War Tax

War Tax


(X)(Blue): Creatures can't attack this turn unless their controller pays (X) for each attacking creature he or she controls.

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War Tax Discussion

PROPAYTO on Annowanna make you mill

2 months ago

Thanks for the input! That nighthowler sounds awesome and it definitely belongs here but I don't want to get rid of visara because it's so useful for repeated removal. I might replace Keeper of Keys with it as it can have a large downside if I don't have War Tax or Propaganda out yet. I get what you're saying with the tutors but the people I play with and I really don't like tutors but if I did some kind of competitive event I'd for sure put a few in. Carol atoll and everglades should come out. I was aiming for more triggers with hedron/ruin crab but it's really not worth it. The counters you suggested go way better with this deck and I'll be putting at least 2 of those in. Thanks again.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

3 months ago

I think it works really well with her powers as someone who sees and alters fates. I'd like to see a card, preferrably a commander, with a unique built-in pillowfort method.

Current methods or deterrence:

Full Protection: Blazing Archon, Peacekeeper, and Glacial Chasm

Conditional Protection: Arboria, Elephant Grass

(Mana) Tax effects: Ghostly Prison, Propaganda, Archangel of Tithes, Archon of Absolution, Forbidding Spirit, Elephant Grass, Windborn Muse, Baird, Steward of Argive, and War Tax (My favorite, I love the politics!)

Other costs: Norn's Annex, Reclamation, Flooded Woodlands

Hurt the attacking creature: Barbed Foliage, Briar Patch, Sarkhan the Masterless, Lightmine Field, and Lost in the Woods

Hurt the attacking player: Revenge of Ravens, Hissing Miasma, Blood Reckoning, Marchesa's Decree, Riddlekeeper? (Is this even a downside? It's not a cost, per the rules.)

Protect/Help you, the defending player: Revenge of Ravens, Righteous Cause, Orim's Prayer, Isperia, Supreme Judge, Search the Premises, Thantis, the Warweaver, Slumbering Dragon

I don't count Aurification-style effects, as the damage was already dealt.

DreadKhan on My first own deck

3 months ago

Darkwater Catacombs and Skycloud Expanse tend to play very well for me, low budget or not tbh. War Tax is a solid pillow-fort effect. Slow Motion is a really good budget card, since you keep getting it back. Contempt might be worth casting. Fool's Demise Mark of Eviction are also interesting, mostly as repeatably castable enchantments that can hinder opponents.

bushido_man96 on The Crimson Permanent Assurance | Malcolm&Breeches

9 months ago

War Cadence can help punch through and be political. War Tax can help you defend.

Davinoth on

1 year ago

FrogBoy95: Awesome suggestions! Collective Restraint & War Tax have both been added to my list! Anointed Procession is a hard card to acquire at my LGS, seems I'm going to have to order one, but definitely the first card on the list. :)

FrogBoy95 on

1 year ago

Love the decklist. I made one focusing more on Voltron (https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/faerie-voltron/). I love the idea of pillow-fort and hiding behind the tokens you create as you build up the fort.

I recently discovered Collective Restraint and War Tax, which could add to your fort. Anointed Procession is also really good in Alela.

TangoWithTojo on Derevi Bant EDH

1 year ago

I run a similar style with my Derevi deck, though I use primarily enchantments instead of creatures for one simple reason - Creatures are usually easier to remove. But here's some cards that I'd recommend using if you're going for as much resource denial as possible:

Lands: The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale , Serra's Sanctum , Rishadan Port , Hall of Heliod's Generosity , Yavimaya Hollow , Fabled Passage

Sorceries/Instants: Drain Power , Bant Charm , Tamiyo's Epiphany , Sunder , Armageddon , Flood of Tears , Terminus

Planeswalkers: Teferi, Time Raveler , Teferi, Hero of Dominaria , Estrid, the Masked , Narset, Parter of Veils , Dovin Baan , Dovin, Hand of Control

Creatures: Seedborn Muse , Angus Mackenzie , Lavinia, Azorius Renegade , Sigarda, Host of Herons , Hokori, Dust Drinker , Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker , False Prophet , Baird, Steward of Argive , Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer , Melira, Sylvok Outcast I'd only recommend using Melira if you plan on having Phyrexian Unlife in the deck.

Artifacts: Crawlspace , Norn's Annex , Torpor Orb , Candelabra of Tawnos , Forcefield , Meekstone , Ward of Bones , Gilded Lotus , Thran Dynamo , Everflowing Chalice

Enchantments: Pendrell Mists , Frozen AEther , Blind Obedience , Privileged Position , Greater Auramancy , Back to Basics , Land Equilibrium , Propaganda , War Tax , Collective Restraint , Teferi's Moat , Moat , Humility , Overwhelming Splendor , Leyline of Anticipation , Solemnity , Invoke Prejudice , Mana Reflection , Mechanized Production , Overburden , Rising Waters , Rule of Law , Wilderness Reclamation

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