"Axis of Mortality:AKA matutuyot din ang flower mo"
Virgilio F. De leon Jr. MD
One of the things that people are on the look out for in a new set such as Ixalan is a card that can alter that state of current formats may it be in Standard , Modern or EDH.
Axis of Mortality is one of those cards that scream multiplayer magic right at you and you should not fail to listen to it's call least it be your opponent who plays the enchantment first.
For 6 mana , 2 Plains and 4 colorless you get a white enchantment that would affect the entire board regardless if you are playing 1v1 or multiplayer EDH.
"At the beginning of your upkeep you may have two players exchange life totals."
Let us have that all sink in for a moment. During your upkeep you literally decide the fates of everyone in your hands.
This enchantment lets you exchange life totals. So let us say an opponent attacked and almost killed another opponent or you , reducing your or that other players life total to 1. In a cruel twist of fate you could target yourself and that aggressor exchanging life points. The aggressor could then find him or herself at the end of some really good game ending moves from any opponent. A pestilence or spark spray never looked so deadly.
You could also try and save that other player for political reasons. Maybe that person is controlling/preventing every other player from attacking you or has important card drawing cards like Howling Mine or Dictate of Kruphix in play that directly benefits you. Whatever the reason you could save that player and reduce your least favorite players life to the lowest possible life on the entire battlefield.
Pretty strong stuff. I would probably just play the card to be able to say things like."O ayan tuyot na flower mo...ikaw fresh na ulit."
Yeah. That is my entire purpose for playing Axis of Mortality. Do you have any other reason for playing this enchantment?