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
Oathbreaker 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.

Gratuitous Violence Discussion

Senomar on Duel commander Commander Atarka, World Render

2 weeks ago

Hey my friend, nice deck ! I see what you're trying to do : the one turn kill :)

However to make this work in the format you should consider way more ramp. Especially turn 1 ramp ( Wild Growth , Utopia Sprawl , Green Sun's Zenith + Dryad Arbor , all the elves and a Skullclamp to cycle them...). For the turn 2 ramp spells you missed the best one which is Sakura-Tribe Elder . Then put in some cheap wraths ( Anger of the Gods , Sweltering Suns ...).

The format is pretty fast. 90% of aggro decks could kill turn 4 to 6.

In order to get this stuff I heavily suggest you to replace most of your high mana enchantments Gratuitous Violence , Aggravated Assault , Asceticism , Crucible of Fire ... And stabilize your kill cards around 5 to 8 (you already have a big card to cast all along the game which is your commander!)

Don't get me wrong, your deck is sweet. Just sayin it isn't fast enough to do something in the format.

Have a nice day

saint5one on Ur-Dragon precon upgraded

2 weeks ago

Hahaha that is a nifty combo! i think the hard part is getting Worldgorger Dragon in the graveyard though :D

I see what you mean about the deck fitting the playgroup, however i often play a lot of different people at my LGS, so just a general good and fun deck :)

haha i have not had Gratuitous Violence backfire on me yet but i did hit a friend for 40 DMG with the UR-dragon from that and Xenagos, God of Revels today :D but i do see your point..

About the mana generating creatures they are target i agree, but this deck just requires so much ramp! not sure about them..

and thanks i will take a look :D

InSanor on Ur-Dragon precon upgraded

2 weeks ago

I would cut off from non-dragon creatures, but that is my personal preference. I also prefer to keep my mana generating creatures to minimum, as they often bite the dust sooner than I'd like. Also Gratuitous Violence more often than not backfired on my own face, a real Double-edged sword that one :p But it could work, it just never did so for me.

It is often hard to say what is actually good since there are different metas in each playgroup, but boardwipes and more graveyard digging could never hurt I guess.

The Animate Dead combo is explained in here

I just updated my own dragon deck, which you are free to look too Ur-Dragon, Ur-Rules. It is far from the best, but it could give you some ideas for your deck. It is an casual deck, with some competitive bite in it.

griffstick on "Menace" to Society

1 month ago

Iroas, God of Victory 's 1st and 2nd abilities, aka Menace ability and suto Dolmen Gate will guide you to victory.

Attack and buff your creatures with: Agrus Kos, Wojek Veteran , Hero of Bladehold , Hero of Oxid Ridge , Nobilis of War , and many more.

Attack with these and get other stuff: Victory's Herald , Hero of Bladehold , and Hanweir Garrison .

Taking advantage of the 2nd ability: Sword of the Animist , Lightmine Field , Powerstone Minefield , and Pyrohemia , and other instant speed damage based board wipe effects. Once your creatures are attacking they cant be damaged. This effect last until combat is totally over. So even after combat damage (but still combat phase) you can cast a spell to do damage.

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I missed this stuff too: Agrus Kos, Wojek Veteran , Hero of Oxid Ridge , and Hero of Bladehold they all buff my creatures when they attack so giving them extra attack phases to attack again, buffs them again. So its "battle cry x2" from the Hero's, and its +4/+0 form Agrus Kos, Wojek Veteran on the second attack. Angelic Skirmisher also triggers twice. Not only for my extra combat phases, but my opponents as well. you're all going "duhhh" right, but i knew this too. Didn't realize i have been missing these triggers all the time.

As you can see it works when I remove the changes you said you had to do scotchtapedsleeves

Liquidbeaver on Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician [PRIMER]

1 month ago

Swapped Goblin Goliath out for Gratuitous Violence because the card legality is bugged which makes the deck show up as not legal for the format, which makes it fall off deck list searches. Goliath is still in the deck.

JhonAF on Ruric Thar, Extreme Sub $40 Budget EDH

1 month ago

What do you think about Gratuitous Violence ? Seems great with Ruric.

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Gratuitous Violence occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Red: 0.26%