Spiteful Visions


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

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare
Shadowmoor (SHM) Rare

Combos Browse all

Spiteful Visions


At the beginning of each player's draw step, that player draws a card.

Whenever a player draws a card, Spiteful Visions deals 1 damage to that player.

Spiteful Visions Discussion

HalbrechtHalbrecht on Demigod's

2 weeks ago

Looks like a mean deck! XD

I'd recommend cutting Spiteful Visions , as it doesn't have synergy with anything else in your deck. In fact, it's likely to hurt you worse, since you'll be drawing extra cards due to Cathartic Reunion and Tormenting Voice . It really belongs in a deck that focuses on forcing your opponents to draw/discard extra cards every turn.

In its place, I'd add something that cares about -1/-1 counters, since you seem to have a focus on that. The two I'd recommend would be Crumbling Ashes and/or Nest of Scarabs .

Crumbling Ashes will really deter your opponents from attacking or blocking, since a single point of damage to that creature will allow you to destroy it on your next turn. Also note that it stacks — having two Ashes out will mean TWO creatures destroyed per upkeep. But note you have to be careful with that card, because it's not a "may" ability and doesn't target just creatures your opponents control, so you'll end up killing your own creatures if they've been damaged with Everlasting Torment out.

Nest of Scarabs is nice because you get a scarab for EACH point of damage your wither creatures deal, and most of your creatures are high power. It's a win-win for you — either your opponents block and you amass a swarm, or they don't to avoid giving you the Nest trigger and thus you get extra damage through.

If you run Nest of Scarabs, a final card you could consider is Black Sun's Zenith , which goes nuts with the Nest. The triggers from Nest will go on the stack before any small creatures die to BSZ, and even though a 1/1 will die to a single -1/-1 counter, you'll still get a scarab for however many counters you actually PUT on the creature. So say there's 6 total creatures on the board and you BSZ with X=3, you'll get 18 scarabs!

Mattman384 on Vampires On Top

2 weeks ago

I decided to use Athreos, God of Passage to help deal with people destroying my creatures. I moved Gatekeeper of Malakir to the sideboard because he is mostly just needed when I can't target my opponent's creatures. I also decided Spiteful Visions is more useful for me than artifact remover, which I already can using Anguished Unmaking .

spiral_te on Grixis group hug?

2 weeks ago

These kinds of decks are my favorite to scheme and I love your card choices!. I favor cards that "reward" opponents at a "cost" like Rite and Endless Whispers. I know it's hard to cut cards, but have you considered naughty little gems like Angel's Trumpet or Excavation ? I think I'm currently trying to build a Jund version around Overabundance and Spiteful Visions here: Hugs Not Drugs.

WhichKing on (Budget EDH) Rakdos, Lord of Battlecruisers!

3 months ago

You may want to take a look at this deckbuilding framework to help make sure that you have a consistent group of effects to access every game.

Usually I start off with 37 lands and add 8 pieces of ramp. You already have 6 so I'd try to squeeze in maybe a Fellwar Stone.

Next I'd go for at least 8 pieces of draw. Now draw is boring and people always overlook it. But you have to keep in mind that a balanced deck (a deck that has a consistent group of effects and a clear gameplan) needs draw in order to access those effects. Being in black a decent card draw package would be Phyrexian Arena, Underworld Connections, Read the Bones, Sign in Blood, Erebos, God of the Dead, Bloodgift Demon, Ancient Craving and the Staff of Nin you already have. I don't think your deck is built to abuse Spiteful Visions so I would cut it.

I think burn spells are really weak in battlecruiser EDH. I'd remove all your burn spells with the exception of Rakdos Charm.

Scion_of_Darkness on Brain Getting Too Big

4 months ago

If I were building it, I lean more towards Blue for the drawing. Jace's Archivist does everything you want here. Forced Fruition will really keep people on their toes. Spiteful Visions hits you too, but I see that it fills the requirement for , but maybe not 4. I'd run Veinfire Borderpost for that.

MajinUlamog67 on Do Fevered Visions and Spiteful ...

4 months ago


I'd like some input on a ruling. Do Fevered Visions and Spiteful Visions target? Someone in my playgroup controlled an Amulet of Safekeeping and believed it would prevent the affects of the two aforementioned cards.

MindAblaze on Nekusar’s Pain Art (Still Prototype)

5 months ago

I would keep a close eye on Spiteful Visions.

It seems great, but remember it hits you too. That political aspect probably can’t be understated though. Like I said, something to keep an eye on.

I’m liking the idea of Psychic Corrosion, just trying to decide how it fits.

Load more

Spiteful Visions occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%