Viashino Heretic

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Urza's Legacy Uncommon

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Viashino Heretic

Creature — Viashino

(1)(Red), Tap: Destroy target artifact. Viashino Heretic deals damage to that artifact's controller equal to the artifact's converted mana cost.

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Viashino Heretic Discussion

AlmightyTentacle on Fire From Olympus: Purphoros EDH

1 month ago

IQuarent first of all TYVM for all your suggestions and comments! I really appreciate it!

I was lucky enough that Matrixxx999 almost answered on all your suggestions for me and I fully agree with him.

Here's what I can add:

IQuarentsays... "Burning Earth. Redundant and over-costed. It's also a nombo with your Magus of the Moon/Blood Moon. I think almost anything would be better than this."

(3/14/2017: Blood Moons effect doesnt affect names or supertypes. It wont turn any land into a basic land or remove the legendary supertype from a legendary land, and the lands wont be named Mountain.)

I dont quite see nombo here cuz Burning Earth still punish my opponents for tapping nonbasic lands for mana, but redundantcy maybe. This deck still in testing regime Burning Earth is one of the cards that can be dropped out in the future.

Shivan Harvest - Moon & Magus as was mentioned before doesnt change land type for basic so Shivan work perfectly. Plus when first two are on the battlefield they become primary targets for removals (unlike Shivan) and mostly they just buy us some time.

Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle - was in the maybeboard, I try to avoid using lands that enters the battlefield tapped, but honestly I like this card plus it's fit great in deck strategy!

Chandra, Flamecaller - not bad but I prefere not to overload my deck with planeswalkers, and Chandra, Torch of Defiance fit more to my game style.

Skullcrack & Sizzle - is too weak in EDH for one time use spells imho.

Fanatic of Mogis - nice card and can actually be good here. I need to give it a try.

Mind's Eye & Gauntlet of Power - too mana heavy artifacts and as with the case of planeswalkers and dont want to overload my deck with them. Btw Gauntlet works bad with Skullclamp.

Matrixxx999 Thx for helping out :-P

Viashino Heretic - nice creature, fit in deck strategy as well, one minus its need to tapp as activation cost. But I will consider this one.

Mindsparker - was in my maybeboard sure it will play nice against your main deck my friend ;-P

Rolling Earthquake - love it! need it! and I just dont know how I missed it! XD

Matrixxx999 on Fire From Olympus: Purphoros EDH

1 month ago

IQuarent

Scab-Clan Berserker is probably worse then Eidolon of the Great Revel and Harsh Mentor and his Renown ability is the drawback it is true, but still he can stop (or hurt prety much) an any fast combo deck (especialy storm decks). In early game, this creature can become renown very easy, especialy considering that it has haste. In late game... well, as this decks builder said: "Burn them fast or die bright!" :P. I think this card is just corresponds to the general philosophy of the deck. But I have to admit that some time ago I cut this guy out of my Grenzo deck after some testing. But if AlmightyTentacle will decide to cut this card, then I would suggest to swap it for Viashino Heretic, Kari Zev, Skyship Raider or Mindsparker.

Eidolon of the Great Revel is a very good card (especialy in burn strategy and especialy in multiplayer), the goal of using such (sometime suicidal) damage dealers is to create the conditions under which You are losing life, but Your opponents losing MUCH MORE! Its like playing with Pestilence. Actualy for this reason I would like to suggest cards like Rolling Earthquake or Earthquake.

Can't say confidently about Burning Earth, cuz I never played with this card, but from what I see I can tell that this card can punish decks that realy greedy for mana, for example it can shut down or slow down some infinite mana combos (Peregrine Drake, Palinchron and infinite High Tide combos say hellow!). But for me it seems like it is to slow spell, but I may be wrong.

Never seen befor this card - Devastating Summons, pretty interesting. For sure I would create two 0/0 tokens and punch for 4 in each opponents face. Actualy this card could create triggers not just fo ETB but for LTB too: (6/15/2010: You may sacrifice zero lands as you cast Devastating Summons. If you do, youll put two 0/0 creature tokens onto the battlefield as the spell resolves. Unless some effect (such as the one from Glorious Anthem) is boosting their toughness, theyll be put into the graveyard as a state-based action. Abilities that trigger when a creature enters the battlefield will trigger, as will those that trigger when a creature leaves the battlefield.). And all this for 1 red mana, pretty juicy.

I have to agree with AlmightyTentacle about copy spells. Unfortunately You can't be aggresive with copy spells in Your hand when there is nothing to copy. In the deck like this one copy spells will be dead draw very often. And You will have to rely on the opponents spells, which is pretty situational I think.

Also, Sudden Demise is a graet spell, don't understand why I didn't see it befor! Need to test it in my Grenzo deck. :)

theindigoeffect on Do you Miz me? 2.0

2 months ago

Viashino Heretic is an artifact destruction engine that deals damage every time you destroy someone's artifact.

Winterblast on Blowing Up Your Terrain

2 months ago

Can't say that often enoughenough, destroying lands is best when spells can't be cast with a single land that people just happened to draw and play...Sphere of Resistance, Lodestone Golem, Thorn of Amethyst, Trinisphere, Aura of Silence need to be in this deck. Also stuff to blow up your opponent's mana rocks, for example Vandalblast, Fragmentize, Revoke Existence, Viashino Heretic. Aven Mindcensor is great against fetchlands and makes Ghost Quarter to an additional strip mine.

digitalogre on Liquimetal Destruction

2 months ago

To bad Urza's Legacy isn't Modern Legal

Viashino Heretic

Rzepkanut on Surging Ruric Hates Control

3 months ago

Vandalblast can really shut down people in one spell, although it is not a creature, like Viashino Heretic, Manglehorn and Gorilla Shaman. Ambush Viper is an instant speed creature removal spell that Ruric ignores, same with Bogardan Hellkite. Bloodrush cards like Ghor-Clan Rampager, Rubblehulk and Wrecking Ogre are also instant speed tricks. Dwarven Miner & Dwarven Blastminer are good at what they do. Cheers!!

LoneCrusader399 on By Any Means Necessary

4 months ago

Skullclamp, Cathars' Crusade, and Reconnaissance feel like must haves in this deck. They all synergize with your main strategy and/or help to enable it.

Recruiter of the Guard, Karmic Guide, Viashino Heretic, Anarchist, Selfless Spirit and Iroas, God of Victory are creatures that would fit in quite well with your general strategy.

Instead of Mizzium Mortars and Cerebral Eruption as boardwipes; Wrath of God, Terminus, Toxic Deluge or Blasphemous Act would be better.

I would actually play Sorin, Solemn Visitor over Sorin, Lord of Innistrad as Solemn Visitor's + ability is something you want more than either of Lord of Innistrads abilities.

Enablers like Buried Alive, Victimize, Oversold Cemetery and Viscera Seer will help you to ensure you have things in your graveyard to abuse.

Your also lacking good finishers and Alesha tends to lean towards combos. For example, any sac outlet with Murderous Redcap and Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit will infinitely ping everyone.

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