Cruel Entertainment


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Commander 2016 (C16) Rare

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Cruel Entertainment


Choose target player and another target player. The first player controls the second player during the second player's turn, and the second player controls the first player during the first player's next turn.

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Cruel Entertainment Discussion

Gleeock on Sidar Kondo: give them toys ...

1 month ago

I'd do Sidar + Ludevic. Get Grenzo, Havoc Raiser in there. Cruel Entertainment. Any red - force attack enchantments... of which there are plenty. Avatar of Slaughter (because 2/2 suddenly double striking is great). Forbidden Orchard and things like it. The new curses could be KEY: Curse of Opulence, Curse of Verbosity, Curse of Disturbance, Curse of Misfortunes, Overwhelming Splendor

precociousapprentice on Moatchesa, Queen of politics

1 month ago

Check out my comments with regard to the curses on my Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control page. The only addition is that the optimal way to play against Cruel Entertainment is to team with the other player and attack the person playing Cruel Entertainment. That is what happens in my playgroup. We usually coordinate turns for the optimal benefit of both, and maximal detriment of the player of Cruel Entertainment. In that way, it has become an effective anti-Time Walk. Down 1 card, a turns worth of mana, and no real effect on the game, plus it just typically pisses people off. The card has disappeared from play in my group, after being something that several players thought would be hilarious and back breaking to two players. Did not work out that way, and is an example of how subtle is much better than heavy-handed, especially when the other players still have a choice they can make.

precociousapprentice on Marchesa Taxes The Peasants

3 months ago

Nice deck! I have never seen Cruel Entertainment played, but I imagine that both players will be very angry at you when you play it. I can imagine that smart players would collude with each other when tarted by this spell, and would spend their time attacking you. This idea has kept it out of my Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control deck. What has your experience been with card? +1 from me!

girlyvader on The Roil: Chaos in 5C

3 months ago

MagicalHacker This is my public brew, however I do have a more updated private brew I may upload and share with you. To point out some things that I found to be ineffective in this variant and were replaced: Infernal Genesis, Cruel Entertainment (I actually swapped Eye of the Storm in for this one; I loaded up a bunch of blue's most broken draw spells, and control tends to leave the Eye alone for a while if they can abuse it for free cards), Child of Alara became my commander because the mana base combined with Child sends "Damnit, that has to be Boonweaver" through the heads of most serious players online during the opening stage of play, which allows me to get a few free chaos plays through while they try to figure out what line of play I could possibly be pursuing. I won't go into detail here for the other swaps, but suffice to say the next variant included far more draw and blue wheels (Chaos, as I play it, wants players to have options; I won't intentionally prevent the game from ending, but I'm definitely trying to make it long and... eventful, plus the blue draw I included was largely intended to allow me to further optimize my deck, swapping tutors for less effective cards).

Gleeock on

3 months ago

Cruel Entertainment for funzies & flavor

Zero1911 on controlling opponents turn Commander replacement ...

3 months ago

This 9 out of 10 times this back fires as it (as others have said) piants a target for the guy you just messed with. I play Cruel Entertainment as it forces two other players to do the dirty work for me. Has yet to make anyone hate me as I am not the one doing the dirty stuff just enabling it to happen.

Wizno on Political edh

4 months ago

Having played a political style Mardu deck for a while now, I can say it's a really fun deck style. My easiest answer would be to look up various builds for Queen Marchesa (long may she reign), and modify it for more vampire synergy. She is an amazing commander for politics and Monarchy is such a fun mechanic in EDH. For a few ideas:

Cruel Entertainment
Rite of the Raging Storm
Orzhov Advokist
Capital Punishment
Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs

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