Channel is an activated ability, not an alternate casting of the spell, which would make the effect seem too much like a Supreme Verdict due to being harder to counter an ability.

Evoke seemed like the easiest way to go about this, but that meant I'd have to make the spell a permanent of sorts. Because it was a permanent it also might have additional problems with being blinked or removed later, so I gave it shroud to mitigate this.

How the Card Works

When casting Wrath normally, all players remove their strongest creatures, kind of like a group edict similar to white cards like: Tariff , Renounce the Guilds , Slaughter the Strong , etc.

But when Wrath is evoked it is sacrificed upon entering the battlefield. This causes its "Leave the Battlefield" effect to trigger first by putting it on the stack last. This creates a Cataclysm type effect for only creatures, meaning each player ends up with only one creature, but since the "Enter the Battlefield" effect triggers next, that means the remaining creature each player controls is now the strongest creature which ends up also getting destroyed, effectively creating the Wrath of God / Damnation type effect.

Feedback?

I'm interested on hearing feedback about my custom card idea and if it could be improved, (specifically reducing the amount of text on the card).

I think one solution would be to name the card "Judgment" based off of Day of Judgment . This would mean I could remove the "creatures destroyed this way can't be regenerated," clause as it appears twice and would help to free up much more space.

The card text looks much more pleasing, but the effect might be abusable with creatures that can regenerate.

king-saproling on I am the Senate

3 years ago

Great theme idea and great execution! +1'd. Mayhap consider Tariff and Divine Reckoning? They seem to fit with the theme/mechanics of the deck.

SufferFromEDHD on The Whitewash Project

3 years ago

Jester's Cap is a unique Dimir-ish effect that might be useful.

Planar Portal is a tutor effect that has potential.

Tariff better in a control list but untargeted creature removal is nice. Your curve is low.

StopShot on White Soldier Masterfully Tactical Deck

4 years ago

I have a few suggestions to give this deck some more oomph. For more removal I'd recommend; Path to Exile, Seal of Cleansing, Abolish, Return to Dust, Tariff, Mass Calcify, Fell the Mighty, Harsh Mercy, Cast Out, Grasp of Fate, and World Queller.

For token production I'd recommend Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Cenn's Enlistment, Luminarch Ascension, and Nomads' Assembly.

A fun thing to note about your commander is that he has first strike. To exploit this you could give him deathtouch through, Basilisk Collar, Gorgon Flail, and Gorgon's Head. If you equip any of these three to your commander and you have three additional creatures attacking you can force your opponent to block your commander with three of their biggest creatures, and since your commander has first strike and death touch the opponent's creatures end up dying while your commander lives.

Some other good value cards to run would be Pearl Medallion, Obelisk of Urd, Door of Destinies, Maze of Ith, and Brave the Sands.

abby315 on Death and Low Income Tax Brackets

5 years ago

You could grab an Isochron Scepter for the famous Isochron Scepter + Silence Combo, but it's also good with Tariff and your exile spells.

EDIT: Whoops I lied. Forgot it was instant only. Anyway.

I love the idea of using Thalia in EDH, but be prepared to face a lot of anger. :P