Chain Reaction

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

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Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare
Worldwake (WWK) Rare

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Chain Reaction

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Chain Reaction deals X damage to each creature, where X is the number of creatures on the battlefield.

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Chain Reaction Discussion

Neotrup on Does Protection Stop Blanket Abilities?

5 days ago

Protection from red will prevent the 1 damage, but will not prevent the tapping, because the ability reads "those creatures" rather than "creatures dealt damage this way."

Protections prevents: Blocking (Thundermaw Hellkite can't block Akroma, Angel of Wrath) Equiping/Enchanting (Sluggishness can't enchant Akroma, Angel of Wrath) Damage (Chain Reaction can't damage Akroma, Angel of Wrath) Targeting (Act of Treason can't target Akroma, Angel of Wrath)

Protection only applies when relevant, preventing a portion of an ability, but not necessarily the whole thing. Thundermaw Hellkite won't damage Akroma, Angel of Wrath, but will still apply the rest of its effect, tapping it down.

RedUndead40 on Help me cut 5 cards ...

4 weeks ago

Oh snap I forgot Orochi Hatchery so had to add that lol. I cut Pia and Kiran. I think I have to keep Snake Basket though, it is decent early game because I can throw it out and let it sit around until ready to activate.

I also cut Chain Reaction although I feel like that's not a good idea. I will sideboard it for now.

Down to 101... the hardest cut!

Hyrs on Help My Narset Deck

4 weeks ago

Narset Suggestions:

This isn't super sorted, but I tried to keep similar effects together, sorted by cost as well.

General Tip - Since Narset can only cast things whenever they could be cast, instants are a big advantage

About Wraths - You won't want to cast them with Narset out, but it's better than dying(probably get 4-6)

Things to cut:

any equipment - equipment is okay, but since you don't get the equip cost for free you want to focus on low equip costs, or things that protect narset

about aura's - normally they're just card disadvantage but narset probably offsets that

bounce lands - (like Boros Garrison) are usually a little awkward and slow, in three colors you're better off with basics

Aether Gale - tricky since it needs six targets and that won't always be possible

Sea God's Revenge - bounce that only targets creatures usually isn't worth it in EDH, probably better to have hard removal

Breath of Fury - while decent if you have the creatures (and you have some token generation) it's probably not consistent enough, just run sorcs that give extra combats

Dissipation Field - often gives too much value to opponents, maybe even being a lure (lightmine field might be a decent replacement)

Dismiss Into Dreams - you're not targeting that often, and if you are it should be removal anyways

Assemble the Legion - Seems to slow to be effective

Throne of the God-Pharaoh - Need to go wide for this to be really effective

Suggestions:

_cheap$$(around or less than a dollar): _

Swords to Plowshares(removal) - excellent creature removal, cheap if you happen to draw it

Crib Swap(removal) - still exiles a creature outright, but 3cmc

Banishing Stroke (removal, tuck, utility) - expensive hard cast without narset/miracle but tucking is often better than destroying(worse than exiling)

Relentless Assault(extra combats) - Extra attack steps with Narset is dumb, do it

Fury of the Horde(extra combats) - extra attack steps (they're the best)

Boros Charm(protection, burn) - versatile, keeps narset alive

Return to Dust(utility removal) - Exiling artifacts and enchantments is better than not

Vandalblast(Mass artifact removal) - not an exciting card, but taking out only opponents artifacts cripples some decks

Sunforger(tutor/equipment) - only good if you have enough cards it can search for, is mana intensive but if you have enough cards it can fetch it'll be worth it

Lightmine Field(pillowfort/defense) - Narset can attack through it, and keeps token swarms off your back

Crawlspace(pillowfort/defense) - Against, stops large swarms, still you'll probably get hit by the two biggest creatures

Counterflux(counterspell) - strong counterspell, wins counter wars

Render Silent(counterspell) - Makes people sad, locks them out of whole turns

Insidious Will(counterspell, spell copy) - versatile, let's you copy stronger effects from narset as well

Reverberate(spell copy) - often is what you need it to be, can be a counterspell or raw value, great for piggybacking on green ramp

Wild Ricochet(spell copy) - copy a spell, twice!

Spelltwine(spell copy, recursion) - recursion is great since you're putting so much stuff in your graveyard

Call to Mind (recursion) - you have spells, may as well re-use the best ones

Mystic Retrieval (recursion) - same but with flashback!

Mirari(spell copying) - copying any instant or sorcery for three is a pretty good deal if you don't have to pay for the spell already

Clone Legion(wincon) - With how many etb creatures people run, this can be a game ender, or enough raw value to put you ahead

Blatant Thievery(card advantage, removal) - stealing things makes people mad, but it's very effective

Journeyer's Kite(ramp) - slower than rocks, but more reliable, a slow and steady way to get mana

Thaumatic Compass  Flip(ramp, utility) - like kite but only until 7 mana, then it's a nice form of creature protection

Brass's Bounty(ramp) - only good if you need a lot of mana one time

Chain Reaction(mass removal) - board dependent, and kills narset, sometimes you need more wraths

Day of Judgment(mass removal) - very strong

Final Judgment(mass removal) - against some decks destroying all creatures isn't enough, exiling is

_LANDS(can be boring, but are often a big part of how your deck performs): _

Command Tower - Must have in three colors

Mystic Monastery - Tapped lands aren't great, tri-color tap lands in your color are

Rogue's Passage(unblockable) - Being colorless is bad, being unblockable is good

not so cheap$$(around three or more dollars):

Path to Exile(removal) - a second StP, not all decks need it, but it is strong

Darksteel Plate(protection) - keeps your commander safer, isn't super powerful, cheap equip

Rite of Replication(wincon, value) - You still have to pay the kicker but this card is incredible

Waves of Aggression(extra combats) - take extra combats, plus you can play it from the graveyard

Wrath of God(mass removal) - it's the best, but day of judgment is as good 99% of the time

Austere Command(mass removal) - hit's only what you need it to hit, can ignore narset if necessary

Cyclonic Rift(mass removal) - one sided, but you have to pay for the kicker with narset, still can steal games

Blasphemous Act(mass removal) - often one mana

elgosu1337 on Kazarov Pingy Bois

1 month ago

Repercussion could be good to hurt your opponents while pinging their creatures. Chandra's Ignition on Kazarov can pump him up really hard and win games without attacking. Thornbite Staff helps untap your pingers. Basilisk Collar makes them lethal, but you might or might not want that effect. Dowsing Dagger  Flip is another good synergy since damaging the tokens will make Kazarov bigger.

