Spawn of Mayhem


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Mythic Rare

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Spawn of Mayhem

Creature — Demon

Spectacle (You may cast this spell for its spectacle cost rather than its mana cost if an opponent lost life this turn.)

Flying, trample

At the beginning of your upkeep, Spawn of Mayhem deals 1 damage to each player. Then if you have 10 or less life, put a +1/+1 counter on Spawn of Mayhem.

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Spawn of Mayhem Discussion

TehSeksyManz on Mono-Black Aggro : Throne of Eldraine

1 week ago

I totally agree with putting a focus on getting Spectacle triggered as often as possible. Slamming down a Spawn of Mayhem on T3 and sometimes a Rankle, Master of Pranks on T4, with all of the other flying creatures can be back breaking. I opted out of Rotting Regisaur in favor of Midnight Reaper to help recover from sweepers, which, it has proven it's worth on Arena. Also, I think that people are sleeping on Order of Midnight . Getting back your a Spawn from the grave and slapping an evasive creature on the board to trigger spectacle next turn feels good. I also run far fewer lands, and more 1 drops. It might be a mistake, time will tell! And reading your reasoning on mainboarding Duress makes me think that I might slip a copy or two into mine. Taking away powerful walkers for 1B is a boner inducer. Anyway, I'm glad to see mono black be so popular, since I've been playing it ever since Spawn of Mayhem dropped. Here is my list:

Asyrs on Abzan Midrange

1 week ago

Took the deck to FNM tonight to a 4-0 finish. The matchups were as follows: U/R counter burn 2-1, Boros Feather 2-1, Sultai Lands 2-0, and Mono-Black Aggro 2-0. Overall the cards I sided out most was Seraph of the Scales and Cry of the Carnarium seraph because I could barely ever find a use for it over Spawn of Mayhem and Cry because a lot of creatures are over 2 toughness in this metagame so going for the -2/-2 wasnt great except against aggro.

Pabs4444 on Abzan Midrange

1 week ago

I like the deck a lot! Reminds me of my Jund list. I don't think Once Upon a Time is that good in a deck like this. I feel something more threat dense like Spawn of Mayhem or removal like Legion's End . Also, I'd have a playset of Godless shrine if possible. Curious as to what you think of my Jund Em Out list.

pistolpeteiii on Mono-Black Aggro : Throne of Eldraine

2 weeks ago

gingerthewritingdog Eye Collector is used for a reliable way to trigger spectacle, which the other 1 CMC drops have a hard time doing on their own. This is most important for Drill Bit , as you're able to play it on turn 2 with another 1 CMC card. This also enables you to play Spawn of Mayhem on turn 3 more reliably. This deck looks to apply more pressure quickly than a list like yours, and enabling spectacle is a key piece to that strategy.

In regards to the numbers for Murderous Rider , something must have gotten messed up when I edited the list. I meant to have all 4 copies, thanks for the heads up!

SpellGate on Mythic #272 Mono Black Aggro (Arena)

3 weeks ago

This deck has been great to me!! Made it to Gold Tier1 from the bottom. Flooding the board with Knight of the Ebon Legion Gutterbones and Vampire of the Dire Moon works very well. Attacking until 3 mana which comes right on time consistently. Summon a Spawn of Mayhem and the game is mine. With Walk the Plank and Legion's End I'm on fire. My W/L ratio has improved drastically and usually results in 3-4 consecutive W's.

rotimislaw on Dimir Disturb & Discard [XLN - RNA]

1 month ago

Yes, a bit. I am thinking of the following changes:

(+ pulling out the rotating lands and adjusting sideboard depending on the changes of course)

For the third bullet point I am also considering Noxious Grasp , The Elderspell or additional Price of Fame . However, the first two seems too specific ( or / Planeswalkers only) and the last a little too expensive (4-drop in most occasions). Yet each has its advantage, too...

What would you advise Kilroywashere03? Thanks for interest anyway!

OberstHati on Mono black aggro

1 month ago

Hi, I think Knight of the Ebon Legion should be in Mainboard, and Midnight Reaper would come in handy in a creature-heavy Deck. Necromancer Lili rotates, so i'd remover her, the number of zombies in this Deck isn't sufficient to support Zombie Lili, i m O. Cutting those Walkers you could cut the lands to 23. Then i'd remove Aid the Fallen , Add 4 Knight of the Ebon Legion , 2 Midnight Reaper , and 1 more Spawn of Mayhem . Spark Harvest is a bit tricky, so maybe add a playset of Orzhov Enforcer in its stead? 2 Gruesome Menagerie might fit in here, -1 Savage Gorger , -1 Rotting Regisaur . Have Fun!

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Spawn of Mayhem occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Rakdos: 0.22%


All decks: 0.21%

Rakdos: 3.31%