Skullcrack

Legality

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
Gatecrash (GTC) Uncommon

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Skullcrack

Instant

Players can't gain life this turn. Damage can't be prevented this turn. Skullcrack deals 3 damage to target player.

Skullcrack Discussion

BravoDancer84 on Burn, Shock And Awe!

1 week 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.

Snake on Pozo Rakdos

3 weeks ago

Rivenor youre right! thanx, also i change some Skullcrack for Fiery Temper !

Icbrgr on Regenerate vs. protection vs. ....

1 month ago

in terms of fog effects like you said its closer to Indestructibility being safe from Lightning Bolt or pingers like Grim Lavamancer but can still get hit by Doom Blade with the having the additional weakness of "damage cant be prevented" effect from Skullcrack or Leyline of Punishment and such.

I think its a matter of preference for whatever homebrewed scenarios your decks will face... sometimes intentional weakness/limitations are beneficial as a teaching tool... but for overall most resilience id go with either indestructible or instant speed protection.

DragonSliver09 on Boros burn

1 month ago

SP3CTR3_chelts: Skullcrack is preferable due to the "cannot gain life" clause, because lifegain counters burn pretty hard. burn also rarely wants to spend 3 mana on a card that doesn't do immediate damage (casting the giant. it doesn't have haste)

SP3CTR3_chelts on Boros burn

1 month ago

hmmm i do prefer Bonecrusher Giant over Skullcrack

DragonSliver09 on Boros burn

1 month ago

since you only have 1 wizard in the deck, i think Lightning Strike would be an upgrade over Wizard's Lightning . and since you're unlikely to trigger ferocious on Wild Slash , i'd take it out entirely and mainboard the Skullcrack .

TristanTaylorsVoice on Boros burn

1 month ago

A big appeal of Boros burn in modern is actually Lightning Helix to help race against other aggro decks. In terms of sheer efficiency however, Atarka's Command is the most damage for your buck. So unfortunately, I think Gruul outlcasses boros despite your sideboard

Shock over Magma Spray to enable spectacle, and Skullcrack should definitely be in here.

Eledain on Because There Must Always Be a Burn Deck

1 month ago

Brewing at work - I know that so well :-)

Don't know if Skullcrack is legal, but Gruul with Atarka's Command should also be an option.

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Skullcrack occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.13%

Red: 3.28%