Collective Brutality

Collective Brutality


Escalate - Discard a card. (Pay this cost for each mode beyond the first.)

Choose one or more -

-Target opponent reveals his or her hand. You choose an instant or sorcery card from it. That player discards that card.

-Target creature gets -2/-2 until end of turn.

-Target opponent loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Collective Brutality occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.36%

Rakdos: 2.55%

Golgari: 2.07%

Collective Brutality Discussion

Grubbernaut on Help me with Esper Control

1 week ago

Collective Brutality could fill the other slots, potentially. I think mainboard Duress is pretty bad, so I'd avoid that.

Also - with no Fabled Passage , I think less basics makes sense.

Wishfallen on BR Wish Reanimator

1 month ago


Update at 10/2019


2 Collective Brutality


1 Thoughtseize

1 Swamp


1 Blazing Archon

1 Pithing Needle


1 Pyroblast

1 Red Elemental Blast

Magnanimous on Four Color Turbo Fog - Pioneer

1 month ago


First, I don't like your win conditions. Fevered Visions is just awful against any sort of aggressive deck that can dump its hand quickly or decks with discard like Collective Brutality . Fateful Showdown is a very slow removal/burn spell that I don't think your opponent will care about often enough. Both suffer from being too slow and not dealing nearly enough damage (I imagine Fevered Visions does <2 a turn and Fateful Showdown does around 4). Approach of the Second Sun is interesting, but you need a backup win-con. I'd suggest Sphinx's Tutelage as it has inevitability and fog decks typically draw a ton of cards.

You should consider whether or not you want these sweepers: Anger of the Gods , Sweltering Suns , and Supreme Verdict instead of a few fogs and whether you want targeted removal. If you don't want either I'd recommend getting rid of red, white, or both as they don't provide much value to you outside of those two categories (you'd need to also decide whether 3 Teferi, Hero of Dominaria is worth the splash).

Commit / Memory is also slow and I recommend cutting it.

Additions/Cards to consider:

Dictate of Kruphix , Mission Briefing , Treasure Cruise , Arboreal Grazer (works well with card draw and lots of lands, also has pretty high toughness), Mystic Sanctuary , Spell Pierce , Opt , AEtherize or Settle the Wreckage (instant-speed wrath effects and cards that punish attacking into open mana), Sphinx's Tutelage .

Magnanimous on Kiora: Cruelty Without End

1 month ago

You should seriously consider replacing most or all of your fogs with Genesis , Spore Frog , and Kami of False Hope . A Green/White shell with Eladamri's Call and maybe Chord of Calling if you want to go really creature heavy. You would need discard of some sort, I think a jump-start spell like Radical Idea or Chemister's Insight would be the best option in your main Bant colors, but Raven's Crime , Collective Brutality , and Liliana of the Veil are fantastic options in black. Running counters may also be nice, Nimble Obstructionist is especially interesting.

Pabs4444 on Abzan Aggrange

1 month ago

Deathrite Shaman is amazing. I'd highly recommend it. Grim Flayer and Collective Brutality are also both good options as value. Best of luck with the deck! Hopefully Pioneer will grow on you or that you find a deck you really enjoy.

Boza on Playing a card in response ...

1 month ago

No. Which spell to discard is chosen as part of Collective Brutality 's resolution. No player has priority to activate an ability or cast a spell during the resolution of a spell or ability.

The latest opportunity you have to cast this spell is while CB is on the stack, before it resolves. At that point though, you do not know what the opponent will choose to discard.

Argy on Playing a card in response ...

1 month ago

If someone casts Collective Brutality and chooses to have me discard Wild Slash , can I cast it in response, thereby giving them no legal target for that part of the spell?

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