Vicious Shadows


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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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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

bem77 on Devour ALL Your Friends and Enemies

1 week ago

platemoney my earlier iteration of this deck did include Vicious Shadows. I love that card, but it's steep mana cost makes it hard to fit in the deck. At 7 mana, I want to use my mana for things like tutoring up a big threat. This deck really tops out at 6 mana with one (and half exceptions) and those are Tooth and Nail which you want to cast for 9 mana and Chord of Calling which has a max cost of 9 (to get a 6 drop creature) but that can be mitigated with the Convoke mechanic. So in essence it comes done what would you cut to make room for it and will it have as big of impact on the late game when it comes out.

All that being said, give it a try. Maybe it will work for you. My meta is a little too fast to make it stick and get value out of it.

platemoney on Devour ALL Your Friends and Enemies

1 week ago

Have you thought of adding Vicious Shadows

hoardofnotions on Radha, Butcher of Keld

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the upvote and suggestions KeelHaul10!

Do you like any of your suggestions more than Tormod's Crypt? Because that's the swap I'll end up making, though i think the crypt might be better for now? I was thinking Primal Command or Struggle / Survive might be clever ways of hating graveyard nonsense. though the mana cost of the crypt is the best selling point it has.

Quick aside on Vicious Shadows, It's really good! It triggers on any creature dying not just my own. And if folks are casting all the cards in their hands my board wipes will be that much more effective. Also it can sometimes combo-kill the table when someones playing tokens and i have Blasphemous Act lol.

Shefet Monitor is fun with Radha, Heir to Keld because you attack with radha, get the trigger and cycle the monitor. than that same turn you have 3 untapped lands to hopefully cast another ramp spell. That's my thoughts behind it anyway, I am looking at is as my weakest ramp spell for sure.

KeelHaul10 on Radha, Butcher of Keld

3 weeks ago

Graveyard hate, eh? Burn Away do anything for you? if not, I recommend Mudhole for lands, Cranial Archive for card draw, Phyrexian Furnace is cheap but slow, Thran Foundry, and Watchers of the Dead seem like good choices to sub in. as for cuts, if you feel Vicious Shadows over preforms, then leave it in, but I just don't see how. It's trigger can be mitigated by having a low hand count. Shefet Monitor also could be cut.

All in all, I love your deck, commander needs more beat-down decks like this one rather than the tier 1 combo-crud that's been hitting my meta recently.

landofMordor on Grixis artifact tokens

1 month ago

I love this deck! As others have said, your commander is holding you back. If I were you, I'd make your commander Mairsil, the Pretender when he comes out on the 25th of August. He is SOOOOO versatile in this deck, with stuff like Eater of Hope or Razaketh or Bident of Thassa or whatever. You would just need some flicker stuff like Conjurer's Closet, Ghostly Flicker, etc to really abuse the ETB ability on Mairsil, and then you'd just need to swap out some non-relevant creatures for stuff with an activated ability.

I hope that helps! Mention me if I can be of assistance.

(Also, Vicious Shadows is a stud. So it Goblin Welder. Put both of them in if you can find them!)

jacokotze on Grixis artifact tokens

1 month ago

Cards I have that I'm not sure of to include or for which cards to swap with:

Outpost Siege


Burnished Hart

Cards I'm considering to purchase:

Vedalken Orrery


Thopter Spy Network

Kuldotha Forgemaster


Goblin Welder

Vicious Shadows

Bord wipes like Blasphemous Act or Damnation

jwe94 on Bad Luck Brion

1 month ago

A few more suggestions/questions. What do you think of Flayer of the Hatebound? True it doesn't shine without lots of recursion but the whole fling, trigger, burn and fling again is cute. Also Deathrender and Scythe of the Wretched seem like good equipment for Brion and friends. Jar of Eyeballs could be a decent way to do a little digging, thoughts? Finally they've got quite the mana costs but Stalking Vengeance and Vicious Shadows are pretty intriguing.

pyroblade5 on Buzz buzz , the locusts are coming

1 month ago

What are your targets for Mass Polymorph? Not what you are hitting what are you trying to pull out of your deck? Etherium Sculptor what are his target you have 15 artifacts but not many that cost more than 2 or three, how consistently is the the mana reduction going to count? Grand Architect I would replace with Mindwrack Liege. You already have two of the whirlpools why not add in Whirlpool Rider as well. If you are looking to kill with combat damage Coat of Arms would be good. Purphoros, God of the Forge would also be amazing in the deck. Vicious Shadowsworks really well also punishes people for board wipes and blocking.

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