Gratuitous Violence


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

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

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Gratuitous Violence


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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Gratuitous Violence Discussion

driesVanca on Marath rage deck

1 week ago

@Natalbee thank you for the suggestions. I Actually tried Gratuitous Violence but it didn't really get to shine in the games where I played it. Leyline of Vitality looks also promising but somtimes I want Marath to die so I can recast him with more counters, which isn't possibel with the Leyline buff to toughness. And Collective Blessing could be cool if i'd change the deck to more token based.

Natalbee on Marath rage deck

1 week ago

Looks sweet! What do you think about Collective Blessing , Leyline of Vitality or Gratuitous Violence ?

carpecanum on Oh Naya Di'nt

2 weeks ago

I'm thinking the immediate total player kill you're striving for here would be easier if you had a Heartless Hidetsugu , Gratuitous Violence or both. Purphoros, God of the Forge would kill people before combat. He costs money now though

Nullstone Gargoyle , any of the creatures that require all creatures to block it

Gyre Sage and a couple other ramp creatures (and put your lands up dork, just use basics if you don't know which you are using yet. How can I playtest without lands?).

If you want to be a jerk put in Keldon Firebombers

Saljen on Borborygmos is coming

3 weeks ago

Oh, and another major card that I think would definitely fit into your 100: Grafted Exoskeleton . Your bolts gain infect, 4 bolts = dead opponent. Stack that with Gratuitous Violence (both of which you can play before your commander comes down) and it's 2 lands per kill. Assuming you have 6-7 lands in hand, that's 3 dead opponents on the turn after your commander comes out. Illusionist's Bracers is also another great one to attach to your commander, as each land now yields two bolts. This causes two triggers on Snake Umbra / Keen Sense from a single land. You also can't go wrong with Lightning Greaves , as both haste and shroud are invaluable to your commander. Realm Seekers is a great way to dump mana and refill your hand. Also, landfall dudes like Rampaging Baloths and Omnath, Locus of Rage give you another win-con. Mina and Denn, Wildborn is a dirt cheap way to play an extra land per turn, and her second ability lets you pay RG to return a land to hand and bolt something or play it again for landfall.

Saljen on Borborygmos is coming

3 weeks ago

The most you can do once you start top decking is 3 damage per turn... You need draw engines dude.

Keen Sense and Snake Umbra create a pseudo infinite combo with your commander, as it says "damage" not "combat damage", every bolt to your opponents face draws you a card. They both work with Zhur-Taa Druid as well, letting you draw as many cards as you have opponents each time it taps for mana.

Gratuitous Violence doubles the damage of your bolts. Abundance would allow you to draw a non-land when you have a hand full of lands and no commander out. It makes a combo with Sylvan Library (which is not budget) that lets you draw 3 cards of the type of your choice at the beginning of each turn. Ramunap Excavator would add a lot of value. Boundless Realms would be stupid good in here with all those basics. A future upgrade might be to build around Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle . Praetor's Counsel returns your hold yard to your hand, so if it's full of lands you basically win the game.

Anyways, just some advice. I also run a Borborygmos Commander list. I only run 39 lands, so my style is a bit different than yours, but you I run all of the aforementioned cards, so you might find some ideas.

Henryen on Budget Gobbos

1 month ago

I recommend Gratuitous Violence ;) fun card! Also Red Elemental Blast and Pyroblast for those pesky players

BahGringo on One Pissed Off Combo Lady | Rakka Mar EDH

1 month ago

First thing first I hate to be that guy but, your commander would be better off being Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker or Feldon of the Third Path . Now I kinda hope you ignore that suggestion though.

My best suggestion is Sundial of the Infinite This turns anything temporary into something permanent. Exile at end of turn become "keep forever". Steal until end of turn becomes "Keep Forever". Anything that ruins your turn like cyclonic rift counter it with sundial.

Have fun going through and choosing stuff from the list and worst part of all cuts in your own deck.

PartyJ on Hallar, the Ramp Kicker God

1 month ago

I am currently shaping my version of Hallar in a multiplayer setting. Soon I will be testing the deck and give feedback on the initial results. You can find my version on my profile page.

These cards feel like they deserve a spot in any Hallar EDH deck:

Let me know what your MVP cards are.

Best regards,


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Gratuitous Violence occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.16%

Red: 1.65%

RG (Gruul): 0.11%

Rakdos: 0.06%

RW (Boros): 0.18%