Thorn of Amethyst

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

Thorn of Amethyst


Noncreature spells cost (1) more to play.

AstroAA on

1 month ago

As people in the thread said, if you really wanted your playgroup to hate you, things like Armageddon, Null Rod, Deafening Silence, Spirit of the Labyrinth, Rule of Law, Archon of Emeria, Angel of Jubilation, Thorn of Amethyst, Sphere of Resistance, Winter Orb, and Smokestack are all super fun cards you can run.

AstroAA on Mono Red infinite combos???

2 months ago

It seems that all the decks that your mates are running are based on cheating things into play or casting things for free. Grafdigger's Cage is an absolute must. One mana to fuck over both Rashmi, Eternities Crafter and Narset, Enlightened Master. Weathered Runestone is also good for this.

Narset, Enlightened Master's cheat is based on her attacking, so prevent her from attacking. Ensnaring Bridge and Meekstone are good for this.

Meanwhile, for Rashmi, Eternities Crafter, the method to tackling her is to tax the ever-loving shit out of her. Thorn of Amethyst, Trinisphere, Sphere of Resistance, etc. Even if they are able to cast spells for free, they still have to pay the tax. Void Mirror is also an excellent option. Note, all of these methods can also stop the Narset deck.

Meanwhile, Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow is harder to deal with in my opinion since she's putting cards directly into their hand as opposed to having them draw cards. I think the main method of going about stopping them is boardwipes such as Anger of the Gods and Sweltering Suns, as these can help kill the creatures that she hopes to attack with to cheat herself into play for the card advantage. Spot removal such as Lightning Bolt works too.

mlequesne on Vintage Lands

5 months ago

you have no creatures so why Thorn of Amethyst over Sphere of Resistance?

DarianLoos on

7 months ago

trippy_mcfly Thank you! I’m gonna filter out Thorn of Amethyst and Approach of the Second Sun and Chromatic Lantern to filter in Mox Opal and Solemnity and another land

trippy_mcfly on

7 months ago

DarianLoos Ah yes, I feel your pain. It is so hard to cut cards. I'll try to suggest a few that I think should go, since you really should make some more room for lands.

Thorn of Amethyst is going to slow you down almost as much as it will slow down your opponents. Investing two mana and a card into it is probably not worth it.

Phyrexian Unlife is pretty useless. If someone can get you down to 0 they can probably deal 10 more damage to you in that same turn. Think of decks that win with Craterhoof Behemoth swinging with 200+ trample damage or decks that have an infinite combo like Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Pestermite . Interestingly, though, Phyrexian Unlife + Solemnity is an awesome combo. Although probably not where you're going in this deck.

Approach of the Second Sun is too slow and vulnerable. Imagine investing a whole turn into it and then somebody just plays Counterspell.

Not quite sure what Elspeth, Sun's Champion is doing for you to be honest.

Chromatic Lantern is usually best in multi-color decks that need to fix their mana, but in a mono-white build it's not great. Certainly worse than Mox Opal or Mana Crypt.

This deck is coming together nicely! I'm happy to check out your other one. :)

freezerboy on

7 months ago

Court of Grace is a little slow imo, so that could go on the maybeboard instead, or Thorn of Amethyst which, since you rely so much on artifacts/enchantments for mana may be a bit of a double edged sword. Just my opinions though, so feel free to do as you will.

trippy_mcfly on

7 months ago

DarianLoos No problem! After cutting the signets, some good mana rocks you should consider are Mana Crypt, an amazing card in almost every EDH deck; Mox Opal, which will work well with your high artifact count; and Mana Vault, which can ramp you into better early plays, such as a turn 1 Gilded Lotus.

Thorn of Amethyst is looking a bit rough for your deck, since you currently have 51 noncreature spells. I would consider cutting it. If you want to go in the stax route more (stax means slowing down the game through effects such as these), then you could up your creature count a lot and cut some enchantments and artifacts. Then Thorn would probably be a lot more effective. If you go in that direction, then Thalia, Guardian of Thraben is almost a second copy of the same card.

You need to up your land count by a lot. I would suggest 35 lands AT MINIMUM. See this link I know your commander is seeking to punish lands, which is cool, but you still want to hit your land drops for several reasons: 1 - you want to be able to get your commander down as soon as possible 2 - you will still get value from playing lands on your turn 3 - your commander will likely draw a fair amount of hate from the rest of the table (people hate when they can't tap their lands), so it won't stay on the field for long

To that last point, Lightning Greaves is a good card for you.

Hope this helps!

SufferFromEDHD on Morton Salt

9 months ago

Mirage Mirror and Thorn of Amethyst definetly worth a spot here.

Meddling Mage is in desperate need of Riptide Laboratory for instant control.

Intrepid Hero with the power creep were it is today this old bulk rare has potential. I'm going to start testing it in future builds. Thanks for the reminder.

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