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

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Skullcrack Discussion

Gidgetimer on Does protection from black protect ...

1 day ago

Small correction: The damage is still assigned to the the object with protection. It is just prevented. This matters for trample (The controller of an attacking creature with trample first assigns damage to the creature(s) blocking it. Once all those blocking creatures are assigned lethal damage, any remaining damage is assigned as its controller chooses among those blocking creatures and the player or planeswalker the creature is attacking). It also matters for effects that say damage can not be prevented (Skullcrack and the like).

StoneKiller33 on Watch Your Deck Burn

1 day ago

Thanks Homura! I actually have not played in a tournament and haven't had time to play FNM because I work most Friday nights. I mainly play with some friends and they don't like playing against it that's for sure. It can struggle against lifegain decks if I don't draw a couple Skullcracks tho

QuietMyth on U/R(G) Prowess, A Blue Players Favorite Aggro Deck

1 day ago

I tested battle rage a whole lot and its definitely good. It feels like 2 is just too much... it does nothing where Atarkas Command is at least a terrible Skullcrack. All of the non-command tricks cost only 1

Memphismaymagic5 on Instamentals

6 days ago

Nice deck, but let me make a few suggestions. I would definitely play 4x Lightning Bolt. There are some better options then Shock and Lightning Strike too (some examples are Magma Jet, Searing Blood, Skullcrack and Searing Blaze). The elementals you are looking for are Hellspark Elemental, Spark Elemental, Ball Lightning and Hell's Thunder. Also consider Monastery Swiftspear, she does great things in these kind of decks!

I don't know if you want to keep it budget. Some of those cards might look expensive for commons or uncommons, but they are worth it and still fairly cheap. Keep up the good progress!

sylvannos on Aggro Sideboard Against Bogles/Infect

1 week ago

Spellskite, Engineered Explosives, and Pyroclasm are good against both decks. Eidolon of the Great Revel is absolutely punishing. You can also try Chalice of the Void and Simian Spirit Guide for that turn 1 "LOL oops! I win! You can't cast spells get good nerd."

Smash to Smithereens, Blood Moon, and Molten Rain against Infect's Inkmoth Nexus. Grim Lavamancer backed up with Forked Bolt/Lightning Bolt take out their x/1s. Relic of Progenitus and Tormod's Crypt can really throw them off if they're planning on finishing you off with Become Immense.

Skullcrack is about all you get against Boggles, then you just have to try and race them.

Hexcimal on I am Fire, I am Death

1 week ago

Some strong sideboard suggestions would be along the lines of what others have suggested, as it would definitely struggle against life gain or decks that prevent damage. Leyline of Punishment would be a solid counter for that. Cheaper (mana-wise), slower (can't start the game with it) route would be Everlasting Torment for a permanent effect. Otherwise, a cheap CMC spell would work to push the damage through that turn, like Skullcrack or Wild Slash.

Guttural Response would help with counterspells some, but for as much as I love the flavor of the card, I've always found it too restrictive to be very effective. Anyone else have the same feeling?Or disagree and find it useful?

Only other thing I could think of at the moment would be siding for pesky token removal, which dominates my casual group's meta, with cheap cards like Pyroclasm. The spirit guide would definitely be well worth the money investment though, it would push consistent early wins through, imo.

Great deck though, man! I love the concept and the execution. I think I'm going to try running it at my dinner table and see how many friends I enrage. :)

TheInsanelyMadWizard on I Felt Like Being Mean

1 week ago

Try adding these:


4x Vexing Devil (throws a lot more punch than Monastery Swiftspear)1x Purphoros, God of the Forge 4x Spark Elemental (another great one drop for your deck!)3-4 Spike Jester2-3 Vampire Nighthawk or Goblin Rabblemaster


3-4x Bump in the Night (if you could drop all these in turn four, that's minus 12 life for your opponent! >:D)


2-3x Madcap Skills

Mana Base:

4x Dragonskull Summit2-3x Blood Crypt


2-3x Smash to Smithereens2x Tears of Valakut3x Slaughter Games4x Postmortem Lunge3x Skullcrack

This is a very similar build with to Budget Rakdos Aggro (except I don't have the Vexing Devils because they're too expensive). If you can check it out and maybe upvote it, that would be great. Good luck and welcome to the cult of Rakdos!! :D

Rusty_Shackleford on My Mix Tape (Burn Deck)

1 week ago

Here's a list you could build for $50, uses ZERO rares, and would be borderline competitive.

4 Monastery Swiftspear 4 Hellspark Elemental 4 Keldon Marauders

4 Lava Spike 4 Lightning Bolt 4 Shard Volley 4 Magma Jet 4 Skullcrack 4 Searing Blaze 2 Flames of the Blood Hand 4 Rift Bolt

18 Mountain

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash Uncommon

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