Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Mythic Rare

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Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire

Legendary Creature — Elder Dragon

Flying

Whenever Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire attacks, for each player, choose target permanent that player controls. Those players sacrifice those permanents. Each player who sacrificed a permanent this way reveals the top card of their library, then puts it onto the battlefield if it's a permanent card.

Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire Discussion

Lordeh on ur dragon deck

1 month ago

I Highly recommend Sarkhan, Fireblood as a way of looting and ramping out good dragons early.

One of my personal favorite dragons is Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund as a haste enabler and to get back your cards if they get stolen.

Here is a list of other dragons/spells I use in my deck.

Dragon Broodmother + Dragon Tempest or Scourge of Valkas = heaps of damage each turn cycle.

Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire for spot permanent removal.

Dragonstorm because dragons?

Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip is able to flip into a solid planeswalker.

Savage Ventmaw + Hellkite Charger = 1 mana extra combat steps.

Scalelord Reckoner is good against spot removal

Just some of my favorite dragons. Some are a bit $$$$.

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Rowan's Persuasion

Sorcery

Gain control of target creature until end of turn. Untap that creature. It gains haste until end of turn. Rowan's Persuasion deals 3 damage to it.

"You know, it's funny; I thought you'd be a bigger threat." - Rowan.


Sort of a light emulation of both her +2 and -2.

Turn one of Nicol Bolas' other siblings into a Planeswalker. For reference, they are:

As an alternative challenge, Merrevia Sal is another sister to Bolas / Ugin and the rest but never had a card representing her because she was killed early on by Humans. Do her justice and make her a Shard / Wedge that hasn't already been done by the Bolas family. Since she died so early, she doesn't get a Planeswalker card; Only a Legendary Creature - Elder Dragon.

Funny enough I just realized that Bolas and his family are all SHARDS with Ugin being colorless. Huh, neat! So make their lost dead sister, Merrevia Sal, a wedge :3

dbpunk on Finding Graveyard Theme Commanders.

2 months ago

Honestly the graveyard commanders I've had the most luck with are Muldrotha, the Gravetide and Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire . You also might want something like Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest for sac effects.

multimedia on Ur Dragon Face Punch

2 months ago

Hey, nice version of causal The Ur-Dragon.

I know you don't want suggestions for the manabase, but 34 lands is low amount for Dragons. With an avg. CMC of 4.1 and only a few mana rocks and land ramp spells it's going to be difficult to consistently play cards from your hand especially Dragons even with Ur-Dragon's mana cost reduction. My advice is to consider 38 lands? For now just add more basic lands, 3x Snow Mountain and 1x Snow Forest? Also consider adding more low mana cost mana sources that are within the budget here:

Consider more tutors to get a Dragon especially Utvara Hellkite :

Temur Ascendancy has powerful effects with Dragons. Drakuseth, Maw of Flames is pretty ridiculous with haste. Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire is underrated in multiplayer Commander and is also good with haste. Vizier of the Menagerie has a helpful ability when playing lots of creatures, five colors and it's good with Fist of Suns .


Demons and Angels are fun too, but I don't think you need or want them here. Cards to consider cutting:

  • Embodiment of Agonies
  • Rienne, Angel of Rebirth
  • Golos, Tireless Pilgrim
  • Ryusei, the Falling Star
  • Archetype of Endurance
  • Force of Despair
  • Crucible of Fire
  • Sword of Sinew and Steel
  • Blackblade Reforged
  • Altar of Dementia
  • Jaya's Immolating Inferno
  • All Suns' Dawn

I offer more advice including why I suggest to cut these cards and other manabase options. Good luck with your deck.

NeonEndymion on Bow before Draconic King!!! | *C19* Update

2 months ago

Those are some very good points and led me to reconsider a few slots on my list that have felt fairly fixed but are higher on the curve and have been too slow/inconsistent/overly situational. The current mana/ramp package is sufficient enough to play out hands on curve reliably, and Morophon, the Boundless doesn't fit for similar reasons (slow, overly situational). Here's what I'm thinking based on recent playtesting:

OUT: Balefire Dragon (needs to connect, and I'm already running enough flexible board wipes to deal with most problematic creature-heavy boards or token strategies); Scourge of the Throne (just a vanilla body if I'm actually at the highest life total—removing shock lands made this a bit weaker— or can't swing in, for whatever reason); Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire (great when there are Dragon Egg tokens to munch on; less so when playing on curve, as lands are the only target to sac myself, and especially when I don't have topdeck manipulation I've flipped some free bombs more than a few times for other players and non-permanent spells for myself).

