Quietus Spike


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Planechase Anthology (PCA) Rare
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Rare
Shards of Alara (ALA) Rare

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Quietus Spike

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature has deathtouch.

Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, that player loses half his or her life, rounded up.


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Quietus Spike Discussion

CavemanlyMan on Cracking Rats - Help Needed

1 month ago

I love random, obscure tribals. My input would be that both Dictate of Erebos and Grave Pact are better than Butcher of Malakir . If you want more death triggers you can consider Blood Artist , Zulaport Cutthroat , Falkenrath Noble , Vindictive Vampire , ect, ect.

Also, Torgaar, Famine Incarnate seems weak when things like Scytheclaw , Quietus Spike , Virtus the Veiled , and other things that half life totals exist.

Sorin_Markov_1947 on The Bane of Playgroups

1 month ago

Okay, I have a few cards I question.

Battle Mastery doesn't really seem to fit the deck

Azorius Chancery is just bad

Evolving Wilds can be replaced by Fabled Passage (or add one of both, but if you do that also add Terramorphic Expanse

Convolute could be replaced by any auto-counter that also costs three mana (like

Sinister Sabotage ) unless the goal here is just to make them spend more mana and not to actually stop them. Same with Offering to Asha

Into the Roil is not an effective bounce spell for its cost

And then a few to recommend.

If you like Scytheclaw , Quietus Spike does nearly the same thing.

Icefall Regent is a very good fit for this deck.

Norn's Annex is another thing similar to Ghostly Prison , but can cost your opponent life if they aren't playing white.

Cryptic Command is similar to Ojutai's Command , but be wary of the triple blue cost.

Mystic Confluence and Force of Will are both good counterspells.

And then Mana Drain is just boss.

Demarge on Aurelia's Angelic crusade

3 months ago

Honestly the best way to try to up the power level of a boros commander would be to lean harder on the combo that commander is capable of and that'd be the Helm of the Host combo, Godo, Bandit Warlord could be rather good.

Settle the Wreckage is a sweeper you can add to a Sunforger package. Sigarda's Aid can help the equipment strategy, it turns your greeves into a spot removal protection spell, makes sunforger more a surprise, and lets helm of the host come in as a surprise win. Quietus Spike can very quickly chunk down an opponent's life total.

Angel of Serenity is a rather powerful angel (that gets really sweet with a helm of the host).

... Though honestly Kaalia of the Vast would greatly work better with an angel tribal theme. gameplay wise aurelia wants to be an infinite attack step deck.

jakethewhale007 on Avacyn V3 Redux

3 months ago

Glad to see you are still brewing Avacyn! I can't help but continue tinkering with my list as well. Have you considered Quietus Spike ? It gives your hatebears a bit more of a punch, and is incredibly nasty when equipped to a double striker. I'm not sure if I'll keep it in my list yet, as I haven't tested it enough, but it's been a surprising overperformer the couple times I've drawn it.

Yesterday on Two Creatures With Quietus Spike

3 months ago

Yes, that's entirely correct. It doesn't matter what life the opponent was on when the Quietus Spike ability goes on the stack, only when it goes to resolve.

lifemtg on

3 months ago

Hmmm, looks pretty good, maybe add a Quietus Spike for fun to attach to Gorm? I really like this pairing and best of luck to you in the future.

random_mage_X548 on Two Creatures With Quietus Spike

3 months ago

When two creatures with Quietus Spike attack:
- both creatures assign combat damage at the same time
- afterwards, both Quietus Spikes trigger after one another.

Latch Seeker and Gudul Lurker are both equipped with Quietus Spike and assign combat damage.

Enemy has 20 life:
(-3) + (-1) = 16 life.
1QS > 16 - 8 = 8 life.
2QS > 8 - 4 = 4 life.

Is this correct?

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Quietus Spike occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

White: 0.25%