Shattergang Brothers

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 (C13) Mythic Rare

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Shattergang Brothers

Legendary Creature — Goblin Artificer

{2}{B}, Sacrifice a creature: Each other player sacrifices a creature.

{2}{R}, Sacrifice an artifact: Each other player sacrifices an artifact.

{2}{G}, Sacrifice an enchantment: Each other player sacrifices an enchantment.

Shattergang Brothers Discussion

hejtmane on Golgari Guild Kit Commanders?

1 month ago

my son runs Shattergang Brothers sacrifice deck I am providing the deck link may help you with some ideas including some other options in the feed back from other people that we did not put in yet do a budget we set on the deck EDH Sacrifice

Hope that helps

hejtmane on War of the Spark: Spoilers ...

1 month ago

My son runs a Shattergang Brothers deck in edh that devil would be brutal in

Kaneki___Ken on So I'm making Aristocrats W/o ...

3 months ago

So I want to make an Aristocrats deck without the color white, as I have most of my white staples in another deck. Currently I'm having trouble picking a color combo, and commander. Here are my thoughts so far:

Rakdos:

Possible Commanders: Judith, the Scourge Diva , Tymaret, the Murder King , Lyzolda, the Blood Witch

So rakdos I think needs to be in the deck at least. Red has a lot of good effects for aristocrats in cards such Impact Tremors for extra reach and sac outlets in Goblin Bombbardment. I've been messing around mainly with Judith, but she seems to fall short in the later game, which while making sense, still disappoints me. The other two I mentioned look to be maybe even weaker, but I'm open to have my opinion changed.

Jund:

Possible Commanders: EXCLUDING PROSSH* Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper , Shattergang Brothers , Kresh the Bloodbraided Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire

Jund gives more token generation for aristocrats in green, AND adds good ramp. Not to mention, a larger selection of commanders. Only problem is, I want to make this deck somewhat strong, say, high power on the commander tier list on this site, and that might require more of a mana base than rakdos, but maybe I'm wrong with green providing fixing for my colors.

*Not doing Prossh, he's over saturated at my meta, or was for a time.

Thoughts? Any other color combos to consider?

P.S I've also tried Marchesa the Black Rose, to limited success.

pskinn01 on Prossh, Skyraider of my Friends

4 months ago

Some suggested cards by looking at your build:
Reclamation Sage - removal that you can recur.
Acidic Slime - ditto.
Ashnod's Altar - free sac outlet, ramp.
Beast Within - one of best removal spells in green.
Basilisk Collar - gains life, keeps opponents from attacking (death touch makes people weary of losing best attackee, and it becomes a board wipe with sharpshooter or thoctar - death touch, kill a creature repeat.

Below is a list of your non land cards and the role I see them in. I linked the cards that don't serve the end goal of going wide or comboing. I also high lighted cards that are either cost ineffective, or I found lack luster in my builds. Not recommending you cut them, just so you can look at them from another perspective. There are others that would be cut if needed to be more competitive and had the replacements.

1 drop (8).
1x Birds of Paradise - ramp/fix.
1x Elvish Mystic - ramp.
1x Llanowar Elves - ramp
1x Mortician Beetle - ??
1x Skullclamp - card draw.
1x Sol Ring - ramp.
1x Sudden Demise - ?
1x Tempt with Vengeance - ?
2 drop (10).
1x Blood Artist - combo piece.
1x farseek - ramp/mana fix.
1x Goblin Bombardment sac outlet/ combo piece.
1x Impact Tremors - combo piece
1x Rampant Growth - ramp/mana fix
1x Sakura-Tribe Elder - ramp/mana fix
1x Swiftfoot Boots - protection
1x Thought Vessel - ramp/unlimited hand
1x Wight of Precinct Six - ?
1x Zulaport Cutthroat - sac outlet 3 drop (17).
1x Awakening Zone - token producer.
1x Beastmaster Ascension - win con
1x Burnished Hart - ramp/mana fix
1x Catacomb Sifter - token producer/ scry
1x Champion of Lamb Holt - win con.
1x Commander's Sphere ramp/fix.
1x Cultivate - ramp/fix.
1x Eternal Witness - recursion
1x Fecundity - card draw.
1x Food Chain - combo engine.
1x Goblin Sharpshooter - win con
1x Growing Rites of Itlimoc - ramp.
1x Kodama's Reach - ramp/fix
1x Ophiomancer - token producer
1x Quagmire Druid - enchantment removal
1x Reincarnation - recursion
1x Stronghold Assassin - creature removal
4 drop (12).
1x Beast Whisperer - card draw
1x Brawn - give trample.
1x Grave Pact - stax piece.
1x Meren of Clan Nel Toth - recursion.
1x Ogre Battledriver - haste.
1x Parallel Lives - combo piece.
1x Pitiless Plunderer - combo piece.
1x Poison-Tip Archer - combo piece.
1x Purphoros, God of the Forge - combo piece.
1x Shattergang Brothers - stax?
1x Smothering Abomination - draw.
1x Xenagos, the Reveler - ramp/token producer
5 drop (6).
1x Doubling Season - combo piece.
1x Emrakul's Hatcher - token producer.
1x Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder - token producer
1x Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest - can make creatures real big.
1x Mycoloth - token producer
1x Xenagos, God of Revels - haste enabler for prossh.
6 drop (4).
1x Brood Monitor - token producer
1x Deathbringer Thoctar - combo piece
1x Dragonlair Spider - token producer.
1x Inferno Titan ??
7 drop (5).
1x Avenger of Zendikar - token producer.
1x Butcher of Malakir - stax.
1x Hornet Queen - token producer.
1x Sheoldred, Whispering One - recursion.
1x Stalking Vengeance - combo piece?
8 drop (1).
1x Woodfall Primus - removal. 9 drop (1).
1x In Garruk's Wake - removal.
12 drop (1).
1x It That Betrays - ??.

