Grisly Spectacle

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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

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Grisly Spectacle

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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

RobotCowhand on Just your typical Alesha deck

1 week ago

Replace Grisly Spectacle and Murder with Go for the Throat and Terminate. Both are under $1 each. Lower CMC and don't put cards into a graveyard (lots of decks don't mind this or actively desire it)

Pieguy396 on Mirko Vosk, god of mill

2 weeks ago

Hey there! This deck looks pretty solid already, and I don't know how much I can help - it's already in great shape. Here's a few suggestions:

  • Grisly Spectacle is a little expensive for an EDH removal spell, but it accomplishes two tasks at once, which can be very valuable.
  • Cyclonic Rift is one of the best EDH board wipes in existence, and belongs in pretty much every Blue deck ever.
  • Sire of Stagnation can get out of hand pretty quickly with all of the card draw and mill it provides.
  • Counterspell also belongs in pretty much every Blue deck ever due to its extreme efficiency and versatility.
  • Wrexial, the Risen Deep doesn't mill by itself, but takes heavy advantage of the mill effects in your deck.
  • Sepulchral Primordial for the same reason as above.
  • Whispersilk Cloak can protect your commander and ensure his attacks connect.
  • Whispering Madness is sneakily a mill card, forcing your opponents to draw and discard repeatedly.
  • Windfall also has the same effect.
  • Same with Jace's Archivist.
  • Undead Alchemist also causes some serious mill stuff.
  • There's basically no reason not to run Command Tower.
  • Bojuka Bog turns off any graveyard shenanigans your opponents have going on.

If you're looking for cards to cut, I'd start with:

In any case, hope this helps!

PickleNutz on Mill by JaeHoshii

1 month ago

Heres a list of modern legal Mill spells that I dont think you have listed in your deck.

(Archive Trap pairs well against enemies who are using fetch lands or tutors, you can also control the effect with cards like Ghost Quarter and Field of Ruin)

To make a decent mill deck youll definitely need to splash black as the most efficient cards for mill are Dimir cards.

Youll also want to use Fetch and Shock lands like Watery Grave and Polluted Delta if you want to attempt competitive level play. I would recommend not doing that though because mill is very inefficient against the meta decks in modern and is considered by most to be too slow.

Hope that helps!

ElTacoDude on Rats and their Patron: 1st Budget Build

1 month ago

Probably take out Grisly Spectacle or Murder, right you I think you have enough targeted removal.

slambamwam on The Scarab God, Grave Defiler

2 months ago

Grisly Spectacle is great removal in this deck.

Force_of_Willb on Curse of Control

3 months 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

3 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.

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