IN: Thunderbreak Regent (bolt damage is incidental but not irrelevant as we win most games through combat damage, and 3CMC for a 4/4 dragon flier and punishing or baiting removal speeds things up a bit), Glorybringer (built-in haste, can hit most of the relevant popular commanders at the moment), Dragonlord Kolaghan (extra redundancy on haste feels important; can be tutored with Worldly or Scion)

I actually want some of this earlier curve fodder to bait (and punish) spot removal or board wipes, or at least to build out an early board without overextending key combo or payoff pieces, and from testing I'd rather have a slightly wider board presence earlier vs more expensive/situational toolkit dragons later.

Vlasiax on Bow before Draconic King!!! | *C19* Update

2 months ago

Hmm... I'm not sure about that, it's technically a "Dragon" that might cut 2-3 mana but this time colored from our Dragons and make it way easier to cast The Ur-Dragon . However 6 CMC slot is pretty tight since we want not ramp/cost reduction cards but something that might win games or give huge advantage immediately, like Atarka, World Render - her double strike basically translates to Overrun effects in some decks.

Another slot is Balefire Dragon , which we completely omitted last time but check this out. It's:

  • 6 CMC
  • 6/6
  • Dragon with Flying
  • that COULD be considered a boardwipe IF he connects.
And here we are Drakuseth, Maw of Flames , which is:

  • 6 CMC
  • 7/7
  • Dragon with Flying
  • DOES NOT need to connect to spread damage across the board
I think that we were looking at the wrong spot all this time - he actually IS upgraded removal but not for Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire . What do you think about this? Balefire Dragon actually is better in Kaalia of the Vast since he needs to connect, while here we could squeeze a little more off of simple attack trigger.

Vlasiax on Bow before Draconic King!!! | *C19* Update

2 months ago

ThePerilousRealm, it looks tempting, however in this deck I need at minimum 20 Dragons so cutting one for similar effect is a little of a nonbo. Maybe in future WotC will create some kind of enchantment with Haste or protection and Double Strike effect like upgraded Duelist's Heritage but for now I'll stick to my winged friend.

NeonEndymion Hey man! Haven't seen you in a while. Recently I didn't change anything here since I'm unimpressed with new sets regarding this particual deck. And speaking of unimpressed here comes the newest Dragon legend... Drakuseth, Drakuseth, why can't you have Haste on your own?

I just think that 6 mana for 7/7 Flying with effect that may or may not work is on similar page with Chromium, the Mutable and as you can see neither of us uses this Dragon. Yes, it might shoot down something (or burn players since it has "any target" clause) but it requires too specific board state and I'd playtest him first to change my mind. As it is I don't know what to cut to make room and for sure it won't be Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire since he has high risk/high reward that we can later turn into low risk/high reward, which translates to constantly upgrading our boardstate while shrinking our opponents'. Removal is removal, I agree, but more often than not we want to shoot down something like Ghostly Prison or Mana Vault and creatures are of lower priority. Besides that to put it simple - potential of cheating into play another Dragon or powerful enchantment vs. burning someone for 4 and shooting down 1-2 or burning other players for 3... I think that answer here is clear.

One more thing - it might be perfect for Atarka, World Render or Lathliss, Dragon Queen , maybe even Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund decks but not for 5-color, where we already have "the best of the best" and where finding place for a new card is harder than finding a safe place in Jund.

goodair on Budget Prossh

3 months ago

As for cards to add, I was looking through my list and very shocked how expensive some of these cards got, its kinda ridiculous! But you should see if you can get your hands on these (cards under $5):
Zulaport Cutthroat
Ravenous Slime
Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire
Deathrite Shaman
Priest of Forgotten Gods
Beastmaster Ascension
Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip
Cryptolith Rite
Rishkar's Expertise
Helm of Possession
Cut / Ribbons
Emrakul's Evangel
Champion of Lambholt
Impact Tremors
Goblin Sharpshooter
Are the cards in your maybe board cards you own or considering? Some of them work pretty well!

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