Gratuitous Violence


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy: Take the Crown Rare
Onslaught 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

TearsInRain23 on That Mardoo That You Do

10 hours ago

Yes that was what I meant. Zombies are best when the whole deck is meant for them. My suggestion? Take everything Alesha does into account and focus on it exclusively. She is aggressive, run aggressive creatures/ enchantments/ artifacts (Whispersilk Cloak, Fervor, Gratuitous Violence, Urabrask the Hidden). She recurs things, run recursion enchantments/ spells (Debtors' Knell, Reanimate, Marshal's Anthem, Return to the Ranks, Ravos, Soultender). She does a lot, so run protection enchantments/ artifacts/ spells. (Any of the Swords, Dictate of Erebos, Grave Pact, Archangel Avacyn  Flip)

All of this and the usual draw and mana ramp goodies. Mentor of the Meek, Phyrexian Arena, Sword of the Animist, Land Tax, Expedition Map, Sol Ring, Chromatic Lantern, Mana Flare.

alfindeol on Borborygmos Enraged: The Breaking of the World

5 days ago

shame Thanks for the comment and the upvote!

Both of those cards have had their moment in the sun in the deck and did solid work on occasion. Both however got cut for similar reasons. They're both (close to) dead if you're not going off.

The deck used to run a number of damage doubling effects like Gratuitous Violence, but they were frequently win-more for me. Either I was going off and winning, or not. The only that stuck around is Illusionist's Bracers as it has some added utility when Borbor is out, but you can't combo off AND it copies the ability to generate two draws instead of one with Keen Sense Even that would probably be best getting cut as the deck doesn't really take advantage of it much anymore. What I DO like about Quest for Pure Flame though is that it is one mana. If you top decked it in the middle of going off, it's easy to sneak into play.

Nostalgic Dreams is also at it's best when you're going off. One of the biggest issues the deck has is running out of gas in general. Especially if you hit one of your extra land play cards, you can very quickly be sitting on 7 mana, but no cards in hand on turn 4, so I've opted for more traditional draw like Harmonize. In that scenario, Dreams is a dead card as you need to discard something to get value.

cmsrDPM on Ruric Thar- Try storming now

1 week ago

You know what's fun in a Ruric deck: Gratuitous Violence. You know what's degenerate in a Thar deck: Grafted Exoskeleton.

Seniorhobo on BEST BBQ EVER

1 week ago

How do you feel about Dragonlord Atarka?? She's great for a card that just comes in and wrecks a few weenies, or gets rid of a pesky planeswalker.

Violent Ultimatum feels grossly over costed, and could probably be replaced with a Beast Within?

Do you like cards like Ur-Golem's Eye, Wayfarer's Bauble, and Worn Powerstone? Also what are your thoughts with Grave Pact, since it doesn't seem to synergize well with the rest of the deck.

As far as other suggestions: Scourge of Kher Ridges is a great board wipe on a 6/6. Skyline Despot is great for drawing an extra card. (and I love bringing monarch into edh). Possibility Storm is an absolutely hilarious card, and ruins decks that need some sort of plan to function well. Thunderbreak Regent is good for protecting the rest of your dragons, just through fear of getting smacked. Hoarding Dragon is good for grabbing all the artifacts you're running. and the last one, Gratuitous Violence combos super well with Warstorm Surge and Crucible of Fire to just turn any one of your dragons into an etb maelstrom of death.

WerewolvesLover on Discard for the Discard God.

2 weeks ago

@MrKrabs IMHO Gratuitous Violence is a strict upgrade over Furnace of Rath and Dictate of the Twin Gods. I mean, if you value your X spells' damage over the possibility of being massacred, then so be it but...

Rzepkanut on Aurelia voltron/beatdown combo

2 weeks ago

Quietus Spike, Duelist's Heritage, Gratuitous Violence, Inferno Titan, Outmaneuver, Masterwork of Ingenuity, Captain's Claws... Inspiring Statuary lets you tap equipment for mana. Nice deck looks fun. I run Aurelia too, but I go wide with lots of double striking dorks and anthems instead. Here's a link, I'd love to hear your thoughts on it.

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