Cataclysm

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Tempest Remastered (TPR) Mythic Rare
From the Vault: Annihilation (V14) Rare
Exodus (EXO) Rare

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Cataclysm

Sorcery

Each player chooses from among the permanents he or she controls an artifact, a creature, an enchantment, and a land, then sacrifices the rest.

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Cataclysm Discussion

jakethewhale007 on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*

1 day ago

First off, I am in love with this deck! Very well done; it seems like a work of art. I really want to build this deck, but I am constraining myself to a ~$250 budget. I'd still like it to be as competitive as possible for that pricepoint, although I acknowledge that I'll have to make sacrifices until I can acquire some of the better cards. I am thinking that the best way for me to keep it competitive at this lower price point is to run the MLD package (unless you think it would be stronger without it). I would be very grateful for any insight you could offer.

1) Based on your response to someone else, you recommended removing Aggravated Assault and Argentum Armor for Ruination and Cataclysm. You also recommended removing Gift of Immortality for Armageddon, but to be honest, I am having such a hard time making that cut because of all the synergy that Gift has with the creatures in this deck. Is that really the best cut to make room for it?

2) I've made the following budget changes to your list to fit within my constraints, but I would love to hear your feedback about my changes and if I ended up going off the rails and altering it too much. I will provide a link to my list below, but the summary of changes I made are as follows:

OUT: Land Tax, Mana Crypt, Mana Vault, Memory Jar, Mox Opal, Scroll Rack, Umezawa's Jitte, Wheel of Fortune, Sword of Fire and Ice, Aggravated Assault, Argentum Armor

IN: Rogue's Gloves, Mind Stone, Worn Powerstone, Reforge the Soul, Star Compass, Mask of Memory, Mask of Avacyn, Chandra Ablaze, Scythe of the Wretched, Ruination, Cataclysm.

I know some of those inclusions might seem a bit janky. My thought process was that, since Land Tax and Scroll Rack are a draw engine, I would replace them with Rogue's Gloves and Mask of Memory, which also draw. In place of the 3 mana rocks I cut, I swapped them with Mind Stone, Star Compass, and Worn Powerstone. Finally, I substituted Memory Jar with Reforge the Soul, which has a similar wheel effect for the same cmc (or less with miracle), and I substituted Wheel of Fortune with Chandra Ablaze (mini wheel that will probably get value from forcing opponents to discard larger hands and draw to 3). I substituted the sword of fire and ice with the scythe, because that sword generates value, which the scythe seems to come the closest to replicating for a cheaper price (the only difference being that I get to summon the blocking creature instead of drawing a card and pinging something for 2).

Do these sound like reasonable changes to preserve the spirit of the deck? If you have other suggestions, I am definitely open to hearing them.

My decklist: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/avacyn-the-purifier-budget/

Josh_Estrella on Something Happened on the Way to Heaven

4 days ago

I like this deck a lot, this is a sweet idea - board wipe theme with Avacyn. I would consider swapping out Cataclysm with another board wipe. Cataclysm forces you to sacrifice, and you'll need to do that even if your creatures are indestructible. I think you would benefit from a normal boardwipe like Kirtar's Wrath to take advantage of your commander's ability.

MRDOOM3 on Arandomlife

1 week ago

I would suggest that you add in more pillowfort enchantments, because, well, you're bound to get pummeled in the face sooner or later. Ghostly Prison, Windborn Muse, Koskun Falls, Propaganda, Sphere of Safety, Collective Restraint, Dissipation Field, No Mercy, Aurification, and Peacekeeper all work. One nice combo you can run is Energy Field + Rest in Peace (You can no longer take damage as long as those enchantments remain on the field).

If you're aiming for a more oppressive control deck, you also can throw in Fatespinner, Frozen AEther, Blind Obedience, Torpor Orb, Hushwing Gryff, Iona, Shield of Emeria (especially funny when you're playing against a monocolor deck), Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Meishin, the Mind Cage, Indulgent Tormentor, Painful Quandary, Angelic Arbiter... I could go on and on and on.

I'm not sure about the status of your playgroup, but I also would suggest sweepers like Cataclysm, Tragic Arrogance, Mutilate, Cyclonic Rift, basically any sweeper that says "Sacrifice", "Bounce" or "-X/-X" to account for cards like Avacyn, Angel of Hope.

MRDOOM3 on Oloro, Lifegain Winner

1 week ago

Aetherflux Reservoir serves as another nice wincon. If you want to put in the money, you also can toss in Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond for a nice "piss-off-your-friends-wincon". Celestial Convergence and Test of Endurance work as well.

If I were building Oloro, I would definitely put in some more pillowfort cards, because, face it, you're bound to get attacked sooner or later. Aurification, No Mercy, Koskun Falls, Windborn Muse, Propaganda, and maybe Sphere of Safety are all really good here.

I also would suggest more sweepers like Cyclonic Rift, Cataclysm, Mutilate, Tragic Arrogance, etc. to account for cards like Avacyn, Angel of Hope. But what do I know, maybe no one in your playgroup runs her.

I also would suggest cards like Boon Reflection, Rhox Faithmender, and Alhammarret's Archive to double Oloro output.

I am literally typing this right before class, so this, unfortunately, is all I can say for now. Hope my suggestions (or giant wall of text, whatever you want to call it) helped, and good luck with the deck.

TheWallinator74 on Arahbo and Cats of Old

1 week ago

Some board wipes you could consider:

Akroma's Vengeance

Cataclysm

Harsh Mercy

Hour of Revelation

Sublime Exhalation

Tragic Arrogance

Wave of Vitriol

Nevinyrral's Disk

Other spot removal you could use:

Swords to Plowshares

Krosan Grip

Return to Dust

Sylvan Reclamation

As well, I think your deck could make use of the fight mechanic and similar effects.

TeferisBitchboy on Shu yun yo face

3 weeks ago

Hey, nice deck man. I considered making a Shu Yun deck for duel commander myself, but ended up making Ruhan. Have you tried running Cataclysm? Seems perfect for a deck like this. Despite bringing your mana down, you have enough efficient spells, I assume you'd still come out on top 90% of the time. Also, what are your thoughts on Spellskite, Mental Misstep, and Stubborn Denial?

Adderbane on Brave. Stupid, But Brave. (Sigarda Solo Voltron)

3 weeks ago

I've found that Tragic Arrogance and Cataclysm are really effective in Sigarda commander decks.

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