Vial Smasher the Fierce


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom 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

trobaldo on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

2 days ago

I just wanted to know why Vial Smasher the Fierce is tier 1 and Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow is tier 3. They seem to have a similar ability to me. A clarification would be helpful.

JhonAF on Marchesa: Murder, Politics and Pillows

6 days ago

Hey man, Duelist's Heritage might be a fun addition to make allies. Captive Audience is also good to threat your opponents, you just need to show the card, haha. I see that you have a lot of instants; Vial Smasher the Fierce can be a little agressive, but you can always use the old argument, "Sry man, but it's random damage".

More draw wouldn't hurt IMO, I like to use cheap cards like Sign in Blood , Painful Truths and even Tormenting Voice . I would also consider to use at least 36 lands. Anyway, Marchesa seems to be a blast to play with that theme.

Feel free to check out my Mathas, Fiend Seeker politics/group slug deck, suggestions are always welcome.

Mathas, Friend Seeker

_BaaL_ on Opus Thief

1 week ago

Hey there, Really liked your deck, and I tried it yesterday, it seems quite a good pick for my meta here.

I just wonder: have you thought about incuding any sweeper that deals with 3 toughness!? It's quite relevant, dealing with Thrasios, Triton Hero , with our own Gilded Drake , Rashmi, Eternities Crafter , Vial Smasher the Fierce etc. I was thinking on Anger of the Gods , or Sweltering Suns because it can be cicled. O know it can be hard to cast double red, but still we have plenty rainbow lands.. and plenty rocks as well. I ran Mox Opal over Fellwar Stone and it did fine.

Chhris on

2 weeks ago

Hiya!! Looking good so far! one of the trickiest thing with a deck like this is balancing the chaos/ group slug nature of red/black with the politics that Xantcha wants to direct.

I think Akroan Horse is perfect for you. and also Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor , these two cards are great for getting other people at the table to join your side, or at least reconsider attacking you. Havoc Festival is also a must. Even Torgaar, Famine Incarnate would fit too. Vial Smasher the Fierce helps sow those seeds of Chaos as well.

I think political Rakdos is one of the coolest archetypes, and this deck seems like it's got the potential! Keep at it! How has it been to play so far?

K1ngMars on Rakdos commander

2 weeks ago

If you want to go big creatures, I'd suggest Rakdos, Lord of Riots : he is group slug + gives you the ability to cast huge creatures for cheap, or zero if they're colourless, like Eldrazis or big artifact creatures like Blightsteel Colossus .

Rakdos, the Showstopper makes for a good enough tribal deck, but could be a little underpowered overall. I wouldn't go with him if you were considering to be slightly competitive (which means you wanted to try to actually win).

Another good commander in RB is Xantcha, Sleeper Agent (is run by one of my friends): super fun, high interaction, easily gets to the lategame. I can link it if you will.

As for Vial Smasher the Fierce , it's a good commander, again group slug, but only hits one of your opponents. I'd definitely put it in the 99 of one of the previously mentioned commanders.

bushido_man96 on Rakdos commander

2 weeks ago

Vial Smasher the Fierce would be a fun commander to play. His ability is random, which is fun and can deter some hate you might get from him, and his partner mechanic allows you to choose all kinds of different ways to go with him. Another card I see pop into Vial Smasher decks is Kaervek the Merciless . If you played him with Thrasios, Triton Hero , you get some nice card draw, and two great colors that ramp and draw cards. If you go with Akiri, Line-Slinger you can get some artifact themes going. Ravos, Soultender give some graveyard value. All kinds of ways to go.

SP3CTR3_chelts on What to add/cut for cEDH ...

2 weeks ago

Hi I think you need to stop throwing the term cEDH around so much, is it even possible for you to win turn 3/4? what you seem to be looking for is a good casual edh deck. Which is good because cEDH appears to be quite boring.

Unfortunately boros does lack some important effects that make some other colour combinations better.

If you just want to improve your deck i would consider adding black for a mardu deck ( i quite like Tymna the Weaver // Vial Smasher the Fierce or Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder // Tymna the Weaver ) this would allow you to keep the nature of your deck the same whilst adding good tutor and card draw.

However, my understanding looks like you particularly want a boros deck. you already have kiki jiki so adding Felidar Guardian and/or Restoration Angel is an inf combo.

If you desire to make it more competative and you are happy with being hated by anyone who plays you stax could be the way to go: smokestacks // Assemble the Legion could be quite controlling. Running a lot of stax cards that are in boros colours combine with lots of artifacts, daretti,goblin welder, and as much card draw as you can find could make a nice stax deck. some stax cards Vryn Wingmare , Winters Orb, Stasis Orb, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben , Stony Silence , Kataki, War's Wage , Blood Moon , Magus of the Moon , Treasure Nabber , Price of Glory , Aven Mindcensor , Stranglehold . Ruination , and Armageddon . when you have grinded the game to a halt and no one can do anything really you win the game with an inf combo (you have enough already for a deck like this. Personally i think this is the best way to make boros as competitive as it can be. If you chose this direction i would surgest Tajic, Legion's Edge as it protects your stax based creatures enabling you to run damaged based board wipes without suffering.

sickrobot on 4C Rashmi - Curious Control

4 weeks ago

It's actually more because a Curiosity effect + Vial Smasher the Fierce effectively builds a Rashmi, but it has some other superficial similarities to general 2c control.

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Vial Smasher the Fierce occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Rakdos: 0.28%