Gruesome Slaughter


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Limited Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Rare

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Gruesome Slaughter


Until end of turn, colorless creatures you control gain ": This creature deals damage equal to its power to target creature."

Gruesome Slaughter Discussion

Dischord on Who toucha my spaghet!

3 months ago

I would try and find a copy of Nevinyrral's Disk to replace Gruesome Slaughter . The disk has much more impact than the slaughter, and also works as a catchup mechanism if you're behind.

Also, I noticed in your Maybeboard that you're looking to run Command Tower and Commander's Sphere - don't fall into that trap! Since Kozilek, the Great Distortion has no colors in his color identity, Command Tower and Commander's Sphere can't tap for any mana. For more information, check out the rulings from the Gatherer link for Commander's Sphere here.

QuietMyth on Primer: Kozilek Great Distortion of the Boardstate

8 months ago

merdrach hey, thanks for the interest. I had a stable, tight list around mid-2018, but then I sold a lot of the pieces at Grand Prix Milwaukee in November. So, right now I don't have a paper list.

That doesn't take away my 4+ year mastery of the deck though, so I'll come out and say it, if you do want to play this deck, it's gonna be pricey. You need to begin with the payoffs, Ugin, all 5 playable Eldrazi Titans are all going to be what you want to pick up first. You can make budget choices with the ramp, but it's gonna be a lot slower obviously. Cards like Jeweled Amulet are surprisingly effective.

When you're building on a budget it's easy to fall into traps, Gruesome Slaughter for example, make no mistake, is unplayable unless you're running a less tuned version of this deck with 30+ creatures. Make sure that, for boardwipes, you get the full suite of Ugin, the Spirit Dragon , Oblivion Stone , Nevinyrral's Disk , All Is Dust , and, if you're really into wiping the board, Perilous Vault , but you'd rather not exile all your ramp artifacts.

That being said, we've also gotten a whole lot of new gas in newer sets. The Immortal Sun and Karn, Scion of Urza are great.

Kingtalk on Get off my Land (and yours)

1 year ago

Kemokyle I like Raging Swordtooth, I'll consider it. Thanks!

beowolf11 Gruesome Slaughter and Juntu Stakes are gonna have to go in there, too funny. thanks for the suggestion man!

beowolf11 on Get off my Land (and yours)

1 year ago

Hey legit deck! here's some cards that might be cool withLiving Plane

Gruesome Slaughter might be cool but on the pricey side at 6 cmc, but describes what's going on well. Maybe Juntu StakesReverenceShirei, Shizo's CaretakerMyr Superion too

chadsansing on The Race to Kozilek

1 year ago

That's a powerful commander!

I wonder if you might test with more interaction including protection, removal, and flexible creatures.

Maybe Orbs of Warding and a Witchbane Orb to protect yourself along with Chalice of the Void and Warping Wail as conditional counters. Spatial Contortion and Titan's Presence are available conditional removal spells. Scour from Existence is costly, but maybe okay here. Gruesome Slaughter is almost like a wipe if you have a board presence. Endless One and Walking Ballista are both somewhat flexible early- or late-game draws for blockers or offense. Eternal Scourge is a good recurring blocker.

Other creatures that come to mind that might add value: Metalwork Colossus, Metalworker, Platinum Angel, and Platinum Emperion.

Have fun brewing!

Justist on A Gruesome Slaughter

1 year ago

Just a few comments:1. What do you plan on sacrificing with Ashnod's Altar? Only Skittering Invasion, Spawning Bed, and Blight Herder put sacrificable creatures on the board, or you'd have to sacrifice the big ones for just 2 mana... Same goes for Eldrazi Monument by the way.
For the mana you could take a look at Blinkmoth Urn, although it may also give mana to your opponents.
2. Gruesome Slaughter sounds fun, but at which point would you actually use it? Half of your creatures seem to have Annihilator, some are so weak that the extra ability won't help, and with a 10/10 you'd probably want to swing face instead of dealing 10 to a creature "for free". Maybe Akroma's Memorial fits better if you plan to have this kind of effect.
3. Which artifacts do you plan to sacrifice with Phyrexia's Core? Otherwise it would just be as good as a Wastes (see point 4).
4. Ash Barrens, Cloudpost, and Holdout Settlement seem to add nothing more than a Wastes would do. While they may look nicer, with more Wastes you could also consider running Solemn Simulacrum and Burnished Hart.
5. You are severely lacking card draw. Consider a Mind's Eye or a Sandstone Oracle.

musicman3310 on Artifect

2 years ago

Possibly Gruesome Slaughter or Swarm Surge.

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