Vial Smasher the Fierce


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.

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Vial Smasher the Fierce Discussion

rgwenceslao on Paradox Scepter Storm: cEDH Primer

1 day ago

Lilbrudder, any updates on your list? What are your thoughts on Assassin's Trophy? I am currently testing this and I find it very powerful. It can also be a win-con when you imprint it to Isochron Scepter with Paradox Engine in play. When you have Vial Smasher the Fierce in play, it will be faster.

Also, please disregard my last post about Ancestral Curiosity. I’ve tried it and I realized that the deck’s original goals were very much disrupted. I mean, instead of tutoring for Paradox, since you already have Firebrand Archer in play, you tutor for Curiosity. I feel that if this deck will go this route, a huge chunk of our pieces will have to go especially control cards. I personally didn’t like that since I do have so much fun controlling the board somehow.

Anyway, looking forward to your updates, it has been 3 months already.

goblinguiderevealpls on Help me decide on a ...

1 week ago

ive seen a lot of Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix / Vial Smasher the Fierce decks that use wheels in a different way and still run nekusar and previously leoldred

the wincon is usually tapping and untapping kydele for like 30 using wheels and other draw effects and then casting an Exsanguinate, Comet Storm, or Stroke of Genius for the win using the from kydele, and allows for different gameplay due to not being entirely wheel based

PlasticEldritch on Coin Tribal

1 week ago

I made a deck kind of like this with Vial Smasher the Fierce at the helm. These kinds of decks are really fun

banzairama on

3 weeks ago


Thank you for bringing that up, I had the same thought but have not had proper chance to playtest yet. I swapped out lavamancer for Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip and dropped Murderous Cut as I had an extra card anyways...I can't justify Force of Will yet, but I do agree.

In terms of the build, I'm looking for board and hand control as well as ongoing card advantage. Hoping to have answers for almost any situation with instants/sorceries and a mix of approaches to dealing damage, both through combat with strong beaters and direct damage spells/effects. Looking to get as much value out of instants/sorceries through copy/double-casting and abilities of Isochron Scepter, Dual Casting, Kess, Dissident Mage, Guttersnipe, Young Pyromancer and Vial Smasher the Fierce, for example. At first, I imagined this build being focused around counters and board control, but have ended up somewhere between control and midrange... Some cards definitely step outside of the main goals, likely due to their individual value/power or having specific answers for decks encountered in recent playgroups. ex. Batterskull, Wurmcoil Engine, Bloodforged Battle-Axe, Rampaging Ferocidon...

I checked out your UR Tempo, it looks super efficient!

Bbohl16 on Vial-ainous Wealth

1 month ago

Villainous Wealth's CMC is always 3, regardless of what X is. So The trigger of Vial Smasher the Fierce would only do 3 damage off of it.

Infral on Vial Smasher & Kraum, the Evil Couple

1 month ago

I approve all Vial Smasher the Fierce that is not the 4 coloured version. Awesome list buddy~ +1 for Vial Smasher and a unique spin on the deck!

pokepower116 on Xantcha, Woke Agent

1 month ago

Whoops, guess I lost my time window to edit my last comment. The last things I wanted to mention were Pyroblast and Red Elemental Blast. Great cards for countering your opponents' counterspells.

If you were to choose a Rakdos commander, Vial Smasher the Fierce would be the most competitive simply because you have the option to pair it up with other partner cards to get access to more colors. As it stands, Xantcha isn't a bad commander; it's just hard to competitively build her when she refills your opponents' hands and is a mana sink for the entire table.

ERoss8 on Help with a Jund Spellslinger ...

1 month ago

Vial Smasher the Fierce and one other G/B or G/R partner commander (most if not all of them don’t care about spell-slinging) is pretty good. I’ve seen a deck like this before, and Vial-Smasher looked very good for the archetype.

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