Gratuitous Violence

Gratuitous Violence

Enchantment

If a creature you control would deal damage to a creature or player, it deals double that damage to that creature or player instead.

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Rare
Onslaught (ONS) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Gratuitous Violence occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Red: 0.26%

Gratuitous Violence Discussion

Xindlepete on Fate of the Furious

2 weeks ago

Trashcan: Sort of. Gratuitous Violence is definitely worth it, since it only doubles my creatures' damage and not everyone's. The various plinkers like Thermo-Alchemist and Lobber Crew now hit all opponents for 2 dmg per activation, and if Klothys gets devotion then her triggered ability hits all opponents for 4 each turn. Plus, Gratuitous Violence + Klothys puts devotion to 5, so I only need 2 more pips to turn Klothys into a creature and benefit from that damage doubler.

Dictate of the Twin Gods isn't so bad thanks to flash. You can flash it in on the endstep before your turn if you are properly set up to capitalize on it before anyone else get the benefit of doubling their damage. For example, in a game I played recently I was able to flash in Dictate before my turn, then on my turn I activated Klothys for 4 dmg, tapped Thermo-Alchemist for 2 dmg, cast Flame Rift for 8 dmg and untapped Thermo-Alchemist, tapped Thermo-Alchemist for another 2 dmg, cast Slagstorm for 6 dmg to players and untapped Thermo-Alchemist, then tapped Thermo-Alchemist again for 2 more damage. In that turn, I took a total of 12 dmg (14 between Flame Rift and Slagstorm, but +2 life from Klothys) while my opponents took a total of 24 dmg. I did manage to knock one player out entirely, and put the other two players into single digit life totals.

The other nice thing about Dictate of the Twin Gods is that I can flash it in as a combat trick on someone else's turn. There are a couple of Voltron decks in my playgroup, and one person has a Feather, the Redeemed deck that can put out a stupid amount of commander damage. If I flash in Dictate during a Voltron player's combat step, then they can potentially knock another opponent out of the game for me by doubling up the commander damage. By virtue of being an instant-speed interaction thanks to Flash, Dictate actually has quite a few good uses in this deck.

I admit that Furnace of Rath isn't terribly great in this deck, but doubling all the damage output makes all of the other spells and effects so much more efficient, and it does wonders for speeding up overall gameplay. As I said in the description, I built this deck with a personal "win-con" in mind, and that isn't to win the game. Ideally, my goal is to be able to deal at least 25 damage to each opponent over the course of the game, whether I win or lose. This deck seeks to punish everyone and almost become an Archenemy of sorts. The handful of games I have played with it so far I have only failed that personal goal once, and even then I was able to deal about 22 dmg to everyone before I got knocked out.

Are there better ways to build a Klothys, God of Destiny deck? Probably. Are there more fun ways to build one? Not for me.

thecakeisalie42 on The Drak

1 month ago

Hey Blackheart426,

Thanks for the suggestions! Generally, Drakuseth doesn't have too much of a problem with killing the things it needs to. As far as hitting harder, I found Strionic Resonator a bit too clunky, but Gratuitous Violence is a good option. I think I'll slot it in over Fireshrieker.

Blackheart426 on The Drak

1 month ago

Great Deck! For your consideration, Gorgon Flail, Quietus Spike and, if you're really feeling rambunctious, Sword of Kaldra for additional removal. Gratuitous Violence makes Drak hurt. Alot. Strionic Resonator for extra giggles. Keep it up!

I_Want_To_PlayAllTheDecks on A Board Wipe???? Cmon....

1 month ago

Thanks for all the suggestions!! I will look for those lands and Triumph of the Hordes is so good. Captain Sisay is a little bit out of my budget at the moment, but she is a great card. I have an aggravated assault so now that you mention that I will put it in. I like Gratuitous Violence But i would rather be dropping creatures. Why the Conjurer's Closet? also, I like Cryptolith Rite but I'd rather just be constantly swinging with my bad boys. Thanks Again!

discipleofgary73 on A Board Wipe???? Cmon....

1 month ago

Gotta love a BFM deck! Just some thoughts looking through:
I always find Thran Quarry and Ancient Ziggurat handy in multicolor, creature-heavy decks. Cryptolith Rite, Conjurer's Closet, and Belbe's Portal could also help get the more high-cost creatures out. There's a lot of protection already among the creature base, but I love a good Asceticism. Triumph of the Hordes, Gratuitous Violence, and Aggravated Assault may also be worth considering! With the amount of legendary creatures, Captain Sisay could be super powerful. Sorry to give so many suggestions for additions but not cuts - happy building!

kpres on Looking for B/U/R enchantment suggestions ...

1 month ago

Underworld Dreams

Omniscience

Raging River

Blue has a lot of Propaganda or Mystic Remora type effects, which give you cards when opponents do stuff. These are good. You may want to just pick good offensive enchantments.

Black has a lot of torture-type enchantments. Do a gatherer search for black enchantments and you will find a lot of good ones. I dare you to use Lich ;)

Red enchantments often have a lot to do with doubling the damage you do, e.g. Gratuitous Violence. There is a red/white enchantment combo using Sulfuric Vortex and Transcendence, both of which have high devotion.

If you're just going for high devotion, then try Opal Guardian.

You can always do a combo using Traumatize or Morality Shift and white's enchantment reanimation.

PlutoniumWedding on Torbran, Thane of Pissing Off Your Friends

1 month ago

Guttersnipe and Electrostatic Field seem underwhelming with only 13 total instants and sorceries, two of which kill them. Gratuitous Violence and Angrath's Marauders, however, are one-sided versions of Furnace of Rath, even though Gratuitous Violence is creatures only.

I imagine turning every single-damage ping into six damage with one doubler and Torbran must feel good.

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