Slaughter Games


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

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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

mtgplayer100 on Mardu Control

1 week ago

Abbot of Keral Keep, is something to check out.

Some sweepers in Anger of the Gods/Damnation could also be a good option.

Fulminator Mage is great against both tron and scapeshift, which both are bad matchups. Some graveyard hate like Relic of Progenitus also seems like it's needed here.

As for the Lost Legacy in the sideboard, i don't see why you're not playing Slaughter Games instead. Otherwise nice decklist.

demonicgrizzly on Jund Dragons

3 weeks ago

I aegue against not having creature removal. You have no interaction in the beginning turns and by the time you set up to cast your first dragon and you are leaving yourself wide open. You leave yourself particularly weak to lot of strategies without interaction.

A lot can happen in four or five turns. Most games will be over or close to it by then. It is important te remember this fact.

I definitely recommend some removal o interaction. at least in the sideboard. Terminate is invaluable and inexpensive. Lightning Bolt is also an important card to consider, and is also inexpensive. Slaughter Games is good against combo decks.

Pheardemons on Horror, Carnage, and Annihilation. All are Rakdos.

3 weeks ago

Slaughter Games and Infinite Obliteration are interesting ideas. In a playgroup where you know what your opponent's are playing those are definitely good hate cards.

I thought about Havoc Festival for a long time. My problem with it is "players." My deck takes A LOT of life to gain advantage. Necropotence, Phyrexian Purge, Erebos, God of the Dead, Greed, Phyrexian Arena, Ob Nixilis Reignited, and Mana Barbs. I don't mind hurting myself to hate my opponents more, but I believe I need lifegain. I settled for Scytheclaw instead. Also, with Havoc Festival you will become a serious target. You will need to make sure you have protection to stay alive. At least with Scytheclaw I can try politics to stay alive by making a deal not to attack someone.

Rant on Horror, Carnage, and Annihilation. All are Rakdos.

3 weeks ago

Well, a card I'm definitely going to run in my build.... Havoc Festival, I also think Slaughter Games is good for removing a known target in any deck that learns how to deal with this big beautiful monster. Infinite Obliteration for repetition and consistency.

TheGodofNight on Faerie dust is a hard drug

1 month ago


Given the recent video of Tolarian Community College, the popularity of U/B Faeries has had a sudden uptick. I enjoy when decks that folks made long ago, become very popular and relevant. I have been working to collect some updated pieces for my variant build that we have previously discussed (Ancestral Vision), cost being the factor. I was looking at your removal/counter suite, and I was wondering about your decision to use a lot of singleton spells. Is that to prevent mass removal with Surgical Extraction and Slaughter Games type cards, or is that more or less to make it harder to pin down the deck list? Do you find that you have better success with the singleton list, or do you think a list of 2 ofs and 3 ofs would be better. Mind you, I know you are running 3 Cryptic Command and 3 Fatal Push, but I was referring to the rest of the instants you were running. As always, I look forward to your feedback and input.

LordSnow on - Budget Mardu Aristocrats -

1 month ago

Hey! You did a great job. And under $50, that is awesome.

I don't have a whole lot of suggestions to make, you have a really solid start here. I would be interested in knowing how well Grim Haruspex works, it could be good for this. Token's will be the thing you are saccing the most, though you should have enough nontoken creatures to make it still pretty good. Asylum Visitor is another budget option I have seen people use, since it does a decent impression of Dark Confidant. I think its up to preference or how often you find yourself empty handed.

Also, I have found Lightning Bolt to be insanely powerful in this type of deck. So many times, you will be sitting just a few Artist triggers away from winning and you draw the bolt and it finishes the game. It may be worth trying to find room for the other 2.

Rally the Ancestors may have been a good choice, as your deck will be a tad bit slower than the original. Sometimes the extra couple turns can really help make your graveyard extra juicy.

As a budget version, you are going to be a little slower because of the lands, which may hurt against Infect and Affinity decks. The lack of Ghost Quarter will also hurt your game against Infect and Tron. But I think it was a good idea not to include them. Without fetches, getting your colors online is more important. Lack of Path to Exile will also hurt a bit against creature based combos. But aside from that, you should be good to go against most decks. You just need to find a sideboard that works for your meta. Think about stuff like Burrenton Forge-Tender, Tidehollow Sculler, Dictate of Erebos, Kataki, War's Wage, Ronom Unicorn, Wear / Tear, Terminate, Duress and Slaughter Games.

Anyways, these decks are a hell of a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy it!

divinagon on Mardu Experimental

1 month ago

Neat and fun, but I'd run Slaughter Games over Lost Legacy.

Darth_Savage on The Night Is Dark

1 month ago

No worries. I was thinking on your sideboard, a first pitch looks something like -

2x Slaughter Games (extraction for threats)

2x Rain of Gore (shut down lifegain)

3x Gatekeeper of Malakir (already covered)

4x Duress (sometimes discard is just needed)

2x Drana, Liberator of Malakir (already covered)

2x Molten Rain (pesky non-basic lands)

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