Vial Smasher the Fierce

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Mythic Rare

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Vial Smasher the Fierce

Legendary Creature — Goblin Berserker

Whenever you cast the first spell each turn, Vial Smasher the Fierce deals damage equal to the spell's converted mana cost to an opponent chosen at random.

Partner (You can have two commanders if both have partner.)

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Vial Smasher the Fierce Discussion

jpermar on The Downward Spiral

2 days ago

Ravnica Allegiance was great for clan Rakdos! Time to make some changes..

Flexibility is king in Commander. Blow up anything that Rakdos can blow up!

2 cards for one mana? Yes please! Also, Torgaar is a bit of an awkward card. Typically, we've done a huge amount of damage by the time we cast this (presumably with discount from Rakdos's ability). So it turns out to be "win more" most of the time.

Damage to summon the king. Vial Smasher was also awkward because we typically don't want to cast spells before getting our mana discount. And by himself, he probably won't help us get any damage.

A wrath for only 2 mana that conveniently won't destroy our commander. And let's face it, the variance on this card is what makes it both memorable and so Rakdos! Also, remember that you don't have to play it just because it's in your hand. If you're winning, keep winning...

Damage to summon the king. 4 mana spent to get an 18 (EIGHTEEN) mana discount!

Damage to summon the king. The Spawn alone can get us a 7 mana discount!

Sigmafie on Heads or Tails

1 week ago

Those are all great suggestions triproberts12. I was aware that Rakdos, the Showstopper does not interact with Chance Encounter , and instead am using it as a pseudo-boardwipe with a big upside (6/6/ flying trample). The splash for black was for the tutors more than anything else, but you have a good list to supplement there as well. I chose not to go with Zndrsplt and Okaum as the commanders because I felt together they would be too over costed for the deck (as commanders go) and not come down early enough to impact the game - instead Vial Smasher the Fierce helps put pressure on our opponents while we are casting our spells that allows us to flip coins and Kraum, Ludevic's Opus nets us 5 damage to opponent plus an additional 4 in the same turn. I will definitely consider some changes though to the tutor package.

mrdehring on Ima Smash them Ankles Yo

2 weeks ago

You mention that you are using Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper just to add green mana. If you don't really use her for the life gain I might suggest you use Tana, the Bloodsower . The few extra chump blockers might be helpful and occasionally you may make a small army.

I see a lot of X spells here I imagine that is to take full advantage of Vial Smasher the Fierce , but you also mention that you cmc is a bit high. Delve is a good answer to this problem, cards like Tasigur's Cruelty and Dead Drop can be cast for only one mana. I see you have Murderous Cut , but see what else fits your style.

You seem creature light Bedlam Reveler and Ancient Stone Idol might be nice, both have reduced costs and the idol has flash so you can always play it when someone else is being attacked.

Baloth Cage Trap is also a way to cheat mana costs and make a creature. A few other trap cards might help bring down the cost as well. Needlebite Trap and Nemesis Trap are fun depending on your playgroup.

Supertek on Smothering tithe.wheel

2 weeks ago

I think 4 color wheels is possible, as I run Vial Smasher the Fierce + Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix wheels. The hardest part is always cutting cards. Good luck to ya!

hkhssweiss on Rakdos, Lord of Riots Prototype Deck

1 month ago

Alright can definitely give you some ideas than Salinas29!

Since you are playing in large pods some cards that can definitely help you would be:

Now for the big creatures that can provide additional utility effects, here are some cards that can be considered:

Importantly as well is to have some early game plan, ramp, CA, and utility spells. Here are some cards that can be also considered.

The best route if you want to inflict a lot of pain is going for the big Eldrazis but I won't list them as they are quite expensive even after the reprint in UMA. If you can pick them up than definitely go for it! They are absolutely filthy creatures that would make people cry :3

Aside from that feel free to ask for any additional help, I love helping people tune their decks!

Fila_Mindbender on Merciless Rakdos Control

1 month ago

Hey Rakdos control is a really fun strategy, when I play it I usually do a "group slug" strategy to where it is just punishing to play against and some of those strategies work very well with Kaevrvek. Cards like Vial Smasher the Fierce and Mogis, God of Slaughter do a great job of this for not too much mana.

Kiyomei on 京 An illusion? What are you hiding? (CEDH-$T4KS) 京

1 month ago

With the New Tests/Retests/Sideboard-Swaps/additions, I can already safely say that Priest of Titania is going to be replaced by Lavinia, Azorius Renegade as soon as I get my hands on one!...

I was Able to win the last FNM of the year with her in a F4A "end of the year" battle... (20 ish people)

(Playmat + boosters (price support) = I gave them to the "newer" players! Not because I care but because I came for First Place or to learn more of my mistakes as to why I didn't get there and how to improve myself!!!.)

Present commanders on my tables;


(Copperhorn Scout Stasis lock is what got me too far ahead even after scout got removed I was able to keep it alive for so long!)


(Made everyone draw due to 2 oppressive locks with humility and specific storm hate, but reminder!!! ---> our pod consisted of all the players that won their last pods so it resulted in everyone getting dragged down a bit in score! everyone becomes simultaneously second... Too Many Resets and Rebuilds + slow play storm player!)


(Managed to live a lot longer thanks to the other Hokori while a blood moon was out and got ignored for a short while! Discard deck had a "the rack" kind of playstyle and hurt the other players a lot as well... ended up 1v1 with Derevi and we all know how broken that is if left unchecked!)


Note:

Every Single card that was added recently saw play or got in my hand at some point and regarding most useless (even though explosive rarely) titania is redundant to what this deck tries to do, in this meta many two drops needing to be Stax is far more important and more likely to not lose you games!

Forsaken City + Stasis : It is so easy to set up... (Idea was taken from the Black vise vintage deck)

Njirk on Vial Smasher cards?

2 months ago

Hi there.

Cards with X in their casting cost are generally quite good with Vial Smasher, as their converted mana cost is the total amount you pay for it while you cast the spell (note that this only applies when you cast it. For example: CMC of a Chalice of the Void in your hand is 0, but when you cast it for X=1, its converted mana cost would be counted as 2 for Vial Smashers trigger, because you paid 2 mana). These three are quite powerfull with Vial Smasher: Exsanguinate, Torment of Hailfire and Debt to the Deathless.

Delve and miracle are also mechanics that synergize well. Temporal Mastery, Dig Through Time, Treasure Cruise, Reforge the Soul and Temporal Mastery are some good examples.

One other card I really like is Dictate of the Twin Gods. You can flash it in on the opponents end step for 5 dmg and then double up the damage of your next spell in your turn. Its devastating when combined with extra turn effects.

If you want you can take a look at my Vial Smasher the Fierce+Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker list here: Fierce Smashing

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Vial Smasher the Fierce occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

Rakdos: 0.67%

U/B/R (Grixis): 0.05%