Collateral Damage


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Fate Reforged (FRF) Common

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Collateral Damage


As an additional cost to cast Collateral Damage, sacrifice a creature.

Collateral Damage deals 3 damage to target creature or player.

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Collateral Damage Discussion

bazavini on X's Red rush

1 month ago

how about exchange one or 2 Browbeat for one or 2 Collateral Damage is usefull when using the Ball Lightning or the Spark Elemental all of then dies in the end of turn insted of onily sacrifices it you can do more damage.

troyisepic on I shat this Krenko deck out in 20 minutes

3 months ago

Sword is broken with krenko, especially like I said with the altar. Krenko with sword +any goblin and the altar creates an infinite combo for infinite 1/1 goblins. You could theoretically win turn 3 with it. Also cards I'd suggest tossing.Sparkmage Apprentice Doesn't help Krenko and the one damage it does when it comes in is inconsequential.Ornithopter It's a free flying blocker at best, but it doesn't offer you any real benefits other than a potential few extra life points that shouldn't matter since you should be faster than anyone else anyway.Forgotten Cave Cycling is awesome, don't get me wrong but you've got much better options than this, Look into a Wheel or something instead.Sure Strike The spell isn't bad, for most decks I'd usually say go for it, but goblins are a swarm tribe. You're looking for lots of tiny bits of damage, one guy doing an extra 3 doesn't do much for you.Collateral Damage There is no reason to run this over Lightning BoltTrial of Zeal You aren't running any Cartouches, this is basically an expensive lightning bolt.There's a few others I think are sub-optimal, but those are the big changes I'd consider making personally. As for ideas on what would be better in their place...Purphoros, God of the Forge costs some $$$, but you'll be dumping goblins all over the place so he can win the game for you on his own, definitely worth the investmentFervor Haste is gonna be important for your goblins, you have some creatures that do it, having something a little harder to get rid of that gives haste is definitely welcome.In the Web of War More haste and now all your goblins are 3/1 when they drop. Definitely a game changerRummaging Goblin Draw is important, and while discard is a pain, goblins have the best discard option ever, Squee, Goblin Nabob he can be a permanent way for you to grow your hand without ever having to actually lose anything important.Goblin Recruiter Red doesn't have a lot of tutors, this guy is great for that AND he's got the ability to pull as many as you want, gotta play him smart though.Goblin Assassin He might hurt you too, but with krenko pumping out buttloads of tokens, it's essentially a boardwipe for everyone except you.

Wiggyman on All Your Creatures are Mine/Dead

5 months ago

Villain17:I've thought about Fling but Bone Splinters and Collateral Damage do pretty much the same thing for cheaper. Maybe as another win condition?

Cabaye21: Almost every turn, you gain control of and then kill one of your opponents' creatures. A 3/2 flier with deathtouch for 1 is pretty darn good.

Von.Banamaor on

5 months ago

The problem with adding black is that it will significantly slow down the deck and I am a big fan of speed and consistency. I just don't feel like it is adding more than it subtracts. Perhaps I'll try it later, but for now I'd like to see how far I can get with red alone.

The big issue with Fling and Rite of Consumption is that you need a powerful creature to make them effective and there are a lot of decks that don't play anything much bigger than a 2/2. Collateral Damage give me 3 damage guaranteed and combines with Wrangle to give a great play with only three land.

Also, if the opponent's deck doesn't play creatures you need Mogg War Marshal for the deck to function. Getting three 1/1's from a single 2 casting cost creature gives you all you need plus some chump-blockers.

I've been on the fence with both Flame Jab and Needle Drop. So far, Needle Drop isn't really doing it for me and I think I'll ramp up to 3 Searing Blaze.

You are 100% correct about Electrickery.

I feel like I can either play Searing Blaze or Flame Jab and wanted to playtest both. So far, I like Searing Blaze better because it also gives me the option to play one or two Fireblast main or sideboard. So, I'm with you on that.

I've updated the maybe board for some other options too.

nerdolfo on

5 months ago

Fair enough (excuse my english, but it's not my first language). Love the idea behind this deck, so here are some impressions.

