Vial Smasher the Fierce


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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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.

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Vial Smasher the Fierce Discussion

LVL_666 on Un-FLICKING-believable!!!!!!!!!!

15 hours ago

"If you have a good ETB creature or a clever way of dealing with tokens I'd love to hear it. Thanks!"

Here are some creatures that came to mind that have clever ETB triggers. They may not exactly be within your budget, but can be good to keep in mind if they come up for a trade:

  • Rune-Scarred Demon - can provide all your tutoring needs for each flicker

  • Noxious Gearhulk - can be removal on a stick as long as you flicker him

  • Vial Smasher the Fierce - as you cast spells he can passively smack someone in the face. I'll admit I have a bias when it comes to this little guy though, as I run him in one of my own decks. But he's fun none the less.

So when it comes to dealing with tokens, the first idea I had was Engineered Explosives for 0. That is a tailor made approach right there. But is rather pricey. So the following are other possibilities within your budget:

  • Crater Hellion - within your theme of ETB creatures, and kills all tokens toughness 4 or lower.

  • Ratchet Bomb - within budget, and can kill all tokens when you don't tap it to add counters.

  • Sever the Bloodline - potentially reusable within your deck, as it has good sorcery and instant recursion.

Hope these suggestions help. Also, very cool concept for a deck. So it gets a +1 from me.

StopShot on Alesha, Who Luls at Death

1 week ago

Yeah, I have my deck right here. Do note the description is partially under construction, so it might mention some cards that are no longer in the deck or lack descriptions for some of it's mechanics.

To say the least both cards I suggested to you have worked wonderfully in shutting down commanders such as Atarka, World Render and Uril, the Miststalker as well as other threats like Blightsteel Colossus from pulling off one-shot KO's. The Bridge and Presence give ample enough time to react when you need it most. While Divine Presence doesn't turn off combat it effectively wrecks commanders like Ruric Thar, the Unbowed, Heartless Hidetsugu, and Vial Smasher the Fierce where Ensnaring Bridge would fail to protect you from, and 3 damage at most is a lot better to take than instances of 8, 9, or 10 damage.

CaptSillva on Wort, Boggard the Boggart

4 weeks ago

You could consider Vial Smasher the Fierce. He is good on his own and might even make for a good commander option since it would allow you to partner him with something else like Ravos, Soultender for example. It would act as a nice replacement for Wort's effect, buff your team, and allow you to delve into white.

You could also try out a few of these cards Dragon Fodder, Empty the Warrens, Krenko's Command, and another possible commander/ include Grenzo, Dungeon Warden.

naynay666 on First Commander

1 month ago

Once you strip all of the "Dragon's Matter" cards out you have a solid foundation for most Rakdos decks.

Here are a few new general suggestions.

Kaervek the Merciless - Big and brutal.

Vial Smasher the Fierce - Small and less brutal, but still fun.

Mogis, God of Slaughter - Hard to deal with and annoying.

Olivia Voldaren - So good she doesn't have to command vampire tribal.

The Scorpion God - New and probably a lot of fun.

hwagner on A Call for Help

1 month ago

This seemed the most appropriate forum for this discussion to allow you fellow planeswalkers to post decklist!

So here is why I need help. I cannot for the life of me find an EDH deck that I like enough to keep. I started my EDH journey a little over a year ago and I've played many decks, none I was content with. This has made me sorta loath the format as a whole and I decided that it wasn't for me. But now I'm second guessing because I need a format to play casually and play cards that I want to play.

I currently play Standard and Modern. Speaking of which Modern is my favorite format and I love everything about it. I currently have 3 modern decks and I dont want to build anymore. Im also in love with my current standard deck so no need to change that either. Legacy and vintage are out of my budget, pauper isn't supported locally, and frontier is dead. I do love the limited format as a whole and participate in my share of drafts but that only gets me so far.

So I NEED to find an EDH deck I love. I want to play EDH really badly I just have done it wrong in the past so I need your help finding me a commander and archetype to build.

