Splinterfright

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Innistrad (ISD) Rare

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Related Questions

Splinterfright

Creature — Elemental

Trample

Splinterfright's power and toughness are each equal to the number of creature cards in your graveyard.

At the beginning of your upkeep, put the top two cards of your library into your graveyard.

Splinterfright Discussion

Flesh_Addict_ on Sidisi the Land reanimator

2 days ago

Hey semsandberg,

Land recursion Sidisi, Brood Tyrant is indeed a strange way to play her.

You're gonna want a lot of creatures to hit the grave for her ability and you want a lot of hate lands in the deck, have you thought of reconsidering Muldrotha, the Gravetide as your commander, as it allows for a free land per turn as well as other benefits.

Spore Frog is great against aggro, if that's what you're struggling against, the little frog is your best hope, I would take it over Songs of the Damned anyday.

Additionally Constant Mists is perfect for fighting aggro with land recursion!

Lurking Predators is a heavy cmc card for a benefit that might not work, I would consider Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar for an extra creature that can bring itself back.

Strip Mine is needed! I would actually take out Perpetual Timepiece as it's a danger to you if you don't have 2 mana up and someone exiles your grave, additionally, if you want to keep it up, you have to play with 2 mana up at all times.

Path of Discovery is a great card, but Courser of Kruphix is a better one, and so it Oracle of Mul Daya .

I would also run more basic lands, because having 5 in total, with Yavimaya Elder that gets you 2, Sakura-Tribe Elder and other land fetches makes it them very obselete.

If you wanna run that many basics, consider adding Ulvenwald Hydra that fetches you any land into play and possibly Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger for double the mana and super hard control.

Splinterfright is cool, but Sylvan Library is cooler.

Other cards to consider are the following: Exploration or Wayward Swordtooth for more land drops.

Avenger of Zendikar is great to abuse for sac outlets and get those land drop triggers!

Last but not least: Sylvan Safekeeper a must in all land recursion decks!

Hope this helps, Flesh

heckproof on Moist Reanimation

1 week ago

Boneyard Wurm is a slightly worse Splinterfright , but it’s also a 2-drop. Just a thought

legendofa on

1 month ago

I'm not a competitive Modern player (yet), but I'll toss in my initial thoughts.

First: Golgari Grave-Troll isn't Modern legal, unfortunately.

Second: I would run Splinterfright over Millstone . If you want to keep open the option of milling your opponent, go up to 4 Sands of Delirium , but it's virtually always better to pick one goal and stick to that.

Third: Overgrown Tomb and maybe Blooming Marsh in place of some basics. They're not really cheap, but they're a very good investment into Modern.

Fourth: Corpsejack Menace and Varolz, the Scar-Striped have no interaction with the rest of the deck. While it is a fun and effective synergy, it doesn't provide much help here. +1/+1 counters is its own archetype.

Good luck, and dredge deep!

Ghenni on Golgari Graveyad

1 month ago

thanks for the feedback, SpectreFusion ! Splinterfright is indeed something I could use instead of Ghoultree , I'll run some tests. Trample is a nice thing to have.

Comparing Splinterfright , Boneyard Wurm and Ghoultree : With 6 cards in the graveyard, I cast Ghoultree for as much mana as Boneyard Wurm , except the first is a 10/10, and Boneyard Wurm is a 6/6. Late game, though, both Boneyard Wurm and Splinterfrigh pose much more danger, while being vulnerable to graveyard counters. I'll post results when I have the chance.

SpectreFusion on Golgari Graveyad

1 month ago

Splinterfright might replace some copies of Ghoultree since it keeps building your yard and has trample. Boneyard Wurm is similar cheap alternative but lacks the extra abilities. Grim Flayer , Satyr Wayfinder , and Glowspore Shaman could also be useful. A copy or two of Vengeful Pharaoh can be a good deterrent if it fits your deck. Gnaw to the Bone might be useful against burn or aggro. Grisly Salvage puts 4 or 5 cards into the grave instead of Corpse Churn 's 2, but it has a harder casting cost and you have a smaller selection of creatures to bring back to your hand. Lastly Tombstalker might also be an interesting addition. Best of luck man.

Gibby1167 on Stomp the Graveyard

1 month ago

I hadn't thought about Rancor ! Awesome suggestions. I threw in the Loxodon Warhammer in for the lifelink and trample. With this set up by turn 4 or 5 I'm only paying 2 for Nemesis of Mortals and at the most 3 for Ghoultree . Splinterfright perpetuates the self mill but I'll probably switch out two Nemesis of Mortals for a complete play set of Splinterfright and the other 2 for another Ghoultree and Ambush Viper just to round things off and make it more aggressive. MORE SUGGESTIONS PLEASE :)

Klein_Horus on Sultai Ruinator - Overflowing Grave

1 month ago

I have a deck similar to yours Skaab Collector

Like others said having Skaab Ruinator with Splinterfright and Boneyard Wurm seems to me more like a disadvantage.

I would suggest adding Eternal Scourge because it can be cast from exile and maybe Fauna Shaman to tutor for the creatures you need. That way you can discard Eternal Scourge or no longer needed Satyr Wayfinder . If there is no graveyard hate you can even discard Skaab Ruinator to search for other creatures like Sidisi.

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Splinterfright occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Golgari: 0.09%