Quietus Spike


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

UnleashedHavok on This is What Glory Looks Like: a Savage Beating

1 week ago

As per the usual Eternal, I am a fan of your deck! Thank you for the thought-driven explanations in your description. If you were going to build a $50-$60 framework with the intention of upgrading it to this list, what would be the $$ must-have cards? I feel like it would be Pyromancer's Goggles, Quietus Spike, Repercussion, Stranglehold, Furnace of Rath, Price of Glory. What are your thoughts?

I am curious about your use of Eldrazi Monument in this list. Is it strictly for the combo win? I feel like all of the creatures you have are creatures that you need. When will you drop the monument? I have always felt like it is a more beneficial card in a graveyard strategy. But then again, I struggle with letting go of resources on the board if I can't get them back. Two more questions for now. I see that you have Malignus in your maybe-board. Have you tested him and he didn't perform well, or are you considering trying him out? Have you considered/played Glacial Chasm, and what are your thoughts on it?

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Nazan, Voltron Catsmith

1 week ago

Scytheclaw is awesome with Quietus Spike. You take 3/4th of an opponents life with the triggers from only one hit, not mentioning the damage your voltron dealt. You should also try Thalia's Lancers as you're playing many legendaries.

Atavistic on Sram a Lam

1 week ago

First of all, you definitely want Lightning Greaves for this deck, whether it's to replace Swiftfoot Boots or not. Also, Wrath of God is objectively better than Day of Judgment, as well as not much more expensive. Ironclad Slayer would be a good addition for recursion (as is Mistveil Plains) and is probably better than having three shields which do the same thing; Kite Shield is redundant and could easily be replaced with a substantially better equipment, such as the aforementioned Greaves. Also, budget or not, you really want Enlightened Tutor to increase consistency even (Steelshaper's Gift is another good tutor option). If you are going to run so many Plains, you really want to have Endless Horizons in here so you can filter your deck and make it move even quicker than it already does. Of course, Land Tax also allows you to filter the deck a bit, and is probably worth every penny to get.

Other equipment to consider: Basilisk Collar, Godsend, Deathrender, Vorrac Battlehorns, Trepanation Blade, Armory of Iroas, Skullclamp, Quietus Spike, Darksteel Plate, Trailblazer's Boots, Moonsilver Spear, Infiltration Lens and Strata Scythe.

Other auras to consider: Angelic Destiny, Eldrazi Conscription, Armored Ascension (seriously, why are you not already running this one?), Felidar Umbra, Spirit Loop and Murder Investigation

TheVectornaut on Illusion

3 weeks ago

It just occurred to me that Lord of the Unreal and unblockable illusions make this deck fairly similar to a bogles-style list with Invisible Stalker. If you focus on the unblockable illusions (Phantom Warrior, AEther Figment, Walking Dream, etc.), you can make use of anything that benefits from that unblockability. This includes equipment like Quietus Spike, Sword of Feast and Famine, and such. Or it could be auras like Curiosity, Auramancer's Guise, and so on. Finally, ciphered spells like Hands of Binding and Stolen Identity are fun with unblockables. Just an idea.

Shimtalia on Don't Mind Me

1 month ago

Since I can't figure out how else to display them, here is my "acquire" list that will replace other cards in the deck:

Quietus Spike - Solemn Simulacrum - Umezawa's Jitte

VoidXDragon on Armor Cats (Somewhat Budget)

1 month ago

woluc So, I traded Skullclamp for Thornbite Staff (I dont know why I didn't see this before but, Thornbite staff is great in this deck, it combos great with any equipment or creatures with deathtouch. You pay 2 to do 1 damage, but with deathtouch, its instant kill. PLUS if you use it while Hungry Lynx is on the board, and you decide to kill some rats, your cats get +1/+1) OR WORSE YET: Quietus Spike and Thornbite Staff= Instatly reduce any players health by half for 2 mana...

Suns_Champion on Neheb's big load

1 month ago

Hello! Love Neheb!

Swiftfoot Boots more haste, hexproof

Quietus Spike can ramp you a ridiculous amount

Sword of the Animist consistent land ramp

Wildfire you won't really need those four lands if you have Neheb out

Chandra's Ignition one-sided board wipe and ramp with Neheb

Furnace of Rath risky, but mainly used as a game finisher

Pyrohemia if you have a ton of mana and more life than your opponent

Knollspine Dragon draw cards equal to damage and pick the ones you need

Cut suggestions: Extra Arms

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