Vicious Shadows


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shards of Alara (ALA) Rare

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Vicious Shadows


Whenever a creature is put into a graveyard from play, you may have Vicious Shadows deal damage to target player equal to the number of cards in that player's hand.

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Vicious Shadows Discussion

griffstick on Ryusei EDH decks

2 days ago

Well the good news is, red in cmdr has been getting some love from wizards of the coast, and has been addressing the issues with it's color in cmdr. I'd build it for casual. A red flying deck with board wipes like Earthquake, Mizzium Mortars, and Sudden Demise so that your board is always unaffected by your wraths. You could have the strong enchantments like Warstorm Surge, Sarkhan's Unsealing, and Vicious Shadows to win the game.

All this sounds good but I think it would still be a stronger deck if you had Lathliss, Dragon Queen as the cmdr because most red flying creatures are dragons.

Red has 180ish flying creatures. 83 of them are dragons.

Good luck with you build. I want to see it when it's done.

t3hdarkness on Vaevictis, Permanent Surge!!

4 days ago

Kothophed, Soul Hoarder May be too Risky to play since you can't always control when he comes into play and with only two on demand sac outlets. Harvester of Souls Should draw about the same number of cards and has "may" in his card draw ability.

I'm not seeing any ways to deal with problematic enchantments or artifacts other than Brutalizer Exarch. World Breaker might be your next best bet, but Acidic Slime is usable too.

Since your deck relies so much on attacking Revel in Riches is a good alternate win condition in case of lockdowns. Another possible alternative is Warstorm Surge or maybe Vicious Shadows.

griffstick on Looking for fling effects in ...

1 week ago

Brion Stoutarm of course. Slave of Bolas. I'm curious to what exact effects are you looking for because. If you have a scary boardstate of creatures facing you cards like Shriveling Rot in respose to a board wipe can do some serious damage. Also Vicious Shadows.

passascats on yer a wizard, zombie

1 week ago

I find the biggest challenge when I play my Nekusar deck is being able to close out games. By the time your opponents start getting close to death, every player at the table hates your guts and is gunning for you. Crawlspace, Meishin, the Mind Cage, and Silent Arbiter can help slow down combat damage.
The next biggest struggle is life gain. playing any deck with significant life gain just means your giving them all the gas they need to take you out. My personal favorite to deal with this is Forsaken Wastes, but Tainted Remedy is good too.
Lastly here are two cards that have won me games: Forced Fruition (might be out of budget) and Vicious Shadows.
Good Luck!

Amyas on Prossh, the Magnificent King under the mountain

3 weeks ago

goodair thanks for commenting. I have a Kessig Wolf Run and a Sarkhan Vol on the way in the mail. I have been looking at Vicious Shadows for awhile and debaiting that. Captivating Crew looks amazing!

I have a Pitiless Plunderer.

goodair on Prossh, the Magnificent King under the mountain

3 weeks ago

Give these cards a try, i absolutely love these with prossh!

Vicious Shadows someone jut drew 10 cards? play this and gg
Shared Animosity amazing with the kobolds
Poison-Tip Archer is a better version of falkenrath noble imo once he is out
Captivating Crew/Helm of Possession steal stuff, sack repeat
Pitiless Plunderer mana
Rishkar's Expertise you will be hooked on this one particularity!

Paranoiac on Purphoros Goblin friends

1 month ago

I see. Thanks for elaborating!

The only other suggestions I can think of at the moment is some way to give your creatures haste like an Akroma's Memorial or Fervor [plus you get goblins on the art ;)].

If you are sacrificing creatures maybe a Vicious Shadows might be worthwhile, but not sure if it would be overkill.

Anyway, I like the deck! :)

Ender666666 on Doesn't Play Well With Others (Creatureless Red)

1 month ago

Hi goblinguiderevealpls, Thanks for the upvote.

I have tried to include enough mana accelerators to allow for big spells to blow out the board. Mana Geyser can be very effective for this.

Truthfully though, my main aim is to land a Repercussion or Vicious Shadows, then blow out the board with Blasphemous Act or Star of Extinction. Because I am creatureless, I can walk away unschathed while my opponents can easily take lethal with only 3 or more critters on board.

Thanks everyone for the upvotes and interest in my deck. It's a personal favourite.

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