Vandalblast

Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 Uncommon
Return to Ravnica Uncommon

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Vandalblast

Sorcery

Destroy target artifact you don't control.

Overload (You may cast this spell for its overload cost. If you do, change the text by replacing all instances of "target" with "each.")

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Vandalblast Discussion

Glyphia on Horde of Notions Tribal

1 day ago

DarkestLight9 I've thought about Omnath, Locus of Mana but he isn't exciting when you generate so much non-green mana. And if you play Mycosynth Lattice in this deck you can start a new game after any Vandalblast. Coat of Arms is usually good in tribal decks but elementals are not like goblins, you won't have a lot of them on the board at the same time.

staroceansurfer I know nothing about slivers but I've thought about making a deck with them ... it's a 5 colors tribal deck so that's cool in my book !

Frank_Glascock on Yawgmoth's Engine

1 day ago

Librudder, how many cards do you usually draw off a turn two Necropotence?

I am playing Flusterstorm in place of Helm of Awakening and Hurkyl's Recall in the place of Vandalblast. The latter owing itself to the presence of Force of Will in the deck.

ShishkyBob on Please Help me cut cards ...

3 days ago

Night Soil for GY hate and cheap tokens

Gleeful Sabotage can get you two for the price of one (if you got a couple of green creatures that can be tapped)

Vandalblast wipes every artifact but your own

Nature's Claim is cheap and fast

Beast Within is probably the most versatile green removal--anything for three mana

Panas on Chemo Ramp

3 days ago

Alright! I gave the deck a quick look and it looks relatively good overall. I understand you are not in a very competitive meta (or at least, not a very cutthroat one at that) and that budget is a concern albeit not a very crazy one.

I see enough card draw and cards that replace themselves. I also liked that you built the deck accordingly, avoiding enchantment and artifact inclusions to fit the theme of blowing all of them up.

With that said we reach the greatest flaw in the deck. Without any strong, early ramp and so many high costed cards doing what you want, your deck is left slow and clunky and will often durdle and fold to early advantage gained by other people through the same things you hate. Breaking a Sylvan Library on turn 5 means that opponent already has gained all the value in the world out of it and probably doesn't care too much that it's being destroyed.

A second point I want to make is that although you do have a lot of big mana plays, a LOT of them are inefficient considering the resource investment into them (mana cost Vs effect + P/T). Here's a list of which ones I didn't like too much and the reasoning behind it:

  • Avatar of Might is a vanilla trampler in your deck. Unless you are facing against a fast aggro deck or token generator, you are the one playing the creature deck so I wouldn't expect to cast it on the cheap side often.
  • Deus of Calamity is an awesome card but it needs the proper enablers (double strike/constant buffs) for it to work as intended and even then it's a "win more" card. In effect it does a hell of a lot under certain conditions, but those are hard to come by and when you are behind you'd prefer playing something else.
  • Domesticated Hydra a very high investment just to get a trampler. Evasion is good but when you compare these kind of cards with enablers like Thunderfoot Baloth and Siege Behemoth they are very lackluster.
  • Havenwood Wurm: 7 mana for a 5/6 trampler? You can do a lot better than this. The instant speed doesn't warrant this investment as it is essentially asking you to skip your turn to play this.
  • Stonebrow, Krosan Hero would be a lot better in a shell where mass trample and Overrun effects ran rampant. This is not the case so quite often he will be giving you an extra 2-4 damage on swing. He's not that bad though.
  • Blunt the Assault is a heavy costed fog effect. If life gaining is that important, running Shamanic Revelation is better. If the fog is really needed then just run Fog or Lull or Respite or Winds of Qal Sisma.
  • Devil's Play is a very flavourful card and I do like it, but I think it's a bit small for commander. Fall of the Titans or even better Comet Storm do a much better job at finishing people.
  • Scrabbling Claws is not good enough for graveyard hate. There exist much better alternatives (i.e. Relic of Progenitus)!

And here are my suggestions for you, including some notable omissions. Some have already been mentioned by others.

I would choose a number of these as replacements prefering their versatility, efficiency and power.

Those are my thoughts. :)

ps: since tappedout doesn't let me mark my most suggestions through the checkboxes for some reason, i'll put an exclamation mark next to them...

BarbeChenue on Yawgmoth's Engine

3 days ago

I remember that Yawgmoth's Will + LED game!

I see you've made quite a few modifications to the list. I'd have to go over many cards to get a good grasp of the changes (this tool helps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwPRfXnu2EE). I'll compare it to my static tournament-legal list Paradox Scepter Storm.

What I've noticed is the addition of Astral Cornucopia as a replacement for Mishra's Bauble (since you can cast it for 0 as a way to trigger Paradox Engine in a pinch, and it doubles as a color fixer). You had already added Everflowing Chalice as a replacement for Urza's Bauble, it was probably based on the same argument. You added Cyclonic Rift, Vandalblast, Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip, Helm of Awakening, Merchant Scroll, Cabal Ritual, and Spell Pierce: all of which I can easily fathom the reasoning; Helm combos with top, and Jace combos with both Dramatic Scepter and Paradox Engine, the rest are great removal/counterspells or added rituals. I guess Merchant Scroll can fetch for both removal in Cyc. Rift or Dramatic Reversal. You always ran Culling the Weak, which is very explosive. You run two different lands in Inventors' Fair and Gemstone Caverns while I prefer Tarnished Citadel and Arid Mesa.

I'm a little surprised by the return of Whispering Madness: I'm guessing you found utility in it despite the higher CMC? Waste Not returned as well. Codex Shredder is a spicy addition as well, I'm guessing it is there to get back Paradox Engine when it's removed?

The other card I still play and you don't are Bloom Tender, Candelabra of Tawnos, Dimir Signet, Fire Covenant, Flusterstorm, Kiora's Follower, Lim-Dul's Vault, Praetor's Grasp, Simic Signet, Sylvan Library.

I'd be curious to try both lists in a pod. Your play style is miles more all-in than mine, and this latest iteration reflects that. Very good work!

Snydog17 on Tools Of the Trade

3 days ago

Running only artifacts is cool and all, but what if someone overloads their Vandalblast? You'd be screwed over, because of losing your land also.

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