Violent Eruption

Violent Eruption


Violent Eruption deals 4 damage divided as you choose among any number of target creatures, players and/or planeswalkers.

Madness (If you discard this card, you may cast it for its madness cost instead of putting it into your graveyard.)

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Set Rarity
Commander 2019 (C19) Uncommon
Torment (TOR) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Violent Eruption Discussion

FelipeDos on Dack's Vampire Madness

8 months ago

Also, Faithless Looting should definitely be in here and Violent Eruption is pretty decent on theme removal.

I really like the idea here. Madness is super fun, and it's a way to use Dack without painting a target on yourself with Argent Mutation .

Araignee on BR Madness

2 years ago

Hi! Thanks for your deck, I am a big fan of non-UG madness myself.

Cards to consider, espcially if you feel mana-confident:Violent Eruption as it helps wipe out several smaller creatures and can be nice against aggro decks. Arc Trail works similarly and you can cast it from your hand.

I tried to put together a GR spellshaper madness and even though I have a weak spot for Bola Warrior, it is not very mana-efficient and you cannot use it outside combat, which is the main hinderance of most of your discard outlets. I would suggest Kris Mage who is cheaper to cast and more versatile, especially against aggros. Or you can use her to finish off a bigger creature. Or in the worst Undertaker.

If you are not playing against black and you feel you can muster toghether BB, Gorgon Recluse could be nice.

Any particular reason for not running the Twins of Maurer Estate since you feature them on the deck description?

As for discard outlets, what about Heir of Falkenrath  Flip?

unos on Chandra

3 years ago

I've seen 3 madness cards: Reckless Wurm, Fiery Temper, and Violent Eruption.

I'm thinking that while with Chandra Ablaze you can choose when you want to discard a red card (and gain both the benefits of +1 on chandra and a cheaper casting cost for the red madness card), with Pyromancer's Swath you cannot choose when to discard: it forces you to discard your hand every single turn (included the oponents') so you have to keep the mana open for madness at the end of every turn (if you don't reserve the mana you just "waste" the madness card) --> this constraint forces you to have only part of your mana at disposal in case you have a madness card in your hand, and Pyromancer's Swath on the field.

Pyromancer's Swath has a huge drawback with that forced discard the entire hand at every turn. I think that Chandra is a better "discard machine" for your madness, and Pyromancer's Gauntlet and Fire Servant seem better damage amplifiers than the Swath on almost every aspect (except for the cost).

Do you agree?

forevermayhem on Johan

3 years ago

I went through the rest of the cards in the shoebox and made the following tweaks. With the few cards I have, it looks like I can lead toward elf tribal. I should probably post this as a new deck because it's very much different.


In: Forgotten Cave, Contested Cliffs, Tranquil Thicket, 1 Forest, 1 Mountain


In: Clockwork Steed, Clockwork Swarm, Mobile Fort, Kelsinko Ranger, Nomad Decoy, Witch Hunter, Seasoned Marshal, Ardent Militia, Anger, Wall of Fire, Wall of Diffusion, Centaur Chieftain, Harvester Druid, Werebear, Wall of Ice, Sylvan Hierophant, Llanowar Knight, Llanowar Elves, Elvish Scrapper, Wellwisher, Wirewood Elf, Wirewood Herald, Skyshroud Elf, Fyndhorn Elder, Elvish Pathcutter, Symbiotic Elf, Heedless One

Out: Balduvian Barbarians, Centaur Rootcaster, Dire Wolves, Folk of the Pines, Horned Kavu, Hungry Mist, Ironroot Treefolk, Kavu Climber, Kei Takahashi, Krosan Tusker, Lightning Elemental, Marble Titan, Panther Warriors, Pincher Beetles, Rowan Treefolk, Ruham Djinn, Sawtooth Ogre, Soldevi Golem, Spined Wurm, Treespring Lorian, Viashino Grappler


In: Giant Growth, Run Wild, Moment's Peace, Wirewood Pride, Shatter, Lead Astray, Shield Wall, Accelerate

Out: Alabaster Potion, Ambush, Aura Blast, Blood Lust, Death Ward, Fiery Temper, Lightning Blast, Naturalize, Second Thoughts, Serene Offering, Soothing Balm, Thunderbolt, Violent Eruption


In: Defiant Stand, Sacred Nectar, Reckless Charge, Nature's Lore, Aftershock

Out: Desert Twister, Lava Axe, Nostalgic Dreams, Scorching Missile, Sizzle


In: Wild Growth, Serra's Embrace, Shackles, Primal Order, Elvish Guidance

Out: Arcane Teachings, Armor of Faith, Goblin War Drums, Granite Grip, Holy Armor, Primal Frenzy, Regeneration, Seton's Desire


In: Touchstone, Jade Monolith, Icy Manipulator

Out: Crown of the Ages, Thran Forge

CaptSillva on

3 years ago

Here are some strong and flavorful options for your deck. Hostility, Inferno Titan, Bogardan Hellkite, and Blasphemous Act are just good cards. Pyromancer's Goggles, Pyromancer's Gauntlet, and Inferno however are very flavorful for your commander. The goggles actually belonged to her and Inferno is her last ability.

There also seems to be a theme with dividing damage I find it kind of fun so Pyromancer's Swath could be good with this theme though risky. You would need some way of countering its negative effect. Anyway here are some good split damage spells. Arc Lightning, Avacyn's Judgment, Impact Resonance, Violent Eruption, Barbed Lightning, Cone of Flame, Searing Blood, and Searing Blaze.

I can see a lot of good options for making cuts if you want help with that.

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