Smash to Smithereens


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


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

Smash to Smithereens Discussion

AlmightyTentacle on Playing with the Devil: Tibalt OBK

4 weeks ago

Hi, 7xprototype

Thx for upvote, mate!

By Force not bad card, but if I choose to swap Smash to Smithereens for sorcery spell, I think Shattering Spree or Vandalblast are little better variants imho. But still tyvm for your suggestion!

fuster on When a MTG player drops a mixtape (Primer)

2 months ago

Palinvigator I haven't played in a while, but DNT seems worse because of the extra support cards and Recruiter of the Guard turning the deck into a toolbox-style strategy. Miracles seems a lot better due to the top ban, and 12 post still seems easy to shit on (The eldrazi variant seems difficult to beat though; despite us being able to exploit their manabase to our advantage with Price of Progress , they run Chalice of the Void and can quickly outclass our creatures). These are all just my initial thoughts from seeing these matchups on paper though, I haven't really played any constructed format except commander in over a year now, and I haven't had the chance to see if the matchups actually play out like I think they would on paper. Last time I sat down for a competitive Legacy event was towards the beginning of 2018, right before the DRS ban.

Despite my lack of playing, there's not much new stuff that has come out for this deck in the last few years. Heck, I would still probably keep most of the sideboard as it is since this deck is still bad against dredge/reanimator strategies, and the extra removal of Smash to Smithereens and Searing Blood is still highly relevant if DNT has gained meta presence. The only new card that I think is worth considering at this point is Skewer the Critics as a replacement for Lava Spike in the main, and if the prominence of combo decks like Belcher and storm have gone down as a result of the Probe ban, the only Sideboard change I'd make is swapping Mindbreak Trap for either more Searing cards or Shattering Spree (depending on if DNT or Eldrazi are more prevalent in your local meta).

Gameplay wise, I don't think much (if anything) has changed with how you're supposed to play the deck and the general order to play your cards to maximize efficiency with your deck in a blind meta has not changed at all.

I don't feel right trying to update the deck and matchups list when I haven't had the time in my life to sit down and play the game recently though. Without the game time, I couldn't do the updates any justice. My best suggestion is to just build a stock list and try out Skewer the Critics and get reps in at an FNM if one is available for you nearby. You'll learn a lot more about how to play against certain decks through gameplay as opposed to reading about how someone else would play a matchup on the internet.

Zarathoustra on

2 months ago

Yeah I know the cards I suggested are not instant, but considering their mana costs and the fact you might want to use the prowess ability during your turn as well...

If you really want instants, stuff like Magma Jet , Incinerate or Skullcrack offer some useful side effects. You could also sideboard Smash to Smithereens .

Enigma Drake might be too slow, of course, and your 1.70 average CMC makes a good point.

5dollarMTG on $5 Land Destruction

2 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions Dublomon. I'm playing in a creature-heavy, aggressive meta, which is why I'm primarily using creature-based removal like Tin Street Hooligan over things like Smash to Smithereens . But I would definitely play either one of those cards over Smelt or Molder - it just takes you a bit over my strict $5 budget.

Dublomon on $5 Land Destruction

2 months ago

Smash to Smithereens and Destructive Revelry seem like auto includes to me

goblinguiderevealpls on Candy Cane

3 months ago

guttersnipe is just terrible in modern.. 3 mana that could easily have just been another bolt, and there is a million better options than shock, most of which are fairly cheap.

some shock replacements include:

Wild Slash

Flame Slash

Searing Blaze


Shard Volley

Deflecting Palm

Collateral Damage

Gut Shot

Molten Rain

Chained to the Rocks

guttersnipe could be replaced by plenty of lower cmc creatures not seen in regular burn decks

Young Pyromancer

Firebrand Archer

Kiln Fiend

Goblin Arsonist / Goblin Grenade

Mogg Fanatic

Keldon Marauders

Seeker of the Way

Soul-Scar Mage

Abbot of Keral Keep

sideboard you could and should run more artfact and enchantment hate like


Wear / Tear

Smash to Smithereens

or even just the very basics in Smelt and Demystify

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Smash to Smithereens occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.0%

Red: 0.03%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%