Sudden Spoiling


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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

cdkime on Mairsil, The Pretender

4 weeks ago

There are a couple cards that completely stop opponents from using creature-based activated abilities: Cursed Totem , Damping Matrix , Linvala, Keeper of Silence , and Voidstone Gargoyle

Phyrexian Revoker and Sorcerous Spyglass allow you to stop Mairsil without targeting it, so it bypasses flicker mechanics.

Suppression Field taxes the activated abilities, making them harder to use.

Trickbind is another counter that has the added benefit of Split Second, and could be worth including.

You could use removal with split second to kill Mairsil without it being able to flicker in response: Molten Disaster , Sudden Death , Take Possession , Wipe Away .

Sudden Spoiling neuters Mairsil for the turn.

NV_1980 on Queen Marchesa's Chessboard

1 month ago


This deck looks very solid; +1 from us! We are using something similar (still needs to be posted on tappedout). Some of our favourite and least expected cards we use are very much like Deflecting Palm and Comeuppance . We use some of the older cards that have a similar effect like Reverse Damage and Eye for an Eye .

Other control cards we love to use include Sudden Spoiling (this is one of the most underrated cards of all time; it can turn any army into helpless babies, whether they have hexproof/shroud or not), Karmic Justice and Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker (makes people think twice about blowing up our stuff).

Have fun playing and refining this.

With regards,

Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

Boza on Can I deny a response ...

2 months ago

"I pass priority..."

You have correctly noted that you pass priority, thus your opponent now has it. The game only moves to the next step/phase once both players pass without doing a thing. Split second only prevents casting while the SS spell is on the stack. There is no way to end the step/phase without your opponent having priority at some point.

If you want kill Emperor Crocodile , there are two options:

1/ Use your Sudden Death to kill the other creature, and thus the Croc.
2/ Block with chimney imp, dealing one damage to the Croc. After that, cast Sudden Spoiling . Your opponent will not be able to respond and Croc will die. Sure, it is a 2-for-1, but in this situation it seems like the only option.

Mattismen on The Greatest Zombie Apocalypse of Them All

3 months ago

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

xaarvaxus on Muldrotha, the Valuetide

3 months 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!

3 months 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 months 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.

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Sudden Spoiling occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Black: 0.47%

Rakdos: 0.3%