My favorite modern decks include Kiki-Chord, BTL Scapeshift, Faeries, Bogles, and UWR control. My top 5 favorite cards are Voice of Resurgence, Scapeshift, Bitterblossom, Kor Spiritdancer, and Thoughtweft Trio .

Previous commanders I've played include Oona, Queen of the Fae, Surrak Dragonclaw. Kytheon, Hero of Akros , Animar, Soul of Elements , Vial Smasher the Fierce + Thrasios, Triton Hero, Breya, Etherium Shaper. Yes that's a lot of decks in a years time.

Budget is $300-$500 for the deck. So help me find THE deck in EDH. or Advertise your commander and why I should play them. All suggestions, advice, comments are appreciated very much.

Calyptic on I Like Druids

2 months ago

This deck has some good potential, but I should mention that your Commander has Partner, which means you can include another Commander to help out even more.

Sadly there's not another Red/Green Partner legendary, I'd recommend adding in , Reyhan, Last of the Abzan seems like he'd fit well in here. Not all of the creatures give counters, but it'll still help all the same.Another great choice is Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper, since you'll have a great method of getting life from hurting opponents.There's also Vial Smasher the Fierce, but you don't have too many instants, which is where he really gets means. (Casting spells on opponents turns to deal damage to them.)

Alternatively you don't have to add in the second commander, but the third color still helps all the same. If you're not wanting really any black cards in here, I'd say add lands that can tap for a Forest/Mountain OR a Swamp, instead of basic Swamps, that way you have a way around it, and are still able to cast the other Commander.

Hope this helped. I too, love druids

Sarkhan_Dragonclaw348 on Sultai +1/+1 Counters

2 months ago

Personally, I prefer a different partnering: Reyhan with Kydele. In general, artifacts don't get many +1/+1 counters, so unless you've got lots of artifact creatures in the deck, you're probably out of luck. What does Silas do here? It's a split strategy, I think. The deck runs well without the aside on artifacts. Thrasios, Triton Hero has some synergy since he can ramp, which is always a green thing, and Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix benefits from card draw, which is a very Simic thing to do. If you have lots of things like Hangarback Walker in this deck, which benefit from dying and have +1/+1 counter synergy, AND are artifacts that Silas can use, great. But it looks like you're just using Silas because you didn't like the others. Unfortunately, artifacts are near the opposite of what green likes, and +1/+1 counters are near the opposite of what red likes, which is the main artifact color. The way I see it, if this were my deck, I'd do one of two things:- Cut Silas for a different partner commander and alter the 98 accordingly- Fill up with more artifact creatures that

These, I think, are the best partner synergies (in no particular order):

Akiri, Line-Slinger + Silas Renn, Seeker Adept for artifacts in WUBR

Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder + Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper + Tymna the Weaver for lifegain, in RWB, BGRW, or BGW

Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder + Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper + Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa + Tana, the Bloodsower + Tymna the Weaver + Silas Renn, Seeker Adept for decks that like to attack/deal combat damage, in BGRW, BGW, RWG, RBG, RWB, BURW, BUWG, WUB, BUGR (I think that's all of them)

Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker + Reyhan, Last of the Abzan for +1/+1 counters in nonred colors

Kraum, Ludevic's Opus + Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist + Vial Smasher the Fierce or Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix for card draw effects/benefits in UR, UBR, GUR (don't partner Vial Smasher and Kydele, it's not useful)

Tymna the Weaver + Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix for pay-life-draw-cards effects, and ramp in nonred colors

Tymna the Weaver + Vial Smasher the Fierce for deal-damage-draw-cards in Mardu colors

Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix + Reyhan, Last of the Abzan for sac-draw effects like Life's Legacy and Greater Good in BUG

Ravos, Soultender + Reyhan, Last of the Abzan for sac-reanimate effects in WBG

Thrasios, Triton Hero + Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix for card advantage and ramp in UG

Ravos, Soultender + Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa + Tana, the Bloodsower for token decks in WBG, WBRG, WBR

Okay. That's probably useless to you, but I was off on a tangent. Sorry. Anyway, to sum up: your deck is nice, but it would be a lot better if your commanders were synergistic. I have left many suggestions above.

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