Vial Smasher the Fierce

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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Commander 2016 (C16) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Vial Smasher the Fierce occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Rakdos: 0.28%

Vial Smasher the Fierce Discussion

SynergyBuild on What are the top two ...

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!

Pervavita on Commander tips?

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.

Manley1994 on 5 color X spells

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.

Reznorboy on The Suicide Squad (Tana Just Watches)

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.

Commandtowercast on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

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.

SynergyBuild on Do you want to make ...

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.

That leaves only 4 total companions theoretically able to be run. Obosh, the Preypiercer, Zirda, the Dawnwaker, Keruga, the Macrosage, and Umori, the Collector.

Now, what lists are now able to be run?

  1. Gorm the Great/Virtus the Veiled

  2. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Reyhan, Last of the Abzan

  3. Reyhan, Last of the Abzan/Tana, the Bloodsower

  4. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Vial Smasher the Fierce

  5. Reyhan, Last of the Abzan/Vial Smasher the Fierce

  6. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Tana, the Bloodsower

  7. Tana, the Bloodsower/Vial Smasher the Fierce

  8. Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa/Tymna the Weaver

  9. Ravos, Soultender/Reyhan, Last of the Abzan

  10. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Tymna the Weaver

  11. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa

  12. Reyhan, Last of the Abzan/Tymna the Weaver

  13. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Ravos, Soultender

  14. Ravos, Soultender/Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa

  15. Reyhan, Last of the Abzan/Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa

  16. Nikara, Lair Scavenger/Yannik, Scavenging Sentinel

  17. Cazur, Ruthless Stalker  Flip/Ukkima, Stalking Shadow

  18. Reyhan, Last of the Abzan/Silas Renn, Seeker Adept

  19. Silas Renn, Seeker Adept/Thrasios, Triton Hero

  20. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Thrasios, Triton Hero

  21. Reyhan, Last of the Abzan/Thrasios, Triton Hero

  22. Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix/Reyhan, Last of the Abzan

  23. Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix/Silas Renn, Seeker Adept

  24. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix

  25. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Silas Renn, Seeker Adept

  26. Thrasios, Triton Hero/Vial Smasher the Fierce

  27. Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix/Vial Smasher the Fierce

  28. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist

  29. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Kraum, Ludevic's Opus

  30. Silas Renn, Seeker Adept/Tana, the Bloodsower

  31. Kraum, Ludevic's Opus/Reyhan, Last of the Abzan

  32. Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist/Reyhan, Last of the Abzan

  33. Tana, the Bloodsower/Tymna the Weaver

  34. Ravos, Soultender/Tana, the Bloodsower

  35. Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder/Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper

  36. Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder/Reyhan, Last of the Abzan

  37. Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa/Vial Smasher the Fierce

  38. Akiri, Line-Slinger/Reyhan, Last of the Abzan

  39. Akiri, Line-Slinger/Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper

  40. Thrasios, Triton Hero/Tymna the Weaver

  41. Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker/Reyhan, Last of the Abzan

  42. Ravos, Soultender/Thrasios, Triton Hero

  43. Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix/Tymna the Weaver

  44. Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix/Ravos, Soultender

  45. Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa/Silas Renn, Seeker Adept

  46. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker

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?

greyninja on alechodgin23

1 month ago

My pleasure! Your Thrasios, Triton Hero/Vial Smasher the Fierce deck looks super fun! I love those two commanders, and I love land shenanigans. Also I just upvoted all of your other decks ;)

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!!!

TheMaelstrom on 4C Rashmi - Curious Control

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!

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