Grisly Spectacle

Legality

Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy 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

Instant

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

Lord_Olga on

1 month ago

So basically, I think this deck just needs some more focus. Have you heard of the rule of 9? It’s where you pick 9 cards that are going to be the core of your deck, adding 4 of each of them, and then adding 24 lands. That gets you to 60. Then you can mess with it from there. It’s a great way to trim the fat and make sure the decks you build operate efficiently.

Aside from that, just some random things.

Wit's End is incredibly expensive to use at 7 mana to do something that doesn’t really have much to do with anything. If you’re gonna spend that much, you’ll want it to be something like a complete board wipe or some game changing combo.

Grisly Spectacle is just unnecessary. You don’t need the mill that comes with it. You’re better off just adding another Murder.

Another thing, being a vampire tribal deck, you have an opportunity to take huge advantage of your creature type being uniform, and you aren’t really capitalizing on it.

All that in mind, here are just some random cards to look at.

Anowon, the Ruin Sage

Bloodline Keeper  Flip

Feast of Blood

Indulgent Aristocrat

Kalastria Highborn

Pulse Tracker

Sanctum Seeker

Stromkirk Captain

Urge to Feed

Sanguine Bond

Exquisite Blood

Bloodchief Ascension

Crazyjala on The Scarab God's Mental attack

3 months ago

Responces to fools who believe attacking you can result in anything other than you're own death:

Cast Down, Chill to the Bone, Doom Blade, Eyeblight's Ending, Go for the Throat, Grisly Spectacle, Hero's Downfall, Hideous End, Pongify, Rapid Hybridization, Rend Flesh

Methods of killing more fit for one of the Scarab God's boundless intellect:

Coat with Venom, Fatal Blow, Necrobite, Touch of Moonglove, Virulent Swipe

Saljen on Mono Blue Mill & Control (Pauper)

4 months ago

Mill is tough in any format, but in a format as fast as Pauper, it's going to be really tough unless you can combo out some really big mill or have some way to survive for a long time. This deck does neither at the moment.

Your land-destruction sub-theme isn't doing a lot for you. It's high CMC and not very effective as your opponent can just tap different lands to avoid the tax.

Counterspell is better than Psychic Strike. The 1 CMC less is 10x more useful than the 2x mill. Grip of Amnesia might be okay in the sideboard against graveyard specific decks, but it does absolutely nothing to any deck that doesn't rely on the graveyard. They will just exile the graveyard they don't use every single time. Pauper has lots of good counter spells. Daze, Counterspell, Deprive, etc. Arcane Denial has a lot of synergy with this deck too, it may be worth running 4x of alongside 4x Counterspell for your control suite.

To fix some of the decks shortcomings, while keeping the premise of U/B Mill Control, I'd start by adding 4x Jace's Erasure. This card passively mills, mills more when you use draw spells (netting you double advantage) and stacks to become very difficult to deal with. You'll want to run 3-4x Muddle the Mixture to search out Jace's Erasure to ensure it's always on the field. It's also a solid counterspell as well, so it fits your control narrative.

Then you want to add some cantrips to help you filter through your deck and mill your opponent at the same time. I'd start with 4x Thought Scour, 4x Brainstorm, 4x Ponder. Brainstorm has the benefit of drawing 3, forcing 3 triggers on Jace's Erasure, even though you ultimately only draw 1. Ponder works with Brainstorm to let you shuffle away cards that you don't need right now. Thought Scour draws and forces them to mill at least 3 if Erasure is in play. 3-4x Mulldrifter gives you an option for a blocker or attacker while also drawing you cards. 1-3x Whirlpool Rider is also a solid card, as it can let you draw multiple cards triggering Jace each time.

As for removal, you'll want to run a few different cards. Diabolic Edict and Geth's Verdict are both solid, though I'd lean toward Edict due to the easier casting cost. Another option is Ghastly Demise, but I wouldn't run more than 1-2 of these. It lets you chose the target for removal and gets better as you fill up your graveyard with cantrips.

As for lands, I'd recommend just running 4x Evolving Wilds, 4x Terramorphic Expanse and the rest just basic Islands and Swamps. The two fetch land will help fill your graveyard for Diabolic Edict and also provides 8 shuffles to use with Brainstorm to allow you to really control what cards are on top of your library.

If we were to take all of this and put it into a deck, it might look something like this:

Control: 4x Counterspell, 3x Arcane Denial, 3x Muddle the Mixture (Also fetch's Jace's Erasure), 2x Crypt Incursion

Removal: 4x Diabolic Edict, 2x Grisly Spectacle (provides mill and target removal)

Draw: 4x Brainstorm, 4x Thought Scour, 3x Ponder, 3x Mulldrifter, 2x Whirlpool Rider

Mill: 4x Jace's Erasure

Lands: 4x Evolving Wild, 4x Terramorphic Expanse, 10x Island, 2x Swamp, 2x Bojuka Bog

Now you've got a deck that controls the board state through great counterspells and removal, while constantly taking double advantage of drawing with Jace's Erasure. All you have to do is counter, destroy, draw, win.

magicsheep on

4 months ago

Great deck NeLshawn! I would also recommend Grisly Spectacle. It's a flexible Instant destroy spell that, used right, can mill your opponent a lot (Fraying Sanity is EACH end step, so it will trigger if you use Grisly Spectacle on an opponent's turn. I personally think you need more Fraying Sanitys because they will double all of your mill effects. Fleet Swallower has a high mana cost but is frankly quite great - if you attack once, you can mill your opponents of half their library EVEN if they have a card that says "Destroy target attacking creature", because the ability will still trigger.

magicsheep on Not a run-of-the-mill turbo mill

4 months ago

Jace, Memory Adept is one card, as is Grisly Spectacle. Also, include Compelling Argument and Fleet Swallower (U/B mill is one of my favorite deck archetypes).

lilgiantrobot on Yahenni EDH

4 months ago

Yahenni is a good candidate for a budget deck. Some thoughts.

Gift of Orzhova counts as both black and white, so its out of your color identity (unless your group has house rules about hybrid cards).

30 lands is very, very low. Your 6cc and up cards are going to have a huge problem being cast reliably. Your mana acceleration isn't strong enough to make up for it with only two sources, one of which costs 6 itself. Several more lands and even basic things like Mind Stone, Charcoal Diamond, and Fellwar Stone will make a huge improvement.

Fleshbag Marauder is Executioner #2. I'd also consider Barter in Blood/Innocent Blood over more costly single target removal like Grisly Spectacle.

Phyrexian Reclamation is a casual edh all-star. You always want to have creatures to keep Yaheeni safe. Palace Siege is really decent too, and Reassembling Skeleton brings itself back to be sac'ed again.

magicsheep on black/blue mill

5 months ago

Grisly Spectacle could help you mill extremely well. Jace, Memory Adept has a ton of synergy here and could be very useful. I highly recommend these cards because they'll work great in this deck. I have these cards, and I think I'll head over to FNM and give this deck a spin. Also, I'll play against some friends and let you know how it goes. But, could you give me a sideboard to work with before I play? I'm happy to offer suggestions for a sideboard.

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