Reckless Spite

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Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy Uncommon
Commander 2013 Uncommon
Invasion Uncommon
Tempest Uncommon

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Reckless Spite

Instant

Destroy two target nonblack creatures. You lose 5 life.

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Reckless Spite Discussion

greatdevourer on Tsabo Tavoc, Mother of Infection

1 week ago

Really good decks start out with a solid idea and evolve over time and play testing. Here's some ideas based on my experience.

Cards to consider (in no particular order):
Ugin's Nexus to keep people from taking extra turns.
Goblin Welder for artifact recursion. Even if they counter something like the Nexus or Contagion Engine.
Jester's Cap is great at ripping combo decks apart by removing key components. It also works well with the Goblin Welder.
Bonehoard is better than Nightmare Lash in multi-player games as it sees everyone's graveyard.
Grafted Exoskeleton really should be in this deck to help push the infect theme and make any creature a significant threat.
Infiltration Lens, for the card drawing. The defender chooses to either take the damage or allow you to draw two cards.
Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon also should be in this list.
Kumano, Master Yamabushi as an alternate win conditions via direct damage. With the Grafted Exoskeleton it's a short game.
Fallen Ferromancer, Frostwielder, Spikeshot Goblin, or Prodigal Pyromancer to get around those pillow fort opponents.
Kaervek the Merciless to make it hurt for those combo players.
Virulent Swipe as a better creature pump spell. The rebound means you get twice the effect out of one card.
World at War is another extra combat phase card. Also rebounds.
War Elemental can get huge. When paired with a Surestrike Trident it becomes a quick way to kill a player each turn.
Loxodon Warhammer for tample and life gain. Any creature in the deck is better with a Warhammer. Spikeshot Goblin is really fun with the Warhammer.
Relic Putrescence could be fun on someone's mana artifact.
Cards to consider cutting from the list:
Anthem of Rakdos deals too much damage to you. Per Gatherer: "The first ability triggers once for each creature you attack with. If you attack with three creatures, for example, theyll each get +2/+0 and youll be dealt 3 damage." Horrible when you have multiple combat phases per turn.Talisman of Indulgence should be a Rakdos Signet so you don't take as much damage.
Lashwrithe is too conditional on your lands in play.
Nightmare Lash same problems Lashwrithe.
Thunderscape Familiar and Nightscape Familiar don't promote your theme and are not strong enough on their own to be worth having on the field. If you really need the mana reduction, you're better off with more land cards.
Scorchwalker is a mediocre creature and a crappy pump spell. There are too many better creatures.

These cards are all single creature pumps that don't help you at all if an opponent plays a Wrath of God or similar effect. One-shots are nice against a single opponent, but not in multiplayer.
Haze of Rage, Reckless Charge, Tormenting Voice, Balduvian Rage, Brute Force, Enrage, Reckless Spite.
The X mana pump spells are really bad because of the mana choices that playing them forces on you each turn. Leave mana open for the X pump spell or play another card? Not worth it.

May be worth cutting unless you don't have a better option:
Inquisitor's Flail is a maybe. This one is kinda a tough choice. I would cut it for a better card but leave it in if your budget or collection doesn't have another option.
Bonesplitter is another mediocre card that's only good if there isn't a better option.
Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves The haste is nice but they are really only good against spot removal. I would leave these in until you need to cut them to make room for better cards.

Obviously, temper these suggestions with your collection and budget. Feel free to check out my decks and let me know what you think of the ideas.

Gbot on Vial Smasher & Thrasios - JLK | Game Knights #2

3 months ago

Expropriate and Curtains' Call don't currently exist on MTGO, I've subbed in Reckless Spite and Blatant Thievery, but could you recommend anything better suited?

TheWallinator74 on The Hungry, Hungry Aetherborn: Yahenni EDH

3 months ago

Ashes to Ashes, Curtains' Call, Reckless Spite and Wicked Pact

They all seem like efficient ways to bulk up Yahenni to me. Well, except the first one, but it's still crazy useful.

TheWallinator74 on Mikaeus, the unhallowed

3 months ago

Ashes to Ashes, Curtains' Call, Reckless Spite and Wicked Pact

All really good two-for-one removal spells.

Tyrant-Thanatos on House of Cards

7 months ago

One drop targets are nice, but you'll still only go one-for-one with them at best. Multitarget is where it's at. Cards like Cannibalize which take out two for just two mana, Ashes to Ashes or Reckless Spite which hit two for only 3 mana.

If you're really going to profit off of Horobi's effect, you need to be doing more than trading one card for one card at a time. It's all about the card advantage. One for one at instant speed can be useful in dire situations, but it really shouldn't be what you build around.

Dredge4life on Lili's Revelation (Liliana Primer)

9 months ago

Reckless Spite to replace Ashes to Ashes? Is instant speed better than exile?

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