Bend or Break

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Invasion (INV) Rare

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Bend or Break

Sorcery

Each player separates all lands he or she controls into two piles. For each player, an opponent chooses a pile. Destroy all lands in the chosen piles. Tap all lands in the other piles.

Bend or Break Discussion

Randomsome1 on Zu wish you conceded

8 months ago

Very Solid. There are some sub-optimal choices imo, but overall, nicely focused.

Shock is just not worth the slot in EDH. Leyline of Lightning is ok, but can be pretty mana intensive to keep using, especially in a land destruction deck, I don't see it being worth it. Guttersnipe is always nice, but with you creature wipes, you might kill it without a big payout. Keep an eye on how many X spells you have too, you might be shooting yourself in the foot, unless you add more artifact ramp, like a Fire Diamond and Ruby Medallion . Treasure Nabber can put everyone between a rock and a hard place if they are using artifact ramp. You'll also need some more card draw so that your single target removal keeps up with the board. Pyromancer's Goggles can help keep you up with 3 other players. If you fall behind, Acidic Soil and Price of Progress might be nice backups. Mana Web , War's Toll , Tectonic Instability might slow everyone down too.

Where is Blood Moon !? If you want to get pricey, Extraplanar Lens with Snow Covered Mountains is just mean with Blood Moon

Red has a huge weakness: Enchantments. You might want to add some enchantment hate, just in case. Even though they are costly Meteor Golem and Spine of Ish Sah are ok. Enchanter's Bane could fit in here real well.

I know you love your goblins, but I think Stuffy Doll is just better than Mogg Maniac . If you really want to anger people, mass land destruction is best: Ruination , Obliterate , Jokulhaups , Decree of Annihilation , and Impending Disaster are the most well known. Even an early game Tremble could be infuriating. If you your deck can get some tokens, or just fodder creatures Shivan Harvest might be fun. Mine Layer would cause a lot of frustration. So would Price of Glory , but it can hurt you too. I personally love Volcanic Offering because it can make someone mad at someone else. Bend or Break can divert some attention from you too.

Burning Earth Fits this deck pretty well. Maybe, Burning Sands too.

You don't need to take any of these suggestions, but they might be nice ideas for a sub theme, or a different way to think about how the deck could be run. I am not looking forward to this monstrosity lol

Elvish_Preshley on Karona

1 year ago

Thank you for commenting!

My deck tries to make others co-responsible for the outcome of my cards. Instead of Guided Passage, Intuition and Distant Memories I could have just put in stuff like Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor, but would take away the politics.

Not only the tutors follow these principles, but the same goes for mass removal Magister of Worth, Coercive Portal, Austere Command, land destruction Bend or Break, spot removal Council's Judgment, Diaochan, Artful Beauty, and reanimation Dawnbreak Reclaimer.

Another part of the deck is about making friends so I have some influence on their choices. I can do so by giving away tokens, life, counters, cards etc.

Overall the rest of the deck is mana fixing, drawing and pillow forting.

I'm still make a lot of changes after each game. Running 5 colours gives you so many options.

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I like your take on Karona, although it's it's really different from mine. You really went for the wall tribal theme. I can imagine that it's fun to play. You're not really a threat early in the game and quite annoying to deal with later on. If you haven't done so already, check this Karona Defender Build on Youtube

piedudecubed on Minotaur Commander

1 year ago

Target Minotaur is banned
Borderland Minotaur
Marauding Boneslasher
Abandon Hope isn't that good - hurts you more than opponent
Bend or Break hurts you as well - sure you want to destroy your own lands?
Replace Hijack with Insurrection
Onyx Goblet isn't good enough (1 damage is lame)
Nice job with Whip of Erebos
Replace Accelerate with Fervor
Check out Akroma's Memorial
I like Dark Deal - also put in Reforge the Soul and Wheel of Fortune
Check out cards like Door of Destinies, Obelisk of Urd, Vanquisher's Banner, etc
Add Rogue's Passage
You're playing black, find some cards to bring back all cards from your graveyard (like Rise of the Dark Realms)
Add the disk, as well as some anti board wipe cards
You need some double strike and multiple combat phases! Blood Mist and Savage Beating are some examples, there are better ones out there though

Overall good job though, looking like a mean deck

chadsansing on Chaos... CONTROL!

1 year ago

Nice - I bet this is fun.

Have you ever tested with Planeswalker's Fury or Planeswalker's Mischief? Bend or Break and Impending Disaster might also be "fun" :)

Happy brewing!

chadsansing on Chaos... CONTROL!

1 year ago

Nice - I bet this is fun.

Have you ever tested with Planeswalker's Fury or Planeswalker's Mischief? Bend or Break and Impending Disaster might also be worth trying with your playgroup.

Happy brewing!

P47Healey on Norin's in the Woodshed

2 years ago

Holy cow, Illicit Auction is badass.

Just to check, Norin is the Commander just for the lulz, right? As far as I can tell he doesn't combo well with any of the other cards.

I think that my main feedback is that it appears that the "fun" of this deck comes from three different things:

I would recommend moving away from the first group in favor of the latter two. Having creatures change ownership is more interesting if there are a lot of them. Perhaps consider going into RG or RGU? Green would allow more "everyone gets creature effects" and U would allow more coin flip/chaos effects.

Just an idea. This would be a good opportunity to use Prophet of Kruphix, though note she's officially banned for Commander.

EpicNinjaKing21 on

2 years ago

I like this. I forgot that Bend or Break even existed XD.

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