Break Through the Line


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Fate Reforged Uncommon

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Break Through the Line


: Target creature with power 2 or less gains haste until end of turn and can't be blocked this turn.

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Break Through the Line Discussion

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Grenzo, Havoc Raiser

1 day ago

Break Through the Line accelerates your creatures and helps get those triggers off of Grenzo.

Bedlam ensures every creature you attack with will consistently trigger Grenzo's abilities, and makes swinging for lethal a lot easier.

Oblivion Sower rips more cards off your opponent's library, and is also a nice big creature.

Pyreheart Wolf is another cheap, resilient creature that gives all your attackers evasion.

Berserkers' Onslaught is another card that presses the offensive by giving your creatures a powerful ability.

Beetleback Chief and Siege-Gang Commander each spam out tokens, allowing you to go wide and get as many triggers off Grenzo as possible.

Rogue's Passage has an ability that works well in this list.

Frenzied Goblin is a cheap 1-drop with a relevant ability.

Legion Loyalist has an ability that's absolutely incredible with a token swarm. Also can be played early on.

SaberTech on Redheads have anger issues

1 week ago

I like chaosumbreon87's suggestion of Angel of Finality.

Restoration Angel can save a creature from removal, and interacts well with a few of your other creatures.

Adarkar Valkyrie helps protect your creatures and can potentially steal the creatures that your opponents chump-block with.

A few other cards worth considering are Iroas, God of Victory so that it's easier for your creatures to attack, Boros Charm for protection against wraths, Break Through the Line to make Kaalia hasty and unblockable, and Phyrexian Reclamation to give your deck more resilience against removal.

StopShot on Dark Phoenix, Who Frowns At Fun

1 week ago

@foxboy93, for Hexproof I'd recommend pairing with Impact Tremors or Zulaport Cutthroat. That aside I feel even if you're to go for the kill with a sac engine you should be running Goblin Bombardment and give a moderate consideration to Blasting Station since its still better to win ten times out of ten than nine times out of ten, but I'm incredibly picky so its just my perspective on the matter. I just don't like small loop-holes that ruin the combo you assembled.

I feel like a non-graveyard based combo is a really big question to answer. If your deck generates mana like no ones business I'd recommend Mana Echoes + Myr Matrix for the slow terrifying kill your opponents can't stop. Another cute one is Sword of Feast and Famine + Aggravated Assault and if you're really banking to have every hit connect I'd suggest putting in Key to the City, Darkest Hour, Break Through the Line, Nether Traitor, and Mogis's Marauder. If you want a combo that involves putting in even smaller spells you could try risking it to build Isochron Scepter + Final Fortune + Sundial of the Infinite in which Shred Memory would be a good friend of yours which tutors any of the pieces of this infinite turn combo. My personalized non-graveyard combo is Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Thornbite Staff and then take any creature and a Goblin Bombardment to sac the token copies infinitely.

DragonFaceEater on Angels and Demons and Dragons, OH MY!

2 weeks ago

Run Hellkite Charger. You can cheat it out, pay , then cheat something else out. Also, Goblin Tunneler, Break Through the Line, Fear, Rogue's Passage, and Shizo, Death's Storehouse would break the game, allowing you to swing in every turn unblocked without having to worry about Kaalia dying.

Kevaka on Breaking Boundaries

2 months ago

PyroMechanical it's the reason this deck has won many games. Goblins can be chump blocked and killed. Break Through the Line allowes you to keep up your aggressive meta no mater the board state. Even if your opponents control no creatures, it can be a benifitial haste engine.

Courtney43 on Frontier Atarka Goblins

2 months ago

Have you thought about Goblin Rabblemaster, Break Through the Line, or Collateral Damage? Goblin Rabblemaster gives you another creature to swing with, Break Through the Line gives your big creatures a way to swing unchecked (they will still be unblockable once their atk goes higher than 2), and Collateral Damage gives your dieing creatures purpose one last time, activate when something is about to die and sacrifice it to bolt something as it goes.

griz024 on Alesha, Who Smiles at Infinity

3 months ago

Ya i think grenzo wants lots of bodies attacking every turn. He would be a lot of fun in a goblin deck with him or Krenko, Mob Boss at the helm.

Now don't get me wrong, i think Break Through the Line is a solid card in an alesha deck. Break Through the Line + Master of the Cruelties is a hilariously evil wincon. I just think Key to the City is a better card overall.

Yes alesha is a cruel mistress. I continuously tweak my deck as well. You have to consider almost every card in every new set with high cmc and low power. I am currently teasting out Noosegraf Mob for example because it seems like a token machine gun in a multi-player edh game

griz024 on Alesha, Who Smiles at Infinity

3 months ago


You are correct about Ankle Shanker and Alesha's ability it is a nonbo, but i still luv this card. I consider him the mardu Craterhoof Behemoth. In the sense that i leave him in my hand until it is alpha strike time.

Grenzo, Havoc Raiser was a pretty solid inclusion, as long as i was going wide. Attacking with swarms of tokens while grenzo is out is tons of value. I considered him a card draw engine.

Derp! The word repeatable should be in front of sac outlet! Thx for catching that!

While i do miss Break Through the Line sometimes, i consider Key to the City an overall more useful card. It lets alesha get through in combat, feeds her reanimate ability, and lets me draw a card the next turn.

Tyvm for the comment, and i will check out your deck once i am done doing some housekeeping with mine

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