Chain of Vapor

Chain of Vapor


Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand. Then that permanent's controller may sacrifice a land. If the player does, he or she may copy this spell and may choose a new target for that copy.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Uncommon
Onslaught (ONS) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Noble Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Leviathan Legal

Chain of Vapor occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Blue: 0.26%

UBR (Grixis): 0.48%

Chain of Vapor Discussion

SynergyBuild on Spellchaser Revisited

2 weeks ago

Look, Chain of Vapor kills lage, it's a token, why just prevent damage.

Honestly I am upset too, and I apologize if it came out that way, but you have repeatedly said I broke rules while incorrectly stating them.

Again, instead of Fog, just run Karakas if you are actually scared of it, that's a land that shuts down the whole archetype. Fog is a joke. Scared of field too? Echoing Truth deals with either. Luckily, truth is really budget too, so, that's always good!

Now onto the rules, that GoblinElectromancer made so elegantly in comparison to you changing, 75 cards in a deck, Mental Misstep and Force of Will aren't banned (as of us writing this at least, and he previously claimed my deck wastunning banned cards), you editing this post to make it seem like you always had 75 in the card slot isn't tricking anyone.

You misquoted shadow63, where I requoted him properly. You lied and said his exact quote was "You either run burn, mill, or tokens, right?" Which implies only those archetypes due to the word "either", which wasn't his exact quote, as it was "So burn or mill or tokens?" Which just asks if those seem like good archetypes in the format, not pretending that they were the only ones.

I never said shadow63 solved it, you are trying to quote him, lied about his words to make him sound stupid or naive when he is an excellent deck builder and understands more decks exist, and then attempted to say you knew better and made a fancy new deck I had already mentioned and tested before you even heard about the format.

And you're angry and regretful? Be more regretful. Don't lie, don't change words around pretending you weren't wrong, read the rules of the format, be a decent user on this forum.

Daedalus19876 on Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Vadrok EDH [PRIMER]

4 weeks ago

xander11: Chain of Vapor is an all-star, I'm a huge fan. Faithless Looting has been solid, and Rielle, the Everwise does great things with it -- it helps me pitch useful spells into GY to recast with Vadrok.

xander11 on Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Vadrok EDH [PRIMER]

4 weeks ago

Has Chain of Vapor and Faithless Looting done much for you? I know you're cutting two cards from the deck is why I ask

Dredge4life on Cheapskate Talrand (Competitive, Budget $75)

1 month ago

If the plan is to Polymorph, I would cut the Deadeye/Drake package, and just run Oracle/Leveler. I think the better plan is to always know that Talrand is lethal if Mass Polymorph resolves. Other than that, I would probably try and lower the curve a little. Cut some of the more expensive countermagic and run things like Winds of Change and Chain of Vapor. Dispel and Miscast should also be in here, and maybe even Foil for another free hard counter. It’s bad, but we don’t have access to Force, and losing three cards is better than losing the game.

Let’s cut some of the other expensive win cons like Sphinx-Bone Wand to run a few more mana rocks, like Coldsteel Heart and Sky Diamond. We only have one primary win condition now, but it’s much more effective and resilient, and we can keep our combat damage backup plan. If we really wanted to, we could play Proteus Staff to try and stack our deck in the event we draw both combo pieces/have had them killed, but I think that’s just super greedy and going to be a liability most of the time.

Amass the Components could be See Beyond. That way, we could keep the escape option if we accidentally draw our wincons, but we lower the cost by two. We could also shave Distant Melody and replace it with Chart a Course. It might be less cards total, but it’s half the price, and is always letting us see two cards. Careful Study could be in here too.

That’s all I can think of for now, but I really like this concept. Mostly, we just really need to bring down this curve. Best of luck!

Copied from my response on reddit.

SynergyBuild on [cEDH Primer] Breya the Malevolent

1 month ago

Hey! Big fan of Breya, love the number of comboes XD

Why are you running Street Wraith, Vindicate, and Path to Exile over more blue spell that are similar or better that would also support Force of Will, 23 other blue spells to support it is a little thin, so I'd recommend Force of Negation, Chain of Vapor, and Dovin's Veto, with possibly Pongify/Rapid Hybridization if your meta is Aggressively creature based!

lullelukas on The Wolf of Maul Street [8]

2 months ago

New update incoming:

I've reevaluated some of the cards in the deck and found that some underperform.

Cold-Eyed Selkie is a very good card that does do what the deck wants to do, but the deck doesn't want Selkie to be the one doing it.

Chain of Vapor and Quickling are too narrow to justify a spot. While I do feel we could use more ways to have Ukkima leave the battlefield, there are other cards that let us do that better, or serve other purposes as well. (Culling the Weak and Putrefy respectively).

Negate has had an upgrade.

Cold-Eyed Selkie --> Narset, Parter of Veils

Chain of Vapor --> Clockspinning

Quickling --> Isochron Scepter

Negate --> Narset's Reversal

Brogan54 on Oloro, Ageless Ascetic

2 months ago

My recommendations :

I think most people will tell you that Oloro offers little competitive advantage to you compared to other esper commander like Zur (who can fetch Necropotence into play) or even Aminatou (who is a combo piece in the command zone). I think upsides for Oloro would be that he can do larger ad nauseam and possibly can even run Humility which few decks can win while it is on the board.


Teferi's Protection

Rhox Faithmender

Debt to the Deathless



Merciless Eviction

Anguished Unmaking


Thran Dynamo


Mox Tantalite

Phyrexian Arena

Twilight Prophet

Crypt Ghast

Winds of Abandon


Search for Azcanta  Flip

I would first add better ramp, better draw, potential Stax, tutors and then other win cons.


Dark Ritual

Fellwar Stone

Mox Diamond

Talisman of Hierarchy

Talisman of Progress

Copy Artifact

Mox Opal

Cabal Ritual

Grim Monolith

Lotus Petal

Dramatic Reversal


Ad Nauseam

Night's Whisper



Whispering Madness




Verity Circle (good against dorks)

Plunge into Darkness (a good Impulse)

Mindblade Render

Sygg, River Cutthroat


Drannith Magistrate

Aven Mindcensor

Cursed Totem

Notion Thief


Blind Obedience

Rest in Peace

Torpor Orb


Mental Misstep




Spell Pierce

Spell Snare


Tale's End


Chain of Vapor

Gilded Drake

Yahenni's Expertise

Into the Roil

Blink of an Eye


Vampiric Tutor

Imperial Seal

Transmute Artifact


Whir of Invention

Praetor's Grasp


Academy Rector


CONSULT COMBO Demonic Consultation

Tainted Pact

Jace, Wielder of Mysteries

Laboratory Maniac


Ad Nauseam (draw whole deck, can Windfall and make everyone die while AG means you can't lose

Helm of Obedience

Rest in Peace / Leyline of the Void

Heliod Walking Ballista

Approach of the Second Sun

Dramatic Scepter

Isochron Scepter

Rocks that produce at least three mana total (outlet is extort with blind obedience or crypt ghast) If have pristine Talisman gain infinite life, which is infinite draw with commander

Didn't look at landbase

RNR_Gaming on Upgraded Aminatou

2 months ago

Just some cheap suggestions

Narset, Parter of Veils


Chain of Vapor

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