Skewer the Critics

Skewer the Critics


Spectacle (You may cast this spell for its spectacle cost rather than its mana cost if an opponent lost life this turn.)

Skewer the Critics deals 3 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker.

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Common

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Skewer the Critics occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.24%

Red: 5.13%

Rakdos: 2.94%


All decks: 0.47%

Red: 6.28%

Rakdos: 5.05%

Skewer the Critics Discussion

ZendikariWol on Burn

1 week ago

I feel like any pioneer burn deck is amiss not to be running 4 Skewer the Critics .

BCN_BuildsDecks on Rakdos Rogue Rampage

1 month ago

You're in black but have no hard removal. In a format with Murderous Rider and in a deck that plays Skewer the Critics , I highly recommend you remove your Shock s for a few copies of Murderous Rider .

maxbiatch on Aria of flames

1 month ago

Very cool idea. I think, Aria of Flame is a quite underrated card. You could play some Lightning Bolt , Skewer the Critics and maybe Snapcaster Mage for even more damage and Karn's Bastion to Proliferate even more. Aside from that I'd cut some lands to maybe play 7/5/7 (or try to include fetch or shocklands), so you have more space for damaging spells.

BravoDancer84 on Burn, Shock And Awe!

1 month ago

I'd recommend subbing Shock out for Lightning Bolt . While I like that Shock can target anything, I think getting that extra bit of direct damage might speed up the deck a bit. Skewer the Critics is another good and cheap combo option, though I'm not sure you'd need it. Just food for thought, along with Lava Spike . Not dire, but it might be worth considering a land you can cycle or sacrifice to draw a card in case of a pickle.

I'd also definitely consider Skullcrack as the last thing any burn deck needs is any kind of life gain or stall from their opponent whilst you're trying to burn them to a crisp. And maybe Smash to Smithereens on the sideboard to supplement Abrade in case you run into artifact heavy opposition.

babybrazz88 on Hazoret-Aggro

2 months ago

Sweeeeeeeet decklist! Only thing I would maybe try out is Skewer the Critics ? Seems really strong here.

Goloh on Izzet Phoenix Pioneer

2 months ago

Goofydat thanks for the suggestions, I considered playing Dig Through Time , the main purpose of the deck is to dump your Phoenix and DTT could be very good because allows to dig into your deck, but you'll also like to have cards in your hand to make more plays and cast more spells to revive the bird, that's why the "Draw" keyword is better (in my opinion obviously), Skewer the Critics could be a good replacement for Fiery Temper they basically do the same thing, but atm I prefer the second one because you are going to discard a lot of cards in your game and this could be a fodder as good as Arclight Phoenix considering it's madness cost.

NileMTG on Mono Red Aggro

2 months ago

Update: After playtesting and checking with Lee Shi Tian's Deck, i added Bonecrusher Giant and cut Skewer the Critics . The reason is Bonecrusher Giant is stronger with Embercleave , triggers for double with Runaway Steam-Kin and does Shock for 2 mana and doesnt need the spectacle activation.

mika_zaki on Red elementals

2 months ago

I think you should play Icon of Ancestry if you want to play the elemental tribe. Reduce down the number of Experimental Frenzy to 2 and double up your Skewer the Critics .

Although Spellgorger Weird is good, but it is too slow and you need fast damage dealer so I suggest either Cavalcade of Calamity or Torbran, Thane of Red Fell and in case you play Cavalcade of Calamity , you can maybe replace your goblin Ember Hauler to Tin Street Dodger .

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