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.)
|Want (2)||Authorauthor , BX223Hunter|
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|Commander 2016 (C16)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Vial Smasher the Fierce Discussion
1 week ago
This depends on the metagame heavily, however I love certain ones for some reasons, imagine using Rune of Protection: Red with Heartless Hidetsugu! Personally, Red and Green are my favorites, as Red for the previous reason and Green helps mediate Triumph of the Hordes and Craterhoof Behemoth!
Also, with a Vial Smasher the Fierce, Nekusar, big fireball, etc. Red is really strong, not just mono-red!
2 weeks ago
Vial Smasher the Fierce is a ton of fun, partner with a green based commander and you will have a vary similar early game of ramp but from there it's just cast big spells (lots of instants and flash helps too with the Rewind ability even better) to just randomly toss damage around. the how you win/what you do is all up to you and random card draw.
1 month ago
JRaynor Thank you for the thoughts. I'm glad to receive some feedback from a fellow x-spells lover.
Let me explain my thoughts on Fumigate and Time Wipe; I chose these two spells over others for specific reasons. First, in my playgroup, there are multiple creature-heavy decks, with multiple relying significantly on amassing some sort of creature tokens. Fumigate allows me to wipe the board and often provides me with a large influx of life when needed most. This incidental life gain, at the cost of one more mana compared to board wipes like Wrath of God and Damnation, makes it worth-while.
Next, Time Wipe, although it is a bit hard to cast at times, can be a complete power-house when combined with cards like Hydroid Krasis, Gadwick, the Wizened, or Lifeblood Hydra. Time Wipe allows me to bounce one of those creatures and cast them later for even more mana and advantage. Additionally, it can save some of my key creatures, such as Golos, Tireless Pilgrim, for future use. So, although these board wipes are definitely off-theme, I believe their potential value is well worth it. However, now that you mention it, I will revisit some of those other removal cards.
Vial Smasher the Fierce is sort of a pet card of mine. I already have a Vial Smasher the Fierce and Thrasios, Triton Hero deck and have used the pair as an x-spells deck in the past. Although it could be more consistent, I really do enjoy the white cards in this deck. Maybe I will have to reconsider the pair. With this being said, if I were to trim a color, it would probably be white to keep the red x-spells and support cards.
Finally, I do not have another 5-color deck, and this one fills that void neatly. I could, probably, make this deck more consistent by removing some of the unnecessary x-spells and focusing more of the mana-doubling/ramping aspect of the deck with select x-spells to win with. Maybe even remove a color, like you've suggested. But, as it sits now, I do not think I need to make this deck more powerful.
I greatly appreciate your feedback, and you've sparked my interest in re-brewing this deck. Who knows, maybe I just need to run two lists. I couldn't possibly say no to more Magic cards.
1 month ago
I think you really need to find room for Vial Smasher the Fierce somewhere in the deck. If you look at the art he's literally a suicide bomber.
1 month ago
thegigibeastShaperSavant LabManiac_Sigi With how the C16 Partner commanders are listed, if a Tier 1 Like Thrasios, Triton Hero is Partnered with a Tier 1.5 like Vial Smasher the Fierce would that make the deck into a 1.75 as far as Power level? I am just curious on how those have been determined for their placement.
1 month ago
Partner commanders are powerful, and often free your deck's ability to do more than a single commander deck. Companions give decks restrictions on what cards they can run. By running both it limits your deck even more, since most partner pairings don't work with the companion requirements.
Yorion, Sky Nomad and Lutri, the Spellchaser straight up can't be run as companions, and Jegantha, the Wellspring won't work since it requires five colors, and no partner pairing currently allows for it. No partner pairing also allows for Lurrus of the Dream-Den. Gyruda, Doom of Depths also can't be run, since no partners are both even cmc and have black in their color identity. Kaheera, the Orphanguard also can't work, since the types aren't found on partners that can be run together.
Now, what lists are now able to be run?
Wow, that only took a half hour longer to write up than expected.
Which of these would you want to make, if any, and how would you make them?
1 month ago
If you're looking for ideas/inspiration, I'd suggest checking out both my Omnath, Locus of Rage and Omnath, Locus of the Roil decks on my profile. There's a lot of land-specific strategies in them. I also have Muldrotha, the Gravetide built if you need more sultai ideas. The 3c temur omnath deck is the newest, but they're all built with love haha
I also have Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain built if you need artifact ideas.
Overall keep up the good work! Cheers!!!
2 months ago
Could Firebrand Archer or Guttersnipe find a home here as they would be a better target for curiosity when casting a lot of spells because you will draw so many cards that you will not get into a situation where you have a hand full of lands. On that note, what about Burgeoning for the ability to use all the lands that I seem to find from curiosity effects?
I see how these small creatures will die to our own wipes but they seem to give a huge amount of card advantage especially since my play group has been removing Vial Smasher the Fierce so quickly now!