Crackling Doom


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander (2016 Edition) Rare
Khans of Tarkir Rare

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Crackling Doom


Crackling Doom deals 2 damage to each opponent. Each opponent sacrifices a creature with the greatest power among creatures he or she controls.

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Crackling Doom Discussion

jellowsmurf on Zurgo Helmsmasher

2 weeks ago

You could probably benefit from more removal Journey to Nowhere, Oblivion Ring, Bring to Light, Darksteel Mutation and other things of that nature. Then maybe Ethereal Armor so you can get a little more bang for your buck. Sigarda's Aid makes all your auras more fun. Murder Investigation might be nice too since Zurgo would be such a target.

Might be a better fit to combine some of the auras keywords. Like Gift of Orzhova is like Mark of the Vampire and Angelic Gift rolled into one.

Brave the Sands might be a better option to Iona's Blessing.

I like the idea of having Assault Suit as well. Then you can pass around your commander, he'll almost always have indestructible, and let's say that the person who goes before you is annoying the table. Convince the other players to swing at the troublemaker :D

Finally, because it's a Mardu deck I have to suggest Crackling Doom.

There are far too many auras, equipments, and enchantments that do cool things tho, just off the top those are my suggestions. Good luck with finalizing, and playing!

MegaMatt13 on Marchesa, Political Queen of Pillows

2 weeks ago

Wizno and precociousapprentice, thanks for the feedback.

I've thought about Erebos, but I don't usually have enough devotion to black to turn him into a win-con creature. Erebos turns off life-gain, Tainted Remedy actively punishes it. Gray Merchant, Exsanguinate, and smaller passive life-gain effects are quite common in my group. Tainted Remedy threatens them with death if they play those cards while Erebos would just neutralize it.

Orzhov Advokist is another one I've considered. Do you find that it is effective in dissuading attacks or do people just pass on the counters? I like that it can buff my own creatures at the very least though. I'll consider it :)

Crackling Doom is still on the edge for me. I may throw it back in if I can find room :)

precociousapprentice on Marchesa, Political Queen of Pillows

2 weeks ago

If I faced more Gods or Eldrazi, Crackling Doom would be in my deck. If your meta has it, it is a nice card. I also consider Erebos, God of the Dead every time I look through my wincons. There is an Omnath, Locus of Mana deck in my meta with several lifegain cards that I don't like, and either of these would be nice additions to my deck. I lean towards the Erebos, God of the Dead over Tainted Remedy due to being a slightly more versatile wincon, and indestructible, but the lower CMC is nice. I am curious how often Tainted Remedy gets played around with only minor inconvenience.

Wizno on Marchesa, Political Queen of Pillows

2 weeks ago

I like a lot of the recent changes you've made to deck MegaMatt13. While I see the value in Backlash, I would say not to rule out Crackling Doom entirely. It has done an amazing amount of work for me in my meta to get around indestructible and hexproof commanders or big threats. It's also a nice finish after swinging in with a Master of Cruelties. I certainly see your point for the swap though and totally support it.

I noticed you incorporated Tainted Remedy into your deck (a card I've considered running myself) and I'm wondering how many lifegain decks you have to deal with in your meta? If it's a substantial number or if they are problematic, I would also consider running Erebos, God of the Dead. He has been an amazing addition and offers another source of card advantage if need be.

I would consider adding in Orzhov Advokist and Darien, King of Kjeldor as well if you would like to add some pressure to the decision of attacking you. Again, the deck looks really solid and I like a lot of the changes you've added.

Spirits on Run to the Hills

3 weeks ago

Glad to see another Kaalia of the Vast player, Fellow player myself Kaalia, the Purifier. I have some discussions on my deck if your interested in reading.

Not sure what your budget is? Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, Rune-Scarred Demon, Aurelia, the Warleader, Angel of Despair, Lord of the Void all around $5-$6 each, adds $20-$25 to the deck, but they are all solid. I would say add Gisela, Blade of Goldnight for $5 if budget doesn't allow others.

Master of Cruelties is essential, he's around $5 too.

Some good playable $1 to $2 guys are Hellkite Tyrant, Angel of Serenity, Reya Dawnbringer and Angelic Arbiter

Swiftfoot Boots at $1 is good protection.

Crackling Doom is good removal for budget $.

Swift Warkite this guy won't trigger properly with Kaalia of the Vast, only if you cast him from your hand. At CMC 6, don't do that!

Not the biggest fan of Go for the Throat at its $ cost. Would rather have a Crackling Doom.

It's build for 1v1 but uses the banlist not the Duel Commander banlist?

The hand control is pretty fun in this deck, definitely will frustrate some opponents.

Hope you have as much fun playing Kaalia of the Vast as I do. +1.

Spirits on Heaven and Hell

3 weeks ago

Hey angel/demon flavor is interesting, I feel like you'll give up some power excluding the dragons, but the idea is to have fun! Fellow Kaalia of the Vast player Kaalia, the Purifier

Talisman of Indulgence > Rakdos Signet in my opinion. Costs 2 for 1 vs. 3 for 2, and you choose which color.

I haven't read your archive, I'm sure you don't want dragons, but Balefire Dragon and Hellkite Tyrant would be good ones if you waiver on that. If not your fine without!

Not a fan of Tariel, Reckoner of Souls too random for my taste, and power 4 is uninteresting. I'd rather have a resolved Baneslayer Angel or Angelic Arbiter or Angel of Serenity

Dragon Tempest (Even without Dragons) is a nice way to get some Haste on Kaalia of the Vast

Grand Coliseum doesn't seem necessary since it comes in tapped.

Since your are running Ob Nixilis, the Fallen and Command Beacon and Cataclysm already, maybe an Admonition Angel and Crucible of Worlds and abuse the Landfall and have a CMC 5 Kaalia of the Vast? Gives it a different Mid-game flavor though.

You could also take out a Always Watching you have so much control Cataclysm, Damnation, Wrath of God, Akroma's Vengeance, Anguished Unmaking, Crackling Doom, Mortify, Path to Exile, Terminate, Utter End, Valorous Stance... Not sure you need a blocker! Swords to Plowshares is missing, but I think you have enough control and you want to avoid giving away life for modular, understandably. Might be too much control.

Have you killed with a Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip? Always seemed fun, but such high CMC.

Nice angel/demon flavor, hope something here is useful for consideration anyway.+1.

jubale on Scales is Suddenly Back Again!

3 weeks ago

I agree white is not wanted. Maybe you can rig a fetchland system that lets you get white without slowing down the mana too much. (GW and GR and RB fetches maybe, but I won't.)

In all honesty, Managorger is the single best card here. I would always go 4 Scales, 4 Snake, 4 Managorger, 20 land, and THEN figure out the other 28 cards. If Gorger lives, the game is won. Only Crackling Doom is a serious obstacle.

Spirits on Budget Kaalia

4 weeks ago

Kaalia of the Vast is awesome cause she can be Budget or Expensive, Fellow player, Kaalia, the Purifier

I think Gisela, Blade of Goldnight is like $4 or $5, good price : play value ratio working within a budget.

Swords to Plowshares is $1 or so I believe for the older (white border) prints.

Grave Upheaval is like $0.50 and reasonably useful.

Archfiend of Depravity is a control FREAK and under $1.

Can't beat Crackling Doom at probably $0.50.

Basandra, Battle Seraph used to be a Kaalia of the Vast staple, for her price nice ability. $1 maybe less.

Hope something here was useful. +1.

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