Gratuitous Violence

Gratuitous Violence

Enchantment

If a creature you control would deal damage to a creature or player, it deals double that damage to that creature or player instead.

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Rare
Onslaught (ONS) Rare

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Legality

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

Gratuitous Violence occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Red: 0.26%

Gratuitous Violence Discussion

jconeil1988 on An Arrow to the Heel

2 weeks ago

Hi, Frd123 Thanks for the comment. Sublime Archangel used to be in here, and is the most likely to return among the three you suggested.

I don't like Angelic Benediction because of that mana cost, however, in my earlier scans, I missed the tap down ability. It is worth checking into, perhaps replacing Angelic Exaltation.

I've already have 3 damage doublers, and about the same in doublestrike enablers. For that reason alone, I think Gratuitous Violence is off the table as I don't want to go overboard. Currently with the set up as it is, it can go off as early as turn 7, more commonly turn 8-10 for the win.

Frd123 on An Arrow to the Heel

2 weeks ago

I would suggest Sublime Archangel, Gratuitous Violence and Angelic Benediction.

Multiple exalted triggers on same creature do stack and tapping your only blocker could be good. And Gratuitous Violence is a double strike that stacks with other effects.

Dragon-Marti on Klothys, God of Slugfests

2 weeks ago

There are a couple of more permanent Damige Doublers that I'd like a bit better than Quest for Pure Flame like Furnace of Rath and Gratuitous Violence. Also, if you want to be mean to people, I'm pretty sure you should try Ruric Thar, the Unbowed. I knwo he can hit you as well, but chances are people are gonna be more concerned with him. You can also try Zhur-Taa Druid because he fits in the theme and is ramp.

Try an mitigate some heavy loss of life with Loxodon Warhammer and Shadowspear and maybe include a tad bit more recursion. I'd also try running Wildfire just to mess with people, but you might need some help recovering from that.

McToters on Fireheart

2 weeks ago

Sweet brew! I really like the idea of Chandra tribal. Not sure if these suggestions will gel with the deck but they crossed my mind while looking at your list: Sunbird's Invocation to help speed up board state and casting things, Tectonic Instability and Price of Glory for some additional land hate, and any of the double-damagers Gratuitous Violence, Dictate of the Twin Gods, or Furnace of Rath.

How do you find the deck to play against other decks?

king-saproling on Hungry Dragon Queen

3 weeks ago

Looks good! I would suggest removing these cards as they might be overcosted or not as impactful as some others: Mage Slayer, Treacherous Terrain, Beast Within, Expedite, Savage Summoning, Surge of Strength, Descendants' Path, Bloodthorn Taunter, Harbinger of the Hunt, Kilnmouth Dragon, Prowling Serpopard.

Also you might like these: Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma, Heraldic Banner, Draconic Disciple, Knollspine Dragon, Worn Powerstone, Empowered Autogenerator, Gratuitous Violence, Mosswort Bridge, Spinerock Knoll, Hashep Oasis

Lanzo493 on The Nuclear Option

4 weeks ago

Gratuitous Violence and Chandra's Ignition would go great in this deck!

MRDOOM3 on Gishath, Prehistoric Shepherd

1 month ago

Door of Destinies , Metallic Mimic , Mirror Entity , Shared Animosity , Steely Resolve , Urza's Incubator , Cavern of Souls (only if you're willing to shell out the money), and Coat of Arms are some pretty nice tribal staples to put in here.

The worst thing that could happen to any creature-heavy deck if someone decides to pop a Supreme Verdict or a Merciless Eviction and wipe out your entire dino legion (trust me, I've played a game with my Trostani tokens deck where one of my opponents cast a Damnation, followed by a Mutilate on his next turn, and it was not too healthy for me). Heroic Intervention is a decent budget option to avoid this. If you're willing to dump some more money into this deck, Teferi's Protection is much more versatile creature evasion.

Asceticism is another decent card to have in a deck like this, along with Sylvan Library (again, only if you're willing to shell out the money for it, it's practically a staple in any EDH deck with green). If you can ramp up to it, Tooth and Nail is an AMAZING creature tutor that also lets you crap them out same turn.

Urabrask the Hidden is another nice little card that gives creatures haste, and Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger or Mirari's Wake can allow you to ramp up to higher numbers more easily.

Domri Rade 's ultimate is pretty decent for any face-smashing deck. Arlinn Kord  Flip's ultimate, along with Mage Slayer , and I suppose maybe even Siege Behemoth (though he kinda breaks the Dino tribal vibe a bit), allow you to skip that potential wall of chump blockers and/or pillowfort enchantments like Propaganda or Ghostly Prison. You also can run Triumph of the Hordes , Finale of Devastation , Savage Beating , World at War , or Relentless Assault if you really, really want to beat someone's face into a pulp.

Xenagos, God of Revels is nice for doubling Gishath's damage output, along with Gratuitous Violence and Berserkers' Onslaught , and hence, revealing more cards with Gishath, which means more dinos on the field. Strionic Resonator can double that triggered ability for even more cards revealed.

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