Grisly Spectacle


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Common
Duel Decks: Jace vs Vraska (DDM) Common
Gatecrash (GTC) Common

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Grisly Spectacle


Destroy target nonartifact creature. Its controller puts a number of cards equal to that creature's power from the top of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

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Grisly Spectacle Discussion

slambamwam on The Scarab God, Grave Defiler

3 weeks ago

Grisly Spectacle is great removal in this deck.

Force_of_Willb on Curse of Control

1 month ago

Are only two curses enough to win? I think you might need more mill support:

How about Psychic Strike, Broken Ambitions, Countermand, Induce Paranoia as counter spells that also mill

Grisly Spectacle as a kill mill spell

Pilfered Plans, Thought Scour as draw and mill

Returned Reveler, Returned Centaur, Vedalken Entrancer as mill creatures with larger toughnesses

TheSurgeon on Mill-yard

2 months ago

If your just getting into modern, here's my take to help you play a mill deck with a sideboard for the format modern.

Game 1 is full throttle wincon. Put enough disruption in to get the job done as fast as possible to see what you're up against. The sideboard is used to fill in defensive holes games 2&3. Mill catds shouldn't be included in the SB, they don't help you. You need to buy more time to make the deck work.

That being said, you need to drop from the SB the following:
Belltower Sphinx
Grisly Spectacle
Psychic Strike
Psychic Spiral
These cards are too expensive and do too little, too late.
Visions of Beyond- (you already have 3 in MB)
I would suggest MB your Crypt Incursions, as well. These have done SO.MUCH for me, and many decks have a hard time coming back from your lifegain.

Consider for your SB, going Esper. Add like 5 plains, a couple Ethereal Haze, Darkness, Ghostly Prison (for go-wide decks) or Holy Day, to stop combat damage. Perhaps some Path to Exile to set up a free Archive Trap trigger. Seek can proactively find and remove GY reshufflers like the Eldrazi titans (Emerakul, Ulamog), and artifacts/enchantments like Leyline of Sanctity, Elixir of Immortality, and Wheel of Sun and Moon. Alternatively, you

If Affinity is found in your meta, I would try Hurkyl's Recall, or a bit more expensive card like Stony Silence.

JCNoob on Dimir Mill Deck Help Please

2 months ago

Thanks. Any other thoughts? Also I think I should take out Grisly Spectacle and replace them with Thought Scour.

TheSurgeon on Modern Mill

2 months ago

I find that I'm waiting to draw land after turn 2, so I can use most of my spells.

Mill is tricky, you can't use creatures and turbo mill. It just doesn't work fast enough.Mill (in any capacity) needs time. You need to make that time.

Your cmc is rather high for a modern mill, but I see what you are trying to do with the creatures and the sword. Not an original idea, but I find this build intriguing. You should take out the instant mill spells:
Compelling Argument for Thought Scour cause it does both for less.
2x Traumatize for 2x more Shriekhorn
2x Mind Funeral for 2x Turn Aside to keep your artifacts and creatures safe.
You'll ever get to play a Grisly Spectacle or Dreadwaters effectively. How about Mindcrank to turn that combat damage you're dealing into more mill power?
Scrapskin Drake and Viral Drake for Invisible Stalker.

It's a start. Playtest and see if the suggestions don't improve the deck's speed a little.

Luck to ya!

imoutogetyou on Malfy is misbehaving.

3 months ago

Faith of the Devoted is a little bad cause you will not have mana after casting Malfegor especially if you do it for the second or third time. I know you have a lot of cycling land but I still do not think that it is worth it might suggest some targeted creature removal like Grisly Spectacle possibly...

otherwise other madness cards could be great Call to the Netherworld might be cool, Dark Withering, Murderous Compulsion

Swiggitywiggity on Dimir Mill Deck

4 months ago

Would you think the card Grisly Spectacle would be useful? If they have a powerful creature like heroes bane, it can insta-kill them

takeaseathoney on Collateral Damage

4 months ago

so, i don't play mill decks, but here's some cards i would include maybe

Thought Scour seems efficient, you might want 4 copies. extra credit for being instant speed; you can hold on to it until the end of your turn, to wait for an opportunity to counter something.

Nephalia Drownyard might be good if you decide to run a splash of black in here too. there's a lot of good black mill cards.

Psychic Strike for instance, or Grisly Spectacle. or Dimir Charm.

Jace's Phantasm for board presence

Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker <3

Phenax, God of Deception

Jace, Memory Adept if you wanna pull out the big guns

Mind Sculpt

Tome Scour

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