Vicious Rumors


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Common

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Vicious Rumors


Vicious Rumors deals 1 damage to each opponent. Each opponent discards a card, then puts the top card of their library into their graveyard. You gain 1 life.

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Vicious Rumors Discussion

APPLE01DOJ on Rock Stands (NEEDS HELP)

1 day ago

I actually started out with a deck that had a lot of the cards you listed and found it to be slow and underwhelming.

The discard has been absolutely amazing. I don't understand why the majority of stanadard players think they belong in the side. They almost always hit and even when they don't they still provide valuable information. Vicious Rumors has been great. It does so much for so little mana and since there is no Liliana of the Veil in Standard, it has a similiar effect.

Underrealm Lich is a powerhouse. His Sylvan Library like effect pretty much seals games and the thing that he has over Doom Whisperer which gets killed about 90% of the time is that he sticks. Having indestructible access with no mana investment is huge.

Golgari Findbroker was one of the last cards I cut but I'd say my wins have gone up since doing so.

The exploring merfolk are okay but they still die to Ritual of Soot which often becomes a 4 of game 2. I've seen them get big but the majority of the time you're paying 3 mana for an extra land to go to hand and a creature that'll die before it can swing once. Please also note the anti-synergy they have when against Vicious Rumors

Not trying to shoot down all your suggestions and I thank you for commenting. I just been down that path before and for my play style at least, this is much more successful than moving backwards.

That being said, I do see the value of a The Eldest Reborn in the 75. What would you cut for it?

Also, I agree the curve is rather wonky. The intention is to leave room for interaction but I wish there was some more instant speed stuff.

Zavthedav23w on Rock Stands (NEEDS HELP)

1 day ago

Ok so I have a few points, your deck has a pretty wonky curve. All the one-drops might not be necessary and Duress/Divest is more of a sideboard card. The Vicious Rumors is interesting, I won't say it's bad but you could maybe put in something different for it. Instead of Underrealm Lich I would go for another Doom Whisperer since the Surveil and 6/6 flyer is just infinitely better. I noticed you wanted some Glowspore Shaman, I definetly recommend that. Also Golgari Findbroker would be really strong for you. Definetly at least 1 The Eldest Reborn in the main. I would do 4 Vraska's Contempt instead of Walk the Plank. It is good but it could be better, and a lot of the staples have become merfolk now that golgari is in the spotlight. I think you should play Merfolk Branchwalker and Jadelight Ranger, 2 insane golgari staples. Good luck!

GingerSquatch93 on Abusive Surveillance, Volume One

1 day ago

xhuggels noncents There was a previous version of this deck that existed with four Vicious Rumors, though I forget exactly what I replaced it with. The plan at that time was to draw either that or Thoughtbound Phantasm and the relevant land source and always have a turn-one play. I am now, however, toying around in my head with a "mono-blue" surveil-mill-control featuring Dream Eater as the "big guy in the room" and Enhanced Surveillance with Drowned Secrets. Mono-blue is in quotes, primarily because I am also considering keeping a set of Creeping Chill in the deck, without mana, or minimal black sources (shock or checklands). Use the Enhanced Surveillances to dig through my deck faster, looking for counters and the Creeping Chills, and then use Devious Cover-Up to start chucking things into back into the deck.

Zimmers_0 on GNR Burn

1 week ago

BioProfDude 23 lands has been working just fine for me as 5 mana is my cap. This way when I Sword-Point Diplomacy or Risk Factor, I get more bang for the buck. Ghitu Lavarunner has been added to the sideboard though and i'll find a spot for Banefire.

Argy All added to the side board. If only Creeping Chill was a mana cheaper... Think it might be better in a self mill deck though. Thanks!

jover98 I chose Vicious Rumors for life drain which I turn into cards with Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip. The discard is just a plus! How often have you seen Nullhide Ferox played? Because I dont really have a good answer for that card.

Thanks everyone!

kdmurphy001 on Dark Alley w/ Mr. Rakdos and His Eldrazi

1 week ago

Not sure about taking Nettle Drone out. I like Vicious Rumors but you have to cast it on the same turn you are ideally swinging with Rakdos (or possibly casting Rakdos). Nettlevine sits out there for a turn, is reusable, won't use any mana on later turns (frees up colored mana on later turns). Maybe take out Chandra, Torch of Defiance? She is one of the least cost effective damage sources out of the gate (though her other abilities aren't useless).

OberstHati on Esper Vampires

1 week ago

I 'd suggest: +4 watery grave (tapped out says error when i want to post the card) - 3 Islands, being a splash only, -2 Swamp, +3 Plains + 1 Isolated Chapel, + 1 Drowned Catacomb, -3 Unclaimed Territory, -1 Gateway Plaza, -1 Guildmage's Forum, + 1 Field of Ruin-3 Vicious Rumors + 3 Legion's Landing  Flip, -2 Cast Down, +3 Sanctum Seeker, -3 Bishop's Soldier + 4Martyr of Dusk, -3 Blood Operative, there is no surveil in ur Deck, +2 Settle the Wreckage cause it always helps,.... u can run Vampires successfully in Orzhov too, it's even more fun and more competitive i think, it's been a while, but WBVampires worked quite well,... Have fun with ur Bloodsuckers!!! Cheers, Töröööö

jover98 on GNR Burn

1 week ago

I would personally run Duress over Vicious Rumors since you can make your opponent discard whatever threat you can't deal with. Also having Nullhide Ferox in the format makes this card very risky. Maybe the 1 point of damage matters, I haven't tested it out, but duress seems a lot better. I love this deck, I really want to try it out. Nice job!

LittleBlueHero on Best Art from Guilds of ...

1 week ago

I think my favorite piece is probably Conclave Cavalier I love the aggressive pose and the way the dark armor creates a sharp contrast to the bright fall leaves.

For a lot of the same reasons I also love Emmara, Soul of the Accord. I haven't decided if the darkness at the bottom of her art is foreshadowing of something bad about to happen (see Vicious Rumors) or if its just unique lighting attempted by the artist. Either way its working for me.

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