Shrieking Affliction

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.

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Set Rarity
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Shrieking Affliction occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.05%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Shrieking Affliction Discussion

KayneMarco on Discarded Treachery

1 week ago

Since you’re using a discard strategy have you considered cards that punish opponents for having a low hand count rather than Megrim effects? Cards such as this list:

With these types of cards your opponents will be taking damage even if they haven’t discarded. The problem with megrim type cards is if opponents have nothing to discard the megrim type cards are just dead cards at that point. The cards I suggested on the other hand will be doing damage every turn. I’m not saying use all of them just saying some of them could replace megrim type cards. Myself though, I’ld make room for all of them because I go all in when it comes to certain themes.

Torekai92 on Nicol Bolas, Deck of Nightmares

2 weeks ago

Sc1enc3, thanks for the comment! I agree, Kess, Dissident Mage could be a good commander. She could easily be swapped in. I'm sure i'll switch it up occasionally but I like Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip for now at least.

Pain Magnification says 3 damage from any source. So anything that deals 3 damage to an opponent, including anything from another opponent. So Lavaborn Muse's ability would activate this. Any attack from one opponent to another that does 3 or more damage, etc. I haven't tested it enough to say that it is staying in the deck forever. If I end up not liking it I may swap it for Wheel of Torture or Shrieking Affliction. If I ever end up getting Bloodchief Ascension that would also be a good replacement for it as well.

Senomar on Sygg, 1v1 Throat Cutter

2 months ago

Nice deck ! I always wanted to try building a Sygg deck too :) First of all, seeing your curve and the draw you have on Sygg you should try 37or 38 lands. Have you try some burn 3 black spells ? That's the build I have in mind for a long time. I'm sure cards like Loyal Subordinate (especially him) or even Sovereign's Bite, Gonti's Machinations, Shrieking Affliction or Prying Questions could be questionably good (and budget :p).

MonoCommander on

2 months ago

Hi, i do play a discard deck too, and i can give you some advice from experience, Cards like Megrim or Liliana's caress are underperforming if you're not playing with wheels, since you're opponent are quickly going to play topdecking. I prefer cards like Quest for the Nihil Stone , Shrieking Affliction and Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage dealing a lot more damage if you are consistent with discard effect.

I really think targeted discard effect are kinda clunky, like Pilfering Imp you already gonna make everyone discard so fast that card selection isn't that important, and you'd better have some removal instead.

Also, i really think you should include some ramp into the deck, that allow you to play your hand and not suffer too much from the symetric discard effects and play your high curve spells early on (else you just gonna discard them) in the same way, i really like to include "free" spells like Snuff Out or Massacre . Ramping or Mana efficiency is really a key in multiplayer EDH and you're going to suffer a lot if you can't play faster.

I really like to play with "not in hand" card like Experimental Frenzy or Theater of Horrors that let's you play with cards even if everyone has no hand.

I'm not a fan of Sanguine Bond exquisite blood combo in this type of decks, because the cards alone are pretty bad, but one card i'm really not enjoying on discard lists is living death. your deck is fill with some week creatures and you're never gonna get more value then your opponents with a living death. Targeted Reanimator spell can be good, like Reanimate , opponent discarding an ulamog turn 1 cause he's never gonna play him ? just take it for 1.

As a suggestion i think you missed out Anje's Ravager a really sweet card in this type of deck and Asylum Visitor

Thoose are just thought on how i like my discard commander decks, take what you need and what you think is fitting your playstyle !

Kameronmcl on BR Waste Not Control

5 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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.

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