Magic the Gathering Card Analysis Aggravated Assault

“Aggravated Assault” is a red enchantment printed as a rare for the Magic the Gathering expansion set known as “Onslaught.”  This is a good card to have if you plan on being very aggressive for the most part.  If you have the mana available, take full advantage of Aggravated Assault.  With the right creatures and cards, you can definitely get use out of Aggravated Assault.  Currently, Aggravated Assault is legal in the following formats: EDH (Elder Dragon Highlander), Onslaught Block (Onslaught, “Legions,” and “Scourge”), Legacy, Vintage, Freeform, Prismatic, Tribal Wars Classic, Classic, Singleton 100, and Commander.

The converted mana cost for Aggravated Assault is three.  You will need one red mana and two colorless mana to play Aggravated Assault from your hand onto the battlefield.  For what Aggravated Assault can do, the casting cost is worth it.  However, keep in mind that Aggravated Assault is an enchantment spell.  It means that Aggravated Assault is susceptible to anything and everything that affects let alone targets enchantments.  In this respect, spells like “Naturalize,” “Disenchant,” and so forth will destroy Aggravated Assault and send it to the graveyard.

What does Aggravated Assault do in the first place?

As long as Aggravated Assault is on the battlefield, you can pay two red mana and three colorless mana to untap all creatures on the battlefield under your control.  After the main phase, you have an additional combat phase.  In this respect, you can attack twice with your creatures.  You can only do so as if you were playing a sorcery spell.

The beauty of this is that you can use the ability over and over again provided that you have the mana for it.

For that, you are going to want to have mana acceleration.  So far, you could get use out of Aggravated Assault in a Naya-themed deck.  You can use “Mana Reflection” to double the mana produced by all your sources.  Also, you can use “Keeper of Progenitus” to double the mana produced by Plains, Mountains, and Forests.

Also, you could also use cards such as “Furnace of Rath” and “Rage Reflection” to compliment Aggravated Assault.  Furnace of Rath doubles the amount of damage your sources deal.  Rage Reflection gives all of your creatures the ability of Double Strike.

For example, if you attack with a 4/4 creature, you would deal eight points of damage with Furnace of Rath.  With Rage Reflection, it would get doubled to sixteen points of damage.  Then, you can pay the cost for the ability of Aggravated Assault and give that creature another attack face.  Thus, you can deal up to thirty-two points of damage as a result.

Overall, Aggravated Assault is a pretty good card.  If you have cards to compliment Aggravated Assault, the enchantment gets pretty crazy.  It is something you would not want to be on the receiving end of.