Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Archenemy (ARC) Uncommon
Fifth Dawn (5DN) Uncommon

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At the beginning of each opponent's upkeep, Skullcage deals 2 damage to that player unless he or she has exactly three or exactly four cards in hand.

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Skullcage Discussion

Nethereon on Rats and their Patron: 1st Budget Build

4 weeks ago

Concise list of considerations:

-/+ Dump Mind Twist and add Torment of Hailfire HOLY CRAP, do I love this card. It gets around so many things plus it hits every opponent.

Let's talk about your mana base for a second...

Thirty two lands? Even for a very cavalier spell slinger deck, that is a very low amount to play. I play a Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest deck on 36 and struggle some times to reach a critical mass of mana/spells. Don't fall into the trap of "I'll cut a land for this cheap spell; it'll be fine." Again, math and probability will not be on your side in the late game, not unless you're willing to invest in Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx or Cabal Coffers. An alternative might be to run Crypt of Agadeem but it's really no substitute for those lands.

Lastly, jam a Bojuka Bog or a Scavenger Grounds or both in there for graveyard hate, along with your choice of Strip Mine, Ghost Quarter, and/or Field of Ruin because if you can't have your Crypt or Coffers, why should they?

Hope this helps, good luck!

[email protected]_only on Mogis Trigger

3 months ago

alright, so I did some more digging - I've been kicking around a similar deck idea for a while. here's some of the stuff you might be interested in:

Pain for everyone:

Citadel of Pain, Copper Tablet, Power Surge (read the errata for this one, it makes more sense, Shadows of the Past, Pyrohemia, Pestilence, Dark Suspicions (or Bulwark, depending. kinda mutually exclusive), Rivalry, Skullcage, Wheel of Torture, Iron Maiden and Circle of Affliction

No creatures for You!

Death Pits of Rath (which couples well with Pyrohemia and Pestilence from earlier), along with Circle of Flame, Heat Stroke, Magmatic Core, Mudslide, Wave of Terror, War's Toll, Storage Matrix, and Noetic Scales.

Punishment and protection

Pia's Revolution, War's Toll, Bitter Feud (kinda a furnace of wrath - but only for those two against each other), Defense Grid.

probably some stuff in here you considered already, just figured I'd sift through this stuff and see if anything was to your liking

Ocheyo on

7 months ago

Shrieking Affliction goes well alongside Skullcage and Paupers' Cage

KarnAgGolem on Griselbrand discard

9 months ago

I've tried to make a discard commander deck before. i wish you luck, its rather hard to do because once they have no hand, then your sorceries that make then discard are no longer beneficial. That said i have some cards that might help you out.

Bodies that help block

Myojin of Night's Reach

Liliana's Specter

Hypnotic Specter

Make them hurt for discarding

Liliana's Caress


Bloodchief Ascension

Quest for the Nihil Stone

Make them pay for playing spells

Painful Quandary

Make them pay for [not] having a cards in hand

The Rack

Black Vise


I highly suggest adding Blue to refill their hand and end up making them discard more with cards with Windfall effects. A commander I once thought of running for a deck like this was Gwendlyn Di Corci

chubba on Shoot that Adamaro: Adamaro EDH Primer

1 year ago

I admire the mono red love. this is a nice idea for a deck i havent since this before. How many times does Skullcage trigger for you?

something i dont see in here are any of the damage multipliers. Dictate of the Twin Gods or Gratuitous Violence

Homura_Akemi on Constraint (Reverse Rack)

1 year ago

I would run a playset of Skullcage because of the probability of drawing it with only two copies. It is also your main win con. +1

Steelspike on I Love Watching You Die (Budget)

1 year ago

I don't know how much you want to tweak this now, but Frozen AEther, Soul Barrier, Iron Maiden, Skullcage and Prosperity seem like they would fit somewhere...

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