I would recommend cutting the sorceries that only do 1 damage since those are not very card-efficient, except Wail of the Nim since it regenerates. Chain Reaction, Hour of Devastation, and Anger of the Gods could be good. Maybe even Star of Extinction and Swirling Sandstorm. Arcbond spreads the damage.

You might want your pingers to have higher toughness, or not be creatures so they don't get destroyed by your damage. You should also cut the creatures that only ping once like Bloodfire Dwarf and Chainwhirler. Shard Phoenix is way too expensive for 2 damage. Balefire Dragon is a classic for dealing damage to lots of creatures. Silverclad Ferocidons and Needletooth Raptor can amplify your pinging.

JuQ on Omnath Elemental/Landfall EDH

2 months ago

It depends on how many crads you want to remove. I usually start with the highest costs, big flashy cards are useless if you can't play them. Anyway most of the time they will be stolen, cloned, reanimated or casted for free from your library, or just be killed by some removal or board wipe, it's way better when your oponents spend resources against other players' creatures.

Avenger of Zendikar actually not that good. If left unchecked it can finish the game, but usually by your next turn you'll have a bunch of 2/3 plants which are still not so menacing. In a deck more dedicated to give board wide buffs to your creatures can perform better. Tokens are not elementals either.
Hateflayer I really like this creature a lot, and I want to find a deck where I can abuse it (vehicles maybe?), but just by itself, it's not that good, being an elemental just doesn't justify its inclusion.
Magmatic Force Yes, this creature is insane. You don't need to do anything it just sits there throwing lightning bolts here and there. Every turn that stays alive is producing value. But the cost is super high, so not really sure about remmoving it.
Phytotitan This card actually works with the deck, but I ended cutting it from mmy deck because it really wasn't enough for the cost, it doesn't comes back until you upkeep and comes tapped, so it's not that marvelous. The good part is it comboes perfectly with Incandescent Soulstoke, but it's the only creature that goes well with it. Most of the time you don't want to throw your elementals for one attack and then sacrificing them, do you?
Incandescent Soulstoke for the reason I previously stated. Just the +1/+1 to elementals won make this guy earn its spot.
Smokebraider not a bad card, but you don't have too many elemental spells. Playing green you have available all the mana dorks you can dream of, Whisperer of the Wilds will easily give you two greens to spend on whatever you want. But you should really start by getting a Sol Ring, an absolutely broken card that should had never existed that you can get for an stupily low price. Then, the next mana rocks to include would be Worn Powerstone, Thran Dynamo and also Overgrowth. You are trying to reach a really high costs, so you need cards that give you more than one mana, spending one card on ramping one mana just isn't enough, you need to get to 7.
Soulbright Flamekin Don't let all those red mana symbols fool you. You give it six colorless mana and it gives you eight red mana, so in fact it's just producing a net two mana, but you have to spend six before, bad deal.
Wayfarer's Bauble, Sakura-Tribe Elder and Rampant Growth As I said before, spending one card to get one land ahead just isn't enough. When you are in a rush to get to the fourth mana because that's the cost of your commander and you need it to get the deck rolling then that kind of cards are great, but if you ramp like that you'll run out of cards in hand and you still won't be able to cast Omnath. You need cards that give you more than one mana.
Rite of the Raging Storm the problem with this card is when you cast it what you really need is survival. On top of that, you won't get your token until your next turn.
Second Harvest It's a "win more" card. If you have a couple or more of the Omnath tokens to duplicate I'd say you are on a confortable situation and if the opponents dont do something against it soon they are going to be in a world of pain soon anyway. I rather have a card like Heroic Intervention to keep my position on the board in case of board wipe than trying to push a bit ahead and then risk wasting the card, but that is a personal preference.

In my experiencie, the biggest problem of the deck is that in the early game you are really weak and you run out of cards if you try to rush to seven mana. So you need cheaper creatures, more card draw, board wipes and some way to pillow fort yourself.
Arbor Colossus This guy may be what you need: big, cheap, with reach, and it can even destroy some naughty dragon who dare come too close.
Ohran Viper This creature is really nice, gives you cards (hopefuly it can get you a couple of them) and if it stays back to block works as deterrent.
Chain Reaction this card can be as wild as Blasphemous Act. You won't get a better board wipe for that mana in these colors.
Thaumatic Compass  Flip helps you get lands and later becomes protection from attacks, maybe it's worth trying it out here.
I would add one more sacrifice outlet just in case, like Altar of Dementia or Spawning Pit, you don't want your small elemental tokens exiling insted of going to graveyard.
Blade of Selves Is my secret weapon. When you equip Omnath with it and attack, the myriad copies are created at the same time and because of the legendary rule (copies of Omnath are also legendary) they are all put in the graveyard as soon as they are created and you'll get one trigger for each Omnath that was alive times each Omnath that died. After geting your calculator to work out the numbers you will see that it's a whole lotta damage.

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