Shattergang Brothers

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.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 (C13) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal

Shattergang Brothers Discussion

AceVonDuck on Sorry Folks, Canada's Closed

4 months ago

Reznorboy (If that's a Trent Reznor reference, LOVE your username). First of all, thank you for the comment! And no need to apologize, I welcome all suggestions and feedback alike. Let me think about what you're suggesting, since initially it almost sounds like it boils down to, "Build a different deck." You do make me wonder though, so I may look into seeing if I should replace Thantis as the commander with a different Jund commander and just run her in the 99. I don't think I'll have enough reliable ways to force combat if I do, but I'll look into it all the same.

On a side note, I actually already have a Shattergang Brothers deck, and it was my first love in EDH for the very reasons you listed, haha! It's still one of my favorite decks, though I built it around two years ago so it's LONG overdo for an update. As for Kresh the Bloodbraided, I've considered him as a commander in the past, but I already have so many decks built around making big creatures and swinging that I just don't see any point in building him that will make him stand out from other decks I already have assembled.

Adding onto that, my playgroup runs a LOT (like, an asinine amount) of targeted or sweeping removal, counterspells, and board protection (giving their stuff hexproof or indestructible, often both, etc.). In Kresh's case, I simply would not have enough opportunities to make use of his ability; he would usually be removed the second he becomes a scary size, and I would have to build much of the deck around sacc-ing my own creatures in the event I wouldn't be able to target opponents' creatures (either because they gave their creatures hexproof/indestructible, or because they have no creatures). That's actually also part of why I built Shattergang in the first place, since they get around both hexproof and indestructible, hahaha! Now, it's true that Thantis can also draw a lot of aggro if left unchecked, but the rest of the deck is built with that in mind. Each of the four main goals listed in the description above lay out my thinking in greater detail for why the deck is designed the way it is.

The deck is built with one overarching goal in mind: not making myself an easy choice to target while still playing cards that get me closer to victory. Currently (and unfortunately), the only win-con for this deck is through reducing my opponents' life totals to 0. However, I plan to change that very soon.

Basically, the main point of this deck is not to go on an explosive offensive to secure a fast victory (Kresh) nor to keep everyone's board clear (Shattergang). The goal is to turn my playgroup on its head and to get my opponents to help me to achieve victory by forcing them to attack and encouraging them to target each other.

Thanks again for the comment. I'll look into seeing if there would be a better commander and to simply put Thantis in the 99.

Reznorboy on Sorry Folks, Canada's Closed

4 months ago

So, in my opinion, it seems like you enjoy defensive strategies.

Personally, rather than making opponents attack into walls, to defend yourself, it seems more logical (and competitive) to simply remove those creatures instead. Jund is basically the ultimate color palette for spot removal, and I think two specific commanders would be better at accomplishing this task than Thantis, the Warweaver. (Now, I'm apologizing. You probably know this topic better than I do, but I still want to offer what I do know).

The two choices that I think would be best are either Kresh the Bloodbraided or Shattergang Brothers. (They each have advantages and disadvantages).

With Kresh, what I would recommend doing to supplement your playstyle is this: Play a lot of instant speed creature removal, such as Force of Despair, Assassin's Trophy, Tragic Slip, etc. This will make Kresh big with all of your opponents' creatures dying, and sit back and continue removing things so that your opponents aren't able to combo or kill you and then swing once for the kill.

The other possibility is the Shattergang Brothers. You would play creatures like Bloodghast, artifacts like Ichor Wellspring, and enchantments like Rancor to continually prevent opponents from doing much.

The only major issue is that this will draw attention from opponents, unlike your current deck, however, these will make you much better equipped to fight back when the time comes.

DerektheRed on is casual Kess a thing?

7 months ago

DrukenReaps - thanks, this is a good thought that hadn't occurred to me. I'm running kind of a lot of token decks right now but this is going on the maybe list for sure. Seems fun. I dig 'removal tribal' but she'd have to get in line behind Teneb, the Harvester and Shattergang Brothers. I haven't checked out her EDHrec page in a while so I'll look there too.

goodair - appreciate the reply. I've considered cutting consult and emphasizing ramp and storm, but I'm intrigued by this idea of using her as a ramp+burn commander. Aria of Flame, maybe Sphinx-Bone Wand and Flux Channeler? Torment of Hailfire? Could be a lot of fun...

Benthehen333 on EDH Under $1: Suggestions for …

8 months ago

Thank you guys for all the suggestions, I've decided on three to do next: Arahbo, Roar of the World, Shattergang Brothers, and Thantis, the Warweaver!

Benthehen333 on EDH Under $1: Suggestions for …

8 months ago

Here's a link to for each legendary creature currently under $1, check it out! Make sure to click Open Link in New Tab so it doesn't interrupt your TappedOut experience.

All 425 Legendary Creatures Under $1!

I'm currently considering Gargos, Vicious Watcher, Arahbo, Roar of the World, and Shattergang Brothers. Which one would you guys like to see, or you can pick one from the website!

Benthehen333 on

8 months ago

Jargle2020 - Thanks! I really appreciate it! Also Ahrabo, Roar of the World would be a really fun commander to make, I was also considering Shattergang Brothers, which one would you like to see?

Haima13 on Korvold, Aristocracy

8 months ago

My spoilers in the comment above arnt working for me so im trying something different. "If you want to sift through some cards you can look at each section, but I would recommend just looking at the first grouping to start with, as I went a bit too far with the other lists. Those lists are fine to just look at ideas or "good cards" but there are far too many to call them suggestions.

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