"Scytheclaw: Half of it gone"
Virgilio F. De leon Jr.
There have been very powerful creatures that seem to suck the life force of an opponent in an instant. Creatures like Ebonblade Reaper for example manage to halve an opposing players life when it deals damage to him or her(he also halves your life as well). Now it is a bit sad that not all of your creatures could be a threat this way nor could Ebonblade Reaper connect with your opponents on a consistent basis.
But what if I told you that you could have a hexproof creature that is unblockable with this life force sucking power who doesn't suck your life too? That guy sounds like Invisible Stalker from Innistrad! And you would be right but how could he have this power you ask?
Syctheclaw is a nod to the Germ tokens and the Phyrexianized equipments from the Scars of Mirrodin block. It could literally give this awesome power to any of your creatures but I guess it would be best to give to something that doesn't die from doomblade right? In the event that Invisible Stalker is not available any 1/1 flying creature or unblockable creature like Benthic Infiltrator who can deal damage unmolested and doesn't die all that easily to burn spells because of it's 1/4 build. Not bad for a 3 mana creature right?
Since we are playing in an EDH setting Trailblazers boots would also come in handy to make your creatures unblockable. Cutting an opponents life total in half for each attack is worth putting on those old boots from the original Zendikar block don't you think? This becomes equally important because if you don't have any other creatures to equip this awesome artifact to then you could just have the germ token that comes with attack. Hopefully it would have a Trailblazers boots on for this particular trick to work.
To say that I am excited is an understatement. So what other methods would you want to use to give your creatures evade? Is cutting an opponents life total in half worth all the trouble or do you prefer going in for the kill in other ways? Leave me a comment and thanks for reading.