Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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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

Snickles@EDH_only on Mogis Trigger

2 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

KarnAgGolem on Griselbrand discard

8 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

10 months 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...

Bababad on

1 year ago

How does it run?

I feel like you almost need black for a second drawhate effect/synergistic beater ( Master of the Feast and Fate Unraveler come to mind)

Underworld Dreams is too hard to cast for what it does for a splash.

The deck certainly looks interesting to me, if staying mono red...maybe Skullcage, Stormbreath Dragon...maybe Vexing Devil to play into the madness archetype soundly.

I'll def be following this deck :)