Smash to Smithereens

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic Origins (ORI) Common
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Common
Shadowmoor (SHM) Common
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Smash to Smithereens

Instant

Destroy target artifact. Smash to Smithereens deals 3 damage to that artifact's controller.

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Smash to Smithereens Discussion

GoblinsBeatElves on 2048 Burn

6 days ago

Wow, Smash to Smithereensis much better than Ancient Grudge in this deck. Can’t believe I forgot about that card.

TrueTribal on 2048 Burn

6 days ago

Wow, this looks super powerful. My only suggestion would be Smash to Smithereens instead of Ancient Grudge, because you aren’t playing green.

michales on BURN!!!

4 weeks ago

cdkime. OUT: cards in maybeboard☆ IN: Shard Volley, Ball Lightning, Incinerate, Assault Strobe..☆ IN SIDEBOARD: Smash to Smithereens What do you think?

Wallamin on Rakdos Burn

1 month ago

Hi, as a fellow Rakdos Burn Player I'd like to offer a couple of suggestions to improve the deck, while still staying low on budget. I would cut most of the Three-Drops to improve the overall speed of the deck, killing the opponent quickly is the main advantage and appeal of playing any Burn List.I would especially lower the number of expensive creatures, the Guttersnipes in particular, but I think the Elementals and the Shredfreaks could be replaced as well.

Suitable replacements include Bloodsoaked Champion, Vicious Conquistador, Firedrinker Satyr, Zurgo Bellstriker, Soul-Scar Mage, Harsh Mentor and maybe Spike Jester.

I personally also feel that a Dark Confidant-like card benefits the Strategy and is one of the main draws to include Black in Burn. There are a variety of creatures that provide a similar effect and are very budget-friendly: Blood Scrivener, Asylum Visitor, Pain Seer, Ruin Raider. However, I had the most success with Glint-Sleeve Siphoner, which has menace to boot, supported by Gonti's Machinationss and Aether Hubs. Removing these creatures will be a high priority for your opponents, making Claim to Fame very powerful, bringing back your card advantage-tools.

I would also relegate the Terminates to the Sideboard and instead play Searing Blood in the Main, especially since you are running a playset of Graven Cairns. On a similar note, Sign in Blood could also be considered, since it does not only provide further provide card draw, but can be aimed at the opponent to deal 2 damage to the opponent in a pinch.

In terms of spells, I would definitely improve the number of Lightning Bolt-Effects. Shard Volley, Collateral Damage and Burst Lightning are fine options. And since you are willing to also play Sovereign's Bite, you might want to look into Two-Drop Burn Spells as well: Lightning Strike, Searing Spear, Incinerate, Incendiary Flow are all serviceable Burn. I would not cut the Bump in the Night for Sovereign's Bite, though. One Mana Burn is so much more important than the three Life gained. Playing both should be good, though.

And finally, I would drop the Lootings and Duresses from the Sideboard. You rarely have the time to spend your first turn looking at their hand, despite it being basically the only answer Rakdos has to cards like Worship or enchantments in general. I feel it is just too much of a tempo loss. And you can just make them lose life with Bump instead of dealing damage to them anyways. Instead I would propose you look into Molten Rain to fight Tron- and Utopia Sprawl-Decks and add more Rakdos Charms or Smash to Smithereens to fight artifacts.

Bulldawg1310 on

2 months ago

Your answer for chalice belongs in your sideboard, its Smash to Smithereens

Maaagic on I SET FIRE TO YOUR CREATURE

2 months ago

Here are some good sideboard suggestions:

Smash to Smithereens

Blood Moon or Magus of the Moon

Ensnaring Bridge

Leyline of Punishment

Skullcrack

Relic of Progenitus or Tormod's Crypt

and more!

For the main:

Lightning Bolt, Lava Spike, Rift Bolt, Searing Blaze?

This is my deck if you want any ideas: Hot and Spicy

geoffw on

3 months ago

I wonder how well the X-spells and Reverberate will work here. Burn generally wants to be able to operate on as few lands as possible and end the game quickly, and these all need you to draw a lot of lands over many turns to become useful. They also have an additional anti-synergy with Shard Volley which wants to eat any extra lands you find.

Other budget creatures to consider for burn include Keldon Marauders (guaranteed 2 damage, max 5), Hellspark Elemental, and Abbot of Keral Keep. I might also consider the new Ghitu Lavarunner. It works well in pauper, so it at least might not be terrible in modern as a budget replacement for Goblin Guide.

I personally like to have at least two Magma Jet to scry land away or dig for whatever I need, and I like anything with the name "searing," such as Searing Blood or Searing Blaze (honorable mention to Smash to Smithereens), though these are sometimes better for sideboards until you know whether your opponent is playing valid targets.

Has anyone tested Flame of Keld for this type of deck yet?

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