Sudden Spoiling


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare
Time Spiral (TSP) Rare

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Sudden Spoiling


Split second (As long as this spell is on the stack, players can't play spells or activated abilities that aren't mana abilities.)

Creatures target player controls become 0/2 and lose all abilities until end of turn.

Sudden Spoiling Discussion

Mattismen on The Greatest Zombie Apocalypse of Them All

1 week ago

Sudden Spoiling is a lot of fun, letting your 2/2's chew down anything.

xaarvaxus on Muldrotha, the Valuetide

1 week ago

Skyshroud Claim is an upgrade over Explosive Vegetation as it lets you fetch your relevant shocklands and the lands you fetch can come into play untapped.

Expedition Map is a cheap, recurrable way to either fix mana or pull together land combos [Depths/Stage, etc.]

I think to be able to reliably recur your creatures you could use a couple more [free] sac outlets: Viscera Seer , Yahenni, Undying Partisan and Ashnod's Altar all fit the bill. Maybe its overkill for your playgroup but for me I find the first 2-3 I drop down disappear pretty quickly.

Man, you really want at least one fetchland to keep bringing back with your commander with Polluted Delta probably being the best but not sure what your budget is...

As for what to cut, I can only suggest the cuts that I would make:

Lord of Extinction Without a way to give evasion, the chances this just gets chumped each turn is pretty high. I know he's a huge thing to sack to Jarad but that seems narrow enough to go without.

Archaeomancer doesn't have a ton of targets in a deck that wants to recycle permanents. Only 8 in the deck total and Loam you should want to dredge back... Eternal Witness is probably enough for what you want to accomplish.

Sudden Spoiling , on the fence about this one as the split second can be useful for stopping certain combos relying on creatures from going off for a turn but unless your local meta is heavy on this strategy you might be able to go without this.

[email protected]_only on It's Animorphin' time!

2 weeks ago

Np! I'm the only guy in my play group who runs morph, so I'm used to dealing with wierd shinanery, and love helping others do the same!

Important note for morph - it is considered a state-based effect, rather than an activated ability. This means that if someone activates a spell with split second, you can still morph in response, as the "when this card turns face up" is triggered, rather than activated. Willbender recks Sudden Spoiling on so many levels it wasn't even fair.

cowman126 on The Haunt of High Tower MBC

3 weeks ago

Excited to see that Haunt performed well. I feel like it might get hated out of games without protection though, maybe run Imp's Mischief , Soul Channeling , or Blessing of Leeches to keep Haunt alive. Sudden Spoiling can also open up an opponent's board for an attack or stop creature combos.

CBBA on Milldrotha (Muldrotha-Commander)

1 month ago

Yes you are right Jace, Memory Adept is better. What do you think about replace Noxious Gearhulk for Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Sudden Spoiling for Walking Ballista . This two cards are a OTK Combo and Walking Ballista works also with Deadeye Navigator + Peregrine Drake combo.

Osbert on Duel - Kill them All (Najeela)

1 month ago

Seeing as you have 5 colours to play with you might as well run the best multicoloured cards:

Ramp: Mirari's Wake, Land Tax (1 mana card that draws you 3-6 cards is nothing to scoff at, even if they're lands), Carpet of Flowers, Mox Amber, Grand Warlord Radha

Card Advantage: Rhystic Study, Huatli, Radiant Champion

Tutors: Buried Alive

Removal: Aura Shards, Bant Charm (amazingly versatile), Decimate (iffy but playing a 4-for-1 on your opponent feels really good), Swan Song, Sudden Spoiling, Toxic Deluge, Rakdos Charm, Chaos Warp, Cyclonic Rift, Shivan Harvest

Grave Recursion: Muldrotha, the Gravetide, Reanimate

Value: Anger, Heroic Intervention, Sensei's Divining Top, Eerie Interlude, Panharmonicon, Isochron Scepter

In my playgroup this deck would not get very far unfortatunately because Ruination, Back to Basics, and Shivan Harvest are played quite often to gobble up greedy land bases.

Njirk on Dragonlord Silumgar

1 month ago

Hi there, I'm from the advertise your commander thread.

I used to have a Nin, the Pain Artist deck based on stealing and copying your opponents stuff. I always liked to win using your opponents cards, so its nice to see a deck with a similar theme.

I think your current build has a lot of room for optimization as there are many cards that have strictly or subjectively better counterparts. These are some suggestions for cards I would replace and what with:

I would probably drop the flicker subtheme you currently have because you dont run a lot of creatures and go down a few lands (37 should be fine) in favor of more draw (Rhystic Study & Mystic Remora are nice). Also, one of the good things about black is the access to tutors. By adding tutors you increase the consistency of your deck, as they effectively serve as an extra copy of all the other cards in your deck. Lim-Dul's Vault, Beseech the Queen and Dark Petition are some good relatively cheap ones. (If you want to invest a bit of money in it, Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor are great.)

I hope this helps and good luck with deckbuilding!

PS. Dont forget to comment on the previously posted deck in the 'advertise your commander deck' thread. ;)

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Sudden Spoiling occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.1%

Black: 1.17%

Golgari: 0.17%

Rakdos: 0.57%

U/B (Dimir): 0.1%

RBW (Mardu): 0.05%

U/B/R (Grixis): 0.06%