Barrage of Expendables

Barrage of Expendables


, Sacrifice a creature: Barrage of Expendables deals 1 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker.

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Set Rarity
Jumpstart (JMP) Uncommon
Magic 2014 (M14) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Historic Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal

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Barrage of Expendables Discussion

5dollarMTG on $5 Steal 'n Sac

4 months ago

Hey ConstantVigilance - definitely in standard. Not sure about pioneer - looks like Barrage of Expendables is legal there, and it's really nice to have a one mana sac ouutlet.

TheBtB on Pashalik Mons

4 months ago

Hello lukeanto, thanks for your reply! Funny thing is I see you have as well an Arcades, the Strategist deck which is one of my other Commander decks :)

Thanks for suggestions, I had missed Barrage of Expendables, others I have already in deck, or tested in the past.

I'll need a bit of time to look into details at your Krenko. Mobb Boss deck, but if you rely so much on sacrifices, I'd suggest you to consider Pash as commander instead. While adding value to sacrifices, it's as well putting presure on Agro decks, because even if they attack with big creas, each block with a 1/1 gob actually allows 2 damage.

One question, what Commander flavor are you playing? I'm playing Duel Commander (1v1, 20 life), so need to be fast and keep mana curve low.

lukeanto on Pashalik Mons

4 months ago

hey dude i have (and by have i mean on this web and want to buy when i get the money) something similar to this but i focus more on sac and do dmg either with Pashalik Mons Barrage of Expendables, Boggart Shenanigans Goblin Bombardment Impact Tremors or adding red mana with Skirk Prospector and using it for spells like Banefire...another combo you can use is Umbral Mantle with any "tap" creature like Krenko, Mob Boss Goblin Sharpshooter Goblin Lookout ...check out mine! :D

ManiacalPotato on Valduk's Elemental Ordnance

8 months ago

Goblin Bombardment is essentially a direct upgrade to Barrage of Expendables , also Dowsing Dagger  Flip would be some nice ramp since you'll be swinging with trample so often.

shadow63 on An Egg-cellent day

1 year ago

I really suggest the scry lands from m20/theros block for this deck. Also some sac outlets would be great Barrage of Expendables seems kinda crazy in this deck Sake with Goblin Bombardment Pyrohemia also doesn't look bad

Gattison on Gob-Kin Frenzy

1 year ago

Have you considered Impact Tremors at all?

And maybe Barrage of Expendables for another sac outlet?

ZendikariWol on Valduk Voltron

1 year ago

Barrage of Expendables, in my opinion, is worse than Tooth and Claw as a sac outlet. Why? Barrage costs mana.

Now Barrage would probably be better if it was, say, 2 damage. But why I say Tooth/Claw takes it is trading up. You can eat a Sun Titan with 2 carnivores. You're getting... let's say, 2 or 3 carnivores every turn. So you keep those up on the defense, they just sit there, a giant rattlesnake. Who wants to attack into 3 3/1s that you are 100% certain the defending player is willing to sacrifice? No one in their right mind.

If you want card advantage, you have two big plays.

1) Dark-Dweller Oracle. Just. Just Dark-Dweller Oracle.

2) convince a buddy to play group hug. Yeah, we're into mind games now. Jace Beleren, Edric, Spymaster of Trest, Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis, Humble Defector, and that's just scratching the surface. I have played a lot of group hug, but I have never played a game where everyone on board wasn't drawing 2 or more cards every turn.

bushido_man96 on Valduk Voltron

1 year ago

Thanks for all the responses so far. The suggestions are super helpful.

@WhichKing, no Purphoros, at least, not right now. I'm going pretty budget with this one, and its not a card I have.

@ZendikariWol, I do like Prowler's Helm, and have added it to my maybeboard along with Strata Scythe, Kitesail, and a few of the others. I'm teetering on Sundial of the Infinite. I like it, but I'm just not sure I want to go that rout...yet. I did have Tooth and Claw initially, but cut it for more equipment. It may go back in yet. Also, thanks for the note on Stalking Vengeance; I missed that entirely, so that's an easy cut. Warstorm Surge is coming to take its place. I'm on the fence about keeping Barrage of Expendables around. Skeleton Key is mainly in for the card draw, not the skulking ability. Good info on Browbeat and Sparring Collar. I'll cut the Collar for sure. I wasn't sure on Browbeat, but man, red needs card draw. But, I'll look into something else. Thanks for taking the time to look through all the equipment in Magic for this! There are a lot of really good budget options in there. When throwing equipment into this deck, I tried to make sure I was getting equipment with more than just a power/toughness bonus, and to get some other ability along the way, i.e., hexproof, trample, double strike, unblockable, etc.

@Heliogabale, I do like Basilisk Collar, and I may add it down the road. Deathouch is nice. I'm not running the spell cheapeners, mainly so I can run more equipment, and most of that isn't terribly high CMC anyways. Sure, it'd be nice to get it for free, and I'd do that in a build with someone like Sram, Senior Edificer, but for Valduk, I'm not as worried about it.

Thanks again, everyone. This was super helpful.

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