Vicious Shadows

Vicious Shadows

Enchantment

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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Set Rarity
Shards of Alara (ALA) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Noble Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal

Vicious Shadows occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Vicious Shadows Discussion

griffstick on Trouble in Pandemonium

1 week ago

I'd say add in Vicious Shadows and Stalking Vengeance to the mix and turn the Pandemonium against them for killing your shit.

Blobby_Bobby on Who Needs Friends Anyway?

1 week ago

With the cards that allow opponents to draw, Vicious Shadows might have a place.

lupin5th on Zurzoth, Devil Commander

1 week ago

Runehorn Hellkite, Dragon Mage, Stalking Vengeance are some good non-devil creatures that work well with him. You'd also want Temple Bell in the deck if you're going to be sacrificing creatures Mass Mutiny, Mob Rule are good options, enchantment burn options that aren't the god of the forge, Impact Tremors, Warstorm Surge, Vicious Shadows.

laserdisque on Stangg, Double the Trouble (Competitively Casual)

2 weeks ago

I think that Felhide Spiritbinder deserves a closer look. There are no ways in the deck to take take advantage of his untap ability besides just attacking. I know this deck wants to make tokens, and this seems like the worst ability that does that, that deal non combat damage with effects, so perhaps something like Furnace of Rath or Dictate of the Twin Gods could be nice instead.

Stalking Vengeance seems to cost to much for the effect on a card that is easily interacted with. For the same mana cost you could run Vicious Shadows. It has the upsides of triggering on all creature deaths and being an enchantment which is harder to interact with than a creature.

Finally, Fires of Yavimaya seems like a cut to me. Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded could be an interesting choice here. It has pretty decent synergy with the decks general plan and grants haste to your bois. Samut, Tyrant Smasher seems a bit better as well.

Crow-Umbra on Nice in the Sac

1 month ago

Thanks JRaynor! I kinda wish that Kels was Grixis, so I could throw in Vicious Shadows, or some of the R/B Wither creatures.

I do have a -1/-1 counter list with Kels at the helm. It features stuff like Yawgmoth, Thran Physician, Crumbling Ashes, Blowfly Infestation, Nest of Scarabs and Necroskitter, but it feels less focused than this list. I'll likely revisit it and make it public.

griffstick on What is your favorite combo ...

1 month ago

This combo requires timing but it's my combo.

Vicious Shadows

Then

Blasphemous Act

You can add Mirage Mirror to make it more potent

chriscross25 on The one and only Black Rose, Marchesa

1 month ago

Last_Laugh Thanks for your comments. To your suggestions:

Spellskite: seems like a perfect card for Marchesa. I will put this in. :D

Metallic Mimic: same as spellskite. I will put this in. Seems really strong!

Glen Elendra Archmage: i thought about this card already and the potential lock. For me it is not fun to play such a lock since i want a good time with my playgroup. :D Similar reasons with Oona's Blackguard/Sadistic Hypnotist. Discard seems a good control aspect but put instantly me as a target. I have to figure it out if and how i can use these in the future.

Sower of Temptation:Was one of the last cuts for me. My thinking with Thalakos Deceiver is that he fits very well in this deck for some reasons. First he can sac himself what i already want to get him back. Second he synergies very well with Marchesa's dethrone ability. Give him the +1+1counter and sac him afterwards. But i need to test it to evaluate the card.

Fleshwrither: Seems good with all the 4 drops. I personally like to play with no or less tutors which makes every game quite diffrent. I guess for mimic and spellskite i will drop one or two 4 drops.

About Vicious Shadows and Stolen Strategy: Vicious shadows is a card i want to build around for a long time. Since my playgroup will draw a lot of cards this card seems good within this deck to punished it. Stolen strategy is one of my pet cards :D It works kinda with the theme of the deck and is usefull for card draw/advantage and removal!! because the cards stay at exile :D

Btw. I checked and upvote your list out and i think it is really good and a nice name :D

Tylord2894 on If the Vicious Shadows is ...

2 months ago

For reference, you can surround a card name with two brackets, "[", in order for a card name to show it's picture.

The damage from Vicious Shadows will not be doubled due to Gisela, Blade of Goldnight post board wipe. In order for a replacement effect, like that of Gisela, to apply it must exist at the time of the event it is replacing.

Let's say I control Vicious Shadows and Gisela, Blade of Goldnight when my opponent casts Wrath of God. My Gisela will die which will trigger Shadows. When the trigger from Shadows goes to resolve, it's damage isn't doubled because Gisela isn't there to modify it.

In short, Gisela needs to be out when damage is dealt in order to modify it.

Hope this helps!!

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