Shrieking Affliction


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Uncommon

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Shrieking Affliction


At the beginning of each opponent's upkeep, if that player has one or fewer cards in hand, he or she loses 3 life.

Shrieking Affliction Discussion

Kameronmcl on BR Waste Not Control

2 weeks ago

I get the 8-Rack thing but Shrieking Affliction ’s definitely neat. If you can work it, Thought-Knot Seer ’s pretty mean. Other than that, solid deck! +1 here.

richfern17 on mccurlyg

2 weeks ago

Green/Black (a.k.a. Golgari) is generally more geared toward creatures. If you want to win via discard, a mono black deck is probably the way to go. Cards like Shrieking Affliction , Painful Quandary , and any of the "specters" are a good place o start.

Magnanimous on Ponza Pox

2 weeks ago

I feel Waste Not is too much of a win more card. Every spell needs to efficiently put on pressure or mess with the opponent and Waste Not doesn't really do either.

Shrieking Affliction is a great suggestion and I think it is probably a better win con than my current Cryptbreaker and Vampire Nighthawk . I am slightly sad to see those two go though, as they are two of my favorites.

ControlFreak1 on Ponza Pox

3 weeks ago

With all the discard have you considered Waste Not ? Also Shrieking Affliction might go well as a sideboard card if your opponent is picking off creatures or countering too heavily.

lagotripha on Mono-Black Devotion

3 weeks ago

Hi, I've run mono black decks in modern for a long while- there are a few great budget lists out there, but there are a few 'key styles' to be aware of. There are more than a few lists out on the site.

Style 1 - Mono black devotion, the most expensive, competitive version. You use Geralf's Messenger and Phyrexian Obliterator with gary to nuke your opponent. Go look up primers, and see what the recent tournament results are if this appeals.

Style two - Tribal. Cordial Vampire and Indulgent Aristocrat let you run a swarm of low-cost lifelink vampires, giving you great burn and creatures matchups in exchange for weakness to combo/control. A good disruption package will offset most problems. Similarly, there is a value zombies list out there built around Relentless Dead .

Style three 'the rack'. Competitive variants can get expensive, but things like Delirium Skeins are cheap and effective- discard rarely works badly with Shrieking Affliction .

Style four 'value res'. Unearth , whip, draw/discard, cards that make value when they hit the battlefield. Its a little easily disrupted by the current meta, and usually just plays as a budget devotion deck. There are a few janky cards that pretend to be Smallpox and work well in this list.

Past that, there are the hybrid weird stuff decks and offbeat combos Sanguine Bond / Exquisite Blood , Korlash, Heir to Blackblade / Lashwrithe etc. All of them work if you just keep an eye on hand disruption and play to the local meta, but won't hold up in tournament land. If you are looking to spend money, focus on key 1 or 2 mana cards- Collective Brutality , Fatal Push , Thoughtseize , Inquisition of Kozilek etc.

If I can offer advice- if there looks to be a pioneer playerbase shaping up, look to play in that format. It should be cheap as cards rotate out of standard, and is far less likely to mandate insanely expensive cards. In a few weeks the most opressive combos will be banned (and likely things like Thoughtseize and oko). Since the most recently printed creatures are strongest, while mostly older spells are strongest, lean into that with card selection.

Simerix on Black Rack

3 weeks ago

Are you trying to make the deck budget? If not Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek are essential. Play Shrieking Affliction to kill your opponents. Maybe consider Waste Not as well? I'd cut both Ob Nixilis cards. They don't really fit or have a purpose. Remove over costed cards like Reaper of Night and Davriel's Shadowfugue . Ashiok, Dream Render seems like a weird inclusion as well.

Funkydiscogod on Sygg, River Cutthroat EDH Suggestions

4 weeks ago

My first thought was Magmatic Force and Havoc Festival to draw a card every turn. but neither work because your commander identifies as blue and black.

I did a gatherer search for black and blue cards that deal damage during each upkeep, and the results are interesting: Most of them dealt with hand size.

There are only 2 unconditional damage artifacts:

And there were two other outliers:

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Shrieking Affliction occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.05%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%