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
Oathbreaker 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.)

Vial Smasher the Fierce Discussion

LeaPlath on Ruhan of the Fomori vs ...

3 weeks ago

It is why he is good in 1v1. He just attacks your only opponent. Same as Vial Smasher the Fierce

enpc on Aggravated Assault as a combo ...

1 month ago

IAmTheWraith: That's the biggest concern I have with the combo - effectively needing triple red to hit WUBRG. I'm thinking it could work, but it might be more fitting in a Thrasios, Triton Hero + Vial Smasher the Fierce deck where your main focus is just infinite mana. Also, having one less colour seems like an easier way to combo out.

IMMG54: I think I'd go for Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter first :P

greyninja: Yes, all of those combo with Aggravated Assault . But I was more looking into the viability of just using it as a one stop shop for untapping creatures (basically to gain infinite mana). If it did this effectively enough then I don't really care about the extra combat steps part of it. I mean, it's nice and all but other than maybe a Slip Through Space I'm not even focusing on the second part of the ability.

Zimmers_0 on My LGS's #1 hated deck

1 month ago

With how high your CMC is, how about a Baneful Omen , Kaboom! , Sin Prodder since you already have things like Vicious Shadows and Vial Smasher the Fierce ? Otherwise +1!

MemoryLapse on Who dies first when everyone ...

1 month ago

In this scenario, I am in a game of commander. I am playing Thrasios, Triton Hero and Vial Smasher the Fierce storm. I have only a couple of win conditions: Isochron Scepter (with something like Lightning Bolt under it and a Paradox Engine out) and Aetherflux Reservoir . But sadly, both of those are irrelevant. Both scepter and reservoir are in my graveyard as well as all of my recursion cards. I have no way to shuffle my graveyard into my deck. The rest of my deck consists of mostly rocks and cantrips, but no clear way to win.

I am, however, able to storm off quite nicely with a Paradox Engine and generate 50-100 mana of each relevant color. I then find myself with a copy of Rolling Earthquake in hand.

If I cast Rolling Earthquake for a large enough amount of mana to reduce all player's life totals to zero or less life, how does the game end? Does any player win based on turn order? Do I win?

Thank you in advance for any insight you can give on the issue.

Mj3913 on Should i go Grixis or ...

2 months ago

What if you could have both?

Yidris, Maelstrom Weilder: there are some equipment that are treasure based so a mild voltron theme could be a thing, giving you an additional wincon via Cmdr dmg, while also cascading into your other treasure spells.

Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper or Reyhan, Last of the Abzan and Kraum, Ludevic's Opus or Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist : Ikra offers some life gain, though looking through treasure related creatures a majority are even if not top heavy. Reyhan would require some +1 counter devotion I think. Both U/R partners offer card draw in a different way.

Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix or Thrasios, Triton Hero and Vial Smasher the Fierce : Considering there are ways to draw cards off of treasures it could be viable. Thrasios on the other hand is a mana sink that can ramp/net cards. Vial Smasher is just a bit of fun that give you the colors you need.

Silas Renn, Seeker Adept & Tana, the Bloodsower : Silas could be good with an artifact heavy deck. Tana I think serves only for colors... unless you can sacrifice the saps for treasures.

jpermar on Rakdos, Lord's Downward Spiral

2 months 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

2 months 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.

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Vial Smasher the Fierce occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Rakdos: 0.28%