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
3 days ago
Thanks for the support and ideas everyone! I love coming up with funny deck names, and I love hearing about people appreciating that.
clayperce Warstorm Surge is a great card, but it's a little bit of a do nothing considering it's cost, and how small the Insect tokens are... I feel like for 1 Mana more, I'd be more inclined to run Vicious Shadows to deter board wipes. Thanks for the support and suggestion though.
punkrawkmonkey Cool deck. I upvoted it for ya bud.
NicolBolasFTW Nekusar decks really only help out. I have raced one and thoroughly stomped it.
1 week ago
Fun idea! If only they were partner commanders... I think if you use some more tutors and reanimation spells you will have more success getting the alternate commanders to work. Hapatra especially gets a big target and is easy enough to kill. Anything from Diabolic Tutor to Time of Need can find them. There are so many good tutors available, same with reanimation spells. I like ones with additional value like Beacon of Unrest, Victimize, Ever After, Fated Return, and Seasons Past. Also Vicious Shadows is a good Prossh kill card.
1 month ago
Wow, a lot of comments to respond to! In order...
gockley: Thanks for the comment! You say yours is more wheel-heavy: any good ones I'm missing, other than Windfall? I love the concept of Mindwrack Liege and Library of Leng here, those definitely need to find a slot, thanks! I do think Arcanis the Omnipotent is too expensive, and I don't want to give cards to my opponent with Fevered Visions, however. Thanks again! (And if you like the deck, you're always welcome to +1 the deck haha...)
Hamster2558: I'm afraid it's probably not worth it; it's almost always 5 damage to the player with the highest life total rather than giving me cards.
Fungreatmario: Nah, the deck's combos are slow - I can't consume all of T7 to set back my opponents unfortunately.
ArmorEuro: I've considered it, but it's 12 mana :( kinda win-more here.
Workman4137: Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind is in here, but I'm not sure why Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius would fit (I think he's very weak actually). My plan for dealing with running out of cards is discarding Kozilek, Butcher of Truth to reshuffle my library - more efficient than Elixir of Immortality since I can also use him as a wincon. I haven't faced much mass discard (my meta tends to be very fast and low-CMC) but I should generate enough fliers to block Nicol Bolas, at least. For now I do have Purphoros, the most powerful token ETB effect, and I'll see if I need more... And I'm playing a silly combo deck where as many cards as possible try to draw into more cards (like a storm deck), so Counterspell effects aren't a priority at the moment. I would love Mana Drain if I could afford one (since it also works as acceleration), but for now it's out of my reach... Thanks for your comment! :)
veggiesblowup: I'm afraid I do think he's too slow. The average CMC is already really high here, and I need to try and lower it further.
NV_1980: I could see that! Interesting idea haha.
RazortoothMtg: I've found that Kraum tends to give me an additional card each turn. Still, he may get cut - I'm indecisive.
cujo253: I could see him, I suppose...I'll have to look into it more :)
Thank you all for your comments! And if you liked the deck, +1s are great - trying to make it from #2 to #1 ;)
1 month ago
1 month ago
I highly recommend putting in Mogg War Marshal in place of either Dragon Fodder or Krenko's Command, and just ignore its Echo cost. You'll essentially still be paying two mana for two 1/1 bodies. But by not paying MWM's Echo cost, you'll be saccing him and immediately putting another 1/1 creature into play. Thus, you have extra triggers for Vicious Shadows, Impact Tremors, Boggart Shenanigans, and Purphoros's ability, just at a glance. Also, unlike DF/KC, MWM can be searched for, with Goblin Matron's ability, and cheated into play with Goblin Lackey's ability. One final note: As I type out this recommendation, your deck list currently shows two copies of Goblin Lackey here in your Commander/EDH deck.
1 month ago
Chaos Warp - I would focus more on killing everyone at the table instead of control with this deck. Plus you can't tuck generals anymore so I am butt hurt.
Soulblast - might work to finish the last person off but most likely just sit in your hand all game...I love this card though
Vicious Shadows - See my above comment =/
I think you will want more land..38 with all those lands that don't tap for mana unless Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is out, which is likely but still.
1 month ago
I'll start with the questions since that's easier.
1) +x/+0 effects are not necessary. Damage multipliers could be nice since you will be playing a fair-er deck.
2) Dreadnought is worth the money for the right deck. That deck is piloted by Varolz, the Scar-Striped. I wouldn't consider it for Brion.
3) Kiki-jiki is worth it. A wonderful combo piece that can go wild in almost every deck that runs red. In your colours, he could be a secondary win condition with Restoration Angel and Zealous Conscripts (you could add more combo pieces but that would draw the deck away from what you want to do by taking too many slots).
Alright! Now on with suggestions and notable omissions:
Bloodshot Cyclops is a second Brion and I think it's necessary in every Brion deck as a backup.
Might Makes Right is an interesting repeatable threaten effect. The drawback can be negated by most giants since they tend to be larger than average.
Vicious Shadows can be another mighty red enchantment.
As a matter of fact I would include less creatures that die at end of turn. Either that or include more recursion like Karmic Guide and Sun Titan. Try to find space for Kor Cartographer and Knight of the White Orchid as some of the only land-ramp in white.
Another major issue with the deck is your Sunforger. Where are the instants it will tutor for!? You need to improve that package with a lot of other cards. My suggestions for a decent boros package are Into the Core, Boros Charm, Swords to Plowshares, Return to Dust, Wild Ricochet and Master Warcraft.
Then card draw... I'd like to see (a lot) more, you will probably like to see more as well. But in boros that may be rough, sadly...
For boardwipes you have the classics (e.g. Day of Judgment) but you may find some interest in cards like False Prophet and Bearer of the Heavens. They can be very political and can prove a very literal threat with your commander. Otherwise opt for cards that offer versatility like Tragic Arrogance and Fell the Mighty.
Lastly, i would recommend taking a look at Brion's page on EDHRec. It's by no means the golden standard to pick cards from there, but it's a decent source of inspiration.
I hope this was at least a little bit insightful for you. It's always nice to see unconventional commanders and I would have loved to see a Brion deck at my table!
1 month ago
Some cool red enchantments to consider! Bitter Feud, Burning Earth, Confusion in the Ranks, Curse of Bloodletting, Dictate of the Twin Gods, Heat Stroke, Stranglehold, Tide of War, Vicious Shadows, Widespread Panic, etc.