Skewer the Critics

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Skewer the Critics


Spectacle (You may cast this spell for its spectacle cost rather than its mana cost if an opponent lost life this turn.)

Skewer the Critics deals 3 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker.

SufferFromEDHD on Adventures in Legacy Burn

4 months ago

Sunbaked Canyon is a must add. Card draw for burn is crucial. White opens up the sideboard for unique tech.

Skewer the Critics another playset of lightning bolts.

Grim Lavamancer I'm still a fan but has fallen out of favor.

wallisface on Burn Out

5 months ago

I’d suggest dropping the Magma Jet (2 damage is too little) and Vexing Devil (its too easy for your opponent to play around and make it a useless draw) in place of full-playsets of Skewer the Critics and Goblin Guide (both are solid) and two copies of Light Up the Stage (usually draws you through to more burn).

SufferFromEDHD on Roasted

6 months ago

Although I am an EDH aficionado I too am a fan of the cheapest and fastest deck in Legacy.

Risk Factor might be worth a spot.

Skewer the Critics definetly worth a spot.

Sunbaked Canyon easy add. Opens up white utility in the sideboard.

tysrob53 on Modern boros aggro (with results)

9 months ago

Hey, owenger. Thank you for the suggestions, the Play with Fire is definitely a better version of Shock that I'll be switching over to.

With the Skewer the Critics I have been contemplating that the entire time and my biggest hold back was that it's sorcery speed and requires some sort of other damage first to be feasible.

I think I'm going to have to do a bit more testing to see which works slightly better than the other and then go from there. I think you may be right overall though, Skewer the Critics will probably be the better option just to fit a but more damage out

owenger on Modern boros aggro (with results)

9 months ago

Hi, cool deck! I have a few suggestions. Play with Fire is a strictly better Shock, so I would say that is a worthy swap. However, I would suggest to go straight to something like Skewer the Critics as your spells should deal 3 damage preferably.

TriusMalarky on Any advice? (Burn)

9 months ago

You say this is Burn -- is this intended to be aggressive? Cause this isn't aggressive.

If you want to go real Burn, the highest mana cost in your deck is 3 and that's because Rift Bolt, Light Up the Stage, and Skewer the Critics disguise themselves as bad.

If you'd prefer bigger stuff, I recommend some form of "Big Red" strategy -- start with 4x Glorybringer and 4x Bonecrusher Giant.

TheVectornaut on The Burn deck

1 year ago

The best way to power up this deck would probably be to find lower CMC alternatives to Lightning Strike and Searing Spear , plus something a little stronger than Shock . Lava Spike and Rift Bolt are some popular options. With Thermo-Alchemist being an easy source of damage on demand, spectacle cards like Skewer the Critics and Light Up the Stage would be my personal choices. You also have a lot of lands for burn, so maybe Shard Volley or Searing Blaze could be on the table. Finally, any cantrip becomes a lot better with all of your creatures caring about them. In mono-red, the best options would probably be Manamorphose , Tormenting Voice / Cathartic Reunion , or Needle Drop .

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