Grisly Spectacle

Grisly Spectacle

Instant

Destroy target nonartifact creature. Its controller puts a number of cards equal to that creature's power from the top of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Grisly Spectacle Discussion

Mechanon on Lazav, Destroyer of Decks

2 months ago

Sewer Nemesis , Consuming Aberration , Bonehoard , Grisly Spectacle , Nighthowler , Sepulchral Primordial , Sublime Epiphany , Maddening Cacophony and Talent of the Telepath might be some helpful cards. Lazav is definitely a commander to be reckoned with if you have some milling or if one of your powerful creatures gets killed/countered. Playing Lazav against a Ghalta, Primal Hunger deck is lots of fun, since commanders dying/being countered count as entering the graveyard. There's lots of good mill cards that came out with Zendikar Rising as well.

Upyron on not quite mono black

1 year ago

I like to say this deck is very expensive, and won't work try to change some cards like 10: Grisly Spectacle try instead with Murderous Rider or you might prefer Spark Harvest this deck is based devotion but tolkens dont work on them do you know? you should change strategy or using better Mana/performance cost, Agonizing Remorse I really advise you to use this 2 sites to looking well your cards like http://mythicspoiler.com/ and magic official database you can google it with an advance search engine, try mtg Wiki as well!!

good luck

thom-le on Circu, Dimir Lobotomist

1 year ago

Nosema You wrote: "Hey, Thank you so much for responding. It was really helpful and I am close to finishing the deck but I REALLY like the idea of the Duskmantle Guildmage and Mindcrank combo. I was wondering whats the best way to trigger that. like the cheapest/easiest way for your opponents to all discard a card? Also do you try to play both at the same time or play 1 and then the other and risk it being destroyed? Thanks again!"

One strategy is to improve the mill technique. If you are playing different Counterspells than Didn't Say Please, Thought Collapse, Psychic Strike could be possible additions. Maybe consider Psychic Corrosion, Memory Erosion or Jace's Erasure, but I think those Enchantments are not in the theme of the deck.. Grisly Spectacle is better as a removal with mill, Jace's Archivist helps also the Notion Thief + Whispering Madness -combo. Pilfered Plans is card draw with mill.. so you have a nice pool of cards to choose from.

Another way is to get the Discard-Theme. Very annoying but also very effective. You still may play Windfall, Dark Deal and all those cards with such an effect. Painful Quandary is awesome but creates hate. A special combo could be High Market + Howltooth Hollow + Mindslicer if you are going deeper and deeper in the theme. Bottomless Pit, Oppression are fantastic cards. Bloodchief Ascension is so good for gaining life in the discard strategy, just think of this one.

In my opinion you play both cards, but you need some Counterspells in your hand. And you should have enough mana available..

Rasaru on

1 year ago

You've given a ton to think about, Valius! Much appreciated! A lot of what you mentioned makes sense. Initially, my goal was to build this deck around the $100 mark, so I didn't consider cards like Cyclonic Rift , Toxic Deluge , etc. But... things change! :)

I did have a follow up on Brainspoil . While I agree that Grisly Spectacle is a better card for the deck, I'm specifically using Brainspoil to tutor cards like Consuming Aberration and Traumatize .

Mind if I ask you a couple of more questions? When you were writing your 2 comments, I was in the process of adding 3 questions to my description above. You've already answered #2 pretty thoroughly. Mind taking a stab at questions 1 and 3 (I didn't forget about Bojuka Bog )? Thanks in advance!

Valius on

1 year ago

Cards you could remove to make space for better synergistic ones are:

Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker
Sire of Stagnation
Dreamborn Muse (I go back and forth on this but I still feel it’s worth taking out unless self mill is a strategy for you)
All your enchantments except Fraying Sanity
Aether Gale
Brainspoil ( Grisly Spectacle is better)
Dark Deal
Karn's Temporal Sundering
Intellectual Offering

If I was building this deck, that’s where I would start. Of course it’s your deck, and if anything is sentimental then by all means keep it in.

moysturizer on Phenax Mill

1 year ago

Bonehoard works great as a target for enchanting or as equipment to put on an untapper. Umbral Mantle can also pump+untap. I also like Grisly Spectacle for thematic instant speed removal.

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