B splash is a must. You'll gain Rite of Consumption and some Chainer's effects (on SB, for those damn Auras). I would take out that lonely Flame Jab (you just run 19 lands), 1x Fling and 2x Searing Blaze (you don't want to remove your opponents creatures that way, at least no the first game). You also can will replace that Needle Drop with some Costly Plunder.

Not too sure about Collateral Damage, but I have nothing on my sight at this moment to suggest a replacement. Same about creatures, specially Mogg War Marshal.

SB suggestions: 3 - 4x Electrickery, perhaps one in main (big fan of the card) and 4x Chainer's Edict or Diabolic Edict.

I'll take this to MOL tomorrow and will come back with new comments.

greatdevourer on Watch the World Burn

6 months ago

Here are some suggestions off the top of my head. You are at 63 cards. And I'm fairly sure we've had the 60 card discussion before. :D

Consider the following changes:
-1 Bomber Corps
-1 Lightning Strike
-1 Thunderous Wrath
That drops you to 60 without any major changes to the the deck.

Here are some other cards I want you to consider:
Crash Through and Faithless Looting for card draw.
You are going to need a sideboard for more competitive environments. And the sideboard also works for testing maybe cards. Take a look at Legion Loyalist, Stonewright, Tormod's Crypt, Electrostatic Bolt, Smelt, Shattering Spree, Shattering Blow, Monastery Swiftspear, Skullcrack, Collateral Damage, Barrage of Expendables, Pyrite Spellbomb and Searing Blood as either main or sideboard cards.

Sideboard suggestion:
3 Tormod's Crypt
3 Smelt
2 Searing Blood
2 Slagstorm
2 Shattering Blow
3 ???, not sure on this one.

Let me know what you think.

Chopwood on Gobby Gob Gob

6 months ago

Wynasty84 How fun, welcome to the game! I may not be the best player there is, but if you ever have any questions, feel free to ask me!

One other goblin suggestions that you should consider is Goblin King, he's great against red decks so he makes good SB material. I would decrease your Krenkos to 2x, since you won't be able to have more than one of him in play at the same time, and tempo is really important in a goblin deck! You should aim to win at turn 4, everything later than that and your opponent will have the upper hand and your only way to win past that will be to draw a Goblin Grenade or have som other burn. I would replace Collateral Damage entirely with Lightning Bolts!, since they won't sacrifice your poor little Gobbos. If you need more burn than that i would recommend Skullcrack or Searing Blood. I would probably cut Hordeling Outburst since turn 3 you like something that attacks directly or gives a boost to the rest of your goblins. I had Krenko's Command in my goblin deck earlier, but replaced it with Mogg War Marshal, since it's a bit more resilient against sweepers and if you cast it at turn 3 or later it's a perfect target for the grenade. I would probably cut Reverberate, too since it's a card that doesn't do anything on it's own, which can be problematic if you're playing a fast deck.

Please tell me how Contested War Zone works in the deck! I've been thinking about adding it to my goblin deck, but I'm afraid that the colorless mana will be a prolem, so I'm interested in knowing if it's good :)

franjimen421 on Jund Sacrifice

6 months ago

first of all:

modern is a fast format. 5 and 4 mana spells or abilities that are 3 colored, like you have, are not likely to even hit the battlefield because you'll die before it even happens (in most cases). if those 5 & 4 drops are not important to you, i suggest removing them from the deck, and putting creatures like Bile Urchin, Bloodbriar, Bloodflow Connoisseur, Bontu the Glorified, Child of Thorns , Corpse Hauler, Doomed Necromancer, Frostling, Mortician Beetle

spells like Altar's Reap, Bone Splinters, Collateral Damage, Crack the Earth, Eldritch Evolution, Fling, Footsteps of the Goryo, Infernal Plunge, Plunge into Darkness

noncreature permanents like Demonic Appetite, Evolutionary Leap, Quest for the Gravelord

and sideboarding Boggart Forager

i'll keep searching for you tomorrow, hope this helps for now

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