Let me know how this plays for you.

goldlion on Kresh's Big Monster House Party EDH

4 months ago

Depending on your play group, I'd say that for the 1 cmc more, Zendikar Resurgent's card draw for playing creatures, especially in a deck with 34, is incredible value. You get twice as much mana AND your creatures are replacing themselves with new spells to play.

For Meren of Clan Nel Toth, I personally would cut Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger... But that's because I think he's a bit of an ass hole hahaha. As a more obvious value exchange, I'd say Gleancrawler as Meren gives you a free creature returned to the battlefield (cheating for big ETBs and expensive creatures) every turn and is 4 cheaper. Maybe Ingot Chewer, however Meren makes cards like that good - so I'd stick by trying a trade with Gleancrawler.

I hear you with the Dictate vs. Grave Pact, especially if that's what your meta calls for. I don't always have a quick free sac outlet out, but if I know I can play one the next turn "keeping that mana up" isn't really "keeping it up", it's just as if you played it your turn but nobody knows about it - better yet, they will stay away from you that cycle cause they think you have some 5cmc response up your sleeve, then you play it right before your next turn to feed Kresh for an attack they didn't see coming. And as per a comparison to Urborg Justice, I think they would only be similar in 1vs.1 games, except Dictate of Erebos sticks around, a repeatable Justice for 3cmc more... that hits all your opponents, which might make or break a game for someone as hungry as Kresh. However, Urborg Justice is still a fantastic card, that I forgot about, so thanks for the reminder :). I have a token based Kresh I'm building which that'll be going in.

I do feel Dictate of Erebos, in this context, is better than Shattergang Brothers due to the free effect that also discourages people from removing your creatures, even when you don't have mana up. I think the brothers are better in a deck that doesn't have the high mana curve you mentioned, and that also makes token artifacts and creatures so you have enough to sac where your opponents can't pick and choose so easily when you can only afford triggering it 2x and they have 5 or more options to sac. But that's just my opinion based on my meta.

goldlion on Maestro Fresh Kresh, The Pragmatic Playa’

4 months ago

Hi Tomahawk-Bang, great thoughts! Thank you. Ah yes - this is my deck that I love playing AGAINST Timmy decks. It's funny, I actually started to become aware of how excited I would get when people would bring out big flashy creatures. I would start to think something like, "everything's going to be alright".

Thank you for the ideas.

I remember having Victimize on my initial "to buy" list when I started building this last spring, however it somehow got lost. It'd probably be a good replacement for Rescue from the Underworld as, while Rescue from the Underworld puts theirs in my control and is an instant, it's a higher CMC. What do you think? Maybe both. Could be great if I get a few more ETB triggers running through the deck as well - I'm considering adjusting that way a little bit with my creatures, then throwing in some cheats like Birthing Pod, Feldon of the Third Path, Lurking Predators and Elvish Piper to up the level a bit. Probably a Meren of Clan NelToth (a legendary that Tombstone Stairwell would work great with)

Tombstone Stairwell sounds like a great mid game play for building up Kresh, especially with a Corpsejack Menace out, and a Dictate of Erebos, especially if you have some instant flings in hand as this mass build of Kresh would take place on your end step. I could see everyone agreeing to attack me with theirs though, knowing what was coming haha. Looks like a fun card to for a few different deck styles though, so I'm definitely thinking it'd be good on the purchase list.

Viscera Seer is something I'm definitely thinking about, good call. I appreciate the advantage that scrying provides. I wonder if it'd be worth taking out the Crystal Ball or not, as the scry 2 is even better advantage in some ways. However, not having enough sac options when you steal 3 creatures can be a bummer :). I'll figure out what I can swap out.

Shattergang Brothers - It's funny, when I made my first order at the time of originally building this deck, I picked up these guys. They didn't make it in though. I think it may have been because of the continuous mana inputs. However, If I wanted to focus this a little, it might be work taking out Grave Pact? I guess the downside is mainly its cost, while with Grave Pact, if they kill one of mine it's a passive response, and with a free sac like Viscera Seer I can sac 3 in a turn for big effect. Actually 4doublexx, I think this thought process is an argument for keeping Korozda Guildmage in: If I have any of the three Grave Pact triggers out and a free sac outlet, I could use Guildmage's second ability on a creature of my own, then wipe the board.

Lord of Extinction is wild. Such value for 5cmc. My hesitancy with him is more the value for $. I'm exploring ideas for an optimized version of Kresh though and he will definitely be on that list!

Tomahawk-Bang on Maestro Fresh Kresh, The Pragmatic Playa’

4 months ago

Hi there, I really like your deck. Kresh the Bloodbraided was also my first commander I built around. My approach is a little different than yours though, it's mainly a Timmy deck. You can see it here if you want: Kresh's Big Monster House Party EDH.

One card I definately will add to my deck is Tombstone Stairwell, so I'd like to suggest it to you too. This card will usually make Kresh go out of control big time! I think it will be a great addition to your decks strategy of getting control and sacrificing your opponents creatures and thus filling their graveyards.

Victimize also might be worth considering. Sac one of your opponents creatures to get back two of your own buddies from the grave.

Viscera Seer is another nice sac outlet. It costs no mana to sac something and optimizes your draws.

The infamous Shattergang Brothers have always been pretty good in my deck, too.

Lord of Extinction functions as Kresh number two in my deck.

ziska44 on Shattergang Brothers Sacrifice Help

4 months ago

EDH Sacrifice

Trying to build a Shattergang Brothers sacrifice deck here's what I have planned out but I really could use input since this is my first attempt at this type of deck.

Thank You

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