Quietus Spike

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander 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.

Equip

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Quietus Spike Discussion

TheAmazingSteve on *Primer* A Hellish Crusade [Edgy Specter Tribal]

1 month ago

If you are looking for more / better specter cards, there are some that are not technically specter's but still have the discard effect such as Kheru Mind-Eater , Dreamstealer , Liliana's Reaver .

You can also double the triggers with Strionic Resonator , Fireshrieker , and Grappling Hook .

And as long as you are getting in for combat damage, why not run Sword of the Animist , Bloodforged Battleaxe, Mask of Memory , or even Quietus Spike / Scytheclaw ?

Also, Rogue's Passage is a pretty decent land if you can't get in easily.

Finally, Sepulchral Primordial can get some value from those discarded cards.

Lophane on No Step on Snek

1 month ago

Hi there, I have a couple of suggestions for you. first of any and all indestructible creatures would also ruin your day so I would suggest adding a Permeating Mass, since it turns the other creature into a copy of itself it gets around a few of the pitfalls that the deck currently suffers (as before mentioned indestructible creatures, and also, while it might lose a fight with a double-strike creature, it essentially removes that creature as a threat as your first-strike deathtouch creatures can block and attack without fearing the same repercussion)

Also, Quietus Spike gives creatures deathtouch by itself, so it is unnecessary to put it on a creature with deathtouch to get that effect. Might I suggest Virtus the Veiled instead? It fits in with your 1-3 drop deathtouchers and it has Quietus Spike's effect attached for just 3 mana.

NensouHiebara on Balan, Wandering Knight | Equipment Voltron

1 month ago

@GeminiSpartanX

Land Tax was in the deck since Day 1 up until May when I replaced it with Tithe.


@dritchie

Commander Damage is already a huge setback for mass lifegain strategies. I've had Quietus Spike in the deck before and wasn't enjoying it that much because it doesn't contribute to Commander Damage.

Balan, Wandering Knight is already a fast clock with the right pair of Equipment. I've never felt the need to reintroduce Quietus Spike to the deck.

dritchie on Balan, Wandering Knight | Equipment Voltron

1 month ago

What about Quietus Spike I found it very useful against mass life gain decks to keep them in check plus added bonus of death touch

Pal00ka on Atlantis!

1 month ago

Quicksilver Fountain is another way to turn on islandwalk and slow down opponents' at the same time.

Being able to connect consistently with combat damage opens up some fun avenues to explore. Coastal Piracy and Bident of Thassa for card advantage; equipment like Sword of the Animist, Quietus Spike, Bloodforged Battle-Axe, Dowsing Dagger  Flip, Mask of Memory, Prying Blade, Rogue's Gloves, Specter's Shroud, and Spellbinder all give different options depending on what you feel you need more of; and for redundancy Thassa, God of the Sea is clutch.

I cannot imagine merfolk do not engage with sea monsters and they would definitely give you some late-game push. Ones that spring to mind are Scourge of Fleets, Stormsurge Kraken, Slinn Voda, the Rising Deep, and Stormtide Leviathan.

In addition to your pillowfort pieces I would also consider AEtherize to bounce an attack and Equilibrium to bounce threats as you play your merfolk.

Throne of the God-Pharaoh could be potent with all of your sideways turning. To complement this fact and reinforce merfolk's weaknesses (aka aerial anything) vehicles could work. Smuggler's Copter comes readily to mind.

SynergyBuild on Quest: The lost soldier

2 months ago

Actually, there is a deck that I alone am a proponent of. I have yet to see another player in all of my years of EDH, looking online, IRL, etc for this commander another user of it:

Lu Xun, Scholar General

This commander is simple, a powerful mono-blue commander that while being considered low-tier, can be a powerful unblockable voltron draw-engine, a normal draw engine, or something to attach non-voltron equipment onto.

Ever seen a player be blown out by a few damage? Sword of Feast and Famine making them discard a card, Sigil of Sleep bouncing their biggie into their hand, Sword of Body and Mind milling them ten, and Quietus Spike doesn't help matters on their end ;)

It isn't the best commander, no, however it brings a mono-blue aggro commander onto the field, and can play a great midgame and lategame need be. Like drawing cards? It has you covered, and with extra turn spells for more damage, stacking Tandem Lookout, Sword of Fire and Ice, Fireshrieker and Ophidian Eye or Curiosity, you are drawing some 8 cards a turn, probably drawing another extra turn spell in the process. Sounds like Narset, Enlightened Master some of the time!

Don't worry about the big aggro problems of not being able to deal with threats, you often don't need to tap out, holding up mana for a Swan Song, Counterspell or Into the Roil, sometimes even the overloaded Cyclonic Rift, while still progressing your board by dropping a one or two mana enchantment onto Lu Xun.

See my following three lists for budget reasons:

14 Dollar Super-Duper Budget Varient:

$14 Budget Lu Xun (Mono-Blue Voltron)

Mid Budget Varient:

Mid Budget Lu Xun (Mono-Blue Voltron)

High Budget Varient:

High Budget Lu Xun (Mono-Blue Voltron)

DarkStarStorm on Tetsuko Extra Turns

2 months ago

I guess that my quandry is that most of the 1/1s you have already have built-in evasion. These are the only ones that you have that don't (discounting Timestream Navigator because it's not there to attack).

  • Eternal of Harsh Truths
  • Master of Waves
  • Raven Guild Master
  • Salvage Drone
  • Scroll Thief
  • Shorecrasher Elemental

A quick gander at EDHREC shows some cards that are crazy when paired with Tetsuko.

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Quietus Spike occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%