Slaughter Games


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

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Return to Ravnica Rare

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Slaughter Games


Slaughter Games can't be countered by spells or abilities.

Name a nonland card. Search target opponent's graveyard, hand, and library for any number of cards with that name and exile them. Then that player shuffles his or her library.

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Slaughter Games Discussion

Charles_Grimlie on Root: R/U/G Combo Defenders

2 weeks ago

Woah, Staff of Domination seems like quite the upgrade versus Umbral Mantle due to card draw, but I'll have to test it since it would require 4 mana to process rather than the 3 achieved by Umbral Mantle. possibly keep an Umbral Mantle to prevent Surgical Extraction/Slaughter Games and include Staff of Domination as a second target for transmutation.

Kiora's Follower seems intriguing, I'll do some testing. But I'll need to figure out what'll be able to swap out with it effectively, got to love the struggle of combo decks.

Thanks for being the first one to provide feedback!

TeamSDBags on Budget Mardu midrange

4 weeks ago


First of all interesting deck! I hope it gets more attention around the site, as most people see mardu as just mardu nahiri decks and don't look at other ways of building the deck. I have some suggestions that are both very budget friendly and would improve a lot of your matchups against decks currently in the modern meta.

  1. Cut a Night's Whisper and a Gurmag Angler and mainboard 2x Anger of the Gods the reason for this is because dredge and infect are very weak to this card, and is extremely good against the current modern meta that is centered towards aggro decks.

  2. Cut the swiftspears and Soulfire Grand Master in favor of either more tokens like Timely Reinforcements and Mardu Charm and some planeswalkers. Such planeswalkers can inlclude Sorin, Solemn Visitor, Chandra, Pyromaster, Sorin, Lord of Innistrad The reason I say this is because the tokens allow you to play around the most popular decks in the format that can get around cards like Butcher or kill it (ex. Jund/Junk). Hero of Bladehold is another possibility for this.

  3. I can tell that your mana base is budget, but I think you need to make some considerations here, Clifftop Retreat, Foreboding Ruins, and Dragonskull Summit are all great cards, but require you to be playing a mana base of shocks to support them, since you need the quality of the basic lands, which you only play 3 of. I'd cut these for either more fastlands or painlands like Sulfurous Springs.

  4. In the sideboard I'd consider playing Slaughter Games over maybe anger and maybe a sin protector or something, as it lets you take out combo deck pieces without worry.

  5. I'd cut gurmag angler for planeswalkers/ more tokens as you need to wait a while to cast it since you don't have a lot of graveyard filling.

TheGodofNight on Welcome to the Machine (Affinity)

1 month ago


Necropede is an interesting card, but it isn't a Robots/Affinity card. It actually finds more of a home in an infect deck, and more likely a budget infect deck at that. Path to Exile is a great card, however, if I was going to run a white card, I would run Dispatch over Path to Exile as I am already hitting Metalcraft, and that way, my opponent isn't getting an extra land off the spell. However, the inclusion of such a card would take away from the current synergy of the deck. As a sideboard card though, i might consider it. However, it is currently in my toolbox for just such an deck evolution.


I appreciate the feedback, in most case the cards that make up the backbone of the deck are an auto-include of four. Some of the win conditions have been varied to deal with cards like Slaughter Games, Surgical Extraction, or Infinite Obliteration. While not common in all decks, (cards like these) they can remove four copies of a win condition in a heartbeat, and since Affinity/Robots already has so much hate out there, I see no reason to make it even easier for my opponents to be me post boarding. Thanks for the feedback and the comments!

Catgroove on Oh, I'm Sorry....Did I break your concentration?

1 month ago

@Megalomania As long as you are above 31 life, then you will only need a storm count of 15 to gain 120. That being said, you will probably gain a few bits a life as Aetherflux Reservoir sticks to the table. Safe bet though is storm 16, gaining 136, so you can stay out of reach of a burn spell.

@Lilbrudder For now I'm using just a storm route with Future Sight in my testing. Being more dedicated to one wincon does free up some space and seems to add a bit more consistency, but most of the cards work with both so don't think you'll have to change half your deck. Only problem is you are limiting the ways you can win. Really sucks when someone uses Slaughter Games calling Aetherflux Reservoir.

How has Bubbling Muck and Summer Bloom been working for you? With only 4 natural swamps in the deck has it seemed worth it? I know you have Crop Rotation for Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, but that just seems like some hoops. And yeah, would love to hear your reasoning for Summer Bloom. I haven't noticed a problem with being flooded, but that could just be some anecdotal evidence.

square711 on Mardu Token Control Modern

1 month ago

Any reason you're using Go for the Throat instead of the obviously superior Terminate? Drop the GftT's, mainboard the Terminates and you get 2 free sideboard slots for more important stuff.

In fact, I think the one part of your deck that can be improved is the SB. Can you afford a couple Fulminator Mages and Spellskites? Even if you can't, stuff like Slaughter Games, Rest in Peace or Kor Firewalker is much more useful than those extra Zealous Persecution and Thoughtseize you currently have.

PartyJ on The most boring idea for a Magic deck possible

1 month ago

I faced this once in EDH. It was casual, but I pulled him out nevertheless and let him drool off sobbing over his Slaughter Games removed rats.

TrexlerOcello on Grixfect

1 month ago

serby I can definitely try that :) the only reason some of the cards are inconsistent and one ofs is to avoid things like Shimian Specter or Slaughter Games wiping out everything

YamishiTheWickedOne on Transilvanian Hunger

1 month ago

Oh, also, your sideboard could use some fixing. I could go through samples of sides against common decks. A lot of your side in Rakdos is gonna be artifacts, but then you've got stuff like Deathmark, Self-Inflicted Wound, Slaughter Games, Shatterstorm, Boil, Crumble to Dust, Pyroclasm, Rakdos Charm, Duress, Liliana, the Last Hope, Vampire Hexmage and Fulminator Mage, all in-color to hit top tier threats.

Good artifacts include but are not limited to Pithing Needle, Grafdigger's Cage, Torpor Orb, Relic of Progenitus, Nihil Spellbomb, Painter's Servant, Dragon's Claw, Spellskite, Ratchet Bomb, Engineered Explosives, and for other colorless stuff, Ghost Quarter and Mindbreak Trap.

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