Gratuitous Violence


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

Bxbx on Extreme Dinosaurs Gishath EDH

1 day ago

@Newtypezx: I've decided to go without additional combat steps for now, because I do not want to include too many different mechanics in the deck.

But in general, I think it's right to play a mixture of pump spells, double strike, double damage and additional combat steps in this deck, because this way those different mechanics can combo with each other. I wouldn't include Gratuitous Violence or Furnace of Rath though, because of their heavy red casting costs. An alternative would be Dictate of the Twin Gods.

Descendants' Path and Lurking Predators aren't included in my build currently, because their effects are redundant to Gishath, Sun's Avatar and I want to save card slots. You have to invest a lot of mana to use Quicksilver Amulet and Hunting Grounds can be difficult to set up in this deck. But I might put Selvala's Stampede in my deck. It is a hybrid between the aformentioned cards and I simply like cards that have a multiplayer component of some sort.

I think I won't include Iroas, God of Victory because I need more cards in the deck that do something on their own, which Iroas doesn't.

Thanks for the suggestions!

Newtypezx on Extreme Dinosaurs Gishath EDH

1 day ago

Bxbx thank you I'm making a build myself and I was kinda stuck on that part. I thought Aggravated Assault or Gratuitous Violence may work well in the deck too. Also have you thought about Quicksilver Amulet,Descendants' Path, Lurking Predators or Hunting Grounds as a away to cheat in your creatures. Iroas, God of Victory would be a pretty good addition as well.

JudgeExclamation on Friends of Extinction

3 days ago

I was playing around with the idea of Sunforger as well...

Still not 100% sure it is worth it to run.

Dino's seem to like the big green and red enchantments that help push through extra damage, like Gratuitous Violence, Beastmaster Ascension and even some white ones like True Conviction . At the end of the day I just don't feel confident that Sunforger is going to do what you want it to do with dino's, especially with Gishath, Sun's Avatar.

That being said I still think dino's are just a casual, stomp face, maybe get a big boardstate of mediocre creaetures type of deck. Nothing tricky...

Hopefully with Rivals of Ixalan we get way more dino support*

RazortoothMtg on Card creation challenge

1 week ago

Angrath, Prisoner of Ixalan

Leg Planeswalker - Angrath

Starting loyalty: 6

+1: ~deals 2 damage to up to one target creature

-3: Destroy target creature. If that creature is destroyed this way, create a 2/2 black pirate with menace.

-8: You get an emblem with "Gratuitous Violence." Then, ~ deals 3 damage to each creature you don't control.

Make a card for the The Bat God who I assume is named Aclazotz.

GoldenDiggle on OH LORD JESUS IT'S A FIRE! | Neheb EDH

1 week ago

Since you have Furnace of Rath, I'd try throwing in Dictate of the Twin Gods (which you can flash in before your turn) or Gratuitous Violence. Both help you stack some damage on easy.

Smash to Smithereens will help with pesky artifacts and ping someone at the same time.

Magmatic Force is constant damage on your turn and removal on opponent's upkeeps.

Brain in a Jar could do something cool, particularly at 3 and 4 drop.

A few more storm spells could be interesting Grapeshot, Haze of Rage, and Volcanic Awakening could be fun to try out.

Lutachris23 on Hitting You For 2!

1 week ago

Furnace of Rath effects are really good in Purphoros lists, other possibles: Dictate of the Twin Gods, Gratuitous Violence

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